I have received this Stylyish Blogger Award from
Catherine at Dispatches of the Deise,
Gen of Living on Earth
and Trisha of Words + Stuff
OhThank you, Thank you and Thank you again!
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Big silly grin on face, feeling delighted with myself etc. etc.
The Rules of this award are:
1. Link to the person/persons who bestowed me with this lovely award. Thank you ladies! Three great blogger friends. If you don't follow them, well what are you waiting for!
2. Tell you seven things about myself. hemmm, can I think of seven things, now there's a challenge.
3. Pass the award to three other people...Only three, now that is tough! Methinks this rule was made to be broken!
Seven Things About Myself:
1. I love history. Especially the life stories of Women in history.
2. On the history note, Anne Boleyn has intrigued me since my pre-teens. I think I have a copy of just about everything written about her.
3. I do get annoyed at interpretations of Anne and have been known to fire the offending book across the room. Case in Point "The Other Boleyn Girl" How totally historically incorrect! Reluctantly stepping off my soapbox.
4. I am the oldest in my family. Younger siblings may describe me as the bossiest. I beg to differ.
5. I love to knit. I made two little matinee coats for "Little Sir" (a post introducing Little Sir)
6. I also enjoy cooking. I have a major collection of cookbooks and yet I buy more. I love reading them.
7. Let's see can I think of an adventure.....When I was 19 I wanted to go to Dublin for the weekend. But I missed the train so I went outside the train station, stood at the side of the Dublin road, put my thumb out and hitched. A very nice young Scottish man in a blue car stopped and to my delight was heading to Dublin.
The time seemed to fly by as we chatted about this, that and everything. Before I knew it we were driving down the main street of Naas. He said he needed to stop for dinner and very generously asked if I would join him. I hesitated wondering if this was against hitching protocol. My next thought was did I have enough money to pay for a meal in this posh hotel. I need not have worried though because he treated me to a lovely three course dinner in the beautiful Victorian dining room of Lawlors Hotel. After dinner he ordered two glasses of Cointreau and set them alight. I was very impressed by his obvious sophistication. As we neared Dublin I thought he would drop me on O'Connell Bridge and head for his Holyhead ferry, but he drove me to the door of my friend's house in Glenageary. He declined the offered cup of tea afraid if he delayed he would miss the ferry. Such a gentleman. His name did I hear you ask? During the journey to Dublin I learned much about this Scotsman. The one of the little details I seemed to miss was his name!
Still kicking myself over that one.
So there you have it. Seven things you might or might not want to know about me.
And the award goes to:
1. Brigid @ sort of writing
2. Barbara @ From My Kitchen Table
3. Olive @ Write Olive
4. Niamh @ Words a Day
5. Theresa @ Substitute Teacher’s Saga
6. Old Kitty @ Ten lives and second chances
7. Len @ Conversations with Self
8. Mary @ Máire Rua Writes
9. Mise @ Pretty Far West
10. Aine @ Áine Tierney
Just a few of my favorite Stylish Blogger buddies!
Be sure to visit them.
I would like to Welcome all the Crusaders and new followers to Inkpots n' Quills. *waving* My follower numbers have soared so quickly, I can barely keep up. I aplologize to those I have not returned the follow, but your blog is not linked to your profile and I have been unable to find you. Sorry! :(