Friday, 9 January 2009

Thank you for listening

I am very pleased to have been given this unusual award of Van Gogh's Ear Award by Akelamalu. The award has been created by Roger of Idaho Photo who wrote on his blog:

'Every year I like to make up an award and hand it out to people that make a difference in the blogsphere. I like to make it an award for all to enjoy and pass out if one so wants to, I just ask if you are going to give it out to link it back to me as the creator of the Van Gogh's Ear Award.'

The inspiration of the Van Gogh's Ear Award:

'You may know the story of Vincent Van Gogh - a well known artist in history. Although a brilliant painter, in his later years went quite insane. He received the nickname of fou roux ("the redheaded man"). The most bizarre a of Vincent's behaviour is when he cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in her local brothel, asking her to "keep this object carefully". After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide on July 29, 1890 when he was 37 years old. His works of art are priceless.'

The point of this award:

'We are all artists in are own way be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, blogging and we all go a little crazy sometimes. But if you ever feel so crazy to cut off your ear and give it to a prostitute "Seek help"!'

Always remember you're unique.
Just like everyone else.

I hope that I am not going mad but it is certainly a trial living here. Thank you Akelamalu for giving the award to me. I am going to pass it on to the following bloggers:

blog that mama
french fancy
ladybird world mother
moannie



Akelamalu has also kindly given this You stand out from the crowd! award to those that commented on her blog during December. I have decided to pass this award onto those bloggers who commented on my Out with the old post. The comments on that post were much appreciated. Thank you to those bloggers who commented.

I am sorry I can not get the links to work.



15 comments:

Ladybird World Mother said...

Thank you so much! what an unusual one... love it! Hope you have had some luck with those neighbours of yours... XX

CG said...

Congrats on your two awards :)

Akelamalu said...

So glad you like the awards, I get to read some new blogs now you've passed them on! :)

Suburbia said...

Congrats on your lovely awards :)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Aww Cheshire wifey...thats very kind of you..I'll give Moannie a shove in case she's missed this...she always comments, so guess she hasn't been here yet...

I like awards they are given with such faith, fervour and admiration..it's a joy!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What great rewards to receive-- you certainly deserve them. Hang in there, things have to go up from here, right?

david mcmahon said...

Congratulations! You know I'm a big fan of your work and I'm also an old friend of Akelamalu's as well.

IN answer to your question, I wish I'd taken a shot of the entire tree, to judge its height ....

Moannie said...

Thankyou so much...FFF told me earlier, I tend to log off about 4.30pm and only come back at ten if the telly is worse than usual [creatures of habit JP and I]

It is such a marvellous thing to receive an award...I still feel the new girl and it is not false modesty to say that I read so many blogs that put mine to shame.
I do hope things are getting a bit better for you. Huge hugs

Maggie May said...

Congratulations...... a listening ear and standing out in the crowd are good virtues, but please don't chop off your ear!

A Modern Mother said...

I haven't seen this one before, brilliant, congrats!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is such an unusual award, never heard of it. Well done on both of your awards.

Gill in Canada

Sandi McBride said...

If anyone deserves these awards my friend, it's you! Congratulations on the honors! I am so pleased for you!
Sandi

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Congratulations, well deserved awards for you CW and many thanks for passing one to me.

Do hope things are quiet on the home front! A x

Gilly said...

Just found your blog! Congrats on a terrific award, you sound a wonderful person!

How do you like Chester? We live in east Cheshire, but I love Chester, walking round the walls, and the Cathedral. Bit hillier where we are, but very lovely, in its own way!

blogthatmama said...

CW thank you very much, highly unusual but very welcome! I've been a bit slack blogging lately due to piles of work that I'm taking when I can but you've just given me a push. Hope you work things out with those awful neighbours. Blogthatmamax