You might have noticed “The Blog Awards Ireland 2013” Finalist Button has been displayed with pride for a number of weeks now. The final was last Saturday night in The Osprey, Hotel, Kildare. All the great and the good of the education world in Ireland were there ;): Simon and Rozz from anseo.net and Damien Quinn from seomraranga. It was fantastic to meet up and chat with them. I am even more buzzed up about blogging now!
Just incase you are curious here are a some official photos from the night and a few from my iPhone:
The theme was “Cabaret” hence all the feather boas etc. I can’t remember the last time when I laughed so much or for so long. The event was put together with extreme attention to detail. We all had our photographs taken upon arrival with some Cabaret Themed props. Did you see all of the treats in our goodie bags? I felt like a superstar!
It was a long wait from 7.30 until 10.20pm when they announced my category!! All of the messages of support and encouragement from all of you on Facebook and Twitter kept me going. It meant so much to me that people took time out of their Saturday night to message me. It was also helpful to spread my nerves out among all off you. It allowed me to eat dinner 😉
I was so shocked, no stunned to win! I had to be prompted to leave my chair and walk to the stage to collect my award. I made very brief acceptance speech in which I thanked my husband Ed. You might not be aware of it but Ed set up missmernagh.com and launched it for me on Twitter. I was clueless and was certain that I would run out of things to blog about after a week! I was also certain that no one would ever read it! It seems like I might have been wrong………..
I will be back tomorrow with some Halloween themed Data Handling activities.
Miss Mernagh 🙂