Thursday, 3 July 2008

Chuffed To Bits

I've been awarded the Arte y Pico Award by Sheila of Gardens of Petersonville. I feel completely chuffed to bits as I can't remember ever getting an award. No, not even at school. I know, it is sad....

Thank you ever so much Sheila, I feel very honoured to receive this from you. I'm sorry I've taken a day or two to blog about it but a migrane laid me low for a couple of days (well, as low as you can go while looking after a three and a two-year-old. Not low enough, not lying-on-the-bed low, unfortunately).

So here I am, very graciously and not at all head-swellingly saying thank you and passing on a bit of bloggy love round the 'net. There are a lot of rules and I think I'm following them. Here's the history of the award:

The origin of the Arte y Pico Award: "This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few. The people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read. But I will name the first 5 and leave the rest of the work to all the bloggers that visit other's blogs and are nourished by them."

Here's the 5 rules bit for this award:

1. Choose 5 blogs you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community, regardless of the language.

2. Each award should have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented him/her with the award. (Sheila said she wouldn't be hurt if I didn't put this in. I, on the other hand.......)

4. The award winner and the one who has given the award should show the Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. Translated, it means "the peak of art."

5. Show these rules.

Now onto my choice. Can you feel this cyberhug whizzing through space to you? Whaddya mean, no? In no particular order I award the Arte y Pico to: Victoria at Victoria's Backyard for having a really lush, enviable garden and for writing about it in an interesting way; to Rhiannon at GreenPatch because she's a mummy allotmenteer and I admire her hard work; Karen at An Artist's Garden for her stunning photographs and finally to two blogging/gardening mamas across the pond whose writing style and blogs I admire and enjoy - Kate at The Root and Melissa at Garden Portraits.

Enjoy! Enjoy!


  1. Well done Mrs Be you deserve it!

  2. Congratulations! And thanks so much for nominating me. I'm ... speechless!

  3. Congratulations Mrs Be, very well deserved.

    Hope the migraine eases soon.

  4. Congratulations, Mrs. B -- all your nominees are deserving as well. :)

  5. Thank you so much for the nomination - it is much appreciated.
    I am so glad that you got it from Shelia - it is well deserved.

  6. Well, you have earned it in spades, Ace! And, ahem, this spurs me on to blog a little more frequently...

  7. Wonderful reward for your excellent blogging work. Thank you so much for my nomination I'm chuffed.

  8. DUH! Rhiannon very kindly pointed out that a couple of my links weren't working. I could blame blogger but really it was my own fault for not checking properly (everything is always rushed here). So a big sorry to everyone who's links I messed up.

    'Tis done now (fingers crossed).

  9. Mrs. Be, I am happy to have chosen you for the award. Congratulations!