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!