I am home once more the case is unpacked, washing done, emails read and a good nights sleep later it is time to tell the ‘true’ story…..
Do you really want to know what happened in the week? But I told you already>
1. Finally after 30 years in Northern Ireland I became an Orange woman!
2. I was given a red carpet welcome to Dublin.
3. I was dipped, stripped and went a step further than Cleopatra!
4. I had a Toyboy for dinner.
5. I shared a stage with Grandad.
6. I had Toyboys falling to their knees and shared a couch with Twenty Major!
7. I won an arrangement of beautiful flowers
8. My computer doubled in size.
Now if it is details you want….. well, you have behaved well in my absence and I heard not one raised voice!
The VODKA can wait for the moment and I will begin at the end.
You will notice a new Irish Blog Awards logo over on the left. Thanks for it are due to Robin from ByteSurgery, a worthy winner of the Best Technology Award. Robin’s mum Steph from The Biopsy Report also a finalist for Best Personal Blog, was a real kindred spirit and we had a ball on the big night. A mention is also due to Robin’s sister who sat patiently while I introduced Steph to all my Toyboys!
Elly my beautiful one and only daughter who almost stayed in her top on Saturday night, entered a competition sponsored by Eamonn from Flowers Made Easy with a post entitled ‘My Mum’. Whether you believe the rubbish she wrote about me is your choice, I did not recognise ‘little old me’ in there at all! She has three mothers you know, so maybe it was about one of them! 😉 I’m keeping the Flowers! 😀
The Flowers were beautiful and to prove it we have a picture taken by Elly with my camera. Since she is packing in readiness to move house it was difficult to find a space among the boxes to display them properly. She won the arrangement for blogging about her blogging mother so I thought on top of my computer hard drive would be ideal. Thank you George for the new thingy-whatsits you found time to add into it for me. The innards are now double the size they were before I went to Dublin. The only trouble now is, the ‘puter is working faster and I have no excuse for not doing things on it.
The Grand Reserve Brut, by Bubble Brothers and sponsored by Hosting 365 in the picture, was part of every Award Winners booty on the night, it is the only part of my prize that I have home with me. Every winner in each category received a Crystal Glass Award, the Bubbly and a DVD Player, the latter sponsored by moviestar.ie.
Since I was a joint winner with Grandad from Head Rambles for the Best Personal Blog sponsored by Microsoft and presented by Martha Rotter there was only one award and he has that, well he needed a paperweight for his bills! 😉 I have no TV (by choice) so I passed on the DVD Player to someone who did Trojan work on the day. That is why I am unable to show pictures. The recognition of my peers is more than enough for me. Trophies need cleaning and dusting and that might take me away from blogging, we wouldn’t want that now would we?
The photo with Martha is from Rymus the official photographer on the night and there are plenty more if you click on his name.
Now that is Nos 5, 7 & 8 covered, so the rest will have to wait until tomorrow.
And there was I thinking it was just the honour that you’d win. Well done to you 🙂
Thank you Conor, we all had a Ball, you picked the wrong weekend to come back to Dublin! The is always next year.
Welcome home, Grannymar
And thank you for all the kind mentions.
If ever I saw a picture of a proud Mum on Mother’s Day, that has to be it!
Have you drunk the bubbly yet? Hic!
Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the champagne. It doesn’t need cleaning or dusting, but I have to warn you it can take you away from the blogging. For a little while.
Thank you Steph and Julian.
I have the Bubbly still intact and will keep it that way until Elly & George come to visit. They deserve a share!
Hi Grannymar, I had heard great things about your site, but I read so many blogs already that I had never gotten a chance to check out your blog. I’m glad I did so after the blog awards as I’m hooked now. Hopefully I’ll get to meet you at next years awards!!
Beautiful flowers! And you look lovely too. Congrats again.
Welcome Maz, remember to comment plenty as that is what blogging is all about.
Judy I thought you might like to see the flowers. Thanks for the nice words.
I see Grandad sent the nice bloke instead of going himself!
Ian the guy I met was very shy. Real or not it was good to meet him.
Haha . . .talk about tenterhooks! I want to know about the Cleopatra thing! Very gracious of you to let Grandad keep the trophy! Glad you’re back all safe and sound!
Thanks Baino, the remainder of the story will unfold tomorrow!
Very nice grannymar, you deserve the recognition. You looked beautiful in the picture. Welcome back…
My best, Dorothy from grammology
remember to call gram
Thank you Dorothy, stay well and rest plenty.
As I said, Congratulations.
So, having an ex-pupil domiciled in Co Antrim, I have two excuses to travel to Ireland on top of geting to see the Giants Causeway before it is covered by a rising sea level;-).
Seems that everyone had a good time.
Magpie it was great fun. Co Antrim is a beautiful place for a holiday.
Belated congratulations sounds like a great was had by all! I am only now catching up on all the posts I missed while I myself was in Dublin ( Killiney)!
Thank you Chris, we had a great big party.
I enjoyed your online Postcards from Dublin.