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Monday, 7 July 2014


I have been nominated for another blogger award! 

The Versatile Blogger Award - VBA is a way to honour a blogger within this wonderful online community. It also helps to bring new readers to the blogs nominated and to those who will be nominated by me! It is a great way to find new blogs to follow and I look forward to making some new blogger friends along the way :)

So, firstly, thank you Jan Baynham for nominating me.

Right, the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are:


- Thank the person who nominated you, (as I have above). 

- Include a link to their blog - click on Jan's name to follow the link to her fantastic blog 'Jan's Journey Into Writing'

- Nominate 15 bloggers. - I'll do this at the end.

- Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself. Well, that's the easy bit, so here goes; some random pointless information about myself -


  • I once made headline news in The News of the World. Okay, when I say 'headline' it wasn't front page or anything, or 'news' as such - but it was top of the page! I won't embarrass myself by going into too much detail - the headline stated "Put Your Pic Where Your Mouth is Sam"-  read into that what you will...

  • I sleep walk, talk, shout/scream. My son has inherited this too (unfortunately his is far more dramatic) - it's a bundle of laughs in this house at night!

  • I love 80s films. I haven't seen them all - but those I have I admit to having seen again and again. Can't beat the 'Brat Pack' :)

  • I am completely freaked out by low flying aircraft. I mean - totally. I will hit the deck if needs be. And to be fair, it doesn't even have to be THAT low. Can be a tad embarrassing at times... However, I love flying and have even had a flying lesson. Go figure.

  • I love being by the sea. It is my all time favourite place to be when I need some time out. Being by the crashing waves is so therapeutic, the rougher the better! I do have to be careful though, as if I stare too long it has this 'drawing' effect and I just want to jump in. 

  • My last child weighed in at 12 lb 10 oz -a week early. At the time he was the biggest baby born in the hospital ever. I may still hold the title, not sure. Bearing in mind he was that big, my placenta weighted 4 lbs and I had polyhydramnios (too much amniotic fluid) - I had lost 2 stone when I weighed the next day. Wish I could lose 2 stone in a day now!

  • I struggle to finish things I start. I have a dozen beginnings to stories that I fear will never reach 'the end' and I have begun a number of courses in my time that just never got completed. Not sure what that's about - possibly it's because I get bored easily!

It's my turn to nominate other bloggers now. I keep up with quite a few and love it when a new one comes along. I know that many I follow have already been nominated, but those I have chosen range from ones I have followed for ages, to 'newly acquired' ones. Each brings something different and I always take something from each post. Please drop by and check these great people out!

And to those on this list, please feel free to accept or decline -


I will look forward to finding out more about my nominees!

Thanks again Jan for the award.

I would love to add to my list of blogs to follow, so if you have any recommendations, please do leave your suggestions in the comments - as well as anything else you might want to tell me :)

Thanks for stopping by.



14 comments:

  1. 12lb 10oz Oh my goodness Sam! Mine were 5lb 11oz and 5lb 13oz.

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    1. I know, mad isn't it (caesarian thankfully!!) my second was only little though 8lb 12oz :)

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  2. Thanks for accepting and responding to the award, Samantha, and for posting the link to mine. I couldn't believe the weight of your last baby - I never made 7lb with any of my three and my daughter was only 5lb 8oz! My mind is also running away with me as I imagine how you made 'News of the World' headlines! ;-)

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    1. No, thank YOU Jan! And those weights seem far more sensible for babies, I basically had a four month old from day one :( As for the headline, it was my moment of fame, I'm rather hoping one day I can make headline news for far better reasons...and in a better newspaper!

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  3. Thank you! I sent you an email and I will post mine tomorrow (Thursday)
    12+ lbs! Wow! My biggest was 8lbs on the nose.

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    1. Can't wait to read it Karen, thank you for accepting!

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  4. Thanks so much for nominating me, Sam!
    I'm going to skip the common baby thread, I just can't relate. ;-)
    #7 Though, having tons of projects started; THAT I can relate to. There are at least 20 folders with notes on books waiting for my attention. Sheesh!
    I'll get mine done ASAP and link back to you.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Haha Gary!! I am glad I'm not the only one that has a computer full of beginnings and notes then!
      I shall look forward to reading some interesting facts about you - I'm sure there are many ;)

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  5. I love being by the sea too.

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    1. It's so calming isn't it Patsy? One day I'm going to live by the sea (you gotta dream!)

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    2. I already do! *smug face*

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    3. Haha!! You be smug, you deserve it ;) I'll get there one day!

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  6. Thank you so much for nominating me!

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    1. You are very welcome Mary, your blog is very informative and entertaining, I hope others will check it out :)

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