Blue Sky Nomination and playing it forward.

I drew you in with a gorgeous pictures of Dottie. Sadly, this is not a Dottie post…..

I have been tagged by Deborah over at DIYHome & Garden! Thank you lovely lady. The link to her site is


I met Deborah through my Linky #MyGloriousGardens when she kindly agreed to support my new Link party. She lives in North Carolina in the US and blogs about her projects whether they are upcyling furniture or making homemade goodies using home produce. It’s interesting for me that I now get as much traffic to my blog from the US as the UK so “Howdie!” all you lovely people over there.

The Blue Sky Tag is a fun June event for bloggers, and I’m thrilled to be nominated to participate. So, I guess I am “it.”


Give 11 questions.
Tag 11 people.
Answer the 11 questions given to you.
Don’t forget to thank the person who tagged you.


Why did you start blogging? I started blogging to fill the “mum” gap now that my children are teenagers. I’m only working part time this academic year as a teacher so I thought blogging would “give me something to do!” It sure has!
If you could meet any historical person, from any era, dead or alive, whom would it be? Wow, great question. I am a massive history nerd so I would have to say, Queen Elizabeth the first as she really rocked being a woman in that era. Or I would say, Hitler to ask him, why?
When is your most productive time of the day for writing, and why? It’s usually the evening to be honest as I’ve eaten (very important!), I’ve been able to get out all day in the garden or been to work and everyone is fed. Then I know that I can just get on.
Who is the biggest fan of your blog (other than yourself)? To be honest, I’ve no idea! I think possibly my hubbie? He’s very supportive but is super busy so I don’t think he reads many posts.
What do you find the most challenging about blogging? Giving enough attention to each comment. Sometimes I have lots of comments to read in the morning (thank you lovely US people again!) and I need to do the school run, walk the dog, go to work….you know how it is!
How many pets do you have? One dog called Dottie (although I sometimes post about Primrose, sadly she’s not mine!), 2 old cats called Tilly and Tiger, a resident hedgehog called Hubbard and lots of frogs in the pond!
How do you unwind at the end of the day? I’m English! It’s a cuppa every time! Often with cake…..😋
What do you hope to accomplish by the end of 2017? Good question! I would like my family and I to carry on being healthy and happy. Simple pleasures!
Chocolate or strawberry ice cream? I’m not a massive fan to be honest now if it was cake…….
What’s your biggest fear? To lose a loved one.
Choose one of the following vacations: an oasis in the desert, a tropical island, or a chalet in the mountains. It has to be mountains every time! I just love the views and fresh air.


Why did you start blogging?

What is your least favourite part about blogging?

How long do you spend blogging each day?

Do you have another job? What is it?

How many pets do you have?

Do you speak any other languages and what are they?

Which book are you reading right now?

Which moment in history do you wish you could witness (and be safe!)?

Cake or Wine?

If you could find out one secret or unknown from history or now, what would it be?

Which is your favourite plant or flower and why?

MY NOMINEES (not in any particular order and if you are not in there it is not because I don’t love your blog but you may have done this before!)

So what now.

Devon mum

Sultana bun



Watching the Daisies

That travel lady in her shoes

Candelo Blooms

30 days of wild parenting

The adventures of Daisy the bus

The tiny Potager


So to my nominees, tag you’re it!









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