Apr 16, 2009

Roses and Zombies

My peacock tail is big and wide. I have been bestowed 2 (not one, two!) awards in one day. Due!
This is the first one:

Tessa, a delightful artist, poet, friend and compassionate philanthrope, has awarded me a very important Palabras Como Rosas award. It translates to "Words Like Roses" (isn't Spanish a lovely language?).
Using Tessa's gentle words, I would have liked to pass this award onto everyone whose blogs I follow so avidly, but to follow my obligation to give this award to 9 people whose words are truly like the lingering and sweetly scented petals of a perfect rose I choose these bloggers:

Pat of Prattle...From the Flatlands
Laura of Ciao Amalfi!
Michael of God of Another World
Natalie of Musings from the Deep
Rosaria of Sixtyfivewhatnow
Delwyn of A Hazy Moon
Chuck of Chef Chuck's Cucina
Angela of Letters From Usedom
Nicky of Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah)

The second award was bestowed by Michael, who decided to divide his own Zombie Chicken trophy into 5 parts and give me the gizzard. I will dutifully pass it onto 5 bloggy friends who respond to these requisites:
"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken-excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, these amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least five other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by not choosing wisely or not choosing at all..."

And the recipients of my lovely decaying birds are:

Fhina of Woman Of No Importance (although she's been awarded it already)
Attracted by Shiny Objects of A Tidings Of Magpies (although she's been awarded it already)
Janet of Under The Blood Red Sky
Karen of Border Town Notes
Jennifer of At The Table In My Sunroom

And since I'm feeling very generous in my proud peacock tail, I will also post a recipe later on in the day. Think fish. Think sinful. And lavish.

Ciao my friends.


  1. Ah! Wonderful! Congratulations Lola.xx

    I will accept mine with much pleasure, thank you.xx♥

  2. A double dip of Zombie lovin'?? Oh, yeeeessss:>)thank you!

  3. Lola
    thank you my friend, and congratulations to you in the first place - well deserved too.

  4. So well deserved. You site is like a vacation to our favorite place.

  5. Oh, wow! Just sitting down to read everyone's blogs from today and you were first on my list - thank you for the award! And some new blogs to visit.

  6. Oooola, Lola. Thank you soooo much for the roses. My first award and from my favorite blogger. What an honor.

    Your friend,
    La Pazza

    p.s. La Pazza...that's a good thing, right?

  7. Ciao Lola! What an lovely surprise and what a beautiful message. It is really an honor that you would think of me! I read your blog daily and am just as often inspired by your grace with words, your imagination and humor. Grazie mille!

  8. Oh Lola, you gizzard girl! Congratulations on your awards; they are well deserved. Your blog is a treat to read every time.

    Thanks for your nice comments lately. I hope you're having some happy times this week.


  9. Congratulations Lola! Yes you should spread out your feathers and smile! Can you see how many are in love with your words and your food and you! it's always a pleasure :)
    ♥ xo lori

  10. Lola, I happened upon you via Angela's blog "Letters from Usedom" after reading your most significant comment about her blog on telling the truth to children. I was touched by your words.
    Your blog is lovely. I look forward to reading it. I too love Sicily & would love to go back & take my husband. Also, my favorite type cooking is Mediterranean style & look forward to your contributions.

  11. I love it!! You fluff and spread those feathers so well, your wonderful!! Thank you :)

  12. Natalie - It was my immense pleasure!

    Distracted... - I thought as a true zombie fan you'd appraciate. What was that zombie/Bronte book called?

    Delwyn - Thank YOU!

    LoriE - Thank you so much for your lovely and constant comments, I treasure them.

    Michael - Isn't this fun?

    Pazza - Of course it's a good thing! Thank you, amica mia (my friend).

    Laura - Grazie mille to you for the lovely comment!!

    sallymandy - I am (having happier times this week), also thanks to folks like you. I'm in my own element, in this newfound niche. It's awesome, this blogosphere...

    Lori ann - I am so touched by the massive response! It's so stimulating. I love blogland!

    Lizzy - I'm so happy we finally "met!" i've been reading your lovely, witty and poignant comments in mutual bloggy friends posts and always shyly wished to come over and visit. You beat me to it! Grazie, and please make yourself comfortable, there's loads of tasty goods to come.

    Chuck - Grazie a te, chef!!

  13. Congratulations, Lola.
    And thank you for the compliment. I humbly accept your generous gift!

  14. Congratulations Lola. You deserve all that and more.

    Thank you for your lovely comment yesterday. I was at the hospital all day so was just able to see it now.

    You made me feel like crying.

    Okay what are we having for supper. I think I heard fish.

    Love Renee xoxox

  15. Congratulations on two well deserved awards.

  16. You deserve all things good and bright!

  17. Lola, thank you so much - you are such a very dear and special soul. Big mwah!

    And now I'm scrolling all the way back up through the posts because I saw recipes that have left me drooling unattractively all over my keyboard! xx