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A WeeGee award ceremony

I’m in a funny old mood today, so rather than inflicting it on you lot, I thought I’d take my mind off it by writing an awards post. I like blogging awards – I think they’re a nice little token of mutual respect, and I enjoy answering the questions (and reading the answers) that come with them.

The Daisy Award

* Thank the person who nominated you

I was nominated by Angel Fractured so…. thank you very much Angel Fractured. Angel fractured keeps not just one, but two lovely blogs and you should probably visit them both if you’re not already familiar.
* Tell your readers 7 unusual things about yourself

  1. I have never seen any of the films from the Star Wars or Alien franchises and I have now reached a point in my life when I never will because saying I’ve never seen them is surely far more interesting than sitting and watching them?
  2. I experience mental health problems which is only a little bit unusual since such problems affect one on four of us. (Probably more if you are reading my blog!) The thing is, some people still seem to think that a mental health problem marks you out as different and weird, which clearly, it doesn’t.
  3. I suffer from psoriasis which in itself is only a bit rarer than being mental. However, the kind of psoriasis I have is an awful lot rarer than being mental – so much so that a dermatologist is writing a whole paper about the behaviour of my strange skin as we speak….. Fame at last.
  4.  I speak with three distinct accents depending on who I’m talking to or on my mood:
    1. Plummy southern: It is allllriaght, isn’t it daarling?
    2. Midland: its awwwright, int’ it duck?
    3. Glaswegian: it’s awrit init pal?
  5. In my life I have never started reading a book and not finished it with only  two notable exceptions:
    1. The Mill on the Floss
    2. The Shipping News
  6. I can’t do jigsaw puzzles. My brain just won’t work that way.
  7. I can do an uncanny impression of Gollum from the Lord of the Rings films…. it gives grown men the heebie-jeebies.

* Nominate some worthy bloggers

I’d like to nominate two bloggers who are both, like me, quite new to this whole blogging thing. Both blogs are interesting, engaging and (I hope they won’t mind me saying because I mean it in a kind way) are about being mental amongst other things:

The Depressed Moose

Madness 42

And then I’d like to make a special Daisy award to Brandic at Nothinginmynoggin because I love her blog, because I want to and because I can:

“Dear Brandic, ‘Chin up chumley’ (ps that’s a very British saying), Love from WeeGee xx”

The Inspirational Blogger Award

The very inspirational and very lovely Roxy at AdverseUniverse put me forward for this one. If you don’t already follow Roxy – seriously, why not? She’s very lovely and very inspirational and she’s incredibly brave to boot. Thanks lovely (I promise not to swear in my acceptance speech)

The nice thing about the Inspirational Blogger Award is that there don’t seem to be any rules, so you can just make them up as you go along. I’m good at winging it so this one is right up my street 🙂

First up I’m going to nominate three inspirational blogs:

  1. The Quiet Borderline: The Quiet Borderline is amazing. It doesn’t seem to matter how difficult things get for her, she manages to write beautiful and insightful posts and she just seems to keep keeping on in the face of adversity. She truly is an inspiration.
  2. Magically Mad: Magically Mad is also amazing. She says the kindest things which help you through your bleakest of moments, even though things are pretty bleak for her. She’s one of life’s all round good eggs.
  3. Hello Sailor: It must get boring for Sailor getting nominated for so many awards, but I don’t think she realises just how special she is, so I’m chucking this one at her too in the hope she will eventually realise it. Her blog is absolutely beautiful and she is a huge source of inspiration for me, and I imagine, countless others.

In celebration of this award, I thought I’d post a couple of photos of my cat (the best cat in the world). Well you know?  There are no rules and I am a mad cat lady when it comes down to it.

The best cat in the world (ps. sorry they’re all different sizes and rubbish quality, I’m not much of a photographer and they were all taken with differnt phones):


20 thoughts on “A WeeGee award ceremony

  1. Your cat is so awesome! I LOVE cats.

    I have psoriasis, and it drives me mad. I get it on my head and in my ears a lot! However, I don’t think it’s the rare kind, so kudos for yours being rare. This might sound weird, but I’ve always wanted to be a subject of a science paper. I guess this makes me even more mental than I give myself credit for. Haha. Congrats on your fame, albeit flaky *groans at own joke*.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I love your blog, you always make me smile at something in your posts, and I think that is definitely award worthy. Even if it’s just for the ***’s 🙂 x

    1. I laughed out loud at your joke….

      Psoriasis is awful, isn’t it? I’ve had it all my life but it never behaves the way doctors think it’s going to and there are lots of strange auto-imune disorders on both sides of my family which is why I’m interesting to the medical people….

      Much £$%&?!* love xxx

      1. I have psoriasis too… on my face of all places… can’t shift it and docs prescribe steroids after steroids… the latest steroid has a side effect of turning your skin yellow. There’s a chance I’ll become the perfect shade for simpsons :p x

  2. Thanks so much for the award WeeGee! In the spirit of The Depressed Moose, I would like to thank my parents for giving me all the problems I have and without whom I probably wouldn’t be blogging, to my fat and attention-seeking cat Marshmallow for being a constant pain in the ass ( said in the most loving way possible), and for my dear partner, without whom I don’t know where I’d be today. Lol ok that was fun. 🙂

    I have a rare skin condition too. It’s called ‘morphea.’ Fortunately it doesn’t affect my daily functioning or cause me pain, with the one exception being my back/hip, where the morphea caused muscle atrophy, and I may have chronic pain for the rest of my life as a result. Good times! Oh perhaps I should have saved this info for one of my seven things; oops!

    (Your cat is darling!)

  3. You are both special and *special* special and both are very good things…. I told Gryff you thought he was handsome, but he seemed a bit non-plussed. He’s not really a ladies man 🙂

  4. :O I still get shocked. Maybe one day I will believe I’m special and not *special* special 😉
    Your cat is very handsome
    Thanks for the nomination! 😀 xox

  5. OH MY…my first award! I’d like to thank my mum and dad for not being there for me, my wife for being everything i have ever wanted and more!
    And weegee who found my blog on day 2 and has supported me in her own little way

    ps what do i do now? LOL

    1. Well. You are free to ignore the nomination, but if you want the award – post the logo, thank the blogger who nominated you (that’s me!), share seven unusual things about you and then nominate some worthy bloggers 😀

  6. You know what, I’ve got the same table as you. Do you find it unsettling when you find twins of your things in someone else’s possession? Maddy in ‘Jonathan Creek’ had a bedspread used as a tablecloth which was the same as the ones I had turned into bedroom curtains. And a seaman in ‘Master and Commander’ had a blanket in his hammock which was the same as one of mine.
    PS fun cat photos.

    1. I’ve no longer got that table, but to replace it I bought a smaller version of the same thing! Am I to understand you are a Jonathan Creek fan? I love it me!

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