Pay It Forward


To say the least, I am tickled pink to have been presented with the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”.  It’s such an honor, and it makes me feel like a million bucks and a movie star all rolled into one.

grace kelly oscar

A heaping portion of thanks, and a big huge hug to Reject Reality.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am very grateful.  “Pin Up” is a labour of love, and I’m happy if it brings good humor into the lives of others.  Okay, that being said, I’m going to do some cutting and pasting here…


1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.

3. Share 7 things about yourself.

4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees.

5. Include this set of rules.

6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.

Seven Things About Myself (Which I found difficult, because I share so much on the daily)

1) My favorite film is “Annie Hall“, “Royal Tenenbaums” is a close second

2) Twitter intimidates me #notcoolenoughfortwitter

3) My favorite television program is “30Rock” (Tina Fey is my hero)

4) I am naturally a bit of a pessimist, I have to work on being an optimist.

5) If I could travel to only one more place in my life, I’d choose Paris

6) I curse like a foul mouthed fish monger when I drive

7) I used to smoke, watching old movies makes me miss cigarettes.


Ten Blogs that Inspire Me

1) Room One

2) Cordelia’s Road Trip

3) Cultural Life

4) ReMINDers

5) that british babe

6) A Spectacular Life

7) My Old Addiction

8) A Day in the Life of Shareen A.

9) The Happy Lifeaholic

10) Anchors & Freedom

There are so many amazing blogs out there, but a lot of the fine folks on this list have been so supportive with excellent comments and feedback.  I wish all the writers out there the knowledge that their hard work is not in vain.  May you have many readers who love you, and whom you love in return. 

All the best,

Alicia xx


9 thoughts on “Pay It Forward

  1. vinnieh

    Congratulations on receiving this award.

  2. The Concierge Queen

    CONGRATS INDEED! I have been taking a stroll through your posts and they are excellent! I am a Vintage girl for sure —grew up on it and I have a whole closet to show for it — (never knew how expensive it was to be Vintage!!) But I love getting my Dita Von Teese fix every month!! I have been blogging for a while and as a writer I must say that every now and then on this site I come across some pretty extraordinary blogs and some amazing people! Congrats again! I’ll be following the stars….;-) S.

  3. Alice Toohey

    Proud to be in your top ten!~And congratulations…so well deserved! xo

  4. thatbritishbabe

    Really happy for you lovely, and how nice of you to include me! I’m chuffed. I know exactly what you mean with the smoking thing by the way, you’re not alone there! xxx

    • aliciaashcroft

      I know, it’s spirit-lifting isn’t it? Haha, a cheeky fag might touch these lips now and again–but it looks impossibly chic in the black & white world doesn’t it?

      • thatbritishbabe

        Yes! So beautiful. Did you smoke straights, or did you roll your own? I smoked both but mainly rollies. It really becomes a habit rolling them.. part of getting ready to go out; rolling 10 and putting them in the pouch to keep them fresh, knowing half of my tobacco would go everywhere if I tried to do it drunk, haha.

      • aliciaashcroft

        haha, I always smoked straights, I used to have a lovely little holder a la Audrey

      • thatbritishbabe

        So much more glamorous than my cheap-gal ways! xx

      • aliciaashcroft

        Nah, it’s glam in a “To Sir with Love” bad-girl kind of way! xx

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