Heartfelt thanks to Tracey at Yarn and Pencil who has very kindly nominated The Homemade Heart for the Liebster Award.
The Liebster award is a blogger- to- blogger nomination system which promotes blogs with less than 200 followers. There is no statuette or cup to display on your mantepiece, but you do get a lovely warm glow inside from being nominated, and can add a pretty banner to your sidebar as I have done, and pepper your Liebster Award posts with Liebster Award Badges.
A brief explanation of the Liebster Award posts:
In Part One I link back to Tracey to thank her, and then post 11 facts about myself.
Next I answer the 11 questions Tracey has asked me.
In Part Two I compose 11 questions I would like to ask other bloggers.
Then I nominate up to 11 blogs with less than 200 followers.
Here are my 11 random facts:
1.) When I was around 4, I planned to call any boys I might have 'Lion' and 'Tiger'. Jacob and Isaac have got off pretty lightly, considering.
2.) My husband commissioned a painting for my 50th birthday last month. It is of my childhood home and has instantly become my most treasured possession.
3.) I taught myself to crochet last summer. I'm not very good at it.
4.) I went to 4 different Primary schools, and 3 different Secondary schools. You could say my education was a bit disjointed.
5.) I sing in a choir; we rehearse from August to November and put on a show to which long-suffering family members are invited. (It's no threat to the Military Wives.) I am a Soprano.
6.) I have a dreadful weakness for recipe books. I would have to live several lifetimes to make every recipe in every book I own, but that statistic doesn't prevent me adding to my collection...
7.) I fall asleep dreaming not of George Clooney or Colin Firth, but of powder blue Agas and Mark Wilkinson kitchens (well, okay, sometimes Colin Firth does feature a bit....)
8.) I am a big fan of Emma Bridgewater crockery, and have been collecting and using it for many years.
9.) I am absolutely hopeless with numbers; can barely copy down a phone number correctly, and have to use my fingers to add and subtract.
10.) I love Country music, but I never wear cowboy boots.....
11.) I love to read the books I enjoyed as a child, and still love them as much now as I ever did.
To be continued.........