♥ Loving lapping up those Sunshiney Cherrybomby awards
Have you had the privellege of visiting Felicity over at Gifts of Serendipity? She has the above picture of a lighthouse on her latest post and I think that perfectly sums up how I feel about her blog. It's a beacon of light and security and guidance in the midst of the chaos that is the etherspace. Her blog is calm, thoughtful and, oh, so rational. I just love it there.
Another blog that I enjoy reading is Becky and James. Becky frequently writes about having no readers, but sneakily I haven't missed a post. She's just such a very lovely, very pregnant, very off the cuff writer and photographer. Her two children (soon to be three) are gorgeous.
So it really means a lot that Felicity has passed on two awards to me and Becky has passed on a Cherry on Top Award.
The Kreativ Blogger award was also passed on to me by Ashleigh at mm is for me. You really need to get yourself over to Ashleigh's blog for a taste of good old Aussie country. Ashleigh lives on a farm in Queensland and the very first 'seven things' she mentions is that she loves Brahman Cattle. It's another world, but full of great ideas for activities with your children (she recently had a 'mini Science week' that was fabulous) and she's an extremely talented 'clever clogs crafter'.
Now, together you and I are just going to completely ignore the naff spelling on the Kreativ Blogger award. I know it's making you just want to get your permanent marker and rub all over it, but instead we're just going to ignore it and move along to the Awards Sunshine and Cherry...
To quote Felicity "the Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity (kreativ-ity?) inspire others in Blogland". And then you get to pass the award on to other bloggers who are positive and creative and inspirational. And then you get to do that 'seven things you don't know about me' thing that seems to be attached to all blog awards, wherever they may be. Why seven? We just don't know.
For the Cherry on Top award I need to answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
It may surprise you to know that this ain't my first rodeo*. I've passed on the Versatile Blog award and the Mindblowing Blog award to other lovely blogs (stop over here and here and check them out for sure!) In the interests of sharing the love around, I'm not going to pick these gals again, even though they are still some of my favourite blogs of all time (and sisters And then there were four and Life in a Pink Fibro need a special mention to keep online nepotism alive and strong).
To me, being a creative blogger is about more than just having a great blog. Blogging is a two way street so I'm selecting blogs that I feel I have a meaningful, inspiring conversation with. So, I'd like to pass the Sunshine Award onto the following lovely lasses who bring a little Sunshine into my blog world.
Man, that was really hard. I'm such a blog addict that I just couldn't choose. I love them all!
Anyway, I've rambled on enough so I'm going to do seven really quick things that you may or may not know about me living the life in Maxabellaland.
1. A snake was on my front verandah and I got a huntsman spider stuck in my hair on the same day. Quite a day.
2. I fold clothes but I hate putting them away so I use my dining table like a wardrobe.
3. If I could change one thing in my life I would have continued doing theatre.
4. Sometimes I can't get into my own house because all of the door handles are stuffed and they get stuck.
5. I painted my bookshelves white and got bits of white paint all over my 'half-strength hogs bristle' walls and I didn't repaint them and they look really bad and I don't even care.
6. I put so much sugar on the Tsunamis' Weetbix that even Coco Pops is probably a healthier breakfast choice.
7. If I have to kill a cockroach or an ant I will do it, but I worry about it for days and days and secretly believe that all the other cockroaches and ants will come and get me for murdering their friend.
Have a Sundayshiney Father's Day, everyone! (We loooooooove you to bits and pieces and we're going to eat you up for breakfast you're so yummy, dear LOML!)
PS - OMG, sorry for the long post! You'd think it was Emmys I was giving away with all that verbose gushing going on.... and one last thing... please have a quick read of the post I did yesterday (below this one) for thoughts on another beautiful blogger out there. x
There's me, my 3 Tsunamis (Maxi-Taxi 8, Cappers 7, The Badoo (twenty)4) and my everlovin' man. I'm rather opinionated, but I like to be kind. I work as the Editor at Kidspot's Village Voices and other freelancey lancing writing jobs. I don't get to blog as much as I used to. There's a little bit more about me here.
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