The Gurgle blog awards – don’t worry, you don’t have to vote for me…

When I had an email this week to tell me I had been nominated for a Gurgle blog award, my first reaction, (after ‘what’s a Gurgle blog award?), was a mild panic – a dread at the prospect, after the whole MAD blog award thing, of having to bang on at everyone to vote for me again.

It would just have made me so irritating.

I replied to the people at Gurgle, (who it turns out are part Mothercare), and explained my ‘voter fatigue’ concerns, and they kindly reassured me that the nominations are being judged by a panel, so I wouldn’t have to annoy anybody. Phew!

So, feeling much better about the whole thing, I let out a small ‘hoorah!’

I get this special badge and everything.

I am nominated in the ‘best mummy blog writing’ category. I’m not sure how the nomination came about, whether I was plucked at random or genuinely cherished, but in any case, I am thrilled, if for no other reason than there are apparently goodie bags involved. Seriously though, it’s not just about the goodie bags.

Sometimes I worry that I am just sat here on my own at home spewing out nonsense, only to have it disappear into the ether, so it is always lovely to know there are people actually reading it. Of course I know there are people who do – YOU are right now of course – but it’s lovely none the less.

I sense I’m waffling now, so I had better stop. I can see I’m going to have to improve my public speaking before I have to stand up and make my acceptance speech.

Summary for people who got bored and skipped to the end: I got nominated for an award! Yay! Thanks!



  1. 18 June, 2010 / 2:31 pm

    Yay for you, Jo! Better get busy picking out what you’re going to wear at the awards ceremony! ;)

    • 22 June, 2010 / 7:25 pm

      Floor length red velvet backless dress… too much maybe?

  2. 18 June, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    Me too, on the nomination and Goodie bag prospect. Free alcohol is always good too.

    • 22 June, 2010 / 7:26 pm

      Ooh well done! Are you going to cybermummy too? I’m imagining a gang of drunken mummy bloggers in a pack swarming across London!

  3. Vicky
    18 June, 2010 / 6:30 pm

    Wow, you clever and talented lady! I am very proud of you. I am also looking forward to a potential awards ceremony as your date… (I am pulling a cute and hopeful facing including my best puppy dog eyes!) xx

    • 22 June, 2010 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you! I’m not sure it is a ceremony as such this time though – more of a glass of wine at mothercare type of event!

  4. 18 June, 2010 / 9:36 pm

    Yay to you! Well done that lady, how cool is that?! Goodie bags rock, hope they’re not full of Mothercare goodies….

    • 22 June, 2010 / 7:27 pm

      I’ve heard the goodie bags are being sponsored by the beauty/cosmetic type compnay, so hopefully I won’t just get a carrier bag full of nappies!

  5. 20 June, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    Good for you. I’ve never heard of the Gurgle awards but well done for being nominated!

    CJ xx

  6. Sue Gears
    20 June, 2010 / 8:19 pm

    I’m not a fellow blogger but you always bring a smile to my face, thanks x

  7. hbgray
    29 June, 2010 / 11:24 am

    Congratulations! You are going to show us the contents of the goodie bags so we can be properly envious, right?

    • 29 June, 2010 / 2:16 pm

      Oooh yeah! Shall I do a ‘check out the contents of my goodie bag’ post?

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