Blogging, friendship, Random nonsense

One Lovely Blog Award


Every so often I get a bit downhearted about blogging – normally after I’ve had very little sleep and everything in the world makes me feel a bit sad. Surely no one is interested in reading more of my nonsense? I think to myself and turn away from the computer.

And then something nice happens; a comment here, an email there or, in this case, being nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by not one but two people – both of whom are on my must read list – and I get a fresh wave of love for blogging and bloggers (and I really do genuinely enjoy it most of the time).

Thank you to BattleMum, who has been a happy recent discovery for me, and 23 Week Socks, who I have been following for much longer, for nominating me, it really does mean a lot and you would both have been on my list too.

Anyway, now I have to come up with seven random facts about me, which I always find quite hard but here goes:

1. I have been a freelance journalist for a whole year this month.

2. I’ve been worrying about filling in the self-assessment tax form for the entire 12 months. For some reason, I keep having a dream where the bill is going to be more than I have earned.

3. Instead of a journalist I should have been a software tester because if it can go wrong, it will go wrong for me.

4. I have my ears pierced seven times (four in one, three in the other).

5. I love the story of Beauty and the Beast and especially the 1980s TV version (although I quite like the latest show but for less innocent reasons).

6. I’m a vegetarian who doesn’t really like vegetables. I know!

7. I often buy gingerbread men and don’t correct the shop assistant when they assume they are for Freya (I’m sure once she can talk she will let my secret out).

I know this award is supposed to be for up and coming blogs but, just in case other people also occasionally question why they are doing this, I thought I’d nominate some of my daily reads, whether they are new or not. Some of them have been really supportive of me and this blog, which I thank them for, but I genuinely think the blogosphere is a better, broader, often funnier and nicer place with them in it.

1. Something To Ponder About.

2. Scars, Tears and Training Bras.

3. Mother Mands.

4. Mommy’s Little Princesses (Welcome home from hospital, Sandy).

5. Odd Socks and Lollipops.

6. Big Trouble in Little Nappies.

7. How to Survive a Sleep Thief.

8. Hold Me, Don’t Hold Me.

9. Journeying.

10. Mud and Nettles.

I would have listed my entire blog links list if I could.

You don’t have to do anything with this nomination unless you want to pass it on to a few of your favourites. Please let me know if you do.

Happy Monday.


13 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award”

  1. Right you are missus. That’s my blog post for tomorrow taken care of.

    Bloggers are some of my favourite people on this planet, it’s true.

    I’ll let you know when I post it. xx


  2. I love reading posts like and getting to know other bloggers better, I am so nosey!
    Thank you so much for the nomination =)

    And congrats on your freelance journalist anniversary! How exciting =D


  3. 😀 Thankyou loads! I’m so behind at the moment and haven’t been in the mood for blogging, but this has cheered me up no end, and I love coming over to your blog and reading new posts! My house is clean and I seem to be sleeping okay again now, so I think tomorrow I shall get back to it 😉

    Btw how is the novel coming on?


    1. No probs! You have enough on your plate. I couldn’t concentrate on anything at this stage (apart from how angry I was). So pleased you got some sleep.


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