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Single autistic mother of three awesome autistic kids. These are my anonymous ramblings about life, love, parenting and the rest – emptying my head of the weird, the wonderful and the mundane. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Of my first ever Blogging Award!

I am so excited to have been nominated for a Versatile Blogger award by the fabulous Recipe Junkie - thank you, thank you, thank you! - my first ever blogging award, I shall wear my badge with pride and here it is!

Please do go and check out Recipe Junkie's brilliant blog - although I will warn you, have good food nearby, 'cause just reading those recipes makes my mouth water!

So here are the rules of the award

1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you
2. Include a link to their site
3. Include the award image to your post
4. Include the award image to your blog
5. Give 7 random facts about yourself
6. Nominate 15 other Bloggers for the award, including links to their sites
7. Let those bloggers know they have been nominated

So seven random facts about myself - tough for an anonymous blogger without outing myself, but I'll give it a go:

1. I once trained as a rugby referee

2. I once met the Icelandic president

3. The only word I can say in Flemish is 'a bit'

4. I had never made a lasagne until tonight

5. As a student, I got very drunk at a party and gushed at the then 19 year old Sacha Baron Cohen that I thought he was the best actor of our generation

6. My most ridiculous crush ever was on Jimmy Cagney - he was very dead and had been very married - but I loved him!

7. I was on Songs of Praise when I was 7, playing the recorder

So now to nominate my other Bloggers.  No pressure to do anything with this if you don't want to - just know that I appreciate you all :)

So, firstly, the bloggers whose blogs and tweets keep me laughing and realising I'm not the only one: Ministry of Mum, Trouble Doubled and Mother Venting  - loving your work!

The Vegetarian Experience - my go to place when I need some veggie food inspiration!

The lovely Adele at Circus Queen, who blogs brilliantly and helpfully about breastfeeding - a particular passion of mine

Inky Mum - because if you haven't seen a cartoon blog, you really should - and it's great

Midlife Single Mum - a fellow 'choice' mum, who is definitely worth a read and posts some beautiful images too

That's all for now - I'll have a think about my other 8 and get back to you....

Thanks again Recipe!


  1. Thank you lovely! I'm flattered and really appretiate the award. I have done a few 'facts' about myself' posts so I probably won't do another one. However, I will give you a mention in some way, shape or form as I enjoy your blog very much. Thanks again xxx.

  2. I LOVE your facts! Recorder on Songs or Praise? Rugby refereeing? You are more talented than I thought :-)

    Thanks for doing the list.

    Right am pimping a friend's internet so
    really must get on and WORK

  3. Oh yes, my talents know no end - or perhaps that's no beginning! You're welcome - hope internet is now suitably pimped :)

  4. Great facts about you. Very interesting x

  5. Oh those are FAB facts... that raise so many questions! I've a great mate who has weird actor crushes - think you might give her a run for her money :)

  6. Thank you! Yeah, I think there's not many people that can claim to have crushes on people who'd died virtually before they hit puberty - still, I have added a picture of him to the blog so you can all appreciate just how beautiful he was!