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Autumn Tag

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Autumn the colourful season is here and I have been tagged.

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The creator is https://ilmondodishioren.wordpress.com/ and I thank the guywhosaidalwaysno who tagged me.

The rules are:

  • Tell us the three things that you love about autumn.
  • Appoint 15  others bloggers

 

The three things that I love about Autumn are:

First: The colours of Autumn. Aren’t they amazing?

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Second: The fun in the colouful leaves.

I love walking  and jumping through them.

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Third:  A peaceful warm light like my salt lamp.

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 Autumn evenings like that are great with a hot drink and a book.

 

Wishing you a super Autumn Evening!

 

Oops nearly forgot the tags:

Here are some:

Liz, I know who has beautiful Autumn view from her house.

Steffi who has a lovely Autumnal park nearby

Sally who shows us beauty every day.

Terry who loves her camera and takes beautiful pictures from her neighbourhood.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

♥ 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!

A grand day out!

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Talking to fellow bloggers is fun, but meeting them is even better.

Luckily Alastair lives in the same country as me and only a train journey away from London.

We met on Saturday and spent a wonderful day together.

We went on the cable car, walked over the Thames, saw Whitehall, No 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square packed with people, Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Buckingham Palalce and went through lovely parks. Of course we stopped at coffee shops and had a dinner break.

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We walked miles. We ended up in my all time favourite park, St. James’s Park with lots of ducks, squirrels, and the most beautiful flowers and shrubs.

I played around with my flower pictures and here is the result. Some with quotes.

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I love the vibrant colours , I could have this as wall paper…

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London seemed to be the friendliest place on Saturday. People smiled, hold doors open, chatted on the underground, gave up seats, and it was one big happy place.

Perfect for having a friend round, so I loved to show my wonderful London to Alastair.

It was such a fantastic day!

If you have time and you are not too far away , you are very welcome to visit and I show you round too!

Get your walking shoes on….

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Award Time

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Awards are coming again, 🙂

I am happy and honoured that I got the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award”  from Terry, a wonderful blogger with a big heart.

28th April 2013

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The rules are as follows;

1.The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
2.The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little.
3.The Nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during 7 days.

Thank you so much Terry!

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… and another award just came in –  the “I am part of the WordPress Family Award from my friend Marsha, who certainly belongs to my family of bloggers. Thank you so much Marsha for showing me your friendship this way!

  • Rules:
  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
  • Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
21st April and 1st May 2013

21st April and 1st May 2013

I shall nominate 10 bloggers and you can choose which award you like or have both. It is hard to choose as I love you all!

My nominees are:

http://lifewithclint.wordpress.com/

http://russtowne.com/

http://eternalflame78.wordpress.com/

http://awindowofwisdom.wordpress.com/

http://amaeguerrero.wordpress.com/

http://arlenshah.wordpress.com/

http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/

http://einfachtilda.wordpress.com/

http://knowledgeknut.wordpress.com/

http://soumya2012.wordpress.com/

If you don’t do awards, please see it as my token of friendship.

Congratulations and enjoy!

Sunshine – another Award woohoo!

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I am so excited and happy to announce that I have been nominated for a Sunshine Award! Thank you so much Mahogany,  from Crazy fun sexy guide:for women who nominated me. I saw it this morning before work and the sunshine went straight into my heart and I could let it shine for others.

The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers who positively and creatively inspire other bloggers. I am happy to be in this category and I love to inspire and spread positive vibes and happiness among others.

Thank you so much for this honour, I will beam my sunshine around.

 The Rules

Once you are nominated, you must link the blog post to the person that nominated you.

Then you must answer some questions about yourself

nominate 10 other bloggers and link back to their pages.

Once that is done, you must post a comment to each nominee’s page to let them know they have been nominated.

 

The Questions and my answers are:

1. Who is your favourite philosopher?

I don’t think I have a favourite philosopher, I do like Socrates, wise man he was!

2.  What is your favourite number? 

13, as it is my birthday and I am not superstitious about it.

3.  What is your favourite animal?

I love ring tailed lemurs, beautiful creatures.

4.  What are your Facebook and Twitter?

my facebook is http://www.facebook.com/Utesmile?ref=tn_tnmn

my twitter is https://twitter.com/UteLark or @UteLark

Follow me if you like! I tweet something positve every day!

5.  What is your favourite time of day?

I love mornings, peaceful, getting ready for a new day!

6. What is your favourite holiday?

I love the holiday we always have at the end of May as it is already warmer and you can do lots outdoors.

7.  What is your favourite physical activity?

I absolutely love dancing, tap dancing!

8.  What is your favourite non alcoholic drink?

I am a water person.

9.  What is your favourite flower?

Freesias, they smell so wonderful and come in different colours.

10.  What is your passion?

My passion is dancing and music.

On to the nominees (in no particular order):

 Clothildajamcracker –   http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com/

Mirth and motivationhttp://eof737.wordpress.com/

Life seedshttp://lifeseedsone.wordpress.com/

Knowmyworthhttp://knowmyworth.com/

On the brighter sidehttp://onthebrighterside.net/

Simply charminghttp://seraphim6.me/

Oceanboundadventureshttp://oceanboundsadventures.wordpress.com/

Word(((hugs))) – http://wordhugs.net/

Maximahttp://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com/

runeatlivehttp://runeatlife.me/

I appreciate not everyone has the time or inclination. You can just feel contented that your site is recognised as being worthy of an award.