The rules are you say who gave you the award, give a bit of information about yourself and then pass it on. You then let the recipients know. Simple. Of course if you've ever tried to do this you'll realise it takes ages because you have to find the awards, put them on your blog and then decide who to pass them on to, calling up their blogs to get the links. Oh well, maybe it just takes me a long time. It is worth it though to spend a little time valuing the blogs that inspire you. So here goes:
This is the Lemonade award given to me by the amazing Rebel Mother at Another Day in the Madhouse. If you haven't already seen her blog please take a look. She has a lot on her plate but deals with it with humour.
For this award I need to list three things I'm grateful for:
1) My husband
We only met three and a bit years ago, but knew almost immediately that we were meant for each other. We are happy. He recently said to me, when I was apologising for putting on weight, that he loves me unconditionally. I feel the same way about him too.
2) My children
I have two beautiful boys aged 21 months and 9 months. Before I met my husband I worried that I would never have children and this saddened me, but here I am now with two amazing lads. Yes, we're fast workers! It is hard work having two so close together, but so rewarding. If you have children, you'll know.
3) Living in the UK
I know we complain about the government and the weather, but there are a lot worse places to live. We have democracy, the National Heath Service and very few natural disasters.
This is the Honest Scrap award given to me by the lovely Katherine at Supply and Demands? Please check out her fabulous blog.
For this award I need to list ten things about me. I'm tempted to copy Katherine and list ten embarrassing things about me as this is funnier. She misread the instructions! Let's see where we go with this:
- I'm a qualified accountant.
- In my last job I managed a department of thirty-six staff
- I hated my last job
- I love being a Stay At Home Mum
- I make cards and made my wedding invitations myself
- I sing and write songs (blatant self-promotion here)!
- I had my gap year when I was 30
- I've done a skydive, couldn't breathe for the minute of freefall, thought I was going to pass out! Once the parachute opened it was heaven.
- I have a tattoo of the Chinese symbol for peace on my arm (I wish it was somewhere more discreet and covered it up for my wedding)
- I love animals, in fact I'm quite soppy about giraffes and big cats
There, quite boring really, maybe I'll do a post at a later date about embarrassing incidents!
This is the One Lovely Blog Award given to me by the lovely Clareybabble at Clareybabbling. Her blog is refreshing and honest, please take a look.
For this award you list five pet hates:
- Bad driving
- Isms (sexism, racism etc.)
- There only being 24 hours in a day
- Did I say bad driving?!
Here are the blogs I am making awards to. Please take the time to pay them a visit.
Tim (aka The Dotterel) at Bringing Up Charlie. Tim was kind enough to write about little old me in his post New Kid on the Blog 2. He reviewed my post Food Glorious Food and expanded on the way we give attention to our children. I was moved by the trouble he went to.
Laura at Synchronization of Us. Laura wrote an honest and moving post recently about her baby son. She has a lovely family.
Ruth at Look Left of the Pleiades. I don't agree with everything she says, but I agree with a lot of it and her posts are certainly thought-provoking. Ruth is honest and down to earth. She also writes about her gorgeous son at All About Bertie.
The Wife of Bold is very funny. She has four girls under five (and I thought I had it tough with two under two)!
Brit in Bosnia does what it says on the tin. A fascinating read.
Ian at Single Parent Dad writes beautiful and moving posts about life with his gorgeous son.
All Grown Up... Still Feeling Like a Kid is a great blog by a mum of one, soon to be two.
Clareybabble at Clareybabbling wrote a wonderful honest post about how life really is when you're a new mum, even though she gave me an award I think she deserves one back.
Perfectly Happy Mum is one of my new favourite blogs, please take a look.
Leslieanne at Life With a Little Dude is a lovely new mum with a new blog about her beautiful baby boy.
For the recipients please choose one of the above awards that you would like on your blog. For everyone else I'd like to thank.... you for reading xx