Friday, 12 February 2010

An award? For me? Too kind...

Hello... erm, my name is Potential Mummy B... and I, erm, *takes a deep, deep breath* I'm a blogaholic... There. I've said it.

Ever since I discovered blogging a few short weeks ago (as well as the related Twitter activity - another new-found vice) I have been absolutely addicted! I'm sure my work will begin to suffer if I don't get a grip, but in the meantime I'm absolutely loving allowing my creative juices to run free.

That's why, this morning, after checking my blog followers and my Twitter page for last minute additions before I turned the lights off (yes, seriously, hubs and I are supposed to be trying for a baby, yet checking my Tweets and followers is the last thing I do before sleep takes over...!?) I picked up my phone as soon as I awoke to find an email telling me I'd won an award for my blogging!

I was absolutely beside myself! Small fry it may be to many of the professional bloggers out there, but this award, an award for 'beautiful blogger' from the fabulous Jenn at South of Sheridan means a heck of a lot to me. Thank you so much! Seriously, I'm chuffed as a chuffed thing in Chuffedville and will definitely continue to follow your funny, endearing blog for as long as you write it!

Now, there is no such thing as a free blog award (as the famous saying goes...) but I'm more than delighted to share the love using the instructions I was given:

Here are the instructions for accepting the award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award
2. Paste the award on your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you for the award
4. Tell 7 interesting things about yourself
5. Nominate 7 bloggers or less
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

Ok, so now to the seven things that are (questionably) interesting about me:

1) I love the taste of chocolate and ready salted crisps. Not together. One after the other. It's a taste sensation - try it! Best with Cadbury's Dairy Milk and Walker's Ready Salted crisps.

2) I've been married before (previous to the current Mr Potential Mummy B - when I met him I thought he had a weird surname but I just accepted it!) but spouse number one left me a few years ago. Turned out, though it hurt like hell at the time, to be the best thing that's ever happened to me. It's shaped me as a person and has led to me meeting the aforementioned Mr who is the most perfect man for me. Jubilate!

3) I went down a whole shoe size when I lost over three stone in weight a few years back. Who knew one's feet could be fat - they've always been one of the skinniest parts of my body!

4) I've recently become aware that I may be slightly lactose intolerant. I occasionally suffer from problems with my waterworks and, after much controlled experimentation, I have come to the conclusion that it's semi-skimmed milk that causes such discomfort (imagine mild but uncomfortable cystitis, all the time...). Again, who knew?

5) I don't eat the ends of my bananas. A family friend almost died from a tape worm when he was young and the doctors told him it was caused by some eggs laid in the end of a banana. True or not, I ain't taking any chances!

6) According to my darling husband, he can always tell when I've had a few drinks as my pronunciation becomes very clipped and proper. He always laughs that I become a real lady (only when striking that delicate balance between a few glasses and a few too many!) with a few drinks inside me!

7) Having waited almost 17 years for my very own car, I picked her up from the garage just this Monday. I have never had my own car or insurance policy (always just been a named driver on other people's cars) and yet driving is one of my very favourite things to do.

So there we are.

Hubs has just pointed out to me that the majority of the above points are actually food related - perhaps they all tie in to the necessity to lose the weight as referenced in point three! However, point number two is in no way related to my lack of food-related control, honest!

So all that remains for me to do is to award this fabulous award to some of the beautiful bloggers I follow. There are so many fab blogs that I follow but I'm going for my top three:

1) cally jane studio: CUTE in the extreme! Take a look at Cally's gorgeous artwork and you'll see why I follow. She's a designing genius and a fabulous person into the mix. Much love lady! x

2) Fit Mom Now: I love this lady's writing style. It's relaxed, funny and very informative about all things diet and exercise related. A fun read on a regular basis.

3) Kat's adventures in dietland: A new discovery of mine, but the first post I read (about finding a bulletproof method of controlling her husband's dressing regime) made me laugh out loud. I LOVE to laugh out loud. Thank you.


I'm now going to display my new button with pride. Thanks again Jenn.

Chuffed from Chuffedville (AKA Potential Mummy B) x


Anonymous said...

Awww, thank you! I love your blog too! I can't wait to read it through your pregnancy. I know you will have us all laughing!

Thanks for teaching me a new word today. I had to look up chuffed! ;)

KatDoesDiets said...

Thank you! I love it when people think I'm funny, because I don't think I'm funny.
Agree with Fit mommy, didn't know what chuffed was, but glad you are,LOL.

Jenn said...

You're very welcome! And I will also be reading your lovely blog as long as you keep posting. :) It is very addicting!

April (Mama is on the Potty) said...

I shall never eat the end of a banana again. lol Love your blog! Congrats on the award!

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