Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Something to live up to

I'm panicking - my fear of living up to the expectations of other people rears its head. Julie nominated me for a thinking blogger award.

Now I need to come up with something really insightful to justify it..... Nope, nothing coming. Must be stage fright.

It reminds me of a moment a few years ago, when someone was thanking me for a birthday present she had really enjoyed.

Her: 'You always manage to find the most amazing and thoughtful presents'.

Me: 'Oh, thanks'

Me (thinking): 'Oh s****, no pressure next time then'

What an ungrateful person I am - just can't accept a compliment gracefully!

But sometimes I do get the gift just right. Like this little present I bought our hallway last week.

These wonderful prints (badly framed with no mats yet - sorry) came from A to Z. Their etsy shop has lots of goodies in. And I am getting so much pleasure from the fact that I 'know' the creator.

Now I think I'm meant to nominate 5 other blogs which make me think. But I'm coming to this party a bit late and heaps of you folks I really love have already been nominated. So instead, a challenge. To find 5 new blogs for yourself and see if any of them make you think.

If you're feeling lazy, the 5 newest subscriptions on my bloglines feed are:

cloth paper string

string theory

Finny knits
The Cottage Nest

Cupcakes for Clara


Jo said...

I love Cupcakes for Clara's work, it is amazing. The others are new to me so, being lazy will look at them first. I'm enjoying scentofwater.wordpress.com at the moment.
Congratulations on the thinking award!:)

tiel s-k said...

Well I think you did alright!

kirsten said...

i'm going to have fun checking out some of these new blogs!

(lovely prints!)

jennpal said...

congrats on the thinking award ali. Our schedule seems to be so hectic that I haven't been able to check out new blogs so thank you for sharing your new favs!

cristina said...

congrats on your thinking award and thank you for passing the baton on to me:) so so sweet.

i can totally relate to your "accepting compliments gracefully" thing...i have the same problem. lots of shifting...face turning red....and looking around. awkward. very awkward. actually i think i'm doing it right now:)

...off to check out your links...and that awesome etsy seller.

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing some new blogs - I love it when people recommend them.

Marie said...

Congratulations on your award. I think that your dovecote looks great.