Sunday, 17 May 2009

My blog is fabulous! Who'd have thought it?


Apparently, the south coast of England has something special in the air which makes its residents bestow generous awards on others. The very lovely Emily of Maternal Tales from the South Coast has passed on a really lovely award to me. Thank you Emily, I'm chuffed to little mintballs as they say and will be displaying it proudly on my virtual mantelpiece.

The etiquette of this award states that I must list my 5 least favourite things before passing it on to some of my favourite blogs.

1. Tofu. This is surely the invention of the devil himself? The first time I ate tofu I didn't know what it was but knew that I couldn't bear the texture. I've eaten it several times since, not through choice but either politeness or ignorance and have not had any reason to change my utter dislike of it. No thanks. In fact, I'm pretty sure that if I cut a flip-flip into cubes, pan-fried it, seasoned it and served it up in a dish as 'tofu' no-one would be able to tell the difference. In fact, I'd rather go with the fried flip-flop, sand included.

2. Bad table manners. You know the sort - talking with a mouth full of food; burping at the end of a meal and then saying proudly "If I was in the middle east that would be a compliment"; piling a huge amount of food onto the fork and then straining to fit it all in at once; messing around with food on the plate - if you don't want to eat it, just leave it!

3. Jazz music. I've written about this before, but I just don't get jazz. I can listen to any other type of music and find something I like in it but not with jazz, especially trad jazz. Not for me, and I actually turn the radio or TV off if I hear it.

4. Slugs. I'm not afraid of spiders or other insects, but I cannot stand even the sight of a slug. Oooh, it makes me go all cold just thinking of them so I'll move on....

5. Ironing. Doesn't everyone hate this, or is it just me? I have a pile of ironing which is threatening to take over the spare bedroom. My answer? Only venture in when something needs ironing to wear straightaway, the rest of the time keep the bedroom door closed. I'm a bad person.....

Anyhow, I'd like to pass this award onto some other fabulous blogs. Don't forget to list the 5 things you like least.



Not only did I receive one award, but another one came along at the same time. Mervat from The Writing Instinct is a mum, scientist and brilliant writer who often moves me with her very touching writing style. She's also in the process of sending me a postcard from Oz - can't wait to receive it!

I'm allowed to pass it on to up to 15 other blogs so I'd like to pass it on to these blogs which I always enjoy reading:

Thanks once again to Mervat and Emily for the awards, and thanks to all the other bloggers mentioned here for keeping me entertained. And too busy to do the ironing....

17 comments:

rosiescribble said...

Very well deserved!

Iota said...

Ooh, thank you so much! And it's got a cup of tea on it, in a proper china teacup and saucer. What more could a gal want?

that girl? said...

Bless you again... awards and birthday pressies... how spoilt am I?! This one too will be on the newbie blog... and I'm so with you about Tofu!! Yuk!!

Sunday said...

Oh so funny! I am soooo with you on the trad jazz. I would rather be tied to a burning tree eating brussel sprouts and have red hot needles stuck in my eyes than listen to that! And what's with the boaters?!?

I will consider my 5 worst whilst painting...

kestrel said...

congrats on your awards, just browsing in. I love tofu and we even eat it as a warm dessert here in Asia with caramal sugar. YUKS?? My daughter hates it though and I have tried hiding it in every manner - smashed in egg, cutlets, hamburgers but she can tell!!

see you there! said...

Thanks for including me in your awards.

Tofu? You just haven't had it prepared in the right way. I doubt I can convince you of that tho, LOL!

Postcard is in the mail!

Darla

More than Just a Mother said...

Very well deserved!

Lisa said...

sweetheart, so much thank you's to you- i am so touched- you are truly a constant friend in blogland xx

La Belette Rouge said...

I would have thought it. Yes, your blog is fabulous. And, I am with you on the Tofu hating. Slimy grossness.

Thank you soooo much for this very kind award and fun meme.

Maternal Tales said...

Hello darling - sorry it took me so long to come around - I have been just a tad exhausted!! Thank you, thank you for my award - you are gorgeous and wonderful and I will display it with pride (just as soon as I have the energy to write a new post)!! btw, am with you on slugs and ironing...we are overrun with the disgusting slimy creatures and I HATE them. And as for ironing - I hate that so much that I even wrote a post about it!!

Katherine said...

Oh no you've got it already!!! There's another one waiting at mine (sorry!)

Yummy Mummy said...

1) Your blog is super fabulous! All of us thought it!!!!
2) Thank you so much for the award, you really are the best.
3) Details about the internet dating please!!!!!

xoxo
ym

Mervat said...

Congrats to you on these awards; very well deserved. And,thank you from me for the Fabulous award. Will post asap!
xo

sallymandy said...

Congratulations on your award, and thank you so much, NSM. It's taken me a while to get back to you...but no less appreciated for that.

lunarossa said...

Congratulations on your awards. Clearly well deserved. Thanks for passing it on to me as well. I'm always late as I dont' have much time to get organized. But I do appreciate it. Ciao. A.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Glad I have found your blog, via the comment you left on mine. I have added myself as a follower and will put you on my blogroll.

Imogen Lamport said...

Congrats - and I'm so with you on the tofu and ironing. I have found a woman to iron for me I hate it so much.