9 Jan 2010


Something I've been meaning to do ever since the end of the Christmas festivities, today I thought I'd bring you a post to bring you up to date with some of the happenings at Pen And Paper.

Firstly, on Thursday Christiejolu commented that it was so cold it parts of the US that iguanas were actually falling out of the trees. Imagine then our surprise when yesterday that very story was shown on the BBC news. For video footage of the event click HERE and don't worry we are assured that no iguanas came to any harm due to their bodies being so cold so as to make them comatose.

Next, remember the post in which I was seen lifting a kilt? (No? Never mind, you could always click HERE.) Well, as a result of this David left a comment which stated "If you really are looking for more evidence as to whats worn under a Scotsman's kilt, here is a page on my site that will answer the question." Did I really want more evidence and was I brave enough to find out the answer? Yes to the first question but no to the second so I did what I usually do in such situations and got, not so easy to shock, Husband dearest to pay a visit first. Phew, it was safe to look, nothing too rude, beyond a picture of naked buttocks, on this interesting and informative site of all things kilt so click HERE if you also wish to know the secrets that lie beneath the kilt.

Going even further back, several awards were gratefully received.

My thanks to Nina at J'ADOREHAPPYENDINGS who kindly thought of me and passed on this Happy 101 award. The first condition being I list 10 things that made me happy and, the second, I pass it onto other bloggers.

* When it's announced one of my favourite tv shows (BEING HUMAN for example) is about to start a new series.

* Receiving a letter, not an e-mail but an actual letter.

* Candle light. Is there anything more romantic?

* Seeing our friends in Germany and visiting all those Christmas markets.

* The 4 B's (can I count this as one?) - Books, Balloons, Bubble-wrap (weird I know) and blowing bubbles.

* My blog which means I can witter on to my hearts content without anyone telling me to shut up (or if they do at least I can't hear them).

* Chocolate - need I say more?

* A freshly made bed.

* Having a relatively pain free day.

* Knowing I'm loved warts and all so to speak.

Well that was easy enough so why do I have the feeling the second condition will prove much harder. Oh how can I decide on this one when I have made so many good blogger buddies? No, can't do it so I'd like to offer it to anyone of my followers who cares to display it on their blog.

Thanks also to Christiejolu over at TALES FROM MY HEAD for honouring me with this 2010 award with the condition that I pass it onto 5 other bloggers. (What no listing things about myself or things I like/dislike, etc? What a relief.)

Anyway, the five blogs I'd like to give this to are ..........

* Vivienne at SERENDIPITY - a bloggger I really admire for, amongst other things, her craft work skills. I was especially touched with her CHRISTMAS JOURNAL PART 3 POST.

* SmileyFreak at NOWHERE, OVER&OUT who regularly mentions her little sister in her posts which I find so sweet considering how much my (naughty) little sister and I argued.

* Betty at CUT AND DRY who posts a 'bit of this and a bit of that' with some really fantastic photos thrown in for good measure.

* Molly at LIFE WITH THE CAMPBELLS a lovely, warm woman who, though she generally only posts on a Sunday, often has me laughing at the antics of her family.

And last but by no means least, a new-comer to Pen And Paper,

* Max at TECHNOLUST who made me laugh when he turned up (tongue firmly in cheek I'm sure) asking how he could get a PAPA award only to reappear days later saying that actually he didn't deserve an award unless I gave them out to (and I quote) "the most self-indulgently snot-nosed and facetious". Well I'm afraid I'm fresh out of those particular awards but I would like to offer this for, if nothing else, his honesty and cheek both of which I find strangely endearing.


brizmus said...

I somehow missed the iguanas falling out of trees post! Hilarious!
Congrats on your award! I also love almost all of the things that make you happy! :-) Especially chocolate!

TheLittleFlower said...

Congrats on your award!!

Who doesn't love chocolate? I love my blog too,that's the only place I can pour my heart out :)

Nina said...

Great to know you better. Being Human? Never heard of it. :)

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through a comment on technolust and I really like it so I'm following you now.

The iguana thing is sad, especially when you consider they are even native to North America they are a result of irresponsible pet owners. The weather in most of the US is pretty freakish this winter. I live in the southwestern US in Las Vegas Nevada and so far we are having our usual pleasant winter weather.

Nice meeting you through your blog.


Alice in Wonderland said...

Yes, it was pretty sad about the iguanas, but no real harm came to them!
It's really cold out here where I live, and it has just started to snow, again! I heard that it's colder here that in Antarctica at the moment! I just hate the cold, and being wet, and the snow!
It must be different living in the city...or do you call it the Town? Still, the scenery is really beautiful living out in the country...even though we do have to put up with power-cuts from time to time, and the internet going so slow!

Heather said...

I read in my local paper about those iguanas just this morning.

Vivienne said...

Thank you very much for my award and well done on winning it in the first place. I love to come over and see what your up too.

I saw the iguanas video on the news. Scary how cold it is getting.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Peety, glad those iguanas are safe and sound.
Congrats on your awards; you do deserve them and thank you so much for passing one on to me.
Hope you're having a ralaxing and warm week-end!
love and hugs hugs

Kelly said...

My sister loves bubble-wrap, too. For that matter, I think it's pretty fun myself!

chitra said...

Nice you won another blog award. I am very happy for you my dear friend.:)

MOLLYC said...

Thank you so much for the award! What a great birthday present! And to think that this wonderful friendship began with the CRAP BLOG DETECTIVE!! I think your blog is so great, and I just LOVE reading it. I hope that someday we can meet--England is my favorite country in Europe. The fact that I have only been to England and France has no bearing whatsoever on the truth of my position, of course! My love to you and your family. m

....Petty Witter said...

Welcome Aine and thanks for not only visiting but becoming a follower as well.

TirzahLaughs said...

Well if I ever go iguana hunting, I'll bring a bucket of ice and a fan.

And as for what's under a kilt...have you ever listened to the song? LOLLLLLLL About the Scotsman who passes out and a girl finds him under at tree and decides to peek under his kilt to see what's there.

She is so impressed she ties a ribbon around his...mmm...well...penis but they never use that word.

When he awakes, he staggers up to go pee...and finds a blue ribbon on his hooey.

And he says...'I dunno where ya been lad, but I see you won first prize.'

Thank you for reminding me. That songs always makes me laugh.