Monday, 26 October 2009

Honest Scrap Award

I’m feeling thoroughly ashamed of myself! It’s ages since Bogey at A View From the Fairway gave me this award. In fact I was on holiday when he posted it. My thanks and abject apologies to you Bogey but not only am I a procrastinator extraordinaire I'm also an inefficient Blogger. I found this was still just a draft as I checked through my posting list. What a wassock!

I’m really honoured that you thought me an honest blogger. I do always post as honestly as I can, hopefully without offending people.
Well it’s all about honesty so I have to post 10 honest things about me. Now that has taken some time, that leads nicely to the first on the list:

  1. I don’t open up to people easily or show emotions in public. That's probably how I've taken so long to do this. Sadly it’s a family trait I inherited from my Dad. My Mam was very different, wish I had been more like her. I’ve tried to open up on lots of occasions but it’s just not my nature.

  2. I like my own personal space. Don’t like people invading it. Hugging doesn’t come naturally to me unless it’s with my grandchildren. After I went to Spain to stay with a family it helped, a bit!

  3. I’m a bit of a perfectionist about lots of things so I put off doing them or I don’t complete them in case they’re not quite right, well perfect really. Sadly I think my grand daughter has inherited an even more extreme version of this trait!

  4. I’m a messy, untidy person. I used to have a sign on my desk that said “A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind”. It made me feel better. Luckily I shared an office with a woman whose desk made mine look like I was obssessively tidy. Hers was a public health hazard!

  5. One thing I’m not messy with is my clothes. I’m a bit fanatical about washing them in lots of separate colour washes, ironing every crease out of them and repairing them. It all has to be done just right! I'm such a pain but I can’t help it.

  6. I hate the sound of the phone ringing. I just keep thinking, “Go away!” I detest using my mobile, they’re the devil’s invention at times.

  7. I hate cooking and feel really guilty when I try to get out of it. I do love eating though.

  8. I despise dishonesty.

  9. I’ve never had my ears pierced and never will. Why? When I was little my Mam told me that only common people and gypsies had their ears pierced. It stuck in mind. It didn't go down well with her mother in law though. She had pierced ears!

  10. I’m lazy, really lazy. I could sleep until midday in winter. I hate housework. I do clean the bathroom and toilets regularly though, can’t abide them being dirty. I would sit and sew or knit all day and night if I could. Once an old very houseproud great auntie told me that my nanna (her sister) could sit and sew while the ashes from the fire were falling off the fireplace. I burst out laughing and told a shocked auntie that at last I knew who I took after. I know that if I lived on my own I would stay in my pyjamas all day unless I had to go out somewhere, eat sandwiches for every meal, hoover once a fortnight and sew all day and night!

Well I hope I’ve been honest enough.

Now to the rules of this award:

  1. You must brag about the award. (Not sure how to do this)

  2. You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to the blogger.

  3. You must choose a minimum of six (6) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.

  4. Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog.

  5. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself.

Now I find it hard to pick just 6 people as I subscribe to so many brilliant blogs. I’m going to cheat here and say please feel free to take the award. I trust you!

For my final piece of honesty here goes. When I first saw the award I misread it. I didn’t see it as Honest Scrap. I missed the letter S in scrap. Sorry but as I said earlier, it’s all about honesty.

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  1. Winnifred, I think we may be related somehow. I recognized quite a few similar traits. And I don't call it procrastination, it's called perfection. No sense doing it if your not going to do it right. Right? Not only do I hate the sound of the phone ringing but I also hate, and I do mean hate, the sound of the vacuum cleaner. With a passion I might add. And I may not sew or knit but I do love to watch Classic movies all day and would if I could. Yesterday, I didn't get out of my PJ's. Just watched movie after movie. I did eat though! Great stuff Winnifred. Thanks for being so honest about all of this.

  2. Love your honesty. Thanks for stopping by and leaving well wishes for Abe's birthday.

  3. Honest crap...hahahah.. Well, I always knew you were honest even before you got this award. Your answers could have mirrored my own on this. I did used to enjoy housework and cleaning and ironing and cooking, but after so many years of it....a person just gets tired of it. Love jammies and laziness days!

  4. Hi Winifred,

    I've not been visiting much lately but I enjoyed your honesty. I definitely have a few things in common with you. I had that same sign on my desk. Now I have one that reads "Welcome to my loose interpretation of clean." I despise a ringing phone. I think because I worked as a secretary and a switchboard operator. I hate cleaning because it is so thankless. Great post. It made me laugh.

  5. OMG! And after I put my glasses on, I see it's Honest Scrap. Oh my. Forgive my blindness. I'm still laughing though.

  6. I seem to share some common traits with you. Haha Honest crap, that's hilarious.

  7. Fibro? Is that you Fibro?? Fibro Dimitri???

    I thought i recognized your patented large head & fat face driving that silver Pontiac on Friday in my rear view mirror !

    No doubt, you invited yourself as usual to drive that unsuspecting persons car and "hoped" he didn't notice you're and arrogant, dellusional $hit-guy...gave you just enough time, though, to pull-in to Quiznos for some fast food to feed the large head & fat face of's got to grow! Unlike Norsat, of course :)


  8. I love that list.......if I had my way I would sit in my pj's all day doing nothing as well.......

    Gill in Canada

  9. I swear if it wasn't for the one about being a messy person I would have thought I was reading my own post about weird!!! LOL

    I only use my phone to text...if I rings I just look at it!!! LOL

  10. Hi Winifred,

    We are alike in so many ways. I think I'll just do the posting of ten honest things about me. I'm always looking for good ideas I can steal from my friens. See, I'm honest.

    ~hippo hugs~

  11. Count me in on the procrastination list. If there is an anti pass it on list also make me some room. I think we are quite similar considering your list. But now that you are thanking your fellow bloggers I have to congratulate you on your award. I prefer honesty and people that act different.

  12. Hi Winifred ~~ Congrats on the Award and your 10 Honest Things - it is not easy thinking of them.
    I am glad you liked my sweet peas
    and the perfume is nice. Trouble is I have lost my sense of smell so
    can't really smell good or bad smells. Glad you liked the jokes.
    Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

  13. Well done on your award Winifred, well deserved. Loved your list and have to admit to liking my own space and would love a day when I could stay in PJ's all day. A x


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