Thursday, 8 January 2009

Ahoy There!

A few days ago, Jeanne was kind enough to give me an award for this blog. It's called the A Hoy award and is named after athlete Chris Hoy - with his permission, apparently. Now, I know you all have thousands of these blogosphere awards, but this is my first one, so bear with me.

The rules (copied below as per the instructions) state that, of the five people I can pass this on to, two of them have to be ones I don't have on my blogroll. Tricky, because if I find another blog that I like enough to give the award to, I'll immediately also want to add it so I can keep up!

This is also tricky because there are no particular criteria to follow, so I've decided to go for cookery blogs because:

a) recipes are fab and useful,
b) it's easy to find new ones to investigate, and
c) people who are posting regular recipes are working much harder than I am at this whole blogging malarkey!

So, in no particular order, the new winners are:

  • Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe - awarded for colour as she is constantly posting the most beautiful, colourful food photos I've seen on the web (or in most cook books for that matter).

  • 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian - awarded for her enviable strength & stamina as she has inspired me with her veggie, Indian recipes even while heavily pregnant (so undoubtedly blogging is not her top priority at this very moment).

  • Ricki at Diet, Dessert & Dogs - awarded for leaning towards the sweet-and-sticky, husband-pleasing end of the recipe spectrum.

  • The Cupcake Project - awarded for believing that the best things come in small packages and for daring to suggest, in our diet-obsessed times, an innovative way to make an unhealthy snack even more unhealthy!

  • Sophie at Flour Arrangements - awarded for the witty title, and because a source of gluten-free cake recipes will come in handy for my mum's birthday (shh, don't tell her!)

The Rules (for passing on this award)

  1. Pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award based upon any criteria - for example, the quality of the commentary, wit, humour, artwork, overall design, value to you of the information being provided, and so on.

  2. The awarding blogger should choose at least two blogs not on his or her own blogroll, the purpose being to encourage variety of reading matter, and to have the person making the award think about what they like to see and read.

  3. Your five choices must be published in a dedicated post on your own blog. This post must contain the name of the author (which may be their logon name), and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. This post should contain brief details of what attracted you to the blog. Details may also be posted in the comments section of "What is a Hoy?"

  4. In the same dedicated post, each winner has to show the award and acknowledge the blog that has given him or her the award.

  5. Both those awarding and receiving A Hoy must show the link to A Hoy blog, so that everyone will know the origin of this award.

  6. When publishing details of the blogs to which you have made your awards, these rules must be published for recipients to follow.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel--
Thanks so much for the award! I'm honored to receive it. (Would love to know which recipes are sweet and sticky--does that make me sort of like Madonna?)

And so glad it brought me to your blog, too. This is a fabulous idea for a blog award, and I will definitely pass it along (though exactly when, I can't promise ;) ).

Stef said...

Thanks so much!! I'm very flattered!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Thank you both for stopping by :)

Sophie said...

Thank you, Rachel! It's nice to 'meet' you :D. I really appreciate the award! Have a great 2009!

Sophie from Flour Arrangements

Johanna said...

thanks so much for this award rachel - it is a lovely award and I am so glad you share my love of colours! I am sorry it has taken me a while to get to comment but life is a bit slow here (blame the heat and internet connection). I have great intentions with passing on blog awards but am not good at it. Will see how I go.

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