“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Friday, September 18, 2009

And the award goes to...

We have been hoarding wonderful awards like squirrels hide nuts before winter, but now it's time to reveal all...

The lovely Helen, A.K.A. The Machinist’s Wife, awarded me the "Honest Scrap" award, which really made me smile. You're supposed to list ten honest things about yourself, then pass it on to ten other deserving souls. Well, the reason it made me smile is, since we're being honest, I've already revealed quite a bit about myself on this blog and anyone who wants to get in deeper is going to have to, well, read the book!

I was honored to discover that the Transylvania-loving Rebecca of Living a Life of Writing me worthy of the Tao of the zombie chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Apparently, these amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. What can I say other than thank you!

The lovely Michelloui at Mid-Atlantic English , who is living my life in reverse—she's even married to an Essex boy like me—and whose blog we admire very much gave us this coveted award, which is given to writers with a “continually creative (“kreativ”) way of keeping their blogs interesting." Thank you very much—and ditto.

And, last but in no way least, our book-loving friend Carol at The Writer’s Porch gave us the "your blog is bloody brilliant" award, which is for bloggers who inspire, whether through laughter, grace or just darn good writing. This award, of course, was originated by the wonderful Melissa at Smitten by Britain, who is our first nominee for the Kreativ Award. (And wasn't I clever, picking the cupful of roses—now I have both!)

In fact, since some of these awards have been out and about, I think I will follow Melissa's lead and let our nominees pick their own award (though I do have some thoughts about this, let me know what you pick so I'll see if I was right!). So here we go. The award of choice goes to:

*Eternally Distracted
* Linens and Royals
*Mrs. Bee at Bee Content
*Jo at A Brit in Tennessee
* Brit Fancy
* Anglophile in LA
*and Her Grace, the Duchess of Tea, at Rose Tea Cottage
I believe that is eight, so I now add the lady bloggers in my life:
*Prodigal Wife at A Slide of Life
*Prodigal Daughter at Games Class
Congratulations, everyone, keep up the great work! And to those who nominated this blog for these wonderful honours, thank you very much—may you long continue to visit!
The Prodigals


Anonymous said...

Oh, you are a clever boy. I'm glad that both awards made their way to you. Was meant to be. And thanks for mine. I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to ask Denis if I could take the Honest Scrap award? Only because Michelle was kind enough to give me the Kreativ Blogger award last week. It also gives me good reason to write a quick and interesting post. Ta!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Congratulations on your awards, they are truly well deserved.
Your posts are not only heartwarming to me, but each time I visit, I feel I have taken a little trip "home."

Thank you so much The Prodigals !
I appreciate it greatly, and will display the Kreativ Award with pride ;)

Brit Fancy said...

Wow, thank you so much! I'm choosing the Zombie Chickens because zombie chickens are hilarious! I would like to second the notion that your posts are all very well-deserved. Congrats!

Duchess of Tea said...

Thank you Denis darling, I am honoured and speechless, and God is my witness that does not happen often, the speechless part that is. I will pick Your Blog is Bloody Brilliant Award and will display it on my blog with pride. Is this the one you thought I would pick? I am also guilty of hoarding my awards. I think it is about time to bring them out…I will do that this week. Thank you again.


LV said...

I don't know what to say. I am honored. I'm also somewhat stunned that someone outside of my immediate family reads my blog, so Thank You on both counts!

Michelloui said...

Congrats on all those awards (squirrelled away!) and to those who have received them! I shall now go check out the blogs I haven't seen before.

Anonymous said...

What fun!!
I must say while the "zombie chicken" award has the funniest picture, I really think that "Honest Scrap" best fits me(Is that what you thought I'd pick?) I had one of these on my old blog and found it a great way to let you all know about this crazy gal, so I will get a post up this week...thank you bunches :)

Maggie said...

Congrats to you very muchly! You deserve them all and many more!

Linens and Royals said...

Thank you so much for my award and I choose the Kreativ Blogger because it's pretty and I like the colours. I will display it with pride.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Well done, everyone! So pleased you all picked different awards, how fun! And thank you all for your kind comments. On a different note, look for a little giveaway soon...