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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!

 

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!

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29th October 2014

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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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

500

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!

♥You are important! Thank you ♥

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Thank you to all my blogging friends for being here. 

I haven’t told you lately how important you are to me and how you make me smile and my life happy.

Thank you for being you!

♥♥♥

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Love you all! 

Many hugs from my heart! 

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Pictures are from facebook sources.

Awards

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It is award time again and I have collected some . So I shall put them in one post.

I am very very happy and grateful to my fellow bloggers who have thought of me while giving awards out.

My 3rd Best Moment Award is from Sandra from quirkybooks on  12th May 2013.

1st,10th, 28th March 2013 and 12th May 2013

1st,10th, 28th March 2013 and 12th May 2013

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

RULES:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

My acceptance speech:

I thank you very much for this prestigious award and I like to thank  my mum and dad, for making me what I am today, I like to thank my teachers for teaching me the right things, I like to thank my friends for always being there for me, I like to thank my sons , my pastor, my cat, my neighbour…….hugs…..kiss…. courtsey oh I sound so clichee on TV….  so ******  CUT… TAKE 2

and do the real one now:

I do thank Sandra very much for this award and feel really honoured. For me the moment does matter, I live in it, I love it, and I enjoy it. The moment is what I have and I love to make good memories out of it. I live now and every moment does matter! Thank you so much!

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I also got my 3rd Sunshine Award from Nodz – thank you so much on, June 3rd .

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

Here’s how the nomination works:

  •  Use the logo above in the post.
  •  Link to whoever nominated you.
  •  Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
  •  Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.”
  • Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award.

About myself …. hmmmmm…..

  1. I have the best friends in the world!
  2. I love fruit and vegetables, great they are healthy.
  3. People say I have lots of patience, I do really.
  4. I love doing jigsaws.
  5. Every evening I write my thoughts into a journal.
  6. I feel I have so much love to give, I sometimes almost burst. I love to say I love you!
  7. I do love sunshine, but I could sit behind the window watching the rain for hours.
  8. My wish is to travel a bit and visit my blogger friends.
  9. I am participating in my 3rd dance performance soon….hope I don’t go wrong 🙂
  10. I love the gym and will go as soon as I finished this post.

Here’s my nominations for both awards:

http://tracysite.wordpress.com/

http://breastfedblog.wordpress.com/

http://sonelcorner.wordpress.com/

http://einfachtilda.wordpress.com/

http://kattermonran.com/

http://ladysighs.wordpress.com/

http://landoffun.wordpress.com/

http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com

http://soumya2012.wordpress.com/

Enjoy , you all deserve it, keep up your wonderful blogs!

My treasure

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My treasure is not hidden,

no it is all open right here:

a treasure

Yes it is YOU my blogger friends

you are my wonderful treasure.

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart

for visiting me

for reading my posts,

for leaving comments.

Your comments touch my heart and I treasure each one of you. I value your honest words. Some make me smile, some make me laugh, some make me cry because they are so beautiful. You make my blog what it is and a Thank You is not enough to express my gratitude. You really don’t know how much you mean to me! I love to connect with you who show me their warmth , love and compassion.

I wished I could all give you something special, in the cyberworld,

I will give you a huge cyberhug and my honest love.

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“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense”

Paolo Coellho – The Alchemist

A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

You certainly have touched mine!

Thank you so so much !

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I’ve been tagged

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I’ve been TAGGED !

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I’ve been tagged by my friend, Cristi, whose blog I am following and is ever so interesting about all over the world. I think this is quite fun so I will tag too.

Rules of the game :

  1. Post these rules
  2. Post a photo of yourself (if you want to) and eleven random facts about yourself
  3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
  4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.
  5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.
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me in windy Scotland

11 Random facts about me :

1. I am always looking at the bright side of life.
2. One day I like to visit a white sanded beach with palmtrees and clear water.
3. I love reading historical novels.
4. Blogging makes me extremely happy.
5. I was born in Germany and I am a true “Rottweiler” (born in the town Rottweil)
6. I am doing a Tap Tango performance in July with my dance school.
7. I love positive people around me.
8. I love knitting and crocheting.
9. I have the best sister in the world!
10. I do not like ironing at all.
11. I learnt Latin in school.

My answers to the questions from Cristi:

1. If you could sit down for coffee with any historical figure, who would it be? The Dalai Lama

2. If you could switch places with one person for 24 hours, who would it be? Why? I’d like to be a professional dancer for a day and have fun!

3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? round the world

4. Favorite past time? Dancing

5. You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with? George Clooney

6. Do you collect anything?  Positive quotes

7. What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate

8. Who has had the biggest positive influence in your life? Myself and Louise L. Hay,

9. What do you look for in a friend? Loyalty, tolerance, honesty, common sense and being a bit crazy.

10. Who is the first person you want to share news with? My sons, my sister

11. What are you likely to ask someone to help you with? Technical questions regarding computers.

My questions for my nominees:

1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

2. Who is your heart throb?

3. If you are totally starving, would you eat, what you usually detest and what would that be?

4. Were you told off in school once by your teacher for not listening?

5. Did you do any school pranks? Do tell.

6. What is your favourite TV series?

7. What is your favourite ice cream flavour.

8. How do you keep fit?

9. If you could act in a TV production who would you like to be?

10. What would your first purchase be if you win the lottery?

11. If you had free tickets to a concert, which performer would you choose to see?

And my nominees are:

hecantshootfornuts

Knowledgeknut

land of fun

laughing at everyday life

No obligation to follow it up , it is only for fun, only if you like to and enjoy it. Simples…..

Be Magnificent!

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Sometimes we do not get enough compliments.

All you, my blogger friends give me so many and I feel loved and appreciated, thank you so much!

good mornign georgeous.

This is what I think of you my friends!

You are amazing!

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You are awesome!

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You are special!

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You are appreciated!

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You are kind, smart and important to me!

you is smart

Also you need to believe it yourself,

So here is a tip!

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iam brilliant

So keep going even if no one says anything to you , you are brilliant and amazing!

Be YOU, wonderful YOU!

Some pictures from 2 wonderful sites:

the Hiyl.com

happinessinyourlife.com

and thank you for some other sharing facebook sites

Inspiring and beautiful me! :-)

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It is wonderful and I am very proud to say that I have been nominated by Mahogany with the

Inspiring Blogger Award & Beautiful Blogger Award.

Two awards in one go, I really appreciate all the comments my blogger friends send me and that they enjoy my blog. It is so heartwarming that people like Mahogany think of me when nominating for awards. It makes blogging even more rewarding and happy.

I follow Mahogany in giving both awards together as I also agree that the inspiring blogs are beautiful at the same time!

So here are the rules:

1. Display the award image on your blog. – done

2. Link back to the person who nominated you. – done

3. State 7 things about yourself. – see below

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and link to their sites.- see below

5. Notify the bloggers that they have been nominated and link to the post. – doing it now!

 

So here all about me – things you never knew! 🙂

1. I still got my first teddy bear (from Steiff) in my bedroom, he is filled with straw and has plasters on his paws. I still love him after 51 years of togetherness.

2. I love reading historic novels, a much more fun way to learn history!

3. My English teacher in secondary school said to me (32 years ago) –  I will never go far with my English….(I almost failed the writing test). I would like her to read my blog now 🙂

4. I am very proud of my 2 children and love them very much!

5. I still feel young inside, even though the numbers say different.

6. I get a buzz every time I visit inner London, it is a fantastic city.

7. I feel very proud as I fixed my bathroom light and didn’t electricute myself.

 

Here are my nominees in no particular order:

Thank you for all your great posts and congratulations!

1. Sufey

2. My Real Food Family

3. Anelephantcant

4. Professions for Peace

5. Paint your landscape

6. Raaniyork

7. Sharing me myself and i

8. Live Life Once

9. Sweet Rains

10. Alastair’s Blog

11. Lady Lovely Blogger

12.  FreeBirD

13. Lifessweetbittersurprises

14. Run eat life

15. Boomiebol

I find your blogs inspiring and beautiful. If you have the award already it shows that I was right and if you don’t do rewards, please see it as a compliment. I love your blogs!

To my blogger friends

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Four month ago I started this blog to try and see how it works and if I like it. As I am not a good writer I was a bit worried, still I posted with the intention to share my positiveness and happiness, also my  music.

It is amazing how much happiness I, myself get from blogging and reading blogs. I am enjoying it so much, I can’t live a day without looking to the reader for new items. I would have never thought possible when I started. I am having so much fun.

Even after 4 month I am still learning, how to do pictures, links, and discover more tricks every time.:-)

There are so many amazing bloggers out there with big hearts and beautiful blogs.

I am so happy to belong in this world and thank all the bloggers for their contributions.

I love reading blogs, there are interesting views, pictures from other countries, poems, quotes, heartwarming stories and it leaves me speechless sometimes.

Sometimes I read blogs then I don’tsee many more and I think, what happened to the blogger, is she/he alright. Yes they become your friends in a way, and you appreciate them, you care about them and  you want to read more blogs and enjoy and share them with the world…..it is like we used to have pen friends all over the world in my days when I was a teenager. Had to wait for a letter by post though, and it took a long time sometimes. With blogs , instantly, and really all over the world, it is fantastic.

I want to share some of the reccent posts from my friends which blew me away! Such beautiful words, poems, pictures…..it is great to find people with such big hearts out there! Love you all!

Maximahttp://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com/

Recruiterpoets Bloghttp://recruiterpoet.com/2012/09/17/this-is-romance/

Land of Funhttp://landoffun.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/each-life-affects-another/

oceanbounds adventureshttp://oceanboundsadventures.wordpress.com/

Thanks technology for the invention of blogging!

Today’s thought about technology

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Technology is amazing but I can see that it is also addictive. With E-mails, Facebook, Twitter, MSN and blogs, most time is spent on the computer…..and I don’t even have a smart phone.

Remembering my youth, no mobile phones, no computers (that shows my age :-)) but we did have a television, yes we did go with the time!  Back then we wrote letters, went to the library to research for homework, read newspapers and proper books and could only phone when we were at home; sometimes typed the homework on a typewriter and cut and pasted pictures from the newspaper, went into town to do the shopping.  How our lives have changed in such a short time. My children do not know a time without computers, mobile phones and online games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still I do like the change, I love e-mails, so quick and not walking to the postoffice;  I love MSN for instant conversations – quicker than waiting for a reply by letter; I like facebook to keep up with friends you wouldn’t otherwise hear from and finding long lost friends; love the internet with Google, who knows absolutely everything; and Internet shopping, delivered straight to your door, groceries on rainy days or when ill, perfect solutions. So I keep up with the changes and try to learn new software so my children can be proud of me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I shall switch the computer of and continue to read my book comfortably on the sofa!