4 Things I NEVER Expected to Say About the BiBs Awards ’16!

One week before receiving this news, I was lucky enough to also be shortlisted in the Best Writer category of the MAD Blog Awards.  You can click on that highlighted link or go to the end of this post to vote for me to win in those. Thank you. x

Prabs with wine glass, navy and white stripe top, white trousers


1) I can honestly say I never thought that a week after learning I’d made it as a MADs Finalist, I’d also make the Best Writer shortlist for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards!

If you want to go straight to voting for me to win Best Writer at the BiBs just:

CLICK HERE
1) pop in your name
2) scroll to Best Writer
3) select Absolutely Prabulous
4) hit Done.

Thank You!

Thank you so so much to those of you who nominated me.  To be shortlisted for the MADs (and er if you want to vote for me to win that please do!) was amazing enough and I’ve been on cloud nine since finding out.  But to be sitting here writing another “Please vote for Me” post after making the BiBs shortlist, is just bonkers, deliciously bonkers and beyond my wildest dreams.  To be honest, my internal response was You have GOT to be kidding me?!   My external response was ladylike and optimistic.  Not.

screenshot whatsapp and FB chats regarding blog awards

 

Fear not, if it’s in my stars to be shortlisted ever again in the future, I shall have my best Queen Elizabeth demure response ready.  Because quite honestly:

2) I never meant to make a reference to an appointment involving lady bits, upon finding out.

(Yep, am so hoping all the dad bloggers are looking the other way on that one…)

Jokes aside, I’m at huge risk of gushing all over this laptop trying to explain the many MANY reasons why I am just astonished.  I think of the stupendous blogs I follow that are not on these lists, I feel guilty that they are not shortlisted with (instead of?) me and quite frankly, wonder how on earth I’m in this incredible position.

3) I’m probably a walking talking cliché when I say that I could never have predicted seeing my name alongside blog goddesses Hurrah for Gin and the Unmumsy Mum.

I can just die happy even being in the same category as them.  Let’s face it, I probably don’t a stand a chance next to such giants.  Frankly, I wonder whether there is much point writing  another ‘begging’ post when the other nominees are of such a high pedigree:

4) And I certainly never anticipated the bizarre feeling that came over me – when I should have been euphoric…

Honestly, I may be really misunderstood here.  Especially as I don’t understand it myself!  Don’t get me wrong.  Of course I was happy!  Ecstatic but:
I just felt like it was all too good to be true.  Seriously, stuff like this doesn’t happen to me.  I’ve never been the person who lands on her feet.  So when I saw my name on a second awards shortlist, I just couldn’t process it.

I berated myself for putting out my MADs post on social media over the last week.  Surely, I should have just waited for the BiBs shortlist to come out and done one combined post in order to avoid ‘going back and bothering people’.  But in fairness, I hadn’t expected to get shortlisted again, hence the MADs post.

The biggest concern though was that everyone would just be sick of me – and while they may have been considering voting for me in for one set of awards, they would now feel I didn’t deserve any votes at all and that I’m just plain greedy! (And I teach my kids not to worry about what people think…jeez Louise).

I know I sound totally unhinged (and like I’m taking it all way too seriously) and I’m a bit embarrassed at myself.  (Fear not, I went out with some of my good friends and had a good laugh at myself over bubbles.)

Then there was this hilarious and terribly sweet tweet by a woman who makes my sides hurt laughing and a “one to watch” blogger This Mums Life who is herself a BiBs finalist, yay!

screenshot of twitter conversation about Blog Awards 2016

 

It really made me smile.

Anyway, I’m not going to crack any more jokes about sparkly dresses and podiums.

I’m not going to bore your pants off describing how I used to sit in my parents’ shop penning poem after poem in a little book.  I won’t mention that a decade later I went on to do a French and English degree at university which I don’t feel has been put to constructive enough use (er…but I kind of just did) and why it would therefore be amazing to win an award for writing.

And I definitely don’t expect to ‘bring home the double’.

I’ll simply say this: I teach my kids that they have to try in life.  So I have to do the same…I can’t exactly give up and go home just yet!

So if you’re not sick of me and er you’re secretly rooting for me to win the double (hee hee I couldn’t resist that!) PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!  Voting closes 18th May and the lucky five finalists (out of the current ten) who will attend the awards party will be announced 27th May.  

just CLICK HERE
1) pop in your name
2) scroll to Best Writer
3) select Absolutely Prabulous
4) hit Done.

Thank You!

And if you’d like to vote for me to win the MADs Best Writer award, please CLICK HERE! Voting on that closes Fri 27th May.

After all, bringing home the double would be rather nice wouldn’t it…? 🙂

 

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26 Comments on 4 Things I NEVER Expected to Say About the BiBs Awards ’16!

  1. Mrs Taylor
    May 2, 2016 at 9:38 am (1 year ago)

    I have voted nudge nudge wink wink! Best of luckxx #bigpinklink

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    • prabs
      May 2, 2016 at 9:41 am (1 year ago)

      You superstar

      Reply
  2. Natalie
    May 2, 2016 at 10:21 am (1 year ago)

    Ah lovely well done you should be mighty proud if yourself!!

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    • prabs
      May 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm (1 year ago)

      thanks so much!

      Reply
  3. Cheryl
    May 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm (1 year ago)

    Totally deserved Prabs and agree with This Mums Life you need to bring home the double!! Hah hah!! Well done. Will be voting. X

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    • prabs
      May 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm (1 year ago)

      oh you’re just lovely Cheryl! x

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  4. wendy
    May 3, 2016 at 4:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations!!I may have voted for you to bring home the double!xx #TwinklyTuesday I

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    • prabs
      May 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm (1 year ago)

      thank you lovely

      Reply
  5. Mess and Merlot
    May 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm (1 year ago)

    Aww congratulations – I love your response, however it is VERY MUCH deserved!! EXCITING!!! #passthesauce

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    • prabs
      May 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Charlie big hugs

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  6. Sassy
    May 3, 2016 at 10:02 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations! Go girl! You’ve got to try,! I know how you feel: I’ve been shortlisted for the inspire category for the BiBs and although I’m ecstatic, I’m sort of waiting f to wake up and It’s all be a dream… Looking forward to meeting you in June at BML xxx #BigPinkLink

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    • prabs
      May 3, 2016 at 11:33 pm (1 year ago)

      Oooh I must check out your blog actually. On my list. And thanks so much. See you in June!

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  7. My Petit Canard
    May 3, 2016 at 10:08 pm (1 year ago)

    Congrats lovely! You totally deserve to be shortlisted, I have to say, I think you are one of the loveliest and funniest bloggers around. I totally know who I’ll be voting for this year 😉 Good luck, all the fingers and toes crossed for you! Emily #MarvMondays #bigpinklink (is it wrong to put two linky references in there?!)

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    • prabs
      May 3, 2016 at 11:32 pm (1 year ago)

      That is SUCH a compliment Emily. I’m so touched! Thank you so much for the vote too. It means a lot to me. And nah that’s fine with the linkies lol. Life is too busy. I do it all the time. Just ‘shove em all in’ lol.

      Reply
  8. Ellen
    May 4, 2016 at 10:53 am (1 year ago)

    Yay!!! Huge congratulations. So happy for you, you absolutely deserve it. Get the double!! #BloggerClubUK

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  9. Emma
    May 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm (1 year ago)

    YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!! Well done Prabs! You know that I adore your blog and I love your stories!! Yaaaaaaaay! I can’t think of anything else to say apart from lol at your reaction!!! Yaaaaay! Well done lovely xxx #bloggerclubuk

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    • prabs
      May 4, 2016 at 2:58 pm (1 year ago)

      ah you’re lovely! are you coming to BML?

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      • Emma
        May 5, 2016 at 10:43 am (1 year ago)

        YES!!!! I will be getting my dancing shoes out, is there actual dancing at the conference? I guess not. But either way I am getting off Jersey for a WHOLE weekend. Excitement does not even come close. EEEEEEEEEEks comes a little closer 🙂 Are you going? You are aren’t you?

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        • prabs
          May 5, 2016 at 11:57 am (1 year ago)

          lol Yes I booked my conference ticket ages ago

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          • Emma
            May 5, 2016 at 12:59 pm (1 year ago)

            Yipeeeeee! 🙂

  10. Talya
    May 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm (1 year ago)

    All I can say is whether you win or not, I can’t wait to raise a glass of fizz to you at Brit Mums Live wifey! We’re all rooting for you over at #coolmumclub lovely xx

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    • prabs
      May 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm (1 year ago)

      Awww that sounds like a fab plan doesn’t it?! Thank you.

      Reply
  11. MMT
    May 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm (1 year ago)

    Go PRABS!
    #coolmumclub – take it for the team!

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    • prabs
      May 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm (1 year ago)

      lol thanks my dear

      Reply
  12. Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    May 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Good luck with the double Prab! We are like blogs that pass in the night. I promise to pop by to check out your fab writing a bit more often 🙂 #coolmumclub

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    • prabs
      May 9, 2016 at 10:51 pm (1 year ago)

      ha ha love that phrase about blogs passing. So true!!

      Reply

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