two in one

so earlier this week the very lovely roller coaster mum / chickens and kids honoured me with both the versatile blogger award and the liebster ward.  how very nice and thank you very very much, your support and kindness is most welcome over here at HPMcQ. i’m not the most confident of bloggers, so when something like this rocks up, firstly i can’t quite believe it and secondly i get a huge boost from it and it certainly spurs me on to continue.

so thank you HUGELY

versatile blogger rules:

1. thank the blogger who has awarded you and link back to them – check

2. share seven things about yourself – not sure you need to know but of course i will share

3. pass the award along to 15 other newly discovered blogs – wow 15? think i might copy  roller coaster mum / chickens and kids and just do 5 

1. i went to a convent school – explains a lot yeah?

2. i went to a convent school in essex – oh the irony

3. i’m an only child and blooming loved every moment of it, my parents rocked!

4. oliver is my second husband and i don’t regret my first marriage because if i hadn’t married and failed i would never have met mr HPMcQ and that would have been my biggest regret.

5. i never had any plans to have a child, i think most were aware of this. ronnie is the best mistake that i have ever made.

6. i have size 5 feet and i own far too many shoes

7. i was actually born in tenerife, yes it is more than a holiday resort!

liebster means favourite or beloved person and is given to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.

the liebster award rules:

1. thank your liebster blog award presenter on you blog – check

2. link back to the blogger who awarded you – check

3. copy & paster the award onto your blog – check

4. nominate 5 blogs to receive the award – see below

5. inform them of their nomination – will do that in a mo

so following my nominator i will select 5 to whom i will award both the versatile blogger and the liebster award

1. the daily mum – her fiction fridays has my account with amazon working overtime. also working hard on setting up a new biannual magazine launching in september journal. please show your support.

2. babber blog – a very new blogger, who is also about to become a very new daddy for the very first time

3. the boy and me – if i’ve said it once i’ve said ten trillion times the lady that inspired me to snap away which has lead to us both being shortlisted for a brit mum kodak competition in the snap category!

4. michael cargill – a funny funny man and somewhat elusive! who are you? what do you look like! you always leave me the most wonderful comments thank you.

5. just above average mum – once this lady is better we will kidnap @motherventing grab our gold bikinis and elope to cuba for mojitos!


  1. March 24, 2012 / 12:26

    Thank ye muchly HPMcQ!

    I am kind of burlyish and have a shaved head. Some people say I look sort of like Phil Mitchell from Eastenders. I have also developed a bulging vein in the side of my forehead that really shows itself when I am down the gym. Kind of unsettling and I wonder if it’s a precursor to suffering an aneurysm.

    I will have to sort out a picture soon I guess.

  2. March 25, 2012 / 22:06

    Thanks so much lovely for the very kind tag, but I’ve already done these posts.

    • March 25, 2012 / 22:10

      well of course and why wouldn’t you have! never mind it’s the thought that counts and all that!

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