I’m ever so glad that I’m not alone in being slow in acknowledging and passing along the praise through something like the Reader Appreciation Award. I was surprised and pleased to get a nod from Eleenie at Denobears, who has a lovely and quirky taken on life, last month, and am only now getting around to properly giving this its due. Eleenie’s posts on life as an ex-pat in Bulgaria, her beautiful dogs, her garden, and a variety of other topics are down to earth and refreshing.
The rules for receiving this award
Just so I don’t miss anything out:
1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer 10 questions.
3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post.
Your favourite colour? Oddly enough it’s red, as I’m very shy and retiring.
Your favourite animal? I have neither fact nor fiction to resort to here, I just don’t have one, nor could I begin to choose. I guess I’d love to know I could regrow a limb just like a starfish. Does that count?
Your favourite non-alcoholic drink? Lemon water, which I sometimes seriously crave.
Facebook or Twitter? Neither.
Your favourite pattern? Getting up every morning to start a new day.
Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Giving, but I’m totally open to getting them too!
Your favourite number? Four
Your favourite day of the week? The one when I feel caught up on things, which seems to happen about once every four years or so.
Your favourite flower? The ones picked by my children when they were small. You didn’t think I could honestly say anything else?
What is your passion? Trying to figure it all out.
All of the nominees are blogs that I love to read regularly (and it was hard to choose, as I have other favourites too, whose owners hopefully know how much I love them!):
The Slow Foods Mama – great thinking on food
Writing for Daisies – brilliant writing, hands down
The Museum of Forgotten Pickles – wonderful kitchen stories, and an awesome blog name
Sailors Small Farm – thoughtful stuff on food and living sustainably
Promenade Plantings – a blog for anyone who loves gardens and spending time in them
Hands, Heart, Passion – creative, earthy and full of chickens
Domesteading – a neat take on homesteading in rural California
Ekostories (author Isaac is on hiatus, but he’s rerunning some of his best content for six weeks) – wonderful stories that always weave in the natural world
Earthstonestation – history, nature, and a great frontier focus
Green Pocket Protector – great recipes, some homesteading and bacon, lots of bacon
The Food Fighters – food, politics and a family trying to eat well on a budget
All are recommended reads.