Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The Great Read Award

The splendidly named Hot Cross Mum has taken it upon herself to give me an award.  The Great Read award no less.  Previous to this I had no reason to question her sanity but clearly questions do need to be asked. 

It's a lovely one to put on my virtual mantelpiece, and I promise to keep it dusted. Thank you HCM!  I'm very flattered to think of my blog as a great read when most of the time I seem to be rambling and more recently it's been about hospitals, illnesses and nits!  Before you know it I'll be showing you my scars...

Hot Cross Mum made a list of her 10 favourite places, and this award does seem to come with a requirement to list 10 things so I'm going to list everyday things that make me happy.
  1. The sound of children's laughter.  There's something magical about hearing children laughing, and for me, there's nothing quite like it.
  2. The smell of vanilla.  I love it, and always have candles or room sprays with a vanilla fragrance.
  3. Early morning walks with Tess.  A lovely way to start the day.
  4. Sitting down on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and a new, unopened glossy magazine.  Bliss.
  5. A chilled glass of white wine on a Friday evening. 
  6. Listening to music whilst cooking.
  7. That the Teenager-in-waiting cannot get to sleep without a goodnight kiss from me.
  8. Lying with Tall Daughter's on her bed for our bedtime chat before kissing her goodnight.
  9. Discovering a new blog, particularly one that makes me laugh.
  10. My bed.  Do I need to explain?
Of course, I have to pass the award on to blogs I also think are A Good Read, but I think there meeds to be a limit otherwise it could be a long list.  So, I'm going to choose some blogs that are new to me and come highly recommended (by me, but never mind).


Iota said...

You ARE a good read!

Kelloggsville said...

Thanks - I really enjoying reading your blog. x

Maternal Tales said...

Ooh well done honey. And yes, you are a VERY good read. Am with you on almost all of them - chidlren's laughter, cold white wine, sofa, tea and a glossy and bed of need say no more.

Btw - looking at the titles under your blog archive (right-hand column) it reads...The splendidly named Hot Cross Mum has taken it up... just continue with the rhyming. Well it made me laugh anyway!! xx

sallymandy said...

Congrats on your award, dear. Your blog is definitely a good read. I love your list, too. So many things you mentioned would also be on mine.

Thanks for sharing how you do cell phones with Teenager in Waiting. I think she and my daughter are about the same age...?

Martini Mummy said...

It's true - you are a good read, so a well deserved award! And thanks for the Award - I'm loving it! xxx

Linda said...

Hi - just wanted to say thank you for commenting so thoughtfully on various blog posts over at - and especially on my latest post. I hope you can finish the draft one on a similar subject. It is a funny position to be in - to be thrilled to see your name in the acknowledgments for a book written by someone you know is lovely then to see the flak it gets. On the whole if it has done one thing most seem to agree on at least, it has got some women talking about another f-word rather than Gordon Ramsay....

amy said...

thank you for giving it to me :) you are a fab read and i'm glad you feel the same about me mwa xx

Hot Cross Mum said...

People have been asking questions about my sanity for a LONG time now!! I'm with you on many of the happy things - glass of white wine in hand as I type (well, sort of - bit tricky to actually be holding it at this very moment!).

Caroline said...

Hiya - just found your blog and have really enjoyed reading your posts. Loved your list of 10 things you enjoy, and am definitely with you on the chilled glass of white on a Friday and the glossy magazine on the sofa with a nice cup of tea as well.