Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Happy Scribblers Unite!


Aah! I feel more in tune with the world...nice fried chicken, carrots, leeks, broccoli, baked potato, penicillin, swilled down with some Vin de Savoie, Mondeuse (where one of my sisters and brother-in-law now reside). What more could a gal ask for?
Well...an award, that's what! I've been given the marvellous award by Dumdad, The Other Side of Paris, and I am well chuffed! I chanced upon Dumdad's superior scribbles (a sub-editor living and working in Paris, please correct me Dumdad if my information is incorrect!) through reading the equally excellent The Lehners in France and now they are The Lehners in (Y)UK. If you've not read their respective blogs I urge you to do so now. They both write from the heart with loads of panache. I try to do this and aim to improve with each post I write.
I'm reading Michael Wright's "La Folie" at the moment which I had resisted reading but now think is marvellous. I often day dream of living in warmer climes and it turns out that I am living a similar sort of life just without the hot(ter) weather. Oh well, you can't have everything.
The reason I love blogs (and books) is that is allows you a peek (or not) into other people's lives.
The other seven(!) bloggers to be so bestowed are the following:
Fat, Frumpy and Fifty (a very lively lady living in Cumbria and her blog accurately reflects her personality. I've had the good fortune to meet her and must get my act together to give her a ring before Christmas is upon us.)
East Anglian Troy (A chap living and writing his dream. Recommends gold...could he have the Midas touch?)
The Dotterel "Bringing up Charlie" (Another chap, ex-teacher, writing and living his dream. The dotterel means "a kind of plover (bird), noted for the fact that the male incubates the eggs and feeds the chicks.")
Exmoorjane (I do so love her blog "Diary of a Desperate Exmoor Woman", she makes me laugh every time, and has an excellent turn of phrase.)
Alcoholic Daze /Rosiero (This lady writes so poignantly...facing hard issues head on.)
Ladybird World Mother (New to the blog world and has a great zest for life.)
authorblog (David McMahon) (Melbourne based journalist...who updates his blog every day....well worth a look at his multi-faceted prose and photos.)
expatmum (ex-N.E. gal who now lives in Chicago...looks at the difference between US and UK life and gives it a cheeky spin.)
The Lehners in France/(Y)UK....absolutely riveting...Go on give it a go!
(and yes...I can't count!.....)
Nuts in May Another must -look-read from a granny called Maggie May. She writes about Life with a Capital "L" beautifully...
I'm not joking but there are loads more blogs out there which I could readily nominate.
Hopefully I'll get the chance to do so some day.....
Happy reading and blogging!

17 comments:

Lehners in France said...

Thanks so much for the award, it is really a treat for me that you have thought of me after my long enforced absence. Well I'm back now and I hope to do this lovely award justice. BTW if you are looking for warmer climbs then "The Darkest Dordogne" is not the place to go. Debs x

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Aah! OK...thanks for that little tip, Debs, always like to hear an insider's view....

You thoroughly deserve the award and when I have the time I'll go through your back catalogue! Hx

rosiero said...

Many thanks, Hadriana. I always feel so undeserving, particularly when there are so many other witty and educative blogs out there.I shall give the award my attention at the weekend and pass it on..

Exmoorjane said...

Aw, thanks everso... I'm short on blog bling so very welcome...
I know the fabulous Lehners and EPM but the others will be new delights to peruse.....
jxxxx

Lakeland Jo said...

well done on being a superior scribbler. I was laughing at the idea of you swilling penicillin and white wine together- sounds like me!
Thanks for all the blog tips- I will be perusing them tonight. I have been to some but not all

Maggie May said...

Ah...... that is so kind. What an honour. So pleased you think I deserve it! Wow.
Will have to wait till my son can get the award in my little snapshot thingummy.I am useless at anything like that! LOL

East Anglian Troy said...

Am honoured and flattered to receive this award from you. It feels especially meaningful as the character shown in the award is, like me, left-handed. Regrettably though my hair has somewhat receded compared to his, or perhaps he just uses a larger basin.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Thank you, thank you! What an excitement, my first award, and my first emoticon, all in the same week! Blogging reaches new heights.
Loved your description of food at beginning of post. Plus drugs. What a mix.
Thanks again, Hadriana. I am genuinely dead chuffed!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Rosiero you are far from undeserving...
No probs exmoorjane!
Lakeland Jo, I have you marked down for the "seven" meme from FFF, so you've been warned!
Maggie May, I know what you mean about certain IT aspects...there is stuff I must get to and sort out!
Left handed Troy? My youngest sister is too...so you are in the best of company!
Yes LWM: an intoxicating mix of food, wine and medication or is that mastication or meditation?! I think I'm straying into Roman territory again. Trust me!

The Dotterel said...

Well, what can I say? You are too kind, Hadriana - congrats on yours and thank you very much for mine! Btw, a dotterel is also noted for the fact that the male incubates the eggs and feeds the chicks; that's where the nickname came from!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Ah! The Dotterel - you obviously know your birds. I looked the name up in a few dictionaries and they failed to tell me that. "Bird facts", however, came up with the goods. I'll correct the meaning on the post. Sorry about that! Very good nickname and well deserved award BTW.

Expat mum said...

Thanks very much pet! Will stick it up when I get back from Little Rock. Also thanks for the list of bloggers. There are a few new to me so I'll have to go visit.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Expatmum..you are welcome hinny! Have a good trip to Little Rock!!

http://reluctantmemsahib.wordpress.com said...

indeed. what more could a girl want; than delcious proper food and delicious proper drink. (and well deserved awards too, of course) x

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Thank you RM...for your very nice comments!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Haddy! thanks for the award, I completely missed that post!!
I shall email you later tonight regarding a catchup meet!? ok>

saz x

Hadriana's Treasures said...

That's fine, Saz, hopefully we'll get to meet up before 2008..if not (I think you are going to Kent?)...then maybe in the New Year...