Friday, 9 January 2009

Butterflies In My Inbox!

"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!


Home Office Mum said...

Thank you for my award. How to I apply it to my blog? I am clueless when it comes to these things. I wouldn't win an award for doing technical things at all.

Lucys Place said...

Awww thanks TG! You know I am still going to post my tag that you gave me back in December. But I might have to regig it a little to be current...I do love a good questionnaire, that's the geek in me I guess!

that girl? said...

Home Office Mum - You are very welcome! I have limited brain power when it comes to techy stuff but I just right clicked it, saved it as an image and then went on to upload the picture in the normal way. Its taken me a good few months to be able to achieve this level of technical-ness!
Lucy's Place - Feel free to rejig as much as you like - its always good to find out new stuff about your favourite bloggers! I look forward to reading it! And no doubt Small Child will want to know it all as well! x

Boston Bride said...

oh you just turned me on to so many great blogs...I may never get work done ever again!!

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Aww, you are so very very generous.
I never ever ever tire of bling - big big hugs my friend.

that girl? said...

Boston Bride - Nice to see you here... and nice to see you getting to know some of Bloglands finest. You can indeed kiss goodbye to productivity - enjoy!
Tara - A pleasure to bestow bling upon such a worthy recipient! If they did an award with Tiffany vouchers attached I would give it to you! I know you'd spend it wisely! x

Elsie Button said...

Thanks so much for the award! - it's great to be back! x

Mom/Mum said...

Awww well done you!

that girl? said...

Elsie -You are very more than welcome! Am enjoying reading your blog again and many congratulations on the impending arrival of button number two!
Mom/Mum - Thanks! And great to see you back! I loved the alphabet post! Had to resist skimming straight to N!