Thanks to the lovely Josanne, mummy behind the funny-tell-it-as-it-is blog: My Toddler Rules for nominating me for the Blog Your Heart Award.
While these blog awards nominated by fellow bloggers aren’t really “real” awards compared to the prestigious Web Blog Awards or the Best of Blogs where the winner is selected by a team of judges, I actually think in a way, these awards given by fellow-bloggers is better. Why? Well, because they are given out of camaraderie, blogging friendship and most importantly, it’s done purely for FUN. You also get to know a lot of personal stuff from bloggers you read and admire.
As Josanne mentioned in her blog the Blog Your Heart Award goes to anyone who you think deserves a mention for their blogging efforts, whether they make you laugh, sympathise or they are such great storytellers that reading their blogs become part of your daily routine. And unlike the other awards, you only nominate 5 bloggers and only answer 5 questions too. Easy-peasy, lemon squeesy as Lola would say.
Who/What encouraged you to start blogging?
I’ve actually been blogging on and off for the past ten years or so, been all over from livejournal, blogger and now WordPress. And I’ve always had a journal ever since I was a little girl and still have them hidden somewhere, so it seemed natural to me that I would turn to blogging. (Note to self: Must make sure that T doesn’t get a hold of my old journals in the future, that would be a disaster. We wouldn’t want her to know how pathetic and whingy her mother was would we now?)
How did you choose what topics to blog about?
Was it Mark Twain who said “Write what you know?” So that’s what I do. So I blog a lot about my daughter, my version of motherhood, expat-life (what it’s like to live in a small English village by the ocean, that sort of thing).
Tell us something that people don’t know about you
I think I’ve mentioned this here already, close friends and family know that if I were given the chance, I’d gladly sleep till noon and wear pyjamas the whole day.
What three words best describe your style?
If I had a ‘style’ mine would be comfort over fashion.
What do you like to do when you are not blogging?
It’s all about the little T for me, everything revolves around her. However, if I have any work deadline due, I usually make sure that I beat that first. Then of course, there are the chores that also needs to be done. Then I’m either doing the following:
- making train tracks
- building garages with Duplo. (I learned that from T’s best friend, you can’t make train tracks without train garages. It’s simply not done. It’s a rule written somewhere in a 3-year-old’s play-handbook).
- having a tea party sometimes with real cake and tea, most times it’s just with T’s plastic tea-set.
- doing some simple crafts with T, to which you’ll hear a lot of I’ll make it on my own! from the kitchen.
Oh you mean things I like doing?
- attempt to read a book
- attempt to watch re-runs of MY shows (mostly property programs, Downton Abbey and Sherlock Holmes).
- attempt to write creatively.
- attempt to edit short stories I’ve written ages ago.
Now for the five nominees:
Samantha of Sometimes Samantha Writes who reminds me a lot of the young “me”, though I have a suspicion that she’s way better than the twenty-something-old-me.
Melissa of Motherhood is An Art. I’m nominating her hoping she’d get her mojo blog back SOON because I miss reading her posts.
Life in the Whylde West. A new found-blog which I’m currently really enjoying reading.
Jhanis of Fascinations of a Vanilla Housewife who makes doodles of herself and her family. She also makes me laugh.
Molly of The Move to America because I love happy endings.
Once again thank you to Josanne of My Toddler Rules and she really does, to find out how, visit her blog now!