Sunday, 25 September 2011

I had a dream... and some awards. Yay!

Over the last few weeks I’ve received three awards. Thank you, thank you. They’re from three lovely new blogger friends who I met through Rachael’s Platform Building Campaign. They’re well worth a visit.

Michele from A Wanderer in Paris

I love receiving awards but as ever I’m going to break the rules. I’m now supposed to tell you things that you don’t know about me but I’ve decided to turn it on its head. I want you to tell me something I don’t know about me. You see, I had a dream... really! The other night I dreamt that my diary was filled in for years into the future. Page after page of my scribbled handwriting told of events that hadn’t yet occurred, emotions that hadn’t yet been felt. I tried hard not to look at the words. I didn’t want to know but I couldn’t help myself. I started to turn the pages beyond today... and then I woke up. It was such a relief but I can’t get it out of my mind. The dream must have meant something only I can’t work out what. So, can you tell me something about me that I don’t know... please?

And now for the passing on of the awards and again I’ve broken the rules. I’ve created a brand new Friendly Blogger Award

It’s for those bloggers who chat to me, who take the time to comment on my blog. I love having visitors and thank you all for reading my blog but those who comment have gradually become friends. We know about each others’ lives, care about the bad and celebrate the good. I’d like to give all of you the award but I’m delighted to say that, at a rough count, I have are over 60 regular commenters... so how to decide?

I've had to select names randomly from the comments list of the last few posts. Many apologies to those who comment regularly and have not been recognised this time but I’m going to make another Friendly Blogger Award following my virtual Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning. It will take place here on my blog next weekend, 30th Sept to 2nd October, so come along, support a very worthwhile cause and have a fun time with all my competitions/virtual coffee and cake.

Finally my Friendly Blogger Award goes to:

Giggles and Guns at GigglesandGuns
Jemi at Just Jemi
Manzanita at Wanna Buy a Duck
Pauline at Scribbles
Talli at Talli Roland

Award rules: Send this award to about 10 people who regularly comment on your blog. A link back to my blog would be good... 

...and don't forget to keeeeeep commenting! [as they almost say on my favourite TV programme, Strictly Come Dancing, which is back next weekend!! Can’t wait!!]


  1. Hi Ros .. thank you so much - delighted to be a part of blogging life - it's great to be able to learn so much while enjoying ourselves as we post and comment. I'm not too good at Awards! I obviously don't dream enough?!? I'm looking forward to your MacMillan coffee morning next weekend ..

    Isn't it a brilliant weekend .. just lovely and hope you and Mr A are enjoying this Indian Summer together .. cheers Hilary

  2. Great post. Followed :)

  3. Thank you! You're right - it's amazing (to me anyway) how well I've come to know so many people since I've started blogging. It's nice to have friends from all over the world.

    As to what I know about you. I know you're going to have a fun vacation next summer with Mr. A. :)

  4. Oh my what a fascinating dream! Here's my take on it: You have a wonderful future, still many great things to look forward to, but you must be patient and not peek!

    Congrats on the awards, I love your Friendly Blogger Award. Like you, I so appreciate those who come back again and again to visit and comment on my blog. Or even those who stop by just occasionally! Blogger friends are highly valued!

  5. Thanks so much, my friend. I thought about you and yours during Selichot last night. That's a prolific dream. Clearly, as Karen says, you've got much more life to live with rich experiences awaiting.
    Blessings as you turn the page to 5772 this week.

  6. I have absolutely no idea what your dream means, all I know is that there is no way I wouldn't be able to peek :-)

  7. Thanks for the award.
    What I know... I know I read your blog and the comments while having coffee because it's like taking a break with friends.


  8. Rosalind, my beautiful Rosalind. I see some of your future. You and R. will be all gussied up and attending a gala function. You will be wearing a shimmering gossamer gown, carrying a little evening bag to match. And I love your shoes, although I'd have picked a little higher heel. :)
    I love your dream and your scheme.
    Oh thank you for including me in your list. It makes me feel like "one of the girls." Thank you.

  9. Thank you so much for the award, it feels incredibly personal, especially as you created it. I feel very honoured!

  10. I wonder what your dream meant. I think it's fascinating how many dreams we are supposed to have and how few we remember in the morning.

  11. Hi Hilary, you’re welcome. It is quite a unique life here in blogger land, isn’t it. It’s not been quite so warm here this weekend but I think the weather’s set to improve so we may take some time out for a few walks in the sun. Thanks.

    Hi Bones and welcome.

    Hi Jemi, you’re welcome. I love it that we all live in so many parts of the world and thanks for your prediction. A holiday would be good.

    Hi Karen, I didn’t peek, really I didn’t! And yes there are so many of you who have become friends.

    Hi Robyn, you’re welcome and blessings to you too.

    Hi Sarah, I wonder if, in that case, you wouldn’t have had the dream in quite that way. I think the very heart of the dream was my reluctance to peek… I think!

    Hi Mary, you’re welcome and I now have a clearer picture of you sitting coffee mug in hand.

    Hi Manzanita, thank you for such a lovely prediction and how did you know that I won’t wear anything other than flat shoes! Amazing.

    Hi Rebecca, you’re very welcome.

  12. Thanks for the mention and I will pop back next week for the coffee morning.

  13. Rosalind, I am honored that you have included me in such a special group! You have been extremely supportive as well as entertaining, and I do consider you a friend! I agree with Karen, Manzie and Robyn that your dream is a sign of many good things to come in the future! P.S. I also only wear flats, so we must stick together! Julie

  14. Thank you for the award, Rosalind! So sweet of you!

    Um, let's see. Something you don't know about yourself that I know? Maybe how kind and brave you are? I love how you took on the health care system when your mum was ill. And you were there for your husband when he was sick. I don't think you probably realize that you're a superwoman. You're an accomplished writer, a devoted mother ... I could go on and on. You are blessed, my friend, and you use your blessings to bless others. I'm just a big fan of yours. :)


  15. (Okay, I just reread the post and realized I didn't answer the question correctly. But I'm leaving the above comment because I think I can expand upon it and apply it to the dream. You are this wonderful, accomplished person and everything you have done and are doing is preparing you for an even brighter future! How's that? :))

    Amy (again)

  16. I've never "made" an award! Hmm something you don't know about yourself??? That's about you give a good image of Leicester to me, as opposed to others who really don't!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  17. Thank you so much for the fabby award, I am honoured. I love your Blog and I love talking to you. I feel we've become special friends. I'm away to Blog and make some awards. As for your dream, I wish that your diary is filled with happy and smiley events and the only tears spilled are those of joy.... as always...fluffy hugs! xx

  18. Interesting dream! I'm intrigued.

    And thank you so much for the award! I love interacting with all the great people I've met. I would so love to have a big blog party and get everyone together... can you imagine how cool that would be? I'm looking forward to your coffee morning!

  19. Hi Rosalind, thank you so much for this lovely award.( I've forgotten how to get it onto my blog so trying various ways.) Many thanks. It's lovely to sit with a mug of tea catching up with regular bloggers. It really is like the 'old days' when people used to 'pop' into each other's homes when they guessed that the kettle was on. XX

  20. I did it! (Uploaded your award) Gosh... you learn how to do something every day. You just forget it the by the next day. Thanks again.

  21. Something about you that you don't know? I suspect that you already know that you are a reliable sort of a person... but do you know how much your fellow bloggers rely on your inciteful, amusing blogs and comments and your generous interest in other people's lives?

  22. Hi Michele, looking forward to seeing you for coffee

    Hi Julie, you’re welcome. I’m so pleased to have been of support… and what a hoot that we’re both into flatties and will have to look up at all the others in their stilettoes when we all go off dancing!

    Hi Amy, You’re very kind and a brighter future sounds lovely to me. Thanks.

    Hi Duncan, making the award was the easy bit. Trying to work out who to give it to was the difficult bit. I have made so many friends, like yourself on this blog, but like I said, there’ll be another lot given out after the coffee morning next weekend.

    Hi Pauline, you’re welcome and thanks, as ever, for the fluffy hugs.

    Thanks Lemons.

    Hi Talli, having a big blog party would be amazing. Do let me know if/when. I’ll have a coffee ready for you this weekend.

    Hi Christine, You’re welcome and I’m glad you managed to upload the award. It’s a long time since I had non-virtual neighbours living next door who I could pop in at any time for a cup of tea so, yes, you’re right. We’re like virtual neighbours and we’re sitting having a mug of tea together. Excellent!

  23. That is such a fascinating dream, I wish mine could be like that. Or even worth remembering. I only recall ones I had in childhood, as weird as that is. Thought I can't take a stab as to what was in the diary, I don't feel I know you well enough. I can imagine though that one entry was about this fabulous party hosted on the Internet...

  24. Congratultions on the awards received and congrats to all you awarded!

    Such a fscinating dream.

    Have a nice day!

  25. Ooh you're like me. I'm curious, but if offered, I probably won't want to see my future. There's something to be said for not knowing what happens. :-)

  26. Very interesting dream - I'd like to see the good parts and wake up when the bad rolls around!

  27. thanks for the award Rosalind... you are lovely!