I really wasn’t expecting to win (I didn’t even expect to be shortlisted!) but even though the practical part of my mind is saying, Well you KNEW which blog would win that category, there was a little bit of crazy hope that thought just maybe I could be the winner….
You know when that happens?
So although I wasn’t surprised at the result, that meant I was a little disappointed.
And I know I’m supposed to say well done to the person that won, but I’m a terrible loser (like REALLY terrible….The Boy and I can’t talk about Air Hockey after a match that happened 18months ago) and tbh, while I knew he’d win and could see some influential Irish bloggers in his corner, well……
….if I’m honest….
….and I am always honest on this blog….
…the guy kinda p*sses me off.
Plus he called me HERNIA!
So that just made the whole thing worse.
Argh, I sound like a horrible person, but don’t hold it against me, Dear Readers…it’s a once-off! Although considering Head Rambles is ripping Beaut.ie to tiny shreds right now, I don’t feel TOO mean!
HOWEVER, just as I was feeling down, I saw someone announce on the Awards Twitter Page that White Rabbit had won Best Humour Blog!!!!
And after a VERY excited phone call from her, I was in a decidedly better mood (made even better by a box of Pringle’s), because (and this isn’t a lie or exaggeration) I really felt that when it came down to it, I’d have much rather seen her win her category than see me win mine, because she is one of the most consistent and dedicated bloggers I know!!!
So well done WR, and I know you had to cancel our celebration today, but I hereby decree that we WILL have a belated celebration with chocolatey desserts!! *hug*
A little part of me is glad the awards are over though, because I found myself under increasing pressure these last few weeks. I couldn’t just post a single picture or a pretty dress if I wasn’t in the mood to write because I had to show my personal writing abilities and I just found myself becoming very critical of everything I posted here.
On a lighter (and hopefully less bitter-sounding) note, I had a pretty great weekend apart from that!
I spent Saturday showing The Boy’s French cousin around Dublin City. The sun was shining, there was food a-plenty AND after some market-wanderings, I found an amazing tea set in Lucy’s Lounge for only €25: six teacups and matching plates, six cake plates, one milk jug, one sugar bowl and a serving platter!
Today, myself and The Boy made our way to the Dublin Flea Market….I didn’t find anything there, but it was a nice morning and there were some great things….but for other people.
Then after he went to visit his family, I went for a Pampering Shop. Brown Thomas for some Benefit goodies, which included the amazing Dear John moisturiser, and then Lush for an avocado face mask and some bath balls!
OH and in Topshop I picked up a great pale candy green slip with cream lace trimming and a pink chiffon wrap dress…..I look like I belong in Mad Men when I wear it…..Yum!!
The lace shorts weren’t as successful…*sigh* ….does anyone else feel you need to be a teeny stick to look properly flattered in shorts these days???
And now, I’m lying on the couch with my laptop and a smoothie, looking at a pretty bunch of pink and white tulips.
So how was your weekend?