Thank you, all of you! You're all awesome.
I read a LOT of blogs, and my "friends and favourites" folder in Google Reader is huge. I see that many of them have already been given one or other of these awards, so in an attempt to share the love as widely as possible, I'll do my best not to duplicate!
I pass both these awards on to:
Ruchi aka Arduous, who is an inspiration. Can't wait to read your London posts, Ruchi!
Crystal, who I hope won't mind if I call her adorable!
Infinite Science, who is a real-life friend as well as a blog buddy and writes the kind of posts that I shy away from as requiring far too much thought.
Uphilldowndale, who takes wonderful photographs and is a great story teller. I haven't quite figured out exactly where she's based, but it's not a million miles away from "home" (York).
Isis the Scientist, who is a new addition to my favourites folder. I am in awe. Seriously.
Digital Cuttlefish, who has made a very welcome return to blogging this week after a couple of months away.
Awardees, here are the official "instructions":
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
p.s. I almost listed a Nature Network blog or two, but feared the consequences after unsuccessful attempts (by me and others) to introduce the concepts of carnivals and blog rolls... it's like a different country over there or something, not necessarily bad, just... different.