Monday, 25 May 2009

I Love You All

Ok, so I really should have got my butt into gear and posted about awards as and when they came because if I had, I wouldn't have found myself in the position I'm in now...


I now have 3 different awards from 5 different people which I really should pass on (and show my gratitude for of course). I'm not quite sure what took me so long other than the fact I was waiting for down-time on the home front (which, with two chldren is extremely scarce).

However, it is now good old half-term and we're in Norfolk visiting the Grandparents so I have managed to find at least 10 minutes to sit and type. Yipppeeeee.

My first award (and one which has been given to me 3 times) is this Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much Mum in Chaos, Notsupermum and Home Mum of 2. I love it - and I love tea, so I'm even more pleased to be able to display a beautiful 'cuppa' on my blog permanently.

Now, this award obviously comes with rules and regulations...which I may just have to flout (forgive me), although the bit about passing it on I will uphold, of course.

So without further ado, I hereby bestow One Lovely Blog Award on the following people...(Just as a note I'm supposed to pass it on to 5, but seeing as I was awarded this 3 times, I'm passing it on to 15 people). No one tell me I'm bad at maths...

Part Mummy Part Me
All Grown Up...still feeling like a kid
The Bush Babies
Magnum lady
In the Gutter
Mummy Do That
Working Mum on the Verge
Notes from Inside my Head
Mom's Peace Bites
Life in Italy
Being a Mummy
Caution - Woman at Work
Four Down Mum to Go?
Some Mothers Do Ave Em
Kitty's Bloggy Bits

My second award comes from Maddie Grigg at The World From my Window. And when I saw this I had to do a double take. Is it really called the Renée award?? My own little Renée, who is currently off riding a horse with her Grandma was chuffed to bits when I showed her (she thought it was for her - well it is in a way). And she's not the only one who's chuffed to bits - as Maddie says - this award is for intelligent and witty writing. For me? Surely some mistake. But if I'm quick and post it before she realises, I'm sure she'll be too embarrassed to take it back!
So I pass this on to five more blogs who never fail to keep me amused with their intelligent and witty writing.

And last, but by no means least, I am now the proud recipient of The Lemonade Award which was bestowed upon me by Working Mum on the verge. This award is to show gratitude - Thankyou for reading my blog, thankyou for showing support, thankyou for everything you've done for me, thankyou for just being you (or something along those lines). So THANKYOU Working Mum, I truly appreciate this. In turn, I am passing this on to ten blogs who I truly appreciate.
Life Is A Marathon
The World from My Window
Home Mum of 2 (or 3 if you count their Dad)
Mum in Chaos
Not Supermum
Ramblings of a Fab Brunette
Metropolitan Mum
And 1 More Means 4

Please forgive me if I've missed you out - I may have already passed on an award to you or you may already have all these awards stashed away - I have tried checking, but it seems like I've been here all day and the Grandparents can only take care of small children for so long.

As with most awards, you are supposed to complete a list of either current obsessions, hates, things to be grateful for, or any other list that takes your fancy. I already feel that this post is way too long, so I hope you don't mind if I skip this part. If you really want to know my currents obsessions or hates, then click here and here and you can read them on an earlier post.

In the meantime, if you're a recipient of these awards, then please pass them on to other great blogs and help to spread the appreciation. Thanks!

And finally, just a little tip - if you receive an award try not to stash it away for too long - or you'll find yourself in my position where you've spent all day creating links and lists. Phew...


  1. Congrats on the awards, they're all very well deserved - you write a fabulous blog. And you even thought of me? How sweet of you! Thanks - again!

  2. wow this my second award today!! i will have to do something about them or i will be in the same position as you. thank you very much it means a lot to me, i love your blog and i'm glad you like mine x x

  3. Thank you so much for the award!! I'll post it up soon :)

  4. I am most honoured by your award, ma chere MatTa - and I am just the same as you, with a bunch of pretty awards, that take ages to pass on and link to... Much love to you, and please keep an eye out, chez moi, as I think something will be winging your way, by return, very shortly! Have a wonderful week, dahlink! xox

  5. notSupermum - Thank you - glad you popped over before I even had a chance to let you know - it tok me so long to post I needed a break before I went on the rampage! x

    Amy - Post it, post it - it took me all day to do all these links!!

    Margarita - No prob honey x

    AWONI - Bless you darling. I shall be popping in to see you soon xx

  6. Thank you so much for my award!!! What a lot of work went into this post - the effort required for all those links and your individual notifications. Thank you so much for the effort. And your awards are very well deserved - your blog is fab.

  7. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou - my first ever award in the bloging world!!! one to be remembered!!

  8. Thanks for the award. When I read it first, I thought you were giving mine back to me. And yes, your writing is witty and intelligent. It makes me laugh anyway - probably because my youngest is at Uni and I don't have to worry about pockets of poo, just videos on Facebook...

  9. Wow get you with all your awards! Thanks for mine, it's very much appreciated. There is a lot of love going around at the moment which is fantastic.

  10. Thank you so much. I too have learned not to hang on to awards too long without noting who they are from so going to put yours on my blog NOW!

  11. Marathoner - you're so very welcome x

    Nicola - Thanks - and yes - is took me all bleedin' day!!!

    Kathryn - It's well deserved. Enjoy x

    AMM - you're welcome - and incidentally - thanks for introducing me to British Mummy Bloggers - I owe it all to you!!!! x

    Maddie - I would have never given it back!!! I love it way too much x

    Mary - I know - didn't mean to store them up for so long. Will be quicker off the mark next time!

    WM - We all live and learn - I'll know for next time! x

  12. Dearest MT, you are fab, and the dilemma you so kindly entrusted to me has been answered. Hope life improves! MH

  13. Thank you! Ah, nothing like an award to brighten the day and you deserve them all!

  14. We love you too....congrats on all those awards MT. RMx

  15. Congratulations on getting all those lovely awards.
    Your posts are definitely worth it or rather, worth them.
    Keep writing and I'll keep reading.

  16. You are one lovely person! Thanks so much!
    Hope to see you & your girls in person on the 14th. x MM

  17. Well done on the awards, you deserve them!
    Thanks so much for mine, if I can work out how to use it is another story :-)

  18. Oh you're so sweet! Thank you for thinking of me and before I forget, CONGRATS to you on receiving them!
    I'm really impressed by the amount of time you must have put into linking to everyone-- wow, that is dedication :-)

  19. MH - You are fabulous and I am coming over to yours straight away x

    Sparx - Thank you!! And yours is well-deserved x

    RM - Well you know I love you too xxx

    MtW - Thank you so much - that is very lovely of you to say so. Oh ok, I'll keep writing...! xx

    MM - Bless you - and you are very lovely too. Yes, I'm really going to try and make the 14th. Would be amazing to see everyone! x

    magnumlady - You're very welcome my dear - Just right click on the picture of the award and then save it on your computer. And then on your blog layout page click on 'add a widget' or 'add a gadget' or picture or something along those lines...If I can do it, then I'm sure you can too!!! xx

    ibhh - Tell me about it - it only took me all day!!! Seriously, it took me forever...I'm not exactly technically gifted! But thanks - and you deserve your award - I think you're on your own with the kiddies even more than me! x

  20. Thank you so much Maternal, very much appreciated. And huge congrats to you too xxx

  21. Congratulations on your awards - very much deserved, and thanks for passing one my way. Enjoy that half term break! x

  22. Thank you so much! I will pass on soon...

  23. Cassandra - Thanks honey - and you are very welcome xx

    Kitty - Thank you too - and I love your monkey socks!!! You are so very talented. Am trying to enjoy half term, but am finding no time to blog which is rather more frustrating than I thought it would be!

    PMPM - Only when you have a moment - don't listen to me - I ignored everyone and stored them up for way too long - feel free to do the same ;-)) xx