Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.


The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!



Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Awards, awards, awards


Well, thanks so much Jen at Jennerally Speaking for my lovely award.

In return I have to tell you seven things about myself that you might not know. The problem is with this is that if you've been following me for a while, you probably do know much of what makes me tick. But here goes:

1. I swam naked in the Adriatic Sea with my first boyfriend, aged 18. And my clothes were stolen.

2. I love tulips and daffoldils - and have bunches of them in my kitchen as often as possible.

3. I adore anchovies and would eat them with pretty much anything - on their own if necessary.

4. One of my all-time favourite actresses is Judi Dench.

5. I have a big birthmark on my shin.

6. I would love to run a bookshop with a fabulous cafe selling carrot-cake - and will one day when money is not an concern (ha ha)- so I don't have to worry about competing with Amazon and Kindles.

7. I am planning a huge 45th birthday party in three years time to celebrate achieving five years in remission. And Rog and I will head to Mauritius to bask in the sun.

And now I have to pass this award on to 7 of my favourite blogs. But I'm going to pass it on to 9. Call me crazy! Some of these I've given awards to in the past - but they remain my favourites and if you're a new follower of mine, I'm generously sharing the delight. Enjoy.

Legend in his own lunchtime

Letters to the World

Life of Riles

Older mums are fun

Uno, dos, tracey

Fruit of the Carolyn

Diary of a Desperate Exmoor Woman

I don't have an attitude problem

How to Survive life in the Suburbs

Phew! It's hard work this awards business. Imagine how stressful getting a BAFTA would be.

4 comments:

ModernMom said...

I always enjoy reading your posts and this little peek....things we didn't know about you...is fab!

Thank you so much for passing the award on to me, I am truly touched!!

Rebecca S. said...

Thanks Kate! You know, until this morning, I was getting one of those feelings like: does anyone really want to read my blog anymore, are my readers getting tired of me, etc. So, you have really made my day! I'm checking out the other blogs too because if they are friends of yours, they could quite likely be friends of mine, too. xoxo

legend in his own lunchtime said...

Thanks Kate. I am hopless at these things, but I will try and keep this going. I am so glad you like visiting my blog. The feeling is mutual. I'll be up at your Mom's pub in the middle of May. I think it might be my round.

Tim Riley said...

Hey Kate, thanks for the award. Always nice to be recognized, especially by someone whose blog I really enjoy. I'll be sure to pass it along this week.