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Thursday, 14 May 2009


Hoorah, have recently been, truly, the most rightful recipient of two lovely awards; one last week,which I busily snaffled and shoved on the sidebar, but then ignored the etiquette of sharing. Oops. So, my blog is fucking fantastic and for once it’s not merely me saying it, but Potty Mummy, who is clearly a very wise woman.

Anyway, in order to warrant it, I have to list five fabulous addictions, being: reading, chatting,
my family (2 legged ones only, sorry Lolly, back in your basket), skiing (whimper) Sauvignon Blanc (yum)

Then I have to pass it on, obviously I want to give both of them to everyone, but the new 5 are:
Real life mates, Rottie and Exmoor Jane, nuff said in both cases
New find: The Cigarette Diaries
General good-eggery and as a Happy Anniversary: Carol and Chris
Disappearing trick: Ernest du Cugnac because he sent me a divine e-mail once but has since buggered off so he might not really deserve it. Hmmm.

Anyway, here’s what you have to do, Chaps: “1. Pass it on to five other fabulous blogs.2. List five of your fabulous addictions.3. Copy and paste the rules and the instructions below.Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link to them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then “add image” it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the “picture” widget. Also, don’t forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog. Easy peasey lemon squeezy.”

Right the other award, the Kreativ one (I know, I know, shocking spelling issues), came from Carol and Chris and, this time the stakes are upped to include SEVEN things and SEVEN creative bloggers, so:
The first five loves are up there, the next two are, er, weekends and fudge, decent fudge, neither granular, slippery or chemical. Actually Tesco’s is surprisingly good and they are welcome to send me some any time.

My new recipients (and anyone else can nick it if they want) are:
Little Brown Dog for being so very readable
KittyB for her blog being so pretty (she looks like the back of a bus herself, poor love, but makes up for it in cake production and hen talk)
Pipany for being so talented and having an ├╝ber-magazine life
Potty Mummy for earning half a pair of sunglasses from writing
Elizabethm for all that gardening stuff
Welsh girl for wit and wailing at rotten blind dates
Fennie for elegant cleverness and lots of juicy facts slid in among the words (that's fact with a "c" and not a "r")

(*LATE FLASH* KittyB is stripped of her title for gross cheek. It passes instead to glorious Dave for services to knuckledusters)

So seven things each, 7 new bloggers, let me know, and by Christmas we’ll have spread out across the world.

And now for one or two catch up things:
My parents have returned safely from their mega jaunt so the cross’s ownership remains unquestioned and Clare will get her books back. The ancient dog is blooming. A new hamster is mooted. Can’t wait, naturally.
F10 has a bruise you can possibly see from there on his shin from the little shit. But his teeth are repairing. He is sanguine about both.
T12 still sees the need for serious limping, apart from at cricket practice when, happily, it recovers. This is clearly very good news.
The asparagus was delicious, we had it yesterday for we went with the nippers to the pub on the night, seated high in the hills staring at rolling greenery. England at its best. Plus the woman gave us a bottle of wine free which is just how pubs should be.
And off for a little collapse now, all those links have done me in.


Calico Kate said...

So pleased about Claires books, perhaps you could check re the cross now they are home safely - just in case they go away again!
Free wine is always a bonus.

& Congrats on the awards very deserved in both instances!

Dumdad said...

Well done on both awards!

Pipany said...

Oh If only it truly were uber magazine, this life!!!! Thank you muchly Milla and will address it soon x

KittyB said...

You cheeky monkey. Back of a bus? Back of a badger more like. Ta, love, but you know I won't display or pass it on. I'm too lazy to do all that thinking.

Anonymous said...

Well aren't you the clever clogs? Well done!

ChrisH said...

So pleased that the parents are back in one piece... and that a new hamster is on the way, lovely. (Have just sniggered at Kitty's comment!)

Milla said...

for sheer effrontery and flattering herself that she looks like a badger, award is now removed from KittyB and given to Dave instead. Harrumph.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say... Im choking back the tears! I looked at he award earlier today and thought "Hmmm. I like that award". My mother would be so proud.

Sorry, KittyB. Nothing personal, you understand. It's strictly business.
Does the B stand for Badger?

Exmoorjane said...

You know, that's the one award I have seriously craved for, ooooh, at least a week! THANK YOU - I shall treasure it.
Kreativ? That offends the eye - so happy to be passed over for that little sweetie.
I have one for you too, dearie - just have to get my act together....though it's a little Disney I fear!

Exmoorjane said...

PS - but those instructions!!! I kind of know what Kitty means (but WILL do it - before you snaffle it off me and pass it down the line)....

Milla said...

oh, I left me a comment and it wasn't there! how annoying. Perhaps that's what happens, anyway, I was chatting to young Dave explaining that B could be Bus-driving Badger, it could be vaguely Beautiful BossyBoots but whatever it is it is no longer Blog Award Winner! Yes, Jane, instructions. Exactly.

Pondside said...

All the posting of awards is just too, too exhausting, so one might be glad to have been left off, if one thought about such things, which of course, one doesn't.

Maddie Grigg said...

This is one award I don't ever want. My mum might see it. x

Jennysmith said...

Bless you , Milla , very honoured. and great post.

I don't know why i have word verification really. In my naivity I must have just pressed that one. Thats what happens when you grope around in cyberspace way out of your depth.

must try and get rid of it actually


Edward said...

Ta for the bling love.

LittleBrownDog said...

Ooh, thanks for the award, Milla. And the lovely comment. (Am secretly relieved it doesn't appear entail too much complicated shenanigans about passing on and talking about fudge an' stuff). xx

Tattie Weasle said...

Nah it's not the awards I'm in envy of, it's the wine - just where is that pub?

elizabethm said...

Thanks for the award although I am a bit kitty like in my laziness. Must try to get my act together before you snatch it back!

Welsh Girl said...

An award for me!?! How lovely. My brain is a little fried from the last four weeks of hellishness but I shall try and remember that there are things I like in the world. Internet dating will not be one of them though.... Thanks Milla. x

Fennie said...

Ah Milla, that is sweet of you to think of me for an award. Thanks so much! Fxx