Thursday, 5 February 2009

auntiegwen loves you



I know I'm crap at awards, people are incredibly kind at giving me them and I never reciprocate. That's bad, I'm usually better at giving than receiving.

So here it is, chock full of love from your auntie, this award is for anyone who pops in to visit their auntie, has been kind enough to comment and for the lovelies listed who have adorned their auntie with bling, in no particular order
Lisa, Tom Foolery, Mean Mom, Mom or Mum wars, Mobs, A Confused Take That Fan, DJ Kirby, Working Mum, That Girl and if I've left anyone out, I apologize and I know some of you are multiple givers.

If you don't have an award, please let mine be the first. I absolutely love being part of the community of bloggers, I now know people from all over the world and have insights into all kinds of things that would have passed me by. There have been striking similarities in lives lived an ocean apart and I love hearing how others are getting through theirs. I have made friends who can pick up nuances from what I write and will take time out of their life to email and offer support, so take a bow Lisa, Shirley, Sue, Penelope, you have dried some virtual tears and send lots of cyber hugs.

I always think I have an overwhelmingly female readership and I always applaud the power of female friendship but in the last wee while I have had some men who pop in from time to time, I also have some male bloggers I speak to off blog, I know, I can't believe it either, they're rubbish at discussing lip gloss though. So I want you to know I appreciate you visiting such a pink blog.

So again, I thank you for putting up with me bumping my gums about my weans, my complete inability to be a grown up and how if I were in charge of the world it would be a much better place.

Most of all thank you for giving me a voice.

22 comments:

The Dotterel said...

Awww, we love you too AG!

lisaq said...

Awww sweetie. Life would be much emptier without you in it.

that girl? said...

Generous Auntie G.... thank you for sharing your heart with us! And please post up a photo of the new hair do! Us girls always start with the hair and end with new shoes! x

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Beautiful, Auntie Gwennie - You are one of life's Blogging Starlets you know that - And I'm a sucker for anyone else with a pink blog! (Although I don't know much about lipgloss!) x

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Aaawww Auntie G. You are such a sweetie. Is always nice to know you are loved. Much love back xxx

Shirley said...

Very kind of you, AG! It's very -- I don't know, "heart-warming" maybe -- to realize that no matter where we live, we have the same struggles and joys. I value our friendship.

Been meaning to say: I don't know if your stat counter can tell, but you're famous in my family. At least three of my four daughters read you. Pretty sure that makes you special! :)

Penelope said...

How absolutely lovely of you! I'm honoured and thank you :o)
Now..about that wine. Get a grip woman...I'm getting older here! ;o)

Laura said...

I do love my regular AG updates!!! Keep em comin' :o)

auntiegwen said...

Tim - all this blogging is such a big love fest isn't it, we are all so nice to one another, wouldn't it be great if all life was like this ?

Lisa - thank you, 2 years of moaning about men ! jeez will we still be doing it next year ?

That girl - ooh shoes, now I'm feeling more like myself, have my eye on a black Robert Atwood patent leather cross strap high pump ! I have lost our digital camera, it's in the house somewhere and also lost is the phone connecting cable thingummy ! see, failed grown up ! x

Awoni - I will share my almost encyclopaedic (sad, I know, I'm not proud, I'm only saying) knowledge of lipgloss with you any time x

ACTTF - thank you muchly, hope you're feeling more like yourself again too xxx

Shirley - I too am extremely grateful to have met you, I apologize if my fecklessness rubs off on your weans ! xx

Penelope - I get a day off Mummying most Saturdays, let me know when, ooh I'm overly excited now xxx

auntiegwen said...

Lolly - sorry pet, you popped up in the middle of my reply, thank you for listening to me blether xx

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I am chuffed, chuffed, chuffed to bits dear auntie. Thanks, what a lovely thing to do. It's easy to visit your blog, it truly is like visiting an old pal and having a cup of tea. Don't ever stop blogging. XX

auntiegwen said...

Mobs - as always thank you so much, you have the most fantastic skill of making me think, cry, laugh and miss home all in the one post. I love your turn of phrase and the humour that just shines out, and I hope we both keep blogging well into pensionerhood. xx

Nota Bene said...

Lip gloss? There's only so many shades of pink....

auntiegwen said...

NB - For the love of God, how many times ? It plum...

Working mum said...

Ooooo, thanks! It's nice to know someone loves me. I love your blog, it creases me up every time - blog on, AG!

auntiegwen said...

WM - thank you me dear, my life is funny, but only when you're not living it !! I don't mean that really, I wouldn't change the children, I'd lend them out for a while ? Any takers ? No ? sure ... xx

Mean Mom said...

How cute! Mean Mom loves you too, auntiegwen!

OK, that's enough of that. This is just destroying my mean reputation, you know.

Thanks so much for the award. You are such a warm person.

Guess what? I have a male visitor, now, too! His wife thinks I look like Greta Garbo. Dunno what makes her think that. Now, I shall be really annoyed if you ask me who Greta Garbo was. You've been warned. ;0)

auntiegwen said...

Mean Mom - we know you are not mean in the slightest and how exciting to be compared to Greta Garbo, very glamorous x

TOM FOOLERY said...

Merci. Apologises for not thanking you sooner. Got somewhat distracted, work, ironing,life etc etc. Thanks for blogging and bringing a wee smile into my life :) TFxx

scrappysue said...

i'll take that! hugs

Dusty Spider said...

I posted you're lovely award at my place now. Thank you so much, it made me feel all warm inside. xxx

auntiegwen said...

Tf - thank you for bringing poetry, humour, riddles and photography into mine xx

Sue - as one mother of teenage girls to another, I salute you !

Flick - you are more than welcome, my dearest, may your fascinator always fascinate !!! xxx