July 23, 2009

Honest Scrap And Two Awards.

All of you, my blog friends are so very kind to me and you keep passing onto me these lovely awards. I am really sorry that I never seem to get around to actually acknowledge you all and to tell you how much I appreciate the fact that you feel I deserve all this attention.
I think I would have to go back months and months now to thank you all and I seriously doubt any of you would even remember the occasion.

With that said, you should know that I display all the awards proudly on my sidebar, even though I do not always thank you officially.

I decided to pass on two awards and one award tag to only those who I never given awards to before; even though I wish I could pass on all the award to EVERYONE.

The first one, "One Lovely Bog Award" I received from the very lovely Shelly and I pass it over to Jeanne at Tales From A Cottage Garden, just for the simple reason that her blog is very lovely.

Most recently the very talented Kat awarded me a very beautiful award, called "I Love Your Blog Dahling!" I think that is such a fancy looking little thing, I immediately though of one person who should receive it. I am passing it on therefore to the very beautiful Evi from Absolutely Ladylike, as I really love her blog and she is a dahling.

Last week I was tagged with an "Honest Scrap" award by Sprinkles, (whose blog I hope to get to know better soon). This gift comes with a meme attached. And you know me, I love tags.
The tags prompts me to list 10 honest things about me and then pass this tag onto 5 people. I am often reluctant to actually tagg people as some of you might not like it so much, but I am taking a chance with this one, considering it comes with an award.

My choice are (I am choosing eight instead of five):

Reasons To Be Cheerful...

I hope you will accept.

It is completely fine with me if you only accept the award, without doing the tag.

Here are 10 absolutely true things about me:

1. I have been to the hair dresser about four times in my entire life and hated the outcome every time. I cut my hair very seldom, in fact the last time I had my hair cut must be over three years ago.

2. I live in one country, but I hold a passport from (and am a citizen of) another country, but that is not the country where I was born. Hehe, that is a bit of brain exercise for you.

3. I have a piece of glass embedded in my left knee. It has been there since my childhood when I fell on a broken glass while running.

4. I have participated, together with my cousin as an extra in a Czech movie as a child. The filming took a whole day and we made 50 Czech crowns (equals about $2 today), which was quiet a lot for a 11 year old at that time. However, my cousin told me later that the scene was cut out of the movie.

5. Before I got my driving license, well, before I even sat behind a wheel of a car, I knew how to drive a tractor. I kid you not. For two weeks one autumn I worked on a farm in Sweden. I was 14 and I drove a tractor across the fields with a trailer attached to it, complete with a conveyor belt, while the men from the farm were harvesting vegetables. I have a strong feeling that this was anything but legal.

6. When I was thirteen years old, I piloted a large, commercial ferry. Well, for a minute at least. While emigrating to the west with my parents, I traveled for the duration of two days aboard a ferry between Germany and Finland. There was a tour of the boat and the bridge and the captain allowed me to steer the boat for a little while.

7. I have once skipped paying a bill at a restaurant. Terrible but true and I feel ashamed to admit this. I was young and dumb. I and about ten of my equally dumb friends did run away without paying. However, we were what you might call "stupid criminals", as we have booked the table in one of the friends name and left a telephone number as well. The restaurant called this friend the next day and asked kindly to have its money. Do'h.

8. I hate roller coasters. I have absolutely no idea why people find these amusing; to me they seem dangerous and quiet scary, to be frank.

9. I have had my ears pierced since I was about a month old. That was a normal tradition in my culture; all the newborn girls had their ears pierced and were given golden earrings as a gift.

10. I have walked down the Grand Canyon, all the way to the Colorado River and up again, in one day, in the winter time (I think it was late February). On the way back we walked by flash light. One of the more scarier of my experiences. But worth every minute.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your awards!!! I've tagged you over at mine for a meme if you are intrested in tking it, please collect it!

You're blog deserves all those awards. And guess what? I won my fist blog award this month! You've got it too, 'The honest scrap award'...

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Congratulations on your awards - you deserve every one of them, your blog is just great!

Thank you so much for my award - I'm really flattered and a little bit amazed too!


Kat Mortensen said...

First of all, Protege, thanks for a great award! Secondly, you have quite the "transport" memories - tractors, ferries etc. I'm still trying to work out where you hold citizenship. You were born in Czechoslovakia, right?
I'm absolutely with you on rollercoasters; they petrify me.

I confess, I actually enjoy a good meme, so I won't have any problem doing one for this tag. Thanks again!

p.s. I believe we bestow so many awards upon you because you are genuine and your blog has so much beauty and personality. Right, everyone?

Sumandebray said...

Congrats for the awards ... Lot of hard work had gone to deserve these...
You have lots of interesting stories to tell. But you have briefed your experience quite well and does full justice to the motto ... "Life is an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved."

Unknown said...

congrats on all of your awards!!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh, I thank you for this lovely award! It made my day! So glad you come and visit The Glen! I enjoy your comments so much.

It has become a regular part of my routine to visit "Life, Work and Pleasure" and check in on your daily thoughts...love that you are a gardener, a traveler, a lover of precious kitty cats!! ;)

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Z, oh dear, I can see I've come at a bad time, bearing yet another award, my dahlink!

Please pop over to collect it, and congrats on those beauties, too!

Love, light and warmth x

Hilary said...

Congrats for your awards. Passing them along to first-timers is a FINE idea. :) I liked your list and of all of them, I'd sure like to have done the last one. :)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Congratulationsto to you and to all of your friends!


Congrats!! You truly deserve every award. By the way, I must mention - every stop into your blog - leaves me craving for a run in an open field and strawberries for some reason ;) maybe it's the lovely background image?


Donna said...

Congrats on your awards, and I enjoyed reading your meme!


Julie Hibbard said...

You get more interesting every single day. I love all these things about you. You are one in a million and I am so very happy that our paths have crossed, however distant and cyber! :)

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Dear Zuzana! You gave me the best award ever...it will really suite for my blog, LOL :-) Thank you soooooo much.

No.9. The same thing happened with me in Hungray, LOL. The local doctor made it with a needle brrrrrr. I was crying so hard..(my Mother too).

No.10. I "envy" you for this wonderful experience!!!!

Thanks again Zuzana, much much love: Evi

Holly said...

I love knowing all of these new tid-bits about you!!
I am not AT ALL surprised that you very seldom (if ever) cut your hair.:)
Congratulations on your awards!

sprinkles said...

Congrats on all the awards! I see I'm not the only one who thinks you are so worthy!

You said you were looking forward to becoming more familiar with my blog. Mine's quite dull compared to yours, mostly 'cuz I just don't know what to do with it. So don't check it out too closely, k? LOL

Zuzana said...

thank you so much for the tag, I love them, so yes, it will be my pleasure to do it.;))

thank you and you are welcome.;)) You deserve it too.;))

thank you, so glad you except!;)) You always leave the most wonderful comments.;)) Thank you so much for liking my tag answers and for your wonderful compliments, they mean a lot to me.;))

thank you - how kind of you to stop by and leave always a wonderful comment, I truly appreciate it.;))

thank you so very much.;)) xo

thank you and you are so welcome, it warms my heart that you accept.;))
I love my visits to your place and likewise your blog is on my daily must read list.;))xo

thank you; you are the kindest person out there.;)) Always full of life and love. I am very honoured, I will be right over.;)) xoxo

thank you dear friend.
I always have bad conscious as I would love to award everyone everything, I just do not know how to get it to go together as I want no one to feel left out.;))

thank you so much, that was very kind of you.;))

than you so much to always find the time to stop by.;))
Your cravings are as a compliment to me.;)) Actually, strawberries are grown here and are even exported, as they are known to be one of the best ones in the world.;)) So perhaps you just have a great instinct.;))

thank you so much, glad you did not find it too boring.;))xo

right back at you. You are one of the most positive, optimistic and kind people I have met.;))
Thank you for your always kind words and compliments.;) xoxo

yes, in our culture girl suffer in the name of fashion already when their are babies, right?;))
Thank you for your always wonderfully kind words and that you accept the award.;)) Yes, I agree, it fits your blog well.;)))
Have a wonderful Friday.;)) xoxo

I am happy you still enjoy these "selfish" memes.;)))
You are so kind at all times to me.;)) Glad you did not find the hair thing too strange.;))
Have a wonderful Friday my friend.;))xo

thank you and thank you again for bestowing it onto me in the first place.;))
And your blog is lovely, you are giving yourself way too little credit.;))

Beverlydru said...

I love the 10 tidbits. So funny about getting nabbed as a silly teenager. It's good to catch up with my blog reading! I've missed that... along with my sleep. ; )

Melanie Gillispie said...

I laughed sooo hard at #7 I'm afraid I may have woken up my sister!

Gal Friday said...

I hate roller coasters, too. Tried it once when I was nine years old and said to myself, "NEVER again!"
I always say the only way I would get on one was if the life of one of my loved ones was threatened. Even thousands of dollars couldn't make me do it....
If you can climb into and hike out of the Grand Canyon(wow!)and drive a tractor at 14, you are exciting enough in my eyes. Who needs horrible roller coaster rides, right?

Zuzana said...

Yes I was a bit dary in my young days.;))
Welcome back from your lovely family occasion.;)) Thank you so much for finding the time to stop by.;))

I am soooo happy that I also make you laugh.;)) As you make me laugh at all times.;)) So glad you enjoyed this, I was a bit dumb in the good old days.;))

so glad you share the dislike for those strange contraptions that make us risking our life, health and sanity.;))
I am happy you are back and had a wonderful vacation.;))
Thank you as always for your kind words.;)