Tuesday, 29 January 2008

E is for Excellent!

I go away for a morning and come back to find this:

Given to me by Jenny in Australia! I am truly grateful. When I started this blog at the beginning of the month, I had no idea that anyone would actually read it, and now here I am, conversing daily with people in different continents, even different hemispheres! And I'm so glad about that, because, just occasionally, it can get a bit lonely being the Mother of This Lot!

So thank you again, and now, if I play by the rules, I have to pass this on to at least 10 others. So here goes:

Jennifer at Gathering Grace deserves an award for her excellent impersonation of Florence Nightingale over the last two weeks! Not only has she has remained cheerful throughout, she has managed to keep two blogs going!

Everything about Piacere is beautiful - the writing, the photography...and what a talented family - even the dog writes a blog! (Also, she cries at the same things I do).

I have recently found Kit at By the Brook. She likes Scott's Porage Oats and can't decide where to go for her birthday. Go over and vote!

A Chelsea Morning is one of the first blogs I ever read. Barb is the kind of woman everyone wants to be when they grow up! Fantastic cook, seamstress, baby minder, crafter...you get the picture!

You got a problem? Go and Ask Sister Mary Martha, the baseball-loving, pew-dusting nun. She'll sort it out - a bit like The Terminator in a habit!

Casdok at Mother of Shrek has got to have one of the most interesting blogs anywhere. I have no idea where she finds half the stuff she puts on there!

A Place for Everything was another of the very first blogs I read. She cleans her fridge out even more than I do, and she makes some good-looking dinners!

If it's a little elegance you're looking for, you should go and have Tea With Mrs. Fox. (Just hope she's not torturing the dog again when you get there).

And for a bit of everything, try Amrita at Yesu Garden. You never know what the topic's going to be!

Autumn Rose has a lovely, peaceful blog. You'll feel like you've been to a relaxation class!

And this list, which has taken me some hours to prepare, I can tell you, would not be complete without mentioning two people whom I feel I have made a real connection with over the last few weeks, Jennie and Bella (that's not her real name - she just likes to exude an air of mystery. She thinks it makes her look better).

So, come on, all of you. Come and collect your awards. This house is cluttered enough as it is!


Casdok said...

Congratulations on your award!
And thank you so much for mine and the high praise!! Shucks im all embarrassed now!

A Chelsea Morning said...

I'm amazed that you've been blogging such a short time and have such an impressive blog, Jackie.

Congratulations on the Excellence award and thank you so much for giving it to me.


Jennifer said...

Thank you, thank you. Yes, indeed, I believe I do deserve an award after this past week.

And congratulations on yours, too!

Thanks for all the great links to look up now, too - I will enjoy the browsing.


Mrs. Fox said...

Aren't you a doll! And even after that whole Liverpool thing . . . to be fair, that's the hubby's team. :)

KitBrookside said...

Why, thank you so much, and congratulations as well! I do enjoy checking in on you and your tribe now that we've met, and hope that you enjoy our antics from time to time. Oh, and please add Walker's Shortbread to my preferred snack list. (Just had some with the girls and the beloved this afternoon!) :)

AutumnRose said...

What a lovely thing to say about my blog! I actually teach relaxation and stress management ~ I'm glad it comes across in my blog, too :¬)

AR xx

Sister Mary Martha said...

Thank you so much! I don't know how to pick up my award. I'll give it a go.

Amrita said...

Thank you proud Mother I call you that altho i think your name is Jackie becasuse you understand the personalitiees of your daughters so well and give them space and recognition with a great big dollop of humour and wisdom.

I treat my blog as a friend"s chatting place, that 's why i flit from topic to topic. Its fun.

God bless

Jennie said...

Well I was having a rotten day, dragging myself around feeling hard done by after hours of ironing and tidying children's rooms and then getting caught in a blizzard taking one child to the dentist.. (you know how it is, right) and look, something to cheer me right up! You gave me an award!
Thank you so much!! ((((you are very lovely))))

bella mocha said...

I'm a day- or two- late, I'm sorry! My head hangs in shame...

What with the time difference and the travelling and the lack of a computer, I have only seen my award today. Just as I was sitting down with my mocha and feeling all sad about moving across the pond...there it was, calling me!! What agreat way to get me smiling again, Jackie, thank you!!

And congratulations on yours too!! I can't believe that you have been doing this such a short time- you're such a pleasure to read!