Friday, 6 March 2009

Speechless (but not wordless, thank God!)

Wow. Surprised. Honoured. Amazed. Confused?

I was just flicking through Oyster Food and Culture’s latest post while enjoying a cup of tea, waiting for my chocolate to set on top of my Peanut Butter Crispie Bars (thank you The Spiced Life!) and about to go back to my waiting Word document, when I suddenly spotted the name of my blog. Double take. Was that really ‘Springtime’ written there?

Before I go any further I should probably explain my flicking, or skim reading. It’s a habit that I’ve picked up from my research. But with academic stuff it’s usually done with questions in the back of my mind: ‘do I actually want to/have time to/need to read this?’ With blog posts I flick for a completely different reason. It is just like an hors d’oeuvre before a sumptuous meal. I like to get a sense of the post, see the pictures and of course see if there are any comments! These whet my appetite for reading the whole thing.

kreativ_blogger_award So, having been completely wrong-footed I went back and read from the beginning, albeit impatiently! Then it dawned on me, my blog had actually been nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you so much oysterculture, I am completely dumb-founded. The blog has only existed for little over a week!

Research skills kicking-in again, I tried to find out a little more about it and the thing that has struck me most (apart from all the wonderful blogs, it has been awarded to) is the number of different rules that exist for passing it on. One holds true – you must nominate other blogs upon receiving it. But exactly how many blogs seems to be open to interpretation slightly, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12. Another rule I found was that you should name six of your favourite things. I think I’ll go for nominating 10 blogs and miss out the favourite things.

Now, to the best of my knowledge these websites have not received the award before, if you have - sorry! (Can you receive it twice?)

So, in no particular order, here we go – have fun looking!

  1. Domestic Goddess in Training
  2. The Spiced Life
  3. A View from Carmine Superiore
  4. A Slice of Cherry Pie
  5. A Self Sufficient Life
  6. Gastroanthropology
  7. The love of photography, food and paper art
  8. Horticultural
  9. Manor Stables Veg Plot
  10. Musings from a Stonehead

P.S. Make sure you have a peek at Oysterculture’s blog. She has some wonderfully insightful comments about food and some of the cultural issues associated with it from around the world.


  1. I hope you didn't choke on your tea. I've reading your blog and look forward to what's in store.
    Completely off topic, I have to ask if you have plans for that rhubard you photographed?

  2. Congratulations on the award, and thank you so much for nominating my blog! Julia (A Slice of Cherry Pie) x

  3. oysterculture - Thanks again for the nomination, it made my day! As for the rhubarb, that's another story... I'll do a blogpost about it soon.

    Julia - Thank you! I'm surprised your blog hadn't been nominated for this before, I really enjoy reading it.

  4. Hi Springtime - Thanks so much for the award! I'm planning on making your Grandma's Fish with cornflakes tomorrow. I'm actually waiting for Springtime in the Lake District to ... I'll probably be contacting you soon for suggestions - hope thats OK!

  5. That's fine! I'm in the process of compiling a 'Foodies Guide to the Lakes' but if you come up before I get round to posting it (probably won't be until the PhD is wrapped-up), drop me an email!

    P.S. The fish and chips cook really quickly, so make sure the chips and peas are just about done when you put the fish in the pan.

  6. thnx for the tips. looking forward to the foodies guide to the lakes. Good luck with the PhD process!!!

  7. A lot late, but thankyou for the award! I am still at work, and have been reading your blog - the cheese, bacon & leek pie....yum - my stomachs gurgling at the thought! I have to go home now and make tea....that sounds yummy!

    Thanks again, cat xxxxx


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