Hi y’all!! Well yes I am going to announce the winner of the Armchair Trader – Louenhide Handbag Giveaway. But first… I am going to make you sit through a showing of some awards and 7 Things You May Not Know About Me!! [OK if you are impatient you can scroll to the end]
I'm pleased to say I am the proud recipient of some blog awards. Three in fact. Three really is my number!! I love the number Three, it never fails me!! All three are Kreativ Blogger Awards and have the same requirement .. post about the award and list 7 Things about myself you may not know. So… to save you from having to hear 21 things about me, I am doing them all together in this one post!
The first ‘Kreativ Blogger’ Award [above] comes from Gintare @ An Interior World. And what a snazzy award it is. Gintare is new to blogging and is currently studying Interior Design so as you can imagine, her blog if full of wonderfully stylish interiors. Gintare’s take on the world is fresh and new and full of vitality. Oh to be young again!! Thank you Gintare for presenting me with this award.
The second award, again a Kreativ Blogger Award comes from another newcomer to Blogging who is by no means new to the world of Interiors and Style. Greet @ Belgian Pearls runs her family business Lefèvre Interiors. Greet’s blog is full of exquisite style and diversity. From stunning Belgian interiors to friendly family gatherings, Greet’s friendly manner will welcome you. Thank you Greet for thinking of me.
The third Kreativ Blogger Award comes all the way from Spain from Berta @ Toile de Jouy. Berta shares my passion for Venice, Santorini and travel in general. Although her blog is written in Spanish, I never have any troubles understanding the beauty and joy she presents with her images. I had been planning to give Berta this award after receiving the 1st and then before I managed it she had already passed it to me. How sweet she is. Gracias Berta por esta concesión abundante.
So now I get to share these awards with 7 other bloggers. One of the great blogging experiences for me, is getting to share ideas and images with international bloggers, even sometimes those who don’t share the common language of English and those whose heritage and culture is so different from my own. It just goes to prove, creativity and inspiration needs no written language. So here are my chosen 7 whose blogs bring the International Language of Beauty into my life [some in English and some not and of course some extras because I can]. Please accept either of these Kreativ Blogger Awards. If you wish to pass it on to 7 other bloggers, we'd love to here 7 things about yourself that people may not know [no obligation],
Gintare at An Interior World
Greet at Belgian Pearls
Berta at Toile de Jouy
Lourdes at Un Abril Encantado
Luiza at Feelings
Carina at Made In Persbo
Miranda at The Sobbing Settee
Ange at Signed by Ange
Melanie at Le Petit Cabinet de Curiosites
Julie in Holland [no blog but a favourite commenter]
and one more for a great friend Deb at Dumbwit Tellher
And now here are my 7 Things
#1 I’m A Frowner
Always have been and always in trouble for it. Misunderstood I say!!! It is really just my ‘thinking face’ and well .. I am always thinking!!
#2 I’m The Youngest of Four Siblings
Not frowning here! No.. because I got my revenge!! Sometimes siblings make you mad! [hahahaha]. Guess Who Wears The Glasses Now? [and yes .. the others don’t! … Beware of Instant Karma]
#3 I Wanted To Be Ginger Rogers
Probably Still Do!!
When other girls wanted to be Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn, I wanted to be Ginger Rogers and Tap Dance my way to fame!!. Drove my Mother nuts!! Of course this meant many years of Tap and Jazz lessons along with the staged concerts. And when the concerts were over.. the dress ups didn’t stop!! My favourite tunes ‘42nd Street’ and ‘Lullaby of Broadway’. And yes it is a wig!
[Eleven year old Julie is Dressed & Styled by Little Miss Ruby!]
#4 I Love Foreign Languages
I was going to say I love travel, but you all know that about me by now. Well I also love foreign languages. In High School I studied Indonesian and French as electives and as an adult I spent time at language school in Florence. Sadly I rarely use or remember any.
#5 I’m A Night Owl
You’ll often find me working or doing posts in the wee hours of the morning. It is when I am most ‘switched on’ . However it doesn’t help the morning problem!!
#6 I Love Ships & The Sea
Well a lot of you probably do know that about me. A new blogging friend recently reminded me of this love of mine. So if you are new to my blog, here is an old post I dedicated to the Sea and all things nautical [here]
#7 I Studied Remedial Massage
Although I have worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, I took a break from it all a few years ago and studied Remedial Massage. Yes I can Trigger Point your Quadratus Lumborum, effleurage your Gastrocnemius, or provide tapotement for the Trapezius. I also have certificates in Swedish Massage and Level I Reiki.
So… the moment you’ve really been waiting for .. the giveaway results. Well the winner of The Armchair Trader – Louenhide Handbag, chosen by Random.org, is lucky # 1
YES # 1
And that’s all she wrote
I missed Black & White Sunday this week.. but please pop over and see what everyone else has posted. Hosted by ‘Anne Marie of Na-Da Farm Life’
You know I like things in threes.. so YES there is another giveaway coming soon to a blog near you! [mine!]
IMAGES SOURCE: All non award images – From The Family Library of Being Ruby