Every Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.
Some of these you may have seen yourselves.
And some of them you may have missed.
I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.
This isn’t a top-ten listing.
They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.
And where better to do that than chez Kim at Non, Je ne regrette rien?
Kim’s well controlled rant, finis told a story of people power!
People who were prepared to raise up their baguettes and strike (if that’s not the wrong word) a stance for Liberté, égalité, fraternité and other things French.
Good for you, Kim…
And nice to see you back!
Now, normally we wouldn’t display or encourage such filth of smut but, as it’s LA Mom I guess we can make an exception.
What a superb post from one of the most superb postesses on the scene!
LA Mom.. if only you’d put diesel in your petrol engined car on the way back from the shops, you’d have won the Blog of the Week Award!
Now, that’s given it away, hasn’t it?
Seriously though, I expect no less from LA Mom – after all, if you check her sidebar, she’s got a category especially dedicated to Dog Crap – with 5 entries! What class! For me, that’s the signature of a good blog!
3). Still in Paris, Peter’s Paris delighted with a lovely photo of two mounted policemen outside a restaurant.
The post, wisely called Horses shows just how important it is to carry a camera at all times.
I would have been very tempted to put a cartoon balloon on this photo, coming out of the chef’s mouth, with the words… “Just take them round the back and I’ll put them on the menu tonight!”
But maybe that’s just me?
Aren’t they lovely photos?
What more could you ask for?
I suppose that it would be churlish to mention the slight lack of 2CV photos?
5). And there were tears at Rue Rice this week.
I’m not sure what they were all about?
Perhaps Peggy had realised that she’d forgotten to put diesel in her petrol engined car and thus, would not get this week’s The Blog of the Week Award?
Still, in the sensibly named Grrr…. everyone seems to be crying.
Aidan was crying like a good ‘un. As Peggy says… “Aidan cried all the way to school today. Crying, screaming, holding on to the rail refusing to go up the stairs of the metro.”
And it was his birthday!
Well… I’d cry too, if I had to go to school on my birthday!
Aidan, you’re still our hero! Happy Birthday to you, squashed tomatoes and stew!
OK – now all that stuff is out of the way, let’s get on to the really important stuff…
Of course, it’s Awards Time!
And, I am proud to announce a new winner of the Blog of the Week Award!
This is awarded to the Blog post that has tickled my fancy the most during the past seven days.
This week’s Blog of the Week has been won by Aidan at Conjugating Irregular Verbs for her superb post about putting petrol into her diesel engined car!
Now, there are very few people who are desperate (or mad) enough to go to these extreme lengths to win the coveted Blog of the Week Award.
I suppose that it really isn’t any surprise that Aidan at Conjugating Irregular Verbs has won this week.
I just knew that sooner or later she’d do something that would be so spectacular that I’d have no choice as to who to award the prize to.
This is the blog you come to for a well written Faux Pas!
Aidan, if you’d like to place your award on your blog sidebar just email me and I’ll send you the code.
Now for the rest of the awards….
There was only one Blogiversary Award this week but… it was for the lovely Ann Mah so I’ll count it as double!
Ann has been delighting us with her foodie postings for three years now!
All I can say is, Ann… you’ve filled my belly many, many times over! Lets hope the next three years are as scrumptious as the last three have been!
If any of you are feeling a bit peckish, you could do far worse than popping over to Ann Mah for an Amuse Bouche!
Try her Peking Duck; it looks to die for!
And so, onto the REALLY EARTH SHATTERINGLY important stuff!
Sharon, just let me say – it’s almost as cold, down here in rural Brittany as it looks up there in Normandy!
Reb, could you let Max know that I throw myself to the ground in protest when people try to take my bottles away from me! It must be a Man Thing?
Delana, at Du Jour, wins this week’s Back to College – Gratuitous Lingerie Photo Award for her delightful tale of going back to school again.
In Attention Deficit, Delana tells us that “diversions are…just so diverting!”
Way to go, Fifty!
I wasn’t sure whether to give MJ at An American Mom in Paris the Award for the Longest Post of the Week or the Award for the best Photo of Speederman Pooing.
In the end I decided to give her the pooing one for It’s super surprising there are strikes in France right now.
That way any raving word-counters can’t come back and say… “But my one is longer!”
Ed – you might want to do what Mrs A Taste of Garlic does with Turnips… 1). Peel them, 2). Cut them into chunks and than add pepper and 3). Boil them until they are ready to mash.
Served with a knob of butter they are luurvly!
Not Citroen 2CVs, I know but… they do have rather a Gallic charm all of their own!
Not, I do have to say, as many awards as normal this week?
I don’t know if it’s you slacking, or me?
I would suggest that you all try extra hard next week…
And try to top Aidan’s stupendous effort!
I’ll be watching to see if you do – best of luck, anyway!
All the best