Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Awards, Carnivals and Adventures

Goodness me. I have got my first award. I am lost for words. I’d better get on with the re-design, so there’s some space for it somewhere.

The wonderful Almost American has passed this award on to me:

proximity award

According to the authors of this award, this blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Thank you, Almost American! And now I need to pass it on to eight other bloggers. Well, you’ve probably all got one already, but… I pass this on to: More than just a mother, Tara at Sticky Fingers, Home Office Mum (see below for more about her), New Mum Same Old Me, Mothership of Motherhood: The Final Frontier, Iota at Not wrong, just different, Susanna at A Modern Mother, and Surprised and Excited Mum.

And, if you’re looking for some good reading and more blogs to add to your reading list… It’s Carnival Time over at Thames Valley Mums.

And, in my final bit of linkage, if you don’t already know about Home Office Mum’s incredibly exciting adventure:


you need to go visit More to Life Than Laundry and do whatever you can to support her, whether it’s donating, supporting her sponsors, or just spreading the word as far as  you can.

And finally… while Home Office Mum embarks on her sea-faring adventure, we shall be embarking on an adventure of a rather different nature, that of becoming a family of four, rather than three. Yes, R is going to be a big sister some time in October and I would therefore like to apologise in advance for any boredom that may ensue from reading about morning sickness, scans, baby names, hospital plans and birth plans. I will try to keep a balance, but you all know what these hormones can do to a girl.


  1. Congratulations! Great news, looking forward to some hormonal blogging

  2. Congratulations! As Laura says, we all ,ove hormonal blogging and you knopw everyone of us will give your our sympathy when absolutely nothing woll go right!

  3. Congratulations! That's wonderful news x

  4. Thanks so much for my award and the links to my blogs. Very kind of you. And for those who don't know, Tasha made my logo. So well done her!

    And many, many congrats (again) on the bump. Hope all is progressing smoothly!

  5. Thank you everyone!

    Note to self: Go and tell people they have awards + go and read all the other carnival posts.

    And will also need to apologise for considerable increase in typos and wrong words, because pregnancy brain has already set in.

  6. Congratulations on both awards and more importantly pg!!

  7. Cough splutter cough. Oh my! That's such wonderful news. Wishing you every bit of joy and minimal heartburn. x

  8. Oh and thank you so much for thinking of me and the award. Very much appreciated.

  9. Thank you so much (I have had it already, but certainly don't mind having it twice!)

    This is such exciting news. I love it when my friends are pregnant, and I can enjoy all that vicarious excitement and anticipation (even friends I've never met). You take care of yourself.

    How exciting for you! I look forward to all the news, it's wonderful to hear about the coming of a new baby (especially when I don't have to be pregnant myself. So done with that).
    Thank you for the blog award, too. It's my first! As soon as I figure out how to put it up I will do so.

  11. Congratulations, Tasha, that is such lovely news, and I look forward to every detail along the way (well, almost every detail).xxx

  12. Tara: Thank you and I had forgotten the heartburn; by the end I was waking up every half an hour, alternately to pee and to glug way more than the recommended dose of Gaviscon.

    Iota: Thank you and I shall do my best to pass on as much vicarious excitement as I can!

    Mothership: Thank you and you're welcome.

    DD: Thank you and don't worry, I will probably manage to keep back some of the less pleasant details!

  13. Congrats again, I can live vicariously...

    And thanks for the award!

  14. Thanks, Susanna, and you're welcome.

  15. Congratulations again and thanks for my award.

    I don't feel I deserve it as I have had somewhat of a blogging holiday.... but thanks all the same and I shall endeavour to pass it on.