Sunday, 14 November 2010

It Took A While...

A few weeks ago the oh so lovely Loo of jumblesandpompoms passed the Versatile Blogger Award on to me. Thank you so much lovely Loo, I really, truly appreciate it.

I love Loo's blog to bits so it was a great honour that she passed this onto me.

As part of the award I am to tell you 7 things that you don't know about me. Now, being the shy kind of person that I am, I have been pondering this for a while. I hope that I don't bore you all to death, here goes....

I am allergic to excercise, I have been for as long as I can remember and don't like any sports. When I was at school I used to avoid P.E. by constantly having my period. Having said that I am utterly obsessed by Formula 1. I love it and have been a close follower for the past 5 years.

Despite living in Spain for 2 1/2 years I cannot speak Spanish. My husband is Spanish but he will not teach me because it makes him feel awkward. For some reason the words will not stay in my head and I cannot get my mouth around the pronuncation. I would love to be able to speak a foreign language but my brain will not cooperate.   

I learnt to crochet by watching a video on You Tube. I wish that I could find the video as I would love to thank the lady that made it. I had been desperate to learn for a few years but knew nobody that could teach me, the video taught me how to make a granny square and my love of crochet grew from there.

 I think that Chris Martin is the most beautiful man in the world.

I have never watched E.T. I was told that it was really sad and upsetting and that was enough. For that same reason I have also never seen Bambi or Watership Down. I have also never watched Star Wars but have no idea why.

Our house is a bit like noahs ark. No, we don't live on a boat unfortunately but we do tend to come in two's. Two adults, two children, two cats and two dogs. Maude, a.k.a. the little brown dog, was actually born on my stomach. We had got Penny (Mum of Maude) the day before from someone that needed to rehome her due to moving abroad. The woman that we bought her from had told us that she was overweight because she ate too many biscuits and chocolates (not a good thing for dogs). I suspected differenetly but fell in love with her as she is such a lovely, gentle little dog and she's great with the girls. 
The next night she was lay next me on the sofa but wouldn't settle. My husband and I were getting ready to go up to bed when he noticed that I had what he thought was rat on top me! Of course when he announced this I jumped off the sofa, launching the said rat onto the floor and that is when we discovered that she had given birth to Maude.  She then went on to have 3 more gorgeous pups who have all since gone on to great owners.
Maude has never been right after being dropped on her head but we love her and  her mum so much. We couldn't believe that someone could sell a pregnant dog and not tell us but it all worked out well in the end.

I hope that you are still awake. I would now like to pass this award on to the following fabby bloggers....

The lovely and super talented Karen at Contemporary Embroidery.
The sweet and inspiring Jane at Teawagon Tales.
The charming and creative Teje and co. of Nero's Post and Patch.

Thanks again Loo!



  1. thankyou!! 7 things?? I have done this before, ages ago, I will have to get the thinking cap on!!

  2. thankyou!! 7 things?? I have done this before, ages ago, I will have to get the thinking cap on!!

  3. What a lovely story about your dog. I have had to try and learn Spanish for school the children seem to hear things once and it's there in their head. I'm still trying to remember how to count even after 2 months of lessons :)
    Buenos Noches ( I'm showing off now )
    Cate x

    ps love the heart

  4. Congrats, you deserve it and it was fun reading your fun facts!

  5. Thankyou :) love the story about your little dogs..... x x x x x

  6. Oh Emma, I really enjoyed reading your 7 facts about yourself. I love it that you're allergic to exercise (me too!). I'm a big fan of Spain, I'd love to know whereabouts you lived.

    Amazing story about your dog.

    Have a lovely week, Emma.

  7. awww what a lovely story about your dogs ;-) Well done on getting the award. have a lovely week. Dee x

  8. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. I love the story about your dogs. I too don't do exercise, well, that's if you don't count lifting a glass of vino:))
    Jo xx

  9. What a sweet dog story! Also, I love that you learned to crochet from a Youtube video. I badgered a friend into letting me join her girls knitting class, just so that I could learn to knit. I know. I have no shame.

  10. Your dog story is lovely! :)
    We have a lot in common, I think Chris Martin is lovely, Jenson Button is quite gorgeous too!! I also hated playing sport, have a spanish speaking husband and could not watch Watership Down as I love rabbits too much!!
    So, snap!! :)
    Vivienne x

  11. Oh I am so with you on Chris Martin.

  12. Enjoyed your post! Agree with Chris Martin! Did a lot of crochet learning with youtube too.. Nice to read about you!

  13. Hello Emma! Congratulations and thank you again for this award! This is lovely post! Amazing story about your dog! Finally I made my post, often it's difficult to begin...but then quite easy and fun!
    Love Teje

  14. What a lovely, funny story about your dogs - I enjoyed it so much! I've only just found your blog for some reason, but I'll be coming back to read more.
    Have a lovely day.
    Helen x

  15. My fist visit too, loved the angels and the things about you !
    Louise xx

  16. Love your doggy sweet..and interested to read about your 7 facts.Like you I dreaded gym at school,and sports day was a nightmare for me! Mr Boo loves Formula One so I have got into it through him. I also learnt to crochet a granny square watching a You Tube demo.I love your heart.Congrats on your award! :0)

  17. I enjoyed this post and I am allergic to excercise too. hehehe Such a sweet dog story.



  18. Thank You for your thoughtful comment
    Cate x

  19. sorry i haven't done this yet, I'm so busy at the moment. i haven't forgotten though honest. Hope you are well??