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Never too late for love

Liebster Award - 2012

Lovely Poppy at A Life Less Simple, (a blog name so apt it makes me smile every time I click on it) very kindly gifted me one of these awards just after Christmas. It made my day when I saw – I have had one before and I’m hoping it’s not against any rules to gather it up to myself again joyfully. As she says – it’s heartwarming to know people read the ramblings and my heart leaps at every comment.

The Liebster is a great way of connecting, sharing new or smaller blogs and spreading the love.

 There can never be too much love.

The rules are simple – tag the blog who passed you the award and pass it on to five others. Small blogs, under 200 subscribers. Although this bit is sometimes tricky to guage, if I picked you and you’re too big – sorry! but who can resist a little love?

Oh and put up the badge… and message the recipients.

So, first of all – A Life Less Simple is written by Poppy who lives on her small holding in of the most beautiful parts of britain, quite near to me – the Forest of Dean. I really enjoy her blog and photographs and  always find something interesting, stimulating or lovely there. She’s also been very kind and encouraging from my first shaky blog steps.

So here are my  go-and-reads off the top of my head. (I’m practising being decisive…)


Love this new find. Great to read a dads view and refreshing to find such an eclectic mix of posts. The first post I ever read was this one and I genuinely laughed out loud, as much as I love my hometown, it said Gloucester to me…

Crafty Cats Corner

Another of my new finds (only new to me – I suspect it’s possibly too big… sorry Briony!)  Cats, loads of brilliant making, lots of crafty stuff new to me – what’s not to love? Briony’s colour choices and gorgeous intricate embellished patchwork pieces make me thrum with pleasure.

Growing Things and Making Things

Rachel resides on a rural  small holding and her posts are an invigorating mix of updates on the work going in to it and transforming their house and other stuff. (I AM a stuff connoisseur you know…) So much there to be inspired by and interested in. I love her resourcefulness, interest in the world around her, analytical approach and great sense of humour. Always a bright spot in my bloghopping.


I know I’ve already passed this award along here before but it’s just such a fantastic site. A sketch a day and I love how it illustrates (look what I did there…)  how so much can be skilfully shown succinctly. Go and look. I love her.

Better late then never and once again – big thanks to Poppy.

Liebster Love

I’ve been too long getting to posting this – half term got in the way… My only excuse and it’s very poor.   😦

Earlier this month the very delicious Round the World in Eighty Bakes nominated my blog for a liebster which is hugely kind of her and made my week. It even eased the pain of a loss of another tooth which just proves how happy it made me frankly!

The Liebster Award is a meme award which helps spread the word of new blogs. It’s to spread the word about the new blogs you enjoy reading and the rules are straightforward, link to the blog  that nominated you and pass the award to five other blogs with less than 200 followers saying why you love reading them. Oh and leave them a comment saying that you have.  Ta Da!

Well the first bit is easy – Round the World in Eighty Bakes   follows a resourceful and indomitable woman in her baking adventures (which includes Jam – obviously.  Although I am feeling a bit sore about Jam as having recently found myself with a pan full of fruit sauce that refused to set…)  I  genuinely love reading this blog – it fills me with admiration and recognition and fills my heart with joy that someone else out there thinks, Bugger I’ve left out the sugar or hmm, I don’t have that, surely this will do…  This is what baking in the real, tiny work surfaced, world is like and it all still tastes delicious. Which her creations certainly look. I’m also very interested in that kneading board…. This blog is so much more than just recipes, check it out.

Okay now five others – this bit is trickier – mainly because I find making choices awfully difficult. Also sometimes it’s hard to tell if blogs fit the criteria. A lot of the ones that spring to mind are not that new but they are new(ish) to me and don’t seem to have tons and tons of followers although not everyone lists their stats. Ah well – it’s all meant with oodles of love so how could anyone take that amiss…

Kate on thin Ice

I love this blog. Her posts are articulate, moving, hilarious and inspiring. What more do you want!? She’s runs a couple of fantastic blog hops,the one I love most is grooving mums which is about keeping hold of or finding yourself in amongst the maelstrom of parenting. She’s a deep thinking free spirit – how can you not respect and admire that? Also she listed me in a recent post about blogs she was reading and apart from her obviously staggering good taste *cough* her kind words have kept me buoyed up over some grey moments recently.

I need curtains for the window in my head

This is one I’m a bit worried could be too big.. but what the hell! I love visiting here. There’s certain to be something pleasing, interesting or thought-provoking. Part of my early morning lottery win imagining list is when I ask her to fill my home with beautiful things. All the stuff she wants – I want it too! I think she has a decided quirky creative sense of style that I identify with. Her Doodlers Corner is always so interesting and her obvious love of beauty is as admirable and inspiring as her up front honesty about mental health issues. Something which strikes really strong chords with me.

The Alexander Residence

Possibly cheating here as Penny nominated me for this award earlier in the year but I love to click on Alexander Residence. So often what she writes resounds with me, heart and soul. Her vlogs are fantastic and often so very funny. I’ve recently contributed a couple of times to Little Legacies  her weekly Meme. I can’t tell you how often posts here, hers and others, have moved me to tears and how much they’ve reminded me and marked my path on the journey of living in the moment. It’s an astounding project of love, strength, grief and joy. Definitely worth a look.

Master of a Thousand Things

She truly is – there’s so much good stuff on this blog. Brilliant recipes, knitting and crochet, gorgeous photography. I really enjoy these looks into a truly creative life. I’m also in awe at her ability to commit to challenges and keep to them.  I love her step by step posts about projects that make me feel like I too may actually one day follow a pattern successfully. Fabulous.

Georgina Giles – and sew to work

I wished I lived nearer to Southsea so I could go to some of the workshops and teashops Georgina talks about in her posts.  Full of gorgeous fabrics and buttons and details that immensely please a deep-seated primitive need in me to fill jam jars with trinkets, braid and trimmings. Scrumptious – I am torn between excitement about the opening of her Etsy shop and fear of late night impulse internet shopping…

Phew. There’s a gorgeous fiveful. Have a click around. These things are great for finding new people and places to connect with and of course for spreading love. Which is no bad thing eh?