So first up! Lottie Loves.
Lottie and I are no strangers to each other in the virtual world, and we've even met twice in real life, as we both suffer from the same illness which we both used to blog extensively about (I still do occasionally). Before this though we met through Babyworld when I was pregnant with Lillia and Lottie was pregnant with her second son.
She is a crafty mum of two and a bit of a domestic diva truth be told. I've never been to her house but I bet it's very stylish!
Lottie is also a big fan of the the 1940s and wartime things, she's an expert (!) West Coast Swing dancer and as if that were not all enough she is also a Labour fundraiser AND she and her lovely hubby were the last couple in Britain to get married in the 20th century!
First Blogland..then the WORLD!
Lottie also recently nominated me for the MADS awards, which was a lovely thing to do, but even lovlier was the post she wrote when she did so.
When I read what she had written I was so touched. Most of us just get on with things don't we? Yes things can get pretty hard sometimes but you'd bore everyone to tears if you harped on about it (besides that's what my other blog is for!) So for somebody to say such lovely things, to acknowledge what you go through, or what you have been through, and say a kind of "well done you"...well...that's just amazing. Truly. Especially when it is said by somebody you really like and appreciate. I won't be asking for further nominations or pursuing this though, just because being nominated at all is basically the same as being handed an Oscar for me! I am very easily pleased :)
So, basically if you have a moment make a cuppa and head on over to Lottie's blog, she has some interesting things to say, she makes some lovely crafty things, she is a fantastic mummy and a genuinely lovely person, you won't be disappointed.
Ooh, that was fun writing that. Now..who will be my next victim..?