Monday, 25 June 2012

Good Day Sunshine!

What a lovely day this Monday morning promises to be. For the first time in what feels a lifetime, we are waking up to sunshine without gale force winds. In a few hours I will also have my stitches removed and I finished my Lace back Hoodie yesterday afternoon...woot woot!

To top it all off, the first email I opened this morning was from the lovely Tanya who surprised me with the Sunshine Award. If that isn’t the sweetest way to start your week then I don’t know what is!

The Award comes with the following rules: 
1: Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
2. Answer the 10 questions about your favourite things.
3. Nominate 10 blogs to receive the Sunshine Award and let them know they've been nominated. 

Favourite animal:
To be honest, all animals (even spiders and disgusting bugs and mites) are great. There is no malice in them and they do what they do to survive. There are many that are strikingly beautiful like the Tiger or some of the many exotic birds. I always had a soft spot for Foxes, Frogs and Hedge Hogs but if I really have to pin it down to my all time favourite it would be a tie between Wolf and Eagle (of each of them I have a tattoo on my body – shows how much I love them, I guess)

Favourite number:
There is none – but the number 2 sounds kinda cool. Because if you had two of everything you could give one away as a gift

Favourite non-alcoholic drink:
Water – nothing is more refreshing and better for you than our elixir of life.

Facebook or Twitter:
Used to be on Facebook but found this very interfering – people I never knew wanted to be “friends” and if you questioned why they wanted to be they got upset. It is just too high school for me (she/he with the most friends dies the winner, blah blah blah).
I am still on Twitter but that is more so for reading some of the funny tweets that celebrities leave

My passion:
Has always been something craft related – I am always busy with my hands. First it was watercolour painting, then scrapbooking/cardmaking and now it is crocheting and knitting.

Getting or Giving:
50/50 – I like both in equal measures.

Favourite Pattern:
From the ones I completed I would have to say Lace BackHoodie by Maria Tobita. Purely because this is the first EVER cardigan I have knitted which actually fits like a glove. And it doesn’t hurt that it looks good and is an easy knit.
Then there is one crochet shawl, which has been on my mind for quite some time but I am reluctant to buy the pattern as I am not sure my crochet skills are up to it: Kornblomst. One of these days I may try it though...

Favourite Day of the Week:
Hmm, I don’t have a favourite one but two that I dislike: Sunday (for being only one day away from Monday) and Monday (for being Monday)

Favourite Flower:
That’s easy: Lily all the way, baby. I love their elegant look and their scent. They are followed closely by the Orchid, which I find just as beautiful.

Favourite Country:
It has to be England, my chosen country of residency – otherwise I wouldn’t be here, right? But there are many other countries I like. Naturally I will always have some bond with Germany, haven been born and bred there. I left in 1998 and still believe it was the best move I ever made as my quality of life here in England is much better than it ever was in Germany. I love going back once a year to visit my folks up North plus Mr P and I love to take a holiday in the South of Germany every couple of years (coming up soon again...yay!).
And then there is Norway – oh my how I love that country. The scenery is stunning, people are so friendly and welcoming and I actually love the way in which they work WITH natural resources. If I ever had to turn my back on England I would try to relocate to Norway.

And here are the blogs that bring sunshine to my days – I am not sure if these have already received the award previously and I cannot give you ten as there are not that many which excite me with their new posts as much as these do:

Have a stellar week everyone!


  1. Oh thank you, thank you for nominating me, that is so sweet of you! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy reading yours. I loved reading your answers (especially 1.) and I simply cannot wait for you to reveal your newly finished Lace back Hoodie!

  2. Thank you for the nomination! Loved reading about your favourites. We've got quite a few in common!

  3. Congrats on your award, Kim! Was so fun to read all about your favorites. :)
    And hope you are enjoying your sunshine!

  4. Thank you! I really enjoy reading your blog as well! And can I tell you how envious I am that you live in England? It is my dream to live there someday. Norway is also beautiful.


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