Life is one grand, sweet song…

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I am honoured to be included in Lord David Prosser’s Super Sweet Blogging Award nominations. Lord David’s blog is barsetshirediaries, and amongst books of his authorship are the similarly titled: My Barsetshire Diary: The Daily Events of the Gentry Recorded for Posterity; More Barsetshire Diary; and The Queen’s Envoy. I’ve now read each, and reviewed the first My Barsetshire Diary isn’t my usual style of read so that I really enjoyed it is high praise indeed. I came to welcome my forays into Lord David & Lady Julia’s world as a welcome diversion from my own… Being immersed in their happenings put a smile on my face and bestowed a lightness upon my being. Of course, Oscar stole the show. I wonder if I can copy and paste the same review for the other 2… I digress…

Thank you Lord David. In the words of Oscar Wilde, I can resist anything except temptation and the temptation of this award is as sweet as its bestower, so here goes…

Nice, simple rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated me.
2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.
3. Include the Super Sweet Blogger Award in my blog post.
4. Nominate a baker’s dozen of deserving bloggers.
5. Notify my nominees on their blogs. (I invoke the pingback clause) 

Snap Biscuits1. Cookies or Cake?  It never ceases to be a wonder to me how just with eggs, butter, flour, sugar and vanilla I can make either. For the G.O. I add a pinch of ginger and he has Snap Biscuits to take for smoko. Sometimes at Taylors Arm I bake a simple cake with the addition of milk and either cocoa, shredded coconut, lemon, a layer of jam or fruit, which we eat still warm with a dollop of good cream, accompanied by a short black, or pot of tea.

Yalla2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Workdays I sometimes indulge in an afternoon treat, from the supermarket conveniently located downstairs in the building, that delivers both. Yalla Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Bean Yoghurt… silky rich chocolate mousse base with a tart fragrant yoghurt top layer which you lightly blend together as you take each mouthful.

3. Favourite Sweet Treat? See No.2.

4. When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most? See No.2

5. Sweet Nick Name? Occasionally, possibly when he forgets my name 😉  the G.O. calls me Hon.

Super Sweet Blogger Award
Super Sweet Blogger Award

With the disclaimers that some of them don’t do awards posts, none should feel obliged, they are in no particular order, and it is by no means a conclusive list. This is simply my way of saying, in this instance, these are my Super Sweet Blogger nominees.

  1. Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge
  2. Vic of Pic a colour for me
  3. Meeka’s Mind
  4. Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
  5. ardysez
  6. dadirridreaming
  7. Kourtney Heintz’s Journal
  8. Buried Words and Bushwa
  9. Rumpydog
  10. Leanne Cole – Photography
  11. thekitchensgarden
  12. Pete Denton – writer
  13. from the Bartolini kitchens

 Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. ~ Ronald Reagan


33 thoughts on “Life is one grand, sweet song…

    Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial said:
    July 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks ED! That’s very kind of you! xx


      EllaDee responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      You were an obvious choice… all that chocolate!


    Vicky said:
    July 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you ED, I’m honoured to be on you list 🙂 x


      EllaDee responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      Your Companionable post earned you a High Distinction 🙂


    Leanne Cole said:
    July 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations on your award EllaDee, I can never make up my mind about cake or biscuits, until cream is introduced and then it is always cake. MMM
    Thank you so much for nomination me as well.


      EllaDee responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you… and hhmmm, you are so right, it’s the cream 🙂


    ardysez said:
    July 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Oh my, I’m very honoured, thank you Ella. And congrats for your own nomination. I must see if I can understand how to respond properly. 🙂


      EllaDee responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you… or just respond however you feel like… as far as I’m concerned the rules are simply guidelines, somewhat like the pirate code… which is what usually happens with me 😉


    lorddavidprosser said:
    July 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    David ( me !!) is delighted you decided to take part Ella and I thank you for your Thank You and the mention of my books. I’m very grateful also to the Doctor’s who treated you after reading all three though you get no kudos at all for suggesting Oscar is the star when everyone knows I am ( he says preening himself).I love your responses and heartily approve of your choices to nominate ( except Meeka who teases me whenever she has chance).
    Almost time for my smoko now so I’ll expect ginger snaps by return post.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


      EllaDee responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      If only you were closer, I could sneak you some Snap Biscuits… the G.O. is unwilling to knowingly share… Fair enough, I’ll give you this much… you and Oscar are akin to the The Two Ronnies, The Hairy Bikers, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Morecambe & Wise, Laurel & Hardy… it wouldn’t be the same without either one of you 🙂


    dadirri7 said:
    July 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    thanks so much elladee … your afternoon treat sounds just too heavenly, thanks goodness i don’t live any where near a supermarket with such tempting sweeties! we just ate blueberries, pears and a dollop of yoghurt for dessert .. the three year old is having a sleep over tonight … so she scoffed it and instantly demanded more … she might be a super sweet blogger one day!


      EllaDee responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Next time you are in Sydney on a Saturday, Eveleigh Markets may call you… there is a Yalla stall there where you can taste test both sweet & savoury 🙂 It’s possible the three year old shares the family traits.


        dadirri7 said:
        July 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

        Yum!!! when the parisians return to live in sydney we will be there more 🙂


    roughseasinthemed said:
    July 4, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Haha! I laughed reading this. You know me well enough by now to know that I do NOT have a sweet tooth. (Nor am I sweet but that’s another issue). I can’t actually remember the last time I had anything remotely sweet. We have a good coffee shop here in Gib and they do produce amazing cakes, I am sure you would love them. I look at them in admiration and the thought of eating even a small piece let alone the helpings they dish up leaves me feeling queasy. But still, if you ever make it to Gib I will take you and stand you a big slice of cake with lashings of cream/jam/fruit whatever. I’ll probably have a salad.


      EllaDee responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I’ll take you up on that offer 🙂 What you haven’t factored in, is that Lord David also conferred a further, special, award, which I will pass on as is appropriate, in due course 😉


    acflory said:
    July 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    My mouth is watering after reading your answers! In particuler that chocolate mousse with yoghurt. I’ve never tried the two together but choc mousse on its own is too rich and sweet so the tang of the yoghurt should balance it nicely. -sigh- And now I’ll have to make do with hot milk and ovaltine. It’s just not going to hit the spot tonight.


      EllaDee responded:
      July 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

      I agree about the choc mousse, it’s the yoghurt that makes it. Have a look for the Yalla products in your local deli or the smaller supermarkets. The Yalla Hommus is addictive.


    rumpydog said:
    July 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in your celebrations! Congrats on your award! woo woo woo!


      EllaDee responded:
      July 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

      Thank you… dog choccies for you 🙂


    ChgoJohn said:
    July 5, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Congratulations, EllaDee. You certainly are deserving of this award and others that are sure to follow. Why must we choose between cookies/biscuits and cake? I say have both, with a piece of pie on the side. Thank you for the nomination, EllaDee. It really is an honor to be nominated and included is the company of so many great blogs.


      EllaDee responded:
      July 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

      Thank you… Oh yes, pie! I’m sure you must be a distant relation… at our family “do’s” there is a dessert smorgasboard and we all have a bit of everything 🙂


    philosophermouseofthehedge said:
    July 5, 2013 at 4:28 am

    YEA you! The Snap Biscuits sound like something my Grandmother used to make. (Yummy)
    Really appreciate being included in the list of such talented bloggers. Thanks (now where to hide this so RC won’t find it…..)


      EllaDee responded:
      July 5, 2013 at 6:29 am

      Thanks 🙂 If RC is like my cats were, I suggest you don’t hide the award anywhere near anything sweet… with the chocolate stash or in the freezer with the icecream.


    diannegray said:
    July 5, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Congratulations! 😀 I’m hungry after reading this (I’m off now to hunt down a chocolate) 😉


      EllaDee responded:
      July 5, 2013 at 6:27 am

      Thank you… I think that’s what hooked me with Lord David’s award post – all the sweet yummy details 🙂


    Pete Denton said:
    July 5, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations on your award and thanks for the nomination. I am SO FAR behind on acceptances. I need to do something about that. (I still haven’t acknowledged the 2012 Blog of the Year you nominated me for and it’s heading to 2014!


      EllaDee responded:
      July 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Thank you 🙂 If you just wait until you have a collection of awards, and respond all together it will appear an efficient use of time and resources 😉


    Kourtney Heintz said:
    July 8, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Congrats on your Sweet award! What a delicious set of questions. 😉 Thank you so much for nominating me!


      EllaDee responded:
      July 8, 2013 at 11:23 am

      As well as being a talented writer and blogger, I know you have a sweet tooth 🙂


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