And a few more parps! That, dear readers, is the sound of my own trumpet.
years months weeks of hard slog, crafting this blog with the same attention to detail and depth that James Joyce paid to Ulysses, I have been nominated by a fellow Mummy Blogger (M’logger? Mugger?) for a Liebster Award. Thank you, Motherhoodhonestly for sharing the bloggy love.
A Liebster Award is like a blogging love-in: an award by bloggers, for bloggers. There’s no trophy. Only the glory and a warm fuzzy feeling. It’s heartening to know that one fellow blogger enjoys my work.
In accepting this award, I am obliged to answer 11 questions posed by Motherhoodhonestly, and then nominate 11 other bloggers (who have fewer than 500 followers) whose blogs I enjoy.
1. What is your morning routine?
Pretend I don’t hear The Cute One yelling “Mama! Mama! Mama!” at 5.30am. Hope that the Roadie will go get him out of his cot before he wakes Drummer Boy. Give in and fetch The Cute One into our bed at 5.35am. Shuffle over to make space for Drummer Boy at 5.36am. Admit defeat, put ice on my black eye and bruised kidneys, and head for the living room at 5.47am. Try to huddle in the dark on the sofa and encourage quiet time… give up at 5.52am and switch on the lights, the television, an iPad and my iPhone… Oh, this is too painful. I won’t bore you any further.
2. Where was your favorite vacation spot?
We actually (and I can hardly believe I’m writing this) had a fantastic holiday with the Boy Band last October in Danang, Vietnam. You can read the review I wrote at Jetlagandmayhem
3. What is your guilty pleasure?
Reading at the gym. I can even read iBooks while using a weight machine. It’s an unsung skill, being able to count 20 reps while simultaneously reading.
4. If you could have a cup of coffee with anyone (living or dead), who would it be?
Urgh, I hate coffee. Could I just have a Coke Zero with Oscar Wilde, please?
5. What inspires you?
Other mums who do so much more than me and achieve amazing things.
6. Name three of your favorite features about yourself.
My philtrum, my uvula and my opisthenars.
7. If you could go back in time (knowing what you know now), what career would you choose?
Queen of the World.
8. Name a habit you picked up from your mom.
9. Describe a perfect Friday night.
Glug, glug, glug. ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
10. What is the best television show you’ve ever seen?
I can’t decide between Teletubbies and In the Night Garden.
11. The thing you use every day (other than your phone)…
Three-ply toilet paper.
Phew! That’s done! And it didn’t even cause a brain sweat.
Now, here are my nominees:
motherhendiaries (wryly amusing – I dare you not to smile – or snort!)
iamthemilk (best blog post titles ever – and the posts are good too)
Eatingcoventgarden (so much food, so little time)
oneclassymotha (great title, great blog – laugh-out-loud funny)
5boysandadog (ha ha ha! she has more boys than me!)
Now, those of you that are following really closely will notice that that list looks suspiciously shorter than 11 names. Well done, both of you!
I have to be honest, 11 seems like a lot. Like a ridiculous amount. Because putting things like links in is really hard work for a newbie like me. So, I’m hoping that 5 is enough. Equally, I’m hoping that no one snatches my Liebster from my sweaty palms for breaking (bending) the rules.
You might think I’m being a tad lazy cutting 11 nominees to 5, but let me tell you, it’s a lot of hard work being Liebstered. I know, you only see the glamorous side of it… It’s like the Oscars. We ooh and ah over the shiny jewels and the shimmering dresses – but those celebs worked their butts off to slide into those Spanx. And those diamonds are heavy! So, between creating links to other blogs and trying to find how to add a Liebster badge to proudly display on my own site, I am running out of steam. And my work isn’t done; I’m off to write posts on the 5 nominees’ blogs to let them know I shared the Liebster love with them. An award-winner’s work is never done! I need an agent!!