Monthly Archives: January 2013

Be Positive

Standard

Be positive.

Sometimes easier said than done, but as they say every cloud has a silver lining, we only need to believe it.

Our thoughts shape what we are, what we think and how we react.

Every one has love inside them and we need to release it. Give love and love comes back like a boomerang.

Live now, don’t compare, each day is a new beginning, a new chance!

Have faith in yourself and even the longest day has only 24 hours.

Everyone makes mistakes in life this doesn’t mean we are failures.

We learn from it, we call it experience and we need to pick ourselves up to carry on.

carry on

I fall,

I rise,

I make mistakes,

I live,

I learn,

I’ve been hurt but I’m alive.

I’m human,

I’m not perfect but

I’m thankful.

Have a positive love filled day!

Join me in a cup of coffee

Standard

Len from myownheart.me has asked that I join her for a cup of coffee…..

coffee

1) How many cups of coffee per day?  I drink one cup of Cappuccino at 12.30pm , that’s tradition. Otherwise I drink tea.

2) What is your favourite caffeine delivery system? Chocolate really, love any chocolate, just no nuts in them….

3) What was your best cup of coffee? My daily cappuccino! Selfmade with love!

4) What was your worst cup of coffee? Is when I forget the sweetener.

5) What does your favourite mug say? it says: This mug belongs to a special 50 year old. (that was a year ago though) and it has a teddy on it!

6) How do you take your coffee? With milk, like Latte,

7) When was your first cup? At home as a teenager, started to drink black coffee and cake on a sunday afternoon with my family. hmmmmm

8) Have you ever gone on a coffee tea date? Yes and it was the best!

I shall invite following lovely bloggers to join me for a nice cup!

Howard Peacock

RoSy

Michelle

Terry Shepard

Russ Towne

Aman

Anto

Enjoy your cup of coffee with me and here a extra surprise, share a cookie!

cookiecookiecookiecookiecookiecookie

cookiecookie

~Yummy~

Super Hero and Awards

Standard

Last week, we had a change of computers and servers at school. Unfortunatley due to this some teachers lost some files. Our Reception teacher was very distraught as she lost a Presentation for phonics, she is using everyday on the whiteboard to teach the children. Having lost it she would have had to change her planning and her lessons, and had to think of a way around it. She came to me and asked what to do. She did have paper copies of all the letters and sounds. I said I can try and scan these in and make a new presentation for her. After playing around a bit how to do it, ( I am not too familiar with powerpoint) I had it cracked and started with all the letters of the alphabet. With different sounds in the English language it made 40 slides, and 2 hours later I had it done and saved!

The next day she was so excited to see the new presentation she danced around in her classroom, I had made her very happy! During the day little children, aged 4, from her class came to me to thank me and gave me little cards.

This was one:

super hero at desk

Me at my desk

and

me in my red dress

me in my red dress

My red dress matching my cheeks. 🙂

The teacher had told the children that she lost her teaching aid and there was a super hero in the school who made it happen again. They had to guess who it was and they guessed it was me. They all know me well.

I got some awards from them too:

super hero awards

Working with small children is such fun and so rewarding.

Now to some other Awards:

For my blog I was nominated with the Shine On Award from Ruby from Your inner feathers on 15th January. Thank you so much Ruby, I appreciate it very much being thought of.

7th December 2012, 5th and 15th January 2013

7th December 2012, 5th and 15th January 2013

My next nomination was for the Versatile Blogger Award from Jaimmers on 16th January, thank you very much for this lovely award.

4th, 9th,12th and 16th January 2013

Ruby has nominated me for the Super Sweet Award on 17th January 2013, and I am again honoured and happy to be thought of.

5th  and 17th January 2013

5th and 17th January 2013

But that’s not it…

25th November,15th, 31st December 2012 and 18th January 2013

25th November,15th, 31st December 2012 and 18th January 2013

I would now like to thank Sheri from “The other side of ugly” for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on 18th January. I’m honored to have such amazing friends.

I have already received these awards and I am very grateful for all nominations and feel wonderful that me and my blog is so valued. I would still like to take this opportunity to pay it forward to some newer blogs I am following and think they deserve it.  (one each)

Shine on award goes to If you want to be happy -be

Versatile Blogger Award goes to allemeineleidenschaften

Super Sweet Award goes to hurdlestohappiness

Very inspiring Blogger Award goes to deepandwonderfulthoughts

To all my blogger friends, I appreciate you all, you bring happiness to me and wish you more Happy blogging!

Give Love

Standard

Love grows by giving.
The love, we give away, is the only love we keep.
The only way, to retain love, is to give it away

Elbert Hubbard

give love 1

Love one another
and help others to rise to the higher levels,
simply by pouring out love.
Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

Sri Satya Sai Baba

give love 2

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.

Saint Augustine

give love 5

Wishing you a day filled with Love!

Pictures from google.

Hug – ology

Standard

I came across a children’s book, which I fell in love with straight away.

In my school I am running a bookshop, once a term and buy good quality books for children aged 3 to 11. It is great fun choosing and buying books. There are such wonderful titles out there with heartwarming stories.

I found this one yesterday!

hugless1

This bear needs a hug and finds all different sizes friends who are hard to cuddle. At the end he finds his mum and gives her a big hug! This book I can only recommend.

I found the last 2 pages the beset as it shows different hugs…. the science of hugs called

Hug – ology

by me!

My favourites are:

the BIG hug

hugless big

and

hugless come

So come along and get your daily hugs!

Which one is your favourite?

With love and hugs from Ute x

Related articles:

Hugs, hugs & more hugs

Did you get one today?

What is Happiness

Standard

I received a late Christmas parcel , which had this in it…

chocolates

Isn’t it beautiful how they get you with the English words on a Swiss chocolate, bought in Germany….

I love “I make you Tummy Yummy”……. I thought this is happiness.

Really this is only chocolate which makes you feel good, comfort food and stimulating endorphins.

So What is Happiness:

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama.

You are in charge of your own happiness:

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~Groucho Marx~

happiness

Happiness is a choice you make at the beginning of every day.

happiness2

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”   Mahatma Ghandi

I wish you a wonderful and happy week to come,

let yourself shine and bring happiness to others.

With Love and Hugs Ute xx

Award time Part Two

Standard

The curse of a single parent has awarded me a new award on 7th January and I am very honoured to accept it. Thank you so much!

7th January 2013

7th January 2013

So here is what WTMRA winner must do as a recipient of this award:

  • Display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar
  • The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ” A Great reader is….”
  • Nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc., naming his or her nominees on a post or on posts during the 1 week period.
  • The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules, keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates.

A GREAT READER IS……someone who does not judge,  enjoys reading the post,  likes learning,  is open minded,  enjoys a variety and might comment with an honest heart.

My nominees are:

  1. A Grateful Man
  2. The Odd One Out…
  3. Moment Matters
  4. I Know I Made You Smile

****************************************************************************************************

liebster

My friend Stefan gave me a nomination for this award on 11th January and I again am honoured to receive it.

Rules again:

1. Add the award logo to your blog.

2. Answer the following questions:
What makes you happiest? When I can make people happy and smile.

Do you love the Ocean or the Mountains more? I like Ocean and sandy beaches.

What has been your favorite moment of 2012? When I started my blog!

What is your favorite quote and why? Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~Groucho Marx~  I like this quote because it reminds me that it is me who is in charge of my own happiness.

Do you like yourself? Yes I have learnt to love myself! I can easier give love!

Do you stay up till the Stroke of Midnight on New Years Eve? Yes.

Something you wish to get done ASAP? Finishing my 3 books I have started to read.

What musical instrument have you tried to learn to play? Piano and guitar

Anything you wish you had learned earlier? I would have liked to learn the Cello or the Double Bass.
Do you like to do crafts or draw or even paint? I do like crafts but not draw or paint as I can’t do that to save my life.

My nominees are:

  1. ladysighs
  2. allemeineleidenschaften
  3. Anotherdayinparadise2’s Blog
  4. The Sun Smiles ……..
  5. Inspirational Daily

*******************************************************************************************************

Another new award for me is from Alastair and I am grateful and honoured to receive it.

8th January 2013

8th January 2013

The rules for this award :

1.Thank the person who nominated you : Again thank you, Alastair.

2.Tell Seven things about yourself that you haven’t shared yet :

  1. – I like swimming to keep fit.
  2. – I love reading jokes but can never remember them.
  3. – I love quotes and chocolate… good combination!
  4. – I have 2 pets, a cat called Thomas and a Bearded dragon called Lilly.
  5. – I love punctuality.
  6. – I dream in English, German being my mother tongue.
  7. – I have had my first Yoga lesson and I love it!

My nominees are:

  1. Have A Dream
  2. jumpingonclouds
  3. stuff i tell my sister
  4. The Other Side of Ugly
  5. To Be Aware

A very big thank you to all who have nominated me, I love it!

More Awards – Part one

Standard

Knowledgeknut has added another award to my list on 4th January and I am very happily accepting it.  and again from Marsha,  on 9th January. I feel honoured thank you so much for thinking of me.

4th and 9th January 2013

4th and 9th January 2013

These are the rules for accepting the award:

  • Display the award certificate on your website.
  • Announce your win with a post and include a link to whoever presented your award.
  • Present up to 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
  • Create a post linking to them and drop them a comment to tip them off.
  • Post 7 interesting facts about yourself.

7 things about me again….. let me think!

1. I hardly ever wear Make up , I think a Smile is good enough!

2. I broke my left arm when I was 5 years old when I fell from a hay stack.

3. I broke my right arm when I was 48 and this time I was rollerskating on the pavement.

4. The highlight of my birthdays when I was a child was always the creamy chocolate cake my mum made for me!

5. I wished there were more hours in the day so I could read more blogs.

6. My holiday of a life time was many years ago to Thailand. A fascinating country.

7. After having noodles for breakfast every day for 6 weeks in Thailand, I was craving a jam sandwich , when I came home.

My deserving blogger nominees are:

  1. Clumsy Musings
  2. Howard Peacock
  3. rohan7things
  4. Lantern Post
  5. Your Inner Feathers by Ruby

****************************************************************************************************

On January 5th I received the nomination for the Super Sweet Blog Award from Rohan and I am very happy to receive it!

5th January 2013

5th January 2013

The rules for this award are as follows:

Thank the blogger(s) who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
Nominate other blogs for this award and let them know.
Post the award on your blog.
Answer the 5 questions

So here we go, my answers to the 5 questions!

  • Cookies or Cake? Love cake, and love baking cakes too.
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? Still chocolate!
  • Favavorite sweet treat? a sweet treat I like is a moist muffin!
  • When do you crave sweet things the most? When I haven’t eaten sweet stuff for a while.
  • If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Muffin… yes I like muffin, sounds cosy.

 My nominees are:

  1. PositiveBoomer
  2. A Window Of Wisdom
  3. A journey to happiness
  4. Starfish Way

*****************************************************************************************************

Shine on Award on 5th January!

Cristi awarded me this great award and I love it.  Many thanks for this!

7th December 2012 and 5th January 2013

7th December 2012 and 5th January 2013

As always, with any award, there are rules to follow, so here they are:

1.) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.  Done.

2.) Add the award logo to your blog. Done.

3.) Share 7 things about yourself. Please see above!

4.) Nominate 5 – 10 or so bloggers you admire. 

My nominees for this award are :

  1. Palestine Rose
  2. Deep and Wonderful Thoughts
  3. hurdlestohappiness
  4. Clumsy Musings

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated me, I love it!