and one from the mother of this lot:
Maggie may and the mother of this lot are my guests of honour, today, as, without their generosity, this award ceremony would not be taking place. I would just like to say that I was delighted to receive both awards and would like to pass them on to a few people.
If you have just called in, whether you are on the award list or not, please help yourself to a cappuccino and a biscuit.
I originally intended that we would have champagne, accompanied by blini topped with sour cream and smoked salmon, but the current credit crisis is biting rather hard in our household, at the moment. In addition, it would appear that all of my favourite bloggers have seen fit to change their virtual bank account details and virtual pin numbers, without giving me any notice, so I couldn't even run to savoury biscuits and cheese, accompanied by 2 or 3 bottles of Liebfraumilch, on this occasion.
I would like to pass both awards on to the following people: