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Happy New Year!

Just a quick post!

In 3hrs & 3 mins it’ll be New Year here in the UK and I’ll probably be tucked up in bed after consuming some rather lovely pink bubbly!!!!!

To everyone out there in blogger land Happy New Year and I hope 2013 is a fantastic year for you all with lots of love, sparkles, glitz and glamour!

I’ll see you all in the new year

Natty xx ❤ xx

Blog Awards Prt 1

I have been lucky enough to be nominated for a couple of awards recently. I ❤ getting these as they’re from fellow bloggers which means a lot especially as I’ve only been doing this for a few months and I’m a rank amateur ha ha ha!

So, the first award is the Inspiring Blog Award which the beautiful Anouchka of Life of Bun, a sassy, funky, gorgeous fellow Cruelty Free blogger, nominated me for! Thanks honey I’m so flattered!

Not being one to follow convention Anouchka changed the rules and put some great questions in instead! Here are my responses…

What clothing item makes you feel at your best?

Iron Fist shoes!!!!! I can’t wear their platforms but the flats are amazing, so cute and the designs are so rock n roll so, me to a t! The clothes are also amazing I have a gorgeous black and white jacket from them.

When are you most energetic? Morning/Noon or Night?

Tough one this as I’m always knackered as I have 3 kids 6 and under ☺! Probably noon as I’m pretty much awake by then ha ha ha!

Time to kick back and relax! What’s your pick-me-up food/drink?

I’m a bit of a hummus addict so probably that. I’ve recently found caramelised onion hummus mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Drinks wise a mint aero milkshake from Pinkies Cafe in Afflecks Palace Manchester a 50’s style cafe ❤❤❤.

What’s your favourite kind of chocolate?

God this is a bloomin hard one! I ❤ chocolate too much. Probably the fruity ones from Hotel Chocolate mmmmmm. I particularly ❤ their Eton Mess, strawberries, meringue and white chocolate. Need. To. Stop. Thinking. About. Chocolate…

What’s your favourite past time?

Apart from hanging with the kids I love to go dancing, gigging and reading. I also have a new re-found love, roller skating, I think I’m having an early midlife crisis!

What sound do you love?

Giggles from the kids, cheesy I know but it’s a wonderful sound!

If you could pack your bags and leave right now, what country/city would you go to?

New York! It’s the only place in America I’ve been to and I loved it! All the cool shopping and interesting people not to mention the food and the feeling that I’ve walked onto the set of Seinfeld ha ha ha.

There’s an album called “the soundtrack to your life” what songs would have to be on it?

This is the hardest question ever! So many tunes so little time…

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd – this was our first dance when i married my husband, I ❤ it so much “we’re just 2 lost souls living in a fish bowl year after year”

Back in Black – AC/DC – My kids fave tune so got to be on here \m/

Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack – this just gets me every time such a great tune.

Hurt – Nine Inch Nails – this is one of the most powerful songs I’ve ever heard. Jonny Cash did a brilliant cover just before his death but the original is the one for me as that’s the one I had when I was going through my teens ❤!

Jem & The Holograms – Music is Magic – giving my age away here but I wanted to be Jem so badly ha ha ha oh Synergy why weren’t you real?????

Half Man Half Biscuit – Trip to Trumpton – Hilarious ’nuff said!

Grave Diggaz – 1-800 Suicide – Old Skool hip hop ❤ from the film Demon Knight great cheesy horror from the 90’s

Debaser – The Pixies – Reminds me of going to The Penny Theatre in Canterbury on Tuesday nights for indie night when I was 18.

Karmadrome – P.W.E.I – my now husband got me into these when we were 18 and this is my most fave tune! England’s Finest, they were the soundtrack to my life when I was younger!!

There are millions more I could put on here but you’d be fed up with me…

Do you have any bad habits?

Uh yeah! Loads! I’m messy, ALWAYS late, über clumsy and never stop talking to name a few!

What’s one habit that others have that you absolutely cannot stand?

Rudeness and bad manners!!!!! It takes very little effort to have good manners and be polite but so many people don’t bother. If you’re rude and/or have no manners I don’t want you in my life!!!
Also people who litter, lazy bastards with no respect for the beautiful world they live in!
Rant over…

Now to the nominations…

1. Fuller Figure Fuller Bust – It’s safe to say I would still be in an ill fitting bra if it wasn’t for George at FFFB she is a bra legend!

2. Mother Nature’s Snuggery – A brilliant blog covering all things Eco and natural. Lots of yummy recipes to try for beauty stuff. I’ve learnt a lot about the nasties put in products from this blog!

3. Tales from Betty Bees Towers – Lots of advice, beauty reviews and gorgeous 50’s inspired clothes/makeup etc ❤ it!

4. Skin Goodness – Another blog with lots of lovely natural stuff in it edible and not! There are so many recipes I want to try…

5. Higher Thinking Primate – some interesting science stuff on here and also conspiracy stuff (giggle), good for the inner geek!

6. Indefinitely Still Me – Very frank, honest blog mainly dealing with mental health and it’s effect.

There you go! Congratulations all these blogs mean a lot to me. I also found a lot of these through awards which goes to show how important they are.

Another awards post at the weekend as I’m off to The Smith’s night in Manchester tomorrow night.

Blog Awards

I was very flattered recently to have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award and Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Mother Nature’s Snuggery, check out her site as she covers all sorts of yummy things and even includes recipes to make yourself.

It’s such an honour to be given this and a HUGE thank you to Mother Nature’s Snuggery as I’ve not been blogging for long and recognition from peers is such a flattering and important thing to get :)!

So here goes:

Rules:

1. Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger award/ 8 Bloggers for the One Lovely Blog award – preferably ones who are relatively new to blogging. As there’s so many I’m going to break the rules slightly like my nominator did & give both awards to 10 bloggers! I’m also awarding to blogs that are new to me as well as those that are relatively new 2. Let them know that you have nominated them. 3. Share 7 random facts about yourself. 4. Thank the bloggers that have nominated you. 5. Add the Award picture to your blog post.

7 Random Facts About Me:

1.  I really miss living by the sea and walking up the pier

2.  I love old school looks like Pin Up, WW2, Hippy

3.  I got engaged on the drawbridge of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland Paris

4.  I am a terrible decorator!

5.  I’ve always regretted not taking up skateboarding

6. I believe you’re never too old for dolls!

7.  I’m not brilliant at remembering my beauty routine :S

Now for the nominations – drum roll please:

1: A Peach A Day

2: Blue-Eyed Bookworm

3: Skin Goodness

4: Anonymous Hedonist

5: Fashion Forward

6: Sleeping Bootay

7: Dandyzette

8: The Classy Anarchist

9: No Animals Harmed

10: Pink Moon Cafe

Enjoy and Congratulations 🙂