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Friday, 24 June 2011

Sunshine Award

My friend, Claudia, at The Story, has very kindly given me an Award which I haven't actually seen before, and I thank her so much for thinking of me.   It's called The Sunshine Award.  I'm sure that Claudia would appreciate it if you popped over to say hi.  She has recently suffered an unfortunate accident whilst on an aeroplane, in that a lady sitting behind her in the plane was putting something in the overhead locker, and her bag dropped right onto poor Claudia's head.  She has been to the doctor and has a mild swelling on the brain, and has to take plenty of rest.  Claudia has been suffering from horrendous headaches ever since, and I am sure that we all hope that she will soon be fully recovered.

To take advantage of this Award, I have to tell you something about myself.  Well, in actual fact, I do have something quite funny (well, I thought it was funny!) that happened to me only yesterday.

An envelope arrived in the post addressed to myself and hubby, and I could see that it was a card.  When I opened it, this is what I found -

It was from the Head of Fundraising at the Children's Hospice South West, for which I do voluntary work.  Now then, she knows me very well, but, for some strange reason, she has sent me this card.  I'm sure you will all know that a Golden Wedding Anniversary represents 50 years of marriage so, even if I had got married at 20, that would make me 70 right now!!

My daughter said, "well, there you are mum.  Perhaps you don't look as good as you thought you did!!"

I have e-mailed this kind lady (!), thanking her for the thought, and I am awaiting her reply, which should be interesting.  It really is such a strange incident, because our Anniversary isn't until the end of the year anyway, so where this has come from, goodness only knows.

I have to pass on this Award to 5 people, and I would like to give it to some new people, and these are :

I can promise you that all of these blogs are absolutely delightful.

Now, as you know, I shouldn't even be here, so I am going to scoot!!

I'm so sorry, I forgot to tell you about the Charity Cream Tea that we held here on Tuesday afternoon, and some of you very kindly asked how it went.  Well, we woke up in the morning to heavy rain (yes, again!!), but by the afternoon, it had cleared and we had sunshine for the rest of the day.  Lots of people came along to support us and we raised just over £300, which we were very pleased with.  We had a trio of musicians playing in the garden, and it all went very well.  Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take any photos, as I was too busy making cups of tea and spreading the scones with the strawberry jam and delicious Devon clotted cream!


BECKY said...

Oh how funny! I can't wait to hear if you get an explanation about the card! And congrats on your award! You definitely are a sunny person!

Claudia Moser said...

Headaches are better, thank you for your kind concern! And what a strange wish, I am pretty sure it was addressed to the wrong pair :) And congratulations on the 300 pounds, that is simply great! Well done! Enjoy the weekend dear friend!

EvaMarie Sa said...

Lovely post - congrat's to the lovely award :-) I do like your inspiring and happy posts! Have a lovely Friday!

Gawgus things... said...

Becky - Hi there. I am still awaiting a reply to my e-mail. The poor lady is probably mortified!! Hee Hee! Hope all is going well with your writing.

Claudia - I'm so glad that the headaches are better. Yes, we were very pleased with the amount raised. Hope you have a lovely weekend as well.

EvaMarie - Thank you my friend! Hope you have a relaxing (or should I say 'chillaxing'!) weekend.

Thisisme. said...

Those replies to Becky, Claudia and EvaMarie are actually by me - thisisme!! Slight technical hitch. LOL!

Odie Langley said...

Congratulations on the award and I hope you get that person straightened out about the mystery. I will now go over to visit Miss Claudia. Have a great one.

Shady Del Knight said...

Aha! I just read your comments and they confirm what I have always suspected - that you and Gawgus are one and the same! (LOL) Adding to the confusion is that card you received. Well, your secret's out, Thisisme. You were a child bride, Ruby Violet's age when you wed! (LOL) Have a safe and happy weekend with your family, dear friend!

Thisisme. said...

Odie - yes, I expect she is feeling a bit silly my friend! Thanks for always popping over.

Shady - Eeeek! All my secrets are coming out today dear friend! LOL!! When I made my comments, I didn't realize that you-know-who was logged in by her blog name!! Yes, I was a child bride that's for sure!! Enjoy your weekend over there.

becca said...

congrats on your award and how funny about the card i love your daughters reply that was priceless.

Thisisme. said...

Becca - thanks! Yes, I can always rely on my two daughters to come up with something funny!

orchid said...

Oh, thisisme.
How generous of you to tag me with this wonerful award. I was SO glad to receive it and just finished posting.
I chose my only fan letter story because "Angela Lansbury" is from England. Sorry if you don't knoe her.
Well, the card thing; it sure sounds funny mistake, isn't it?

Have a great weekend my sweetest friend, Orchid.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Good thing you love your daughter after that comment! haha. That is a bit strange though isn't it? Oh well. I was watching TV the other day and heard about Devon's clotted cream which immediately made me think of you. And smile! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog too. It is very special to me. Hugs Awesome Friend.

Chatty Crone said...

You are well deserving of the Sunshine Award. You do bring sunshine into a lot of lives.

Happy 50th - lol.

dubgirl said...

Thanks for the award and popping over to my blog, I will post the award on my blog, trying to think of something really interesting! x

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a sad happening, for your friend. I will go over and wish her well.

And your weather again cleared up. This time, for your lovely Tea. *Mother Nature* must really love you, my Dear. :-)

50th Ann.! Gracious me oh my! Poor lady, I'm sure she meant well, but probably mixed you up, with another person.

You are sooooooooooooooo not looking like you are on your 50th Ann.!!!!!!!!!!!!! So not looking 70. You are "cute-as-a-bug-in-a-rug and tell your cute daughter, that I said so. :-)

Gentle hugs,

Katherines Corner said...

Giggle, loved reading this and congrats on your award, well deserved!!Hoping your weekend is a sweet one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

Sush said...

Hi ThisIsMe..
Thank you for the award, I will have to do grand scale thinking of something about me worthy of putting in a posting and how I shall share.

So thrilled your Tea was a success and the sun returned for the day. I need your connections with Mother Nature!
Have a lovely time with the family...

Thisisme. said...

Orchid - I'm glad you were pleased with the Award
my friend. Yes, I know Angela Lansbury. Murder She Wrote! I like her very much. Enjoy your weekend too.

Bouncin'Barb - it's really good of you to pop over to see me on this anniversary day for you. Hope you are okay . I can't believe you heard about Devon cream on TV. Awesome! Take care and sending hugs.

Chatty Crone - thank you! You say the nicest things!!!

dubgirl - my pleasure to give you the award. And I look forward to reading your post my friend.

Aunt Amelia's Attic - yes, the weather blessed us again! :) I like that . "cute as a bug in a rug!" Hee Hee! Gentle hugs back to you and enjoy your weekend.

Katherine's Corner - lovely to see you here today! Glad you had a giggle from the post. Enjoy the weekend. .

Sush - you certainly deserve this Award my friend. I shall look forward to your post. Take care.

Lavi said...

Congratulations for the award! I wonder if your card was just a mistake or if the person who sent it really wanted to send you some nice wishes and didn't find a better card. It would be interesting to hear the explanation indeed!

Thisisme. said...

Lavi - thank you! Yes, perhaps she couldn't find a better card! That's a good explanation. Hope you have a good weekend over there.

Belle said...

Congratulations on the pretty award and on the success of the tea party. I do think of you as a Sunshine kind of person. The live music must have been wonderful at the party! I'm glad the sun finally came out.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Lucky you getting the sunshine award and 50th anniversary card it must have given both you and hubby somthing to think about.

Thisisme. said...

Belle - that's nice that you think of me as a sunshiny sort of person! I do try to be. Yes, it was lovely that the weather was kind to us again.

Jo-Anne Ramblings - It was nice to get the Award. Not so sure about the card though. Hee Hee! Have a lovely weekend.

Bethe77 said...

What a dleight to read about your newest award. Congrats to you and those you ahve choosen as your five.
What a hoot you little card is. Will be waiting to her her response.
I am glad your tea went so well.
At least the sun came out to paly for a short time.
Yes it is wonderful to live near mountains and the ocean. I am very blessed to live where I do.

kneesandpaws said...

You deserve the sunshine award for sure! And congratulations on your anniversary! he he. Might as well celebrate! Also, it's wonderful that you did so well with the fundraiser. I admire people who care for those who are less fortunate. Have a happy weekend:)

Denise said...

Thank you for coming by for a visit and joining my party.What a wonderful giggle you gave me this morning.Thank you and congrats.--you deserve your award.God bless, Denise

Thisisme. said...

Bethe - Thank you. Yes, we were blessed indeed with our cream tea.

knees and paws - thank you for the anniversary congratulations! Hee Hee! Yes, I think I should have got hubby to take me out for a slap up meal in a nice restaurant!

Denise - It was my pleasure to pop over and see you today. Sending blessings your way also.