Friday, 28 September 2007

Awards and Smiling


Another award – this time from the lovely Akelamalu. What a lovely award – guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face! And as I have to nominate three others, here they are:-

Graham, Prince & Tilly – not that he’s always funny, far from it, some previous posts are hearbreaking, but hopefully his life is on the up and Tilly is such a darling, full of wonderful antics

Rilly Super – who seems to have disappeared from blogland, but hope she will return soon. Her earlier posts had me crying with laughter.

Around my kitchen table – for often hilarious, wise and beautifully written posts. Wish there were more of them, table!

On the subject of making you smile, I have a beautiful wooden box on my dressing table shaped like an old fashioned pencil box. The wood is pale with darker wood inlaid, simple and sturdy, a no-nonsense box smudged with the years.

It was a present from a journalist I used to work with in the late eighties, who brought it back from Albania. We weren’t involved – he was happily married and expecting his first baby, but it was such a thoughtful and generous present, it always makes me smile.

And what is life if you can't smile?

16 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Another award! I think I may need to ask for your autograph also.

Congratulations!

Crystal xx

Flowerpot said...

thanks crystal. Hope life is smiling on you today - at least the sun's out here.

Lane said...

Great award. Every time I look at the photo of Mollie I smile:))
x

Flowerpot said...

thanks lane - she makes me smile too!

Miss Understood said...

I have an obsession with boxes!

Congrats on the award :)

Rebecca Taunton said...

Congrats on the award FP. You deserve it.
RT

Flowerpot said...

Thanks MissU - I love boxes too - particularly wooden ones.

RT - thanks for that.

Em said...

Wow, you're on a roll!! Hope it carries over into your novel :)

Akelamalu said...

I love boxes too - an unexpected gift from a friend is guaranteed to raise a smile! :)

julia said...

Congratulations on your award! I'm glad you shared something that makes you smile, as well. I'm so sentimental, I've got far too many things that make me smile. I'm trying to learn to let go of them.

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Thanks very much - that's so kind!

Sweet Irene said...

Congratulations on your award. Imagine that, being able to make people smile! That's a real gift!

The box sounds lovely, I do like boxes very much too, especially wooden ones. They are so nice to touch and handle.

Flowerpot said...

Em - thank you. The new novel is underway. Slowly, but I've started, which is very cheering.

Ak - yes, what is it with boxes?

Julia - thank you for that. and yes, I'm far too sentimental for my own good. Gulp.

Flowerpot said...

Graham - you deserve it. I hope next week isn't too difficult for you - and start looking around, if you get my drift.

irene - yes, there's somethign special about wood, isn't there? My husband is very adept at makin gall sorts of things from wood.

rilly super said...

thankyou flowerpot, haven't disappeared, just a little pre-occupied I'm afraid. dead chuffed to know SITN has made somebody smile. Thankyou again

Flowerpot said...

rilly, glad to see you are around. hope the occupation is lucrative!