Did you sit down at the dining table around the 27th December to write your thank you letters? I did. I can visualize it now. Me at the dinning table, my mum in the kitchen, something tempting on the TV in the sitting room, but I HAD to write the letters, and there was no playing until they had been written.
Out would come some notelets – you may know the kind, a picture on the front with blank pages in the middle. The perfect size to write a thank you letter. The notelets could well have been one of my Christmas presents (you see my Mum didn’t miss an opportunity!). Maybe a picture of some flowers or an animal would decorate them.
I only really had to write two proper thank you’s – I don’t have a large family. One would be to my grandparents in North Wales the other to my Great Aunt and Uncle a few miles away in Cheshire.
So here we go
Dear Granny and Grandpa
Thank you very much for the lovely jumper/cardigan/tank-top you knitted me. I’ll be wearing it to school when I go back after the holidays (you see I got school jumpers for Christmas and then had to say my thank you’s – humph!).
Thank you very much for the selection box (remember those sock shaped selection packs? The one with maybe 6 chocolate bars on, which had string/mesh to keep the chocolates in?), I really like the chocolate (Chocolate and sweets were a MAJOR treat) and I’ve eaten 2 already.
We went for a walk yesterday and it was nice and sunny.
Insert any other random “news” here.
Lots and love
Those thank you letters seemed to take FOREVER to write. But in truth were pretty short and invariably the same year on year!
So now to my thank you’s and my New Year Honours List
I’d like to thank my fellow bloggers, could I call you friends now? I think so, for awards they have given me over the last few months. You see this thank you letter writer is VERY tardy. My excuse? I wasn’t sure what to write in return, nor was I sure who else to pass the awards onto. I’m still not sure now, but I’ll give it a go.
As HRH will be announcing her list of awards in the next few days I thought it only proper that this Queen of the Alps should announce her’s 🙂
Reader Appreciation Award
Isn’t this a lovely award. To be appreciated for reading someone elses’ work and life. I think it’s a pleasure. Dadirridreaming nominated me. Her writing and her photos are a pleasure from the Yoga to life to the natural world in Australia. It’s very touching. So I get to pass it on to 6 of my readers, for those who leave comments and for some reason or other appreciate my blog. So here’s a sunflower, from the depths of an Alpine winter
- Award your top 6 bloggers who have commented the most.
- Be thankful.
- You cannot award someone who has already been awarded. And you cannot give the award back to me.
- Don’t forget to tell the bloggers you’ve awarded.
- If you don’t want to pass on this award, that’s okay to. Just admire it.
So my nominees for the Reader Award are
Karen for her positivity and being one of the first, Farmy for her pleasurable company and high humour, John at the Bartolini Kitchens for his encouragement and great take on life , Marie over at My Little Corner Of Rhode Island, simply a fabulous gardener, Stacey from Down to Earth Digs and Goldcoast for their inquisitiveness and generosity of time, oh and they are great gardener’s too!
And now I’ve written this list I feel a bit mean as there are only 6 of you listed, and it doesn’t include EVERYONE who reads this blog!
More Thankyou’s and Honours and More Champagne
Karen at Backroadjournal, Linda from OrangeBee and Celi of TheKitchenGarden have all nominated me for the Liebster Award. This goes to 5 bloggers who you want to recognise as up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. You link to who award you, list your 5 blogs and contact them on their blog.
Karen writes about her life and her travels, with great food to accompany you on your journey. While Celi, at TheKitchenGarden chats and photographs her life on the farmy, a treat to read and Linda of the OrangeBee writes beautifully about her food and life. Thank you laydees 🙂
- Stacey of Down To Earth Digs for her wonderful photos and life in her garden. Always a pleasure to read
- Tinkerbelle of Laughter Is Catching for her musings on life that entertain me so much
- GoldCoast Garden Diary – for gardening, life and food on the Gold Coast in Australia. Oh and she has kangaroos that come and visit her
- The BigFatNoodle – all things truly edible and delicious
- Now and Gwen entertains me with her garden life, the trials and tribulations of Mr Courgette and the rest of the vegetable family.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading the blogs I follow. And here’s another toast to you all 🙂