Preemio Blogger Award

I am feeling very chuffed today! I had a lovely day out with Graham and my parents in Perth and then I got home and found out that Vanessa over at Mommy Gourmet has kindly presented me with a Preemio Blogger Award. Yay!

I hope you all pop over to Mommy Gourmet and say hi to Vanessa, who has some really tempting dishes on her blog. There is the Greek Yoghurt & Potato Salad, which sounds really delicious, the Cashew & Butterscotch Cookies, which I am desperately craving, the gorgeously simple Bluberry Crisp and Vanessa should get an award for the most amusing post title for her I Finally Have Great Buns post. I am not even going to tell you what that was all about :)

.... and now the catch! There has to be one doesn't there? Well as recipient of this award, I have to tell you 7 random things. You will just have to grin and bare it, if you want to know who I am passing the award on to!

1 I think I have fallen in love lust with the actor that plays Edward in the film Twilight. This is the picture I have as my screen saver just now. Shhh! Don't tell Graham!

2 I am eating greek yoghurt with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of berries for my breakfast, now that Spring it here. It is so, so good!

3 It really gets on my nerves when people gnaw their way through an apple. Just bite it already!

4 This year I have planted oregano, basil, apache chilli peppers, mint (boxed in, I know how it can get out of hand), rocket, rhubarb (probably too early, but it is a hardy beast I am told) and petunias.

5 Graham and I are having Pasta salad tonight. I made it yesterday and it is most yummy. Penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes and a little of the oil they are in, chunks of mozzarella, baby plum tomatoes, pesto, a splash of olive oil and black pepper. We are going to follow that with a few slices of juicy honeydew melon. My mouth is watering in anticipation!

6 Last Sunday Graham & I went hillwalking with our walking group. We walked scrambled up to the beautiful Loch Brandy.

I managed to half break the walking stick that Angie loaned me and by the time we had fixed it, everyone else was halfway up the hill. It nearly killed us trying to catch up with them, but the views were stunning once we got up there.

7 I just finished reading The Tree Shepherds Daughter by Gillian Summers.

It is the story of Keelie, a Californian girl who loves shopping, manicures and hanging out at the mall with her friends, that is until her mom dies and she is shipped of to live with her dad, who lives a hippy life working in a medieval festival. There are people with pointy ears, a cat in boots, the trees are trying to talk to her and everyone wears geeky medieval clothes (Keelie's description not mine, I quite like medieval clothes)!

It was a really good read, in fact I read it in a day. I hope I can get my hands on the next book in the trilogy soon.

Done, over, phew!

So now it is time to pass this award and meme along to some other peeps, who truly deserve an award for their lovely blogs.

1 Anne (Anne's Kitchen) - Anne's completed meme

2 Dana (Dana Treat)

3 Elyse (Elyse's Confectionery Creations)

4 Lysy (Munchkin Mail) - Lysy's completed meme

5 Pia (The World According to Pia)

6 Arundathi (My Food Blog)

7 Soma (eCurry) - Soma's completed meme


  1. I cant wait for New Moon to come out! Everyone seems to be falling in love with Rob Patterson haha
    I deffinately like the look of that book you read! Even the cover makes me want to read it :)

  2. How awesome that you're part of a walking group! Sounds like fun. I still haven't watched Twilight...

  3. Congratulations on the Preemio Blogger Award! It is a lovely blog!

  4. I am looking forward to the next film too Rose. I wonder how they will beef up Jacob for the role? You should give The Tree Shepherd's Daughter a try, especially since you are just back from a medieval faire.

    Hi Ashley, I always really look forward to the walks. The scenery is always stunning. As to the film, I actually preferred it to the first book, but book 2 really picks up the pace.

    Thank you Mangocheeks, that was very kind :)

  5. Ooooh, Edward Cullen *Swoooooon*

    I may have to stick Twilight on the Blu Ray player right now, HD Edward, bliss!!

    Katie xox

  6. Congratulations on the award. Your pasta salad looks delicious. I love the tangy taste of sun-dried tomatoes in pasta!

  7. Thank you for the wonderful award - and um... I just knew there was a catch! lol! Thanks again!

  8. Thank you Holler! You are a doll! And now I'm finally convinced I need to read (and see) Twilight.

  9. Thanks, Holler, so sweet of you!

    That hiking trip sounds both exhausting and wonderful, what a grand view...sigh. And send me some pasta salad, will you, it sounds lovely but I'm just not up to making one myself.

  10. Congrats on the award! I haven't seen Twilight but have heard about how gorgeous everyone is in it! And I'm jealous of your garden. :)

  11. Wow, you have a point there Katie, I need a blu ray player!

    Thanks Hopie :)

    He he! Got you Arundathi. I will be looking out for your meme :)

    There is a lot of swooning over Edward in the first book Dana, try the film first and then move on to book two.

    I would Pia, but we finished it last night, sorry!

    Hey Ricki, that is just my container garden on the patio. You wouldn't be jealous if you saw how much cutting back I need to do in the main garden.

  12. Congratulations on the award. You certainly deserve it!

  13. Aw, how sweet - thank you! Even before I got to your list I was chuckling though - I just saw Twilight and was also quietly swooning, and I'm enjoying just the same sort of breakfast as you at the moment - and now I want to go and make your salad as it sounds so yummy!

  14. Thank you Andrea!

    I think it is mass swooning Lysy :)

  15. Thanks Holler:-D I was tagged for a meme, i was tagged in Flickr.. & i kept bypassing it all this time.. but i will do it now ;-D.

    The love the sound of the pasta salad, & those pics of your trip makes me crave for a vacation. So beautiful.

  16. Hi Soma, I know they can get annoying, but at least there is something nice to go along with it :)

  17. yum - that breakfast sounds delish - and I bet your pasta salads will be even more satisfying when you have your own herbs to put in it (sounds like a yummy meal)

    And a well deserved award

  18. I love Greek yogurt and honey (with some fruit and a nuts...forget it!). Thanks for all the nice things you said! I can't wait to go check out other blogs!

    Oh and those pictures of your!

  19. Hi Johanna, it will be satisfying once everything is ready to pick and so much easier to have everything to hand.

    Thank you again for the award Vanessa :)

  20. (Oops, I think I just gave away the second book in your series...I'll double-check, but... sorry!)

  21. Congrats on the award Holler :) And I hope you've protected your blog from Graham by setting a password or something exclusively for him :P

  22. Never mind Tanita, I will order a copy at the library. Thanks anyway :)

    Good idea A&N, he he!

  23. So, so, sory for delay in coming over, I will have a think of my 7 random things and post shortly!



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