For those of you that know me, you’ll know I find this type of blog post really awkward.  But I’m going to embrace the fear and write it anyway.


I’ve always hated asking for help.  As in, I have a real aversion to it .. to the point where I’d rather struggle (and struggle) on my own just to avoid the idea that anyone might think I can’t cope on my own.  God forbid.  But I’m an idiot sometimes, and I’m trying to get better at that whole ‘help’ thing.


So here goes.  I need your help.


I’m really delighted to say I’ve been shortlisted in the ‘LAUGH’ category for the Brilliance in Blogging awards (BIBs) and I would love to make it to the final.  I know a lot of my readers aren’t a part of the blogosphere but making the final would be a big deal, at least for me.  I’ve been blogging for four years and I like to think that it comes across in my posts how much I love writing, and making you all laugh … even if it is a by-product of chronicling my hideous dates.  Such as THE WORST DATE EVER … oh and THE TIME THE REMOVAL VAN FOUND MY SECRET STASH OF NAUGHTY TOYS.  And not forgetting WHEN DATING GOES BAD.


Annoyingly, the competition is really tough and I love a lot of the other blogs in this category, and I know at least a couple of us feel really weird about asking for votes – it goes against our nature.  BUT SOD IT, VOTE FOR ME!  (Sorry for shouting.)


So that’s all I’m going to say about that really.  If you have a spare five minutes, and you like my blog and think it’s worthy of making the final, I’d love it if you could cast a vote.  It’s easy to do, just fill in a few details on the link below … my category is No.13.



(I’m cringeing so much writing this you wouldn’t believe, but as my late Mum always said, you don’t ask, you don’t get.  So I’m asking!)


Thanks again and FINGERS CROSSED!


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Published by Kate Sutton

Writer, Mother, Dater.

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  1. I have voted for you. Your blog strikes a good note, between understanding how ridiculous men (and people) can be, and yet still loving people. Oh, and that was not the worst date ever, I have been on some much more scary ones, often with women trying to be strong – or something – and coming across as just plain mad. But men are probably worse at this dating game, on balance…

    1. Thank you so much for the vote! And you have made a great point I think about the ridiculousness of people but how I strive to still like them!! Not sure if that’s a dig about my ‘strong woman’ post but hey, I reckon we’re all a bit mad really 🙂

          1. Yes, you are so right. Perhaps I shall never be a vacuous and empty politician full of bluff and bluster then… And when I see myself on video or tv, I am always amazed that one can hardly see the fear etc. Your presenting experience sounded good. Did you go for some media training?

          2. Ha! I think be grateful you’ll never become a politician 🙂 But you’ve been on TV? May I ask doing what? I’ve never had media training … I learnt everything at the school of winging it. And it shows 🙂

  2. Voted. I love your blogs – yours is the only one that I read on a regular basis. Keep up the excellent work! 🙂

  3. I used to do radio and some tv for BBC, on business subjects, and industry people obituaries, and also used get calls from Al-Jazeera (English language) TV at short notice, asking me to come and comment on the latest news in global automotive business, new cars etc. I would ride my bike down to Millbank and sit in a weird and empty room with a remote TV camera trained on me. A lovely girl in the news studio in the Middle East somewhere would appear on a monitor and ask me questions. The questions were always on a different subject to the one I had been (briefly) briefed on. On the other monitor I could watch myself squirming, and not in a sexy way either…
    I went to RADA for a long day’s training in presenting and stagecraft… paid for by a client whose conferences I hosted in China, India, Brazil, the US and Europe. The RADA day was actually rather good, and culminated in presenting in the big theatre. This is all a bit long for this page. Should do my own blog perhaps… Or message you some other way?

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