I received a lovely surprise today, I was the recipient of a blog award from a long time follower and friend, Lil Russia over at Fashioned By Love . Of course it means listing 7 things about myself and then passing the award on to a few deserving recipients....both are rather tough assignments. I know many do not participate, and well listing 7 things about myself when I am so very open about myself on a regular basis, maybe often too open, it is tough to come up with anything new. But I shall try.
I believe in fairies...always have, since childhood. When I was growing up on our small farm I would lay in the fields and watch the dozens of dragonflies and imagine that they were fairies in disguise. When I was older, I planted my gardens to flatter the fairies and represent those from the books under the names of Flower Fairies, and once there even cropped up a fairy ring in the midst of it all! I would like to think I have not let go of all the magical wonderment from childhood, as I think in my most serious life it is a nice fraction of my being.
Angels. I truly believe in Angels, both the heavenly, and those on Earth. I know often they have touched my life in so many ways. Especially those of the human variety.
For my wedding I dressed as a 1920's themed bride. Nothing about my wedding past what I was wearing was to the same theme, it was a home spun wedding, at my parents home, in the front area of their yard, and the food was picnic style, and the cake made by a friend. My dress cost no more than 25.00, and I had a bad perm and dragon nails ( hey it was the 1980's) ! Would share a photo, but none of them are decent, and it is my dream to redo it. Done better. I still have my head dress and gloves, my dress has since yellowed and fallen apart....always dream of how I would do it and the photos that would follow. Something worth framing.
I have always dreamed of traveling the world. Seeing places from my family tree, books and movies. My husband has traveled all over Europe as a young man, and we always planned on it, but alas our lives have taken such turns as to make it something that most likely is a pipe dream, even leaving our general area for a day is barely in our budget. So instead I live through those books, movies,images and even music that transports me to the places I would like to see.
|Paris of course.....|
|But dream of walking through the lavender of Provence.|
|Though I enjoy what the city and burbs have to offer, living in the English country side is always a fantasy. I even read English style cozy mystery books.|
|Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables.|
Though I enjoy cooking and eating gourmet foods, I am really just a burger and fries kind of girl...Six.
And though I drink coffee daily, I am more fond of tea, and there was a time I was obsessed with having tea parties and partaking of high tea on a regular basis, baking my own goodies and making the tea sandwiches....
I adore wearing high heels, I adore shoes in general, but am happiest when barefooted, feeling the earth under my feet.
|A recent gift from a twitter friend|
|How I grew up.|
So there you have it, seven things about me. And now a few blogs I find lovely...no pressure my fellow blog friends...but I do hope you will accept it all the same, even if you do not do what goes with it. Keeping with the number seven theme....because if I list all the blogs I think are lovely, and there are so many, you would be here all day!