Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year 2014

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To all my wonderful blogging friends

2014

I wish you a wonderful,

peaceful,

successful,

content,

challenging,

healthy,

joyful,

love filled,

fun filled new year !

…and may dreams come true in this new year!

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I thank you for all the love and friendship you show me in your visiting, reading and commenting on my blog!

I am enjoying blogging so much and it is YOU who make it so!

May we have more fun and inspiration next year together and enjoy the friendships we have made!

Much love from Ute – sending love smiles and hugs your way!

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My Christmas Present to you!

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After a recent post about my dancing for my exams, I had many lovely comments and some asked to post a video of it.

I am finally brave enough to do this and miraculously I managed to put it through you tube onto this post.

I have no Charleston dress on, sorry as it was a training session but you can see the dance.

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This is my present to you all for Christmas and I hope this makes you smile or even laugh….. and happy.

Join in with my enthusiasm for dancing! 

Enjoy !

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Sent to you with much love

to all my wonderful friends all over the globe.

Awards Time

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Woolly Muses has granted me the Most Influential Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for including me and I am very happy to display it here!

23rd April 2013 and 15th December 2013

23rd April 2013 and 15th December 2013


The Rules for the Most Influential Blogger Award are: 1. Display the Award on your Blog. 2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you. 3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award. 4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment. 5. Answer each of the 11 questions that your awarder asked, and then write 11 for your awardees (or use the same ones up to you!)

First up, my answers to the questions:

1) What makes you happiest?

Finding someone else happy because of me and giving out love and happiness.

2) Do you love the Oceans or Mountains more? 

I will have to say Ocean, I do love a great sandy beach and palmtrees….. mustn’t forget the hammock in between!

3) What has been a special moment in 2013?  

My travels in summer to Spain and Germany, I spent some lovely days with good friends/family there.

4) What’s your favourite quote.

I do have many but my real favourite is from Groucho Marx:

“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 he happy in it.

5) Do you like yourself?

Yes

6) Do you stay up till midnight on New Year?

I usually do, just to see Big Ben chime then I go to bed!

7) Something you wish could be done ASAP? 

I am a very patient person and I don’t really like rushing. (Still sometimes inevitable) I have nothing on my list which is in a rush to be done.

8)What was your favourite class when still at school?

I was when I learnt Latin when I was the best in the class! (when I was about 13/14 years old)

9) What musical instrument have you tried to play?

Piano an  guitar, but don’t practice anymore unfortunately. My wish is to try Cello and double bass!

10) Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

I wished I had learnt to stand up for myself earlier and to love myself earlier, well I do it now though. 🙂

11) Do you like to do Crafts, Drawing or Painting?

I do like crafts, bu tnot painting or drawing as I think I can’t do it, but I love making earrings, knitting, cards, decorations, love anything like that.

More awards

Ajaytao granted me more awards to choose from his many awards he got and I am so honoured and happy and will choose some I haven’t got.

Thank you so much Ajaytao, I am most grateful for your nomination and show them here proudly!

Here we are:

18th December 2013

18th December 2013

18th December 2013

18th December 2013

18th December 2013

18th December 2013

I love them all!

Another one just flew in: Another shiney star for the Blogger of the Year Award from angelwhispers and The Sunshine Award from angelwhispers

A big thank you to Binky of Angelwhispers for those wonderful awards. I very much appreciate them.

20th December 2013

20th December 2013

7th, 11th, 20thNovember twice, 2nd, 8th, 15th December 2013

7th, 11th, 20thNovember twice, 2nd, 8th, 15th December 2013

As I am also not totally following the rules I shall nominate people here and do hope you will pick it up here!

I would love to nominate all the blogs I am following as you are all fantastic, but that would be a bit long, so I cut it to 15! Please choose which one, or as many as you like!

As always if you do not do awards, be assured this is showing that I love your blog and want to show it this way!

Enjoy your awards!

The London Flower Lover

Quirky books

Patinspire

Mybeautiful things

My life experiences by Melissa

I know I made you smile

Life is colour

Hope the happy hugger

Fred Phillips

Ester Edith

Arlen

anotherday in paradise 2

Cindy Knoke

Fictional machines

A grateful man

Gifts that money can’t buy

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Soon Christmas is coming and we are all looking for gifts.

Here is a little inexpensive list with priceless gifts!

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1. THE GIFT OF LISTENING…No interrupting, no daydreaming, No planning your response, no advising. Just listening.

2. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION…Be generous with appropriate hugs,
Kisses, pats on the back, and handholds, Let these small actions demonstrate the LOVE you have for family and friends.

3. THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER…Share jokes. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.

4. THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE…It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

5. THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT…A simple and sincere, “You look great in red,””You did a super job, “Or “That was a wonderful meal”
Can make some one’s day.

6. THE GIFT OF A FAVOUR…Every day, go out of your way to make someone’s day. Appreciate, encourage, do something nice and kind.

7. THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE…There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. If you love someone, set them free. Be sensitive, respect and give space. The gift of solitude to others.

8. THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION…The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone. Really, it’s not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.

You can give as many gifts as you like and they make the giver happy too!

For it is in giving that we receive.

St.Francis of Assissi

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The ABC of genuine happiness – I

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ABC of genuine Happiness

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I – Ignite your passion

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  Ten Reasons Why You Should Find and Live Your Life Passion

1. You will feel happier, more energized, and more enthusiastic about life in general.

2. You will feel like something has finally “clicked” — that you are doing what you were meant to do.

3. Your relationships will improve because you will be a more attractive, interesting person.

4. You will be so engaged in what you are doing that time passes quickly.

5. You will be inspired to learn more, take more actions, broaden your perspective.

6. You will attract and encounter interesting, like-minded people who share your passion.

7. Feelings of anxiety, boredom, and depression will melt away.

8. You will have a sense of a larger purpose to your life.

9. Your priorities will shift for the better.

10. You will have more fun.

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Nothing great in the world has neen accomplished without passion.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

passion3One person can succeed at almost anythin for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles M. Schwab

One person with passion os better than forty people merely interested.  – E.M.Forster

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Have an interesting, imaginative day!

… to be continued …

My sixth star!

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My blog of the year award is full of shiney stars and Sharla completed it!

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Thank you so much Sharla for adding my last wonderful star.

I appreciate it and show it happily!

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Here are some pictures from the German Christmas Market along the Thames in London.

They are taken with my phone so night photos do not come out so well.

I loved the stalls and the smell and the atmosphere.

I shall go again!

I enjoyed an Ostrich burger for the first time in my life, rather nice!

It is cold and next time I go,

I shall indulge in a cup of hot chocolate with real whipped cream on top…. hmmmmm.

Can’t wait!

Enjoy your Pre – Christmas time with friends, hot chocolate, loved ones and togetherness.

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and keep warm!

Much love to all of you from Ute!

A brand new award and many more ♥

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A totally new award for me… oh and it is one with a unicorn too.

wonderful Tazein nominated me with

The Imagine Award

Thank you so much Tazein for this colourful and beautiful Award!

I wear and display it with pride!

18th November 2013

18th November 2013

THE RULES:

1-Copy and paste The Imagine Award into your post.

2-Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog page to your post.

3-List 3-5 things about the nominator’s blog that you like(Which you think are creative).

4-Nominate 5 other bloggers/ blogs which you think display a fantastic use of creativity and imagination.

5-Notify your nominees.

6-Display The Imagine Award to your blog’s award page.

5 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT TAZEIN:

1-She a very honest and couragous person..

2-She has a great warm heart.

3-She makes one think with her posts, her writings are wonderful.

… and she has a most beautiful smile!

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Also more stars on the Blog of the Year Award 

STARS , so bright , so shiney

On 20th November I received the 3rd star. It was added by lovely Alastair and

on 2nd December the 4th star by creative Clouds n cups. I thank you both so much.

Another star, the 5th just flew in from wonderful Sandra.

7th, 11th, 20th November, 2nd, 8th December 2013

7th, 11th, 20th November, 2nd, 8th December 2013

Four more awards

from Sandra . Wow I am so excited to get all these awards and thank Sandra so much!

4th, 9th,12th January and 5th March, 15th October, 8th December 2013

4th, 9th,12th January and 5th March, 15th October, 8th December 2013

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13th and 18th November  2012, 3rd June , 8th December 2013

13th and 18th November 2012, 3rd June , 8th December 2013

and more from Sandra ….

21st April and 1st May, 8th December 2013

21st April and 1st May, 8th December 2013

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21st March 2013 and 8th December 2013

21st March 2013 and 8th December 2013

I am not quite following all rules and will nominate some sites, for one or all awards, take your pick, some you haven’t got, or all. My nominations do deserve all! Also don’t forget to take more stars! If you don’t do awards, you know I love your blog and you can see it as a compliment!

MY NOMINATIONS are:

A window of wisdom

A Place called love

An elephant can’t

Catnip of life

Clouds n cups

Hope the happy hugger

Land of fun

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Positive boomer

Sharing me myself and I

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My love of thoughts

I thank you all so much for giving me these awards, I feel humbled and happy, I will display them with pride!

The ABC of genuine happiness – H

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The ABC of genuine Happiness

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H – Hug often. Help others

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Watch your thoughts – they become words.

Watch your words – they become actions.

Watch your actions – they become habits.

Watch your habits – they become character.

Watch your character – it becomes your destiny.

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“If you want happiness for an hour ? take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day ? go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year ? inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime ? help someone else.”
-Chinese Proverb

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… to be continued …

Wishing you a happy and helpful day!