Friday, March 6, 2009

The biggest thank you's

I have been an incredible slack Alice in not thanking people for the two awards I received a couple of weeks ago. I hope this isn't interpreted as any form of ungratefulness or noncholance...because I couldn't have been more thrilled and delighted.

It was more a case of illness combined with exhaustion combined with blind panic - oh no! How the f*ck do I add one of those pretty logos into my blog?? You can probably tell from the blog and it's lack of pretty pictures that I am a complete novice verging on retard with regards to these matters. I would love to make my blog more visually appealing but I wouldn't have a clue where to start and I already spend so many hours either reading blogs or attempting to write mine, that to add anything more complicated into the equation is simply asking for trouble in my book.

But lookey here! I have done it!! And it only took me 45 minutes of phaffing about to insert these logos. Piece of cake. How I actually get them to appear permananently into my blog is a whole other ball game. I have decided not to get too carried away and attempt that just yet. I already feel the need for a quick lie down because my brain is starting to ache from the stress of it all.

This first adorable award (the one above - please don't hold it against me for not placing the award next to the accompanying text - the fact it is on the page at all is a feat that has taken nearly 2 weeks to achieve) is the Love Ya award from the wonderful notSupermum (although we all know that she really is).

And here is the meaning behind the award...

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in 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 cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you notSupermum! This is a lovely award - although I think the fact that I have appeared to ignore it since it was awarded at least an eon ago is not the greatest mark of friendship I could have reciprocated...

This second award (gosh, I am feeling a little Kate Winslet here - 2 awards in one week? Whatever next?) is from Almost American, who has been so supportive since I started this blog in January. The blurb to accompany this award goes like this...

"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!"

Hmmm, the wording sounds a little familiar, don't you think? And I certainly appear to have you all fooled with the friendliness ploy.

Anyway, as courtesy demands I now forward both awards onto a small selection of other bloggers that I follow avidly and that have been so welcoming in blogosphere land:

Life in the One Percent, Soapbox Mummy, More Than Just a Mother, I promise that I will do my best, Are we nearly there yet mummy?, Sticky Fingers, Wahm Bam!, Not Wrong, Just Different, Rosie Scribble, Jo Beaufoix, Potty Diaries, Belgian Waffle and I also have to say, right back atcha Not Supermum and Almost American.

Phew. It is done. Now for that lie down...


3 comments:

  1. Thank you sweetie....needed something nice after tonight.
    xx

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  2. Yeah - funny how the wording is basically the same. Still, now you have two 'different' awards!

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  3. Thanks honey :)
    Oh shit, now I have THREE awards I don't have the time to blog about....
    (only joking, it's lovely, really :) )

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