Sunday, 19 September 2010

And manners cost...........?

Well, I have been meaning to write this post for ages, and keep sidetracking to doing something non-writing related. However there are two people at the moment that spur me on (without even realising it) to keep going with my blog, and try not to put it to one side completely. These people are Ellie and Madameduck . Thank you.

There you go, guess what, that actually cost me not a penny (or cent, dime etc) to say that.

I don't know if anyone else feels like this (and this may be more frequently occurring in England than anywhere else) today's peeps are becoming more and more impolite. I walk through town, and I can either be with my son in his pushchair (not literally you understand, we wouldn't both fit!) or just with my Mum if the little chap is being looked after and I have to keep moving out the way, because I will get so many people that won't at least have the common courtesy to side step a little. Now I am not saying they should "move out my way" otherwise blatantly I would be considered as rude as them.
  What I mean is, the gentle drift you do past each other to give each other the space to walk or even that kind of side step dance from one way to another that you do with someone, who doesn't just walk around in their own bubble. Because I tell you what, this makes both of us smile (or even laugh) and also thank the heavens no doubt, that there are other polite human beings on the planet.

The other thing that would be fantastically acceptable is at least to acknowledge the very notion that I have moved out the way for them, you know the sort of thing I mean, a smile, a nod of the head, or even a thank you.

So many times I have thought to myself, what would happen if I didn't move out the way completely for them? Well let me tell you, I have experimented this, and the person in question has just whacked into me, and then carried on in their own bubble, no sorry or anything. I have also had it where I have moved out of the way and they have still bumped into me without even a sorry. I cannot do this, if ever I have bumped into someone by accident, I have had to say sorry as this is my fault. However I am now increasingly finding myself saying sorry to people that have bumped into me.

When we are growing up, surely we are being taught right from wrong and manners maketh the man so to speak, or are we not anymore? I know that my husband-to-be and I are very much trying instill some manners in our little dude as early as poss (it's a task I can tell you!). Perhaps some people are taught this but then forget their manners along the way? Who knows, but the above I have described is an example, and if I carry on with any more examples I may just wind myself up, or sound like I am a complete moaning fool.

Suffice to say, the point I am getting across is that manners surely cost nothing at all, and yet when I come across someone that does have manners, it makes my day so very much better. This is merely an observation of mine, but does anyone else ever come across this also, feel free to give examples too, as this could be quite a topic for discussion (either that or a complete offload, whichever I do not mind!).

Thank you for taking the time to read, and passing the message on. (see that did not cost me a penny either, so easy!).


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Blog Awards! :)

Well hello peeps! I have just set aside a little time to do my blog awards. I am exceedingly tired but I must do these! I tuned into the blogs that I normally read and or check whats happening in their world, only to find that I have been included in these awards. I am very much appreciative of these awards and I thank you kindly for your comments! So a big thanks goes to Madameduck  and also Ellie . Thank you so very much for your awards and the lovely comments you have made. I also feel I should thank anyone that reads and recommends my blog through the powers of said internet.
Now until recently, I only had a certain number of blogs that I follow, so I am afraid that the numbers of people to dish out awards to will be somewhat smaller than 15, for sure. However I am adding a little section at the bottom of this to reccomend the new ones that I have started following in the last few days because as far as I can see, they are well worth a read and follow!

So here goes.........

The Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award:

Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.

Share seven things about yourself.

Pass the award to fifteen bloggers that you think deserve it.

Lastly, contact all of the bloggers that you’ve picked for the award.

One Lovely Blog Award Rules:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here are the seven things about myself:

I live in West Sussex in England.

I am a mum of one little fella.

I am engaged to a man that I love with all my heart.

I positively love doing art of all sorts including crafts, I am about all things creative.

I have done an accounting course, although on hold now for mummy hood, and am up to part qualified accounting technician status.

I love cooking, but am better at doing savoury dishes ;)

I love the cat family, big, small, lions, domestic etc you get the drift. How powerful and goose bumpy is a lions roar!!

Now if it had had to be 8 things about yourself then I would have added that I am a true libran and have so much trouble on making decisions!!

Okee people tis time for the awards now so dah dah dah dah dah dah daaaaaahhhhhh......

1 - Madameduck - this goes to you for having what I consider the most addictive writing style to read - when I do get a chance to log on, I am always hoping you have done a new post!

2 - Ellie - well apart from nearly being related (when I tie said knot!) you are amazing and an addictive read. I hope that you will be able to post more so I can read more :)

3 - Bloggety blog - you are my bestest friend, but I have to say that you are also a wonderful poet. I also love your posts about stationery (yes we are addicts together!) and the general everydayness that is you.

4 - The Whimsical Quill - yeah your my mummy, but you also get awarded because you inspire me to write, and guide me whilst I do it. You are a wonderful poet and an addictive read.

5 - The Gartner Gazette - young and yet so talented, you really are above your years in writing and because you are a good writer, you also manage to pass on the need to write, its contagious! All inspiring.

Now to the mentions. These are blogs that I have recently started following in the last few days, that I would like to recommend.

6 - Fiction Groupie

7 - Coffey. Tea. And Literary.

8 - Just your average crazy writer

9 - Presented in Cinemascope!

10 - Ramblings of a Drifting Mind

11 - The Writing Room

These need a mention even though no award as yet (although next time the awards come round will be entirely possible!). This is because I have started reading these, and think they are good, hence why I am now following. So once I have given myself more time to read more of these blogs and possibly even comment you can totally include yourself in these awards no doubt :)

Well looky herey, I have completely my Blog awards. I know its only 2.30pm, but very tired > Can I go to sleep now...... :)