Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Sunshine award

I was right in the middle of a low blog-esteem moment when I saw that I had been given a blog award by Bellaboo, who writes the wonderfully cosy bellascountry blog.  I nearly choked on my orange squash! 

Why the low blog-esteem?  Well, I haven't really "come out" about my blog with my friends and my family.  Hubby knows about it obviously, as he has to put up with the continual photographing of things.  Lillia knows because she likes to look at the pictures and help choose which to post.  But I haven't really shared it with anyone else among my nearest and dearest.

Then this evening during a text-exchange with my sister I gave her the link, then became very worried that she would think I was complete geek and that my blog was a bit pants.  Then three things happened:

1. I received some lovely comments on my last post which lifted my spirits greatly.
2. I received the Sunshine award which really lifted my confidence.
3. My sister texted back to point out that, as my sister, she already knew I was a "complete tool".

I'm currently watching the National TV Awards, so I am greatly tempted to thank my producer, the wonderful director, the catering van and the make-up girls.  So to stop myself I will shut up and get on with fulfilling the conditions of the award, which are:

* Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

* Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.

* Link the nominees within your post.

* Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

* Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So here are my 12 - apologies if any of you have already received this award already, or if you don't like awards (who wouldn't like awards?!)


Big B

Joshy and Belle

Lottie Loves

June at Noon

Parallel Botany


Bugs and Fishes


The Old Lamp Shed

The Beauty is in the Detail

And last but not least a blog I discovered only this evening...
Sewing Obsessed

Phew!  That was a lot of links!  But worth it to share the love, I can go to bed feeling all fuzzy inside now :)


  1. WOW thanks so much! How exciting. I'll need to take the time to read proeprly what to do with it and who to pass it onto.

    Glad your award brightened your day and thanks for sharing it!

    Fi x

  2. Oh thank you so much.
    I've just got back from dropping my little lad off at school and was quite upset as he was crying as I left. I've just turned computer on and seen this and its made me really smile.
    This is just what I needed today.
    Thanks again

  3. Hiya Ali,

    'Oh my' thank you sooooooo much - a little sunshine is just what I needed.

    take care,

    Nina xxx

  4. How sweet Ali! I think you should have LOTS of confidence about your blog! I love reading it and really enjoy your pictures :)

  5. Thanks a lot for the award, will get my head around it at the weekend if that's okay. I think we could all do with a bit of sunshine at the moment. I love your blog by the way and sympathise with your predicament of work verses home life. It is so hard isn't it? We both work part time to enable us to look after the littlest fairy. It isn't easy, and we do struggle sometimes, but you get used to it..I know everyones circumstances are different but I have never regretted it, and what we can't afford, we don't have. Simple really. Dev x

  6. Thank you so much for mentioning me, so sweet of you lady :-)

    Keep up the fab blogging!

  7. catching up here...

    How sweet are you? Thanks for the nod! You are too kind :)

    (I keep my blog biz separate from family life, too - not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing! (:-o ...)


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