Thank you, I’m chuffed.

Just a quick late night post to pass on my thank you to anyone who took the time to nominate me for this years Irish Blog Awards. I am thrilled to have my nomination accepted, even if I shamelessly pointed you in that direction.

Last year I managed to make the finals, but being new to blogging ignorance was bliss and I’d no idea what an achievement that was, whereas this year I would be more than happy to make the shortlist.

I have had a busy few days and hadn’t the time to go online to check my nomination, but when I did I discovered I’d been nominated in not one but two categories. I am in the ‘Best personal blog’ category, which was what I would have expected, however I also made it into another category, which was a bit of a surprise. In truth I’m convinced it’s a mistake or a typo.

Yesterday we were all sitting having dinner when I shared this news with my kids. I then asked them could they guess what the category was. Without hesitation four voices laughed and said, “Not beauty Mom”. Well as it turns out they were right it is not beauty, but not because I’m not gorgeous, but the strange category I’m nominated in is ‘health and well being’.

So I am sure you will all celebrate with me, as it must surely mean that at last the health benefits of drinking copious amounts of wine are being recognised!

But seriously Β thank you all again. I’m delighted to be nominated, but more so to see the numbers reading and enjoying my writing growing, and I even have a growing number of facebook ‘likes’ and followers which is a new thing for me. In the past eighteen months I’ve loved writing here, and getting to “know” so many of you online. Your encouragement and support have been invaluable over the past difficult time in my life.

So once again, thank you, thank you, thank you.

43 thoughts on “Thank you, I’m chuffed.

  1. oh, i am so doubly excited for you, tric. and of course, you should have been nominated for the beauty as well for you are truly a beautiful person.

        1. It’s a huge job you undertake, so I was feeling guilty! πŸ™‚ Looking forward now to reading and finding new blogs and bloggers.

  2. Congratulations! I smiled when I saw the word “chuffed”! It’s not a word we use in the US and I remember having to ask my daughter what it meant when I heard her then-beau, now-husband, who is from London, use it for the first time.

  3. Congratulations and well deserved! Can’t believe you’re only 18 months blogging. I’ve never made it to a finalist list and never will but am also chuffed that someone took the time to nominte me πŸ™‚ xx

    1. I was clueless last year and was in a state of shock when I got through. I think I peaked too early! I’d love to be shortlisted, but I suppose regardless I’ll not be changing what I do so it’s blogging as usual. It’s a great way of finding new blogs though whenever I get the chance to sit down and go through the nominations.

    2. How rude of me, I forgot to congratulate you on your own nomination and wish you good luck. My blog so all about me!! πŸ™‚

    1. It’s not about winning Aedin its about the taking part… Said every loser and no winner! πŸ™‚
      It’s a bit of crack really and it made such a difference last year.

  4. Found this after posting congrats on your ‘no post’ post, can I let you in on a little secret – I made the long list in the Arts and Culture category – fancy that linking me with Arts and Culture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Wow C.J. Arts and Culture! I’d say James Joyce and Beckett would be in that category if they were alive!
      Congratulations and the best of luck.

      1. Thanks Tric – I don’t feel like I’m ready to join the ‘Dead Poets Society’ yet. Can’t claim to know much about the Art of poetry – have a little knowledge about ‘agriCulture’ can talk bulls***e with the best of them.

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