Tuesday, 18 March 2008



I have been tagged by Sarah of Gypsy Mermaid for the 5 Weird /Crazy Things
and Siobhan of Vintage Mosaic Boutique for 7 Random Facts.

I have done a few tags already so it was hard to come up with much. I will just do 5 things that can be answers for both tags.

1. On 27th March Max and I will be celebrating our 32nd Wedding Anniversary.
They said we were too young to be married – 20 and 21 years old.
Mmmm proved them wrong on that one
They said we hadn’t known each other long enough, engaged 6 months after meeting then married 6 months after that.
Mmmm proved them wrong yet again.

2. Have to sleep with the radio on

3. Have a creative space with way too much stuff in it.

4. Hate spiders.

I used to vacuum up Huntsman Spiders then tightly wrap a plastic bag around it – secured with an elastic band, wait for Max to come home and make sure they were dead. Where’s the logic – don’t need it

5. Always left it to the last minute to get to hospital to have my babies.
No 3 was born while I was still in my clothes. No time to do anything other than get out of the car into a wheelchair between contractions then off to the delivery room and hey presto – well not quite but only a short time later out he came.

As I have already been tagged a few times I won’t pass the tags on but if you want to be tagged then consider yourself tagged.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY NO.3 –you know the one in the tag!!

Daniel celebrated his 27th Birthday on 16th March.

So proud of this young man - one of my finest creations.


Lori said...

Alison, congratulations on your up~coming anniversary!!! 32 years:) that is so wonderful!!!
Happy Birthday to Daniel!!!

love.boxes said...

You are so funny! (the spiders) I used to hate to kill them and so I would catch them and put them outside.. but now we live in the burbs and there seems to be way more spiders.. I've become their worst nightmere!! AAAHH!! :)

Congratulations on #3.. he looks like a fine creation! :)

Birds of a Feather said...

hey alison ~ thanks for your sweet comments, an love reading the facts about fellow bloggers! i can relate to the getting married young, and the babies - my last came in an hour! thanks for sharing! xo, and happy b-days!

Amy said...

hmm I don't mind spiders so much, we don't have poisonous ones here except the katapo and that lives in large bush areas but they are never seen. I do hate cockroaches and rats though - yuck!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You've were married six months to the day after my DH and I were!
I can surely relate to #3 of your Wierd/crazy things.

wanderlustnpixiedust said...

I'm with you about spiders! Never could stand them. The thought that they might crawl on me while I am sleeping scares me as if I were still a 5 year old child. Eeek!


Hi Alison, CONGRATS on your anniversary HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Daniel... I also waited to the last minute with both of my children and didn't even make it to the delivery room had them both in the prep room... My poor husband even had to go through a red light with my son Max.

Siobhan said...

Happy Birthday to Daniel & Congrats on your wedding Anniversary!
You made me laugh with 'vacuming spiders' because that my thing too lol.
Siobhan xo

Country Wishes said...

Happy Anniversary Alison.
Im a bit like that with the spidies too, I spray fly spray into the vac while its on..lol Probably not very good for the vac..

A Romantic Porch said...

Alison,That is so neat! I loved reading it. Have a happy anniversary, and happy birthday to Daniel. I have a Daniel too. He's almost 16. I really enjoy your blog. Have a wonderful day! xoRachel

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Alison,
Congrats on your anniversary - you definitely did prove them wrong! Happy birthday to Daniel!

Joy Zaczyk said...

Don'tch just love proving people wong? ;) Happy Anniversary!

Great pic of your son - what a handsome young man!

p.s. I hate spiders too. And snakes!

Heartinmyhand said...

Alison, congratulations on your 32 years. Spiders don't bother me, but snakes that's another thing.

Sugar Bear said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and a very happy birthday to your son!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!!!!!!!!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Alison,
I want to say that I agree with you about your creations, I think my children are my finest creations too.
Happy Birthday to your dear son...
I enjoyed hearing more about yourself

Deb said...

Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding Anniversary :-} We celebrated 31 years in January (but dated almost 7 before getting married)! Happy Birthday to your son.

Debbie Egizio said...

Fun to read about you. I don't like spiders either. Yuck!!!

Well congratulations on 32 years! That is wonderful.

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary Alison, and Happy Birthday to your son...You and hubby do "good work" lol. He is a fine looking young man.
Be proud Mama!!!

kecia deveney said...

wow, 32 years of marriage and so young when you started! good for you. when i was in labor, i didn't progress, so after 12 hours it was c-section time. the next time i just chose a c-section; much easier!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! I just had just turned 20 almost 18 years ago now when we got married. Congrats on 32 years - that's terrific!

Sweet Remembrance said...

What a handsome young man!
Congrats on your upcoming Anniversary too...

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison
Congratulations on your 32 year anniversary...nearly!! Well done. Happy Birthday to Daniel, you have every right to be proud of him. Are you getting excited about your trip...not long now is it?

Lina said...

32 years, that is so wonderful! Don't you just love proving those naysayers wrong? They told me and my husband we were too young also, and that we would never make it- 15 years later...i beg to differ, lol!! Anyway congrats. BTW, so with you on the spiders! And thanks for the comments about my painting you are the sweetest:)

Laura Bray said...

Alison-you get tagged constantly! Kudos to you for actually doing it! I'm so bad about it lately.

Debra from Bungalow said...

I love these tags where you share facts about yourself!
32 yrs of marriage, you deserve an award.
Hugs, DebraK

Unknown said...

Hubby and I were 20 when we were married, and we celebrate our 21st anniversary on the 28th of March, everyone thought the same, it wouldnt last! I hate spiders too, in fact I have washing powder on the floor in front of the loo as we speak, there is a big daddy long legs quivering under it!
You have a happy one on the 27th, and your son is so handsome!

Unknown said...

Alison, congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Love the facts about your tag. I hate spiders too. Two years ago I was working in the garden and got bitten by one of these nasties. I ended up in the hospital with a swollen leg and lots of pain. It was a scary Recluse Spider. Who would have thought? Karen

Susan Tuttle said...

I don't like spiders either - eeek! Something about those long, whispy, multiple legs gives me the chills!


bluemuf said...

Happy Anniversay and a Happy Birthday to your son.

I can certainly relate to having a creative space with way too much stuff in it. *sigh* And, I honestly do not want to get rid of any of it.


Peta said...

Alison, congrats on your anniversary. Happy Birthday to your very cute son too!

Mippie said...

OH so much to celebrate! Happy Birthday Daniel! Happy Anniversary! I think the facts are some of my favorite posts! It was fun to get to "know" you a little bit more! xo-Melfie

Anonymous said...

Alison,Like your five! It's great that you found love so early!!

Happy Birthday to your baby # 3!

Nice beautiful blog you have here. I'm coming back when I have more time to browse.


blessings said...

32 years - what a blessing! And birthday boy - another blessing! =) I also hate spiders. I'm one of those that will spray them with every toxic thing in the house until they're swimming!! Blessings.. Polly

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hi, Alison,
I love all your quirks (yes on the radio, no on the spiders)! Even though in the moment they can seem overblown to those of us of the male gender, after a while they become some of the very things that endear us to y'all!
Thanks for sharing!

Betty said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! That is a wonderful accomplishment! And Happy Birthday to your handsome son!

Cindy said...

I do not like spiders either! Ewwww, what's a Huntsman Spider...that just does not SOUND good...LOL. Great list and congrats on your up-coming anniversary.


Rosemary said...

I hate spiders too!!
Happy Birthday to your handsome son.
Happy upcoming anniversary. I will have my 32 anniversary this Oct.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Loved getting to know a little more about you! Congrats on yor upcoming wedding anniversary! And Happy Birthday to Daniel!!

Artifax said...

Congrats on your anniversary! It is always so much fun learning more about people with these tags. I don't mind spiders, but we have black widows here and I'm not OK with those.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Alison, we sure do have lots in common....let's see....We've been married 33 yrs., at 18 & 19 yrs. they said we were too young, too! I also hate spiders, & adore ALL the songs on your playlist! Rock On!!

Oh, and when my daughter was born the nurses said it was shameless how quick she came after I got to the hospital (but it was almost 6 easy hours later)!!

What a handsome son you have. My daughter turned 28 in Nov.

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Wow! Wish my babies had come that fast. No such luck. Happy Birthday to #3

Anonymous said...

My oldest son had his bday on March 16th too. I did not post the birthdays of my three sons this month, two on the 11th and one on the 16th. Congrats on your guy. Well done :)!

We married after 8 months! We knew it was love ;).

Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary. How romantic to know that after all these years your love is still so strong. Happy Birthday to your son.


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

WOW, that is great about your anniversary and how you have proved the naysayers wrong! Love that. I was married at 20 and now have been married 21 years...so far so good, eh? Happy anniversary to you.

Yes, a fine creation there, definitely one of your finest lifetime creations! :-)

Happy day!

Anonymous said...

Hey Alison, Happy Anniversary Sweetie!! What a wonderful acheivenment!! Hope you both do somthing SUPER special for your big day!!
Happy Birthday to Daniel too, boy they grow up fast dont they!! He certainly is a handsome man! Hope you all have a great time celebrating his Birthday
I loved your random facts!! always great reading abot you.

vintage girl at heart said...

::))) Loved hearing about YOU!!! And Happy Birthday to the Handsome son!!
Oh and Happy Early Anniversary!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your son Daniel and congrats on your upcoming anniversary! Wishing you both many more years to come.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your ATC giveaways were wonderful and gotta love a girl with a great crown!!! Happy anniversary to you and Happy Birthday!

Tara said...

Alison--what a nice way to put it about your son!
Loved learning more about you--it's all in the deatils! )And I am not a spider fan either!)

Cape Cod Washashore said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! Hubby and I have known each other since I was 19 (but we didn't marry till later). You have quite the handsome son - Happy Birthday to him! =)

oldflowers4me said...

happy easter to you my dear friend- you have an anniversay - wow thats fantastic -hope your going out for tea- singing and skipping love jo.

Miss Rhea said...

Congratulations on 32 years !! Wow that is wonderful !! Ewey Spiders, lets not even go there. lol Your young son is handsome. :)

SweetAnnee said...

He is ONE handsome young amn!!
He looks Irish to me in my Irish
dream , singing in a pub!!

smiles, Deena

FourSistersInACottage said...

Love all the pretty things you are doing on your blog...
I am so happy to finally be able to stop by and catch up on all your fun goings on...
Happy Easter,
Hugs and Love, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy upcoming Anniversary to you, and Happy Birthday to Daniel! :)

Unknown said...

You're entered in my drawing! i think I might try ETSY.... BTW, I HATE spiders too!
Jen R

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alison,
Happy upcoming anniversary - I have to say - I so get the spider thing (so, so much!).


Sarah said...

Happy Easter + Happy Anniversary Alison! I was 19 when I got married and I'm sure some thought it would not last but here we are still together, I love proving people wrong ha! I just had my exercise for the day, bopping along to 'We are Family' nice choice haven't heard that song for ages!

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison, congrats on 32 years of marriage!! Oh, and I was laughing at you waiting at home until the babies just about out hehehe!!!

Mary said...

Hi Allison,
I know just what you mean about the spiders! Happy birthday to your son, and happy Easet to you and your family!

Paris Rags Romance said...

Hi Alison! Thanks so much for your inspiring comment on my blog! Your so dear it's much appreciated, hugs, Kimberly


Thanks for all your sweet comments Alison. Have a beautiful week-end and enjoy all the celebrations with your family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 32nd!! My DH and I met in October and were married in July. We're coming up on our 30th. Funny how time flies with the right one.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter Alison,

Happy Anniversary I read too?
Wow! Congrats.

Warm regards,


Jeanne said...

Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful Easter! We have snow here - and lots of it - but it's springlike in the house with all my Easter decor, so that's all that matters. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog regularly...your comments always brighten my day!
Take care,

Sandra Evertson said...

A very wonderful Happy Easter to you and Yours!
Sandra Evertson

Christy T said...

Congrats! 32 years, huh? That's an inspiration :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful Easter!

Nora Lee said...

Congratulations on your soon-to-be anniversary, and you did a fine job on your "first creation"!

cherry said...

Hi Alison! Congrats..that is something to be proud of! Your son if I may say is quite handsome! I love that crown you made very sweet. cherry

zakkalife said...

enjoyed reading your facts

congrats on your up coming 32 wedding anniversary!

dawn said...

(i had commented yesterday and it frizzled out, i think.)

alison, i love this post.

congratulations to you both!!! oh, and congrats on that hunk of a son of yours. be glad that i live so far away. bwahhahaha!

(oh, and yes, the bee shot is another one of my upclose photos in the garden.)


kari and kijsa said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

kari & kijsa

Dena said...

Hi Alison,

What a hansome young man, and a fine creation indeed :) I'm not so big on spiders but truth be told, my hubby hates them more ;)


MJ Ornaments said...

What a cute son you have Alison! I hate spiders too, and we have black widows in our area. Once I spent Easter in New Zealand and came back home on Easter, so I got to have 2 Easters that year. Anyway, have a wonderful Easter! ~Martha

Tutti Chic said...

Congratulations on your birthday,your anniversary & your handsome son! Enjoyed your "tagged" comments so much~Your son looks like a wonderful guy! Happy Easter my aussie friend~xo chris

Pineapple Villa said...

Hi Alison, it was great to learn some more about you! Hope you are having a great Easter, Mel xxx