Wow! Our first award. We’re really very thrilled to be nominated for the Starlight Blogger Award. A big thank you to Esther from Family Food Forum who nominated us. We love Esther’s ethos: “a sane approach to modern eating”, and everything she writes, whether it’s how to make a delicious banana topping for porridge (tried it this week Esther, and loved it) or her words of wisdom in posts such as How Many Servings of Fruits & Vegetables Should You Eat Per Day. Please go and check out her blog – there’s so much that’s useful and relevant to feeding our families… without the hysteria!
Esther is just one of lots of lovely bloggers we’ve “met” over the past two months so we love that the Starlight Blogger Award is a way of recognising other bloggers who have inspired, educated and motivated us. That’s why we’re delighted to be given the opportunity to make some nominations of our own.
On to the award itself:
The Starlight Blogger Award was created by Carolina from yesterdayafter.com (the original rules can be found on her website).
- Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
- Answer the questions posed to you, and create your own set of questions for your nominees.
- Nominate other bloggers (Carolina suggests 6 of your favourite bloggers)
Our Answers to Esther’s Questions:
1. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?
My children mostly. I just couldn’t bear the frustration of having to cook one more meal the kids didn’t like. I wanted to change that.
Sheer desperation! I remember vividly standing in my kitchen one evening after another battle to get the kids to eat something I’d thrown together really hurriedly; I felt bored, depressed and frustrated and I just wanted to know I wasn’t alone. When I started talking to other mums and dads about it I realised I wasn’t. Then there was the lunch with Rachel – that conversation led to the blog as it is today.
2. What is your favorite way to unwind at the end of the day?
I like to practise the flute. I’ve just got back into playing and am loving it. This past weekend I gave a recital and it felt great. That’s something I like to do at the end of the day.
Unwinding these past couple of months while we’ve been setting up the blog hasn’t been easy. But the old favourites: a glass of wine and a book, with a dog or a cat on my lap. Reading is my little luxury. I’m currently reading David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks… but you don’t want to get me started talking about books. .
3. What is your favorite comfort food?
Cottage pie. Or anything with mashed potato
Ambrosia custard, and sometimes straight from the tin. I know, not a great look 🙂
4. If you could meet anybody in the world, fictional or not, who would it be and why?
Gosh, that’s a hard one. I’ll have to get back to you.
My great grandmother – I’d want her to tell me her story.
Questions for our nominees
- We’d love to hear how your blog got started. Describe the moment you had the idea for your website?
What’s your Number One, Fail-Safe, Tried-and-Trusted meal for the kids?
If you only had yourself to cook for, what would you make?
Who inspires you?
- Lucy and Amy at TheTwoSavingSisters. Whether it’s a sneak peak at Lucy’s capsule wardrobe for a Greek holiday (we’re jealous) or the Monday Meal Planning Recipe Book Challenge, we love the sisters’ real and dressed down take on what life is like as a mum. All of it makes complete sense to us.
Amy at FeedingFinn. Amy’s informative and inspirational blog is always a joy to read as she shares her own experience, together with some fab recipes, of feeding her own kids. We thought her article on Traditional vs Baby Led Weaning was the business.
Ciara at MyFussyEater – a blog after our own hearts. Ciara’s recipes are always super creative and inspiring, and her food photography is beautiful. Don’t read her blog hungry is all we can say.
Kim at Peeled. We love Kim’s generous and open nature and her passion for “wellness at its core”. Kim generously hosts the fab linkie Tell em Tuesday – which we post on regularly and which has helped us find more lovely fellow bloggers. Thanks to Kim for her commitment to making that work so smoothly.
Shannon at SpoonFedBabyFood – Shannon’s mission is to take the faff and awe out of making your own baby food. In her words it’s about: “homemade baby food made unintimidating and fun for all those time crunched, energy depleted, yet enthusiastic parents!”.
BreAnna at Crafty Coin – has meal planning and budgeting nailed. We have lots to learn from her passion for cooking from scratch with natural ingredients, while trying to keep an eye on those purse strings.
Lots of love,
Dawn & Rachel