"Blogs who receive this award are "exceedingly charming," says it's authors. This award is a fine one because it focuses not on the glory and fanfare of blogging, but in the PROXIMITY to one another through this online-world. "This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY--nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into into the body of their award."
Whilst spending yesterday evening drinking wine with Other Half, (a practice which has been relegated to only Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights now - seriously - this is me cutting down!), this award fluttered into my inbox courtesy of the lovely Confused Take That Fan!
Having read the words that accompanied it, I was more than happy to accept this pretty thing, complete with butterflies, and will give it all the love and attention that pretty things deserve! This includes following my instructions to pass it onto eight other bloggers, some of whom I know have already been nominated but I would still like to echo the sentiment from me! Besides, I think I may actually be secretly related to a couple of them!
Long Lost Twin, Tara at Sticky Fingers. I love the way she writes and it is scary how much we have in common! There will come a point when I'm just going to have to sit MM down and come out and ask her if there's a twin sister she neglected to tell me about!
Same goes for Long Lost Sister aka Yummy Mummy from Boston, MA. Now I know the likelihood of us also being sisters might be a tad far fetched but I believe it to be true. I also believe that Candace Bushnell is our other sister! (Do you think that now I've acknowledged YM as my sis, she'll let me borrow these new Louboutin's when she gets them?)
Not Enough Mud also has to step up for this one! I have been hooked on her blog lately and she makes me laugh loads! This is the new Squidgy-Gate - don't miss an episode!
For her contribution to my favourite cause, poo humour, I would like to bestow this on Home Office Mum. She is so funny and you have to read this post, unless of course you don't do poo humour.... or are eating. Which I was at the time but I still laughed until my lunch came out of my nose!
I have given an award to Lucy And I before but you can never have too many! Whenever I feel like a stressed out mother, which is pretty often, I just flit on over to Lucy's and get my serenity back. Lucy's mum is the epitome of calm, her writing is lovely, Lucy is gorgeous and the photographs are always fantastic. Small Child now plonks herself onto my lap and asks to "go see what Lucy's doing"! The award is sent with a whole bundle of luck for the imminent arrival of Lucy's little sister!
I can't remember how I found Stiletto Mom but I'm glad I did. She is so sharp and made me both laugh and cry in her 100th post. One of my new must reads.
The Button is Back! I cottoned on to Flower Fairies and Fairy Cakes, just as Elsie was leaving, that's me...always the last to catch onto to a good thing! But Yay! She's back and with a Baby Button on the way too. So glad you're back, please don't go again!
And I know that Confused Take That Fan gave this to me but I would like to give the award in return because she is fab! Apart from the obvious Take That and McDreamy obsession we are so on the same wavelength and hopefully she will bail me out if I ever get arrested for stalking Howard!
And if you're all free on May 14th, can get babysitters where appropriate, happen to be down this way or indeed in the UK and are looking for an excuse to get your posh frocks out; please come to my party to help me celebrate being 39 and counting no longer!