Wednesday, 10 June 2015

One lovely Spring time

It's been a wonderful Spring time for me-such  a busy few weeks though with family events and much to do. Just to take time to write here is truly a pleasure! 

A few weeks ago my lovely friend Christine of was kind enough to nominate me for the 'Lovely blog' award. Thanks so much Christine, I feel very honoured!

It is always uplifting to see Christine's cheerful posts and beautiful needlework. Christine and I have so many things in common, similar little dogs and speaking French to name but two!

To fulfil the award, bloggers nominate others that they think 'lovely'. You need to link back to the person who nominated you in your post, share 7 facts about yourself, then nominate 10 other bloggers for the award. I do find the last bit quite hard because there really are so many truly 'lovely' blogs out there!

So here are my 7 facts:

  1. May is my favourite month. It has my birthday in it and is all about the celebration of Spring and new life. 
  2. My father was a Scot and my mum an 'English rose'.   Just found these pics taken  just after they met in 1941. I love the way he's smiling in the second one -his true character. After Burma, he looked very different.
  3. I adore the 1930s and 40s especially Fred and Ginger! Here's a new pic to frame for my little wall collection.

  4. I've had a teaching career and now am a part-time lecturer in education to new secondary teachers - I hope I inspire them!

    Well said, Oscar Wilde!

  5. I have a little French dog, Oscar. He is a bichon frise but he gets called anything from a 'Little lamb' to a 'Teddy bear in woolly pyjamas' ! 
6. I adore period dramas and a handsome, proper English gentleman with a cut glass accent -   Dan Stevens (Downton)  will do very nicely, thank you!

7.  I'm going to be a Grandma! My lovely daughter who got married last year is having a baby girl in October -I am over the moon with excitement!! All that lovely crochet and sewing! Have already been practising for two gorgeous baby girls of friends and family born recently-all that lovely pink...

Shells blanket

Candy pink floral edge cardigan

Finished with a cute vintage button

I agree totally, Pooh!

There are so many 'lovely blogs' that it is really difficult to pass on these awards...any of the ones on my sidebar are great and many, many others! I'll just suggest the following ones more recently discovered, if you have a moment do pop over and take a look-

Vicky at
 Chel at
Anne at
Linda at
Monica at
Sayjai at
Inspiration at
Inspiration at

Crafting, gardening, and beach visits for me in June I hope- what are you doing in June's beautiful weather?

Best wishes

Alison xx