An Award!

Just as I was logging off to head for a nice lazy bath full of bubbles with my book last night, something rather wonderful popped up in my Inbox! I had been selected by Alyson Weldrake of a recipient of her newly created award for Awesome Blog Content.

Wow! It was like receiving a belated Christmas/Thanksgiving present and New Year greetings all rolled into one.  I shared the excitement with my husband, then tum-ti-tum-d my way up the stairs.  My first ever blogging award!  I dashed back down the stairs again (MUST get a bungalow one of these years!), dropped a kiss on his head, and filled a glass with white wine to sashay back up the stairs.

Woke up this morning and checked my Inbox again, and yes, it’s still there!  My very own ABC Award.

Now don’t get me wrong- I am not the sole recipient of this honour.  Reading down Alyson’s list I realised that I was in very fine company indeed.  Part of the delight of this is that I now have an invitation to meet other bloggers that I would not necessarily have found on my own initiative.  Believe me, I’ve dabbled in “social media” in an attempt to find like minded people- not easy!  Mostly all I want to do is share my joy in writing about the things I love.

Enough rambling! I have a contractual obligation to fulfill.  I humbly accept this award Alyson, bless your kind heart!

Here comes my Alphabet which reveals a few things about me:

A       Award-winner!                                        Nadal

B       Blogger                                                  Optimist

C       Courteous                                               Poland

D       Daughter                                                Quarrelsome

E        Easter                                                    Restless

F        Faithful                                                   Scribbler

G        Greedy                                                   Tavira

H        Hopeful                                                   Uncoordinated

I         Italy                                                       Venezuela

J         Johanna                                                  Wanderlust

K         Kind                                                       X-asperating

L          Loving                                                   Yellow

M         Mother                                                   Zante

I am very happy to pass on this award to some of the people who have inspired me:


and will be notifying them tomorrow with a clear head.  Being technologically challenged I’ve struggled a bit to get this up and running.  Hope I don’t disappoint, Alyson.  Again, many thanks!

P.S Don’t know if you can have a P.S on blogs but I seem to need one! As I was scampering to get out of the door last night I failed to nominate a couple of blogs I really love and am hereby rectifying this!

Kana’s Chronicles

Devouring Scotland

This man’s journey


  1. Congratulations on your ABC Award!

    You may be interested to know that I have now set up a Facebook group for all bloggers who have been given the ABC Award – a place for you to meet new bloggers, and share and support each other. You can join the group here:

    Please also let any other bloggers, that you know have been given the award, know about this group too – then we can all ‘spread the word’

    I have also set up a Facebook page – the ABC Award – where you can now add links to all of your blog posts and writing – share your work with a new audience, gain new readers, and find out what other ABC Award bloggers are writing about.
    You can find the page here:

    Just ‘like’ the page and get started – and do let all your blog readers know about this page – I believe that all of our blogs can only be improved by letting our readers know about other blogs – that way you will also have new readers discover you too!

    Happy blogging – and congratulations again on the ABC Award – you’re awesome!

  2. Congratulations, Jo! I’ve told you before how I love the way you write, like you bring us on delightful walking tours of the places you visit. Awesome blog content indeed. 🙂

    Thanks very much for including my blog in your list. (*Wheee!*) I went offline during the holidays and I consider this a perfect ‘welcome back’ gift, hehe. Have an awesome year ahead! 🙂

  3. Thank you so much guys! I was in a nervous tizzy last night over whether I’d done it right. It was a “Girl’s Night” and I abandoned the house at speed half hour after I’d posted this then worried all evening about the people I’d forgotten to give the award to, so there’s much work ahead for me today. Meantime thanks for all your support- I’m so glad I started this blog!

  4. you are so welcome Jo – I love reading your blog, you always bring events to life and make me want to visit so many new places
    I can picture you sashaying (is there such a word?!) up the stairs glass in hand and smile on face – I am so pleased my award meant so much to you – richly deserved – and I look forward to enjoying many more of your posts in 2012
    Happy happy New Year to you too xx

  5. Congratulations on your award Jo. …and such a wonderful acceptance speech. Will you please be my scriptwriter? Even your ‘off the cuff’ writing is amazing. Well done.

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