Monday, January 11, 2010

Cheers to you my Dears!

Hola amigos! :o)

Tonight I was thrilled to discover that the wonderful Mara of "What's For Dinner?" awarded me the Beautiful Blogger Award:

I admittedly felt all warm and fuzzy when I received this award! Thank-you Mara!!!

As a recipient of the award I have to name 7 things that my readers may not know about me and then pass it on to 7 other bloggers. Here's my list of 7 things I'm sure you've been dying to know about yours truly! lol :o)

1) Technically I speak French fluently (I've lived and studied in Paris - twice). Unfortunately I live in a part of Canada where no one speaks French. Once in a while this will lead to me freaking out about having forgotten everything. Then I'll have a dream. Completely in French. And all will be right with the world again.

2) This blog has helped me reconnect with a childhood friend. Some 20 years later and it's probably only now that I realize how much we really have in common.

3) Although I pretend I'm not, I'm a sentimental and romantic sap at my very core. In fact I love the feel of an old book with slightly weathered pages, the unexpected surprise of a letter from a far-away friend, and cuddles. Lots and lots of cuddles.

4) When I was in my late teens and early 20s "City Dance" by Renoir was my favourite painting. I loved the detail that went into the skirt. I used to think I could almost hear the subtle rustling of the crinoline.

5) While I still love "City Dance" I would have to add something by Van Gogh to my list of faves. The paint in a Van Gogh work lies on the canvass in clumps. Frenzied. Manic. Emotional. Riveting. Clumps.

6) In my lifetime I want to travel and experience as many places as possible. "I want to know that the world is round. Not just believe it."

7) I believe in miracles. Small and large. Whether in grand Biblical events or the kindness of strangers.

In all honesty I wish I could give the award to everyone who reads this blog. I can't emphasize to what extent all of you constitute my support system. I'm grateful that you choose to follow along with this journey that is my life. Thank-you friends!

Now since I have to choose 7 bloggies, I choose the following:

My sister - Cookbook Fixation
CarolynM - Esprit d'escalier
Andrea - Off her Cork
Sarah - Run Sarah

See you in the morning amigos!!!


Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

Hey, thanks for the award :) You are so kind - we must connect sometime in this big city o' mine. Crossing fingers for sometime in Feb!

I love Van Gough. Starry Night is my favourite (and such a classic).

Milka said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Jocelyn said...

Thanks! Now I'm going to have to think of what my 7 things will be about...hmmm.
I like your list. Renoir is pretty awesome but I've never liked van Gough. I love going to the MET and walking around the impressionist exhibits.
I am a big romantic too! I can't help it. I guess I like happy endings :)

CarolynM said...

Love it!!

Perhaps we shall reunite running through Cinderella's castle in a year or two. ;))

Until then, your blog remains a highlight of my day.

Dairy Free Betty said...

I love randomness!!! Congrats on the award!!

CarolynM said...

OMG - I never should have looked at your sister's made me sooo hungry!

What a hardcore foodie!! Delish!

A Toronto girl out West said...


No problem! My pleasure!!! :o)




Impressionist art is brilliant!!! I had a blast at the D'Orsay Museum in Paris. Loved it all!


Wouldn't that be something (the castle reunion)!

And yes Nancy is quite hard core. She makes me hungry! lol :oP

Dairy Free Betty,

Gracias girly! :o)