Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Here I am, just back home, with a cup of coffee (made by wonderful son) logging on to catch up with emails and blogging friends, and I find out that Morning Glory has named me as one of her "Thinking blogger" friends! Wow. This apparently means that I write in a way that causes other people to think. Well, I am not so sure about that. However, I am really honoured that she thinks so! I now get to nominate 5 blogging friends, to pass the award forward, and so without any more ado, here are my choices. What you write matters to me. I am so thankful you are out there.

It is absolutely a given that Morning Glory from Seeds from my Garden is on my list. It doesn't matter how many times you get the award. She has been a real delight to get to know. We live on different continents, but I think we would be great friends even if we lived across the street from each other. I learn from her all the time. We have so much in common, and are of a similar age, and she was the very first blogging friend I found who came from my generation. If you haven't heard about her "Woman to Woman" days, go and check her blog out straight away. Oh yes...... she certainly makes me think!

Then next is Owlhaven . Mary is younger than me, but her blog is one that raises challenging and thought provoking issues, alongside the story of her life as a Mum to many. I have learnt more about adoption from her than anyone else, and she has a wonderful talent for communicating through her writing. I love the fact that generation gaps don't exist right here in the blogging world. Mary has to be on my list... hers was the very first blog I posted a comment on, and that was the start of a great adventure for me. It took some courage, let me tell you... it was her marathon comment night.

Heidi from Butterfly Mama is a young blogging friend, whose happiness just radiates from her blog. She is expecting a baby at the moment, and I just love reading about her adventures with her young son. It makes me think back to the times when my children were little, and to the things I felt and did as a young Mum way back then. She manages to trigger such happy memories for me.

Linda, at Middle Years is a new(ish) blogging friend, and oh my word, does she make you think! Her post about never being too old was wonderful. She shares her life experiences with us so eloquently, and there is a great gentleness about her writing too, which I love. Definitely on the "thinker" list.

And then there is Boomama ....... well, what can I say about a young woman who has the power to make me cry with laughter and splutter coffee all over the place, and at the same time, demonstrate a loving and giving heart which makes good things happen for people. She is unique and amidst all the fun, she is a catalyst. She challenges us all. She makes things happen, and makes me think. So yes, Boomama gets my thinking blogger award too.

Now don't forget to pass on the awards to five blogging friends too! Let me know who they are, so I can visit too.

I have to say that I have so many wonderful blogging friends out there, and each and every one of you makes me think. You all challenge me and in different ways, inspire me. You are all special. And when I have felt most alone, I know you are out there somewhere in the big wide world, and I can reach out and be a part of it all by just typing a few words. How incredible is that.

Today, I went straight from school to a 90th birthday party. It meant driving an hour and a half to Henley-in-Arden, where our friend lives. Isobel used to live next door to us in Cape Town when I was growing up, and we have all remained friends over the years. 46 years, I think. Good grief. Her daughter and I were at school together, and she is one of those special friends. It was absolutely great to spend some time with her and her family, to help to celebrate her 90 years, and she is amazing. Just amazing. Arriving at 5.20pm for a party which had been going all day will give you an idea of her stamina! And the chocolate eclairs and dainty sandwiches were great too!


Susie said...

Congratulations on your award! MG was on my list too :)
Off to check out some of your nominees that I haven't met!

Linda said...

Congratulations Linds!! You absolutely deserve this award. Thank you so much for nominating me and for your kind comments. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed getting to know you. You inspire me.
I am off to choir practice - so I will have to nominate my five tomorrow. It will give me a bit of time to think. I don't know how I can narrow it down to five!!
Thanks so much Linds.

Owlhaven said...

Thanks!!!! How very nice of you!!


someone else said...

Thank you, dear friend. The admiration is mutual.

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by Kevin's safari pictures yesterday - I didn't realize until I read your post from yesterday that you grew up in SA. How neat that Kruger was down the road from you! We definitely take the mountains for granted and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Julie Andrews' lyrics gave me quite a chuckle this morning. Thanks!

I hope I can work in the reading of your whole story one of these days. Oh, for retirement!

Butterfly Mama said...

Oh, how very sweet of you - thanks! I too think it's wonderful how the generation gap is nonexistent here and I love the insights from your writing - I'm really touched that you like mine!!!

I'm also glad that you left a comment on Mary's marathon night since that's how I found your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tammy said...

First of all, I just replied to your Julie Andrews post...:)
And congratulations on being nominated! And you made such good picks!
I was honored to be nominated by Susie and need to post on this in a day or two...
How wonderful about going to the 90th birthday party! My own mom just turned 80...hope she is vital and happy in ten years!

boomama said...

Thank you so much! You have encouraged me with your sweet words.