Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

And the award goes to……. January 28, 2009

I read a lot of different blogs. And occasionally I see that this different blogs have received awards from their admirers. And I think to myself in a very 7 year old sort of way, “that’s neat. Sure wish someone would give me an award for something.”

That day has finally arrived! 🙂

Meet my lovely friend, Pam.



Pam lives in Australia! See, this is the coolest thing about blogging, I would have to say. You meet the most interesting people from all over the world. 

I love Pam. She sends me the sweetest little comments and brightens my day on a regular basis.

This is Pam’s Blog.


Pam blogs about all the things I love most. Art (she’s a fabulous artist and has introduced me to the world of textiles and all their beauty.)… nature….. the wonder of life. She has a silly neighbor cat named Dennis (as in “The Menace” 😉 who visits frequently and makes himself at home. I love you, Pam!! Thank you so much for being my sweet friend from across the pond and always stopping in for little visits. And thank you ever so much for this award! Am I allowed to give this award BACK to the person that gifted it to me??? Cause you really really deserve one from me as well!!



The meaning of this award? 

“With the Premium Dardos, recognize the values that each blogger shows each day in commitment to transmit cultural values, ethical, literary, personal etc. that, in short, demonstrate their creativity by alive thinking that remains intact from their letters and words.”

This label implies two rules: The first, link the blog from which the award was received. The second rule is to pick blogs to deliver the award to. Now Pam’s instructions were to pass it on to 15 bloggers, but I don’t really have 15 bloggers that I really enjoy THAT much. But I shall pass it on, for I think it lovely. And I shall tell you why I am passing it on!

I wish to bestow this award to the following bloggers, who maintain blogs I love and read on a daily basis……


#1: This is Jen. Jen is my soon to be sister-in-law.


This is Jen’s blog.


Jen blogs about two of the cutest, sweetest little boys you’ll ever meet.




#2: This is Cindy. My soon to be mother-in-law. (That joker on the left is Dennis, Daniel’s dad. Can you see why I love this family so much??)


This is Cindy’s blog.


Cindy has introduced me to quilting. She makes the most beautiful and warm and yummy quilts on the planet. It’s true, Cindy, you do. I cosy up nightly to one of Danny’s that you made him, it permanently resides on my sofa. Quilts are a fabulous art form.


#3: Meet Rhonda Roo, as I love to call her. She’s Cindy’s BFF. I love Rhonda cause she’s a kindred spirit, a nut job like me. 😉


Rhonda’s blog.



#4: This is another woman in my life that I adore and treasure and whose blog I read daily and love love love. Let me introduce you to Daniela.


This is Daniela’s blog.


Dani is not only the sweetest lady you’ll ever meet, but she is incredibly talented with a camera. Her pictures inspire me. So much so that I have asked her if she will take my wedding pictures for me. I thought long and hard about who I wanted and she really was the only one who came to mind. I love you, Dani.


#5: My sweet friend, Brandy has a brilliant blog called “A LIttle Touched”. (As in touched in the head. 😉 Anything and everything you need to know about being self sufficient. There’s a recent blog on how to make your own tofu!!! Yeah, I know, right?




#6: The darling Gingers of course. A gaggle of kitties that live in Wales. They love to take long walks together with their “person” and the dogs they condescend to live with. I love love love this blog.



#7: This award goes to lovely Brin and her blog, My Messy, Thrilling Life.


Brin, you’ve make me laugh out loud  and you’ve brought tears to my eyes. 


#8: This one goes to Mr. Daniel and his blog, Luchalee. It’s not really a blog so much as it is a life memoir that you get to read online. A memoir that just keeps going. One that you never want to put down. One that makes you really think about your life and what’s really important. Take my advice, start from the beginning. Read slowly. Make sure you have kleenex handy.



#9: Alicia Paulson has the most delightful blog, Posie gets Cozy. She’s terribly talented and creative. She loves all that is old and classic, much like myself. She loves her dog. She loves to sew. She loves to cook. She takes the loveliest pictures.



#10: Last, but certainly not least, we have Marilyn and her blog, “Simmer Till Done”. Marilyn is a pastry chef who makes me hungry with all her lovely pictures of anything and everything fabulous to make and enjoy in the kitchen. Like me, she loves cooking and baking, her dog, her Danskos, photography, and eating. 



So to all you lovely and amazing people who have been featured in this post, this is what I have to say to you. Please accept this award from me, as a token of my appreciation. With your writing and ramblings you have inspired me, moved me beyond words, tickled me pink, and entertained me. Thank you.

And last but not least, here are the instructions for accepting this here award:

1. be tickled pink
2. copy and paste the award to your blog
3.write down the regulations
4.link the blog who bestowed you the award and finally nominate 15 (give or take) blogs for the