Tuesday, 6 December 2011


Sometimes you are having a bad day and it is dragging and suddenly someone sends you an email, and all the negativity of the day is gone and you are just really thankful. Yesterday, Betty thought I should receive The Versatile Blogger award. So here it is, in its full green glory - very cute. I have been thinking lately a lot about the blog, should I carry on, is it worth it? Does anyone care? And then an award given by a fellow blogger suddenly makes it all worth it.

With this award comes a couple of rules, including sharing 7 things about me. I already did the HUNDRED post, and there are quite a few bits and pieces about me there, but I thought it would be fun to talk about my 7 addictions.

1. I am a yarn and fabric addict. My hobby room is getting really full. But I love it.. One day, all of this stash will be making fabulous projects. Time is what I need - anyone has found out how to make days longer (48 hours would suit me).

2. I am a books addict. I have just signed up to our loval library, because I cannot actually have more books in the house.

3. I am crime TV series addict - I already referred to my Hercule Poirot obsession (not in any weird way), but I could add Midsommer murders, Lewis, Luther, Spooks, 24.. Perfect for knitting.

4. I am a sleep and food addict. It is quite simple I am in a real foul mood if I have not slept or had no food. I go quiet and cannot concentrate on anything else, and I get quite angry - basically you don't want to meet me when I am like that.

5. I am a skiing addict. I love it. Since I am 3, I only missed ONE skiing season. I have had a major accident 15 years ago, and it has not changed anything.

6. I am an email/internet/facebook/social network addict. I have friends in different countries, and this is the greatest way to keep in touch with them - or 'meet' like-minded people (through the blog for instance).

7. I am a chocolate addict. BUT not a fan of chocolate cake. I don't like it - don't know why. Currently in my drawer are awaiting some Lindt chocolate, dark chocolate and Chunky KitKat... Hmmm..

So I promised last week an outfit post. This has clearly not happened. There is a couple of VERY good reasons for this. First of all, we were super late for the party, and could not take picture before and then, well I was in no state to have my picture taken. Secondly, I am doing an interior design course (8. I am a learning addict) and module 4 was due today, I had to finish the drawings yesterday.

So will there or will not be any post about the outfit? There will be at some point this week. M needs to help out (ie take pictures), but for the time being here are the different bits and bobs composing the outfit.

Dress for Coast; Bag from Topshop;

Bangle from Oasis;

Scarf/Shawl by me -

jardin des plantes pattern La Droguerie

I LOVE the scarf. I am quite honest about the successes of some of my projects, and this one is a clear success. I was slightly peeved when I realised that PurlBee had a very similar pattern as the one from La Droguerie (for free) but then I would not have had that amazing yarn. More on the project to come this week.

So the next step is to spread the Versatile Blogger word - I am able in turn to award it to 15 of my favourite blogs... Expect some email to come guys!


  1. Congratulations on the award. I loved reading the facts about you. I am definitely a sleep addict!



  2. Congrats on the award!

    I could have written nearly all this post myself! It is hard sometimes to find the will to carry on with the blog, I have to agree. And I so agree with you with the sleep and food deprivation- I also get very snappy if I'm hungry. It must be being French!


  3. Well deserved!
    Same thing happening here with lack of sleep: Mrs Hyde comes out and Dr Jekyll is on holiday.
    I know what your favourite song is: rehab by Amy Winehouse
    About taking photographs of the outfit: haven't you got a delayed action shutter on your camera? 10 seconds would be enough to 'strike a pose'

  4. Congratulations on the award! I love your addictions, but no chocolate cake?? Really?!! Hope you're going to be careful this ski season! Love the look of the outfit too, the scarf is very pretty :)

  5. Congratulations on the award! I love discovering new things about the people behind my daily reads...and I really look forward to the outfit post...Have a lovely day!

  6. Congrats on the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me :) xxx

  7. I am thankful that I have you in my life. Love Mrs Hippo


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