Sunday, 6 September 2009

A Few Thankyous

Ok, so I've been saving some of these up a while, but it's getting silly now and I'm just going to post them before, well before I decide to go to bed...because that's the only other option I have tonight and it's looking very tempting.

Thank you to the amazingly wonderful and talented David McMahon who writes Authorblog. If you haven't ever visited him then do pop over because his blog is enthralling and to use to the words of Rebel Mother, he's also really rather dishy. Anyway, back in May I was a nominee for 'Post of the Day' - for Responsibilities and Head Wounds. I may not have won, but just a nomination is cause for celebration in my eyes (have you seen how many followers he has?). So thankyou's an honour.

Way back in June Pippa at A Mother's Ramblings gave me this award, which although I already have, doesn't stop me from passing it on to five other 'Lovely Blogs'. Now this award has been around for a while and I think most of you have it already so I'm going to choose five blogs which are fairly new to me, and thus possibly don't have it? Forgive me if that's not the case.

Chic Mama
Lost in Translation
2 Brits, 2 Yanks and a Dog
Hot Cross Mum
The Life of the 20-Something Mum

Next up, this award was given to me by Josie at Sleep is For the Weak. So I'm passing it on to five other blogs that I deem to be a great read. If you haven't read them yet, then what are you waiting for?

Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes
40 Not Out
Single Parent Dad
Baby Baby

Almost finally, this award is my favourite of the day. Given to me by Kathryn at Life in Italy it is explained as follows...

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all."

So here are my five worthy recipients...

Sleep is for the Weak
Notes From Inside my Head
Home Mum of 2
Who's The Mummy

And finally, Joanne Mallon at Parentdish has awarded me something special (Best Blog Pic of a Ginormous Poo). There's no award picture as such, but if you missed the original post which inspired the award then click here. You won't be disappointed.

A huge, huge Thank You to everyone for the awards.

Now I really am off to bed.


  1. Oooh, thank you! Most honored! *takes a bow, grabs award, thanks her cat, her first English teacher and her goldfish*

  2. Hip hip hooray! Oh, thank you so much for my lovely 'Lovely' award. I am still in my PJs and dressing gown so really not dressed appropriately for collecting this award! Very well done on your own many acknowledgements. Must check out the poo pic immediately! Thank u again. x

  3. Thank you thank you thank you for my lovely award, first one ever x Like Hot Cross Mum, I feel slightly underdressed in my old jammy botoms, and greying vest, but I will open a bottle of wine later x

  4. Well done on receiving all these awards.

    I wouldnt mind being served up on dear David's 'Dish of the Day' - he is rather scrummy. (Hope he doesnt read this!!!!).

    PS. On first glance the award 'You are a great read', I thought it read, 'You give great head'!

    I know, I'm deranged - I blame my parents!

    Love RMxx

  5. Mwa - You have a cat and a goldfish?? Crikey you are doing well. My cat ate the goldfish...

    Hot Cross - You are so very welcome. And PJ's are more than appropriate wear for the virtual award ceremony. Just please no holes...

    Claire - You're welcome honey. Hey why not open the wine now?

    RM - Ooh you're back. Been meaning to leave a comment on your last post for ages but thought you were still away. Will pop on over right now. And trust you to read it woringly - you have such a dirty mind!!! xxx

  6. Well done to all. No, I'm not a bit cross that I'm on the list (well, a bit, but not much). It's always great to be pointed to new blogs, especially when they're recommended by a blogger you follow (now, how's that for creeping?) I shall hop across and take a look. x

  7. Well done on the awards, that's great.

  8. Maddie - Oh darling. D'you know what? Sometimes I hate these award posts because I want to give an award to all the fantastic blogs I read (yours included) and it's easy to upset people when you don't. I hate the fact that people will think I don't rate their blogs highly when I dodn't pass the award on to them. Last thing I want to do is offend anyone - I love your blog - but I know you know that!!! And besides, you've got lots of awards too ;-)) Next time, I'll pass it your way again, I promise. (that is if you tell me which one your hubby is in the photo)!! xx

    Magnumlady - Thankyou honey. xxxx

  9. Wow! Thank you so much for the award, I had better get on writing some posts, I was just thinking how bad I had been and hadn't written anything in ages. Long hot Summer's with the kids!

    Thank you so much.

  10. Oooh, Zombie Chicken hah? How can I refuse such an honour. I shall paste it on my blog with pride! Thank you darlin xxx

    (PS. spam word was 'joidic'. Oh who dreams up these wondrous new words?!)

  11. 2 Brits - Oh don't worry. Can totally empathise there. It has been my first official 'Summer holidays' where children haven't been at school, nursery, etc. What a shock!! Hardly any time to blog...

    Mamma Po - Joidic hey? Sounds pretty zombie-ish to me...they must have known! You're welcome honey...has been a while since I gave you an award x

  12. The thing is, I could have made you a badge, but what would it have looked like? A giant turd, that's what. So probably best just left to the imagination. Let's hope nobody tries to compete for the title.

  13. Parentdish - D'you know what? I trawled the Internet for a picture of a turd that would look good as an award. And I actually came across quite a few. But I'm technically challenged, so i wasn't quite sure how to make it into a badge. I know, I know...I really do have so much to learn. And I would have worn it on my sidebar with pride you know!

  14. thank you thank you thank you ! x
    (just back from hols)

  15. Congratulations on all the awards, they're thoroughly deserved. Thanks for mine, that's so sweet of you, but glad you didn't pass me the poo award! xxx

  16. Elsie - No problem honey - hope you had great hols x

    Sandy - You're welcome. Yep, didn't pass on the poo award...not sure it would have been appreciated! x

  17. Thank you. I am discovering quite a few new awards as I trawl through my Google Reader backlog. I wonder if I will manage to do an awards post before Eleanor arrives?!

  18. Tasha - Oh crikey - it could be a long post then hey?! I advise you to do it befor little E comes because there is no way you'll have time afterwards! xxx