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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

I've Caught A Butterfly!

My lovely and very artistic friend, EvaMarie has handed me The Butterfly Award.  This is a new Award to me, so thank you very much EvaMarie!  Much appreciated!

To accept this Award, I have to 1) refer back to the person who gave me the award, 2) answer the questions below, and 3) pass it on.

Questions :

Name your favourite colour : dusky pink.

Name your favourite song : That's a difficult one for me, because I have favourites going right back to the 1960's (yes, I AM that old!!!), but one that I absolutely adore at the moment is Adele singing Make You Feel My Love.  The words are beautiful and I listen to it over and over because I am such an old romantic! (Hee Hee).  I don't know whether the link I have added will work, because I have never done this before, but you can easily Google it if you would like to listen to the song.

Name your favourite dessert : (I thought it said 'favourite desert' when I first read it!! Ooops!) : warm chocolate cake with soft melting chocolate on the inside with cream or vanilla ice cream. (Gosh, I feel that I've  put on 5 lbs just thinking about that).

What whizzes (????? ?) you off : I presume that means what upsets me! : I can't stand meanness in people, and I don't like unkindness or bullying.

When you're upset, you? : cry!

Your favourite pet : I don't have a pet at the moment, although I have been dog-sitting Alfred, my daughter's French bulldog, whilst they have been on holiday in Ibiza.  They will be home again on Wednesday evening. 

Black or White : I guess black, although that's not written in black and white!

Your biggest fear : becoming so ill that someone would have to look after me, and I would lose all my independence.  Makes me shudder just thinking about it.

Best feature : my heart.

Everyday attitude : caring.

What is perfection : God's love.  After that, sitting in St Mark's Square in Venice (at Florians) enjoying a chilled glass of Rose¬ and listening to the orchestra playing.

Guilty pleasure : I'm don't really feel guilty about any of my pleasures!

I would now like to pass this Award on to -

Becca at

Teresa at The Middle Side of Life.  Teresa is actually having surgery today, so it would be nice if you could say a prayer for her, or just send her healing thoughts.

Duncan over at Our Home Called Kuantan.

Lovely to be with you all again today, and I'll see you again soon!


SkippyMom said...

Nicely done my friend! I like your answers too. Eva is such a lovely and talented lady - I was tickled with the award.

I need to go back and add favorite pet. Forgot that one. could I with the monsters wandering around?

Tee is going to be just fine - she'll be home by this evening and hearing better soon! I can't wait for her. :)

Thisisme. said...

SkippyMom - good morning! You're the first one on today. I am looking forward to reading your answers on this one! I would love to be able to paint like EvaMarie - such a talent.

lyndylou said...

What a lovely award and I really liked your answers :)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Congrats on your award Thisisme
and enjoyed reading your answers.

- Fiona&Raindrops&Daisies

Shady Del Knight said...

Congratulations on reaping another well deserved blog award, Thisisme. Your answers enabled me to learn a little more about you. There were no surprises, however, because I already knew that you are a loving, caring person and an outstanding citizen of the world. F.Y.I. - my favorite desert is the Gobi! (LOL) Give Alfred a pat and tell him Shady (Tom) sends his love. Have a wonderful Tuesday, dear friend!

orchid said...

Congratulations, my dear Lady!!!

Oh, what a beautiful award☆☆☆
And I also enjoyed reading, loved to know about you from this post.
Have a nice week, hugs xoxo Orchid.

Odie Langley said...

I loved your list of answers giving us some up close and personal info on our friend across the pond. Have a wonderful day

vintch said...

your best feature most certainly is your sweet heart! i loved this Q&A! adele's version of make you feel my love is so haunting and beautiful, i do agree! congratulations on this well deserved award, sweet friend!

rainbow said...

I can think of no one who deserves this award more then you. From reading your posts and getting to share your Photos you are an enjoyed breath of fresh air in the day to day life of this crazy world. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR BEING YOU.

Just to let you know Rich and Jack will fly to London today and Ginger is already there. It will be good for them to be together as a family. It is hard for me to let them go BUT I AM HAPPY FOR THEIR ADVENTURE.

Eva Marie said...

Hi Diane,
What a nice post - I like your answers :)
So happy to be off work now for a few weeks - to just chillax! Hope the weather is good over there - it's been a bit dull here today, but quite warm.
I will collect plenty of inspiration for my art and I will take a lot of pictures to post when I get back.
Enjoy your evening my friend :)

Claudia Moser said...

Great answers and congrats on your award! And love the background, looks pink :)

Thisisme. said...

lyndylou - it is a cute little Award, isn't it?! Thanks for popping over today. I've just read your post about the demise of poor Mumbles. You are a wicked woman!!!

Raindrops and Daisies - Hi Fiona. It makes me smile every time I type the name of your blog! Thank you for your congratulations.

Shady Del Knight - Hi dear friend Tom. Outstanding citizen of the world? Pardon me?! Who is this paragon of virtue - it certainly can't be me!!! I was going to say Sahara for the Desert. Hee Hee! I've enjoyed looking after little Alfred, and he is being very good. It's a whole new experience for me, having a dog around. Enjoy your week over there in Florida.

Odie - thank you, as always, for your comment and glad you enjoyed the post. I thought the questions were a bit different from the norm. Hope it's not too hot for you over there mhy friend.

vintch - your words (in your posts and in your comments) always manage to warm my heart. Thank you for that my friend.

rainbow - oh my, what a lovely, generous comment you have left for me today. Thank you so much for that. I admire you when you type in capitals that you are happy for your family's adventure. Of course you are, but it won't make it any easier for you will it my friend? I will remember you in my prayers.

Eva Marie - thank you my friend. I can imagine how wonderful it feels to be going away for two whole weeks. Have a wonderful time and, as you say, just think of all that inspiration you will gather whilst you're over there. Have a super chillaxing time!!

Claudia - thank you so much, and for always popping across to leave a comment. I'm wondering if the background of my blog is a little too pink!! Hee Hee! So pleased you saw some warm sunshine today.

Chatty Crone said...

I am so glad Eva sent this to you - love your answers - dusty rose - you and Eva have the best names - and good for you that you are not guilty of anything!

Bouncin' Barb said...

I know I'm behind on my reading while I was burying my head in the sand but reading this put a huge smile on my face. You really are an AWESOME woman. You have grace, integrity and class. Not to mention a heart of gold. You're a very dear friend! Hugs and Love....BB

andrea brionne said...

lovely blog!

andrea g.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

thank you very much for the award! i was trying to get through all of my blogs tonight but just not quite up to it. surgery went well and i'm home, but dealing with quite a lot of pain. not terrible, but enough to be an annoyance and need medication for.

this is the hardest part of the whole thing - getting the screw put in. once i get the processor (in about 3 months) this will just be a distant memory.

i'll get my answers up in the next day or so.

thanks for the shout-out. i think a lot of people were praying for me today because i did very well; no panic or anxiety attacks at all.

you are very much such a very sweet lady and i'm blessed to call you friend.

Duncan D. Horne said...

It's always good to receive awards. Thanks for passing it on to me!

Duncan In Kuantan

Thisisme. said...

Chatty - thank you! It was a nice award to receive I thought, with some good questions.

Bouncin'Barb - thank you dear friend! I've missed you. I presume that you didn't literally have your head in the sand?! Anyway, glad I brought a smile to your face today. Hugs as always.

andrea brionne - thank you! Lovely to see you here today, and I hope you will come by again.

Teresa - I was so pleased to receive this comment from you and to know that it all went well. I pray that the pain will soon ease, but well done you with no panic attacks at all! I do believe in the power of prayer. Please keep us informed as to how you're feeling.

Duncan - it was my pleasure to hand over the Award to you!

Shelly said...

This is my first time to comment on your blog. I love what you put for dessert- sounds delicious!

Thisisme. said...

Shelley - hallo and welcome! Lovely to see you here today and perhaps you will call by again. That dessert does sound yummy, doesn't it?!

Olive Cooper said...

Great answer about not having guilt over your that.

Carol Wyer said...

What a beautiful award and you gave super dooper answers.
You have the most generous nature and a humungus heart.

Pat MacKenzie said...

A lovely award for you. My favorite song of all time is Unchained Melody - I loved it before it became the theme song for the movie Ghost. It's so heartbreakingly romantic.

LV said...

Nice learning so much about someone completely across the world. I like your outlook and attitude. That is a very pretty award and well deserved.

becca said...

thank you how sweet big hugs

Bethe77 said...

Thisisme cngrats on your well deserved awrd how lovely that is and to your blog winners as well. Saying a pray for your friend.
I love all those fun facts about you.
I must agree with you on the fact that you do have a very lovely and wonderful heart. You have been so faithful and supportive as with many as we all go through challenges.
Thank you for being the lovely Thisisme that the Lord has blessed us with.
You are amazing

Thisisme. said...

Olive Cooper - hi there! Glad you liked the guilty pleasures answer!

Carol (facing50withhumour) - and you are so very generous with your comments my leetle friend!! Eeek. Thank you so much.

Pat - oh, yes, I so agreed with you about Unchained Melody. I still think that the version by The Righteous Brothers is by far the best.

LV - Hallo! How lovely to see you here today. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

Becca - my pleasure! It's because you give me pleasure with your beautiful poetry my friend.

Bethe77 - thank you so much for popping across and leaving such a heartwarming comment. I know that you are going through a lot of worry in your life right now, so I appreciate you still finding time to comment. You're pretty special yourself, you know! Blessings.

Pearson Report said...

Congrats on the lovely award...I'm sorry I'm coming late to the party, I'm just now getting around to catching up on some reading...your blog is a favourite!

You really do deserve the honour - and your answers to the questions were great!

Cheers, Jenny