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The One With The Award Nomination

6th April 2018

Featured Image -- 7624I’m excited, honoured and a little freaked out to announce the voting is open for The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards and Gin & Lemonade is up for Best Overall Blogger.  

I don’t know who nominated me, but I will find you and I will tackle-hug you.

I’ve been writing this blog for years, and it means a lot that I’m up for this award, with so many other great blogger friends.

Voting is through this link, and it would mean a lot if you’d be so inclined to click the button for Gin & Lemonade.

Since the award has the word Overall in it, I guess that means I ramble too much about a little bit of everything to fit in the other categories.


Recent top posts are:

A Little Cracked: Birthday Lines

That’s Just How I Roll: Thoughts On Inspiration

Finding Zen On An Ordinary Day

What’s It All About, Lorna

10 Things I’ve Learned In 7 Years of Blogging

Anxiety & Us

My Flat Ass: What Disability Means To Me

No More Bullshit Blogging Advice

A Day In My Life As A Disabled Mother

Lanterns In The Rain

and these are my top posts of 2017.

I appreciate all the love from my friends and groovy readers, and if you’ve ever wanted to tell your friends about that random blog written by the disabled American living in Scotland with her tall husband and talkative kid, now would be a good time.

The fam and I are off on a road-trip this weekend, so I’ll share the shenanigans, as ever.

So, a road-trip post and a reading roundup are coming up. Edit:  Road-trip post is over here.

And this is another question, what would you like me to write about in future posts?

Good luck to all the nominees up for awards.  Click here to vote!





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  • Reply thebeasley 6th April 2018 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations Lorna- all the best x

    • Reply Lorna 6th April 2018 at 11:37 am

      Thanks, Hayley. You, too! xox

  • Reply thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany 6th April 2018 at 11:46 am

    YAY! Congrats on the nomination!!! So exciting 🙂

  • Reply Terri, Reclaiming Hope 6th April 2018 at 3:35 pm


    • Reply Lorna 7th April 2018 at 8:03 am

      Thank you, it’s exciting!

  • Reply Melissa ❤️?? 6th April 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations on your nomination! I’ll be sure to vote for you. Maybe “Overall” can be the name of niche for those of us who blog about everything and nothing in particular? ? Enjoy your road trip.

  • Reply Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2] 6th April 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations Lorna and all the best, and very well deserved 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 7th April 2018 at 8:07 am

      Thank you! Nice to see you up there, too! x

  • Reply SickChristine 6th April 2018 at 6:39 pm

    We’re both nominated in the same category. I will fight you to the death. Uh, I mean, good luck.

    • Reply Lorna 6th April 2018 at 7:31 pm

      You, too. I mean, the good luck part, ha!

  • Reply Losing the Plot 6th April 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Delighted for you xxx 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 6th April 2018 at 10:04 pm

      You, too! You are coming to the Bash, yes? xox

      • Reply Losing the Plot 6th April 2018 at 10:16 pm

        🙁 don’t think so, unfortunately, which is a bit wick. I know they are hoping to have a Facebook feed, which would be cool, I wonder if video conferencing would be possible?

  • Reply FranL 6th April 2018 at 9:39 pm

    That’s wonderful, congrats!

    • Reply Lorna 6th April 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks, Fran! x

  • Reply MindOverMeta 7th April 2018 at 7:53 am

    That’s awesome about your nomination! Good luck!

    • Reply Lorna 7th April 2018 at 8:07 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Unbound Roots 7th April 2018 at 7:53 am

    Congratulations, Lorna, and very well-deserved! ❤️ Hope you have a wonderful trip with your family.

    • Reply Lorna 7th April 2018 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Erin! Off to the aquarium today, but I won’t be painting. 😉 x

  • Reply Shailaja V 7th April 2018 at 7:55 am

    Congrats and all the best to you, Lorna 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 7th April 2018 at 8:08 am

      Thank you! <3

  • Reply Debbie Harris 7th April 2018 at 8:30 am

    So well deserved Lorna, all the best to you 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 9:00 am

      Thanks, Deb. The whole list is wonderful. xox

  • Reply Midlife Smarts 7th April 2018 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations. I’ve been nominated too and am ridiculously thrilled ! Good luck missus.

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 9:01 am

      Thank you, Jill. It is exciting. You, too. xox

  • Reply wedincentralpark 7th April 2018 at 8:49 am

    How lovely to get nominated. Good luck to you!

    • Reply Lorna 17th April 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks! I wish there was a wedding blog catagory.

  • Reply Modern Gypsy 7th April 2018 at 9:28 am

    How wonderful! Congratulations and all the best!!

    • Reply Lorna 17th April 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply arv! 7th April 2018 at 11:44 am

    Congrats, Lorna! It speaks a lot about your blogging skills!

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 7:27 am

      Thank you! Writing skills, too, I would hope.

  • Reply You Can Always Start Now 7th April 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations – exciting. I think a good ramble is always worth it.

  • Reply fancypaperblog 7th April 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations Lorna ☺ well deserved ?? I wish you soon the best and enjoy the weekend !!

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 7:26 am

      Not over yet! Still have butterflies and to see and book vouchers to spend! You have a good one, too!

  • Reply angelanoelauthor 7th April 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I love how you did this, great way to showcase all the various shades of Lorna-ness. Congratulations, of course, on the nomination. It’s stiff competition to be sure! You’re awesome. Good luck!!!

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 7:22 am

      Thank you, Angela! Travel post comig up!

  • Reply Natalie Ducey 7th April 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Congratulations, Lorna! 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 7:20 am

      Thanks, Natalie! I appreciate the RT, too. x

  • Reply Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog) 7th April 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Congrats, Lorna! You so deserve this for just writing like you!! Well done, C xxx (BTW are you coming down for the Bash?)

    • Reply Lorna 7th April 2018 at 5:58 pm

      I am indeed, are YOU? I’d love to see you! xox

  • Reply fattymccupcakes 8th April 2018 at 7:05 am

    Yay!! Congrats, Lorna! Well deserved!

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 7:23 am

      You, too, Katie.

  • Reply rachaelstray 8th April 2018 at 9:22 am

    Congratulations Lorna. It’s very exciting. Fingers crossed for you!

  • Reply gemmaorton 8th April 2018 at 10:46 am

    Congratulations! So pleased I found you, and Gin & Lemonade!

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 9:04 pm

      The feeling is super mutual, Gemma. <3

  • Reply Judy E Martin 8th April 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulations and good luck 🙂

  • Reply josypheen 8th April 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Yay! Go Lorna!!

    I shared your post about your wheelchair, but now I am thinking I should have shared your no blullsh**t blogging advice. Eep! You have so many good posts to chose from!

    • Reply Lorna 8th April 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks, Josy! And the month is still young, ha.

  • Reply Jess (Randomly Jess) 8th April 2018 at 9:49 pm

    How exciting that you were nominated!! Love that you ramble about everything! Best of luck!!

  • Reply KJ Smith 10th April 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Congratulations and Good Luck!!

    • Reply Lorna 17th April 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks, KJ. Still happening. 🙂

  • Reply Sara-Jayne Jones 14th April 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Congratulations! I love the idea of a tackle hug – haha! Good luck!!!

    • Reply Lorna 17th April 2018 at 9:34 pm

      The best kind, ha!

  • Reply Laura@dearbearandbean 14th April 2018 at 8:57 pm

    congratulations and good luck! I’ve not come across these awards before x

    • Reply Lorna 17th April 2018 at 9:33 pm

      It’s a good bloggers meet up to be part of. My first time actually going in May.

  • Reply Caitlin 15th April 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Congrats! This is very exciting news! Voting 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 15th April 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks, Caitlin. I appreciate the vote! x

  • Reply Karla | Little Conquest 15th April 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Congrats and good luck! ??

    • Reply Lorna 15th April 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Thanks, Karla. I’m excited!

  • Reply fashionandstylepolice 15th April 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Congrats on your nomination. I hope you win.

    • Reply Lorna 16th April 2018 at 9:57 am

      Thank you, Stella. It would mean a lot to me.

  • Reply Kara 16th April 2018 at 6:48 am

    Congratulations and good luck in the awards

    • Reply Lorna 16th April 2018 at 10:08 am

      Thanks, Kara.

  • Reply Stephanie 16th April 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Oh well done you!! Congratulations

  • Reply Jamie Wainman 17th April 2018 at 12:25 am

    Congrats on the nomination!!

  • Reply Alexa 17th April 2018 at 12:50 am

    This is really awesome congrats 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 17th April 2018 at 11:53 am

      Thanks, Alexa! xox (with a little help from my blog friends!)

  • Reply Laura Dove 17th April 2018 at 10:38 am

    I haven’t heard of these awards before but well done you! Lovely news!

    • Reply Lorna 17th April 2018 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Laura, means a lot coming from a writer like you! xox

  • Reply Kira 18th April 2018 at 11:05 am

    How blinking exciting!!! Congratulations lovely

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase 23rd April 2018 at 9:34 am

    This is so exciting. It must be an amazing feeling for being recognised for your efforts.

    • Reply Lorna 23rd April 2018 at 9:52 am

      I am excited. Like the writing I’m putting out there matters to more than just me. I know it, but I’d be nice to know it, know it. Y’know? Thanks, Zena!

  • Reply lifewithmrst 23rd April 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Congratulations on the nomination, I have just voted for you; good luck with the award

    • Reply Lorna 23rd April 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you, Nicki!

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