I Vote For

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 meΒ 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…



  1. April 23, 2013 / 8:50 am

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

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 23, 2013 / 9:35 am

      thanks! *joins in happy jig* πŸ™‚

  2. April 23, 2013 / 9:33 am

    Well done. Very well deserved πŸ™‚

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 23, 2013 / 9:35 am

      And to you- you guys are on the UTTERLY BRILLIANT list too! :)xx

  3. Suzanne Whitton
    April 23, 2013 / 10:10 am

    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

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 23, 2013 / 12:54 pm

      Many congrats to you too lovely lady! ANd yes, Broadchurch was fabuloso, glad its coming back! x

  4. Michelloui | The American Resident
    April 23, 2013 / 10:26 am

    Congratulations!! Very well deserved πŸ™‚

    Best of luck! x

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 23, 2013 / 12:55 pm

      thank you very much x

  5. Bee Bonnet
    April 23, 2013 / 11:17 am

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

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 23, 2013 / 12:56 pm

      So many brilliant blogs out there, my list of must reads is getting longer and longer!

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 23, 2013 / 12:56 pm

      and you mine! *Indulges in mutual face licking* x

  6. SarahMummy
    April 23, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    Congratulations! Don’t mind telling you that I nominated you in the first place and have already voted for you πŸ™‚ 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
      April 23, 2013 / 12:57 pm

      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
    April 23, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    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
      April 24, 2013 / 6:39 am

      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
    April 23, 2013 / 9:17 pm

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

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 24, 2013 / 6:38 am

      Thanks Emily, just an honour to be short listed! πŸ™‚

  9. April 23, 2013 / 9:23 pm

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

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 24, 2013 / 6:38 am

      Thank you Lucy xx

  10. BavarianSojourn
    April 24, 2013 / 7:14 am

    Brilliant! Congrats and good luck! πŸ™‚

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 24, 2013 / 7:49 am

      And congrats to you too lovely lady! πŸ™‚

  11. lucy at dear beautiful
    April 24, 2013 / 12:51 pm

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

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 25, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      Hooray, and congrats to you too x

  12. April 25, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    Well done me old mucker!! Kick ass! X

    • Sonya Cisco
      April 25, 2013 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you, shall do me best!

  13. Older Mum
    April 30, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    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.

    • Sonya Cisco
      May 1, 2013 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you, and ditto of course! πŸ™‚

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