Catherine Daniel Ceramics

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Blogging - Awards and Giveaways

A big thanks to Callie at MuMu and Squeak's Place for awarding me with the above. I think I now have to tell you seven things you didn't know about me, and probably didn't want to know either, but here goes:

~ I am ashamed to say I had the heating on today as I got a bit cold - IN JULY!! Shhh - don't tell anyone!

~ I still haven't really got to grips with blogging - I sometimes send comments three times thinking they've not got through, then realise they are 'awaiting approval' from the owner! They must think I am MAD!

~ Favourite film actor is James Stewart. Favourite film actress is Audrey Hepburn.

~ Weird things I can do : wiggle baby toe independently of the others. Touch nose with tongue. Wiggle ears. Raise each eyebrow individually. Have been surprised to find that not everyone is born with these gifts. (Stop it now - you look really silly!!)

~ Favourite food : anything almondy. Almonds (obviously), marzipan, any cake using ground almonds instead of flour, and of course Amaretto as a late night tipple.

~ I have been on a low carb eating regime for years and would not eat any other way. I love to eat masses of fruit and veg, rather than stodgy bread and cakes. I am not a saint though, and I do indulge once in a while, as a treat.

~ Looking forward to: going to Latitude Festival this weekend - to see Paolo Nutini !! I shall not be bopping, more like hopping (due to sprained ankle). Its gonna rain all day so looks like being a real 'wellies' festival!

Now, I think I am supposed to nominate
several of you for this same award
and then you can tell us about yourselves too!
Well, you know, you are all wonderfully versatile bloggers,
and so if you would like to do this,
please leave a comment to that effect
and consider yourself nominated!!

Above and below are two fantastic giveaways going on at the moment. Click below to investigate each.

Gillyflower at

Crafts@Home at

Catch up with you again next week. Have a fun rainy July weekend!!

All the Best

Cathy x


  1. thanks for the directions!
    I like the blogs which say "posting comment" when you have clicked on "post comment" know its working then!

  2. Heating on in July?!!!!!! Shame on you! X

  3. I confess I put the heating on yesterday too. It was really nippy here in Norfolk but hot today, well that's the great British weather for you.

  4. Hi Cathy!
    Thanks for giving my giveaway a plug! Two entries for you!!
    I can understand you putting the heating on - this is not summer! Our house is always chilly whatever time of year and i must confess to putting the heater on in the kitchen on these chilly mornings, so you are not alone!
    Congratulations on your Blog Award - lovely to hear more about you!
    Gill xx

  5. Congratulations on the blog award! I think the night you put the heating om must have been the same night I actually fired up the wood burner, much to the delight of Henry and Higgins! I've just been drooling over all your lovely little buttons, and thinking about the bunting I saw at the P & M Market. I think I need to email you about an order! love Penny x