What a nice surprise! For a few months now I have been peeping in to a lovely blog called Foolin around in the Kitchen - its a wonderful honest account of food, and centres on Kims love of decorating cakes and cookies - which I have to say are professional quality see here.

So I peeped in this morning, to have another look at her Strawberry Pillows 
recipe and low and behold there was my own name staring back at me under the "I love you this much" emblem that I have coveted on other blogs! Kim has awarded my blog as a blog she loves!! I'm so touched....

Cough cough... snif... I'd like to thank my family, and of course my agent.... 

Getting awards in this curious little land of blog is really special, because they are from other bloggers, and what really strikes me is the comradery, the support, the "we're all in this together"ness, the absense of competitiveness that can often make life difficult when pursuing something we love.

I never imagined when starting this little blog, all thanks to Ciara who introduced me to Blogger, that I would be eagerly clicking in to womens lives on the other side of the world, and never imagined they would become so involved in mine.  It really has become a strong force in my life, these little blogs of mine! So have all the women (and men) that have become part of my blog and my days! 

Thanks Kim, I'm so glad you drop by!

I would like to give my award to.... (drumroll)...

Emily at HONEYBEE!!! (Thunderous applause)
Emilys first post said "I have no idea what possessed me to set up a blog but here I am writing my first entry.  I am not really sure what to say or how any of this works but I am determined to figure it out.  Be patient with me"
We agreed "Patience? no problem" but we didn't need it, her blog quickly became an adorable account of her baking haps and her love for food, design and writing! 

Snippets of her life and lovely poetry allow you in a bit more to the life she is living, and you realise how young she is, still in school, yet her intentions in the kitchen rival even the most experienced.  

She loves a gastronomic challenge and some of the food she attempts (and succeeds with) would intimidate me on a good day! She is a talented chef! Look here at her Tea Cream, amazing stuff!


Emily said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful award. I am honestly at a loss of words. I have read what you said at least three times and can not express how much it means to me that someone enjoys what I have written. As you know I had no idea what I was doing when I first started and well I still don't. The sense of community that I feel now that I'm part of the blogging world is incredible. Although I have never personally met any of the people who's blogs I read, I truly feel like I know them. Thank you and infinite number of times.

Emily said...

P.S You are right I guess I am quite young. I am 17 and in Grade 11.

Beth said...

Congrats on the award your blog is one that I look forward to reading each day. Keep up the good work.

Lisa Conmara said...

Thank you Beth! I'm so delighted you left me a message - I often wonder about who reads my blog! Nice to meet you!