Thursday, February 23, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I am delighted. And appreciative. And happy that I put my 'followers' box back on my blog. It was hovering in the 90s so I removed it for awhile.

And then I put it back and the fabulously French Veronique of French Girl in Seattle saw it and included me in her list of five blogs that she thinks deserve more followers. Guess what? Now I have 101!

Thanks to each and every one hundred and one of you for liking my blog enough to put your face on it. I also appreciate those of ya'll who have my posts sent to a reader. Subscribers are cool.

And now I get to share five of my favorite bloggers whose blogs I think you'd like to add your face to. It was fun to read through my favorites, find links to new places and discover new blogs to follow. I hope you like my list.

The Liebster goes to....

1. Lost in Arles. I just recently found this blog and I was hooked. Not only does Heather have a Golden cousin of Clementine's but she's smart and writes beautiful posts accompanied with beautiful photographs. She's someone you'd like to invite to lunch.

2. Cat at Fil de la Vie. I always tell Cat that I think she's the real deal and that more people should know it. She's a talented cook, photographer, designer and writer. Like I said, the real deal. Have a look and see for yourself.

3. Femme au Foyer. Liene is American but of Latvian heritage. She often shares Latvian recipes, traditions and sometimes the language which she and her husband still speak. She's a new mommy to her second adorable little boy and her blog is full of warmth and love as well as some great foodie posts.

4. Under a Pink Moon. First of all, I love the name. It's what made me have a look in the first place. And what I found didn't disappoint. This is a thoughtful blog about life, style, love, design and being a mom. I'm glad to have found it and look forward to Estelle's next post to pop into my reader.

5. Michael of Je Parle Americain. This is one of those blogs that when I found it I thought, 'where have you been all my expat life?'. It's funny, charming, entertaining and smart. I love it. There are about a gazillion Paris blogs out there but Michael's goes beyond the standard 'moved to Paris, fell in love, eat croissants'.

If you'd like to keep the love of the little blog that could going all you have to do is place the award on your blog and send it on to five more that you think deserve more attention. 'I think I can, I think I can'., that's what my blog says as it chugs up the hills of blogland.

Bisous a tous,


  1. Nice choices for the awards, Aidan. Some I haven't seen before, and you're right, they're worth reading.

  2. Oh good, some new blogs to explore! I think Veronique is a delight. She visits my blog daily and I love to hear from her. Congrats on your award. Here's to many more followers. Now I have to run up there and see If I followed yesterday when I stopped by!

  3. I'm touched that you thought of me! Congrats, and thanks for sharing the love. Added bonus - a few new blogs to explore!

  4. You deserve all the new Followers you are getting Aidan. Good luck with "the little blog that could" ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  5. Congratulations Aidan! And thank you so much for spreading on the happiness--I really, really appreciate it. Like you, I am so very grateful for each and every one of my "members" (as if it were a club--sheesh) and it looks like Liene has already signed up! Yipee!

  6. Well, I shall certainly enjoy checking out your five award winners! Congratulations to you and I'm pleased you put your followers box back so that I could be one of your new followers!

  7. Can't wait to check out your picks, Aidan! Congrats, again!

  8. Oh wow! Thanks Aidan ... I got a comment on my Mardi Gras blog this afternoon congratulating me on my "award" and I had no idea where that came from! Then suddenly, in my blog stats, I had a spike of visits from your blog! Et voilà! In any case, I really appreciate the award ... so let me take a few minutes to thank everyone who made this moment possible: first, my producer for his vision, and my director for making me work like I've never worked before, oh, and the set designers for amazing imagery, the fabulous make-up team of course ... ;-)

  9. Congratulations - and thanks for the links to more French Life blogs. I hadn't found any of those before and some of them are practically neighbours!

  10. Merci mon amie! You are lovely my friend!

    A bientot!

  11. Thank you, Aidan! You are so kind and I'm very flattered to be included in such good company.

  12. Veronique is a sweetheart and I have loved coming to know her. She is my go-to person on French questions, not just the language, but the "what would a real Frenchie say" -- I just try to not say the equivalent of "done did" in French.... bien sûr!

    I am #105 and your numbers are rising!


  13. Hope you have a lovely weekend! New follower:)

  14. Congrats on the award! I found your blog through French Girl in Seattle and have been enjoying the read.
    Looking forward catching up on more of your posts!
    Best Wishes,

  15. Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing your favorites. I can't wait to have a look!
    Ashley (backyardprovence)


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