Good things always come in threes!

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I was overjoyed last week to receive my first  award for the site, Just Baked awarded me a Versatile Blogger Award! I had decided I would write this post about it today when, lo and behold, this morning I received ANOTHER Versatile Blogger Award, this time from Jennie- The Messy Baker! Many thanks to both, I’m really over the moon! Please check out both their sites, they have some really delicious recipes posted and some great photography!








So, the Versatile blogger Award is “Is a great way to introduce different bloggers to each other and to promote quality blogs that awardees and their readers may not have discovered otherwise.”

And these are the rules:-

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
  6. In the same post, include this set of rules.
  7. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

So, these are the seven things about me:-

  1. I love horror stories and films.
  2. I much prefer savoury to sweet food (despite all the cake recipes I post!)
  3. When I was a child I used to climb the apple tree in our garden and sit and read up there for hours.
  4. I can’t stand on my head or do a cartwheel. My sister-in-law can and I am very envious!
  5. I love swimming.
  6. I do NOT like football! (Soccer for the non-brits!)
  7. My Maiden Name was Bond. So my initials were J. Bond. Schoolfriends used to ask if James was my Dad!

So having done that I needed to select  my 15 blogs or bloggers to pass this award on to. I had just compiled my list when I got a comment from Averil from The Cook, The Baker and The Clay Boy Maker to tell me that she had just awarded me the Fabulous Blogger Award! Check out her site also, she has some amazing recipes, especially the cookies!







So what I’ve decided to do is to take my list of fifteen, award ten of them the Versatile Blogger award, and the other five the Fabulous Blogger award!

Versatile Blogger Award goes to:-

The Tomato Snob

Permanently in a Pickle

Curry and Comfort

Self Raising Flower

The Daily Chews

Roti n Rice

The Cook, The Baker and The Clay Boy Maker

The Not so Desperate Chef wife

Blissfully Delicious

Simply Sweet ‘n Savory


The Fabulous Blogger Award goes to:-

Choc Chip Uru

Baker Street

Pure Complex by Kay

Yummy Choo Eats


I hope you all enjoy receiving these as much as I did!

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  1. Congratulations on these very well deserved awards! :)

    • Thank you! I was thrilled to receive them!

  2. Here I was thinking it was bad things that come in 3′s! Congratulations on your awards. Very deserved!

    • That is very kind of you. Thank you. :-)

  3. congrats on all the awards, loved reading bout u :)

  4. Congrats on winning this award :) . You definitely have a wonderful blog and you deserve be awarded with these :) . And I have to humbly say thank you for nominating me for this award. I am truly honored :)

    • I am so glad you are pleased. I only found your blog recently and I think it is really stylish. Brilliant pics. :-)

  5. Thank you Thank you Thank you muchly. I am beside myself with ridiculous joy. You’re very kind :)

    • I love your blog and I really do think you deserve this award. I am glad it has made you happy. i was the same when I received it. :-)

  6. J.Bond. Love it! The apple tree sounds so peaceful. Congrats on your other rewards.

  7. Thank you so much for honoring me with this award!! I really appreciate it. :)

    • All the people I chose for the award have blogs that I visit regularly and are fun or interesting to read. I am pleased that you honoured to receive it. Sadly, I don’t know who you are because you haven’t left your name. :-(

  8. Justly deserved.

    • Thanks Mark! My head is getting bigger by the second! LOL

  9. Hi Jen! Thanks for visiting me and for your sweet comments. You have a beautiful blog. Congratulations on your awards. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I’m truly touched :)

    • I am a regular visitor to your site and love it. hence the award. I am glad you’re pleased. :-)

  10. Hey thanks for passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to ‘The Cook, The Baker and The Clay Boy Maker’… all my avatars are pleased and basking in blog love :-)

    • I’m glad all your avatars are happy. I love your blog. :-)

  11. Hi Jen,

    A truly deserved award. Not before time. I look forward to your next offerings. I especially like the Foodie Places and Facts threads. Always enlightening.

    Thanks for passing the award on, I feel honoured.


    • I am really pleased you like the site and that you read the foodie places too. I’m never sure whether anyone is interested in that side of my ramblings, your comments are much appreciated.
      I think you may like the next foodie place blog. I’m off on an adventure today to do research for my book but to do a write up for the site.
      I love your blog and you too deserves this award. :-)

  12. Wow my friend congrats on your awards! I am so glad you received them because you more than deserve each one :)
    It is also very sweet of you to pass it onto me – thank you very very much :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. Congrats on all the awards and love to know about you.

    • Thank you. I really enjoy your blog and am a regular visitor to it. :-)

  14. Ha! Horror movies are my favorite too! :D Congratulations on your awards!

    • Thank you Kim! :-)

  15. Congratulations on all your awards! So glad to “meet” you. I was just reading your About page and I am so impressed by your culinary “journey” and achievements. I feel truly honored to be in your list of bloggers and I will be back to read your posts and learn from you. Thank you!

    • Thank you! I am regular visitor to your blog. I love it! I think we can learn from each other. :-)


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