Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you to Lory at motherblogging for bestowing the above award upon my humble, little blog. To receive a compliment from someone who's writing I admire and regularly read brings a shy and bashful smile to my face.

As this is a spread-the-love-type of award, there are conditions in accepting it:

1) Create a post on my blog and add the Liebster blog image.

2) Link back to the person who gave me the award and say if I accept.

3) Choose 3-5 of my favourite blogs, link to these in my post and tell these lucky bloggers that they've been tagged.

The aim of this award is to bring lesser known but great blogs to light and so I am pleased to nominate the following favourite blogs of mine as recipients of this award:

Hannah Grage - open your heart to Hannah and her mom Carrie as they take you along on their fight against leukemia. Hannah is as cute as a button, with a will of steel and the soul of a rock star. She handles her illness with incredible bravery and stoicism. Carrie is one of my favourite people out there in blogland and her incredibly generous comments on my blog always make me smile. Inspirational.

My Mummy Wrote This For Me - a beautiful blog written by a mum who has survived breast cancer and writes about it in such a powerful way, including this post - an amazingly honest and powerful piece which has stayed with me. A beautiful blog with wonderful writing.

Parklover - I suspect this blog may have a larger following than is intended with this award but am nominating it in any event. I am fairly new to this blogger with her amazingly comprehensive guide to enjoying life in the outdoors with a young child. Whilst the blog is geographically based in my neck of the woods (mostly the northwest of England) it is utterly inspirational about just getting out there in all weathers and enjoying being outside with your little ones wherever you live. Love it.

Multum in Parvo - this mum writes with searing honesty about her divorce, and about the courage of opening herself to a new relationship with her fireman. Another blog I am new to but which has hooked me from the start. Her writing is truthful, genuine, and at times laugh out loud funny.

Manana Mama - as she has just been nominated as blogger of the week by the BMB blog I suspect she may not qualify as a lesser known blog for long, but nevertheless I will just pass this award on before her followers hit triple figures. She writes with a wistful, dream-like quality and her use of language is wonderful. Wisdom and humour permeate her writing and I always love to read her posts.

Do check these ladies out if you get the chance and bloggers please feel free to nominate your own favourite little gems.