Saturday, 18 July 2009

I have been given an award!

Wow, I go away for a few days and I come back to discover that my little blog has been given an award. Not only that but it's my very first award aswell so I'm doubly chuffed! It was given to me by Nora, whose blog Nora the Kitchen 'Splorer, I follow on a regular basis. I particularly love her "Wednesday Round up of Deliciousness" - one of those great "Why didn't I think of that" ideas and a wonderful source of inspiration.

So here are the rules for the Kreativ Blogger award:

1 Thank the person who has given you the award
2 Copy the logo and paste it on your blog
3 Link to the person who nominated you for the award -> Here it is again!
4 Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5 Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6 Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
7 Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they've been nominated

So...7 interesting things about me...hmmm...ok...

1 I was born and bred on the lovely island of Jersey and if I ever find enough money to buy a house there I may just go back
2 If I ever get the chance I would love to have a second home in Italy
3 I studied Biology at university but now work in financial services (so my science degree is coming in really handy). In an ideal world though I'd be a professional food blogger : )
4 I am in the process of preparing for the installation of a new kitchen which, as you might expect, is a pretty big deal for someone who loves cooking so much. Needless to say I am VERY excited.
5 My most recent cookbook purchase was In the Mood for Entertaining by Jo Pratt
6 My favourite film is The Shawshank Redemption
7 My least favourite foods are olives and coriander

And now for my nominations:

1 Cooking the Books - this was one the first food blogs I came across. Kelly-Jane's posts always make me want to cook what she's written although I do hold her entirely responsible for my recent book purchase (see above) following her write up about it.
2 A Cracking Good Egg - I love KJ's writing style and I have to keep reading now just to see if she ever gets her KitchenAid!
3 A Spoonful of Sugar - this is another really well written blog with great photographs that make me wish I had a better camera!
4 Culinary (Mis) Adventures! - a great blog with so many appealing recipes
5 Batter Splattered - I love to read blogs from other countries and there's something about this one, which comes from Alaska, that I particularly like
6 The Ginger Gourmand - I love reading about this London-based blogger's restaurant visits and other excursions in and around the capital
7 The Goddess' Kitchen - Sooo many fabulous cake recipes I just don't know where to start!

So, thanks again to Nora for the award - you've made my week : )


  1. Wow, thanks so much for this lovely award! Congrats to everyone else lucky to have received this award too.


  2. Congratulations to you for receiveing this award, and thank you for passing it onto me, I really do appreciate it.

    Hope you like the book!

  3. It was a very well deserved award! I'm personally loving the way you can follow the award and see who your nominees nominate. Am off to check out your links right now! :D

  4. Thank you so much for the award! So very kind of you... I've not read your blog before but I will add it to my list to ahve a proper look when I have some spare time over the weekend.

    Thanks again!

  5. Thank you for the award! So lovely of you. I am going to get that Kitchen Aid.... eventually:}

  6. Thanks so much for this award. So lovely of you to think of me!! I've tried to post this a couple of times but it doesn't seem to want to work. fingers crossed for this time.

  7. Thank you for passing on the award! I love your blog.