WordPress Family Award


The sun is sparkling. the cherry blossom has finally arrived and once again I’ve received a big hug from my lovely world of bloggers.  Doesn’t that sound to you like the perfect day?

If I dip back into my blogging past, I will find countless kind and heartwarming comments from Sonel, and that’s really what this award is all about.  Simply extending the hand of friendship. Sonel loves the natural world and her superb photography reflects this.  May I simply say thank you Sonel, for this award and for your friendship, with a small gallery of Spring flowers?

You’ll be glad to know that there are no complicated rules to accepting the award, which makes it quick and easy to pass on.  I don’t even have to tell you how I can stand on one leg while playing the piano and juggling eggs at the same time. (but I will, if you want)

All I do is nominate 10 people who’ve made my blogging world a delight, link back to them of course, and don’t forget to tell them.

Dear Bliary 

There isn’t a kinder heart in the blogging world than Gemma’s, so many thanks Gem.

My guilty pleasures

I can hardly imagine life without Viveka- can you?

Francine in Retirement

Appreciation, of all things in life gifted from God, is this lady’s middle name.


Nicole wanders the world trying to do her very best to make it a better place.

The Urge to Wander

Warmth, encouragement, and understanding, coupled with gifted photography and prose- Madhu doesn’t stint on any of these.

Lost in Translation

I was awfully slow to realise what this lady does for a living, but Paula simply smiled, and acknowledged the friendship. 

The world is a book

Amy is yet another warm, encouraging lady, who puts enormous thought and effort into her blog.

Another day in paradise

Ad, Sylvia that is, makes me laugh.  What can be better than that?


Christine has a dream of a kinder world.  Her posts are always gentle and nurturing.

This man’s journey

Is there a more hard-working, inspirational man in the blogging world?  If there is, I don’t know him.

Lorna’s Tearoom Delights

Lorna, I don’t like to cook, hate tea, and food I can take or leave (within reason) but you’ve been a constant source of pleasure.

A Nomad in the land of Nizwa (Catbird in Oman)

Cath is here, there and everywhere, determined to live life to its very fullest.  I respect and admire her efforts.

I don’t think I can count, and as usual, now that I’ve started I could go on and on….  The full “rules” are on Sonel’s Corner.  I’d better set about complying.  Have a good weekend all.


  1. Thank you so very much, Jo. I am honored to be mentioned, and your words are more kind than I ever was. You are special and your blog is one very excellent adventure. 🙂

  2. Thank you naughty one 🙂 I am touched; you understand of course why i will not pass it on. I have a way of mentioning blogers I like in other ways and let them know how I feel about them. 🙂 xo

    1. Nia, I hate, hate, hate the awards system! Even lovely awards like this because look how many lovely people I have left out. You should be on my list, I’m so sorry!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! I love your blog. I am grateful to be included in this award presentation. It is my pleasure and honor to be a part of such a great family of WordPress. THANK YOU!


  4. What lovely recommendations, I’ll be checking out those blogs, they all sound so good! Thank you for including me in your list. Getting this very nice award from someone who doesn’t like tea is a particular honour. 🙂

  5. Thank you so much, Jo! I agree with you Terrri, I can’t imagine anyone more deserving this this award. Thank you so much for the beautiful words. I am totaly honored and flattered to be on your list. This means a lot to me.

  6. You are so welcome dear Jo and well deserved. Thanks for these gorgeous gallery of Spring flowers. I absolutely love them and you take the most amazing photo’s hon. Really! It is great to have family like you hon. *big hugs* and *lots of love*

    1. Oh, Cath- you’re supposed to be in here! I feel awful. Running ragged this morning and tried to get the post up in a hurry (always a mistake for me). Going to my Edit right now. Humble apologies. 🙂

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