Much to my excitement, I've been given an award by one of my esteemed followers - Ali, of Message in a Teacup, Tales from Betty & Violet. She has such a super blog that it's almost embarassing to be compared to it, but I guess that comparison is not the point. She says on her post that once given the award, we need to list seven things we love, and then go on to honour seven more creative bloggers with this award. Do go to her post on the subject, to see who else she has nominated.
So, on and off for the last 24 hours I've been trying to think of a comprehensive list of seven things I love. It's not really possible to fit it all in, is it? So here is an eclectic list. Like Ali, I've taken it as obvious that I love my family, and I would also add that as a Christian I love my Lord, Jesus, so those first loves don't feature in the list - please take them as read.
Days out with the family.
The fact that I was brought up to think for, and have faith in, myself.
Teaching a child to do something they couldn't do before.
Finding, or even just searching for, treasures in Charity Shops, Vide Greniers etc.
Having a good time without hurting anyone - this is why I love goodies with the Fair Trade mark, for example.
Making something new from something old.
Now, how to decide which of my many creative friends should have this award? This is very hard, because everyone I 'follow' impresses me and inspires me with their creativity. Where I have awarded those who have already got the award, please just consider yourself doubly/tripley/quadrupley creative, as Ali said! Wow - are those ordinal adverbs real words?
Juanitatortilla - I've just done some shopping from her very creative range.
Ashley at Peacocks and Dragonflies - a very creative artist.
Elizabeth at French Village Life - I'm learning a lot about living a creative life in France from her.
Sara at Flossie and Tom - of course I like the fact that I share a name with her grandmother, too.
The Shabby Chick at Country in the Town - does she ever stop?
Sian at Diary of a Tinyholder - I've only just discovered her blog, but I'm liking it!
Sal at Sal's Snippets - another unstoppable 'kreativ' person, who lives in a part of the world I love.