An exciting surprise for me and Simon!

The gorgeous Nancy from her inspiring and humbling blog, Alzheimer’s Wife, has nominated our blog for an award – The Quintet of Radiance award (Richard, I know you will be laughing at this point) but it is a wonderful feeling to know that our blog is being enjoyed by people we haven’t even met (other than online). Our blog was started as a means to share our adventure in Canada with our family and friends and has extended to include so many and so much more and given such a lot back to us.

This is what Nancy said in nominating us:

I also want to nominate fiona and simon who tell their story of moving from Australia to  Peterborough, Canada, so that Simon  could go to a special school where  his learning difficulties could be treated in the Arrowsmith program.  Their daily experiences, travels,  Simon’s progress — all of it is shared with us.

In accepting the award, we have to thank our nominator, so a big thank you to Nancy, I love reading your blog, it is so beautifully written, your love, warmth and humour shine through no matter how stressful or difficult the situation you find yourself in whilst caring for Bo. You are truly inspiring and I feel honoured that you have nominated our blog.

We also have to write something about ourselves in 26 words (and a few more!), so following Nancy’s lead, I asked Lara to do this – this is what she came up with (and I have added some in too):

A true friend no matter the distance
Beautiful/brave
Clever
Diplomatic/dog lover
Ever welcoming
Full of smiles/fun
Glutton for life
Helpful to any in need
Inspiring/insightful
Jolly good fun to party with
Keen to learn new things
Loving/long haired
Mum
Nature loving
Optimistic
Patient/ potato-master!
Quirky
Reader
Simply wonderful/Son
Teacher/traveller
Understanding
Very determined
Wise/walker
Xenodochial
Youthful
Zen

I’d like to nominate Stephen Liddell for his blog where he writes with insight, humour and compassion on a wide range of subjects from World War I to the best complaint letter ever – he makes me laugh as well as to think about things I might not otherwise have thought about (and I usually read his blogs with Simon too).

And also Colour the Moment written by a clearly wonderful Mum  – this is what she says about herself  – This is the home of The Outstanding Wife. It is a blog about the ups and downs of daily life. It covers topics from parenting, to people, to pelvic floors and happiness. And a whole lot of other, everyday things in between.  Warm and witty insights into her world, sometimes heartbreaking as she describes other people’s reactions to her autistic son and sometimes the most beautiful poems – all compulsive reading.

 

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5 thoughts on “An exciting surprise for me and Simon!

  1. Oh wow, thank-you! As you say it is always a surprise and genuinely wonderful to know other people enjoying your blog. I’m so glad that my blog makes you laugh and that you both enjoy it as well as sometimes learning something new. I will have a spring in my step all day now 🙂

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