Today's post will NOT contain ankle socks of any kind. In fact, probably even no pictures of me posing in the garden at all! Instead, I've come to pay homage (I despise that word. You sound a bit thick if you pronounce it like porridge, but dropping into a French accent mid-sentence for just one word sounds so incredibly pretentious, like something Simon or Mama Golden would do...) to two blogger-ladies far more stylish than I.
A long time ago (The 20th of February, in fact), I received a comment from Lucy Nation letting me know that she had bestowed a blog award upon me! Shamefully and inexcusably, I never quite got round to thanking Lucy, or passing on the award, and may possibly have forgotten about it - until today, that is!
According to the rules of the Versatile Blogger award, I have to post a list of seven random facts about myself. (This is actually far harder than you would think, and I am going to do it at the end of this post!)
The next step is that I am to nominate fifteen other versatile bloggers to receive the award. Well, I'm not going to. I'm only going to do one, so there! The blogger I have chosen is Kate Gabrielle of Scathingly Brilliant, and she has pink hair. If, like me, you're fond of dresses, rainbow tights and flapper girls, go immediately to http://www.scathingly-brilliant.blogspot.co.uk/ and enjoy! I really like Kate's blog, her perfect-pastel outfit photos, her etsy shop and her general happy outlook. (Brilliant, she is, but Scathing, she is not.)
I could go on about this blog for some time, but I don't need to, because it turns out that my benefactress Lucy Nation has done it already. When I popped onto Lucy's excellent blog Tales From The Faraway Tree (check out her brilliant Enid Blyton header - I love it!) today to remind myself of the Versatile Blogger rules, already mentally planning my tribute to Kate, what did I find but a whole post dedicated to Kate's blog, style and general loveliness?!
Here it is in its entirity: http://talesfromthefarawaytree.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/i-like-your-style.html Do read it, and you're sure to understand why I wanted to nominate Kate for the Versatile Blogger award. :o)
While you're at it, have a browse through the rest of Tales From the Faraway Tree. Lucy's blog is also well worth a read. Giggle at her posts, admire her outfits and flaming red hair, and above all, go and find the post about her kitsch kitchen - it's awesome!
To end, here are my seven random facts. They took yonks to think up, and they're not very interesting.
So there you have it. I am extremely chuffed to be chosen for a blog award, and I hope you will all enjoy reading Kate's and Lucy's posts as much as I do. Thanks ever so much for thinking of me, Lucy!