Monday, 4 May 2009
a lovely award and two very bad bloggers........
Zetor is a fairly new blogger from Northern England, who has some lovely photos sprinkled throughout her posts of the countryside around her home. She has awarded me the Tinkerbell award - an award giving because my blog shows caring, here. Well, this has me touched, and I'm very grateful. In a life full of challenges, it's the kindness we show to one another that's so important, that can make or break a day, or a soul. Zetor has a lovely photo of her sheep and the countryside that I've just spent some time gazing at, since she lives near York, my second home in this wide world, here . Thank you, Zetor!
In my turn, in order to not to offend the fairies (and as per yesterday's excerpt from The Blue Girl, in order to not draw their attention......), these are the rules for passing it on: 'The only requirement for this award is that you shared it with whomever you like, sharing the love is always a good thing. The blog has to show only one characteristic, caring. So, start sharing this enchanted award with five other bloggers. Let your bloggers know they have received this enchanted award. (Remember, fairies are fickle wee things, don't incur their displeasure by ignoring their gift). '
At this point I would like to add my own personal feelings about awards: I am always delighted and touched when I get one, because it means my blog has meant something to someone. My personal feeling is that every blogger deserves an award, and indeed, every award out there. I hate feeling like someone is left out. It's like those sides the team captains were forced to choose from the dwindling squad of not so talented people, at school; I was always second to last picked. While I was always glad I wasn't the last person, I also felt so badly that there was someone even more last than me. So while I am awarding Tinkerbell to the five people below, I'd also like to give this to every one of you, my Gentle Readers, because no one should be left out of having a little Tinkerbell fly across their blog. Just because we love books and the wonder of reading, we all deserve this award! Please take it and share it, because I really think being kind is a good way to be on this planet.
I am giving this award to
1. Molly at My Cosy Book Nook
2.Daphne at Somewhere I Have Never Travelled
3. Stephanie at Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic
4. Eva at A Striped Armchair, and
5. Marg at Reading Adventures.
Now, the last two are getting this award not only because they are charming and kind and helpful to everyone else, but because last night when I was finally able to come visiting blogs again, upon Eva's site I found this post Oh for a Recency Beau on a Victorian drama, a BBC production of North and South, based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel of the same name. The reason I am including the link is because she has gotten a You-Tube 2 min video of 'the proposal', which she said was equal to Darcy's first proposal to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. I dare you to go watch it and see if it does compare.
Marg is included because her blog was Eva's inspiration: this post, on Richard Armitage, who is the male star of North and South, and the dvd player that would only play North and South the dvd set.
Now, Richard Armitage was last seen by me on The Vicar of Dibley, as the incomparable BBC producer who the Vicar falls madly in love with, only to be shown up by a beautiful Irish girl. I have long wondered where 'Tristan" ended up, and it's here. And he's even better here than he was in The Vicar.
Eva and Marg are bad bloggers because once I saw 'the proposal', well then I had to see the beginning of the series, all on You Tube. Two and a half hours later, I had to pry myself away to go to bed. I still have another two hours to watch. And it's good. And Richard? Oh yes. He gives Colin Firth a run for his money. Intense, smouldering, passionate.
I know what one of my birthday presents will be: a dvd copy of North and South, so I can wind and rewind to my heart's content, on the large tv. Oh yes, they are two very bad bloggers indeed. If there were a blog award for most tempting post, they would get it!!!
I dare you, Gentle Reader, to go see "The Proposal" on Eva's site, and not want to watch more Armitage and North and South. Me? I'm going back to You Tube now. Armitage was about to bring the Irish workers over the strike line.......