Lovely Jubilee

Well, I can’t say that I did much for the Jubilee, sadly, but never mind.  I watched part of the boat pageant and learnt a new word: flotilla.  They used it every two minutes until it has eventually become a part of my vocabulary.  We also watched the concert and was very confused – firstly, why didn’t they let Rolf Harris finish his song?  Know your audience!  Secondly, did Stevie Wonder think it was the Queen’s birthday?  I’m surprised nobody had informed him why he was there.  We also watched part of yesterday’s service, but mostly to see what Kate was wearing.

Apart from that, we have done no DIY (surprise, surprise!).  I’m off for the rest of the week, so if I can bear lifting a paintbrush, I may have a look at the skirting boards.  We have attended a first birthday party (happy birthday, Finley!), seen Prometheus (2/5, don’t bother, just watch Alien again, it was better), had pizza TWICE at Pizza Express (eek!), and seen Dirty Dancing (the musical) at the theatre with the girls, which was such a laugh!

I’ve also been awarded the extraordinary honour of being my friend Charlie’s chief bridesmaid, so need to get my thinking cap on for that once they’ve set a date…

I’d like to thank my parents…

Karen from Well I Guess This Is Growing Up, who I’ve mentioned before, has very kindly nominated me for a Liebster Blog award.  I’m unclear as to what this actually means, but I think it means that she likes it, and no award’s actually won by anyone.  If anyone does know, please tell me!

Anyway, these are the rules, as listed by Karen…

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

So here goes…

1. Thank you Karen!  You’re pretty!

2. http://welliguessthisisgrowingup.wordpress.com/

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4. This is a difficult one because I would definitely have nominated Karen for this. I’m afraid I’m going to have to follow suit and disregard the numbers thing (and they’re not all about decorating/DIY)…



http://adetailedhouse.com/
This blog collates fabulous photos of other people’s homes. No need for an explanation why, but I especially liked the posts about colourful kitchens!

http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/
I found this blog because Lesley’s liked a few posts of mine, so I thought I’d take a wander over there. It’s a travel blog in the main, but has lots of different sections, so check it out. I’m in the midst of writing a guest submission about our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives – watch this space.

http://www.littlebirdfashion.com
This is a fashion blog.  I actually saw Jen speak at a CIM event last year, which rekindled my interest in blogs. I did keep one when I studied abroad, but that has long since been deleted, so thanks to Jen for bringing me back!

http://www.scrappingmojo.blogspot.co.uk/
This is written by a friend of mine, Jules (I’ve mentioned her hallway before). It’s about scrapbooking, which I don’t do, but even so, it’s worth looking at for cute pics of her gorgeous dog, Mojo!

http://jthornburghartistry.com/
This is another DIY blog I’ve enjoyed.  Again, I found them because they liked a few of my posts.

5. I’m writing on their blogs right now!