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.