This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

An Award...A Tag...And A Progress Report!!!

Here is a great little award...picked up at Maree's...love the image...and was tempted by Maree who challenged bloggers on her sidebar to tell of their 5 favourite addictions. I couldn't resist playing along...so here are mine...And when actually starting to compile the list I found I could go on and on...

...and so to No 1...my little grandson who now has a little baby sister...

No 2...beach images, the call of a salty blue day, the sound of the water, sand between my toes....

...No 3...an addiction for today, this yummy fruit salad I made...white peaches, pineapple, green grapes, mango, passionfruit topped off with a mint leave...perhaps a glass of bubbly later with it!!!

No 4...books, cannot walk past a bookshop without hopping in...having a squiz at what's on offer...these books are next to my bed...and the pile keeps growing...Hubby wonders if I am going to read them all...and do I really need them...of course I do!!!

No 5...one of my favourite flowers in summer...the hydrangea under the tree fern.
And...I can't resist another 5...
A cafe latte overlooking the water when I have respite care for our daughter
Games...even at Tupperware parties (not so often these days) I'd be the first to ask...are we playing games...followed by moans ha ha...
Watching the movie Chocolat with Juliette Binoche (dig her shoes) and the gorgeous Johnny Depp...along with, you guessed it...chocolate!!!
Beautiful, soft candlelight...
The feel of sumptious, thick, rich velvet...
Thank you Maree...that was fun...I enjoyed doing this!!!
And then...in this week I was tagged by Micki to tell...
5 things in my bag...
wallet, keys, tissues, pen, calendar
5 favourite things...
dressing up, perfume, stitching, blogging, Lady Grey Tea
5 things I always wanted to do...
sing like Sarah Brightman (fat chance), be a quicker stitcher, fill a cross word out fully, go on a diet and stick to it (not much luck with that... my cooking course re-starts soon), experience a year of summer around the world
5 things I'm currently working on...
BOM by Gail Pan Designs, Table Runner by Bareroots, having a 1 hour beachwalk every day, getting through the Twilight series, a gratitude journal
5 people I am tagging...
I will be like Maree...and extend this tag and the 5 addictions to anyone who wants to play!!! Thank you Micki!!!
And to finish off... a little progress report on my New Year project...the table runner. Have finally put it all together and starting on the applique bits...hopefully finishing it this weekend...but I hear the call of the beach for my 1 hour walk...my New Year's resolution...don't normally make resolutions...too hard to stick to them...but thought this one shouldn't be too hard to keep. Enjoy the weekend...and don't forget...have a game if you feel like one...I like 500 also (cards)...and also Scrabble!!!

11 comments:

Mildred said...

What an enjoyable read tonight. I loved reading all your favorite things and the table runner is stunning. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Simone de Klerk said...

Enjoyed reading about you and to see the lovely beach where you take a walk every day! That must give you so much energy! And the books... your wish is to stitch faster, mine to read faster!
Have a lovely weekend!

Oma aka Meme said...

what a fun read---
and congratulations to you and yours
hugs Meme who is not in hiding but would be if she could be--LOL

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Have I ever told you that you have FABULOUS taste?! (Besides being one hip chick!)
Catherine

a good yarn said...

That was a terrific post, Dzintra. I don't think we stop often enough to remind ourselves of the things that bring us joy.

Cheers...A

Kath said...

I read somewhere that the secret of contentment, is to find pleasure in simple things. Sounds like you have a wonderful, happy life and I wish you a long and happy one.love Kath

Leslie said...

You have won an award, come on over and get it.

Love,
Leslie

Fer said...

I can see why you wanted to keep going!

I love Lady Grey tea, but lately I've gotten into Melbourne Breakfast from T2. See if you can find some and let me know what you think! :o)

Millie said...

What a lovely visit I've had today catching up on all your posts Dzintra - it's great to be back from vacation & seeing what everyone's been up to in the New Year.
Millie ^_^

Roosamamma said...

Thank you for sharing! It is interesting...I am also addicted to the books and beach...and caffee latte...
Have a good week!

Sandi said...

Great post Dzintra. I enjoyed reading about your favourite things. You are getting lots done on your table runner. Can't wait to see it finished.

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