Wednesday, 30 September 2009


Ooh, thank you Debs, whose blog is utterly fabulous by the way, for this gorgeous award.

The "Your Blog is Fabulous!" Award stands for: Integrity. Commitment to Excellence. Stubbornly Optimistic.

List five current obsessions:

1. My wonderful family and friends – No explanation needed.

2. Writing – See my blog for details.

3. Injustice – Ooh, I could go on and on and on about this – but I won’t. We see injustice in every corner of the world and sometimes in our own lives. And, in truth, I try hard not to obsess about it NOW – So it’s not, in fact, current – ooh, er have I broke the rules? But the way I see it is this, if there’s a way to solve the injustice, I will do everything in my power to do so. But I’ve learnt, as I reach the grand age of 25 (Okay, okay, 30 ;-)) that sometimes you just have to let go.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

4. Bullying - See above!

5. The baggage retrieval system they’ve got at Heathrow. ;-) – Best ask Monty Python about that one!

I would like to pass the award on to the following super-duper blogs. I know some already have the award, but hey what the heck, let’s live a little!

Helen P

Tom Foolery




Helen H

Fionnula (Who it's good to see back in blogland!)


Flowerpot said...

now I'v egot to get my head round my 5 obsessions too!

Karen said...

Aw, thanks Amanda :o))

I can relate to all your obsessions apart from the Heathrow one, which I know shamefully little about having been out of Blighty only once in my life :oO

Jenny Beattie said...

Congrats on the award Amanda. Great answers.

DAB said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, toooooooooooo, kkkkkkkkkiiiiiiiinnnnndddddddddd Ms Allsorts :-)

Ruddy keyboard is playing silly buggers or is that me being silly? ;-) TFx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Great answers. I completely agree with you about injustice, oh and Heathrow too :)

Lane Mathias said...

Great answers, great quote.

you are 30 aren't you?;-)

Amanda said...

Good luck with thinking of your obesessions, Flowerpot!

My pleasure, Karen :-)

Thanks JJ :-)

Not like you to be silly, TF :-)

Thank you Debs!

Of course I am, Lane - we're the same age, remember! ;-)


Helen P said...

Mandy thank you! I didn't rush in because I have so many obsessions I couldn't narrow them down to just five and I also wanted to nick a couple of yours!

HelenMWalters said...

Ooh, brilliant obsessions. You can never have too many x

DJ Kirkby said...

Excellent obsessions. x

Unknown said...

Congrats on the award. And brilliant obsessions you have. :o)

Amanda said...

My pleasure, Helen P :-)

So true, Helen H!

Thanks DJ :-)

Thank you, Shirley!


Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Aw, thanks Mandy. Will give this some thought...

Great list and love that quote.


Jan said...

Accepting the things you cannot change...hard, BUT brilliant advice!

Amanda said...

Hi Jan, yes ... sometimes easier said than done!

Amanda said...

Ooh, Suzanne, missed you there, sorry! Have read your list, brilliant! x