Tuesday 15 February 2011

'Life is Good'

Thank you to Laura over at The French Country Challenge for giving me this award. Do you really want to know anything else about me? As she was so brilliant with her answers to these set questions, I would be childish not to continue this Award stream so here goes.

  1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so that you could be anonymous now?

I'm glad I just started out as just as ME, I gave Lovely Hubby his nickname so he had a degree of anonymity, as he has a very serious job. But he's happy to be himself now and appear on the blog and is used to our lives being an open book, his nickname though has stuck and sometimes he even signs little notes to me as LH.

2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.

Well, the only thing that springs to mind is something that happened when I left my first husband. I needed somewhere cheap to rent and everywhere said' No Pets'. I phoned lots of agents and they all said this was a definite policy, in the end I didn't mention my cats and went to view a town centre house and went back to the landlords offices to speak to the company owner, got the cash out of my bag for the first months rent and deposit so he could see it and said, looking him straight in the eye, "by the way I have four cats....that won't be a problem will it, you are welcome to inspect the state of the house as often as you wish" He looked at me, at the cash and then just grinned and said "for you perhaps it won't be". He never asked to inspect the property while I was in it although he did come in twice to do repairs. When I left he told me I was one of his best tenants, and the house was re-occupied within hours of me moving out, instead of being re-decorated and re-carpeted as was usually the case.
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?

I see a direct confident woman that looks me straight in the eye with a grin on her face!! (And I also see my Mother......when did that happen....Lol!!)
4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?

Ice cold cider
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5. When you take time for yourself what do you do.

I either curl up with a good book or magazine or relax in a deep bubble bath. (I rarely mix the two.....I've dropped so many books in the bath it's not worth the risk!)

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?

Yes. I want to live simply, jettisoning all the unnecessary things that I have accumulated over the years. Gandhi had the right idea, we don't need much to be happy.

7. When you attended school were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person or always ditching.

Yes, I was all of those things over the course of my school life!

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualise a very poignant moment in your life what would you see.

I would see my new-born sons eyes, deep and blue staring back at me, twice over.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?

I am happier to share myself, I am an open book with no secrets but lots of pages, and I am what you get, I can't give that much of other people it wouldn't be fair.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?

I would sit down and read a book, because you can re-read a good book and immerse yourself in the written word, take it in many contexts and then figure out the real meaning, You don't have the time to do that on the phone. I am also slightly phone phobic preferring to speak face to face with people.

Yet another insight into me......are you getting fed up with this yet. I promise more farm talk soon!!

I would like to pass this award onto the writer of a blog that I have been reading over the past couple of week, Jane at Frugal Queen. Her writing has inspired me and re-energised me, she seems a kindred spirit in her honesty and outlook on life. But I understand if she wishes not to do it.


Sue xx


  1. Wow another AWARD .. well deserved.. very interesting meme again .. Thanks for sharing.:-) xx

  2. Lovely to learn litte more about you Sue

  3. Well done on the award Sue:) A lovely post to read♥ xx

  4. I'm catching up and I've so enjoyed your last two posts--I feel like I know you just a bit better! Thanks for sharing yourself with us today, and yesterday too! :-)

  5. Sue,
    Congratulations on your Blogger Awards :)

    I've enjoyed reading and learning more about you.

  6. Great responses Sue! (Sorry when I originally read them the site wasn't letting me post a comment for some reason, then I forgot to come back and do it till now!)
    I really like the idea of just living more simply. That seems to go hand-in-hand, usually, with seeking self-sufficiency, but sometimes it is good to remember that that should be part of the focus as well. It looks like we may be moving, and we just sat down and did and inventory of all our stuff, and even for pretty frugal people it was rather shocking!
    x Laura


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