Sunday, 4 October 2009

Award Time

I have received an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ award from Carol over at Old Glory Cottage . Have a look at her blog, it is amazing. Carol is a collector extraordinaire! The award celebrates the ability to "see the blessings where they're not obvious, and making lemonade instead of complaining about sour lemons"! I am now supposed to share what I am grateful for, and then pass the award on. Here are just a few things I am grateful for:

Lingen Davies Cancer Centre. This is where I received all my treatment last year for breast cancer, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy and will for ever be grateful to all the wonderful staff there who helped me and to the people who have raised funds to keep the unit going.

My Mini Cooper. I don’t know what I’d do without my mini. I travel 70 miles to work in it every day and it never complains and is always reliable. I would never buy another car now, I love it.

My garden. This is where I can chill out after a crap day at work by just simply walking around it and looking at the plants and flowers.

The Aztecs and Mayans: For inventing chocolate! I’m sure I’d be addicted to some other form of stimulant if chocolate didn’t exist so thank goodness for the coco bean. Green and Blacks is my favourite.

It goes without saying that I am very grateful to all the wonderful friends I have met in Blog land and appreciate all the lovely comments I receive. Here are the people I would like to pass the award on to. Please don't feel that you have to abide by the rules of this award.

Tracey at Tracey's Crafty Scraps
Amy at Bubbles blog
Mami at Mami's photo diary
Michela at Little Secrets from My Garden
Duchess at Rose Tea Cottage
Maria Cecilia at Casa dulce hogar


  1. thank you so much! this has cheered me up!

    I will stop by later on and grab it, just popping out to my mums now!

    thanks again xox

  2. Hi Susie! Congratulations on your well deserved award and thank you so much for thinking of me!
    Have a great Sunday! :)

  3. Oh bless you, You know what, your personality that comes across via the 'waves' is exactly that MINI!!! I couldn't think of anything that would suit you more. Thank you very very much for passing the award on to me, I shall post it tonight. XXXXXXXXXXXXX

  4. Congratulations!!and thank you so much for passing to me the award. I'll post about that later,so it is over midnight. good night

  5. The picture of your MINI put a big smile on my face! Is it black and white checked on the roof? I've never seen one like that. It's THE cutest car ever! Susie, you deserve this award, and I'm going to check out the blogs you passed it on to!

  6. Congratulations on your award, well deserved! Also congratulations to the others too!
    Always interesting to find out more about bloggers. Sorry to read about the diffficult times you went through and hope that all is going well for you now.
    Take care
    Isabelle x

  7. Congratulations on your very well deserved award!
    I had very happy days driving around in MY red mini..sadly joined the scrap heap many years ago.
    Have a lovely week.


  8. Just caught up with your posts - fabulous looking Sloe Gin - mine never makes it as far as Christmas!! Your bathroom is going to be great and a lovely list of things to be grateful for. Hope you are fully recovered from the Breast Cancer. xxxxxxxx

  9. I really, really do like the planting scheme you have going on in that part of your garden. It looks fabulous. I have had a red Mini in the past, of the older variety! Wishing you continued health, and congratulations on the award too. x