Awards and Other Lazy Sunday Afternoon Doings

Ah I love it when my husband returns from a trip away (in this case three weeks in the UK and Canada), not only do both Isobel and I get presents (in my case I got what I wanted – a large quantity of maple syrup and a cople of huge tobberlone) but I also get the added bonus of Isobel only wanting to play with Daddy. It’s nice not to have to play endless rounds of hide-and-seek or get covered in Play-doh for a change. Jet Lag? What’s that darling? :-D

Another advantage is that I get to write this post (which I’ve been trying to do for over a week now). I was delighted to recieve a nomination for a Versitile Blogger Award from fellow blogger Jen over at Baking Bohemian  – thank you so much Jen! It’s lovely to see that my blog has made an impression over the Tasman.

If (like me) you aren’t familiar with the Verstile Blogger Award it’s something that bloggers nominate each other for by way of recognition of a great blog. It also helps bloggers introduce their blog to a new audience via links on the nominating blog site and the VBA blog.

To get the VBA there are a few things you have to do…

  1. Thank and link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that you readers may not know.
  3. Select 15 other worthy blogs and give the VBA to them (and let them know!).

So 7 things you may not know about me…

  1. I love comic book movies – in fact anything that that huge explosions, silly action sequences, car chases and funny spandex outfits and I’m there with bells on. None of this worthy, subtitled, award-winning cinema stuff for me. I like movies where stuff blows up. Needless to say I looooooooved The Avengers - comic book movie nivarna.
  2. I’m also a sucker for the long weekend disaster themed made-for-tv mini series. Earthquakes, astroids, floods, volcanoes and deadly-disease outbreaks make for a memorable long weekend for me.
  3. My mother-in-law introduced me to my husband. She was a book rep, I was her customer and she ‘sold’ me on her son. Seems to have worked out well in the long run!
  4. I can’t stand coffee. I only drink tea (Twinnings English Breakfast preferably). Funny thou, when I was pregnant, I craved coffee from the second trimester onwards (first trimester was all about not eating).
  5. I don’t mow laws. Never have. Never will. Despite my husband nagging me about it… not gonna happen darling!
  6. I have size 11 feet and (just to make it worse) am fussy about shoes. No one ever wants to go shoe shopping with me. My poor daughter is not even 3 years old yet and already wears kiddy shoes in size 9. Poor girl is doomed.
  7. I hate getting my photo taken… still not sure why I signed up to Hottest Home Baker – must have been a moment of sugar deprived insanity.

The next part of the VBA is to nominate 15 other blogs that I love. So, in no particular order here is a mix of NZ and internationa blogs that I persuse on a regular basis. Let them know I sent you!

  1. Made from Scratch
  2. Heartbreak Pie
  3. Practice Bakes Perfect
  4. Alessandra Zecchini
  5. Call Me Cupcake
  6. Smash Cakes
  7. Kara’s Cakes
  8. Julie Le Clerc
  9. The Baking Diary
  10. Mrs Cake
  11. Sprinkle Bakes
  12. Sweetopia
  13. Sweetapolita
  14. My Darling Lemon Thyme
  15. Alice Band’s Blog: Life of a Naval Wife



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10 Responses to Awards and Other Lazy Sunday Afternoon Doings

  1. Lorraine Arndell says:

    Hey Alice, mother in law here….I had forgotten about Alice Band Naval Wife. Loved that blog so will be back there this afternoon to visit her again. Well done you with your blog so clever. Glad to hear little miss is pleased to have her Dad back and keep up the good work.

  2. Alessandra says:

    Thank you Alice, I am touched, and so nice to meet you (virtually, for now!), I will put your link in my Kiwi blogroll!


  3. Thanks Alice, always great to ‘meet’ another NZ food blogger xx

  4. Hayley says:

    (Hi Shane Welcome home!) I am looking forward to french toast with real maple syrup! As I know that you are fussy about french toast and mine always fails, this of course will be when I come to taste those biscuits too……..might be some time! Congrats on the award!

    • Alice says:

      Yeah thingk those biscuits are prob past their use by date by now :) French toast was lunch on sunday, the maple syrup is very good! xAlice

  5. Kara Brown says:

    Hi Alice I’m so happy to be nominated, expecally from you your a wonderful baker and cant wait for your book. Thanks Kara xx

  6. Hi Alice, shucks, I’m so honoured that you’d add me to your list of faves. Thanks so much :-) And looking forward to meeting you at the NZFBA conference. Cheers, Julie

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