Everyone is in a different time zone. I was writing this on Saturday, I will be finishing it on Sunday and some of you will be reading it on Monday when I publish it on Sunday! I just discovered that there is a state in America, I cannot remember which one, that has two different time zones in the Same State! In NZ we have one time zone in the whole country! This place is huge!
First the introductions. These first blogs are for you to pop in to and have a wee read. (Do not panic I am not awarding you anything because from what I can gather you have all the awards you can handle already.)
Katherine Martinelli is a food writer. Actually she is a published food writer and photographer. Although from New York she lives in Israel. This adds so much interest and diversity to her work. She work is always a pleasure to read and her food is certainly a pleasure to eat.
The Tattered Thread He has three blogs that you can access on his site. This is the writing one. His photography is startling and indicative of his wry sense of humour and his writing has wonderful clarity echoing his searching personality. The third one I have yet to explore..
So far From Heaven is controversial, provocative and powerful. A show not to be missed. His pieces are well researched and he does not pull his punches at all!
Kate Shrewsbury writes beautifully. She writes with the intent to teach, so every time I dip into her work I am lead through her thoughts, into well crafted and expanded ideas and always come away with relevant information.
Rufus Food and Spirit Guide You probably all know Greg and Katherine but if you do not pop in if you have time, these two will supply you with daily feeds and drinks of a consistently high standard that you can make in your own kitchen. They are marvellously accessible, clever, witty and I am sure that their home is full of pots and pans, dogs and laughter.
Now for the tiny awards list. Remember – you can choose to just smile and do NOTHING MORE about these awards. They are supposed to be fun. Not a bother. The only award rule I follow is to try and nominate blogs with under 200 readers, often I can only guess this, so do correct me if I am wrong!! The first half of the award post was presented here.
And now for the The ABC award. Please go to the above page to capture your award.
Idiosyncratic Eye I popped in to grab her link for you and found her discussing vomit, which is kind of amusing not to mention blog brave. But she does not always talk about vomit, so rest assured visiting her will be worth your while.
Lover of the Rad and Fab. That girl whit is beautiful, funny and always so positive. Everyone needs a friends like this.
Ted at Gazelle Financial Counselling. Ted you are one of the few I will actually challenge with this hefty award. I would love to see the A-Z of your financial advice. A good read for those of us who wish to take up the reins of our financial wagon. Ted -no pressure now. I know how busy you are so you have a year to take up this challenge (laughter!)
And the Kreativ Blogger Award, Please pop into the A-Z page (above) to capture your award. Evidently this award (should you choose to take it on) has a suggestion that you might like to share 10 things with us. So if you choose to take up the reins we would all love to read. Once again I know we are all busy and if you have the slowest internet connection on the planet like I have, then please do not feel compelled to do anything other than smile and say thank you. Because you are all very welcome..
A Life in the Country. We get to walk around a beautiful ever changing garden in Ireland, with a charming and delightfully outspoken hostess.
Mimo is a superb photographer and watcher of life. She is presently introducing us to her childhood home of Lebanon. I learn from her posts, she has a lovely way of describing the history of this region. And her images are frankly breathtaking.
bits and breadcrumbs with Betsy is a lovely blog run by a lovely woman. We can tell that she loves food and life, as well as caring about the quality of the food she eats and cooks. Plus she lets us see her wry quirky sense of humour. This fills her work with light. The doorman has a cold foot!
Well the sun is rising on this cold clear Sunday morning. Time for me to go outside. It was so cold yesterday that all the water barrels were frozen over again 5 minutes after I broke the ice on top, so I had to plug all the water heaters back in again. The Cold snap yesterday was called the Saschatchewan Screamer and it hurled freezing Canadian/Arctic style weather at us for about eight hours and then was just as suddenly gone. I just love that it was a piece of weather that had a name!!
As it warmed up a half a degree we took the trailer for a ride in the afternoon and bought some more hay, in fact I paid for some of the bales with eggs which pleased me immensely! My hay supply is getting low. Won’t it be fantastic when we can make our own hay and not be dependent on local supplies (and prices). This hay was Four Dollars a bale, so I am telling Daisy to savor every mouthful, no throwing it about!
I saw a Robin yesterday, the true harbinger of Spring!
It is still very cold and windy again this morning 22F (-5C) though the weather man tells me that it will get as high as 51F today. Fancy it going up thirty degrees in a day! This happens on the plains. And especially on the tail of a Screaming Saschatchewan!