Saturday, 26 March 2011

Lovely Blogger Award - woo!

I've envied (yes, I have envied) other bloggers for winning this award, and I've daydreamed of winning it myself. There were opportunities, as I told Brooke R. Busse (the very lovely chicky who finally made my dreams come true :D), where bloggers had said, "Hey, if you want it, take it!" but it just didn't feel right to me to take it on those occasions. I felt the compulsion to wait till I'd been singled out and specifically chosen. :) Now that I have been, I humbly (oh so humbly!) accept.

Of course, I don't get it entirely for free. There are some things I have to do:
  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link. - Done! But I also want to add, thanks Brooke! :D
  2. Pay it forward to some other blogs you have newly discovered. (will do below)
  3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen. (will do once I've posted this blog entry)
Now, it was kind of tricky figuring out which bloggers to pass the award onto. Lately I've met a LOT of lovely people, and it wasn't easy narrowing it down. But without further ado, these people are very lovely indeed who haven't yet won this award, OR haven't posted a previous award on their blog yet. These people are all lovely and in some cases not very well known bloggers and I am happy to be drawing attention to them today!

  1. Akoss @ Fantasy Pen
  2. Sheery @ Sheery's Place
  3. Chris K @ the Kelworth Files
  4. Shayda Bakhshi
  5. Charlotte Jane Ivory
  6. Joanne @ Whole Latte Life
  7. Cheyanne with an A
  8. Jenni Merritt
  9. Sari Webb
  10. Margo Kelly
  11. Jess @ Falling Leaflets
  12. Michael @ Writer with a slinky

In other news, I want to mention that I got spotlighted in Chris K's blog. Thank you Chris for the attention - I am a bit of an attention ho after all, and basked in this for quite a while. :D I want to reiterate that I was also interviewed (by Sari Webb) over here. Yep, more attention ho action for me!!

I also want to mention that one of those things I won arrived in the mail the other day. It's a book called Curiosity Thrilled the Cat and is by Sofie Kelly. I won this from Lynn Viehl at Paperback Writer, so thanks Lynn for the lovely book! Oh, and she also sent me a very pretty bookmark! Currently I'm reading Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino (which is pretty amazing so far, by the way!), but as soon as I'm done with that I'm going to immerse myself in kitty magic (I do so love myself a feline friend).

And because this appears to be shaping up as something of a photo entry, here are some photos of my (newly acquired) bass guitar, and my (not newly acquired) guitar guitar:

Just one final note, about the Lost & Found blogfest. I will do this, but since we have so long to post our entries, I'm in no particular rush. This is a nice, carefree way to end the March madness! And I would like to thank all the people who hosted blogfests this month, for giving me so many fun things to do! I've had a great month!

And, if you're a Crusader and still haven't done the latest Challenge, check it out here!


  1. Love the photos! Esp. loved the quilts that were behind the awesome guitars!

  2. Thanks Susan - my mum made that quilt :D She is very clever with that sort of thing!

  3. Hehe, congratulations on the awards and all the attention! ;) Those guitars are so awesome. I wish I knew how to play the guitar - I can only handle the piano.

  4. Thanks Madeline :D As for playing guitar, I taught you could that! hehe. you can get a pretty cheap acoustic guitar to start out.

    Oh, and I'm not good at the finger-picking type stuff, I mostly only play chords. :P

  5. Thank you so much for the award Trisha!!!

  6. Congratulations and well deserved!

  7. Aww, thanks so much! I've been such a bad blogger lately, too. *blush*

  8. Thanks Danette :D

    Akoss and Shayda, no worries - and you don't have be be a mad blog poster to be lovely :P

  9. Thanks so much for the award!! And I love your guitars. I clearly remember being so excited on the morning of my sixteenth birthday when I woke up to a Fender next to my bed. I barely made it through school that day :)

  10. Thanks for the Lovely Blogger Award, it's always nice to be noted by another blogger :)

    I'd love to see a post about your guitar playing, it's very intriguing!

  11. Thank you!! This is the first "award" I have actually been given... you made my morning for me!

  12. @Jenni, I'm glad I could be the first to give you an award :D Enjoy it!!

    @Joanne, no worries! And I will have to write about that at some point. I used to have a "My music" page on my blog but I got rid of it. ;)

    @Jess, that would have been such an awesome present. I never got one, had to buy my own. But then I never expressed any interest until I was 24. :D I was always secretly interested though.

    and wow, your names all start with J! hehe

  13. Thanks for the award; I believe it's the first one I've received as well. Weekend=made! :P

  14. Thank you for the award! MUCH appreciated!!

  15. You're welcome Michael and Margo! :D


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