Posted on November 28th, 2011 - Fiona
I’d Like to Thank……
The lovely Red Rose Mummy at http://redrosemummy.blogspot.com/
for giving me my Tell Me About Yourself Blog Award! Red Rose Mummy is a fairly new blogger with so much to offer. If you are not already following her on twitter or signed up to her active and well written blog then I can highly recommend it.
I was honoured to receive the above mentioned award, until I realised it came with strings attached!
1. I must tell you seven things that you don’t know about me (gulp).
2. I must pass this on to 15 other bloggers (gulp again, sorry if you have been had before).
Thinking hard on 7 things about me that anyone would want to read, but here goes:
1.I didn’t get into reading books for pleasure until I hit 40, but now have to read every night before I go to sleep and more if I find an opportunity window. All those wasted years!
2. I was a bit of a rebel as a child, being asked to leave both Brownies and Sunday school for being a disruptive influence!
3. I used to have to taste butter, margarine, spreads and lard straight from a spoon at 9am every Tuesday morning in my 20s…… I was the “Fat Buyer” for Tesco. Product tasting was all part of brand development and so I found myself in the kitchens approving or not the latest fats. Things improved for my waistline when I moved into Salads and Health and Beauty. I was also the condom buyer at one time, I could tell some tails from those days!
4. I can’t abide parsley! I was sick on it as a very young child and my mother only confessed that in my 20’s as she was sure I would grow out of my hate for the poor unobtrusive herb.
5. Despite living on the Farm, my husband would say I am no more a natural at farming now than I was 9 years ago! I love the animals and coming out on the daily feed run, especially on a Sunday morning, but I spend all my time chatting to our guests and taking photos and still have to check with Nick which animals have what food when I am in charge (not very often)!
6. I only need 4 or 5 hours sleep a night. I used to curse this and lie awake for hours,now I find I actually work best from 11pm when the house is quiet and I can really concentrate. This is also when I write most of my blogs!
Oh my have I rambled through to 7 already?
7.I am quite incapable of managing twitter on my phone passed the bare basics. I have to blog in the office on my main work PC. I am doing a 2 in 1 with this one and linking this confession to the lovely Clare at where I was tagged in the “Where do you blog” meme. So here is my (rather messy) office.
and I am now tagging and to carry this one forward
I am dutifully passing the prestigous “Your blog is Great award” on: With 15 at a time appologies if you have already been tagged elsewhere for this!
Posted on November 27th, 2011 - Fiona
Silent Sunday 27.11.11
Posted on November 26th, 2011 - Fiona
Country Kids from Coombe Mill
Posted on November 26th, 2011 - Fiona
A quick reminder about Country Kids
I set up Country Kids as I have a firm belief in the benefit to children of happy healthy outdoor play. Rosy cheeks from running around are good for mind and body. Join in and support outdoor play with a picture or 2 of your children enjoying the freedom of the outdoors from the garden to the park, woods or beach. Whatever is near you that you and the children can enjoy. Post on your blog and link up here. An old picture or post or this weeks’ adventure are all welcome.
Shortlisted 5 for a Coombe Mill Kids Sun Hat from weeks 1 – 5
OK so I can’t count! Too many lovely entries but I will choose one next week for the Coombemill Sun Hat. Keep those pictures coming and thank you to everyone who has linked up so far. I have enjoyed seeing and reading every post.
Country Kids week 7: Our Kids In Charge of the Saturday Animal Feeding
Posted on November 24th, 2011 - Fiona
Desire to see more of the children
Wanting a country life style for them
challenges when we arrived
What we’ve added, enjoyed and challenges
plans for the future
Advise to others leaving corprate life, changing to work for self
Risks, gambles, how to minimise the risk