One Lovely Blog Award

TGI Friday, am I right? Ohh yes.

This week has been quite tiring I must say. The first half of the week my legs were aching like crazy from the weekend race and I was just generally tired. I made sure I took it relatively easy on the running front. I ran a 3 mile easy run on Tuesday (PAINFUL, very painful), 5 miles more normal run on Thursday (getting back into my groove which felt nice) and then this morning I went for a 2 mile run with Ben (helping him do intervals).

Ben is really keen on getting back into running and I couldn’t be more pleased. His whole attitude has changed; he’s excited about runs, he’s keen to get into shape and he’s quite upbeat about it all. Even while giving up alcohol! I don’t drink at all to be honest (occasionally a gin and tonic now and then) but Ben does like his wine. He doesn’t drink stupid amounts by any stretch of the imagination but it is his way of relaxing at the weekend. Hopefully he won’t find it too hard this weekend!

Anyway, the very lovely Meghan nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award! I’m very flattered and pleased. I love Meghan’s blog and really recommend, if you haven’t already, to go and check it out.


The rules are that I share 7 random things about myself and then nominate 7 other bloggers. So let’s get going!

1) I sweep our kitchen floor every morning and every evening. It’s obsessive I know, but it really, really annoys me when I walk bare feet and can feel crumbs on the floor. Also I think Alfie is out to make me crazy because when he eats his kibble he doesn’t eat it over his bowl, but crunches it in the middle of the kitchen and leaves a whole load of crumbs on the floor. It drives me mad.

2) Though I’m sure Ben is wholly unaware of this, in my mind we are having a ‘bathroom product paraphernalia’ war that has been raging (in my mind) for weeks. He leaves his hair gel out every single morning and I put it away every single morning.

3) I passed the time during the half-marathon by checking out other runners. This sounds weird I know, but looking at other runners and what they were wearing (especially the ladies) was a good way to stop myself getting bored. I’d be like “Oooh I like her leggings…” or “he has a cool running belt”.


4) I don’t mind watching scary films as long as they’re not gory. Any scenes of mutilation or torture and I’m outta there. Give me floating ghosts and creaky floorboards any day. I love Game of Thrones but why do they have to make it so violent and painful?? It was bad enough reading it in the book, but seeing it is so much worse.

5) I used to get really bad night terrors when I was younger so much so I had to have my sister sleep in my room on our camp bed. I made her pack that thing away and tidy her stuff out of my room every morning though. How mean was I??

6) I avoid my neighbours. They’re so chatty and nosey. I swear they watch at the window for me to walk past before leaping out of their door to catch me for a stupidly long catch-up. Invariably I’m about to walk Alfie and Alfie is just shooting them the Death Stare the entire time as he wants to actually get going. Ben and I have been known to hide from them at times.

7) I’m not a baby person. Like at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love my little niece, Ellie, to pieces but any other babies or small children? Nope. I have no maternal instinct whatsoever. Good luck, Ben Winking smile

And the 7 lovely and brilliant bloggers I nominate are:

Maria @ Running Cupcake

Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Laura @ Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish

Ffion @ Raspberries and Chocolates

Eleanor @ Eating Like a Horse

Obviously there are so many more I could have nominated but these are some of my favourites Smile

Name something random about yourself? It’s actually quite hard! I don’t think I’m as unique as I’d like to be!

What’s your favourite genre of movie to watch? Mine is a gripping story, like Erin Brockovich, or a romantic comedy classic, like Four Weddings and a Funeral or When Harry Met Sally.

Do you like stuff put away like me, or left out for easy access like Ben? I’m all for keeping things minimalistic and tidy!

Have a wonderful weekend Smile

17 Replies to “One Lovely Blog Award”

  1. hahahahaha cracccking up at #2. Hilarious and he probably has no idea. And I’m totally the opposite with #4, I can watch gore, but I can’t watch spooky stuff! Gets in my head too much, where the gore doesn’t bug me. I think it’s because I’m really interested in how movies are made, so I’m just curious how they make the gore look real? Idk.

  2. I love your random things. So honest 🙂 Especially about what you did during your marathon. I would be that person. Whenever I’m bored or waiting in line for something I like to make up random background histories for the people around me. Have you ever seen Date Night? I totally do a Steve Carrel and Tina Fey except for the explicitness and PG-13 comments. Haha. My mind is pure PG thank you very much.

    So I’ve never seen or read Game of Thrones but I’ve heard it’s addicting. I may have to see if I can find season one online anywhere. Most of my favorite shows just had their season finale and I need a new addiction.

    Congrats on the award! I’ll have to check out some of those other blogs you nominated!

  3. Anna, I am constantly sweeping our floors throughout the day as well. I just can’t help it. We have a dog, she sheds, and the hair drives me crazy!

  4. Aww, I hope the soreness has subsided! It must feel kind of nice knowing that it came from the most amazing run of your life though, right?! 🙂

    Haha, I laughed out loud when I read about Alfie leaving kibble bits all over the kitchen floor! My dog at home does the exact same thing! I never dare walk barefoot in my mom’s kitchen (although she’s a clean freak, so she’s good about sweeping). The kitchen floor in my house in DC is alwaaaays dirty because I live with four messy boys. I used to sweep five times/day, but that became too obsessive, so now I just let it be. Once or twice a day is enough!

    I’m the same way with horror movies. The only ones that actually frighten me are those that could happen in real life. Ghosts, goblins, strange spirits…naw. Blood and murders? I can’t watch!

    Thanks so much for the nomination! <3 Hope you had a lovely weekend, Anna! xoxo

    1. Oh I know what you mean about your house in DC. Even living with girls it was the same for me – I used to sweep every morning while my breakfast was in the microwave, they thought I was mad!
      Yes that’s true – maybe it’s because ghosts etc. are so unrealistic in real life whereas actual pain and violence is possible.

  5. Thank you very much 🙂
    Llove the bathroom products thing, my mum and day have been playing similar, what my mum calls the “soap game” for years! I hate it when you get nabbed by neighbours for hours, it’s always when I’m running late – although I am always running late to be fair… 🙂

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