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Hello my name is Donna. Thanks for visiting. I live in an Edwardian house in inner city Manchester, I love Baking, car booting, hunting around charity shops, and crafting.I work full time.I have two grown up children. And lots of spare time. This blog is my online diary where I can and do ramble on about my everyday life.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

A Lovely Surprise

 A Lovely Surprise


I was surprised and pleased  to receive the highly coveted Liebster Award having been nominated by the lovely Emma  Kate at http://paintedstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

I had never heard of it before Emma Kate explains it much better than I could Here
Thank you very much  Emma  Kate for the nomination! Do pop over to her blog its a lovely blog and her make overs are amazing!

These are the rules:

  • List 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator
  • Ask 11 new questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to win the award
  • Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award
  • Go to each of the blogger's pages to let them know about their nomination

I went to an Art to study drama.

I was once on coronation street as an extra walking down the street.

I only learnt to swim last year.

I am an only child.

I have unruly curly hair. Thank god for straighteners!

I am always buying cookery books.

I spend to much time reading blogs.

I have a massive shoe collection. I can't walk past a shoe shop without buying a pair.

I love cooking and spending time in the kitchen.

I can't work the TV or sky controls and it drives me mad. As soon as I get to grips with them he gets a new system so I have to learn it all again.

I have just taught myself to crochet.


1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I belonged to the Shabby chic forum and we all started a blog.I didn't blog and have just started to use it again.

2. Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Andy Garcia. 

3. What are you scared of?

4. Where would you like a holiday home?
Any Greek Island.

5. Tell me a burning ambition?
I would love to have a double fronted house.

6. What is your home decor style?
My own. Its a bit of everything.

7. Who is your favourite clothing designer?
I don't have one. I love Monsoon clothes but only if I find a bargain in the charity shop.

8. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
Defiantly a cat person.
9. What advice would you give your 16 year old self?
Stay on at school and get some A levels.

10. Whose was the first blog you followed? (Not necessarily in an official followy way)


11. What do you look for and enjoy most of all in other peoples blogs?
I love all the photos because I am nosy. I also love all the makeovers.

  1.  http://tammychrzan.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://howsoonisnow-tcg.blogspot.co.uk/
  3. http://cjmai.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  4.  http://pennywiseinnewcastle-world.blogspot.co.uk/
  5. http://oldmagnoliatree.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  6. http://crosson5.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  7.  http://angalmond.blogspot.co.uk/
  8. http://frenchhensnest.blogspot.co.uk/ 
  9. http://www.vintagestyleathome.com/ 

My 11 questions for my nominees are as follows:
1.Whats your favorite month of the year and why?
2.Whats your biggest indulgence?
3.What made you start blogging and what keeps you blogging?
4.Whats your favorite book /film?
5. If you were invisible for a day what would you do?
6.Whats your perfect holiday destination?
7. What makes you laugh and why?
8. If you had the chance to learn a new skill what would it be?
9.Whats your favorite flower and why?
10. Have you got a favorite drink? 
11. Have you got a favorite fabric designer?



Jeannie and Linda said...

Donna, I see what we must do. Since my sister and I share the blog should we both answer? or decide which one will answer? This will be such fun and pass the honor on to other new bloggers.

Thank you so much for nominating The French Hens Nest!

Linda (and Jeannie) at The French Hens Nest

Jeanne Ireland said...

Donna, thank you again for the nomination. I wish I could nominate you in return. I will start working on my answers, etc. and post later in the day XO

cathy crosson said...

Donna, Thanks for your nomination! I will get busy answering my questions this weekend:) You are sweet. Congratulations on yours!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Cool Donna! Posy was my first too! Wasn't she great?
Thanks for playing along! x

Donna said...

I love Posy's blog. And at home with Mel Mel.

Tammy Chrzan said...

Hi there Donna,
First of all, I need to know your shoe size so I can borrow some shoes... lol... I love shoes too and it's a bit of an obsession, however, I have been very good lately as I'm saving to move there. And if you don't mind, you will have to share Andy Garcia, I have loved that man forever, he's soooo HOT!!! PHHHHhwwwwaaaaaaa!!!!!! :)
I'd also love a vacation home in Greece, what do you say we share it and we can vacation there all the time?
Thank you for my nomination for the Leibster award, but I've already recieved a nomination and I don't think I'm allowed two?

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