Thursday, 4 March 2010

Giving back to the Community

Today I celebrate 6 months of having this blog. I can't stress enough how much it has changed my life. Getting up every morning- nearly- and dedicating that one very special hour of my time to researching, writing and communicating with other lovely bloggers. Discovering London in a way that I never thought I could, just because I have my camera and my notepad on hand and I have to, I just have to, keep feeding into my oh so cherished London journal. It's been a valuable part of my daily routine, and London is all the more special to my eyes because of this blog.

So with this in mind I would also like to hand out a couple blog awards, since it leads nowhere to pat yourself on the shoulder. Or it does, but only for so long. Here is a Top 5 list of a few of my favourite daily reads from my fellow British bloggers. These ladies have caught my eye, simply by telling their story, or by sharing anecdotes from their lives. Some of them also venture out in London and inspire me to keep my eyes peeled for hidden corners and little charms off the beaten track. 
  1. Wee Birdy- by bringing London to life on the "page" with her quirky words and her colourful photographs
  2. The Bottom of the Ironing Basket- for sharing her talented sense of aesthetics, poetic life approach and gorgeous photographs with us.
  3. A Rose Beyond the Thames- for bringing the "daily read" to the next level, by discussing anecdotal and bigger issues and always letting her lively voice shine through.
  4. Metropolitan Mum- for giving us a glimpse into the fabulous family life of Little L., Big M and MM, from the wee events in a child's life and the trials of tribulations of being a mom to just being a woman in a fun metropolitan city like London.
  5. Glitterball- for spicing up my reading portfolio in the morning through her love of fashion, home decor and people and simply by being her lively, bubbly self.
So thank you again, lovely lady bloggers. Enjoy the beginning of Spring and have a happy Thursday!


  1. Happy Thursday and more importantly happy 6 months! Thank- you so much for your award and very kind words, it really made my morning.

    I am always so impressed with all the places you find- I went to the make your own place the other day and it's really fun!

    On that subject have you been to Pilgrim Pastry round the corner? they mainly do pies and things but they have milkshakes with flavours like eton mess, lemon meringue pie- I can't wait to try one when the weather gets warmer x

  2. Congrats on your half year birthday. Great blog. I've told many people about it. Keep finding and reminding us of all the treasures you find in London. Cheers.

  3. Congratulations! You describe things so wonderfully! Thank you for bringing these wonderful blogs to my attention. Some of them are totally new to me. Have a nice day!

    xo's Kristin

  4. Congrats on the 6 month mark. Keep up the great work. Lx

  5. I am feeling very honoured. Look at you and your cute blog, and how quickly it took off. I'll print off the award and wear it on my reverse. Or I'll print it on a t-shirt. No. I'll get it tattooed onto my neck.
    LOLOL (= lots of lots of love!)

  6. Yay happy half year anniversary to meeeee! Thanks for your support and encouragement ladies. I really love your blogs as well and they really keep me smiling day in and day out. Keep it up! x LZ

  7. Happy blogiversary to you! I have enjoyed reading your blog over the last few months and learning about the lovely establishments and activities that London has to offer. I'll have to check out the blogs you recommended as well.

  8. so happy you found my blog, I just adore yours. I have been here nearly 11 years now, and I have so many parts of London that I can call mine -- Notting hill for the pre-mummy, Hampstead for the just married, and now south of the river for the nappy valley times....I do hope you find your special London, I just adore it here

  9. Awww thank you soooo much honey!! I'm chuffed to bits :) I absolutely love reading your blog - you've introduced me to so many more fun and interesting places in london - and, before I forget, happy 6 month blogiversary xxxx

  10. Happy 6 months Emily!
    I will surely visit your top 5 bloggers.
    Have a great Friday!

  11. Hi Emily!
    I was sure I had replied to this, so sorry!
    Thank you so much for the mention, you are very kind.....I did say thank for this in my Friday blog but forgot to respond here.
    I love the photo of Big Ben and the daffodils, gorgeous!
    Well done on 6 mths of blogging...woo hoo...I enjoy your blog very much :)
    Thank you!!!!!