More gongs

Some very kind fellow bloggers have bestowed awards on me recently and I’m afraid I’ve been rather remiss about passing them on.

As with my previous awards post, I’m going to break the rules and combine them all (which is a bit cheeky but I seem to have got away with it last time).

The lovely Tania of taniajessicasmith (as soon as you click on this link you’ll see her incredibly impressive make-up!) takes beautiful photos and has been to some amazing places.  She awarded me the Blog on Fire Award:

The lovely Meg of megtravelling awarded me two awards: the Sunshine Blog Award and the Genuine Blogger Award. I’ve done a bit of travelling in the past and have been lucky enough to see quite a few of the places I always wanted to see. These days I generally feel quite content to be an armchair traveller, but I must admit that some of the posts on Meg’s blog really make me want to see more places for myself, and maybe one day I will. Just as I was composing this post I also received the Sunshine Award from the lovely Fundemental, and then the lovely Nicole at cauldronsandcupcakes so thank you all very much!

The lovely Robin of bringingeuropehome awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. Robin’s blog is a very satisfying mixture of Europe (where she’s travelled and lived) and America (where she’s from and now lives) and her posts always show me something new and interesting I didn’t know before:

Each of these awards comes with its own rules, but if I obey them I’ll never get this post finished and I’ve been trying to get it done for ages now. So, I’m just going to make up my own rules, which is very impudent, I know.

I have decided to give each award to the people the award made me instantly think of, however many or few that happened to be, although I realise they may well have had the award before. I know this is bad and very cheeky, but alas sometimes I get that way and no matter how much of a talking to I give myself, I fail to take any notice of it.

The Blog on Fire Award goes to anunrefinedvegan and girlinafoodfrenzy because both of these lovely ladies have blogs that are completely on fire! I don’t know how they do it but they are both amazingly productive when it comes to blogging about their wonderful food. They both astonish me, on an almost daily basis, with their culinary skills. I would also like to give it to cauldronsandcupcakes because Nicole is a truly astonishing blogger. I think I’m right in saying that she does a post every day, and very often they’re extremely thought-provoking and inspiring. I am constantly amazed by her ability to put out so much high quality content, which I know is appreciated by many other bloggers.

The Sunshine Award goes to thenaturephile, desayunosveganos, itsonlyerica and land-sea-sky because all of these blogs brighten my day when I look at their blogs. (In fact, this happens with all the blogs I read regularly, but these four jumped into my mind in particular when I thought about who to give the award to.)

The Genuine Blogger Award goes to mehmudahrehman and sukirthasphotography because both of these delightful ladies have strongly held beliefs that they bring to their blogs in a gracious and humbling manner. I may not share their beliefs but I do respect them and I appreciate the way in which they put their views across. I would also like to give it to Mike, who probably doesn’t want it (sorry, Mike, just ignore this if you like!) because I think he is a genuinely nice chap with a genuninely nice blog.

The Versatile Blogger Award goes to jo’sjournal, allsparkleduptimefortea, teabuddy and gippslandgranny – all of whom are very versatile ladies with a whole host of different and most admirable skills.

I feel sure that this time, as happened last time I did this, I will think of other blogs I wished I’d given the awards to over the next day or two. However, all I can say is that if I’ve ever visited your blog and clicked ‘like’, then thank you.

Lately, with the dodgy wrist business, I haven’t been reading as many blog posts as I used to, because I’m trying to use my computer less. I also haven’t been posting very much, and this makes it all the more amazing that I’ve had all these awards, so thank you again to everyone who has given me an award, to everyone who reads my blog, and to everyone who provides such great material for me to drop by and read.

Here’s to you, every marvellous blogger tapping away! I hope to visit you soon, and thank you for visiting me.

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31 thoughts on “More gongs

  1. Wow Lorna! So great to see that you’re blog is very well loved and respected! So deserved too :) sorry to hear your wrist injury is still playing up, I really hope you have some relief soon.

    Thank you again for another nomination and especially for your appreciation of the content. I think my most recent recipe wouldn’t go astray in one of your fabulous tea rooms! Thanks again,

  2. I like your blog award reception post and rule changing posts! Also, I like being pointed to new enjoyable blogs!

    • Thanks Marian, it might have helped if I’d got all my links in order before publishing it but I think they’re all fixed now. I tried them out after I’d published and found that several of them didn’t take me to the blog when clicking on the name. What an eejit I am.

  3. Many thanks for the lovely nomination. I wish we could all beat gongs and drink tea together. What fun that would be. Hope your wrist gets better soon. xxoo

    • My pleasure Shona, and I’m delighted that you found it before I left a message for you as that saves me a bit of typing! I was in Braemar today and thought of you and Mr Lamont!

  4. Congratulations on the pile of awards!! And thank you, my friend, for passing one along to me. Wonderful!

  5. Some well-deserved awards for you! Congratulations. Thank you again for mine. I hope that your wrists are feeling better. Don’t over-stress them again with too much intense catching up after your holiday!

  6. Congratulations for receiving these awards. I just love your blog and your awards are well deserved! Kudos to you!!! :) A huge thank you also for giving me the Versatile Blogger award. I have never received an award before and I am hugely honored. Thank you!

    • Thank you Julia, you are very deserving of that award! I’m amazed by how your creativity seems to know no bounds, and am delighted to have been able to pass it on to you.

  7. Hello Lorna, all very richly deserved. Many congratulations, and thankyou for nominating The Naturephile for the ‘Sunshine Award’.

  8. Thank you Lorna for your nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am touched.
    Congratulations on the many awards you have received, you certainly deserve them.

  9. Hi,
    Congratulations on all the awards, that is great, your blog is always a lovely read. :)

  10. well you put a huge smile on my face take a read ;-) http://skm1963.wordpress.com/awards/

  11. All those awards are richly deserved, Lorna. I apologise for not yet having accepted the one that you have me some time ago – I’ve been a bit too preoccupied. One day! I look forward to reading the blogs you’ve nominated – good fun. Take care of your wrist.

    • Thank you Christine, it’s a good job there’s no pressure with these awards because I sat on some of these for a while… Trying not to type too much!

  12. Congratulations x 4!

  13. Congratulations for all your awards…you deserve every one of them. Love your blog!! :)

  14. Firstly, many congrats on all your awards; well deserved!! And then many many thanks for the award and the kind words. Sorry I’m a bit late in responding.. life’s been mad these days!

    Keep up the great work Lorna!

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