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A Christmas themed one lovely blog award

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The fabulous Heledd from Running in Lavender recently nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much gorgeous lady. As Mr H describes my blog as “a gigantic pile of loveliness” I am thrilled to be nominated for this award. 


The rules for this award are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
2. Share seven facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 or so bloggers that you admire.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the nomination.

A few months ago I published the post 25 facts about Mrs H. (It includes what happened when I met Mr H’s friends for the first time. Spoiler alert: it was messy.) So I am going to follow Heledd’s lead and share 7 Christmassy facts instead:

1.) Christmas in our household begins on 1st December and lasts the whole month. On 2nd January, the decorations come down and we throw ourselves with gusto into the New Year. 


2.) Every Christmas Mr H and I will sit down and watch “Labyrinth”. The. Best. Film. Ever. As a child, I used to dream that I was the girl in the crystal ball dancing with David Bowie.

3.)When I was a little girl, I asked Father Christmas for a doll. I sent him a picture of the exact doll that I wanted. On Christmas Day, I received a note from Santa. The letter explained that he and his elves had searched everywhere but had failed to find my doll. Instead, he had placed another special dolly under the tree. One that he knew I would love. Santa was right. I adored that doll and gave her the name that decades later I would give to our daughter.

Mrs H, the toddler – check out that retro decor!

4.) One of my happiest Christmas memories is helping my Gran to put up her hair in the mornings. I used to sit on her bed, talking nonsense, handing her Kirby grips and watching in awe as she coiled her long plait into a tight bun. I can still remember the scent of her face powder and the look on her kind face as she precisely placed each hair pin.

5.) When we were really young my brothers and I received our presents from Father Christmas in sacks. We protested profusely the year we were told that Santa was downgrading to stockings. It seemed completely unfair.  

6.) We used to perform a mini family carol concert after dinner on Christmas Eve. My brothers would skulk off to watch TV. My mum would play the piano and my grandparents and father would be forced to listen to me singing “Away in a manger” and “The little drummer boy”. Thinking about it now, it seems like the whole concert was one big ego trip for little me.

7.) At 15, I played the Angel Gabriel in a church nativity play. A special blue light was purchased to enhance my ethereal performance. Sadly, this angelic grace was ruined by the four little boy shepherds who decided to put their heads up my skirt!

I now have to nominate 15 wonderful bloggers to receive the award and share 7 facts about themselves. I am afraid that I am going to bend the rules again and nominate these lovely ladies:

Aby at You Baby Me Mummy
Becky at 3 Princesses and 1 Dude!
Leigh at Headspace Perspective
Hannah at Mums’ Days
Em at Snowing Indoors


Mrs H 


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  • Reply
    you baby me mummy
    December 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Love The Labyrinth! Blast from the past. You were so cute huni! This post is on my to do list and thanks again for nominating me. #TheList xxx

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      I am so thrilled that I am not the only person who loved the Labyrinth. It was a huge part of my child. And thanks for the compliments. Little Miss H looks exactly like me. Poor thing. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Katie Humphrey
    December 10, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Some lovely festive facts here Lucy! I swear I have seen a photo of myself in that exact same dress!
    I forced my kids to watch Labyrinth for the first time earlier this year. They were REALLY reluctant but were hooked after the first 30 minutes 😀

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Ha ha! Firstly Sarah has my chair and now you have my dress. Obviously our parents all went to the same store to buy all their shopping. I am so glad your kids liked Labyrinth. It is the best film ever. Fact. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Leigh Kendall
    December 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks so much for including me lovely lady, I will try to do mine soon! Love Labyrinth too, and like Heledd says above, ‘the power of voodoo you do’ – makes me smile! xxx

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      You are welcome gorgeous lady. That film is amazing. And that song is the best. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Twinkles Momma
    December 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Hahaha!! I LOVE the thought of the shepherds with their heads up your skirt!! LOL! That’s priceless!! 😀

    My favourite is your memory about your grandma. Conjurs up sch a lovely image. So lovely that you remember it in such detail.

    Caro #SundayStars

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      It was a very funny moment. I was desperately trying to remain angelic whilst kicking them out from under my skirt. And thank you for your lovely words about my memory of my Gran. It is such a happy memory. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Heledd in Lavender
    December 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    The power of voo doo, who do? You do! Love that film too!!! Great festive facts. Sounds like you had a lovely childhood xxx

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      You remind me of the babe!!! It is the best film. We have already watched it this year and Little Miss H even watched a bit of the film with us too. Thank you so much for the nomination lovely Heledd. Thank you also for your gorgeous comment. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Julia Bryson
    December 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    How cute are you?! I wanted to call my daughter after my favourite doll but was outvoted! Xx

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Ahhh… you’ll make me blush. That is so sad that you were out voted. But your daughter does have an absolutely beautiful name. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    sarah Christie
    December 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Love it Lucy and I had exactly the same chair growing up, really brings back memories x

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Ha ha! That is hystertical that you had the same chair growing up. It was obviously an obligatory household item in the late 70s/ early 80s. Thanks for your comment lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    December 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I LOVE this! Fab Christmassy facts about you. So many wonderful memories of your Christmases and I bet little Miss H will love reading about these when she is old enough to.
    Love you x

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Karen… you always write the loveliest comments. Thank you for saying all this. I love you too. I actually had great fun writing this post and thinking of all those happy times. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    you baby me mummy
    December 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you for nominating me huni xxx

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      Mrs H
      December 29, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      You are more than welcome honey. I loved your post. You are one fascinating lady. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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