I am always astonished when I am acknowledged by a fellow blogger (a) because I started this blog when I was a Billy No Mates in a strange land (b) nothing warms your soul more than when you have someone else laughing along with you and (c) I’m in no way whatsoever a professional. When I started I was clueless and to a certain extent I still am; frankly I’m amazed some of you have stuck with me and more than just a little grateful.
With your encouragement I have become a better writer, overcome prejudice, shared laughter and tears and received the best kind of advice a girl could ask for. I think that fairly early on we established that I am as mad as a box of frogs and it helps that I seem to share that characteristic with quite a few of you. We have expressed our revulsion at cruelty towards animals and our fellow human beings and wished the world a better place.
My Roll of Honour is endless, and as I have supermarket shelves waiting to fill, I will instead just thank you for sharing your breathtaking pictures that make me gasp & promise to try harder with my camera, your razor-sharp wit that has me howling with laughter, your human interest stories that have me reaching for a box of kleenex, and your mouth-watering recipes which I swear will make me a half decent cook (fat chance).
So without further ado, I would like to thank Aisha at Expatlogue for nominating me for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award. I am really really flattered as frankly, Aisha is the kind of disciplined and compassionate writer that I aspire to be.
The Rules are:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
So this particular Work In Progress would like to acknowledge all of you for your support, encouragement, inspiration and words of wisdom. In my eyes you are all winners!
My nominations are:
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.