7 Little Things….

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My good friend, Jenny, Honey I’m Home has given me the chance to let you know 7 things about myself,  and after unloading all my info, I was supposed to pick out 15 other blogs to  likewise furnish a ‘Stylish Blog Award’ too.
Quite a headache really, BUT I happened onto Beth’s site
Day BY Day (also nominated) and my thanks to you Beth, for giving me a loophole, as I agree with you wholeheartedly in saying everyone is a Stylish Blogger…How on earth could I pick 15 out of all the stylish bloggers I visit and catch up on?.  Impossible, quite simply impossible…  So I award everyone of you this accolade… and you can pick up the baton of sharing 7 things about yourself if you so wish …

Now for the 7 things……

  1. My name ‘Pen’ (Penelope, Penny, whatever!!)  is my middle name, hated by me since childhood , my first name is … not going to say..!!
    But I did start up my blog with the name Lady Penelope, after happening across a
    YouTube video, and therefore it’s all the fault of Gerry Anderson and his Thunderbirds series…  Before my time but it looked fun…
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  2. MY father left the family when I was a small child, (which seems to have affected all of us in different ways) I‘ve always dreamed of finding out why and if he ever regretted doing so. Sadly I will never find out, as he died before we could meet face to face…
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  3. I always wear my Manchester United Shirt when listening or watching their games at home, (can’t afford to go to all the matches) … To my mind this is why they have such ‘winning ways.’  😉
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  4. I was born in Darlington, County Durham, at my Grandparents Bungalow, a place which holds very special memories for me. Sadly when they died it was sold and I would so love to be able to afford to buy it back… Although I do wonder sometimes if without those two special people, it won’t feel the same?
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  5. I have a ‘thing’ about recycling,  I worry about the planet and what our disgusting habits of a throwaway society is going to do to it’s beauty and it’s wildlife. Have you heard about the ‘plastic garbage patch’ ?
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  6. I also have a ‘thing’ about milk, I worry if I don’t have enough in the house.  At this precise moment I have 3 x 4ltrs in my fridge. (the plastic bottles are recyclable…) I have no idea if this phobia is some deep, dark memory from my childhood, maybe we ran out for days?  Who knows how the mind works, especially mine!!
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  7. I wonder daily about life and it’s meaning, I have tried since I was a  child to ‘Do as you would be Done By’…a saying I read in the book  ‘The Water Babies’ by Charles Kingsley… I took this very literally and went about to do a daily ‘good deed’ … Beware anyone who didn’t need help ‘cos they got it anyway, with a massive smile thrown in!!
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    SO there you have it, feel free to join in should you want to… I feel better already…  🙂

LadyP ……..2011
PS… the font colour went haywire and wouldn’t ‘play fair’ So I managed to marble affect it…To try and make it look as if I meant to do it that way…Sorry if it affects your eyes…It’s making mine water!!

38 responses to “7 Little Things….

  1. Glad to have learned so much more about you today.
    Have a lovely evening

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  2. Hi Pen!🙂

    New recycling news: A Japanese guy has designed a device which converts Plastic BACK INTO OIL!!!🙂

    I saw the report on a friend’s email and posted it to everyone on my mailing list.

    IF he gets the funding it COULD mean an end to Plastic Waste FOREVER!!!

    I won’t be doing the seven things – my life has been pretty grim and upsetting to my friends who know me for the person I am…

    Love and squishy hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • MY hopes are raised high, Sir Prenin, that it will happen…plastic back into oil sounds an answer to pray for…
      and No worries my friend, and it took me ages to come up with anything about myself …xx
      I give you this Award…. >>
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  3. Congrats Pen. You are one of my favorite blogging friends. I love your verses and poems.
    xoxo

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  4. Nice post, good to know these things about you. I am also a strong supporter of recycling and helping reduce global warming too! I also try hard to do as you would be done by🙂

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    • Hiya dp, glad you enjoyed me being put on the spot .. 😉
      and I must admit it’s a chance to put your views forward in an easy manner. Not trying to preach sorta thing… Glad you concur with recycling and such like, such common sense when you see the way things are going…xx
      please accept this award, >>
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  5. Knowing information about someone brings about closeness. Through your posts I was already beginning to form moy own conclusions about the real you. I didn’t have the details about your life, but your depth and your soul stood out. Thanks for sharing pieces of your life. As for seven things about my life, I sprinkle my life throughout my posts. Later today I’ll try to get seven new things up on my blog, or not, depending if those new things hook my memory and seven stories or poems develop.

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    • Thanks Dan, gosh, I’m blushing with embarrassment, but thanks for the compliment, and for reading this… I’ll keep an eye out to see if you’ve done 7 things too.. Please accept this award..>>Photobucket

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  6. Wow Pen we all ought to do this I think! Lot’s of things here that most of us didn’t know about you.

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    • Hi there TG,
      I don’t usually like the ‘tell us about you’ emails, what are you wearing, what did you last eat..etc.. but this was different, as for one, it was from Jenny, a good friend, and for two, I had to really think about what was important to me, as a person…and try to communicate that without sounding um…twee…I suppose? I just hope I succeeded x
      I’d love it if you picked up the baton?..and here’s the Award >>
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  7. I enjoyed getting to know a little more about you Pen,
    thanks for sharing!
    I also am very keen on recycling and trying to do all I can to reduce my carbon foot print on something I care so deeply about.
    I’m so glad to read you do as well x

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    • Hi Gary, glad you enjoyed my info sharing, I must admit it took me a while to think of any things I thought anyone would be interested in…
      Glad you’re a greenie, shake pardner!!… Now lets try to convert everyone else… 😉
      Please accept this award my stylish friend..>>
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  8. It is very nice to ‘meet’ you, Pen, and get to know you a little better. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    I am keen about recycling too. We’ve reduced our trash/rubbish so much that it hardly seems worth having it picked up anymore. We recycle what we can and food scraps go in the compost. That still leaves some things, though. I don’t know if it would be possible to be completely trash-free. One of the bloggers I follow is trying to do it.

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    • Many thanks Robin, glad you read my ‘interesting bits’ and enjoyed them…
      shake fellow ‘greenie’ … If we all do our bit how good would that be? 😀 I’m still not there with completely trash free, but trying my hardest…x
      Please accept this award, my stylish friend..>>
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  9. Most enlightening |Pen, and a well deserved Award, Reading your 7 things, I do get an insight into where some of your poems come from.
    I might ‘fess up’ tomorrow, it’s bedtime now, and Tango and ruby are yawning. hugs to Bess, she’s got a smashing MUm. XX

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    • Many thanks Arlene, and glad you enjoyed reading my 7 bits of info…
      I’ll be keeping an eye out for your 7 bits of info about yourself… Took me ages racking my brains to find things I thought would be of interest about myself… I must be a most boring individual. 😉
      Please accept this stylish award for you, my stylish friend..>>
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      • I felt I knew you anyhow Pen, and your life is not boring, I get the same feeling about mine but if you read it objectively, there are bits I think could be of interest. , and I hope you find the money to buy your g’parents house, but as you say, it may not be the same, you should never go back.
        Thank you for my award, now I’m going to find some boring things to say about me. just to keep the pot boiling so to speak. [but it takes a bit of courage]

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  10. you said seven things… I bet you’re glad it was just sevebn and not a hundred and seven? well it’s been nice reading about your seven little things, and who knows, perhaps we will learn even more about peeps on here as time goes on? well I’m not being a Nosy Parker… lol That’s the Thunderbirds Theme again… lol Be good now Lady Penelope… If you can I mean? lol

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Shhh, Andro, or that’ll be the next request!! 😉
      I am most heartily glad it wasn’t 107, or I’d have just caved in., maybe say I brushed my hair 100 times? cheating? moi’? never!! …and didn’t I tell you? Parker’s retired, or maybe still wandering round a certain graveyard covered in an invisible cloak, not knowing if he’s dead or alive!! 😉
      and I am always good, ’tis everyone else that doesn’t behave….x
      Have this award my stylish Gothic friend…>>>
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  11. We all know you a little better now
    Thanks for telling about your self
    Take care
    Sue

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    • Glad you enjoyed my 7 bits of info Sue, and maybe TG was right, we should all do it, to feel we know that bit more about each other in this wonderful community of ours on WordPress.. xx
      Please accept this stylish award my friend…>>
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  12. Hi Pen, This is terrific! I LOVE that you use your middle name, the one you have always disliked, as your pen name (ha!). Some of the other things we know or guess at. About your dad – you have that very special poem, but to hear you talk about the reality is also so powerful. No explanations offered but always hoped for, even after death. The heart never gives up hope. Thanks for this beautiful post — sending big hugs!
    (Perhaps I will work up the nerve to participate after we return from Yellowstone – leaving next week.)

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    • Glad you enjoyed reading the blog Monica, I’m just so relieved it was only 7 things…and have a wonderful time at Yellowstone…I am so, so jealous…BUT if you bring back loads of photo’s it won’t feel so bad…😉
      Please accept this Stylish Award… for such a stylish friend…>>
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  13. Some names on spaces are easy to relate to and your name always gives me a lot of joy to see in my spaces and comments , I always know you have taken the time to read and comment on my stuff and I always know I will have an enjoyable time reading your posts , an interesting life Princess and thanks for leeting us have a sneak inside your world.
    Ian aka Emu

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    • Many thanks Ian aka Emu,
      I appreciate your lovely compliment, and I’m just glad that you do enjoy my writings, it’s just great to share thoughts and ideas, and may I reciprocate in kind…my thanks to you for sharing your wonderful poems of love and romance, …
      please accept this Stylish Award to my stylish Australian friend…>>
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  14. I love the stylish Blogger awards as we did get the added pleasure of leaning tidbits about one another.
    xox

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    • I know, Carole, and no matter what we say about trying to keep our privacy, we still need that certain detail about each other, something that makes us feel we ‘know’ the other person and have been right to make them our online friend…as I do you…and Miss Catt of course….xx
      this is for Miss Catt (and you too of course…😉 >>>
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  15. Hi Lady P – so good to learn more about you😀 Thanks for this fun and interesting post xx

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  16. Hi Pen, hope you don’t mind the comment.
    i really liked the “stripped back” feel of this post – it very revealing and honest. lovely read.

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    • What can I say Bex? I didn’t notice this comment, and this reply is rather late in the day… Hugs, and nay thanks for your words… glad you enjoyed reading a bit about me, as a person…xx
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  17. oh thats what pen stand for! i woulda never guessed.. congrats pen

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    • Hi Eva, glad you enjoyed the read of my 7 little things, and yes, Penelope, (a bit of a mouthful) I always shorten to Pen, a rather apt name, I think, as in using my pen to write sort of thing. 😉 .. xx
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  18. I like that name… Its not a very common name… But its nice to have a more unique name right… My names also pretty rare… N speaking of milk i am highly health conscious, so i make sure i drink two glasses of milk everyday… Don like its smell nor the taste so i usually mix something with it n then drink… Congrats again on winning the award…

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