Monday, 16 January 2012

Pass it on!


A bit of a kerfuffle here yesterday while we were catching up on blogs we follow. Dropping in on Costa Rica Calling we were touched and not a little surprised to find that Fly who writes it had awarded us the 'Liebster Blog'.

As the recipient of the award you then give it to five other blogs you'd like to highlight. The only restriction is that they should not have more than 200 followers...

Crikey!... When we started we thought we might gain five if we were lucky! We now have 34 followers [we think] and the idea that our blog would/could ever have 200 is slightly mind boggling.  Anyway, we are just pleased that people enjoy the mix of history and art history, as well as French daily life in our area. Katinka of course feels there should be more featuring her! For those of you who remember The Muppets she has distinct Miss Piggy characteristics!

Joining the blogsphere has been a relevation. We've met lovely people who have become friends -- both virtually and in the flesh, and look forward to hopefully meeting more.

It is a privilege to have a window into others' lives, interests and experiences. We are the richer for it!

So here are our five in no particular order:

Fire Byrd :for her superb photography as well as her thoughts

Poems from Cuby :the poetry provides a great frame for the local Cornish countryside and she has excellent taste in music

Days on the Claise :the writers are responsible for getting us into blogging in the first place and always have interesting posts about the Loire area; and good recipes [especially the mulled cider].

Another American in France : daily posts about life in the Cher/Loire valley area. Always great photos and often good foodie things too.

Wishing I were in France :posts from a linguist in Belgium who happens to adore France.

Frosty outside this morning; warm glow inside: Thanks Fly!

P.S. we've also noticed that we've passed 10,000 visits [9:15pm] :-)

19 comments:

the fly in the web said...

You're most welcome!
I was always quite surprised that more then a few friends would want to read my blog too!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Niall and Antoinette:
Congratulations on your award. It is so lovely when one feels appreciated by another blogger. Your award is well deserved. Enjoy!!

We have only heard of one of the blogs you mention here so we are looking forward to seeking out some new writers.

GaynorB said...

Congratulations!

I love how you are able to take your passion for medieval history, make it lively and interesting to read with fantastic illustrations, both photographic and through the 'Tres Riches Heures de Duc de Berry'.

Well done, and keep up the good work

GaynorB said...

P.S. I think I might have been your 10,000 visitor.
Bravo!

Perpetua said...

A very well-deserved award, Niall and Antoinette and I look forward to exploring your five choices. I too am constantly amazed that more than a handful of people seem to want to read what I write, and I am so grateful to have discovered so many life-enriching blogs such as yours.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Jane & Lance - Thank you. Hope you have fun 'discovering'.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Gaynor - thanks! But you do the same with science you know.

So you're the culprit ;-)!!

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Perpetua - Think it is a case of "snap" :-).

SP said...

Lovely photograph...I can feel the frost.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@SP - First proper frost of the winter really.

Susan said...

Thank you for the 'award'. You've got a good memory - I had to search the blog to see if we really had posted about mulled cider or whether you were mistaking us for someone else :-)Haven't got round to making any this year - must do something about it.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Susan - you're welcome :-).

Memory so far not impaired by mulling cider to your recipe ;-) It is excellent!

ladybird said...

I'm speechless! The only thing I can come up with is: "Oh-my-God!" (in a poor imitation of Janis in 'Friends'). I feel so honored. Thank you - Merci - Dankjewel - Mille Grazie - 'Spaciba'. You are too kind! Martine

ladybird said...

P.S. Forget to mention: You are giving me too much credit! I'm not a linguist :) Just someone who likes writing and sharing her 'hersenspinsels' with as many people as possible - hence a blog in English!

wcs said...

Thank you! I am truly honored! :)

Niall & Antoinette said...

@wcs - welcome; we really enjoy your blog.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@ Martine - van harte :-). Iemand die zo goed is in 3 talen is toch heus een taalknobbel.

Fire Byrd said...

Bulbs flashing, orchestra playing, boobs falling out of dress, gushing over everyone whoever helped me here, sobbing uncontrollably, overlong speech.... Thank you!

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Fire Byrd - ROFL :-)