Monday, 16 February 2009
The Excessively Diverting Blog Award
I was thrilled this weekend to learn that Vic, who runs Regency blog Jane Austen's World as well as co-authoring (with Laurel Ann) Jane Austen Today had nominated me for The Excessively Diverting Blog Award. I'm sure my reputation for accomplishment is higher than it deserves, but I'm pleased and honoured to display the rather splendid-looking award in my sidebar.
My next mission is to nominate seven more blogs which fit the critera, namely: 'to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove'.
Recipients, please claim your award by copying the HTML code of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award badge, posting it on your blog, listing the name of the person who nominated you, and linking to their blog. Then nominate seven other blogs that you feel meet or exceed the standards set forth. Nominees may place the Excessively Diverting badge in their side bar and enjoy the appreciation of their fellow blogger for recognition of their talent.
1) Music for a while shall all your cares beguile
Tutta Rolf lives in Stockholm and writes about his love of all things 18th century. Beautiful artwork and tales of his trips to Drottningholm.
2) Sotto Voce
Sassy observations and wonderful pictures form this London-based journal blogger.
3) History Undressed
A sumptuous feast of a blog from Eliza Knight, focusing on fashion through the ages.
4) Regency Reader
A rigorous eye for historical detail from author Anne Glover, who also picks the best of the historical romances.
5) Lady Georgianna
Two seriously talented performers, Allegra Froud and Signora Storace, update us on their lives as '18th-century party people'.
6) Slightly Obsessed
Beautiful photographs and insights into historical sewing techniques from 18th-century reenactor, Chole.
7) 18th Century Blog
Swedish blog replete with gorgeous artworks and 18th-century fashions.