The MAD Blog Awards – I made the shortlist!



I had a lovely surprise this week. I found out I had been nominated in not one but two categories for the prestigious MAD Blog Awards, and I still can’t actually believe it’s happened! I knew I’d been nominated, but to have made the shortlist in the Best Writer and Blog of the Year categories is just an absolutely amazing feeling – and you’ll all know there haven’t been many of those around here for a very long time.

I’m up there with a fantastic group of bloggers, many of whom I can now call my friends, and I know the competition is tough. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who reads my blog, and to everyone who nominated me, I really am so grateful.

It has made me smile this week when everything else is so rubbish. I still can’t believe I started this blog just over a year ago and wondered if anyone would read it, and now here I am. It just goes to show that taking a leap of faith can sometimes pay off – without this blog to share my ups and downs I don’t know where I’d be.

Voting in the MADs is now open until 26 June, so if you would like to cast a little vote for me and my blog it would mean the absolute world to me! You can do so here. You’ll find me in the Best Writer section but the Blog of the Year is chosen solely by the judges.

Thanks so much!

x Julia

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    June 5, 2015 at 10:43 am

    So happy for you, well done! and well deserved, I love a blog that is written straight from the heart like yours is x
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    June 5, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Made up for you Julia…very well deserved….Hope your precious husband is able to come home for the weekend Take Care x

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    Lisa Ann Holcombe
    June 5, 2015 at 11:48 am

    So pleased to hear this news, I clicked on the link and voted for you Julia! You definitely deserve this, your writing is beautiful and touches my heart, thinking of you and your family xox

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    June 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Well done on getting such deserved recognition, Julia. Your, Roger and your children’s story has touched so many people.
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    June 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    You got my vote 🙂
    LOVE the photo of Florrie tending to her flowers x

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    Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life
    June 5, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    well done lovely and it is very much deserved as your blog is written straight from the heart. You already have my vote xx

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    June 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    You’ve got my vote Julia! Got my fingers crossed for you! X

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    Beth Twinderelmo
    June 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Best of luck xxx
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    June 8, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Well deserved 🙂 Congratulations and two categories too! Arghhhhhh! You very talented and clever lady. I adore your blog. Good luck lovely. Jess xxxxx
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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    June 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Congratulations my talented friend!! I’m so glad it gave you a moment of happiness, you deserve it more than anyone else I know. It goes without saying, you have my vote. All the best Julia xxx

    Thank you so much for linking up to #SundayStars xxx
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    K Kelly
    June 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    You have my vote x

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    Katja - globetotting
    June 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Congratulations and good luck!!

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    sarah christie
    June 13, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations and so well deserved my lovely friend, I am so pleased and proud of you that you have a tiny ray of light to make you smile, and of course you have my vote lovely lady xxx
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    Gina Caro
    June 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations from a fellow finalist 🙂 Good luck with your votes

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    June 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Just thought I would return the good wishes and wish you luck in your 2 MAD award categories:-)
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