Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The bright side

There’s nothing to lift your spirits more than a bit of appreciation. First I get it in the form of your outpouring of admiration for my crocheting efforts and then I go and get an award from the rather marvellous Taz at Ratbag.
I wouldn’t have necessarily called myself a looking on the bright-side person – always thought I was kind of moody and sarcastic and generally a bit of a pessimist, but I guess it doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. A new flavour of Pringles you say? Cue happy dance in the middle of the crisps and snacks aisle in Tesco.
Anyway I’m not one to turn down a bit of attention so I will continue to bask in the glory for a while longer before reluctantly passing it on to the next person.

The rules:
1. List Top 10 things that make you happy
2. List 5 trivia things about me
3. Share with 5 people and ask them to do the same
4. Link the blogs you choose and link the blog of the person who gave it to you

Things that make me happy:
1. Cats. All cats in general and Fred and Lily specifically. If I'm on the street and see one I will be stopping to try and touch it.
2. Crisps. Still and for always. Praise be to the salty god.
3. Crochet. Now that I've begun to crack it I am really enjoying it. Like really. Like so much it annoys me when things stop me from crocheting. Like work.
4. Spring. I spy with my little eye, blossom. And it's good.
5. The sun. It's hot its hat on and it's coming out to play. And it means lunch outside in Queens Gardens instead of sitting my little windowless box of an office.
6. Glee. It's just....gleeful. It makes me very happy and I've been quite miserable during its random 3 week break, but it's back on Monday!
7. Getting away. I'm going away for the weekend to see my cousin down south and I'm very much looking forward to it, I haven't seen her for ages and fun is bound to be had.
8. Stitch & Bitch. My little Thursday night activity and an exciting project on the go. I am definitely going to tell you about that soon.
9. Tea. Nothing like a big mug of it in the evening.
10. Shoes. I got the box of spring/summer shoes out the other day and felt almost giddy. There were so many that I'd forgotten about (which is worrying I know).
The triva:
1. I am left handed. And ridiculously proud of the fact in a way righties (and let’s be honest most lefties) don’t understand. It’s like being a member of a very cool club. Full of left handed people. Imagine it. The mind boggles.
2. I have ridiculously long toes that I call Fingoes (geddit? They’re long like fingers but they’re toes. It’s a laugh a minute with me.)
3. I was banned from watching The Crystal Maze when I was young because I got too stressed out watching it (there’s a blog post in that story)
4. I have a small scar near my left eye which looks like a botched attempt at an eyebrow piercing but is actually a scar from getting punched in the face about 6 years ago (there’s definitely a blog post in that story)
5. I am terrified of moths and butterflies (yeah I know it doesn’t make sense). If you want to see me freak out and make a twat out of myself then put me near one of them – you’ll never see me move faster.

The 5 blogs:
1. Kelly @ Kelly’s Recipes for Life
2. Victoria @ Florence & Mary
(those first two – seriously deserving of this award – no hint of drama, everything in life is wonderful, I need to take a lesson from the pair of them!)
3. The Curious Cat – because she is adventuresome and brave
4. Tabiboo – I would like to steal her life by the sea
5. Suzie @ Itch2stitch.com - She is brilliant, no other words for it. And most definitely, absolutely, positively someone who looks on the bright side.

Take it, go, fly my pretties. I’m going to take the award as inspiration and go off to make a list of why my life isn’t falling apart at the moment. Bright side is the key phrase.


Kelly said...

Ha ha you made me laugh! We are quite un dramatic aren't we! ha ha!
Thank you so much for the award I had seen it on other's blogs and hoped I would get given it! I'll be posting it as soon as possibel!

Florence and Mary said...

Ahhh you're so kind thank you!!!

I wonder if our other friends will think the same about Kelly & I!!!

Victoria xx

PS We've both lefties too!!!

Itch2stitch.com said...

OOOh thank you so much! It is a pretty award too isn't it, and what kind things you say about me! I am really rather blushed now! I shall post it on Friday. I loved reading your lists, fingoes! That made me laugh! I imagined you like a monkey, no wonder you have crocheted your squares so fast... I know your secret now! I can just see in my minds eye, you sat busily crocheting away, a cushion with your hands and a blanket with your fingoes! Hee hee! Thank you so much again! Suzie xxx

Taz said...

Looking forward to all these blog posts of the future.
I have fingoes too and can (well I used to be able to haven't tried for a while) write with my toes. :o

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Very cool! Thank you for the smile on my face. :o) BTW I put up a post on the heart n shells motifs that I posted about. When you get a chance take a look see. I know you can do them, I have faith in you.

Boomka said...

Your stitch and bitch club sounds a lot better than my "Grab and Stab" club. Its a club where we basically walk the streets and find people who look mean and then, well, I mean its pretty self explanatory. So, yea... yours seems more productive.

Tabiboo said...

Oooooo...thank you missus - I think I have another award somewhere I need to say thanks for properly, but until I get round to it, like most things (ho hum) - 'Thank you!'

Have a lovely day,

Nina xxx

The Curious Cat said...

Aww thank you sweetie! Will have to pass on the love soon...though when I'll get a chance right now I'm not sure but I shall! I'm very intrigued about those two potential blog stories...do tell soon!!! xxx

J said...

Tee Hee - Fingoes.
I can't wait to hear about your Crystal Maze story. The contestants used to drive me to distraction too, though I was never banded from watching it. I remember that there used to be a Crystal Maze game in my local pub, which you couldn't get me off.
Hope your head's in a better place this week.