Saturday 19 November 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

My blog has just received the One Lovely Blog Award from Allyn at Allyn's Blog "Dreaming with Words". Thank you so much Allyn I am absolutely delighted to receive this special award.

The requirements of receiving the award are:
1. To thank the giver and link back to her site.
2. Provide 5 random facts that folks may not know about you.
3. Pass this award on to 5 other lovely blog sites and let them know you're awarding them.
4. Copy the award logo and paste it onto your own site.

So here we go with 5 random facts about me that you probably'd don't know.

I collect almost anything to do with childhood - books, magazines, ceramics, toys, games, textiles and ephemera of all kinds.

I was given a toy guitar for my tenth birthday and eventually learnt to play Hang down your head Tom Dooley and Leaning on a lamppost. They were the only two tunes I mastered and I played them over and over and over again.

When I was a little girl my dad used to sign - underneath the lantern by the barrack gate, darling I remember the way you used to wait, 'twas there that you whispered tenderly that you loved me you'd always be my Lili of the lamplight my ow Lili Marlene. It was the only song I ever heard him sing.

School friends used to call me Flickers - I'm not going to tell you why!

My grandma Daisy refused to spend money on toilet paper; if you needed to use the toilet she handed you a newspaper and a pair of scissors. It was essential to cut the newspaper into neat squares otherwise it wouldn't flush!

Here are my 5 nominations;
Carry Us Off Books
Storybook Love Affair
Sharon's Sunlit Memories
The Desert Rocks
The world from my window

Congratulations, I hope you all have fun with the award.


  1. Congrats! you do have a lovely blog!

  2. barbaraannefisher19 November 2011 at 14:44

    Thank you for calling in and leaving a comment, I appreciate it very much.

  3. You certainly have one of the loveliest blogs I've ever seen. I love the aesthetics and colorful drawings that sweep me back into nostalgia. Thank you for sharing this award and I can't wait to stop by the other blog winners. Congratulations Barbara for having a delightful place to rest and remember....

  4. barbaraannefisher19 November 2011 at 17:09

    I was very happy to pass the award on to you. You have a lovely blog and I always enjoy calling in. I shall look forward to reading your random facts. Enjoy the other blogs.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your award with me Barbara and including my blog as one of your nominations. I've really enjoyed visiting March House Books Blog since I found it - somehow you always seem to be able to find something special to write about and your illustrations are just magical.

  6. barbaraannefisher19 November 2011 at 22:46

    I was really pleased to pass the award on to your lovely blog. I’ve always liked paper dolls but after seeing so many beautiful examples on your blog I feel inspired to start looking for and collecting them myself.

  7. Congratulations. It is a lovely blog. Found you through World from my Window - Will be back often to read and remember and wish and dream of used-to-bes and might-have-beens and futures yet unknown.

  8. barbaraannefisher20 November 2011 at 20:19

    Such lovely words, thank you!

  9. Thanks Barbara, for sharing the love. The award is now on pride of place on my sidebar and I've spread the love onwards and upwards.

  10. barbaraannefisher22 November 2011 at 09:29

    Love your random facts. Thanks for passing the award along.

  11. Barbara, thanks for the nomination. There's something oddly familiar about the way your grandmother insisted on using newspapers as toilet paper. In some places in China, people don't use toilet paper, too. I think some of them used bits of stones to scrape. (Shall not go into details here ...)

  12. barbaraannefisher23 November 2011 at 12:08

    Oh my goodness – stones!! I went into some very ‘odd’ toilets while in Beijing – none of them had toilet paper but I didn’t notice any stones... and even if I had I would have assumed they were for decoration!

  13. I have to agree with the bestower of the award. You have a beautiful blog. It's quite refreshing to look through all these literary treasures you have found.

  14. barbaraannefisher24 November 2011 at 08:25

    Thank you Jean, that's a lovely thing to say!

  15. I love reading little tidbits about my online friends. Congrats on another blog award. You deserve it, and congrats to the winners.

  16. barbaraannefisher27 November 2011 at 15:48

    Thank you Donna I was delighted to receive the award, so I'm glad you enjoyed reading about it.


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