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5 years – 9.6.2012

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Today is my 5 year Blogiversary.

 

Since my first post I have written 545 more posts,

gained many friends all over the world

and am enjoying it even more than when I started.

 

 

Thank you to all my blogging friends,

readers,  commenters and followers,

who are caring and loving ,

who make me feel wonderful!

 

Top  posts of the year:

2012 –  A jar or a journal

2013 – Follow your dreams

2014 – Count your blessings 

2015 – 100,000 Wow

2016 – Piece of Paradise

 

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The wonderful wide world

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On the side of my blog you can see that

192 countries have visited my blog.

Isn’t that amazing, so many people in so many different countries.

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There are  countries like the Maldives, Haiti, Cape Verde…

Palau, Bhutan and Benin.

I am so thankful that my blog reaches such far away countries.

Everybody out there who has tuned into my blog and read anything ,

Thank you so much.

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I would have never thought it reaches such places.

The world is so open with the internet, it is fantastic.

We are closer than ever before.

Use it to spread love, happiness and kindness!

Have a wonderful day

and thank you for being here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

A day in the Life

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Happy Blogging!

 

I am out …..

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Hope every one is well and enjoying February!

I am so busy working and improving my home…. I have to apologize for not reading all your posts, as I would have liked to.  Also not many or bigger posts here.

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I am still around and do my best!

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Well…..

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I am doing my bathroom with help, and it looks more work than originally thought…

so off I am – taking off more old tiles……

Love you all.beautiful

Sending you big hugs,

sorry if I am a bit dusty…. 🙂

Keep smiling and stay happy and thankful!

 

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100,000 WOW

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My blog reached an amazing 100,000 views today!

I can’t believe it.

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186 different countries have visited my humble site.

I’ve posted 359 posts since I started in June 2012 (including this one)

Blogging has taught me lots, I have made amazing friends,

it takes me round the world, following your blogs

and I simply love it!

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Find the wonder, hiding in everyday moments.

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If your life does not give joy to others, 

then how can you expect your heart to give any joy to you.

~ Buddha ~

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The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, 

but for the wide world’s joy. 

~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

I hope I can bring you more sunshine, more laughter, more fun and more love to your world,

and I hope I can lift you up when you are down.

Walk with me ,

sit with me,

let me brighten your day,

enjoy some tranquility,

and let me give you a smile!

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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

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Also CW from sunflowerrosecw again, how wonderful!

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

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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!

My Birthday

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As it is my birthday today, I had the idea of following RoSy’s idea and jot things down which I love and come to my mind right now.

Well I am not a teenager anymore and it is hard to think of 53 things so I went for 13 things as it is my birthdate.

Here we are!

Music          b12

Dancing            b1

Palm trees with a Hammock       b2

Blog                 me7

 Love                    b3

Happiness         b5

Tea                          b4

Friends                    b6

Internet              b7

Laughing                  b8

Chocolate                 b9

Beauty                       b10

Meditation             b11

 

Here the proof that I have grown up!

Then…..

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and now:

I guess I changed a little…….

 

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Please help yourself to some sandwiches and tea and we can celebrate my birthday together!

 

Happy New Year 2014

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To all my wonderful blogging friends

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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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Thank you and Sorry

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A big thank you to all my followers, readers and friends here in blogworld, for visiting, reading and commenting on my posts.

You don’t know how much you are appreciated and how much I cherish your all. You are part of my life!

I have been neglecting the blogging sphere a bit as I have been overwhelmed with work – at work and at home with lots of essential DIY and sick children. Falling asleep at the computer did tell me to slow down.

There are not enough hours in a day at the moment.

Keeping the good spirits up and the coffee flowing…. (tea actually)

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My wonderful friends, I am thinking of you and wish you a good remainder of the week.

Keep the love going, keep smiling as I do, and all can be done!

Know that I truly love you all!

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Thank you Penny for this beautiful image!