Wednesday, 12 March 2008

E for Excellent

Xtreme English has included me in her list of blogs that deserve the Big E for Excellent. Wow! I hope she doesn't regret it later.

I'm told that part of the responsibilities of a new awardee is to nominate 10 other blogs as Excellent, and each of them must then select 10 others.

This is a hard one... many more than 10 worthwhile bloggers out there, and they all deserve a read.

OK... let's get cracking...

Lettuce lives in South London. Her blog is full of unusual pictures and she writes with a quirky turn of phrase. She notices what others miss. Her idea of a good day out is to visit Art Galleries. And Museums. And she is inspired with what she finds there. I look forward to her posts.

The Ginger Darlings live on the coast of wild Wales. "Three cats of perfect gingerness, elegant, feline, sharp clawed and fine." Eloquent descriptions of their adventures, roaming the hills with their artist companion. I adore ginger cats.

Combe Martin Life is all about the goings-on in the village in England where I grew up. Martin is a bit of a nutter, but he takes fab piccies. Sorry, Martin, but you know it's true!

Pea Soup hails from Melbourne, Australia. She loves fabric and yarn and Australia and her family. But not necessarily in that order. She can teach you to dye wool with food colouring and knows how to knit fruit. Yes, that's what I said... knit fruit. No kidding.

Peter is a newly retired Swede living in Paris. I think he knows more about the history and geography of the streets and boulevards of Paris than anyone. If you are planning a trip to Paris, read his blog first! Peter already has a Big E for Excellent Award, but he definitely deserves another... you just can't have too many! Merci, Peter.

Ming the Merciless knows New York City like the back of his hand... right, Ming? He'll take you to the most interesting shops, ride with you on the subway, cross the Brooklyn Bridge, walk with you in the park, and you'll meet all the neighbourhood dogs. And Ming doesn't cook, so he knows all the best places to eat and drink.

Willow Grace aka Mad blogs in the San Francisco Bay area. She's the creative sort... photography, scrapbooking, stamping, all kinds of arts and crafts. And she sounds like she's lots of fun.

Wiggers World is the brainchild of Tom Wigley, aka Old Wom Tigley. Tom's someone who appreciates Nature and has a innate sense of belonging to the world around him. He and his sidekick friend Peter Parrott roam the countryside around Hyde, Cheshire, and come up with some stunning wildlife photos and stories about the countryside.

that's 9.... one more to go.

Pete at Midway is a young man on Midway Atoll in the Pacific on a 6 month temporary job with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, trying to rid the island of a wild sunflower plant called verbesina. He also counts birds, swims, plays volleyball and takes great seabird pics. Sounds like he's having a blast.

21 comments:

m.e. said...

wow! what a delightful list!! i can't wait to visit these blogs. thanks, ex-shammy....i must say...you did an EXCELLENT job picking your ten! have fun babysitting tmw....

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you... on behalf of Peter and myself. I can't wait now to show Peter, this will be is first award.
Thank you so much. :O)

Peter said...

I'm happy for you and sincere thanks for the honor to put me on the list!

I know a few of the ten, but will now make the tour of the others!

tut-tut said...

Nice list!

Craver Vii said...

Way to go there, Shammy Grammy! I totally agree that you deserve this award! Good choices too, because Martin... he 's really... er, special. Alright, he's flat-out twisted and insane. There, I said it! O'l Wom Tigley is a new discovery for me, and I really like going there, too. I'll have to check out these others.

Martin Stickland said...

Gosh! Thanks old chapess!

The big E hey! Me a nutter?

WHAT! I have just read Craver's comment, thanks mate! tee hee... I am normal I tell ye all, it is you lot that are insane!

Catherine said...

Congrat's on the award! And congrats to the ten bloggers you awarded it to!! :D

Pete Leary said...

Good job! And thank you very much for putting me on your list. It's such a small world nowadays, isn't it?

photowannabe said...

Congratulations on your award and giving links to the other ones. It was fun looking at them.
Can't believe your new grandson is almost a month old. Time flies too fast...

TorAa said...

Blogging is fantastic. Right? Suddenly you have friends all over this (small) planet.
I do remember when young, having Pen Pals in England. What a challenge and distance in the early '60-ies. I even had to write in a language different from my mothers tongue.

dabrah said...

Congratulations on getting the award. I'm off to visit those of the ten that I haven't visited before.

lettuce said...

hey thanks shammie!

the string bag looks v. good.

:o)

Sandy said...

Kudos - a well deserved award! I've tagged you to a six word memoir - details on my blog.

Peggy said...

I hope you had fun getting your hands on little Callum. I love a fresh baby!

Ginnie said...

That's fun, Ex-S, and you did a great job of doing the tribute(s). :)

di.di said...

wah.. congrats on the award.. you totally deserve every award you get....

Suse said...

Thanks, I'm flattered and honoured!

Gulp, now I have to nominate ten?

lv2scpbk said...

That's a good list.

Fizzy said...

Now I read this post the other day and then got sidetracked looking at the blogs you recommended and in doing so forgot to leave a comment! I am so sorry.
Have a good weekend

madretz said...

You rocked my day!! I should say DayS. When you left me a comment about this, and today when I caught up and read this post. Thanks so moocho moocho much-o! :D You would so totally be on my Excellent list, too.

Ming the Merciless said...

Thank you so much for the E for Excellence award! It is such an honor.

And I apologize for taking so long to stop by to thank you.