Saturday, 17 March 2012

Ooh, I have an award!






Yes, I've got a little award! Amy Christine Parker has very kindly gifted the Liebster Award to me. It's an award given out by bloggers for favourite blogs with less than 200 followers and is meant to increase the traffic going to that blog. Now I have to pass the award to five other deserving blogs and tell you five things about myself that you might not know.


So here are the blogs I've chosen:

Amaleen Ison who is a writerly friend of mine. We met on Scribophile and she writes YA. Go and visit her!

JDField writes a YA urban fantasy series and is also part of my circle on Scrib.

ED Martin um, another Scrib member I know. Check her out (well, not like that).

Ok, so I can't find two more blogs that fit the criteria. Does that mean I have to forfeit telling you five things about me and only get three? So be it. I'm not going to to tell you to check out blogs I don't look at myself!

And here are five three things about me.

I like orchids. A LOT. I'm generally rubbish and forgetful when it comes to plants. I like them, but they don't appreciate my sporadic over/underwatering. But when it comes to orchids, which are notoriously tricksy creatures, they flourish! You might have been subjected to my triumphant tweets a couple of weeks ago when all five of my orchids started flowering at the same time and there was much wonder and smugness.

This does not do them justice. They are GORGEOUS!

 I make a mean birthday cake. A few years ago I decided my kids should have home-made creations and set to work after a lifetime of near-religious non-baking.







I love a self-imposed deadline and set them CONSTANTLY. There's nothing I respond to better than something I decided to achieve myself. And I rarely let myself down. Bonus!


More about the agent-judged contest coming soon. The next post about it will reveal the agents and prizes on offer!!



17 comments:

  1. I think I've already tweeted back about my absolute and total orchid jealousy, but just in case I didn't... they're gorgeous! I used to have a phalenopsis, but it and my cat didn't quite get along.

    Those cakes... oooh, my favorite is the music cake-- simple but beautiful! You sound like an awesome mom!

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    1. I inspired orchid-jealousy! Is it wrong to be pleased?

      Thank you : )

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  2. I am also jealous of the orchids, when it comes to plants I am maybe capable of taking care of a cactus.

    And I love your cakes-I just made a treasure chest cake for my hubby's b-day! Agree with your desire to create homemade goodness for the family.

    Your blog rocks, still glad I awarded you this Liebster!

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    1. Aw, thanks Amy. I sometimes curse the decision to make their birthday cakes - mainly on the 14th December when I'm doing two - but they love it so much it's always worth wrangling the icing in the end : )

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  3. Wow, those orchids look fantastic. I rather like the wallpaper, too. I love bright colours, and I have a very similar brightly coloured wall in my living room. :-)
    The cakes...awesome. And the award, very nice!

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    1. Thanks! It's just the chimney breast in that red, but I do love a bit of red : )

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  4. Congrats, Ruth!! Also, great blog choices and yummy cake pics! Clearly, you're a person with many talents.:)

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    1. Thanks Katie. I don't think the plants that aren't orchids would agree, but still : D

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  5. Congratulations :)

    Thanks for those links to the other writers (and scrub members) I'm going to check them out. I learnt about Scrib through your blog btw, thanks so much, I love it!

    And, I'm very jealous of your beautiful orchids ;)

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad you found Scrib! I've learned so much there.

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  6. I love your cakes! Beautiful! And that with the orchids -
    *sigh* somehow my single one has survived almost 2 years now. I have a problem with watering, too. I wish mine was a gorgeous as yours!

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    1. Thanks. I bet none of mine flower for the next three years now : P

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    1. Yeah, I don't know what happened there. I made a WordPress.com to link with my .org to take advantage of some things, and when I registered and signed in to comment, my user name had something to do with askimet. I went it and edited it after the fact, but it appears my catchy handle is etched in your blog for all of eternity.

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