Thursday, 26 July 2012

I had a whole post planned for today, but...

...after reading a few posts in my reader over my morning tea, I had a change of plans because the winner of many many very legit blog awards, one of the funniest woman I have ever read, the Reluctant mom gave me an award. Does that mean that by how many degrees of closeness I have touched a small bit of that Mommy blogger of the year award? Ok, just kidding, but I will take my 5 seconds of fame any time. She describes me as the "The how-the-hell-does-she-keep-it-all-together Cat" which makes me think that I am not writing about dropping some of those juggling balls enough. But alas, let's keep you all thinking that I am in fact keeping it together, for now anyways.

So the rules calls to post the logo (and yes, RM yours is a much improved version), and tell you 7 things you don't know. Gosh I have done so many of these, it can be hard, but let's think:
  1. I can not stay away from a good stationery shop. I love them. I do not even need to buy anything. Ditto for book shops but I guess you all know that
  2. I never write with a black pen, unless I really have to or have no other with me. I prefer my life to be multi coloured - and I remember things better in colour - something I used while studying from my school days. (I can remember in which colour I wrote something)
  3. About the only thing I love about winter is boots. I adore boots with tights or leggings and a pinafore style top. The rest of winter can go somewhere else.
  4. I secretly convince my daughter that I need to make a page and design in her Top Model books. I would so have loved these as a child. Totally addictive.
  5. I am rather useless at decorating my own home. I just can not decide. While I would gladly choose colours for a huge building, choosing one to paint my own lounge is a total issue. Tonight is the night to choose one.
  6. If I get behind on blog reading in my reader I often just go "mark all as read" . Sorry girls, but I just have to otherwise it will drive me nuts. I will never get the chance to catch up.
  7. I wish Lego will find my blog and get us to review Lego! Yes Lego, are you guys out there? 
Now I have to nominate 5 to 10 bloggers I admire:
I have decided that I will nominate the last 10 people who left comments on my blog as they do fill my love tank by leaving a comment (skipping those that have been nominated by RM herself)
  1. The very Sassy dress-up Queen Wendy - one day I want to think about clothes like you do. For now I just get dressed, most days.
  2. Mrs Ol at Ordinary life who I admire not only for her OL musing but for being an Iron (wo)man of note.
  3. Cheryl at Twinfation - writer and  veteran twin mom. We have been blog buddie from 2007!
  4. TJ at Two half pints etc - fellow SPD/SID mom and a more recent find. Love her balanced perspective on everything.
  5. Lynette at A work in progress - friend, true follower of Christ, magnificent scrapper, adoring granny. Need I say more.
  6. Blackhuff at My daily walk - a girl I admire hugely for her guts and determination.
  7. Mandy E at My life as described by Twin trials and Tribulations - fellow twin mom. Writer of delightful fun posts.
  8. Karen at Mom again@40 - delightful blogger, super delightful comment leaver. Champion mom of a toddler and a student. That must be tough.
  9. Linda at Linda's journal who I have actually met IRL without knowing that we both blog and read each other's blogs. You have to smile at that one
  10. 10. The ever charming Louisa of 123 Blog Myself - A friend now IRL and apparently my current future SIL according to little man C who was totally charmed by the Pink terrorist.
And now, just before posting I saw that the charming CoutessCaz whom I have been reading for a short while also nominated me. Thanks girl! I really appreciate.

So in summary, here's what you need to do if I have nominated you:

1. Include the award logo in your post or on your blog
2. Say 7 random things about yourself that the readers don’t know yet
3.  Nominate 5 – 10 other blogs you usually follow
4. Let the nominees know that they are nominated & include their blog-links
5. Link the person who nominated you


  1. Thank you for sharing more about yourself my friend...and thanks for the nomination. I will get onto it with my next post.

  2. Awe, thanks so much for the blog award. I need to agree with The Reluctant mom. You also strike me as someone who keeps everything together. You deserve the blog award.

  3. Congrats on your blog award. You deserve it.

  4. Thanks Cat! For the award and the blog fodder :-)
    I must say that I agree with Celeste! You make it look easy juggling it all! :d

  5. fun too read!! congrats on your award.. how nice to be recognized by a fellow blogger!!

  6. Congrats! And I am a HUGE lover of boots. I wear a different pair every day! Am going to spy on some of these blogs that you nominated.

  7. Thanks for the award! And I have to admit. I also do the 'Mark all as read' sometimes! BUT there are certain people I just don't!

  8. I love this sort of blog - an awsome way to learn something about your cyber friends! BTW - I love boots too! :)

  9. Lovely blog award......xhappy to see Lynette and Marleen got one as well.;)

  10. Oh Cat, you are the dearest! Can scarcely belief we've been e-friends since 2007! Thank you for the award....and goodness knows, I should be sending it YOUR way! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  11. Thanks for the award :).

  12. There's a stationery shop that opened in Century City recently called Typo, you would need to bring several credit cards in order to fully appreciate it.. :-)

    1. Oh I have heard about Typo - I think there is one in Sandton City. I do believe it is fantastic


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