Friday, 25 September 2009

Shhh, it's a secret

A few weeks ago, just before going back to work, I was lucky to be given two awards by the lovely and talented Shell. Thanks Shell!
The first couple of weeks back at work are always busy, but this year they were somehow worse due to the feeling I had of being given far more to do than I possibly could. The result of this was that I resigned a management post that I have held for a year and a half, feeling that having time was far more important than the extra money. I have been much happier since and have begun to feel the benefits a little in terms of time. All of this is obviously just a longwinded excuse for taking so long to accept my awards! They are lovely ones-
The Miss Watermelon Award and the You're An Awesome Girl Award.
I love the picture for the awesome girl one, and the sentiments-especially the art is everywhere one.
The Miss Watermelon one requires me to tell you six things I love and to pass it on to six people.
I love:-
stroking cats,
browsing in bookshops,
conversations with children,
windy weather,
putting on perfume in the morning.
I don't want to choose 6 people-I feel too indecisive today. I am very nosey though so I would love anyone to take the watermelon award and tell me six things you love, or, just to tell me a couple if you leave a comment! Thanks!
All of you who I know on here are awesome girls so any of you could take this award. Unless of course you are an awesome boy-and need a male version of the page.
I have also received an award from the lovely Anne and also failed to do anything about it! Thanks Anne!
For this award I have to reveal seven secrets about myself and nominate seven others to do the same.
As seen above, I am just not in a nominating mood. I would love to know some secrets though!
However, I am not able to reveal any secrets about myself I have realised, because they are, in fact, secrets! I started to write and I just couldn't do it. Anything I wrote would then no longer be a secret but would be on the internet, the least secret place in the world! I am not rejecting the award, I am just thinking as I write! So, thanks Anne, but I just can't do it! If anyone tells me a secret though, and clearly states, this is a secret, then I will keep it until told otherwise!


Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! Thanks for the laugh! I guess I didn't so much reveal "secrets" as "little known facts" that I wouldn't freak out over sharing on the internet! :-)

Gabbi said...

Congratulations Sarah! Lovely awards... and I hear you on the secrets. I like keeping mine private too :)

Have a lovely lovely weekend!

Candace said...

LOL! Sarah, as always you are a delight to visit and read. Those awards are awesome. Congrats!
And I do love a good talk with a youngster as well...
now if only I Myself had some extra time... !!!

Take care.
Candace in Athens x

Anonymous said...

Love the new blog banner picture. I agree about secrets, and possibly even little known facts!
Well done on bagging so many awards.

Tracy said...

Congrats on your many lovely awards, Sarah...and for sharing some things you love, if not secrets! Secrets are secrets of a reason ;o) Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Allegra Smith said...

Secrets, oh, maybe not so secrets are some:

When I was a little girl I had an invisible friend that I never spoke to or of but who used to play with me when I was alone. Helped me find favorite stones, butterflies and some such. This is true.

I love hot Spanish chocolate with a touch of red pepper in a big cup.

I love to "talk" to our cat. Some times we can carry on a conversation for a couple of minutes, meowing along with her makes me feel as if she really understands what I am saying.

My favorite flowers are violets and lilies of the valley.

I wear Parfum Sacre by Caron when I still can find it.

And I love your new banner. Have a great weekend, hugs from here.

Yiota said...

Hi Sarah! Congrats on your awards!
I love browsing in bookshops and talking to children, too. I also love drinking my coffee on the balcony on a rainy summer morning (you know, showers and all). I love flowers; the more, the better. I love taking walks in the countryside; I very rarely manage to, though. I love to watch my son while sleeping and last but definetely not least I love reading 'The Shell-Seekers' again and again.

Sarah said...

Thanks everyone and thanks Allegra and Yiota for sharing secrets and loves!

Shell said...

Congrats on the award from Anne. I so hate choosing people for awards too. Makes me get butterflies in my stomach. I love the banner on your blog, too.

Hey Harriet said...

Congrats on the awards! I don't blame you for not revealing your secrets. I wouldn't be keen to do so either!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your awards! I agree with you on the secrets.

Relyn said...

I love your six things. I must say, I agree with you. On all of them.