Category Archives: Awards

Award Time

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Kelly from Kelleysdiy nominated me for one lovely blog award.

Kelly thank you so much.

I have received that award before and will add your nomination to it.

 

 

so now for

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog

  2.  Post about the award. Share 7 facts about yourself

  3.  Nominate, AT MOST, 15 people

  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

And another award just came in:

The lovely Gill from  talkingthailand awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award.

4th, 9th,12th January and 5th March, 15th October, 8th December 2013, 24th March 2017

 

Thank you so much for giving me this award and I will add it to my list.

I would like to give the award to all the lovely people who are reading this.

Here are my 7 facts nobody knows about me… for both awards:

  1. I love bookshops and could stay there all day!
  2. I used to do lots of swimming competitions as a teenager. I never came first, but quite often second……  phew
  3. I did a Rock and Roll course when I was 17.
  4. I have met George Clooney ( in Madam Tussauds and in my dreams) 🙂
  5. When I was working in hotels I ordered once potatoes from a car tyre place… in error of course.
  6. I remember life without TV as a child. ( we got our first one when I was about 10, I think)
  7. I love meadows with wild flowers.

 

 

Liebster Award

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Debra from tssrevies.com has nominated me for the Liebster Award. I had this award before , but I am very happy to receive it again.  I am not  a new blog and got more than 200 followers, I appreciate that you did think of me!  Thank you very much Debra.

7th December 2012 and 23rd January 2016

If you are not familiar with the Liebster Award these are the rules:
Thank your nominator
Show the award on your blog
Answer 10 questions asked to you
Ask 10 questions to 10 new nominees (who have less than 200 followers)
Notify them

Here are my replies to the 10 questions from Debra:

Can you remember what it was that inspired you to set up a blog?

The initial thought was to have my own website and get to know IT and the internet better. I found blogspot and then wordpress and loved it straight away. The idea that people all over the world can read what I publish is just awesome. 

When was it that you published your first ever blog post?

That was on 9th June 2012, wow long ago. 🙂

How would you describe your blog?

It is an inspirational blog,  with thoughts of daily life, trying to bring smiles and happiness to the world. 

Do you blog as a profession or for fun?

I love it and do it for fun and happiness.

What is your preferred setting when you sit down to blog and publish your writing/photography?

I love to sit in front of my computer, I have 2 monitors where the blog post is being written on the right and I look for pictures and quotes on the left screen, put them into paint to get ready to import into the post. Having a cup of tea nearby is almost a must!

Are there any hard and fast rules you set for yourself when it comes to blogging?

No rules just fun and enjoyment!

What aspect of the ‘bloggersphere’ do you most enjoy?

I love meeting new people via the internet with similar ideas like me. I have already made wonderful friends and met 2 blogger friends in person.  I love reading posts of my blogger friends and get inspiration from them and that makes me happy also I learn about other countries and people through other blogs. It is a wonderful way to communicate with bloggers all over!

What aspect of the ‘bloggersphere’ do you find the most daunting?

I don’t really find it daunting… I don’t put any pressure on myself, as it is like a hobby otherwise I wouldn’t enjoy it so much!. Sometimes I don’t have enough time to read all blogs I like to but bloggers are understanding, it is life.

In your view, who is the main reader audience for your blog?

I don’t think I can categorize them, they are from all walks of life from all over the world and I love them all!


What do you do in your spare time that is not reflected/associated with your blogging pursuits?

I love making earrings, do jigsaw puzzles to relax and dance a lot!

 

…and here are the 10 interview questions for those who wish to take part:

  1. How did you get into blogging?
  2. How do you choose what to blog about?
  3. Do have a goal regarding blogging?
  4. How do you fit blogging into your daily routine?
  5. Do you learn through blogging?
  6. Which audience would you like to attract with your blog?
  7. What is your favourite TV Program?
  8. What else do you do in your spare time?
  9. How do you relax?
  10. What is your favourite food?

My nominees are:

Morgan from The secret life of a computer scientist student

Rudi of Rudi’s blog

Liz of leaping life

Matt from Matt and his cats

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Happy Blogging!

 

Book Fangirling Blog Award

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Matt from Matt and his cats awarded me the Book Fangirling Blog Award.

Matt thank you so much, I love books and I love reading.

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The Rules:

  • Create a post to accept your award.
  • Add the blog award button into your post.
  • Answer the questions I have below.
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees

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Matt’s questions and my answers:

  1. Favourite quote from a book?

    It is from The Alchemist/ Paulo Coelho: “Remember that wherever you heart is, there you will find your treasure” and ” One is loves because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving”

  2. Favourite villain from a book?

    Jaws from James Bond, he is a villain but also so simple minded and somehow sweet.

  3. Have you ever read a book set in your home town?

    Yes, I love that. They are crime stories and they are set in my country and my county and some even in the town were I grew up in Germany. It is great to read where the villain walks and I know exactly where that is and can imagine it so well.

  4. Do you constantly reorganise your bookshelf?

    No need 🙂 … my books are all in alphabetical order of the author. Also I have German shelves and English shelves. All books are also recorded on a spreadsheet on excel.  I like it orderly…  🙂

  5. Which two protagonists, from two different book series’, would you lock in one room for an hour.

    How about Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple…. what a pair, they have more to talk than an hour!

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My questions:

  1. Which is your favourite corner of the house to curl up with a book?

  2. Do you read some books twice and why?

  3. Have you ever read secretly under the covers? Tell us more….

  4. What is your favourite genre and why?

  5. Which is your favourite children’s book?

 

My nominees are:

Russ, an author himself with super stories.

Gallivanta, I know is well read.

Trina from North Germany, who likes writing.

Terry, another author with inspiring stories.

Ladysighs, who writes the most amazing poems.

 

Happy Reading!

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Another Award – Thank you

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Matt from Matt and his cats has nominated me with the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.

Thank you so much Matt for thinking of me and I am happy to receive it and pass it on.

21st March 2013, 8th December 2013 and 30 October 2015

21st March 2013, 8th December 2013 and 30 October 2015

RULES:

1. Display the award on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who awarded you
3. Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded
5. Write seven interesting things about you.

Here 7 facts about me:

  1. Today is my cat’s “Thomas” birthday, he is a Halloween baby. I don’t celebrate Halloween but I got a party hat for Thomas.oct15 (12)

  2. I love Autumn; here are the beautiful colours of the forests on the hills in Germany.herbst

  3. I am looking forward to Christmas, the time before is so lovely with dark nights, candles, hot chocolate and snuggling into a warm cardigan.

  4. I have just bought wool to knit a Icelandic style cardigan. Hopefully it will be finished for Christmas.

  5. I love doing jigsaws, it relaxes me. Thomas my cat does try and help too…well sort of….bless him.DSC_0150

  6. Specially now that it gets colder outside, I am a fan of open tea, my favourite at the moment is Lemongrass and Vanilla sweetened with honey!

  7. Cardigans are my favourite…. I do love knit ware and I am known for my cardigans. I never go anywhere without one.

Here are my nominees: If you don’t do awards please see it as appreciation, as I do love your blogs.

Me and the boss

Sewingfeet

Soulgatherings

Lovely rita flowermaid

Knitting with heart

Simple pleasures

 

Enjoy the award and wishing you all a wonderful week!

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A lovely blog award

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Kally from Middle me has nominated me for the lovely blog award and I am very happy and honoured to receive this from Kally.  Please pop over to her blog,it is full of great advise and inspiration.

 

21st October 2015

21st October 2015

The Rules:

  1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

  2. You must list the rules and display the award.

  3. You must add 7 facts about yourself.

  4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

 7 facts about myself:

  1. I love knitting and crocheting, I just started to crochet hearts, an additional touch for my upcoming Christmas presents.hearts

  2. I am a very sociable person and love people around me. That is why I loved so much working in Hotels at the front desk. A most interesting job.

  3. My dream is to open a mindful “let your senses taste” tea shop, where I serve  open tea with different aromas, and you sit and relax and enjoy sip by sip in a mindful , meditative way. An oasis in this busy world.tea

  4. I enjoy walking and try to keep fit. I measure it with my step counter/fitbit. Got 11,000 steps today! Yay

  5. Now for Christmas are performances coming up and I am so happy that I am taking part in Choir and dancing performances. ( My big Tap performance is in February with a Charleston). A picture in my dress coming up later….

  6. I am a cat person and love my Thomas on my lap , which he is right now. He is a very loving cat.cat (2)

  7. I am a morning person. I prefer to get up early and enjoy a calm start to the day with gratitude and reflection.x2 (34)

 And here is my favourite picture,

and with this I wish you a super happy , smiley day!

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Little change of rules here  just for this one, as all blogs I read really deserve this, they are all lovely!

So here 5 nominations, some new blogs I follow:

selflove

wanderings of clare

sourav

embracing life

a leaf in springtime

A new Award and an “oops”- A big Thank you

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My friend Terry  has nominated me for a brand new award, thank you so so much!.

And just looking back I found a draft I never posted… oops…. it said

Sandra from Quirkybooks nominated me for this new award. And I only just noticed that I am so behind with this.

A new one for me, thank you Sandra so much!

So I shall put both together!

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To Terry and Sandra , thank you so much for this award! I truly appreciate it and honour it.

And I found more… I need to do more dusting in my blog…. Ralph gave his bloggers this golden blog award and I love it, so I shall display it too!

 

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It makes me feel special and Golden!

It goes well with my blog too as I always say

Shine on….

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You all make me very happy!

Sorry about the lateness but……( better late than never)

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Now you know! ♥

 

Wishing you a wonderful Day!

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An Award and my Garden

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I received an award from Terry and I am very grateful that she thought of me! Thank you so much, Terry.

The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

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There are no rules and I like to share this award with everybody. I can’t name all but a few! –

Rosy, Russ, Diana, Sandra, Carmen, Ralph, Arlen, Sylvia, Ute, Mathilda, Klaus, Wiley, Ladysonnenschein, Binky, Seyi, Harold, Rob, Sally, Gallivanta, Cathie, Paul, Maxima, Fred  and many more and all the bloggers I follow and enjoy but don’t know their name.

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And now an update on my garden as it was such a lovely sunny day today and I put more sweet things in my little garden. I had to smile and think of RoSy when I put his frog out. I know she likes them too!

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Now some pictures of the other new bits and my strawberry plant which is doing so well.

Enjoy!

My beautiful butterfly

My beautiful butterfly

Heart

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my meerkats

my meerkats

my new frog on a pebble

my new frog on a pebble

more hearts - I love my hearts!

more hearts – I love my hearts!

My soon to be strawberries! - just need to find a  cream tree! :-)

My soon to be strawberries! – just need to find a cream tree! 🙂

I love Spring and I am ready for Summer and for  some peaceful times in my garden!

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week,

enjoy every moment and smell the flowers on the way!  

Smile, relax and be happy!

Sending out lots of love to all – you wonderful people!!

Big hugs!

 

Awards and 500 followers wow !

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Monica from MCS-Atelier nominated me for the One Lovely blog award, and I am very happy to receive it! Thank yo so much!

29th October 2014

29th October 2014

Also CW from sunflowerrosecw again, how wonderful!

Thank you so much girls, you are very lovely and I so appreciate you!

15th March 2013, 5th November2014

15th March 2013, 5th November2014

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer or up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and to also help the new blogger reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow-blogger who chose them. This award acknowledges bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines. I have these guidelines listed below.
The guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award are:
•Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
•Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog.
•Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
•Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

7 facts about myself: 

1. I wished I had paid more attention in history lessons when I was in school. I find history so interesting now.

2. I am looking forward to Winter and ordered more jumpers to keep warm.

3. I love blogging.

4. I just did my next Tap exam – Gold Bar 2 – with honours, I am happy!

5. I would love to take a tour round some parts of the world and visit you all!

6. I got 500 WordPress followers, yippee.

7.  Life is good and I am happy and grateful to be here to enjoy it!

And additional to the awards I also have another trophy

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Thank you to all my wonderful followers , you do make me happy! 

 

Now some Nominations for some blogs I follow!

Artistina  for the incredible talent she shows in her blog.

An artisteyes for more talent

Good time stories for inspiring and amazing stories and pictures

osarobohenry for lots of inspirational posts

Fashionable over 50 for fantastic fashion and amazing travel photos

soulgatherings for my daily quotes and inspiration

Some of you might not do awards, so please see it as a compliment and keep on posting please!

Award Time

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Natanella gave me the Liebster Award on 7.8.14, sorry I am a bit late responding, sorry, it has been too busy.

I am very honoured and happy to receive this award from “onehappyblog”

Thank you soooo much !

 

7th August 14

7th August 14

So, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their page(s). 
2. Proudly display the award banner on your page.
3. List eleven facts about yourself.
4. Answer the questions the award-giver asked you and make 11 more for your nominees.
5. List your nominees.

I am a bit naughty and not follow all the rules. I shall answer all the questions though!

1. What superpowers or unhuman abilities would you like to have (if any)? I would like to understand and speak all languages.

2. What country would you like to live in and why? A warm one…. nothing specific but I do like the warmth!

3. If you could help the world in only one way, what would it be and why? (Examples: remove world hunger, provide fresh water to everyone, clean the air, etc.) I would like to spread love to the whole world and show how wonderful it is to be loved.

4. Your most memorable childhood event.  I will never forget when I fell from a haystack and broke my arm as a 5 year old.  As a reward I got a yellow soft toy duck which I still have.

5. What would you like to achieve with your blog and how do you see it at the top of it’s game? I like to spread smiles and happiness! 

6. What skill or talent you think you lack and would like to have? (singing, acting, programming, etc.) I like to be able to type faster without mistakes….. yes I know it is practice 🙂

7. What would you say or do if you met an alien? Welcome him/her/it warmly… hugs

8. What is one thing that you’d do in life if you had all the help and resources needed for it? I would love to help everyone who has not enough food and shelter. I like everyone to have a happy life.

9. Write a few words from the lyrics of a song that first comes to your mind. I am terrible, as English is not my mother tongue I cannot remember any English lyrics……only the refrains.

10. Name one fictional character from a movie or a book that you like or associate yourself with and explain why.  I am stuck here…. I haven’t really read about afantastic character which strikes me as great. I am sure once I press publish… I will think of one 🙂

11. What would you like to get for your birthday? It could also be something you’ve always wanted when you were a child, but never did 🙂  A trip to the other side of the world…. New Zealand/ Australia/ America

 

As nominees I like everyone who likes it and reads my blog to be able to take it from me! All my lovely friends deserve it !

 

 Thank you so much!

Award – sort of….

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This post is dedicated to my friend and blogger Alastair!

WordPress has changed again and not being so computer literate as others I struggled for the last couple of days.  I was afraid I can’t do pictures any more……

My wonderful friend Al, also a blogger, came to the rescue and made me a very happy blogger again.

So I am nominating him as the

WordPress First Aider 2014

This is a personal Award specially for Alastair as I am so grateful and I am sure other bloggers find his help pages also useful.

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As you can see, I can do it again, big picture , small and tiny…… all by myself thanks to Al.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

It is great how bloggers help each other like a big family and it is so much appreciated.

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Much love to all my friends!

and happy blogging!