Award Free Blog

Very inspirational blogger awardReader AppreciationAward

I am now back from my time out and normal service will be resumed as from tomorrow but first there is a small matter to attend to.

I was very honoured to receive the above two blog awards some months ago now. Unfortunately I have found it very difficult to find time to attend to them beyond thanking the people who awarded them to me.

Blog awards are a pleasure to receive and a great deal of fun for all concerned but these two particular awards not only require me to jump through the usual various hoops but also to nominate a further 15, yes 15, other blogs and notify them. This, as any one who has done it will testify, is incredibly time-consuming so I have made the decision, in the interests of sustaining a life outside blogging, to declare that from this point forward this is an ‘AWARD FREE BLOG’. I do so with sincere thanks to all those who have nominated me for awards in the past.

This in no way implies that I do not think other bloggers worthy of awards – many deserve them more than I do and have provided me with a great deal of inspiration.

Once again I thank all those who have nominated me for awards in the past, but please – no more.


Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award Badge

A few days ago I was awarded the Beautiful Blogger Award, I have already thanked Summer for the nomination but I decided to wait until the end of the Mindful Writing Challenge before posting about it. Please visit Summer’s wonderful blog if you haven’t already done so.

Having accepted the award here’s what I must do:

1 Write a post about the award and include the award picture.

2 Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3 Nominate seven other blogs and include links as well as a quick statement about that blog.

4 Write a comment on each of the blogs to tell them you nominated them.

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Here then are the 7 blogs I would like to nominate for this award, I hope you enjoy visiting them:

julesgemsandstuff – longer poems than you find on her gemstone pages, always with something to say.

caroline skanne – beautiful pictures, wonderful words.

Razcaorigami – fascinating and so clever.

Poems From Oostberg, Wisconsin – such variety of poetry and prose.

a stream of small stones – beautiful Haiku

renee just turtle flight – I just love it, specially the little hippo!

tiny river splash – Elegant blog and do feed those hungry fish!

Blog Awards

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While I was away recently I received two blog awards, Daphne at awarded me the Liebster Blog Award and Ferdinand at awarded me the Tell Me About Yourself Award. Thanks very much to both of you. I am going to cheat a little and deal with both awards together.

For the Liebster Award you must:
1. Link to the person who nominated you. (Done – see above.)
2. Nominate a blogger who has less than 200 followers (sometimes you can see this on the blog, sometimes not.)
3. Nominate a total of 5 bloggers.
4. Let the nominees know by leaving a comment on their site.
5. Post your award image on your site.

For the Tell Me About Yourself Award you must:
1. Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link back to their blog. (Done – see above.)
2. Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not yet shared
3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know.
4. When they accept post the award image on your blog. (I’ve done it anyway.)

So herewith my 7 things about me:
1. I drink a lot of coffee.
2. I try to drink less coffee.
3. I drink herbal teas instead.
4. Now I’m struggling to think of anything.
5. Am I allowed to make it up?
6. If so, I’m really an alien.
7. That would be far more interesting!

OK, so I didn’t take it too seriously. Now this is what happens next: I am only going to nominate 5 bloggers as required by the Liebster Award and I am not fussed about how many followers they have. Also it is entirely up to them to choose which award to accept – they can accept just one or both, its fine by me.

I nominate:
1. Life in the Bogs
2. The Sacred Cave
3. The artful abuela
4. Short Poems
5. a stream of small stones

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