And maybe I am secretly thrilled.
I’m also troubled.
Wendy from The Greenish Thumb, a blogger who I admire tremendously for her hard work, (is she crazy, she built a wall) and her secret alter ego (landscape architect extraordinaire) has awarded my an Honest Scrap award. Then, before that news even had a chance to sink in, (and before I could call everyone I know) Jean from Jean’s Garden also gave me one. She is such an amazing and hard-working gardener (did you see that path she built) never giving up, no matter what kind of adversity she has to go through. I could learn a thing or two from her.
This is my first award, notwithstanding that Nobel Peace Prize and I am giving it all the attention such a prestigious award deserves.
As usual, when you are given anything for free, it is not free. It comes along with a number of rules,
A. Brag about the award. I am not sure if that means, brag about me getting the award, or brag about the award itself, but consider it bragged.
B. Link back to the person, Wendy, and Jean who gave it to you.
C. Share 10 honest things about yourself. Wow, honest eh!
D. Give the award to 7 more bloggers who inspire you. OK, I will give the award, but I’m not sharing the prize money. (What do you mean there is no prize money?) By the way, you should let them know that you have picked them, they are not mind readers you know!
1.My mother was born in Scotland and my fathers grandparents came from Scotland as well, so I am mostly Scottish, with a dash of French, German and English blood just to keep things interesting.
2.I met my husband when I asked him out on a date. He didn’t know who I was or what I looked like, I just called him up and asked him out.
3.Every house that my husband and I have owned has had a principal room painted red.
4. I read way too fast. We actually had contests when I was in grade school, and I always won. The bad part is I read so fast I forget half of what I read shortly after.
5. I am obsessed with vases. Do you ever find yourself buying the same thing over and over again. That is the way I am with vases, plant pots, urns, I love them and feel that I never have enough.
6. I am also obsessed with books and magazines. I have over 500 gardening books, 1,000 hard covers and many, many magazines. Have I read them all? No. But, I keep buying them.
7. The highlight of my life, (besides marrying my husband) was moving to England. I am a devoted Anglophile, and when my husband told me we were being transferred to England, I was over the moon. Every day was a blessing when we lived there, no one could have appreciated it more than me!
8.I have dyed my hair red since I was 20. It started when I was a model in a hair show. You have to sign a release, and they can do whatever they want to your hair. Luckily they decided I should be a red head. I received so many compliments I never went back to my natural dark brown. My husband has never seen me with brown hair.
9. When I was 16, I saw the movie Jaws. It has effected me for life. For years, I would not go swimming. I could not even stand to look at a picture of a shark. My husband would like to go an a sail around the world adventure. All I can think about is , there would be sharks!
10. I hate my name. When I was little, I got Debbie. That wasn’t so bad until, “Debbie Does Dallas” came out, needless to say, I don’t use Debbie anymore .When I was 18, I took a new job and tried to change my name then. My last name was Combe, so I told everyone that my nickname was Honey. Get it, Honey Combe. (I was very young). Well, I couldn’t remember to stick to it, and my real name came back into use very, very quickly (like 2 days). But, I still hate my name!
These are the bloggers that I would like to award for their courage and dedication to making the world a better place for us all.
Rebecca at In The Garden- she is a true friend (and thinks that I am brilliant, lol), a new gardener, but with very good taste.
Teza at Teza’s Garden -what can you say about Teza, a dedicated father to his kids, unselfishly devoting himself to educating us in rare (and blue) plants
The Garden Ms S of Gardening with Latitude- butterfly lover, mother of the cutest tiger ever, she takes brilliant photographs, hopefully, one day, she will let me in on the secret of how to do this.
Julie of My English Country Garden-I want to live in her garden. If I could design a garden for myself (wait, I did,and it doesn’t look anything like hers, boo,hiss..) this would be the garden I would want. Knowledgeable about all things from Austen to topiary, she is extraordinary.
Jack of Sequoia Gardens-his garden is amazing, the dedication and work he puts in is inspiring (and a little tiring), I could learn much from this man, he is a kindred spirit.
Barbara from Gardening in Mannheim,Germany-a new blogger that I have just started reading, but it seems like we have the same vision. Must do something about that, I already need glasses.
Midgefarmer from Midges Moss and Mud -another new blogger, cat lover with the most beautiful cottage garden. She has a generous spirit.