Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Monday

For the past 42 weeks Bev has been doing a Makes Me Happy Monday post.  Bev’s blog is always a cheerful place to visit and a great pick-me-up on Mondays.  Today she is handing out awards. 

versatile bloggerr Thanks, Bev

So now I have to pass it on to other Versatile Bloggers.  No number was mentioned so I’m going to choose just one.  I’ve been thinking for some time I should tell you all about Jessie

When my youngest daughter was 15 she went to Australia, to Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales as an exchange student.  She made so many wonderful friends and has kept in touch with a number of them for the past 14 years.  Jessie was one of these friends.  She and a neighbour from a nearby property visited Justine in Auckland a few months ago and after she’d gone back, Justine told me about Jessie’s blog.  The trip had been their reward to themselves for surviving five weeks or so on their properties, isolated by flood waters.

I’ve been an avid follower of Jessie since my first visit to her blog.  She tells of life in the Australian bush, married to a farmer, mother of three young children, Secondary School English teacher.    This girl knows how to write!   Her posts are always interesting – and always honest and humorous. 

So, Jessie, this is my tribute to you.  Your blog is refreshingly delightful.  I love your writing.  Keep it up!

I encourage you to pop over to The Farmer Has a Wife and say Gidday to her. 


  1. WOW! Pauline that is amazing! I have goosebumps and tears and everything! I am seriously flattered! I am off to invest some serious time into your blog... can't wait to see all the interesting things you keep locked up in your own blog!!! xxx Thank you!

  2. I've just been over for a look - whew! Left me a little breathless. What a life!

  3. Hello Pauline,

    So glad you were able to pass on the award.
    Happy Monday to everyone.

  4. PS: I accept the award! And thanks to those who have popped over and said hello!

  5. That was great (and pretty sad). Thanks for the link!

  6. Pauline - you'll have to tell me how to display this award now!!!


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