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::: honest scrap award

Recently we received the “Honest Scrap Award” from Ayn Colsh @ Little Illuminations.

Ayn selected the following people to receive her awards.

All wonderful bloggers passionate about what they do.

Thank you so much for including us among them Ayn.

teach mama
Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi
Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning
Kat’s World
miller moments
Inspiration Surrounds…Creativity Abounds
Once Upon A Day In Preschool

Now, as we’re quite new to the world of blogging and we’d never heard of the “Honest Scrap’ award before we didn’t know what it was all about when Ayn contacted us … however we have now figured it all out are really delighted to be a part of it.

So, in order to accept the award we need to tell you ten honest and (hopefully) interesting things about ourselves … and pass the award on to seven other bloggers who we believe deserving.

Okay first things first … So here’s our list of the ten things we would both like to share with you … hmmm … wonder if we’ll learn anything new about each other here?

Sherry ‘s List of 10

1. I have a great sense of adventure and love trying new things. A friend of mine says I have ants in my pants and never sit still!!

2. I have a great passion for the Australian outback and can’t get enough of it. I set off by myself a few years ago and drove around our wonderful country in my old Ford armed with my camping gear and with my push bike strapped to the back of my car. Oh what fun I had!

3. I am still in my 50’s and already have 8 grandchildren with another on the way – how lucky am I?

4. I love to dance and am a mad keen rocker, swinger (in the dance sense!) and lindy hopper.

5. I am not at all artistic, and am soooo lucky to have Donna as my friend and business partner.

6. If I am eating food I would rather eat it outside, preferably picnic-style with a nice glass of wine.

7. I am a member of a gorgeous group of family and friends who have been cultivating a small vineyard for a few years now and we have just started making our own wine from our own grapes. Yippee!!!

8. I have just become interested in doing the crosswords in our Melbourne morning newspaper, “The Age”, and am very disappointed at how bad I am at doing them. My aim is to complete one without referring to my cheat book (thesaurus)!

9. I started off my teaching career as a primary school teacher and did the swap to preschool 17 years ago. I haven’t looked back and never regret the change – I love it!

10. I regularly buy cooking magazines and drool over the recipes. As my babies have all flown the nest, my cooking doesn’t get any further than the aforesaid drooling.

Donna’s List of 10

1. I love to take photographs and share a friendly rivalry with my husband as to who can get the best shot … I unashamedly claim his best shots as my own … he’s incredibly patient with me.

2. I Love the beach … it is my favourite place in the world, but NOT in summer.  I’m a cold weather girls so only go in autumn and winter … and I never swim … big sharks live in that water you know!

3. I am useless on a computer, just managing to stay one step ahead of what I need to know to keep our blog moving forward.

4. I have never seen the movie ‘Titanic’ yet I’m only two degrees of separation from Leonardo DeCaprio.

5. I would rather receive a bunch of gumnuts than a bunch of flowers … please!

6. I donated blood for the very first time, last month, after being influenced by a young boy named Owain who I read about here on Teacher Tom’s blog.

7. I’d rather not read instructions … my brain simply doesn’t work that way. I prefer to just ‘do it’ and if it doesn’t work out I worry about it then!

8. I collect sticks … I really do … I have four ‘stick trees’ inside my home.  One covered in fairy lights, one decorated with glass beads, another hung with stainless steel snow flakes and the fourth one is unadorned … I love every stick … Each one hand picked for its natural beauty!

9. I wear a gold number 24 on a chain around my neck … I’ve never taken it off.

10. I love seagulls!


 Now for the people we would like to share this award with.

All here because we look in on them regularly and are inspired by the variety of what they share throughout the blogosphere – professionalism, time, information, generosity, creativity, comradery, ideas, friendship … and humour!

So here they are!

1. Jenny @ let the children play: progressive preschool education

2. Teacher Tom @ Teacher Tom’s blogspot

3. Christie @ Childhood 101

4. Michelle @ Kozy kids

5. Maria @ Eco-Cycle Junkie

6. Kitten Muffin @ Filthy Wizardry

7. ArcadyPlayscapes

Thank you all  for making a difference!


8 Responses to “honest scrap award”

  1. Launa says:

    Loved this! I feel that I know you a little now–thanks!

  2. Thank you so much for including me on your list of such wonderful blogging friends. I was so glad to read more about you both and hope one day I may have the opportunity to visit your beautiful preschool in person, next time I am on your side of the country.

  3. admin says:

    You’re very welcome Christie … and you would BE very welcome too! 🙂 🙂

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Launa. 🙂 🙂

  5. jenny says:

    An award! For little old me? Thank you so much – it is my very first award. And although I am philisophically opposed to the use of a reward system for young children I am more than happy to participate in one myself 🙂 I loved reading all about both of you and getting to know more about the people behind the names behind the fabulous blog.

  6. admin says:

    You’re very welcome Jenny and very deserving we believe … and now we look forward to getting to know you and our other six nominees a little better too! 🙂 🙂

  7. Teacher Tom says:

    I’ve fallen way behind in my blog reading lately. We’re in the process of getting next years classes oriented (I know, we’re having spring orientations for them already and the kids don’t start until next Sept.) and we’re scrambling to get the summer program put together . . . The result is that I’ve had meetings almost every night!

    That’s my excuse for not having discovered that you gave me an award until today! Thank you thank you! How exciting! It pays off to catch up!

  8. admin says:

    We did wonder where you’d been … and you’re VERY welcome and deserving of the award Tom! We are really looking forward to getting to know all of our award recipients a little better when you all post your own List of 10 honest facts!
    We’ll be waiting 🙂 🙂