Some of my wonderful blog followers have nominated me for the Versatile Blogger and the Liebster Awards. Unfortunately I can’t find their blogs or replies on my blog to confirm them, thank them, or work out how to add them to my blog!! However I would like to salute a few of the blogs I like to read, and who all deserve at least one Award, which I am going to call the ‘Forget-me-not Award’. We all lead very busy lives, and so to make time to connect with each other, and to let each other know we are there, is significant. I think it says we as a society have been getting it wrong, and that in fact we want to be more personally connected more of the time. I think a bloggers party one day might be in order, so one of these days, don’t be surprised if I try to organise one!
I’ve tried to make a little comment about the blogs I am saluting, the first one I’ve even linked to a particular story for a real friend, and another link is to a story written about me by a wonderful young friend and newly inspired daily blogger. I would like to offer the Forget me not Award to the following bloggers… there is nothing you have to do to accept this, other than to feel really proud of the memories you are creating for your family and friends. You are inspiring me to keep writing too. Thank you.
http://vanessafrance.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/lets-stub-it-out/ KB, this one is for especially for you!
http://onefrenchword.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/day-21-a-new-french-word-a-new-french-recipe-lardon/ At least one new French word a day, plus a fabulous recipe.
http://postabdication.blogspot.com/2012/01/swaky.html This one was for me, thank you Eliza xx
http://rubicorno.wordpress.com/ Amazing iPhoneography stream. I think we should collaborate by producing a book of your most special photos that I write poems for??
http://worrywarts-guide-to-weight-sex-and-marriage.com/ One very amazing mum worrying about the important stuff.
http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/ Great photos and an interesting bucket list.
http://creatingreciprocity.wordpress.com/ How can we all live together?
http://radicalamazement.wordpress.com/ How do we photograph sound?
http://lookwhatmommade.com/ Lots of lovely recipes, cookbooks, and other great stuff.
http://misskittyroads.wordpress.com/ Like me, writing a book and hating the ‘R’ word!
http://memoriesproject.com/ Very close to home.
http://limebirduk.wordpress.com/ So you want to be a writer… here is some great help!
http://robynverrall.com/ Story about life in a box, and others, a newish blogger and friend.
http://sallypanayiotou.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/extremes-of-writing-despair/ Lovely, she says it like she see it.
http://oneworldrising.wordpress.com/ Belated but not forgotten… and gratitude for your great blog.
I think about now, in honour of the other Awards, I should add 7 -10 facts or things about me! I’m not so sure about this, but I’m going for things you might not know about me.
- I always look on the bright side.
- My horse was named Trixie, and she loved to walk under the clothes line when my friends were on her back (it was a ‘post to post’ clothes line on our farm!)
- I am not ticklish, ever.
- Most days life is more than amazing.
- Although I’m emotionally tough, I am easily hurt.
- I would love to have been an astronaut and walk on the moon.
- I love ironing!
- If there was one person I would like to meet before I die, it is Nelson Mandela.
- If it was to be my last meal tonight, I’d probably go for fresh farm produced poached eggs on toast, dusted with sea salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper!
- I still dream of having a cafe, coffee and cake shop in Cuba
My life is very enriched by the experience of blogging, and my final comment is to thank Julie Powell for inspiring me. She won’t be reading this (I’m pretty sure about that), but I hope if she ever did, she’d enjoy the read. I looked up her blog recently, and felt overwhelmed by it. I’ve no idea why, as she is just like you and me, writing and living and loving, sharing recipes and food, and making lots of new online friends, as well as nurturing and sustaining our old friendships.
Ps. I forgot to say, please feel free to share this Forget me not Award with bloggers and friends who you think deserve it and would appreciate it.