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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!

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

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

ladysighs

Positive boomer

Sharing me myself and I

Silkannthreades

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!

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Time for Awards, I am so blessed to receive all these rewards.

My blogger community makes me feel valued through you reading my posts, commenting, that is already the best reward. Still I do like the rewards too :-).

Tazein from trancendingbordersblog nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.

I am very grateful for this my dear Tazein.

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

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

RULES:

1-Display the Award logo on your Blog.

2-Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.

3-Present 15 deserving bloggers with the Award.

4-Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.

5-Post 7 things about yourself.

7 THINGS ABOUT MYSELF…. you never knew…..

1. I only started to eat hard cheese during my pregnancy, never before.

2. I often find the right words to say when it is too late…. Iam not such a quick thinker…. 🙂

3. I went once to an assertivness seminar… the best I have ever been….

4. So was the champagne seminar…. 🙂

5. I have learnt the hotel / and catering business.

6. The best bit was going to the kitchen trying the mouse au chocolat. Mmmmmmh

7. Through my hotel work I met some famous people.

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On 7th November I received the blog of the year award from Terry. Thank you so much Terry, I am very happy and honoured.

Straight after that on 11th November also from Alastairs blog ” a mixed bag” – thank you so much AlastairI appreciate you both thinking of me!

Since I have 2 nominations  I already have 2 stars on this! Yippeeaward2

The instructions for this award are simple:

1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page.Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear

Share your blog posts with  an even wider audience.

6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!

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Yes-That’s right-There are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once-this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award- and every time you are given the award by another blog- you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs- and even if they have already been given the award by someone else- you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum of 6 stars! You can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award- or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award 6 times!

You can find all the badges and banners and information you need via this link: ‘Blog of The Year 2013′ Award Badges.

Congratulations to all the nominees! Best of luck to every one!

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I am not totally following the rules, still I shall nominate some blogs for both awards in one go, so you can have both awards please if you like.

There are so many blogs out there I really cherish and love reading, but I can only nominate some unfortunately!

Here we are:

A grateful man

A pondering mind

A small act of kindness

talktodiana

Kindness blog

Renard Moreau presents

A place called love

Enjoy your rewards and know that I love your blogs!

♥ Bloggers and Awards ♥

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How wonderful

I met another blogger last week. ♥

It is Sandra from Quirkybooks.

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Sorry the picture is rather dark, but it was at night in front of a theatre in London.

It was lovely to meet Sandra, we had a great chat over a meal and got to know each other. She is such a bubbly, enthusiastic, busy lady and “quirky” in a “surprising” way as her blog name says. She is doing some fantastic work, so do checkout her blog.

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And now we have a drum roll for more awards!

A beautiful Shine on Award from Lyn

7th December 2012, 5th, 15th January, 5th July, 8th September 2013

7th December 2012, 5th, 15th January, 5th July, 8th September 2013

I thank Lyn so much for nominating me and her lovely and kind words about me and my blog.

Here are the rules of the award:

1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back.

3. Share at least seven random, interesting things about yourself.

4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.

Seven interesting things about me … hmmmmm

1. I have washed the jeans of my son with all his belongings in the pockets…. travel cards, keys, money. all is really clean now…. 🙂

2. I love all types of berries.

3. I collect quotes.

4. I still haven’t mastered meditation just yet, still working on it.

5. I am a happy person.

6. I love to drink green juices.

7. I love meeting new people and I would like to meet more bloggers.

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Another Award is the Liebster Award from Terry, and I thank Terry very much for this award.

11th January 2013 and 5th October 2013

11th January 2013 and 5th October 2013

Here are the rules:

Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.

Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award

Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

My answers here:

1.If you could visit anywhere in the world for only one day, where would it be and why? I would go to a beach with palm trees lie in a hammock between 2 trees and sip a cocktail and relax all day! You get the picture….

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2.What is your favorite scent? I love Lavender

3. What is your best memory of Christmas? When I was a child we were allowed to decorate the tree, and put our own handmade decorations on it. I was always proud to do that.

4. Were you ever scared at Halloween? I do not celebrate Haloween, but last year I was scared as I was alone in a big house, and the doorbell rang, then someone knocked on the shutters, again and again…. I ignored everything. In the end it turned out to be the caring neighbour to see if I was alright.

5. Are you under, over or at five feet tall? I am 5 foot 11, like it tall! 🙂

6. How many languages do you speak? I learnt 3 but I speak really 2. English and German. French I learnt but it is terribly rusty.

7. Have you ever told a lie in order not to hurt anyone? I have when I was a child.

8. What would you do if on Christmas morning, instead of Santa coming down your chimney, it was me? I would give you a big hug (after dusting you off)….. and would give thanks for the best present! Then I would treat you to an English traditional Christmas dinner, which I might not burn…. we would have a wonderful time Terry!

9. When do you start buying or preparing for Christmas? I buy bits and bobs for Christmas all during the year, as sometimes you see something and you think straight away of a person who loves this. I love to buy and make presents and treat my friends. Often they are self made.

10. What is your custom for Thanksgiving? We don’t celebrate thanksgiving here in Europe, still I give thanks every morning, every day for the friends and things I have and my wonderful life.

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To Lyn and Terry for nominating me for the lovely Awards, I really appreciate it!

Now my 10 questions for my nominations:

1. Are you a morning or an evening person?

2. Which day of the week is your favourite and why?

3. What is your favourite fruit and veg?

4. If there was a planet/star which can be lived on apart from earth, would you go there to live and why?

5. What type of music is your favourite?

6. Have you had any encounters with animals/ insects you don’t like?

7. What makes you happy?

8. Imagine you are on a lovely island, stranded, who would you like to bump into?

9. What colour suits you best? Do you wear colours often?

10. Is nature important to you?

My nominees for both awards are: If you don’t do awards no worries, I do like your blog and say :” it is great” with this!

http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/

http://livelovebegreen.wordpress.com/

http://andreaschwemin.wordpress.com/

http://jamesneed.com/

http://msnaturalmel.com/

http://appliedalliance.wordpress.com/

http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/

http://cindyknoke.com/

http://happsters.com/

http://angelswhisper2011.wordpress.com/

Enjoy your awards!

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I am blessed to be in such a lovely blogging community.

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~

Again I have been nominated for some awards.

One from my wonderful friend Terry: Doesn’t it look beautiful!

28th August 2013

28th August 2013

and from my friend ajaytao a choice of awards, I shall choose 2 I haven’t got. – because I love them!

24th August 2013

24th August 2013

24th August 2013

24th August 2013

I thank you so much my friends for honouring me in this way and I am very grateful to have you and accept the awards with much happiness.

“The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others.”
Jean de la Bruyere

Speak your truth Award

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My blogger friend Michelle from the happyhugger has a beautiful facebook page called “Speak softly“. Members of the group share their posts or we can post anything inspiring, short stories, poetry, photography – anything which is a joy to you and others. The only subject not allowed here is politics.

It is a lovely group and I enjoy being in it, happy to be able to post happy moments.

She made a beautiful award  the “Speak Your Truth Award.”

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The award is for you with only one rule, and that is to join the group and share the posts you wish to share.  Postings can be as often as you like, but also at least one post per month is required.

If you accept this award please feel free to nominate and award it to others and share in the happy and gentle atmosphere in this group.

So anyone who reads this and joins the group can have this beautiful award. Go ahead, it is a great group to join!

Thank you very much Michelle!
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