Pooh and Tigger and Star Signs and Thanks and Blog Friends and More…

Into The Sunset With Pooh and Piglet by E.H. Shepard
Into The Sunset With Pooh and Piglet by E.H. Shepard
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Back in April, when I wrote my Oscar speech, I mentioned that I had held off responding to a couple of blogging award nominations because I found it much, much easier to write or post about almost anything other than myself. Well, it appears it hasn’t got any easier with time and I am well overdue again. How rude of me! 

“Oh Tigger, where are your manners?”

“I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.” – A.A. Milne

So, as with Tigger and his guilty conscience, I apologise for my tardy response, and I now give you a wee post to say thank you to a few of the lovely people out in blog-land who have nominated This Sydney Life for a few more blog awards.

First, there is Life in Relation to Art with the One Lovely Blog Award. Next, Simple Cherishes with a double banger – the One Lovely Blog Award and The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Finally, my Polish blogging bud’, Layyla Over the Rooftops of the World with The Versatile Blogger Award. To you all, I say a very heart-felt ‘Thank you!’…

Type Written Thank You
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Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. – A.A. Milne

I don’t think I’m a terribly naïve person. Truly. And, I’m not a girl who follows her horoscopes, either. But, it has been mentioned, on more than one occasion that I may be a typical Libra. This is possibly a good thing given my birthday is in October! I did a quick google search and it turns out that, with one or two exceptions, that could be correct, too*… A Libra loves art, is a slight perfectionist, is charitable, can be bossy at times (LM nods head), enjoys a debate, dislikes ugliness (who doesn’t?), and apparently can’t take criticism.

Anyhoo, all of this is a long-winded introduction to me attempting to inarticulately express how much I’m getting out of this blogging gig, which in turn seems to tick a lot of those ‘Libra boxes’** So much more, in fact, than I ever could have imagined. And, that is almost entirely due to the connections blogging has provided me from around the globe. This includes the comments I receive about my wee shares and finds – mostly, but not always, from fellow bloggers who have stumbled across This Sydney Life; and also, the bloggers I meet through reading their blogs – some often, and others more intermittently.

I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen. – A.A. Milne

Without exception, my experience in ‘starter blog-land’ has been a welcoming, friendly and supportive adventure. It has surpassed all expectations. My wee band of subscribers is growing, so I must be doing something right. Best of all, I have a legitimate outlet for all those little design-oriented finds I want to share. How lucky am I? 

If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

One of the great things about the blog world is that you can find a blog about just about any subject you can imagine. And, because blogs, by their very nature, are not like committing to a novel, you can dip your toe in the water to see if you like the temperature before subscribing. And, they’re free. Yeah, Baby!

So, just for a bit of a gas, I thought I’d randomly choose some topics that interest me right now on this Sunday afternoon and google them to see if I could find blogs on these subjects. Here’s what I found:

New Zealand Design: Fancy – a yummy looking blog featuring awesome design stuff from New Zealand & around the world. But mainly NZ. I am now a fan.

Australian Design: ModaMuse – modern Australian and New Zealand designers, artisans and crafters. Oh, yes please

Shoes: All That Shoes – I’m a girl so it follows that i like shoes. Check out this tumblr site for some oh-so-sexy shoes… Don’t even get me started on the last pair I purchased – orange patent Kenzo heels, no less! 

Slow Food: Red-Tail Blog – Slow food in Australia that is good, clean and fair. I wish I’d found this one much earlier. GREAT blog!

Poodles: The Poodle & Dog Blog – a blog to celebrate the remarkable, the ordinary, and the very funny dogs that share our world. Enough said.

Sydney Eats: Grab Your Fork – Sydney eats, tasty travels and a feast of photos. Helen has been writing this award-winning blog for a while now. There’s a reason it is so popular…

I love the inter-web!

I think I’ll sign off now. I’ve rabbited on for long enough. But thanks again, to all of you, who pop in to This Sydney Life. I appreciate it. Every time.

TTFN. Ta Ta For Now! – A.A. Milne

* If you happen to be an expert on horoscopes, I haven’t done an in-depth study on my Ascendant sign or Moon sign. I readily acknowledge I am no professional in these matters.

** ‘Libra boxes’ – perhaps not the most appropriate term I could have chosen, hmmm?

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Comments (20)

What a lovely post:) I smiled all the way through!

Awww – what a lovely comment, LIRTA! 🙂

A lovely post Syders! Congratulations on your well deserved awards and what a neat way to find some new ones to follow 🙂

Cheers Marina – those thank you posts are the hardest ones to write, aren’t they?

Hi,
I totally agree with you about the blogosphere, so many wonderful posts on any subject at all, I have learned so much about so may parts of the world, and was not expecting such a wonderful community either, and as you pointed out, it is all free. 😀

Hey Mags – you are one of my most loyal commenters. Thanks! 🙂

Very clever, my friend. Congratulations on your awards, and now checking out your links, x

Cheers Yvette! I think you may enjoy the slow food Australia site… 🙂

I wanted to share your blog on twistedvines so I’m sharing the Readers Appreciation Award with you…but hey! lots more traffic and fun comments, to look forward to.

You had me hooked with that title, TSL! A great post and thanks for the links – I love how one blog or post can lead to another and another…lots of hidden treasures still to be found, I’m sure! 🙂

Me too, Sparks. AND, given the damn rain that keeps falling, a good way to while away some time, I reckon;… 🙂

Congratulations again! It is wondeful I can follow blogs like yours that discuss life and interesting encounters from different corners of the world.

Aww shucks, Simple Cherishes. Thanks! 🙂

So, wow. We both share a love of Pooh and Tigger. And we both have October birthdays. I love this blogging camaraderie!

I rather suspect we have more in common than that, WIM2S… There’s Jon Stewart, after all! 🙂

Congratulations on the awards! You always find the most fascinating things to share and I love that you’ve used quotes from Winnie the Pooh in this post, one of my favourite children’s book characters and the illustrations are delightful.

Hey 2BDs – thanks for the lovely comment! I never tire of A.A. Milne – he’s up there with Roald Dahl and Spike Milligan for me.

Congrats on your awards my fine friend!! This post is just too cute….loving the Pooh Bear and Piglet shot! Great blog suggestions too…I am checking out the Slow Food one!

The slow food one is pretty fab’, I think. Do you follow the Healthy Home Economist? Some interesting articles there, for you, I suspect…:-)

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