2006 Bloggies

My exciting news for the week is that Loobylu won a Bloggie for Best Australian or New Zealand Blog!
Thank you to those who voted for me, I am very grateful for your votes and your support. Be sure to check out the other Antipodean blogs in this category: Karen Cheng, Ben Cruachan Blog, Trivial Pursuit and Information Aesthetics. We are a diverse bunch this year.

I must admit, I have been suffering a little from stage-fright with the extra traffic and haven’t been able to think of anything remotely worthy to blog about. I am looking forward to getting back to our regular broadcast.

Also, there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for blogging due to the school holidays. All regular, scheduled activities have ceased (pre-school, swimming lessons etc) so that we all have the opportunity to attend the Commonwealth Games (yep). As a result, there is a frenzied amount of catching up to be done with little friends who attend different preschools on different days, and chores that need doing before term two begins. We have been buzzing around filling in the hours with visits and fun activities.

While at home I have been doing heaps of good cooking which I guess is the nesting instinct kicking in. We went out and bought a freezer today so I can freeze some of this nesting food in the upcoming months ready for project lockdown (baby number two) so that we can mostly eat home cooked rather than the take-aways I am imagining would be the obvious alternative. While I cook, Amelia indulges in craft at the kitchen table. She has discovered the joy of sticky-tape and suddenly she is constructing odd shapes out of paper and card and even stranger collages using anything she can snip out, but she is fully entertained. Some of the things are quite lovely and get whipped away before she can fully finish them as “finishing them” usually involves lots of snipping and huge amounts of thick felt tip pen scribbled across the artwork until holes are worn in the page.

This one looks a little inspired by Ana:

We have just finished watching The Proposition on dvd, and if you have seen it you may understand that I have been left in a strange kind of mood. Listless. Plus I realise I have just written one of those unforgivable updates about not updating. I think I might crawl into bed.

24 Responses to “2006 Bloggies”

  1. stellinanellacucina@yahoo.com

    hi there, i just wanted to congratulate you on your bloggie award!
    now i shall go explore to see what all the surely well-deserved fuss is about…keep blogging, girl:)

  2. yamilag@gmail.com

    Yeah congratulations on winning the antipodean 2006 bloggie awards. I am sure with baby number 2 you will have so many great things to write about.

  3. schmutzie@gmail.com

    Yes, congratulations on your award!
    I recently received a boost in traffic for a short bit when Dooce linked to my husband, and I suddenly felt a little lost about what to write. It was a strange feeling to be so aware of an audience. My cure was to stop checking my stats for a couple of days and pretend I had a whole six visitors like when I started this enterprise.

  4. rachel.snider@gmail.com

    mine does that too! If I don’t snatch the art away it gets fully destroyed. Why?

  5. vegasandvenice@comcast.net

    I don’t know whether to post or not because I don’t want to increase your stage fright. I have been an avid reader, but not much of a poster due to time. I just wanted to congratulate you on your well deserved Bloggie win!!
    Congratulations!!

  6. pammymela@hotmail.com

    Congrats on the bloggie – it seems every year you are there! Well done! Just wanted to be name dropper really though – I live in Winton were all of the Proposition was filmed – so I can’t watch it without saying “Hey wasn’t that …” a few of my students are in it too. And I felt that way too when I saw it.

  7. lorraine.mulholland@bigpond.com

    Congrats Claire! Well done.
    We too watched The Proposition. Hmmm. Strange kind of film. Know what you mean. I did like the wife’s very neat English garden. And the cinematography was stunning – very much like a Fred Williams painting I thought.

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