Friday 27 April 2012

Versatile blogger and Sunshine award

I'm very pleased to say that I have received a Versatile Blogger and a Sunshine award from Anuja at Simple Baking - do check out her site if you aren't already familiar with it. I particularly like the makeup bag cake she made for her daughter's birthday!

Rules for both the awards are :
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this Award and link them back.
2. Say some 5 random facts about you.
3. Spread the  joy by nominating other bloggers.
4. Convey the blogger about the nomination.

Random facts about me:
1. I helped renovate a school in Namibia with the Bobby Moore Fund last year which was the most rewarding and possibly most challenging experience of my life.

2. I used to be a financial journalist on the Daily Telegraph and once realised I was wearing a fake Burberry scarf when I was about to meet the CEO of Burberry so had to quickly stuff it inside my bag. That would have been embarrassing! (Note: most journalists are not paid enough to afford real designer labels). 
3. I am extremely short-sighted and have worn contact lenses since I was 12. You know the sight chart in the optician's that starts with one big letter at the top and gets smaller? That one big letter is all I can read without glasses or contacts.

4. I gained a grade 3 certificate in ice skating when I was 31 - it means I can skate backwards and on one leg (though not at the same time!). 
5. I have joined Slimming World in an effort to shift the extra pounds that have come from making - and eating - so many cakes! Though it's not going too well so far....

I would love to share these awards with:
1. Ros at TheMoreThanOccasionalBaker
2. Mel from SharkyOvenGloves
3. Janice from FarmersGirlKitchen
4. Gem from CupcakeCrazyGem
5. Laura from LauraLovesCakes

Please pass on the love!


  1. Thanks very much Caroline! good luck with slimming clearly have more restraint than I do! and I love your burberry story!


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