Award Winning Blogger 

I’ve had this blog on the go since June 2012, and over the years I’ve entered various blog awards competitions. My success in some of these competitions has been dependent on you the reader voting for me. I hate begging for votes, I do know that it’s irritating and I do feel slightly demeaned with the repeat requests. 

I don’t blog to win awards, I blog because I like to write, and the occasional blog related treat is a lovely bonus. 

I’ve managed to be a finalist quite a few times but until last Friday I couldn’t call myself an “award-winning blogger”.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve WON AN AWARD for blogging, the bronze award for best parenting blog at the Boots Maternity and Infant Awards to be specific. Ta-Dahh!

I’m delighted and truly thankful to all of you who take the time to read what I write, to those that comment and interact on Facebook, Twitter on Instagram. 

Thanks so much for all your support. 

What’s going to change around here now that I’m award winning? Not much I’m afraid. Bumbles of Rice will continue to be your go-to-place times that you really need to know what a forty-year-old working mother of three thinks about something, or where she went on holidays, or what she has for dinner.

Sorry. And thanks. 

I mean cheers *clinks glasses*


  1. Congrats.
    I love those words you just wrote: “I like to write.” – keep scribbling. I’ve learned a lot from your writing.
    Encouragement like your award is great.
    Take it and run with it.
    Well done .


  2. Well done Sinéad. It is clear from your writing that you blog for the love of writing and sharing. Well done on the award and keep up the good work!

  3. Congratulations. When you write…the real, down to earth, warts and all you comes through…the day dreamer, the inspirational mother, the wife, the working professional…you are so real that the reader can not help to take comfort that there is someone out there who knows just how they feel, just how they are struggling or celebrating juggling raising a young family and working…well done you; for being you; for being human; for your mothering journey; for your writing talent…an award well deserved.

  4. Congratulations. Delighted to see you get the recognition you deserve!

  5. Congratulations! It’s always nice to feel appreciated 🙂

  6. Congratulations Sinead. I have been reading your blog since the beginning and I just love it.
    I love your honesty and telling it as it is. It is so refreshing.
    Nobody is perfect and we shouldn’t expect perfection in everything in/or everybody.
    We are all trying our best!
    Well done again. Delighted for you.

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