Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Liebster Award Nomination

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award!

At first I had no idea what this was or what it entailed so after a little searching I'm following one set of rules our the many out there.

Firstly I was nominated by http://mylifemylove.com which is a lovely blog about being a mum and all the lovely things this entails. A big thank you for not only looking at my blog but deeming it worthy of recognition.

Here are my questions and answers:

1. Describe yourself in 3 words. 
 Haphazard, Daydreamer, Mum
2. Why did you start your blog? 
Since becoming a mum I've found other mum's blogs truly inspiring, reassuring and downright hilarious. I wanted a place to record my little world of motherhood. I love illustrating and writing and found having a blog inspired me to keep going even when all I fancied doing was sitting in front of the telly with a gin & tonic.
3. Do you feel pressured to keep it up to date?
Pressured is too harsh a word but I do feel a responsibility to those who have taken the time to read and respond. I like to blog once a week with my hopefully funny antics and artwork.
4. Where is your most favourite place in the world?
Our sofa with all of us on it.
5. What makes you the most happy?
Has to be my children - they are hilarious.
6. What or who inspires you?
Children's books, especially Babette Cole and Emily Gravett.
7. If you were stuck in a lift with anyone past or present, who would you want  it to be?
The Brothers Grimm
8. What is your favourite way to spend a Sunday?
Car boot and tea in the garden.
9. Do you have a hidden talent/party piece?
I can shape my tongue into three loops.
10. What is your signature scent?
Clinique 'Happy' at the moment.
11. What piece of advice would you give to someone who wanted to start up their own blog?
Definitely just go for it and be yourself.

Here are my blog nominations...

http://www.dadsdiary.co.uk - for an endearing and funny dad's perspective.

http://becomingastayathomemum.com - for good advice and personal experience of being a stay at home mum (like me).

http://maryhall-illustration.blogspot.co.uk - a really lovely blog full of charming illustrations.

http://youbabymemummy.com - a pretty, well thought out blog with some great and funny writing about being a mum.

If the authors of these fabulous blogs would like to join in the Liebster experience then here is a wee set of questions for you...

1. What do you want to be when you grow up?
2. How would you rate your experience of blogging?
3. Why do you blog?
4. What would be your stuff of dreams?
5. What would be your stuff of nightmares?
6. If there is a knock at the door what would you most want to find on the other side?
7. What is your most embarrassing moment?
8. What advice would you give to someone starting out in the world of blogging?
9. What is your favourite food?
10. If you could choose 3 things to take to a desert islands what would they be and why?
11. Is there a book that you've read more than once and, if so, why?


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Life Goes on Without a Computer!

When a pop up on my computer took up two thirds of my screen and kept flashing that I could enlarge my nether regions with one click I had to admit that there was something wrong.

My fabulous Computeresque wizard took away the poorly machine for FIVE WEEKS!! yes... FIVE WEEKS!!!

In that time I have had little contact with online folk and now sincerely feel out the loop.

So here goes with my first foray back into the wonderful online world...

Daily Doings:

After spending hours covering his fruit and beans in netting to keep out the birds, hubby came in and announced that, not only could the little tweeters still get in under the netting but that he was now unable to get to the fruit himself to pick it. To his face I was full of sympathy, when he left I had a little chuckle to myself.

Spent a very frustrating hour and a half trying to do artwork this afternoon (whilst Toddler Boy had an unusually long nap). Had a very dubious picture at the end and a headache - bah!

I did peruse my old art folders to try to convince myself that I can still draw.

Found this little gem which reminds me of Girlie Girl and inspired a thought for the moment...

You'll never be bored if you love drawing.