Infinity Dreams Award!

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I am incredibly honoured to be nominated by healthyinallhues for this award! Thank you so much! Please go visit her blog as she has some beautiful food ideas, and her blog is just generally gorgeous! She always inspires me to get a little more creative in the kitchen!

The Infinity Dreams Award Rules – 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back.
  2. Post the award badge and rules.
  3. Tell 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Answer the question that were set for you to answer.
  5. Nominate 11 other bloggers and set questions for them.

So here we go…..

11 facts about me!

1 – I am a married mum of 2 beautiful children, a boy aged 4 and a girl aged 7. I thank God each day for blessing me with such amazing children! They are my world 🙂

2 – Myself and my husband have just celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary. We have been a couple for over 15 years though so it feels much longer! We met when I was 18 so we have grown together 🙂

3 – One of our favourite family pastimes is going for walks. Living in Wales, there are so many opportunities to get out and about in the fresh air! We have a beautiful walk just up the road from us which leads us to a beautiful lake, known as Blue Lake, as the water so often look bright blue. Very relaxing place, where we often take a picnic and enjoy some time together!

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Our lovely Sam enjoying the view!

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4 – My sister in law is one of my very best friends. I love her to pieces and I am so lucky to be part of her family. For my birthday she bought me a lovely plaque which says “Sisters in law by chance, friends by choice.” It sums up our relationship perfectly!

5 – I am an Auntie to 3 nieces and 5 nephews, and love them all to bits!

6 – My baby sister has just started looking at and visiting different university’s to decide where she would like to study. This makes me feel two things – 1 = Old! (how is my baby sister nearly ready to fly off to university)?! and 2 = Incredibly sad. I will miss her so much. I literally get a lump in my throat every time I think about it 😦

7 – I love filling charity bags with old clothes and shoes. It makes me feel I am doing something to help, even if it’s only something little!

8 – I hate bad manners. This is my pet hate! Manners do not cost anything. I try to instil good manners and politeness into my children, as I truly believe it helps you get along better in life!

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9 – We used to own hens until we had to move home and couldn’t take them with us. (We gave them to our farmer friend to add to his group of egg laying hens ) 🙂 I used to call them ‘my girls’ and loved them to pieces! My favourite was called Pippa and she used to potter over to me each time I was in the garden to keep me company! There were no tastier eggs!

10 – I used to be terrified of snakes. (I couldn’t even walk into a reptile house at the zoo, and had to turn off the TV if a snake flashed up on the screen)! I am still not particularly happy around them, but I have tried over lots of years to make myself more comfortable around them, as I do not want to pass my fear down to my little ones. I had a proud moment last year when me and the hubby took the kids to a small zoo, where one of the keepers got out their largest snake and was offering zoo visitors a chance to hold it. Hubby jumped at the chance and held it, as did my son and daughter! I however, could not bring myself to hold it, but I did stroke it which for me is a huge achievement! I will have to keep working towards a full on hold!

11 – I have just attended a training event for my job which was all about getting children exercising. I spent two and a half hours dancing, pretending to be various animals and being an astronaut! Best training session ever (even if we all looked slightly mad whilst doing it)!

My questions from lpmendoza – 

1 – What would you do if you had a million dollars? 

Firstly, I would make sure each of my family members had their very own home, not rented, and give them some money to make them more comfortable. Then I would buy that dream farm of mine, including my little farm shop and make my dream a reality!

2 – What is your favourite aspect of blogging?

Definitely reading other bloggers thoughts and comments, and reading other bloggers posts. I love getting inspiration from other blogs 🙂 I really feel like I have made friends in the short time I have been blogging and I love it!

3 – What is your favourite blog post that you have written? 

Ooh this is hard! I really enjoyed writing my Liebster award post as it was my very first award nomination! https://paintboxmum.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/my-liebster-award

My favourite post relating to a creative activity is probably my Rainbow Caterpillar post as it is one of my kiddies favourite creative activities and looks super cute! Find it here – https://paintboxmum.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/rainbow-caterpillar

4 – What is one moment in life that has shaped you?

Giving birth to my daughter nearly eight years ago definitely shaped me into becoming a better person. Having children gives you a perspective of the things which are truly important in life and causes you to become less selfish. Your main priority is your children.

5 – What is your favourite season?

My favourite season is Winter! It is an incredibly beautiful season with snow and ice, and I love wrapping up warm and going for winter walks with the family! I love curling up in the evenings in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate! It also includes Christmas and I love the magic that Christmas brings for the kids. The range of crafts we do at Christmas is fantastic!

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6 – Do you prefer books or movies? 

I love books! My nickname in primary school was bookworm as my head was always buried away in a book, or in the library! I get carried away reading 🙂 One of my favourite parts of the day is reading a bedtime story to each of my little ones.

7 – Which would you prefer to live in – Country or City?

Country! I have lived in both and I loved the City when I lived there, but as soon as I experienced life in the Country I knew where my heart belonged! The peace and tranquillity is bliss.

8 – If you could have one super power what would it be?

I would love to have the ability to heal and help people.

9 – What is your favourite food?

Cheese and cabbage. Beautiful foods!

10 – How do you spend your free time?

Crafting and creating is how I spend the majority of my free time. I also love reading, walking, running and visiting new places.

My Nominees – 

 travellingtorecovery

pinkpearbear

sadiesnest

lifebellissima

whatsbeccooking

mycreativeresolution

toddandjenmake10

heenieblogsfood

theproofgate

smilingnotes

raisingagem

 I love reading all the above blogs and they give me lots of inspiration. Please visit them and say hello!

My questions for my nominees if you choose to take part are –

1 – Why did you start blogging?

2 – What is your favourite thing about blogging?

3 – Could you share a blogging tip?

4 – What is your favourite film?

5 – Fruit or vegetables?

6 – Walk or drive?

7 – What is your biggest dream?

8 – Where do you go to have some ‘me time’?

9 – What is your biggest achievement to date?

10 – Where do you like to holiday?

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14 thoughts on “Infinity Dreams Award!

  1. Thanks again for nominating me! I love blue lake. My husband once jumped off the stupidly high ledge. (Pre-me, I’d never have let him!!) Weirdly enough, our choccy lab Monty loves it there too & has probably stood on that same spot looking longingly at the water! Small world!! Fab post. ☺️

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      1. It is stunning. Llyn Clywedog (I am taking a slight spelling stab at that one, also not 100% sure I’ve got the right lake at all😆!), is also amazing lake. We went up when it was frozen one year. That whole area is lake heaven!

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  2. Lovely post, Claire! I love getting to know my fellow blogging friends better! 🙂 I loved reading about your sweet hen, Pippa! What type of hens did you have? Our are Rhode Island Reds — they are so sweet and friendly! 🙂

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      1. How lovely!! I’m sure you do miss them — they are so much fun!! I love how they they will follow you around in the yard!! Ours will sit on our back porch and wait for us to come outside or bring them a treatto eat! 😉 They love oats mixed with banana. 🙂

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