Thursday, 13 December 2012

Award Time (part 1)


40blogSpot is on fire! I have received two awards in the space of a few days. I normally don't pass them on (I might be a bit asocial, probably something to do with my old age...) but have decided to make an exception because both are two very good blogging friends of mine.
Let's start with the inspiring blog award (more to come in my next post). This award was passed on to me by the talented Hajra.


This award comes with a challenge. I have to give you seven words, expressions or sentences that I like, as well as revealing seven little-known facts about me. Finally I will nominate 7 bloggers for the inspiring award and it will be their turn to pass it on...

1.    Every cloud has its silver lining: don't ask me why, I love this expression
2.    Happy as a clam. I didn't know that clams were that happy but, hey, you have got to learn at all ages...
3.    Weird. A funny word, don't you think?
4.    Spooky. That's how the green and red lights in the lifts were. I used to work there. Really spooky.
5.    Bliss: it says it all, doesn't it!
6.    To mollycoddle : this means to treat someone too leniently. I love it. I happen to know a former head teacher whose first name was Molly. Molly wasn't mollycoddling her students! I wonder where this word is coming from.
7.    Shenanigan : apparently, this means a prank or a mischief. That said, I have heard it in much broader senses!

Right. Now, I need to share 7 little known words about me. Where do I start?
1.    I might be French but I don't eat snails, horse meat or frogs
2.    I once was dumped by a boyfriend because I wasn't cynical enough. No, that's not a joke.
3.    I am a serial weeper. If I watch something vaguely sad, that's it, I cry. And I will find any silly excuse to deny it vigorously. It is a dust in my eye, you see.
4.    I hate it when someone I have just met asks me 'where are you coming from?'. I am from London, mate. Don't let my French accent fool you.
5.    You might have picked it up from my blog: I am a huge fan of coffee. Cappucino especially!
6.     I do not have green fingers. Quite the opposite. All the plants I had to care for died. I don't know what is wrong with me?
7.    I couldn't survive without chocolate.

So, my time to pass the fun now:
- check out Stuart new blog here. This guy wears his heat on his sleeve!
- everytime I read Margot's blog I feel hungry...you can read her here
- Holly is a seasoned blogger who had won many award. I would love to have her confidence. You can read her here
- If you are after a good laugh, Stacey's blo is perfect for you...Check her out here
- I love Samantha's writing. She has this amazing talent of always finding the right words. You can read her here.
- If you are after some words of wisdom, you need to check out Thom blog. Click here to have a peek!
- And, last but not least, don't forget to check out Lucy's blog here.
Now it is you time to pass the fun!


19 comments:

  1. What a lovely selection of words. Some of my favourites there too.

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  2. Congrats, Muriel, you are inspiring, especially with the lovely descriptions you used for your nominees, so French I am tempted to say! But no sensible French would ever use the word mollycoddle or shenanigans. Goes down like a glass of fine white wine (you get to pick the country of origin)!

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  3. Congratulations to a fellow awardee!
    My response to Hajra's recommendation (or is that blightful spite?) will arrive next week.

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  4. You are so sweet! But I think you need to pass this along to someone else, in my place, since Hajra tapped me first! I can't tell you how honored I am to get the award twice in a month, but I do think it only fair to give someone else a chance. :)

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  5. Hmm. You got me curious about "mollycoddle." For once, a word's origins came as a surprise to me: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=mollycoddle Who knew?

    Quite honestly, didn't have the first clue about "shenanigans," either - I'd lean towards the last explanation, but only because I always imagine it said in an Irish accent, usually by a stern older woman or a policeman, as in, "We'll be havin' none of your shenanigans, now!"

    I'm not French, but I'll happily take the escargot, jambes de grenouille, and caviar off your hands. ;) Might have to arm-wrestle you for the coffee. But not the Coffeemate. Mate.

    Don't feel too bad - I kill SILK plants. Seriously. All it takes is a vacuum and a little determination.

    Who could survive without CHOCOLATE? Well... I could survive; it's more of a "quality of life" issue.

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  6. I like your humor.

    That boy needs to go to a shrink - who dumps people for not being cynical. Some people just need a reason. I love the word / phrase collection!

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  7. Haha! I can completely relate to crying about everything sad and an inability to garden. =P Thanks soo much for including me in your list, friend!! =) Hugs!

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  8. Thanks Muriel...much appreciated, especially as I've not been as active on my blog recently. Maybe this is the kick I need! One last thing...if you hadn't told me you were a coffee addict i this post, I'd have never guessed! lol

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  9. You both are inspiring!

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  10. It is this time of the year, isn't it? I don't believe that anyone is doing much...

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  11. Hugs back, Samantha! I wish I could write like you do! Thank you, Samantha!

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  12. Thank you Hajra! Between you and me, I am glad I was dumped. I think that I should thank him. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

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  13. Thanks for finding out where it is all coming from...Who would have thought? I am glad that I am not the only one to kill all sorts of plants. I can't help thinking that I am worse than you. I once killed a plant offered by a then-boyfriend. I had to buy the same one. I killed it again.
    As for chocolate, I think that I am addicted!

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  14. You deserve it, Holly. You are a great blogger!

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  15. Thank you, Barbara! I have received another award, so it will soon be your turn to pass it on!

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  16. Thank you! I keep learning. The English language is full of surprises sometimes, don't you think?

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  17. And I forgot: thank you for passing the award on!

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  18. Happy New Year and only the best for you! I have passed the other award on, I hope you are happy with my choice of nominees (slightly twisting the rules!)!

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