Thursday, 3 April 2008

Arte y Pico Award

This beautiful award from Arte y Pico at:

has been given to me based on the criterion listed below and I’m very honored to be distinguished in this way. The award was given to me by my dear friend Nancy at:

Thank you so much, Nancy! Nancy received the award and when you visit her blog you’ll understand why.

There are 5 rules:

1) Pick 5 blogs that You Feel Are Deserving of this award based on their

(a) creativity,

(b) design,

(c) interesting material, and

(d) contribution to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) For each award giver: Include the name of the author and a link to their blog, so they can be visited.

3) For each award recipient: Show the award with the name and link to the blogger from whom it was received.

4) For both giver and receiver: Show the link of Arte y Pico. (

5) Publish these rules.

My choices for recipients of this award are:

1. Leanne at Somerset Seasons
for her fascinating contributions about Folklore, fabulous sunrise and sunset photographs, beautiful poetry, inspirational recipes and sewing and the best Playlist I've ever come across!

2. Mrs Nesbitt at
for her journeys all over Yorkshire by motorbike, for her dog walking photographs, poetry, and the words to every song I think I ever sang at my mother's knee! I wish my blogsite design was as good.

3. For GTM over at
for making me remember what it was like having little ones, for memories of the beautiful Dorset countryside, for celebrating village life in its minutiae and for an eclectic Playlist, not to mention for writing passionately about what she believes in and passing the message forward.

4. For Lottie over at
whose blog I have probably been following the longest, and like Mrs Nesbitt, has been a great inspiration to me. Her garden, allotment and wonderful poultry have kept me amused for many dank winter mornings, and her artwork is second to none and incredibly creative - she is so talented. Her posts are always long and profusely illustrated and she never fails to deliver. She also has the cutest grandson - does that count too?

5. For Yarrow over at
who reminds me of me when young! She is a wonderful artist, sculptress, mother, cook, gardener and horsewoman and her blog reflects this.

I have had a whole new chapter of my life open up since I began blogging, and these 5 friends (and Nancy and others Stateside who have been so encouraging) have shown how one can express the real person inside - the person who has to be mother, wife, daughter, friend and so many different things besides, and who through blogging, can really be themselves (and indulge every creative whim!)


Kim said...

Oh Jennie, thank you, SO much. I'm really touched and I'm proud to be like you now. Uh oh, those leaky eyes again :)

Kim x

Greentwinsmummy said...

BB! thats one of the loveliest things anyone has ever said about me,thankyou so so much,I am beaming like a cheshire cat after reading that! Bless you x x x x I think what ou wrote at the end too,how blogging lets you express each part of yourself is spot on.I can see myself grow thru my blog,if that makes sense? i can see myself change & evolve,a great thing to witness for anybody!
Am sooo carp at
doing links tho arggg!!!!! will break into a sweatover on my blog doing this! LOL!!!!!

Long live blogging,may we all keep tapping our fingers to the rythmn of our wonderful lives
x x x x

Allotment Lady said...

Thank you so very much for your kind comments and for the award. I am very flattered.

I have been so very lucky to have been the subject of quite a number of awards etc and right from the beginning I made the decision not to post them on my site or to send them on to others.

In no way did or do I wish to offend - it is just that I really do not have much time to do so, and have so many to choose from - would not wish to offend anyone I miss out.

But I do thank you most sincerely.


Leanne said...

thankyou jennie!! :-)

Leanne x

MammyT said...

What lovely words about your award recipients(I'm on my way to visit them) and your testimonial to the joys of blogging. You have been a blessing to me and I thank God for you, praying always for His blessings upon you and your family.