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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Meme: Nice matters














Tanna, bless her, has nominated me a nice blogger. There was a time, in my teens and 20s, when I would have thought that nice was a bit of an insult, but now I regard it as a great compliment. Nice ... I'm not sure what I've done to deserve it, but THANKS Tanna.

This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded, please pass it on to 7 others who you feel are deserving of this award.

Well, of course I'd really like to nominate Tanna for this one, but then we'd be going round in ever-decreasing circles. She's kind, she's fun, her oat bread is FANTASTIC ...

So instead: there's Melanie at Bean Sprouts, who writes about her allotment, her bees, recycling, green issues ... she's a busy lady, but she always finds time to answer questions and be helpful to those who are taking their first steps on a sustainable journey. Nice ..

Amanda at Figs Olives Wine is always there with a supportive comment, and finding a post on her beautiful blog always makes my day. Nice ...

I'm also going to nominate Susan Beth and Kevin at A Year in Bread, because the whole blog is such a nice thing to do: they're each posting a monthly discussion of a particular aspect of baking bread - it makes for fascinating reading, because three master bakers have such very different ideas about the same topic. Nice ...

Everything about Hannah's Country Kitchen is nice - her gentleness, the recipes, the cakes she decorates for her family.

It was nice to find an instant response to my plea for heart-healthy cake and biscuits. It came from Bee, her first comment on my blog. When I followed the link, I found a wonderful site, Dining Hall, dedicated to helping food bloggers with technical issues. Nice? I should say so.

And, of course, there's Ilva, my co-host at Heart of the Matter. Lucullian Delights is the nicest possible start to the day - a beautiful photograph, some thought-provoking words, a fresh-tasting recipe.

9 comments:

Figs Olives Wine said...

Joanna, how incredibly kind of you! Thank you so much for thinking of me, and your award from Tanna was very well deserved indeed. You make the blogosphere an infinitely nicer and more welcoming place every day!

farmgirl susan said...

Thank you so much! And we're in such wonderful company, too! : )

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

It worked again! You've got people I had on my list also!! Thank You Joanna!

Melanie Rimmer said...

Ooh thanks! I think you're very nice, too.

Joanna said...

Amazing, Tanna! Thanks for thinking of me in the first place

bee said...

thank you, joanna. it's an honour, espcially coming from you. i love your initiative and drive, espcially in organising the HoTM.

kitchenmage said...

Susan is right, we are in great company! Thanks for saying we are nice but I have to tell you that if you could hear the conference calls you might not be so convinced "nice" was the right word. (Of course, Kevin is fun to pick on so...) :-)

Ilva said...

Thank you Joanna, how good it feels to be included on a list of nice people especially those! I really appreciate it!

Hannah said...

Thanks so much Joanne - I am really poorly with the flu and your award has cheered me up no end! You award was very well deserved too and I shall look forward to passing it on to some equally deserving bloggers!
Hannah
xxx