2 Oct 2010


I really must apologise to those bloggers who were so gracious as to pass awards onto me during August and September. What with having Lisa to stay and then encountering some difficulties with Pooter I really have let that side of my blog slip somewhat. Then, of course, if I'm being honest there is always that bit of me that dreads awards as I feel so bad having to choose just who to pass them onto which is why I'm considering making my blog an award free zone. Oh decisions, decisions! It feels so rude not to accept awards when a fellow blogger has taken the time and decided to show their appreciation by giving me an award and yet I have such a  difficult time deciding just who to pass it on to. A friend with whom I was discussing this suggested I should just put all your names into a bag and draw out the required number but that, I feel, would be to do you all a great disservice considering how much time and effort you all put in reading/leaving comments on Pen and Paper. Oh decisions decisions! Llove them or hate them, what are your thoughts on awards?

Anyway, thank you to:-



With no conditions given for the awarding of the Beautiful Blogger award I pass it onto who ever may wish to display it.

As for the Cherry award? There are 3 things I must do. The first being answer the question "If I had the chance to go back and change one thing in my life, would I, and what would it be?" The second, pick up to 6 people and give them this award. And the third, thank the person who gave me the award.

OK, I've already thanked IamJenai for passing on this award but thanks again, I really do appreciate your support.

Not usually one for having regrets, I most certainly wouldn't change many things in my life. However, if I had my time over I really would reconsider if it was really wise to have the last operation I had. Ok so, one type of pain was sorted but it has left me with nerve damage which is causing even more problems that I really do question if it was all worth it. Oh, can I be greedy and have two? I would also start my blog so much earlier instead of wasting over a year debating to blog or not to blog.

Now for the difficult bit, up to six people to pass this award onto?

I've always maintained that as well as being a way of thanking bloggers, awards are a great way of getting to meet other bloggers SO with this in mind I'm going to pass the Cherry On Top award to the following who are fairly new to Pen and Paper:-

WILLA @ Wonderful Wicked Words.
KAVITA @ My Room.
KRISTINA @ Frazzled Book Nommer.
MELISSA @ Melissa Getting Published.
BUDH . AAH @ We Even Cry The Same.

Please note:  I am aware that, for various reasons, not all bloggers like to post awards on their blogs, I am in no way offended if people choose not to do so - I pass awards on as a way of saying thank you, I enjoy our visits.


StarTraci said...

I am the same way with awards. I am so honored but I always have a hard time passing them on. I love so many bloggers that it is always a hard decision.

Congrats to you, though.

Have a great week!


kavita said...

Congratulations to you !
Thanks for the lovely award, i am honored and touched.I like your blog a lot and enjoy visiting here.Once again thanks a lot.
Have a great weekend !My regards....

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on the award! I am stymied when it comes to passing on the award simply because everyone is deserving. I've decided that I will pass my recent award on to all who follow me.

Loved reading you Not Just Spam post! Also, I did enjoy the Dan Brown book but somehow not as much as I thought I would.


Misha1989 said...

Congrats on the awards! You deserve every one of them.

budh.aaah said...

I guess congratulations and Thank you's are in offing here. So a huge congratulations!
and a very big thank you!!
I am so touched.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Congrats on your awards! You do deserve them!!
I can totally relate to your thoughts..it is such a hard decision when it comes to pass them onto.

Hope you're having a nice weekend!

Hugs and lots of love,
B xx

Deepali said...

Hi Petty! Congrats on all these great awards.
I tried hoppin by on your hop post, but couldnt find the comment option "doh!"
Have fun! Dee @ e-Volving Books

short poems said...

Hi Petty! Congratulations on the award, you deserve it :)
Marinela x x x

Suzanne Jones said...

I'm always delighted to receive awards, but passing them on? Oh dear - very difficult. I normally award them to anyone who's reading who hasn't already had those paricular ones.

Congratulations on your awards, much deserved.


Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Congratulations on all of your awards! You deserve every single one of them <3

I don't mind receiving awards -- I'm very flattered that you chose to give me one! :) I never realized what hard work it is to send them out, though! I'm sure I spent around 4 hours just picking people (and trying to weed out if they accepted awards or not).

And thank you again for passing the award on to me! :) I absolutely love your blog, and it's the very first one I check for updates every time I get a chance! :D

Have a happy weekend <3

Pam said...

Congrats on the awards. I can't think of much I would change in my life but I am always happy to tell my daughter what she should do instead. :)

brandiheather said...

New follower here! Congrats on the awards! I think they are well deserved. I am quite intrigued by your blog, and can't wait to read more of your reviews!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Alexia561 said...

Congratulations on your awards!

As for changing one thing in your life - I've actually thought about this before (sad, but true)and wind up worried that if I change anything, I wouldn't be the same person, so maybe I should just leave well enough alone. Although maybe I would be a richer person if I'd known which horse to bet on in the races.... *L*

purplume said...

It's fun to have some new blogs to check out.
Congratulations to you and all your honorees.


I have a hard time picking the bloggers and then finding their email addresses to let them know. It ends up taking so much time, I'm considering making mine an award free zone. I've been tagged 3 times in the last two weeks. All after you tagged me and have gotten the same award 3 times. Maybe if you've already received that award you shouldn't get it again. And passing the Versatile Blogger Award to 15 bloggers, that's just too much! I've finally gotten a chance to post some reviews and some important posts. I sound so ungrateful. I'm not, I'm always honored but when I start seeing it as a chore I'm beginning to think it's not fun anymore.

Buried in Books

Erratic Thoughts said...

Oh!So many Awards recieved/given here!
Congrats Petty.Yayy!Good going!
Cheers to the ones you passed the awards to!Yeehaw!
You all nailed it :)


GMR said...

Congrats on the awards! Much deserved... ^_^

Sanand said...

Congrats on the much deserved awards. Happy for you. Keep blogging.

brandileigh2003 said...

congrats on your awards!

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog