Sunday 12 August 2012

One Lovely Blog

I'm thrilled to bits to have been awared the One Lovely Blog award by Mum from Mum's Simply Living Blog. Thank you Mum, I'm so pleased that you enjoy reading my blog.

The award comes with a few rules.

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
Thanks again, Mum.

2) List seven things about yourself.

3) Pass the award on to fifteen blogs.

I've listed many things about myself in the past, but thought, as this is a gardening blog, that I would list seven facts about myself with a gardening twist on things.

1. My favourite gardening tool is my Felco secateurs. I managed to pick them up in Wilko's sale with a whopping 75% off. They only cost me £10.

2. Tomatoes are the thing which I enjoy growing the most.

3. My wedding bouquet had a lilac theme and included sweet peas and fresias.

4. I got my allotment in March 2009.

5. The only indoor plants I grow are orchids.

6. I always receive something in my Christmas stocking for my garden or allotment.

7. My allotment costs me £24 per year, which I think is a bargain.

I'm supposed to pass this award on to fifteen blogs but I'm going to break the rules and pass it on to just five.

Elaine from A Woman Of The Soil
Flighty from Flighty's Plot
Sharon from Wigglywoo and Chickens too
Liz from Suburban Tomato
Caro from Urban Veg Patch

I hope that you will accept the award, though I understand if you'd rather not. I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blogs.


  1. Congrats on your blog award. I always enjoy reading your blog. Glad to see in your last post you're getting courgettes. I'm getting some too (finally) but the texture when cooked isn't great this year. All the best, Kelli.

  2. A well deserved award, a nice post accepting it and I like the gardening twist.
    Many thanks for awarding me to it, which I accept with pleasure and will do a similar post sometime soon.
    It's nice to know that you enjoy my blog(s). Flighty xx

  3. Thank you so much Jo - I enjoy reading your blogs too. I accept with thanks and will try to find time to do a post and pass it on.

  4. Congrats on your award.

    X x

  5. Thankyou - that is very nice of you! And i reckon that's the best 24 pounds you could possibly spend (unless Felco secateurs are on sales again anyway). Incidentally I've just realised Australian keyboards don't have pound signs on them which I'm now deciding whether or not to be annoyed by...

  6. Congratulations on your award! :)
    It is well deserved. I have been reading but not commenting of late, a bit in the doldrums myself and wary of it spilling out in comments ;)


  7. Congratulations! Well deserved. Thank you very much for awarding me too. Now I need to do some thinking and reading!

  8. Well done Jo! I hope the award has helped to restore your enthusiasm for gardenng after the disappointments on the allotment that you described earlier this week. Never give up, I say, because next year will probably be completely different.

  9. Following on from Mark's comment - next year WILL be different. Well done on the award

  10. Thanks, Kelli. I've harvested the first courgette now, I hope there'll be many more to come.

    Thanks, Flighty. You're welcome, I'm pleased you're accepting the award.

    You're welcome, Elaine. I look forward to reading your post.

    Thanks, Please may I. It's always nice to know that someone enjoys reading the blog.

    You're welcome, Liz. I got the last pair of secateurs, but would have bought more if they had them, they would have been great as gifts.

    Thanks, Mo. I haven't been commenting as much as usual either. I'm still catching up on all my reading since before we went away, and it's always busy in the school holidays. I hope you're feeling better soon.

    Thanks, Sharon. You're welcome, I'm pleased that you're accepting the award.

    Thanks, Mark. I feel much better now that I've taken the pressure off myself for this year, there's always next year to look forward to.

    Thanks, John. It's nice to know when someone enjoys reading my blog.

    Thanks, Sue. Roll on next year, I say.

  11. Well there is no question about it. It is definately a deserved award!

  12. Congratulations on a well deserved award Jo. I remember you mentioning those secateurs in another post - must be the bargain of a lifetime :)

  13. Thanks, Martin. It's nice to know you enjoy reading my blog.

    Thanks, Anna. I've never come across such a good bargain since. I wish I'd managed to snaffle more than one pair.

  14. congrats on your award facts to learn to. Wow your allotment is big is it?? Do you have running water available??

  15. Thanks, Tanya. I can't remember the measurements of my allotment, but it's only small, big enough for me though. I'll have to measure it next time I go down there. There's no running water on the site. There's actually only six small plots on the site with two of those being divided in two.

  16. Hello Jo, just catching up (again) and wanted to say thank you for nominating my blog for the next round of your award and well done for receiving the award for yourself. I always enjoy reading your blog too - you write in a very honest style that gives us a glimpse into your gardening life.
    I'll try and find the time to post (you may have noticed my posts are getting a bit like London buses) - i like your twist on revealing 7 things about yourself! May do likewise!

  17. You're welcome, Caro. Thank you for your kind comments.


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