Thursday, 18 November 2010
Blog Award from Carol (Something Gone Missing)
Today I have received a lovely blog award from Carol over at Something Gone Missing. I haven't known Carol for long so it is so nice that she has felt she could pass this award onto me. Thank you.
This blog award is a bit different to the norm as it entitles the recipient to a voucher to spend at Digis with Attitude. Clear here to read all about it and also to have a look at their lovely digital images.
As part of the blog award I have to tell you three things about me - yikes that's not like me talking about myself - but here goes:
1. In 1983 I got to the Regional Finals of the Junior Cook of the Year Competition. Sadly I didn't get any further but it was a wonderful experience. I had to design a 3 course meal and cook two of the courses in 90 minutes. My meal was : Starter - Peanut butter soup; Main course - Baked soul with grapes, duchess potatoes and green beans (but as they were late coming into season the judges allowed me to do a salad instead); Dessert - Apricot and orange delight. I cooked my main course and dessert.
2. Even before the cookery competition I knew I wanted to be a chef so after leaving school I went on a YTS. I did though apply to join the Navy and Air Force when I could and passed all the written and physical exams but due to the constraints on where women were posted I declined to join either. I did stay in catering but sadly after an accident my catering career ended in 1989 aged 19.
3. In 1995 I was in hospital for 7 weeks and off sick eleven months after eventually being diagnosed with CFS/ME. I owe what I am doing now to flicking channels and coming across Dawn Bibby on QVC and eagerly watching her shows each week and that along with Ideal World/Create and Craft on Freeview, starting my blog, meeting fellow bloggers that my cardmaking has taken a positive approach and helped me to get through this hard time and continues to help whilst I struggle to get over this illness/disability. Dawn Bibby will always have a special place in my heart for getting me through an awful time and I was lucky enough to meet her in her shop for my 40th birthday last year.
Now I have to pass this award onto five other bloggers. This is hard as there are so many worthy people but this is the five people I have chosen to have Attitude! are:
Karen - well I am the person that pushed them into having a blog - hopefully soon it will have lots of creations on it!!!
MarjyC - yes I am the person to blame for this person having a blog - hopefully soon it will have lots of creations on it!!!
Wishing everyone well.
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