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Monday, September 17, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award

Last week Joleene from Amaranthine Night awarded me with the One Lovely Blog Award!

Thank you Joleene!!  I'm thrilled you included me in your list.

Joleene is an author and a successful one at that!  If you have not yet visited her blog please pay Joleene a visit - she is one of the most creative and original people out there!

Here are the rules of the award:

Include the blog award logo in your post
Thank the person who nominated you
Provide 7 random facts about yourself
Nominate 7 other blogs and let them know you have done so

I'm going to do all of the above except for the last rule.  More and more blogs are becoming 'award free' zones and many I would think of choosing fall into this category.  Now that I'm continuing with 'Sharon's Little Sunbeam' again I'll be using it instead to shine the spotlight on some of the great blogs I enjoy visiting.

Joleene included a marvellous list of facts in her post on the award.  I enjoyed reading them so much I decided I would try to be a bit inventive with my response as well.

So my 7 random facts are:

1.  When I was very small I desperately wanted to be a fairy.  Every morning I would examine my shoulder blades to see whether my wings were beginning to sprout.

Aged about 4
2.  Because I am left handed I tend to do a lot of things back to front.  I can only tie a bow if I hold the object upside down.

3.  I learned the Alphabet by repeatedly paging through this book.  From an early age I could recite it both forwards and backwards.  To do the latter I just mentally turned the pages of the book from back to front.  To this day I still visualise this book whenever I do anything Alphabet related.

4.  I do something similar with numbers.  My 2nd class teacher taught us to count and add with story cards.  I still think of the digits 0 - 9 as being the colours she used.  When I add, subtract, multiply etc I do it with these colours and not abstract numbers.

I'm the glum looking one - 3 from left, 2nd row

5.  I was born in 1959.  The only way I have ever been able to remember my age is to take the last digit of the current year and add one.  I need to know what decade I'm in but other than that I've never been able to keep track.  But because it is 2012 I know I'm 53  (2+1 = 3).

6. I very rarely go to see a movie in a cinema because I cry for almost any reason.  Last night I watched the first episode of the new Downton Abbey season and felt the tears start when Lady Mary came down the stairs in her wedding gown.  My husband and son tease me mercilessly!

7.  I love music but have never been able to successfully play a musical instrument.  I was, however, once told (with great authority by the person concerned) that I was a brilliant clarinet player in a previous life!  (Obviously these skills are not transferable.)


DMS said...

Congrats on the award! So fun to learn more about you. I still want to be a fairy or have magical powers. I used to lay in bed at night and try to twitch my nose like Samantha from Bewitched. :)

CraveCute said...

Congratulations Sharon! I love the picture of you with your wand and tiara! So adorable! I also love your previous post with the gowns, wonderful!

Tammy's in Love said...

Emotional tears are called 'psychogenic lacrimation'; there's a fascinating book called Crying: The Mystery of Tears by Dr. Richard Fry. It's a fascinating book about what causes tears but a great read! Many women are accused of being emotional but it's really a chemical imbalance that causes some people to cry really easily!

Barbara said...

Hi Sharon, I so wanted to include you in my nominations, but I was sure you had decided not to accept any more blog awards. It turns out I muddled you up with Claudine over at Carry Us Off Books.I’m really pleased that Joleene nominated you.
I love the picture of you in your fair outfit and the one at school, thanks so much for sharing them.
Don’t be ashamed about crying at anything and everything, it just proves what a lovely person you are! My mum got married in a dress very similar to the one worn by Lady Mary. I will see if I can find a picture for a later blog post.

Kylie said...

Your blog (and you are) is lovely - you definetely deserve this award Sharon. Seven very interesting facts about you too. You don't know how much I love that you wanted to be a fairy. And that you checked for wings each morning. So sweet. No wonder you love fairy tales so much...
I'm a big sook too and when I sat my first pianoforte examination the examiner described my tone as wooden!

ArtSings1946 said...

Hi Sharon ... thanks so much for becoming a follower and your comment...I love this post, brings back memories.

Happiness to all,

PS I always wanted to visit your beautiful country.

Joleene Naylor said...

This was so fun! You were so cute! :D a fairy sounds like a worthwhile ambition to me!

i have similar stories with the alphabet and numbers ;)

I was born in 79 but only 2 days before the new year, so i also use the date, only i can use the first number too:

2012 20 + 12 = 32 and I am 32 :)

nice to know I am not alone in these things!

Donna Yates said...

Loved your list of 7. Wanting to be a fairy - don't most girls? Sweet pic

Darlene Foster said...

Love the fairy picture! I also cry at the drop of a hat. We only rent movies. It is just too messy otherwise. My husband brings in a box of tissues before he even starts the movie.


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