I Gots An Award!

by Marylin “Softthistle” Muir on March 8, 2010

Oh I remember the days when that was such a Big Deal as a new blogger… remember that?

Who am I kidding, I still think of it as a Big Deal! ;) People LIKE me! They actually LIKE me!! *sobs happily*


So, the loverly Mrs W over at Clinically Fed Up decided to tag me for this meme/award. A meme that wants me to tell you seven things I haven’t written about myself. Seven secrets from the interwebs I suppose? An award for being a “kreativ blogger”. I guess my photography counts? That and writing? Cause they’re the only creative things I’ve ever done! Other than making my kidlets I suppose… does that count?

First off… Da Rules:

1. Copy the award to my blog
2. Insert a link to the person who nominated me
3. Tell you seven things about myself that I haven’t told you before
4. Nominate seven other bloggers for the award
5. Link to their blogs
6. Tell the nominees about their award

OK, so #1 and #2 have been taken care of… now then, #3 – seven things about myself that I haven’t told you before.



You might want to go watch a movie or something while I go figure this out…

*breaks to make tea for the kids and ponder things I haven’t already told the Interwebs about myself*

*wonders whether things I’ve said on my old blog count as things never said here, as they’ve never been said*




1. I got singing lessons when I was younger. I was actually pretty good. Till I went to uni, started smoking and stopped practicing. Now you wouldn’t want me to sing, although I do it anyway!

2. There were times when Max was wee and I was in the midst of horrid post natal depression that I wish he’d never been born cause things would be so much better/easier without him. *slaps self for even thinking it*

3. I have a problem with saving money. I can’t do it. If there’s money in my account that isn’t earmarked for bills I can’t seem to stop myself from spending it. Usually on stupid shit. I am trying to work on this one though.

4. When I was at uni I was a bit of a slut. *cough* Hey, it was fun, and I was safe… don’t worry! ;)

5. The boys are going to their dad’s at the end of the month for a whole week. That will be the first time I’ve been that long without my kids since I got preggo with Zack (OMGOMGOMG YAAAAAY!).

6. I once wrote on my exam desk that my maths teacher couldn’t teach, and then outright denied it when they asked, knowing damn well that it was me cause the seats were marked for each student.

7. Yay, last one! Erm… I am stupidly gullible. You know how it’s not in the dictionary? Yeah… I actually checked. Lots of jokes go way over my head, so really – I need some explanations sometimes. Shit, I probably shouldn’t have admitted that one eh?

Phew, ok that wasn’t quite as hard as I thought once I got started!

#4 – Nominate seven other bloggers, and #5 – link to their blogs.

Yay! The fun bit!

1. Veronica from Veronica Foale. She’s a wonderful writer and photographer. I wish I could be like her! (Although I think I’d rather live in Scotland than with all the creepy crawlies that are in Tassie!).

2. Kim from Frog Ponds Rock. This woman is an amazingly creative person – just have a look at her ceramics and photography! (She’s also Veronica’s mum and I like to think of her as my honorary crazy awesome auntie) ;)

3. Rachael from Antithete. She is an amazing web designer – I wish I had the money to have her design my site for me! She is also the Queen of Positivity imo. :)

4. ck from Bad Mommy Moments. I love her writing – you feel like you’re right there with her! (also she has now got her own selfhosted blog, go lookie!)

5. Jenty from The Real Jenty. An amazing photographer… it’s been awesome seeing her business grow. Well done you!

6. Tiff from My Three Ring Circus. Absolutely beautiful photography and writing! I wish I was half as good as she is!

7. Kristin from Wanderlust, cause she’s always got something funny to say! :)

#6 – time to go let everyone know! Have a good week!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

MrsW March 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I’m still digesting you the private boarding school girl! I’ll save all my ooohs and aaaahs and what dids for the pub :)
.-= MrsW´s last blog ..http://clinicallyfedup.com/?p=2756“ rel=”nofollow”>Looking at the thistle with a drunk man =-.


SwindonMum March 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Are you maybe, just a little, tiny bit excited about number 5?
.-= SwindonMum´s last blog ..To work or not to work? =-.


Marylin March 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm

LOL! It really wasn’t as sordid as you’re making it out to be… in fact it wasn’t even remotely sordid. I saved that for uni! ;)


Marylin March 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Number 5? No… not in the slightest! *coughOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGcough* ;)


Veronica March 8, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Yay for the boys having a holiday with their dad and you getting one too!


Nat March 9, 2010 at 12:30 am

How exciting a week off! :-)

Congrats on your award ;-)
.-= Nat´s last blog ..I swear this blog hasn’t been abandoned. =-.


Marylin March 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

Yay indeed! :D


Marylin March 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

Thanks Nat, I’m uber excited! lol :)


ck March 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

Thanks, Marylin! (And #2…my first is now 5. Sometimes I feel like I still suffer from that.)
.-= ck´s last blog ..http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BadMommyMoments/~3/HG7cZCdTKpw/“ rel=”nofollow”>in the air and on the ground =-.


Marylin March 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Any time! I also still have ups and downs too. I think it comes with being a mother. All that responsibility that there’s no way to get out of. It can be tough to get your head around, even years later! xx


Krissa March 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Well congrats, Marylin!
What do you plan on doing while the boy’s are at Dad’s? Come on over and we’ll have some wine!
.-= Krissa´s last blog ..http://www.halfasstic.com/2010/03/who-doo-voo-doo-henrietta-doo/“ rel=”nofollow”>Who doo? Voo-doo. HENRIETTA DOO! =-.


Marylin March 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Aww thanks sweety! While they’re at their dads I fully intend to drink copious amounts on my birthday and not have to worry about having a hangover and dealing with kidlets the next morning! I also intend to go for a few walks along places I can’t take a buggy (fully equipped with my camera of course!).
If only we lived in the same town, I’d *totally* come over for some wine. OK, I don’t like wine, so vodka? Maybe one day eh…? ;)


Kristin March 10, 2010 at 5:28 am

Hey, thanks for the award sweetie! And yay for your week off. I’m getting a week away right now, even though most of it is for business, it’s still nice to sleep in a quiet hotel room (ahhhh…..) :-)
.-= Kristin´s last blog ..http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/ZZbW/~3/mMqVsGPG7-I/whoa-horsie-nice-horsie.html“ rel=”nofollow”>Whoa horsie, nice horsie =-.


Marylin March 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

You’re welcome! Yay for being able to sleep without interruptions! hehe ;) x


Barbara March 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

Drat, you and that Mrs W have picked all the good ones! Mind you, I haven’t even thought about what I can reveal about myself without shocking the in-laws who read my blog!
.-= Barbara´s last blog ..http://bsouth.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/the-gallery-one-million/“ rel=”nofollow”>The Gallery – One Million =-.


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