Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Stylish Blogger!!  She says in shock and horror.  I have only been blogging for ten minutes and feel totally undeserving.  None the less a big thank you for the encouragement that Angela gave me this morning.

Step One:  Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award.  Tick (see above)

Step Two: Share seven random things about yourself.
I don't do anything by halves, be it reading, gardening, blogging, swimming or ...I have convinced my family that none of us need any more things and now presents are plucked from various charities.  The ones I have liked best have been bicycles for midwives in Africa (Oxfam) and mine removal in Cambodia (Care).  I have swum in Antarctica twice sans wet suit (and loved it).  Our cats rule my life with iron paws.  There is very little that can't be made better by applying chocolate.   I have been white-water rafting in Nepal (and loved that too).  I don't drive.

Step Three: Award 15 recently discovered (I assume by me) bloggers with this award.  This is relatively easy.  As I said, I have only been blogging for a very little while and have discovered some magical blogs to haunt.  Thank you all.
1 Aim to Change
2 Ampersand Duck
3 Blurb from the Burbs
4 Copperwitch
5 River
6 I am Hopeless
 7 Lexicon Harlot
8 living in the Kingdom of too much
9 Pea Soup
10 Princess Pandora - Queen of Denial
11 Snowbrush
12 The Dangerous Kettle
13 The last Lovely Leaf
14 Trying To Be Ann O'Dyne
15 Two Tigers Creations

Step 4:  Contact these wonderful bloggers and tell them about the award.

And a big and heartfelt thank you to you all for enriching my life.


  1. Thank you for awarding me. I'll have to get busy with my own thank you post....

  2. Thanks so much for the recognition, EC! I'll have to check out all the other awardees now, as I trust your excellent taste!

  3. Congrats to you dear E.C.
    I know 7 of your list, and will visit the rest now. Ms O'Dyne will be very touched that she is in there.

  4. Why thank you very, very much, Dear!

  5. oh EC what a nice gesture - thank you!

  6. I am impressed by some of your Seven Randoms - Antarctic swimming for godssakes and the extreme rafting in Nepal where they don't have Intensive Care Units. !!
    Thank you for including me - I have my list up now, and pinched the image from Angela who conferred the honour on you.

  7. PS Angela's Seven Random Facts are stunning too - get this one everybody -
    "1. When I was a student nurse I had a severed hand flung at me by a surgeon who had just amputated it."

  8. That one of Angela's randoms reminded me why I am not often fond of medicos.

  9. Dear Child of the Elephant, you are very welcome to your award. I found it when looking at Ellen's lovely blog http://paperchipmunk.blogspot.com

    I find your blog great reading. I especially love the post where talked about how that woman at work used to speak really slowly to you when you were first diagnosed and your response. It is the kind of thing I would love to do but don't have the nerve :-)

    By the way why is your blog called Elephant's Child?

    p.s. Don't be too hard on the medical profession they are not all horrible ;-)

  10. Aw thank you Elephant Child - I'll get cracking on my post. Soon. Ish.

    But hey - you have swum in Antarctica TWICE without a wetsuit??? Details please!

  11. Congrats! Well deserved. I do think you have a terrific and interesting blog here. It's hard to believe you just got going on it. But I'm glad you have.

    And Angela, I blush... thanks.

  12. Email me, my address is in my profile.

  13. Thank you Paper Chipmunk. I, too would have given you an award except that Angela gave you one first. I love looking at your cleverness.

  14. I left a message on your blog JahTeh. Can't find your email address.

  15. I am currently reading "The Elephant's Journey" by Jose Saramagao. You. Will. Love. It. Full stops convey signifiance of statement (if you haven't read hte book already.)

  16. I will hunt The Elephant's Journey out. Thank you.

  17. Thank you so much for the award!