Wednesday, 2 June 2010

I'm Two!!!

Today is a very special day on the Scarlet Blue calendar; I am two!!! *does special toddler dance*, meaning I have now been blogging for two years. Who'd have thought?! Two years of adverts and bush craft!
Anyhow, as luck would have it, I have also received an award from Technobabe, which is a perfect way to celebrate being on the blog AND, serendipitously, it is The Blue Award....

To accept this award I have to answer the following questions posed by Technobabe and then I have to make up ten of my own and pass the award on to six questionable bloggers.
Okay then...

1. What is one thing you do not want to write about in your blog?
I try to avoid writing about motorways and traffic news. This is sometimes difficut for me because I have a fetish for motorway service stations, particularly the Soltice service station off the A303 near Amesbury.
The year 2000 is also blacklisted.
2. If you were able to travel anyplace for a month, where would you want to go?
See above.
3. What is your favourite book reading genre?
Comedy/Drama; my favourite authors are David Lodge, Jonathan Coe and Mavis Cheek. I like books that make me think whilst I'm laughing.
4. How old do you have to be to consider yourself really old?
5. What part of blogging do you enjoy most?
The party in the comments box.
6. If you were looking for a roommate, what is your ideal roomie?
A wide screen HD ready television.
7. What does the word spiritual mean to you?
Cheesecloth blouses, patchwork floaty skirts and crocheted shawls.... Oh, and experiments with tie-dye and potato printing.
8. How many siblings do you have?
9. Have you ever been in a car accident?
Thankfully never a serious one. But I have been stood on by a donkey.
10. Do you have a pet?
Mr Beastie

And I'd like to pose these ten questions:-

1.  Do you prefer asking questions or answering them?
2.  What is your favourite joke? [Or favourite one liner?]
3.  Have you ever fantasized about being on Big Brother [the well known TV show... I'm not alluding to incest]?
4.  Have you ever wanted to enter a talent show?
5.  Is Simon Cowell really necessary?
6.  Tea or coffee?
7.  What is your favourite perfume? Or smell?
8.  What is the quickest route to Wales from where you live?
9.  What does the word 'Wales' conjure to your mind?
10. Are you dreading dreaming up ten questions to ask six bloggers?

To the following six bloggers:-

1. Mrs French
2. Mr Swings
3. Dave
4. Leah
5. Nick
6. Mr Mags

Many thanks to everybody who has partied in my comments box over the last two years! Shall we have cake now....?


fairyhedgehog said...

Happy Bloggiversary, Scarlet!

I do love the parties in your comments but above all I love, love, love your sense of humour and your commentaries on adverts.

This is a wonderful blog and you're a wonderful person. Mwahh!

nick said...

You're on! Or should that be, I'm on? (Eeeek!!) Just give me a little while to cogitate. And to think up some brilliant questions....

Motorway service stations? I couldn't think of anywhere less appealing. Except maybe McDonalds. Or Madame Tussauds.

Happy bloggiversary!

Vicus Scurra said...

No. I don't want cake. Or jelly. Or trifle.

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Cake? Cake!! I've only being visiting for a few months, but I should have thought 2 years of your sterling calibre warranted better than cake.
Congrats, m'dear. I hope to be around for the next (non-cake?) celebration.
And my pussies send their kudos, too.

Anonymous said...


Let'em have it, full blown cake, CAKE for ev'rybody!

Happy blogiversary, Scarlet Blue! Your funny, witty and intelligent blogging is a delight: Encountering your smeg, jittering through your bush to the navels - novels you tell around short videotic evidence disguised as advertisements - following you through the ad-ventures of the last two years was a great experience: I raise my cup for more to come, I'm a satisfyed customer, a lucky mushroom to have found your blog!

Eryl Shields said...

Very happy blogday, Scarlet! I'll name one of my sunflowers after you in celebration, X

savannah said...

lovely & delicious, sugar, that's what y'all are! happy bloggyday. here's to many more brilliant years! xoxoxoxox

Anonymous said...

To feed your filling station fetish ...

Pat said...

Congrats! A delightful read. You don't disappoint:)

Ponita in Real Life said...

Two! Congrats, Scarlet... At first, I thought perhaps you'd gotten a clone. You're a delight to read, especially the adverts.

wendy house said...

Hooray! How time flies, I'll buy-in the twigletts and feast tonight because it's been a real joy finding then following your blog. :-)

Happy Frog and I said...

Congratulations and a very happy anniversary to you!

kyknoord said...

Many happy returns! You don't look a day over 18 months.

mapstew said...

Feck the cake! A Drink it is! (Well you ARE 2!!)

Cheers! :¬)


The Unbearable Banishment said...

Two years? I thought you've been at it for twice as long! I don't know what made me assume that. All I needed to do to verify was check your archive. No matter. Happy anniv. Many more.

xl said...

"The Blue Award"

Hey, blogging about bush and SMEG pay off big time!

Happy 2nd Miss Scarlet!

TechnoBabe said...

Scarlet, congratulations on two years. Your humor is always welcome no matter who is reading it. I cracked up at the roommate answer! And your spiritual is awesome. I am so glad the Blue Award arrived in time for your anniversary.

tony said...


Rog said...

Congratulations Scarlet - it's a Red Post Day.

(What about post boxes at service stations?)

Princess said...

Congratulations Miss Scarlet,
Two years old, I guess the tantrums will really start now...

i love what you do... your stories about the ads never fail to make me laugh.

Happy bloggaversary....

Scarlet Blue said...

Fairyhedgehog: Blush, blush, blush!

Nick: I look forward to your answers.
Motorway service stations are fascinating - especially late at night when there aren't so many people about.

Mr Vic: Can I interest you in a custard cream... or a bit of muffin?

Dinah: More than one pussy! Goodness! Okay, I'll crack open some champagne.

Mr Mags: Thank you! More blushes! It has been exciting, hasn't it?

Eryl: I'm looking forward to the sunflower pics... and thank you!

Savvy: Thank you! Crikey, doesn't time fly? Here's to many more posts!

Mr Mags: You see! Look at that achitecture! You don't see anything like that on the village green.

Pat: Thank you! I do my best!

Ponita: ...well, there was Vermilion Cream... she was quite similar.
Thank you!

Wendy: Blimey, yes, time does fly. It seems like only yesterday that we all used to meet up in Mrs P's flat, above the chip shop in Reading High street, for a night of entertainment. Happy Days.

Happy Froggy: Thank you!

Mr Kinky: I know! It's the poor grammar that keeps me young!

Mr Maps: Quite right too! A drop of Champagne never hurt anyone.

Mr Banish: It's the retro blogger template that gives me the air of experience!

Mr XL: I wonder what I need to do to get the Scarlet Award?

Techybabes: And thank you kindly for making my blogday more special.

Tony: Thank you! More champagne I think...

Rog: I would like to see a VR postbox at a service station... now that would be interesting.


Scarlet Blue said...

Missy Princess: Thank you!
Champagne and Farley's Rusk all round!

nick said...

Goodness, this is quite a party. I've had so much champagne and so much cake I'm not sure I'm capable of posting. I'll have a little lie down and hug my teddy. Then maybe I'll have revived.

MJ said...

Did someone mention CAKE?!

Congratulations, Miss Scarlet!

You are an enchanting mix of sweetness and sauciness…a dish best served hot!

And you deliver!

I’m putting in my order right now for another year’s worth.

ayem8y said...

Happy Birthday Scarlet.

*Jumps back on the Conga line in your box*

BEAST said...

Happy blogaversary Miss Scarlet you saucy minx. Don't have any of MJ 's cake , it tastes of brussel sprouts

French Fancy said...

Loved your answers - and yay - you tagged me - I'll do the tag but won't do the award thing if that's okay,

Now, I followed your link to the 'Beast' - are you and MJ one and the same person? I've got a bit confused (nowt new there then)

Carry on partying...

(one last thing - remember when you teased us with the questions about where you were going - did it work out? The man thing? In Wales?)

French Fancy said...

p.s, - Happy Bloggiversary

Geoff said...

Happy anniversary. young-timer.

I wish I could get into funny novels as I could do with a laugh on the train.

Whirlochre said...

Aaaah — two!

The hiccup after the thing that should have killed you.

Many happy returns.

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: Is 'teddy' a euphemism?

MJ: Thank you!
Have you met Mrs French?! She's just paid me a huge compliment!

Mr Pirate: Thank you!
...Careful where you put your hand... oh, that's not your hand...

Mr Beastie: Thank you!, it tastes of chocolate and vodka... with a dash of whiskey... and there is a representation of walnut world on top.

Mrs French: x2 Thank you! Apologies for the tag.
MJ and I, the same person?! An interesting idea... and something to play with... but probably logistically impossible!
Ah... the welsh man was actually a welsh border collie called Barney. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Geoff: Try David Lodge... Deaf Sentence, his latest, is pretty good.
I am pretty young aren't I?!

Mr Whirly: Thank you... I think?! The donkey nearly flipping killed me...


I will be absent for the rest of the day... major hair appointment.

Zig said...

the Solstice service station?? Really?? I have nothing to do today so I shall investigate, if nothing remarkable happens I shall be very disappointed and hold you personally responsible.


EmmaK said...

Happy Birthday Baby!!! With all your talents I do worry that some day you will find a job and have no more time to blog. Or maybe you blog and have a job in which case I take my hat off to you! xx

MJ said...

Why thank you, Ms. French!

I am in Canada and Miss Scarlet is in England.

However, we share joint custody of our pet, Mr. Beastie.

Hence the confusion.

nick said...

Teddy is very insulted at the idea that he is a mere euphemism. Kindly apologise immediately. And send him a very large box of chocolates.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Happy birthday! You look every day of it! (-;

Leah said...

happy two year!!

And thanks, I LOVE memes! I will happily comply. Your answers are perfect.

aka k said...

Solstice Services, pah!

This is what a proper "Services" should look like.

aka k said...


happy 2nd bloggaversary

eroswings said...

Congratulations, Scarlet!


Mazel Tov!

Cheers for many more years of laughter, fun, and good times here on your blog!

You're smart, you're sexy, you're funny, and you've got style and you know how to entertain and make us feel welcomed! You're one of a kind!

P.S. I'll start working on the tag. Thanks and Congrats on 2 wonderful, entertaining years! Cheers for more to come!

Lulu LaBonne said...


Happy Blogthday - you are a month older than me, I see you as the wiser sister.xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I followed your orders, Miss Scarlet.

Scarlet Blue said...

ZIgGI: It's massive! I'm sure there's a Next there as well. If there's not, there should be... And it's close to Stonehenge and the pig farm... I think I'm more taken by the pig farm. I always wave as I go passed.

Emmak: Blogging is my job... just not very well paid!

MJ: Have you fabrezed Mr Beastie this morning? If you do this then I will flick the wet wipes over his tropical delights. Somebody has to.

Nick: Apologies to Teddy!
Chocs in post! And a slice of cake.

Kev: Sometimes I sound everyday of it...

Leah: Thank you! My pleasure!

Mr Aka: Thank you! Hang on let me click on the link...


Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Aka: Is the restaurant in the hexagon on top of the tower?
I will have to visit.

Mr Swings: Thank you!! *More blushes*
Erm... are you entering the Mr Nude Infomaniac contest? I think you should.

Lulu: Oh goodness!! I think you are much wiser than me!

Mr Mags: I will be right over!


Heff said...

You're only 2 ?!?!

Just a babe in swaddling clothes !

I figured you'd been around ALOT longer than that !

Congrats !

Scarlet Blue said...

Heff: I know... it's this tired old blogger template... it gives me a classic look that suggests that I've always been here.

Kerrie said...

You were one when I just started blogging. Doesn't time fly when your having fun and eating cake.

Roses said...

Yay! Happy 2nd Blogday! Or Blogversary.

I can't quite make my mind up, when in doubt go with both.

My wv: benial...

Sounds like how I feel when MJ mentions CAKE.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to MJ any innocent mention of cake has a little hautgout to it.

nick said...

Oh no, we've run out of cake. This is a disaster. We'll just have to start on the Jammy Dodgers....

Joanna Cake said...

If you shout loud enough, eventually Cake will come to you :)

Congratulations Missy and keep up the good work.

Im working like a dog at my new business so I dont get much time to come round and join the party these days but, when I do, it is always very rewarding x

Realliveman said...

Very cool blog I will be back for more!

Leah said...

Okay, missy, I've done it. It weren't easy.

: )

Dave said...

OK, I'm back now. I see both you and Roses have invited me to do this. I will do my very best to satisfy you both, but it may have to be one at a time; I'm a little tired after excessive journeys, and am not sure I can manage both of you at once.

Many happy returns.

eroswings said...

Scarlet, I still haven't gotten around to buying a new camera since the old one broke. So, no Infomaniac contests in the near future, I'm afraid. But I'm sure there will be plenty of competition vying for the title over at MJ's.

Anonymous said...

congrats for the award!
I hope you gain success all the time!

warm greeting 0_0

Macy said...

Yeay! And I'm PSYCHIC because I ate half a chocolate cake before I even read this!

Roadshow said...

Surely no coincidence? Have you become a vet?

Scarlet Blue said...

Kerrie: Indeed, life seems to race by when blogging... crikey have we been bantering for a year?

Roses: Cheeky word verification! But he can't spell... I think he meant 'biennial'.

Mr Mags: As ever you have me googling like a mad thing...
Mistress MJ will dismayed to hear you referring to her as 'slightly decayed'...
I think you may find yourself being sent to the plaid room.

Nick: How about a chocolate finger?

Ms Cakes: It is always a pleasure to see you... so you can have an extra glass of fizz.

Mr Real Man: Hello and Welcome!!
Please feel free to visit anytime.

Leah: Thank you for playing!
It is trickier than it looks!

Dave: I'm sure you'll be able to handle double helpings without any problem.
Welcome back!

Mr Swings: Now don't be shy! I'm sure that your phone has a camera... I'm not worried about pixelation... or would you like me to send you a camera????

Mr Freefont: Hello and welcome!!!
I'm too scared to click on you, but thank you anyway.

Macy: For breakfast???!!! Did you have it with porridge?

Mr Roadshow: Hello and welcome! Fancy seeing you here at the bottom of the box!
Anyhow, seems like this female vet coerced the horse to stand on her so that she could meet some men in uniform... a cunning plan if ever there was one.


Mitzi said...

Happy anniversary, Scarlet. The gift of cotton is traditional for the 2nd anniversary. How about some fine hand towels in peach for your bathroom? Too boring. I think you'd prefer this this instead.

BEAST said...

New post !!!! Hurry up

Madame DeFarge said...

Oh, I'm so late as usual. Happy birthday indeed and lovely to see you still here. Is there any cake left? And I do love your answers. One might almost believe they're true.

LL Cool Joe said...

The donkey cracked me up. Great answers. Damn I thought I was the only one who had a motorway service station fetish!

Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Scarlet Blue said...

Mitzi: Is it a penis or is it a swan???
And does the same method work with sheets...? I feel an entry into the World record books coming on.

Mr Beastie: Cheeky bugger!!

Madame D: I must be slipping - they are all true!

Mr Cool: Ah... so it's you who always nicks the last chicken wing!
Do you also have a neat collection of plastic knives and forks, and a drawer full of sugar sachets?
Perhaps we should sell our booty on Ebay?

Mr Spammer: I'm not clicking on that link! Last time I clicked on a link like this I ended up at Victorian cookery school and was forced to write an essay entitled 'The Triumph of Mould' and then I was asked to demonstrate the advantages of a lard-sculpting tool of a tub of 'I Can't Believe It's Not Butter'. So I'm sorry but I'm not tempted by your link.


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Kate Lord Brown said...

Happy Blogaversary Scarls! Hope the Milk Tray man snuck a little celebratory surprise on your pillow. x