Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Thank you, Deb!

Deb at Deb's World has very kindly given my blog an award :) Thank you so much, Deb!

From what I understand, this award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers and I need to pass it on to five more bloggers.  

It also comes with a to do list :)
  1. You have to link back to the person who gave it to you. 
  2. Post the award on your blog.
  3. Give the award to 5 of your favourite bloggers (with 200 followers or less).  
  4. Then leave a comment for each of the bloggers you have chosen so that they know they have received it.
And so, on to the bloggers I would like to pass the award on to :
  1. Amy at Over at our Place.  I love stopping in at Amy's place to see what she and the family have been up to.  Her photography is stunning and her scrapbooking is my style of scrapbooking and has been known to inspire me to make a layout (which is quite something in itself).
  2. Jacky over at Scrappy Jacky is next.  Jacky is a prolific card maker and scrapbooker and I love seeing what she's made.  Jacky and I also both became grandparents around the same time so I love getting a glimpse of little Miss A.
  3. The next award is for Karen at Random Reflections. Karen's cards are beautiful, as are her scrapbook pages, and I love her photography.  Karen is also a fairly new grandmother and I'm enjoying seeing her grandchildren grow.  
  4. Karen blog, Tales from the Scrapheap, is another favourite. Again, I enjoy seeing the projects Karen makes. When I read about Karen's daughter, Gracia, it makes me think of Emily - they seem to be similar in many ways.
  5. And finally, although Mel at I Speak Melsh, isn't posting as often as she used to at the moment, I love when her blog pops up to the top of my reading list and I can go and see what she's been up to.  
I'm happy to say, all the things on the to do list are about to be ticked off.


Photo a Day 22 May 2012

22 May 2012
 Claire had agreed to swap shifts with one of her colleagues yesterday so I had Alice for the day.  Yesterday afternoon got really warm and my Dad thought he'd come and put a few plants in the garden for me.  Alice wanted to know where (Great) Grandpa had gone so we went out in to the garden as well.  She was absolutely delighted when Grandpa filled her little watering can for her so she could play in the water.
 She splashed her hands around in it saying "splash, splash" 
 I think in this one she was marvelling at the fact that Great Grandpa had by now filled the watering can a number of times for her ;o)   Isn't it wonderful how a little bit of water can make a child's day!
I have to add that by the time she'd finished playing with the water she was absolutely soaked and I was glad I'd stripped her down to her vest before she started - at least she had a dry t-shirt to put on afterwards :o)
And you may have noticed her little nose was looking quite red in the above photos.  While playing outside a bit earlier Alice had tripped over on the patio and, unfortunately, her nose took the brunt of it :o(   Luckily it doesn't seem to bother her and it certainly didn't put her off going out again.