Brave Heart Award


I was so touched when Alicia from LiveLoveLaugh nominated me for this award and even more so when she explained why she chose Unload and Unwind for the nomination.  Writing for me is such a joy whether it be political, humerous [or both as goddess knows politics often opens the way for much humour], self…

The Butterfly-Light Award


This award comes to me from Irene Waters, a wonderful writer and a lady of great wit and perception.  As such I am truly honored to have been nominated and to accept this award from her.  This award originates from Belinda a long-time blogger who developed the concept as a way of acknowledging those who…

Blog Hop Writers Award Showcase


  I was really flattered when Irene asked me to participate in the Blog Hop as it is an award designed to showcase blogs devoted to writing, be it journal style, political, fiction, short stories or human interest along with the many other variations that those who enjoy the written word delve into from time…

The Howler Award – Joining the Pack


Wow this is a real honor to nominated for this award. I’d like to thank  pranita patra for thinking of me and giving me the chance to become part of the Wolf Pack.  Since starting this blog I have met so many amazing people who give of their ideas and opinions with a candor that is sorely…

Gratefully Accepting These Award Nominations


This award nomination is a great delight to receive as it comes from one of my favorite bloggers Lydia at A Idiot’s Guide To Parenting.  It is a hilarious blog written by someone who is in no way an idiot and is in fact my favorite funny mummy. Lydia has a sharp and entertaining sense…

One Lovely Blog & Dragon Award


The last few months since starting this venture have been so interesting.  Stretching into different areas with my writing, finding other bloggers whose work both entertains and informs as well as those who are just out-and-out hilarious. However one of the truly surprising and rewarding points during this time has been the recognition from others…

Blogging and the Helpful Husband


There are many wonderful things about blogging that I have discovered since I started this amazing ride but this weekend I discovered the best yet.  Now ‘perhaps’ I have been just a ‘little’ preoccupied with this new project and a few things around the house have been left to slide, just a bit (promise).  Now…