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Vote for me or I’ll……make another book!

I really like this book. The cover is a Japanese Silk bookcloth from Falkiners. It is a rich red with a grey slub, so classy! I also love the paper inside. I think I bought this one from Paper Source when I was in Los Angeles, it has been waiting for the perfect companion and I think this is it.
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Dear Kim over at Laketrees nominated me in three categories of the Bloggers Choice awards the other day. I am almost embarrassed to tell you the categories but as I would like your votes I shall :-) Unfortunately, they spelled my URL incorrectly and in correcting the error, they deleted Kim’s vote for me, so I am feeling like Billy No-Mates with no votes (instead of Billy One-Mate with one vote!) :-(

So all I can say is ‘Vote for me! Yay!’ :-)

My site was nominated for Best Blog Design!My site was nominated for Best Photography Blog!
My site was nominated for Hottest Mommy Blogger!

I played tennis this morning at the local tennis club. I joined a ‘ladies’ morning’ and it is more of a fun, coaching session than my usual doubles game. It probably involved a lot more running around so I really feel like it will do me good on a lot of levels, I will meet some new people, get fit and improve my tennis – result! It was raining when we started to play but by the time we had finished, the sun had come out and it had turned into a really nice day.

When I got home, I wandered around my garden for the first time in ages and was surprised to see how many signs there were that spring is approaching. Well, that or that global warming has finally hit Dorset. Lots of flowers were out – and I’m sure that apart from the snowdrops, they are early. I took some photographs to show you.

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I’m actually feeling quite cheery today for the first time in ages. Long may it continue!

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11 responses to “Vote for me or I’ll……make another book!

  1. laketrees January 24, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    hi Diane ..have just voted for you on all three categories….
    ha Billy 1 votes now :)
    love the book ….very rich and I like the contrast between the cover and the inside …
    I bet you are really looking forward to spring …wonderful photos !!!
    oh oh that means our Autumn will be here soon …
    I will have to move north for the winter :)

  2. strugglingwriter January 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    You all are much closer to spring than we are. Our daffodils haven’t even considered popping up yet (good for them). We are probably three months away from spring :( It was 4 degrees here early in the week, but seems warm at 16 degrees today.

    Also, I just watched the “Blink” episode of Doctor Who the other day, the one with the angel statues. What did you think of that one?

    I’ll have to register and vote for you later.

  3. Diane January 25, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    We seem to be having a sort of lull, warmish and sunny and it’s making the flowers come out but with the UK it can suddenly turn freezing cold and February is usually a horrible month, so I am making the most of this nice weather while it lasts….

    Luckily the south coast (where I live) tends to have nicer weather than up north! 4 degrees? Brrrr…. :-( I like 16 degrees much better!

    I really liked the “Blink’ episode. I thought it was scary and very well done…the idea of the monsters only coming to life if you blinked was ingenious. Was that the episode where the Doctor didn’t appear much?

    Thank you – much appreciated! Hope your writer’s block is passed too.

  4. Jane January 25, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Diane! Congratulations! I hope one day my blog gets nominated for something like you did. But I’ll have to wait until the day when I get more experience and I get as good as you are. =] I’m going to go vote now. hehe.

  5. DrowseyMonkey January 26, 2008 at 7:23 am

    I’m on my way to vote! :)

    Oh….those flower photos are wonderful…I can’t wait for spring!

  6. Faiz January 26, 2008 at 7:26 am

    That is a good book you have got. I have seen this for the first time. Using ribbons to attach the spine is a good idea. And hope you win all the three awards.

  7. Diane January 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Jane – thank you! I love your blog, you have such wonderful things on there! I have joined your community and forgot to post about it today but I will in my next post!

    DM – Thank you! I’m not Billy No Mates after all!
    It’s another gorgeous Spring-like day here. Quite uplifting!

    Faiz – I copied the idea from Dennis Yuen at http://www.cailun.info
    Glad you like my efforts!Your blog is very interesting and full of useful information.

  8. Dunn January 28, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Diane!
    I just voted for you, on all of the categories. I hope you win.

  9. Diane January 28, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Dunn! Thank you so much, you are very kind and it is much appreciated!

  10. RennyBA January 29, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Good to see the sign of spring and you’ve captured it soooo well – still winter in Norway, but less snow, so there is hope.

    I have voted for you of course and you might like to return the favour:
    http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/25147

  11. Diane January 29, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Thank you, Renny! I voted for you too!
    The weather here is set to turn cold again so I hope all the flowers survive the sudden chill!

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