Monthly Archives: March 2013

I have been tagged

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My friend Alastair has tagged me.

The idea is to answer eleven questions set by him and then ask more questions to eleven others.

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My answers to the Alastairs question are here:

1. Do you prefer ridged crisps (potato chips) or flat ones? I am not a big crisp eater, but I do love Pringles, sour cream and chives….mmmmh lots of artifial flavours there…..

2. What was the last music band you went to see live? I have to admit I never saw a music band live, I am more of a theatre, and concert goer. My last theatre was “Singing in the rain” in the West end!

3. Do you prefer tea, coffee, hot chocolate or something stronger?definitley tea and hot chocolate, also not to forget my daily cappuccino.

4. How many siblings do you have? I have one older fantastic sister.

5. What was the last film you saw at the movies? Wreck it Ralph.

6. Is there any sports that you like to participate in? Swimming really and dancing

7. What is your favourite flower? The freesia

8. Is there anything you like to collect? I like to collect Theatre programmes, I got a whole box of all the shows I have seen so far.
9. Have you visited another country? Yes I have some European countries and once I have been in Thailand.

10. Do you have any pets? I do have Thomas the cat and Lilly the bearded dragon.
11. What is your favourite food? Lasagne, definitely lasagne.

My questions are:

  1. Are you open to try new foods from different countries?
  2. Do you see your glass half full or half empty?
  3. Which famous person would you like to meet?
  4. Have you ever met a famous person, who was it?
  5. Internet shopping to real highstreet, which do you prefer?
  6. What is your favourite board game?
  7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
  8. What do you do on a daily basis which makes you happy?
  9. What is your favourite cartoon character?
  10. Do you have a partypiece you can show off at parties?
  11. At a dress up party what would you go as?

http://tchistorygal.wordpress.com/

http://renardmoreau.wordpress.com/

http://landoffun.wordpress.com/

http://silkannthreades.wordpress.com/

http://tadams4u.wordpress.com/

http://mixandmatchmeme.wordpress.com/

http://stuffitellmysister.me/

http://ladysighs.wordpress.com/

I shall leave this also open to anyone else who likes to do it.

Remember if you don’t have time don’t worry it is just for fun!

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25 000 Wow

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I just noticed on my counter that it has a huge number….. worth mentioning

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I can’t believe it, I would have never thought that my blog will have that many hits.

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Time to get the champagne out.

I toast to all of you who did HIT my blog and THANK YOU so so much!

Let me all give you a big hug and here is the interesting bit about hugs….

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I love you my friends!

I thank you with a very grateful heart!

What is happening?

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 Easter!

Days off work. Bank holidays hurray!

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The sun is shining!

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I am wearing my new “summer” anklet!

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I got a chocolate Easter egg!

I have joined a gym,worked out and nothing hurts!

My first cooked dinner in the Slow cooker came out fantastic ( and not burnt)!

and another award!

What a wonderful day! and I was happy before all this already 🙂

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I received my third Moment Matters for my About page from Sandra from quirkybooks.

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

1st,10th and 28th March 2013

1st,10th and 28th March 2013

RULES:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

My Acceptance speech:

Thank you so much Sandra for awarding me this prestigious award. I am deeply touched and thank you with all my heart.  I thank all bloggers that they read and comment on my blog and posts and feel priviledged to have such great blogging friends. I am sometimes very busy with work and have not time every day to commit to blogging but I do so love it, it gives me joy, happiness and confidence. I feel a lot of warmth and compassion in other bloggers posts and personalities.

Thank you ever so much for your support and friendship, it is highly appreciated and you are very much loved.

I shall nominate Fred Phillips for his post My fascinating healing story for this award! You deserve it!

Wishing every one who celebrates Easter

a very Happy Easter!

I got one …… and some more awards!

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Newsflash — I got one!

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Yes, I have invested in a Slow cooker ….. this might be the end of burning my dinners……so all I need to do is read the recipes and try it out! there is still hope for me!  🙂

Also I got nominated with more awards:

I’m so happy because I got nominated with two awards from  Ruby : the Dragon’s Loyalty Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The Dragon Loyalty Award is totally new to me. I thank Ruby so much for these awards and feel very honoured and happy. I love the dragon picture….  🙂

21st March 2013

21st March 2013

The rules for the Dragon’s Loyalty Aware are:

1- Display the Award Certificate on your website.

2-Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.

3-Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.

4- Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.

5-Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

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25th November,15th, 31st December 2012,18th, 21st January, 14th February, 21st March 2013

25th November,15th, 31st December 2012,18th, 21st January, 14th February, 21st March 2013

The rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are:

1- Display The Award logo on your blog.

2-Link back to the person who nominated you.

3-State 7 things about yourself.

4-Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link back to them.

5-Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

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I am happy to announce that I have been been nominated by Sandra from “quirky books” for the One Lovely Blog Award . Another brand new award for me, I am very happy to receive it. Thank you so much Sandra.

15th March 2013

15th March 2013

ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD RULES:

1. I need to thank the person who nominated me.

2. Share 7 things about myself that you still may not know

3. Nominate 15 bloggers.

4. Notify the nominees that I have done so.

5. Put the logo of the award on my blog site

For the 7 things about myself, here we are for all awards:

7 things about me:

1) I was told off as a 6 year old child for not cutting straight in school. I have never forgotten that.

2) I never expect certain outcomes, so everything what happens is surprising.

3) I can repair a kitchen tap, and I am proud of it.

4) I love to have my kitchenworktop almost empty.

5) I like washing up, vacuuming but I do not like ironing.

6) I love my freedom.

7) I love holding hands and romance!

I shall change the rules a bit as I need to nominate 15 bloggers each award. I shall nominate 5 each which will make 15 in the end.

But firstly a massive big THANK YOU to Ruby and Sandra for including me. I really appreciate it and send a big cyber hug out to you.

My nominees are:

I do not know if you all accept awards, don’t worry if you don’t, but I want to show you my appreciation and that I love your blog.

For the Dragon’s Loyalty Award:

Alastairs Blog , he loves dragons! 🙂

Knowledgeknut

Espirational

catnipoflife

silkannthreades

For the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award:

Everyday guru

Russel Rays Photos

Fred Phillips

just a quote

Ladysighs

For the One Lovely Blog Award:

The pledge of kindness

The liberated way

An elephant can’t

Don in massachusetts

Sufey’s blog

Congratulations to all of you and I look forward to reading more about yourselves to strengthen our blogger bond.

Happy Blogging.

A good laugh

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We all need a good laugh from time to time. Laughing every day is better of course.

When was it last that you laughed so hard, tears came streaming down your cheeks and your belly started hurting.

When I was a child we used to laugh a lot as a family, mainly due to the fact that I said lots of silly things. I was the clown of the family. And only when everyone laughed I realised what silly things I said. One of my famous lines was: “If the sun was shining it wouldn’t be so dark at night.”  – ……of course it wouldn’t be night then, would it?……

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I am not good in telling jokes though, I can never remember the punchline.

Even as a baby I started smiling early and my mum called me the sunshine in her life.

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Here is the proof!

Laughter

It releases stress, puts us in a good mood, and generally makes us feel better about life.

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So lets have some fun and laugh!

I am doing it wrong?????

I am doing it wrong?????

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Hope it made you laugh!

Related articles:

Tammy’s blog

Live, love, laugh

Wonderful things happen every day

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A wonderful friend visited me in the morning before work and brought me this.

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A bunch of beautiful daffodils, and they all opened very quickly in the warmth.

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They make me smile every time I see them and I feel the warmth in my heart.

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I am so thankful

for my friends,

for flowers,

for warm hearts,

for the love I experience and I can give

for music,

for my happy life,

and the list is endless…..

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Audiomachine – Hymn of the Rising

Miss Happy

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Do you need this …. to be happy

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“The secret to happiness is a good sense of humour and a bad memory”

Now this is me….. 🙂

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Happy all round!

Happiness comes from within!

“Happiness cannot be traveled to,

owned, earned, worn or consumed.

Happiness is the spiritual experience

of living every minute with love, grace. and gratitude.”

Denis Waldey

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Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you,

but rather what’s happening inside you.

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“The art of being happy lies in the power

of extracting Happiness from common things.”

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A very happy day to you

from Ute

Thank you to Randy Glasbergens cartoons on http://www.glasbergen.com

Another wonderful moment

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I’m so honored that I got nominated by Ruby from the “Inner feather’s Blog” the Best Moment Award for my post “be positive“. It’s the second time I receive this award and I am happily accepting it and hope my blog will continue to inspire readers, make them think, smile and happy. I appreciate every blogger who reads and comments on my blog. You are all wonderful!

As for Ruby’s blog , it is unique, so inspirational with wonderfully helpful hints and tips. I do not miss any of her posts.

1st and 10th March 2013

1st and 10th March 2013

The “Best Moment Award” actually goes to people who

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

Live life for the moment because everything else is uncertain. Louis Tomlinson

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  Charles Dederich

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

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I nominate:

Stuff I tell my sister for And I know who holds my hand

The pledge of kindness for all of her postos.

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Also I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Alastair on 11th March. Thank you so much Alastair

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As usual there are rules:

1. You are not allowed to nominate the person who nominated you. 

2. Stick a pic of the award.

3. Write 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.
1.When did you last eat out in a restaurant?
2. Have you ever seen a ballett?
3. Do you prefer proper shopping or internet shopping and why?
4. Do you type with 10 fingers?
5. What is your favourite pasttime?
6. Have you ever been to a live concert? Which one?
7. Do you still write proper letters?
8. What is your weakness?
9. What is your strength?
10. Do you like playing board games.
11. Which is your favourite card game?

4. Post 11 random facts about you

1. I prefer baths to showers
2. I have met Alice Cooper with all his snakes once in a hotel.
3. I used to swim in competitions, but never came first, always second and third.
4. My favourite doll was called Beatrix.
5. I used to love walking in the Black Forest / Germany in summer.
6. I love visiting castles.
7. I  love flowers.
8. My favourite composer is Beethoven, closely followed by Mozart.
9. I am going to join a gym soon.
10. My favourite English dish is a Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding!
11. I used to do rollerskating in the playground at secondary school, in the breaks. That was fun!

5. Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.

1.What was the last film you saw at the cinema? “Wreck it Ralph”
2. Have you ever been to see an opera? Yes Mozart, but I am not so much a fan of opera, but I love classical music
3. What country do you live in? Great Britain
4. What 11 x 5? 55
5. What is your favourite Ice cream flavour? Apricot
6. What is your favourite flower? Freesia
7. Do you have any pets? Got a cat and a lizard, a bearded dragon.
8. What colour is your carpet? Mainly blue through the flat, but beige in the bedroom.
9. Do you prefer snow or sun? Decinitley sun, but sun and snow together is nice too!
10. What is the favourite holiday location you have been to? I always loved Austira, the lake in Kaernten, called “Woerthersee” – beautiful corner.
11. Who is your favourite artist living or dead? I don’t really have one, I like loads.

6. Nominate 11 other bloggers, sorry only 5

The otherside of ugly

GYA today

Fredphillips

Add a grain of earth

Arlen’s blog

Two Steps from Hell – exciting update

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As you know my favourite group is

Two Steps from Hell

The news is that they are giving their first concert, Worldpremiere…. hurray….. fantastic…..epic…. their first concert ever. Isn’t that absolutely fantastic!  I am so excited!

but….. it is in America, so I can’t go…..  I am still excited 🙂

Tickets are for sale already here.

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There is hope for another one in Europe… or even maybe London, I won’t give up hope.

I can’t wait to read the reviews. This is so exciting!

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I wish them a totally sold out house and a fantastic atmosphere at the concert.

If this is a success there might be more concerts.

A little taster of their music for my friends:

Casablanca a brilliant track!