Friday, 3 August 2012

Award, Award!

Many many thanks to Gary (klahanie) for awarding me not one, but two blog awards. I am beyond chuffed.

I’m sure that everyone who comes here has visited Gary’s blog, but if you haven’t, then please go along. It is a place of good humour, kindness and wee folks with occasional helpings of Indy’s favourite lady, lovely Penny the Jack Russell Dog and Modest Internet Star.

The Fabulous Blog Ribbon requires me to tell you five fabulous things about my life. So here are my chosen ones.

1.  When I was nine, my mum had cancer. She was in and out of hospital and I thought she was going to die. The day she came home and said she didn’t have to go back to hospital again was one of the happiest of my life.

2.  My honeymoon in Helsingor. We stayed in a cabin in a forest, visited the beautiful Kronborg Castle and walked on quiet, empty beaches. It was wonderfully peaceful and we could see Sweden across the water.

3.  Telling my mum on Christmas day that I was expecting her first grandchild – I thought she was going to explode! I always thought she went a bit over the top until my daughter told me she was expecting my first grandchild – then I understood.

4.  Coming home from school on the bus and seeing my dog, Cassie, waiting for me on the other side of the road. Until then, I thought only dogs in comics and stories did that sort of thing. I should say he wasn’t allowed to wander the streets on his own, but he was a bit of an escape artist. And here's a picture of my mum, my daughter (Mum's first grandchild) and our family dogs. Cassie is the one in the middle taking a treat. He lived to be seventeen and he was a legend!

5.  My most fabulous thing is my family – and that of course includes Indy. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them.

And now it is my pleasure to pass the awards to seven lovely bloggers who in turn, if they so wish, should tell us five fabulous things about their lives and then pass on the awards to seven more. These are my Magnificent Seven.


  1. Oh I'm on your list, how lovely, thanks Teresa, will take a look at those other sites now.xx

  2. Congratulations on your awards.

    Gary and I went to Kronburg castle on the same trip as he proposed!

  3. What a lovely blog post! I think your blog is wonderful. Always interesting, warm, friendly and full of emotion and inspiration. Congratulations, Teresa!

  4. Well done, Teresa!

    Who's who in the photo?

  5. Hey Teresa,
    And double the fun! :) I was delighted to bestow those two awards upon your good self. After a bit of consultation with Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, Penny told me that not only does she love your blog, but she has great affection for Indy!
    Your list is heart warming and brings out the very best aspects of these awards. I've no doubt it stirred up warm feelings of treasure memories and present day thoughts.
    Oops, for a moment there, I was wondering about me, "Gary", proposing to Patsy. Then I realised she meant a different Gary :)
    Congrats to you and to all those fine bloggers you forwarded the awards onto.
    Have a lovely weekend and thank you for the kind words.
    Gary x

  6. Congrats Teresa. I so enjoyed reading the five fabulous things about your life. I have to say number 1 brought a tear to my eye - that's beautiful x

  7. This is such a lovely post with beautiful memories and those massive moments of both joy and fear that stay with us always. Thank you, Teresa, for sharing these precious times with us all and congratulations on your two lovely and hugely deserved awards.

    And thank you so much for including me on your list! I'm honoured to be there among those fabulous bloggers and I'll really look forward to making my list. x

  8. You're welcome, Suzy x

    I would like to go back there, Patsy. I wonder if the area has changed much after all these years x

    Thank you, hydra - it is so lovely of you to say that x

    Frances, the brindle pup on the left was my dog Ben. Then my daughter, Lisa - she was just over a year old. My Mum in yellow jumper. Cassie in the centre and my sister's Dog Inky on the right. And I still have that dinky little red nursing chair x

    Thank you, Gary - I enjoyed this chance to think about Fabulous Things and it certainly makes you count your blessings and focus on the good stuff. Indy is most delighted at what Penny said - as am I :-) Hope you have a lovely weekend too x

    Thanks, Diane. I remember that day vividly and the lovely smile on my mum's face when she told me :-) x

    Thank you, Joanna. I'll look forward to reading your list x

  9. Oh, thank you, Teresa, for the award, and also for sharing your lovely smile-making memories with us! Love the photo.

  10. You're very welcome, Joanne :-) x

  11. Awwww yay for such a thoughtful award from amazing Gary and Penny - wonderdog and internet star!!!

    And thank you for sharing such wonderful facts about yourself - you have a brilliant family - so lovely about your mum and Cassie!

    Take care

  12. Oh, Helsingore sounds fabulous! What a great place for peace and quiet. There seems to be fewer and fewer of those sorts of places in this busy, busy world. And you dog sounds wonderful!

  13. Thanks, Old Kitty :-) x

    He was wonderful, Pat - I told him all my secrets and troubles and he never told a soul :-) x

  14. What a lovely post - I've just received my latest edition of WWFS and see you have two stories in there. Wish I could be as prolific in my story writing, and even half as talented. Congratulations.

  15. Congratulations on the awards! Oh, your answers are lovely, lovely. They've made me feel all warm inside.

  16. Thanks for sharing such lovely memories, Teresa: they give a real insight into your life. Where would we be without our families? Sometimes they make us grind our teeth but ultimately they are all that matter! :)

  17. Thank you, Maggie. I think being prolific is half the battle -) x

    Thanks, Susan x

    I'd be right up the creek without a paddle without mine, Lydia x

  18. Congratulations on your lovely awards, Teresa X

  19. Congrats, Teresa. And, another congrat because you won my giveaway. Would you like to contact me with your address, please? Thanks, Jenny

  20. Whoo, thanks Jenny :-) That's brilliant! I'll be in touch x

  21. A lovely post, Teresa. And congratulations on those awards.