Okay, we’ll start with the good stuff, the giveaway.  Head on over to Joanne at Desertmountainbear and check out the book she’s giving away.  It sounds like a wonderful book full of really interesting stories:

Then scoot on over to see Ginger at Bearbits who’s celebrating her 500th post, and giving away the amazingly cute May-bee:

Now to the award. Linda, the Olde Bagg, tagged me for the versatile blogger award – eek!

Okay, so 3 things you didn’t know about me:

1. I have ridiculously small hands and feet for my size.  Seriously, my little hands shop in the kids’ department, which is a little awkward for my 5’7″ self!  While all my friends of similar height at school shopped for size 7 or 8 shoes, there I was lurking around in the 5 1/2 to 6s.  Now that I wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t the most common size for women, so it’s always the huge ones that are available in the sales ;o)

2. I love raw chocolate chip cookie dough – I’ve been known to make batches of it and freeze it, so I can indulge in a cookie’s worth every now and again, for some reason it becomes less exciting when cooked lol

3. I have touchy feely issues.  I can’t stand the sensations of some things, to the point that I physically jerk away from them.  This can be a tad embarassing, but I’m blaming my mother (who, incidentally, reads this blog) for building me up through years of touching weird fabric clothes in shops when I was little (it was the 80’s) – mum, you gave me weird OCD issues!

Now to nominate further victims recipients:

Joyce, at The Bear’s Blog
Emma, at The Inner World Of Emma’s Bears
Cat, at The Raggy Rat
Kristina, at Kristina Bears
Michele, at Seraphim Bears

I’ve gone for 5, so here’s hoping at least one of them reads this ;o)