Friday, March 26, 2010


I admit it. I've been remiss in my blogging duties. I'm sorry but I do have an excuse.

Apart from work, I've been organising a trip so MONT and I can attend a wedding. In Ireland. In June. Yes I know, it's a long way to go but we said we would so, we are.

The timing isn't perfect for us, seeing we'll only be returning from another trip in early May, but that's just the way it goes I guess. One part of the timing that is perfect though is that I'll be able to catch up with a girlfriend who'll be there at the same time. She lives in Sydney and I haven't seen her since our wedding, six years ago....but she'll be in southern Ireland at exactly the same time as us. Amazing huh?

Anyway, that's what I've been up to.

On another note, I have a big thank you for Amanda at Homely One
Amanda emailed me to tell me she'd given me an award. AN AWARD! The SUNSHINE AWARD!

The rules of the award are:

1.Put the logo on your blog or in a post
2.Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers
3.Link to the nominees within your post
4.Let them know they have received it by leaving a comment for them
5.Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award

So I'm following the rules and doing what I'm asked of.

Now to my 12 fellow bloggette's who I'll also pass this award onto.
I have quite a few blogs that I list on the right hand side of my blog, but to be honest, I don't check all of them every single day.

There are a few that I do though, and that's because I really love them. They aren't all about decor or decorating with white.... but the one thing they do all have in common is that they brighten my day. I feel like I know their authors because they make me feel as though they are inviting me into their lives and homes.

Can't get any better than that

So, here are some of the blogs that make me feel like I'm home:
2. Mimi at Mimi Charmante
3. Rose at Able Mae
5. Karen at Cavania
6. Brismod at Fun and VJ's
7. Tina at Rubies Place
8. White Dove at White Dove
9. Kitchen Hand at What I Cooked Last Night
10. Millie at The Laurel Hedge
11. Stacey at Stacey Snacks
12. Michelle at Michelle Made This

I hope you all enjoy your awards...and I have to say Thank You to everyone who makes me feel welcome into their lives and blogs.


  1. OMG, my first Cape Cod Designs bloggy award.. I am so honoured! I will shout it from the rooftops tomorrow. You are such a darling for supporting me. A-M xx

  2. PS I am sooooo jealous of your trip to Ireland. I was there 14 years ago, on my honeymoon, playing the violin with an Irish band in a pub on St Patricks day... oh happy memories! You will have the best time! A-M xx

  3. Leslie - lucky you, your trip sounds fabulous and how wonderful that you will get to see your friend!! Congratulations on your gorgeous award, it is so well deserved my dear!! Thank you so much also for passing it on to me, I am absolutely thrilled, you are such a sweetheart! Thank you for always spreading sunshine on my blog with your lovely comments! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

  4. Hey Lesley! How sweet of you to include me in your list. Thank you!! And how exciting about your trips. Ireland will be fantastic. I wish I could have a jaunt somewhere other than the hardware shop! Thanks again. xxAnita

  5. Oh you are so lucky, a trip to Ireland sounds wonderful. Congratulations on your award! xx

  6. Thank you dear Lesley for the Award, I'm indeed honoured. I especially loved what you said at the end, you are spot on with your observations. I really appreciate all the support you've given The Hedge, & always enjoy reading your comments.
    Millie ^_^

  7. A trip to Ireland - how exciting!!! What a great chance to go on a holiday and how coincidental that your friend will be there at the same time :) Will have to visit a few of those blogs you've listed that I haven't been to before. Have a fabulous weekend x

  8. Thank you so much for the award Leslie. I'm so honoured you enjoy my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Ireland - darool!

  9. Just discovered your blog, but I thought I'd pass an award on to you cause you just might deserve it. Check it out on my Saturday post:

    Tossing It Out


  10. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  11. I just got to your blog through arlee. Congratulations on your award. And your planned travels to Ireland. I have a table top photo book of Ireland and a picture of Dublin on my vision board. It has always been a dream of mine to get there one day. But in the meantime, I can experience virtual travels via others. Happy travels!


I love to hear your thoughts.