Friday, 16 April 2010

The MADS - what a way to perk up my week

I've not really felt much like blogging this week.

It's a combination of post-holiday blues, tiredness (ie needing another holiday to recover), ongoing stress about our ex-tenants in London (I won't bore you with all the details but it includes walking off with our bedroom curtains and losing all the instruction manuals for everything in our house) and just being boringly busy.

But then I was delighted to discover that I've been nominated for several categories in The MADS - the Mummy and Daddy parent blog awards, which will be awarded next month.

These include the Butlins MAD blogger of the year, best MAD blog writer, best MAD blog for family fun, most inspiring MAD blog, and Funniest MAD blog of the year. (Someone also very kindly nominated me for best new MAD blog, but I'm afraid I'm not eligible for that one, having been blogging since 2008. ) I am incredibly honoured and very grateful to whoever has nominated me. (For those who haven't done so yet, you can click through from the logo on this page - and nominate your favourites. Not necessarily me although that would be lovely).

Anyway, that has certainly improved my week no end. Having just spent a lively kickboxing class pretending I am throwing punches at the tenants (ha!) I am feeling much more perky. And I'm off to a smart Gala dinner tonight, where I shall find out whether Americans drink like fishes at these sort of functions (like the Brits) or are demure, sensible and well-behaved. Stay tuned.....

10 comments:

Calif Lorna said...

I've completely lost my blogging mojo this week, so I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Congratulations on your nomination!

Michelloui said...

My bet is that they're less demure and more boringly prudish.

Anyway. Well done on the nominations!!! Good luck! I love your blog. I shall click over there right now.

Expat mum said...

They'll all leave at about 10.30pm, you watch.
Well done on the nominations. Now look, the thing is, I clicked through on the widget but there doesn't seem to be anyway to vote. There's a "nominate" button but no vote button. Or am I being thick again?

nappy valley girl said...

Lorna - thanks. I'm glad it's not just me.

Michelloui - we shall see!

Expat Mum - sorry, I should have said nominate not vote. I think the voting starts later on this month.

Potty Mummy said...

So congrats on the nominations - and I'm afraid, given my very limited exposure to US Citizens so far, that I think EPM may be right...

Iota said...

There's a lot of lost mojo at the moment, I sense. The blogosphere seems quiet and dulled somehow. What's happened to everyone?

Congrats on the nominations. Well deserved.

How long have you been in the US? Is this the classic expat 6 month dip? Plan something nice to look forward to - maybe a trip in the autumn or something :)

Mud in the City said...

Back from hols blues - know what you mean. But playing the anthropologist and observing the locals at play could be just what you need. And you can drink their share of the wine too.

nappy valley girl said...

PM - well, I can confirm that they DO drink and like a good party, on Long Island at any rate. But perhaps not like fishes.

Iota - we've been here nearly a year - can you believe that? It's not so much wanting to go back, perhaps it's just that some of the excitement of being here has worn off....

Mud - I didn't need to - they were quite happy to tuck in.....

Iota said...

Nearly a year. Woah...

Tanya (Bump2Basics) said...

Your blog is fab - I have cast a vote your way. Also glad to see that the LI par-tay was alright. Americans are more lax on the drinking and driving than the Brits, not a good thing really. Also sounds as if you live pretty near to the area I grew up in :)