Just what the Doctor ordered

super-sweet-blogging-awardhow can one forget something this sweet?

Across the Bored tends to get easily waylaid – doggy daily constitutionals, Miss Z’s litany of wardrobe woes, the Ghost’s ongoing forays into the depths of academia and the editorial reviews they engender, the supposed approach of spring/summer and the garden that is not (yet), laundry, laundry, the lure of the iPhone, never mind work – the basic stuff of life – so inevitably we sometimes lose bits.  Luckily, there are outside prompts to remind us of those things that we meant to get to but didn’t and so now we are.

Heyjude from Travel Words was kind enough to pass along the Super Sweet Blogging award to us ( a fave ‘cuz it has cupcakes)! She has a lovely blog filled with tons of lush pictures from her travels, tidbits of history, neighbourhood trivia and fun facts about places that we might not get to otherwise – well worth settling yourself in for a little armchair afternoon’s journey.

As with most, if not all, awards there are some Rules…

The Rules for accepting your nomination:

  • Thank the Super Sweet Blogger who awarded
  • Answer five Super Sweet questions.
  • Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award image in your blog post.
  • Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers, or half a baker’s dozen (7) if 13 seems like a lot.
  • Notify your nominees on their blog.

The Five Super Sweet Questions:

  1. Cookies or Cake?
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla?
  3. Favourite Sweet Treat?
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most?
  5. Sweet nickname?
  1. How about a torte…
  2. Is there anything else besides Chocolate?
  3. LaDurée Macarons
  4. 4 pm melt-down or after dinner
  5. The ones I have for family members are more savoury!

Now for the nominees – half a baker’s dozen because we are on a diet!

Gracie Binoya Photography
Talker Huge
A is for Amuseless
VisualRiver’s Blog

Pass by and have a look, there’s something for everyone!  Thank you once again to Heyjude for taking time out of her travels to pop by – we appreciate it.

Surrounded by Sweet

margarita candies

Candy is Dandy but…

Having unfortunately inherited much of our genetic predispositions from a lineage whose DNA is still awaiting another Ice Age, we watch what we eat. Gum makes our jaws ache, hard sweets and jujubes just put money in our dentist’s Fiji fund, lollipops and candy canes give us a white sugar rush – not to say that we didn’t spend our allowance like every other kid at the penny candy counter but things have changed.  Miss Z has made us more than conscious of what we stick in our mouths and so when we want to indulge it is good chocolate and every once in a very long while, a cupcake.

This week the Easter bunnies are edging the red satin hearts off the shelves in an attempt to get their share of the market but we are able to resist temptation as Furrylittlegnome has nominated Across the Bored for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! Who can resist that morsel of delight? An extra slice of something delicious goes out for her Sweet 100th Post – have a look at her blog for a little taste of travel, food and photography with a dash of humour in the mix.


As with most blogging awards, there are a few requirements for accepting:
1.  Give credit to the person who has nominated you
2.  Answer the 5 “Super Sweet” questions
3.  Nominate a “Bakers Dozen” – 13 blogs
4.  Grab the badge and indulge!

Across the Bored’s “Super Sweet” answers are…
1.  Cookies or cake?  It has to be one heck of a cookie and cake is for special occasions
2.  Chocolate or Vanilla?  Chocolate, definitely – the darker the better
3.  What is your favorite sweet treat – cheesecake or frozen yogurt?  With an eastern-european mother-in-law we have eaten enough kinds of cheesecake to last 4 lifetimes – TCBY frozen yogurt with all the trimmings wins.
4.  When do you crave sweet things the most?  In the middle of particularly complex projects – it’s brain food
5.  If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  Our Lady of Perpetual Truffles

Our Nominees for Baker’s Dozen (in no particular order) ready for your sampling:

Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast
Meg Travels
A New Day
Caddo Veil
The Serenity Space
Clowie’s Corner

Now it’s off to find a tasty treat for tomorrow…