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).