If I were the big one I would deploy my best puppy dog eyes, give you a cuddle and tell you how much I love you, and that I was going to be on my super best behaviour.  


If I were the little one I would try a completely different tactic and throw myself on the floor and scream and kick my legs and head-butt the floor until you give in and give me what I am asking for.


Since I am 37, and not 6 or 2, I’m just going to ask politely if you have enjoyed any of my posts, whether you would consider voting for me in the MAD blog awards and the BiB awards.


Now it’s no where near as important as the vote you will be making in June, but it would mean a lot to me.  You can vote by clicking on the images below.  I will leave it to you to decide which category to vote for me in.

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You will need the following information:

Blog Name: Life Love and Dirty Dishes

Blog URL: http://lifeloveanddirtydishes.com

Twitter Handle: @lifeloveanddd


To hopefully convince you I am worthy here are some of my most read posts in the last 12 months…

New Mum's Rant Thumbnail Luxury Thumbnail the_toddler-o mummy war Topsy & Tim Thumnail Being a mother Mummy Friends Thumbnail Elf Thumbnail











I would also like to take this opportunity to pay it forward and give credit where it’s due to some fantastic bloggers.  These guys are my top 10 bloggers for 2016 and who I have nominated in the awards…


Lydia from MamaZen, Katy from Carry on Katy, and Helen from Mess Stress and Fancy Dress. These ladies never fail to make me laugh out loud with their fantastic writing.  


Lucy from This Mum’s Life, I seriously can’t believe you have only been doing since August. 


Prabs from Absolutely Prabulous and Laura from Life With baby Kicks, for not only writing brilliant blogs, but for their amazing sense of community and sharing the blog love.  


Jess from Mummy of Boy Girl Twins who has one of the most beautiful blogs I have ever seen. She just oozes style.  


Mim from Mama Mim for being truly inspirational in her account of her cancer treatment.  She has moved me to tears so many times.  


Aby from You baby Me Mummy for being a blogging guru and helping so many people.  


And last but by know means least Em from Brummy Mummy of 2 because she inspired me to start all this.


There are so many fantastic blogs out there that make me laugh, inspire me, and move me. So I would be very honored to receive any nominations when the standard is so incredibly high.



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21 Comments on Dear Readers

  1. Rhyming with wine
    March 27, 2016 at 12:41 pm (10 months ago)

    Yey! Good luck lovely! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you x

  2. This Mum's Life
    March 19, 2016 at 5:22 pm (10 months ago)

    Aaaawww Claire!! I actually just cried!! I have already voted for you, never fear!! The support and encouragement you have given my blog has been truly incredible, and I’m honoured to have someone as amazing as you rooting for me!! Thank you!!
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  3. Tim
    March 19, 2016 at 12:31 am (10 months ago)

    Best of luck, Claire. An interesting and varied selection of excellent bloggers.

    Obviously you meant to include me in your list and just omitted me by mistake. I’ll let you off this once. (Genuinely, that’s a joke.) 😉

    • Life Love and Dirty Dishes
      March 19, 2016 at 6:49 am (10 months ago)

      To you too Tim. It’s really hard to choose isn’t it. I could name 20 bloggers for some categories, yet struggle with others purely because it’s not what I read. You are in my top 20, I promise 🙂

  4. Mama Zen
    March 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm (10 months ago)

    Claire!!! That is so very lovely of you!! Your encouragement has been amazing and Im always in awe of your wonderful bog. You would be top of my list for any blog award xx
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    • Life Love and Dirty Dishes
      March 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm (10 months ago)

      Ahhhh thanks. So kind. There’s a lot of love in this room right now 😉 (Oh god, that’s a really really old reference. Whoooooo?!!)

    • mamazen
      March 18, 2016 at 7:13 pm (10 months ago)

      *blog not bog obvs x

  5. Right Royal Mother
    March 18, 2016 at 11:27 am (10 months ago)

    What a lovely post Claire – you have helped me loads in the last 3 months and really given me encouragement since I started blogging; your nomination’s in the bag (I’m entering ‘Fresh Voice’ in case you’re interested! :)) Thanks for being such a good role model!

    • Life Love and Dirty Dishes
      March 18, 2016 at 11:31 am (10 months ago)

      Thanks. Good luck to you. Your blog definately stands out from the crowd. In a good way!


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