As the year comes to a close
my thoughts have turned to a bit of a look back and reflect
which is actually quite uncharacteristic for a shallow pool like myself
I have never been one to embrace my inner self or any of that other stuff
I am blaming the blog
because from the time I decided to use it to record and explore my everyday life
I now have to be aware of my life
not just blissfully sail through without reflection or consideration
So I have made a large cup of Lady Grey tea
and am bringing you the first Annual Blog Awards for 2012
don't get excited that I will be giving you an award
but rather, it is all about sort of placating a family that has been laid bare
and celebrating the gross overshares that have made up the blog this year
So lets get this party started....
The first award of the year is
The Best Two Parter of the Year....
now this was not exactly hotly contested as there was only one
if you don't count this post and the next
but I wanted to start with one that was a bit easy...
If you want to revisit any of these little beauties they will all be linked... I hope
so just click on the winner to be taken to the post in a new page....
The next award is
The Best Parenting Moment of The Year ...
Again not very hotly contested as I pretty much embarrassed Phantom Steve
at every opportunity
but she is a teenager and so deserves all she gets
but I did write one nice thing...
The I May Need to Improve my Parenting Skills Award...
This has been given this name due to the fact
that while Phantom nominated the winner
and without hesitation called this as a parenting lowlight
in fact I feel this was parenting brilliance
and is one of my favourite family moments of the year....
The I Can't Believe I Did This to Myself Award
Such a clear winner in this category that no other posts even deserve an honourable mention...
Next we have
The Favourite Blog Post Not Actually On My Blog
which was a post for When Artists Cook over at Dion Dior
and I loved how this painting turned out
even if it did expose my shabby pantry skills to the world
Great fun being part of this and I am looking forward to it continuing next year...
Mushu the wonder dog shouldn't be ignored
as he had provided so much fodder for the blog this year
so the final two awards of part one are dedicated to all things mutt...
The How Can He Be That Thick Award...
Quite a few to consider in this category
but after much heated debate around the breakfast table this morning
we settled on
And last but not least for part one we have
the most hotly contested category in the awards
we could have handed this one out to many posts and had a million honourable mentions
but we finally settled on
The I Rule The House and Don't You Forget It Award
and the winner is....
which also features one of my favourite paintings of the year
and in no way reflects the content of the post
but I think we are all quite used to that by now...
So that brings us to the end of Part One
I hope you all join me tomorrow for part two ... xx