I was nominated back in March by Claire at Claire’s Chaotic Life.  I did mention that this post might be a little delayed by my own chaotic life…

Finally, I’ve managed to pull the plug on the fast spin cycle – turns out to be really easy; just say No!

I’m not sure what the rules are for the nomination, perhaps the versatile bit means we make it up as we go along 😉  One part of the nomination is to share seven facts and then nominate other bloggers you follow, admire and would like to know a little more about the person behind the posts.

Facts first:

  1. I’ve been married for 25 years. We have two grown up sons, one still at home and a black Labrador called Billy – who with his incessant dribbling fills the toddler slot!
  1. We have lived in the same terraced house for 24 years.
  1. The scaffolders are coming tomorrow, followed the next day by the roofers. I will have a water-tight house.  There is nothing worse than waking from a deep sleep by the drip drip of a leaky ceiling – then making a dash down to the kitchen for a suitable container, run back upstairs to catch the water – all still with one eye closed.
  1. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve thought the leak was fixed – new ceiling, had the decorators in and everything, then drip drip drip…
  1. In two weeks, I’ll be back-packing (but out of respect for my digger’s shoulder and the need for shoes, it’ll be a four-wheeled suitcase) around Italy for ten days with a friend – lots of walking and trains aren’t Mr P’s thing. We are going to do the usual circuit; Florence, Venice, Rome and then Naples from which to explore the Amalfi coast, Ischia and Capri.  Can’t wait.
  1. I’ve been self-employed for 20 years. Organisational development is my thing and it’s been non-stop since the start of the year.  A good thing but I need to learn to get some balance. You’d think I’d have figured out how by now, but no…someone says “Sharon, could you…” and the brain’s whirring in excitement at the thought of a new project.  I’m starting with not working at the weekends!
  1. I’ve had an allotment for 10 years and I’m still in love with it; the solitude, the mindfulness that comes from weeding and dead-heading and watching as my plans become reality and then matured. I’m sad this will be my last year at Park Road but new opportunities await at Cole Park.  There’s quite a brigade of ‘old boys’ at the new site, all lovely, but with certain views on how things ought to be done.  I mentioned to my son that I might put some bunting up, just to see the reaction:  he said that was provocative and I should ‘fit in’.  And there was me thinking I was encouraging a bit of paradigm shifting!!

Thanks to Claire for nominating me; I’m generally a ‘stay-under-the-radar’ type so this has been an interesting challenge for me – my own bunting paradigm 🙂

And my nominations are:

Flighty’s plot


The Magic jug

Electronic scrapbook

Could do worse

Backlane Notebook