Proud Mum


Wow! That was some surprise last night. I attended the Irish Blog Awards as a finalist in the Best Personal Blog category and ended up collecting the winner’s prize for the Best Technology Blog. And I know nothing about technology!

My son, Robin, was the overall winner of the Best Technology Blog award for his personal blog ByteSurgery. It was a well-deserved win but then I would say that, I’m his Mum and I’m allowed!

Robin is based in Singapore this year so couldn’t be present on the night. Over the years, he’s won many awards so I suppose I should have known better and had some words prepared for last night, to accept the award on his behalf.

So, Robin – sorry to embarrass you but here’s what I really wanted to say had I not been so overcome by stage fright…

Congratulations! I’m not in the least bit surprised you’ve won this award. Your technological skills constantly amaze people wherever you go and when combined with your innovative and leadership skills, you have the potential to go far, my boy!

I remember so well that as a baby, you hardly slept at all and you had us all exhausted by your ability to keep going and going. People would try to reassure me by saying that it was the sign of a very active brain. Active? It never bloody stops! And all your wonderful achievements in life so far are testament to this.

You are the reason that I got into blogging. You recognised in me a story needing to be told and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for pushing and cajoling me to start writing. I’ve never had so much fun in my life!

I’m very proud of you, Robin. Thank you for giving me another great reason to celebrate this Mother’s Day.

Keep up the great work. My nursing home depends on you!

I’m also really delighted to add that the category my blog was nominated for, was jointly won by Grannymar and Head Rambles (Grandad). I couldn’t have wished for a more fitting outcome. Their blogs are fantastic and they both hugely deserved to win this award. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you go visit them.

Go! Grannymar and Grandad, Go!

Important Update: I forgot to thank my wonderful escort, and very skilled taxi driver for last night’s awards.

Thank you Poppy. You make Mother’s Day all the more special! πŸ˜€

11 Responses to Proud Mum

  1. Baino says:

    Aww congrats to the lad! Hope you enjoyed the night.

  2. Bendy Girl says:

    Wow, Congratulations, you must be so proud! I’m off to check out his blog now, BG x

  3. Grannymar says:

    Well done to Poppy for being so patient last night and for taking you home safely

  4. Robin says:


  5. Nonny says:

    well done to your son, that must have made your night.

  6. roy123456789 says:

    It was nice to meet you at the awards and welcome to my blogroll (picture of You and Grannymar added as well)

  7. Steph says:

    THANKS! folks

    It was a really great night – take a bow Damien Mulley. Hats off to Damien for organising a forum where Irish bloggers can meet as a community, and celebrate the very best in blogging.

    Roy – it was good to meet you too and thank you for the lovely welcome on your blog. Thanks also for visiting here and I appreciate your tactful approach πŸ™‚

  8. Knipex says:

    Congrats to all winners and nominees.

  9. Steph says:

    Cheers! Knipex

    I highly recommend blogging to anyone who hasn’t yet tried it. There’s nothing to be lost other than time, and so much to gain.

  10. Harry says:

    Well done Steph! I see it runs in the family. πŸ™‚

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