I Vote For

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | 28 comments

I nearly did a wee with excitement when I saw that I was on the shortlist for the BiBs. For those of you who are not familiar, this is not some kind of spillage catching device to pop round ones neck, (tho I could certainly do with using one of those after a drink or two!), but the Brilliance in Blogging awards. I can think of several adjectives beginning with B I may have used to describe my blogging; blithering, boring, and bewildering are the first 3 that spring to mind, but BRILLIANT, never! Thank you VERY much to those who nominated me, being on the short list for Fresh Voice in this years awards is a hugely wonderful thing.

At this point I should be asking you to pop here and vote for me to get through to the finals, and if you do I kiss your face with glee, however I have seen the rest of the nominees on the list- and there isn’t a duffer amongst them!

Take Mummy Never Sleeps, and Just A Normal Mum – these two blogs are just awesome, so awesome I had no idea they were newbies like me! They are both capable of making you cry, both with laughter and emotion, and would be worthy winders indeed.

Then there are two blogs that are even newer still, so new that they have both only come to my attention in the last couple of months – Victoriananana and The Pigeon Pair and Me. Both of these share incredible writing, and once you have read a post or two by their wonderful writers I guarantee you will be back for more.

And that’s just 4, there is another 11 blogs of UTTER BRILLIANCE on the Fresh Voice shortlist alone, which you can read over at BritMums, along with all the short lists for the other categories. And speaking of other categories, I am giddy that so many epic blogs that I simply adore are on those lists too. But there are also many utterly top notch blogs that are not on the final lists, and I would love to give all of them an award tooooo.


Let’s raise a glass or several to blogs everywhere and their talented owners, and I will see you on the dance floor somewhere after midnight…..

Love Miss chuffed to bits Cisco XXX

P.S. this is TOTALLY off topic….but can I just say Broadchurch! Squeee – I bloody loved it. Made me cry a bit tho…


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  1. MummyNeverSleeps

    MASSIVE CONGRATS to you missus! 😀 Thanks so much for the mention! *does a happy jig* xx

  2. My Two Mums

    Well done. Very well deserved :)

  3. Suzanne Whitton

    Whoop whoop! I am so thrilled to see your name up there too – well deserved indeed! Like you though, I am a little in awe of who else is on the list next to my little blog….I love the party idea! And Broadchurch left me speechless and I’m still drained by the whole thing. Awesome x

  4. Michelloui | The American Resident

    Congratulations!! Very well deserved :)

    Best of luck! x

  5. Bee Bonnet

    Congratulations, loving finding these new blogs to read and follow, good luck, Bee x

  6. SarahMummy

    Congratulations! Don’t mind telling you that I nominated you in the first place and have already voted for you :) There are some fab blogs in all of the categories and lots of very well deserved nominees. Win or lose, I’m looking forward to partying with you. X

    • Sonya Cisco

      Thank you very much, lets badger the DJ for some Levellers… (ok, so the DJ may only exist in my mind….but still….)

  7. Nell Heshram

    Thank you for saying such nice things!!!! Party On! (oooh Levellers – I saw them in Carmarthen Students’ Union when I was 17. Or was it Back to the Planet? All I remember is a load of dreadlocks and Red Stripe flying around. Those were the days).

    Congratulations too missus!

    • Sonya Cisco

      You are welcome, love your blog! And I liked Back to the Planet more than I liked The Levellers, can’t beat a bit of student crusty rock….well you can actually, but still!!

  8. Emily Foran

    Congratulations, more than deserved – I really hope you win ;)) xx

  9. LondonBirdLucy

    Congrats! voted! Keeping my Fingers Crossed for you sweetie x

  10. BavarianSojourn

    Brilliant! Congrats and good luck! :)

  11. lucy at dear beautiful

    Congratulations. And good luck. See you at the party! x

  12. Natasha

    Well done me old mucker!! Kick ass! X

  13. Older Mum

    Well done you lovely lady you – so well deserved. I love your blog!!!! :o). My fingers and toes so crossed you make the final six! X.

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