Somebody out there likes my blog!
It’s been a “heart it” sort of week, if you know what I mean? My last post, H is for Happy Heart, seemed to make quite a few people smile, myself included. Smiles are always welcome, so I thought we’d share another heart or two today. The city of Guimaraes in Portugal was full of them.
I seem to’ve been blessed with a bundle of blog love lately, and I’d like to pass some of it on today, if you’ll indulge me just a little.
Who doesn’t need a bit of sunshine at this time of year? Autumn in Bruges (isn’t that a lovey name, and very appropriate right now) was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Award.
Izabela Benisz suggested I was a Beautiful Blogger. I usually scurry past mirrors these days, but it’s a lovely thought!
Deepali passed on the baton for the Adventurous Blogger Award. I’m still trying to shake my head clear of Portugal so I haven’t started plotting my next adventure yet, but it’ll come!
I’m going to put these bright new jewels in my sidebar and on my Awards page. Please spend a little time with each of the bloggers. They’re all very deserving recipients and I’ve enjoyed reading many of their posts.
Never short of an idea or three, Alyson Sheldrake, painter extraordinaire and the authoress of the Algarve Blog and The Thought Palette (another blog name I really love) has initiated a new award, Blog of the Year, 2012.
Here I quote Aly:
The ‘rules’ for the award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserves the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
~ 2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
~ 3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
~ 4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
~ 5 You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
~ 6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
There are a total of 6 stars to collect. You begin with the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
Thanks Aly for your nomination, and also to Julie Dawn Fox, who was kind enough to nominate me too. I’ve since collected stars from The Travelbunny and Francine in Retirement, so that makes four!
I find it very hard to select from the blogs I regularly read. They all have something to offer, and they all are giving of themselves. When I look in my Reader, certain blogs almost always command my attention and so I will focus on those.
The Travelbunny Suzanne has travelled to more places than I will ever reach, some of them exotic locations that I truly covet.
On the Luce Likewise Lucy, who always seems to find hidden gems and great tips wherever she goes.
Jakesprinter regularly knocks me out with his Sunday Post. How he achieves his amazing graphics is completely beyond me.
Just a Smidgeon is one of the most beautifully crafted blogs I have ever seen. I’m no cook so it’s a measure of her talents that Barbara always induces me to read her posts, although I’ve never yet baked anything.
This man’s Journey Island Traveller is a man of enormous compassion and love for his fellow beings. He makes me feel humble.
Third Eye Mom Nicole has the most amazingly generous heart, coupled with a love of adventure and the great outdoors. The photos alone make me drool.
Once again I have presumed on Cate’s good nature, and have stretched my “six words” to the very limit. I may have to resign from this challenge! Please check out Show My Face and you’ll get an idea of what I’m supposed to be doing.
Thank you for all the kindness and “likes” we share.