21 Feb 2011

Stylish Blogger Awards!

Wow, thanks to incredibly lovely Suzanne Korb from Bang Out The Prose blog for giving me a Stylish Blogger Award! I'm not really dressed for the occasion, being in my pj's and sheep slippers.... but here have some virtual champagne with me!

This is, quite possibly the first time *anyone* has thought I was stylish but never mind about that! 

As an award recipient, I am supposed to share seven random facts about myself, which is kinda hard to think of after this post. Anyway, here goes:

1.  I can't ride a bike or drive a car. I am thus totally reliant on public transport and/or the kindness of friends/family with cars.
2.  My family dog was called Sacha, he looked a little like this. He died around 5 years ago but I still miss him and get tearful when I see other airedales. He liked Kylie Minogue, Parma Ham, he could switch on the telly with his paw and also open doors. Sometimes I spend time looking at videos of airedales to make me giggle. It's tragic I know.
3.  I rock climb (indoors) upto a 6a standard (well, once - otherwise more like 5/5+)
4.  I used to have a nose ring and I miss it every day. I took it out around 9 years ago.
5.  My main career ambition until the age of around 15 was to be one of Madonna's back up dancers. I then realised this seemed unlikely. Having said that I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up and I'm nearly 30. Remind me, when are we officially grown ups?
6. My husband has never, ever, to my knowledge, read this blog.
7. I'm left handed. So is my husband. I will be really annoyed if we have right handed kids.

Another part of being awarded the prize means I can award it to ten bloggers of my choice who I think deserve it so here goes:

1. DemonWrangling101 - check out my interview with Jo here!
2. Siren of Brixton - see what happened when me + Siren went for margaritas here
3. Emlyn Chand - awesome source of advice + knowledge for writers, particularly around using social media
4. I Know I Need To Stop Talking - this blog makes me pee my pants every single fucking time, if you have kids, or even if you don't, you need to check this one out, even if it's just for 3 year old Jamie's pearls of wisdom.
5. RocknRoll Bride - I know I'm no longer planning a wedding but this blog and it's amazing creativity is so inspiring, I still check it out, just to see all the talented, romantic, amazing people out there. Especially RnRBride herself!
6. The Crafty Bat - always interesting, thought-provoking and never afraid to speak her mind, my favourite HBC obsessive is worth checking out :)
7. Maggie Alderson Style Notes - I couldn't really have a stylish blogger award and not award it to a fashion blogger/author/journalist could I now?!! 
8. Query Shark - er, does what it says on the tin. Takes query letters and eats them. Provides feedback. A must read for anyone thinking of submitting a query letter.
9. Tahereh Mafi - as she says herself, she's a girl and she writes books. She's also really fucking funny. Check out her blog + journey to publication.
10. Please Don't Kiss The Cook - a relatively newbie blogger, PDKTC has a charming blog with some lovely recipes on that have inspired me on a couple of occasions now. As I've featured some well established bloggers on here, it's nice to have a `one to watch` as well!

So that's it  - all done. My award, check, my 7 facts, check and my 10 award recipients, check. Ladies please now go ahead and do the same thing. Create a post, stick up a pic of your award, tell us 7 things about you and then give the award to your 10 stylish bloggers!

Thank you and good night.

Stupidgirl has left the building


  1. You are awesomely lovely :) Thank you very much xx

  2. congrats on the award. Why did you take out your nose ring?

  3. I'm so chuffed! Thank you and don't you believe for a second you aren't stylish. Confidence in who you are is the most stylish thing ever.

    BTW I wanted to be a back up singer when I was younger. What's with that? Why didn't we want to be the stars (can't sing, so maybe I thought I could fake it enough to wobble about it the background)!

  4. Congrats. And sheep slippers are always stylish!


  5. Congratulations on your award - and on the virtual champagne.

    I must find out where you can purchase some of that...

    I'm still in recovery from my vacation at my parents. Who knew they drank so much?

  6. Siren + KT glad you liked your award! Glad to know I wasn't the only one with `back up` type career aspirations.

    Caroline - I love my slippers!

    Julie - No need to purchase, it's just *there* when you need it xx