Best Personal Blog 2016 – Thank You.


We had a late night dash to the on-call doctor last night with Freya – don’t worry she’s ok.

Miraculously, as soon as I mentioned the word “doctor” she was full of life – a far cry from the child with a temperature of 40+, who was wailing that she would “be ill for ever and ever” and complaining of a very sore throat and tummy ache.

After a short wait, a very jolly doctor examined her (with a fist bump or a high five after every check) and declared it was nothing serious, thank goodness.

We went home to bed but she was up pretty much every half an hour from then on (and is currently asleep on the sofa beside me, which is unheard of, even after a disturbed night, so I know she’s still not quite right). 

best-personal-blogAnyway, as you can imagine, I’m feeling a little fragile today and when I opened my email first thing to find I’d won the Best Personal Blog 2016 category in the Nepaliaustralian Awards I’ll admit I got a little teary.

Thank you to whoever nominated me and then everyone who took the time to vote. I don’t generally go in for awards but this one, run by a blogging mum, really spoke to me and I am thrilled to have won.

On that note, thank you to M from Nepaliaustralian for taking the time to run them and also congratulations to all the other winners, which include some of my favourites. Please check them out too.



Nepaliaustralian Blog Award Nomination.


Forget the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and even the Oscars, it’s all about the annual Nepaliaustralian Blog Awards – or at least it is for me.

Someone has very kindly nominated me in the Best Personal Blog 2016 category. Thank you very much. It made my day yesterday when I found out. I had to click on the link twice to check it really was my site.

I’ve been lucky enough to be nominated for a couple of blogging awards before, which I am always thankful for, but I’ve never really pushed forward with them because they often seem more about how many followers you have than blogging. Do I sound bitter? I don’t mean to, honest. I’m a little fish in a big pond and I’m more than happy to swim about in my small corner.

The Nepaliaustralian Awards strike me as different, though. They are run by a blogging mum, who was born in Nepal, which is top of my list of places to visit, who lives in Australia with her husband and daughter.

As she explains:

Every year many blogs are created to express thoughts and emotions. Some are really interesting while others are funny. While some choose to share about their life or relationship others share their skills and passion like cooking, photography or fashion. No matter what field the blog belongs to, if it is good, it needs to be recognized and more and more people should be able to reach these blogs.

There’s no big ceremony (I might buy a posh dress anyway), no trophy to take home, just recognition that you are doing something others enjoy. It’s a grassroots blogging award – and that really appeals to me.

So, if you like reading my blog please could you click here and cast your vote for me by pasting this into the comment box.

Best Personal Blog 2016 – 1.

You’ll need to supply an email address. Your vote won’t be shown in the comments.

While you’re there why not check out some of the other nominated blogs. The lovely, always supportive, Amanda who blogs at Something To Ponder About (home of the Monday Mystery Photo) is nominated in TWO categories, including best personal blog, and Jane at Sustayable Me, who kindly featured me in her Mum Friday Section, is up for Best New Blog.

Thanks again for every view, like and especially comment.