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I am so behind that it scares me. No-one told me that when you stop working you become far busier. I am driving all over London for the school run, trying to manage my business on the phone and when I come home I need to help on the geography project. To make matters even worse –shock horror!- I have to brush up my latin skills (Who would have thought?). This means that I am back to my good old diet of chocolate and 5k runs (to burn the calories), and things are pretty intense. But, best of all, I am much happier. I think that I simply needed a break from my day job.

Anyway, back to business. I was given lots of very nice awards and it is my turn to share them with fellow bloggers.
Let’s start with the start. I received a Liebster blog award for Jennifer @ Serenpidity’s library


So here are the rules of this award:
The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections. 
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.
5. And best of all – have fun and spread the karma. 



So, guys, here is my list:
1.     Thom Brown (http://bluedollarbill.blogspot.com/). I like his thoughts and wisdom. Thom’s words are soothing.
2.     Life through Lucylastica’s sense. She is British (well, no-one is perfect, right?) and incredibly funny. Check her blog out here
3.     The Garden Gate: Elizabeth is a very talented writer who suffers from bipolar depression. I like reading her posts and commenting on her blog because I grew up in the shadow of my Dad’s mental illness. She managed to make me understand him a bit better, and I am grateful for this.
4.     Lalia’s blog, Skant, Rattle and Roll. I love her honesty (and she seems to have the same in-laws than me!)
5.     Alexandra’s blog will lift your spirits up. Guaranteed. Check it out here 

So that’s is for today. More awards will be circulated this week (I told you, I am behind). Now, off to bed. Night night!

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinis alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes!

    Davidem Hiberniae

  • My new motto is “Carpe Diem!”

  • Glad to know in spite of the busy schedule that you are enjoying the new life. It looks like Carpe Diem has been a good decision:-)

  • I’m sticking to my old motto “In hoc virgo vinco!”

    Festina lente,

    Davidem Cunctator

  • Nihil est ab omni parte beatum – nothing is all good! But when the September rush is over, you’ll enjoy your different freedoms, Muriel. But I do agree, hardest work of all is keeping the family and house show on the road as well as working professionally from home!

  • Seems like unemployment had made you busier! That sounds fun actually! I thought leaving your job might mean sipping on drinks and dragging yourself out of the couch at 12 afternoon!

    Lol… I am thinking slogging at job might be better for me than those 5k runs… phew..congrats on the loads of awards, you are becoming the blogging star lady! 🙂

  • Definitely better buying busy doing something you like! Sounds tight schedule but still you found some minutes to blog on your awards – Good for you and Congratulations! Enjoy Your Day!

  • @hocam – Thanks, Mary. Fummily enough I have managed to loose some weight also (not a lot). Life is good…
    @DC- maybe I should employ you to tutor my daughter in Latin ?
    @Deborah – I hope that it’s only the September rush. I really hope you are right!
    @Hajra – running is what keeps me balanced (and not too fat despite my old age!). As for being a blogging start, I just like my blogging community as it is…
    @MarieHarmorny – Thanks for your kind words. Hope all is well in Dublin et bon courage…

  • Aw, shucks – as they say in the south. Blush. Thank you for your kind assessment, and thanks for the award.

  • Yes, isn’t it a surprise that when you stop working, you end up working much more? Where does that all “that spare time” go? I think just catching up with other stuff we didn’t have time for before – brushing up our Latin skills? – and planning our next move that may require research and consideration. Despite everything, you may find you miss your business life a bit. Glad you’re enjoying your time off.

  • Thank you Muriel! I’d be willing to bet my father in law has one quality that maybe yours doesn’t have. Hmm, perhaps I’ll blog about that some day 🙂 I’m really honored you chose me!