I've been away with work for a couple of days, staying in a very lovely country house hotel (what a treat!) It was a gorgeous sunny morning, crisp and slightly foggy so I went off for a walk around the grounds after breakfast, met a friendly cat, tromped through some mud and still had half an hour before the meeting starts. I could get used to this! I'm afraid I committed the cardinal crime of leaving my camera behind, and couldn't get the pics off my phone (technically incompetent) so here's one of the primroses cheering up the garden.
I had a slightly awkward conversation with some work colleagues last night - for some reason the topic turned to blogs - none of them write one and there was a lot of "I can't understand how anyone would want to do that!" I took the cowardly way out and said nothing, even when their scorn turned to incredulity - "I found out my neighbour writes a blog about her knitting patterns - good grief! Some people have too much time on their hands! They must be complete exhibitionists." How could I explain? Should I have tried to? Alice wrote about something similar recently; I wonder how many other "secret" bloggers are out there. Would you have said something?
Anyway, as I mentioned last week, along with many of you I was lucky enough to receive some awards recently - thank you to Gina, Tess, Lesley and Anna! I am very slow off the mark here, as many of you have already had these; I am going to cheat and copy Gina's neat solution to passing these on, which is that if I have commented on your blog then you certainly qualify to receive any or all of them. Especially if you are a covert blogger too!
I am supposed to write seven weird things about myself now - I've done a few lists like this recently so I'm a bit low on ideas and anyway, I probably reveal far more than seven of these on a regular basis ;-) About the only thing I can think of is that I LOATHE baked beans. I used to love them, but then I had them when I was pregnant and now I can't stand the smell of them. It does make life with a 5- and 3-year old quite interesting ...