Awards galore. Thanks so much. ;)


On Friday morning when I saw Zannyro’s post, “I have been very, very bad,” I suddenly decided that I too must do something about accepting the lovely awards which several bloggers have honoured me with. I immediately went to the secret place where I stash them, and to my absolute horror, discovered that I’m a worse hoarder than any of those squirrels who plague Suzanne night and day. ;) I have been meaning to get around to responding, but blogging kept getting in my way. I’m sure you all find that when a new challenge, or a theme pops up in your inbox, this requires lots of time and effort. There are only so many hours in a day, and already, hubby is beginning to wonder what’s so fascinating here in my study, that I haven’t got time to speak to him……..only kidding……..he wishes. ;) Anyway, I need him to help me, as I’m rather blonde when it comes to uploading badges. 8O

So, down to business, I guess. Now I’m on a mission to get this under my belt. Grab your popcorn; are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

First of all, I have to tell you seven things about myself. Those of you who follow me know what I look like, and you probably also know that I am granny to five beautiful grandchildren. I live with my darling hubby here at the seaside in South Africa (see my previous post) and also for part of the year in a really beautiful part of Florida. We essentially do two winters back to back, and thus escape the heat and humidity of summer in both places. I love to travel, as you may have already gathered, but when I’m at home, I enjoy playing the piano, baking delicious desserts, watching the ocean especially on non-windy days, and of course blogging. My favourite drink is Starbucks chai latte, and I lurv dark chocolate. I think that’s a lot more than seven things, but as an added bonus, I’ll confide in you that I enjoy hula hooping (when no-one’s looking). ;)

Alicia K of the truly inspirational blog, “Keys to the Kingdom,” kindly gave me the “Sisterhood of the world” award. Thank you so much, Alicia. I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve such a lovely award, but I do so appreciate it.

I have to nominate 15 bloggers, and I guess that as it’s a sisterhood award, you guys aren’t eligible. That’s a great pity, because I can think of a few who would qualify. Here are my nominees:

http://photographyofnia.com/

http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/

http://thegingerbreadcafe.wordpress.com/

http://gusgus64.wordpress.com/

http://theretiringsort.com/

https://campanulladellaanna.wordpress.com/

http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/

http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/

http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com/

http://thewishfactor.wordpress.com/

http://truthaboveallreligions.wordpress.com/

http://diabeticredemption.com/

http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/

http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/

Next up is Amy, of “The World is a Book” blog. I love her beautiful travel photos, which sometimes feature delicious food, as well as interesting artifacts which she’s come across on her journeys. Thanks so much Amy, for giving me “The Illuminating Blogger Award.”

I would like to award this to the following bloggers:

http://ingaphotography.wordpress.com/

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/

http://catbirdinoman.wordpress.com/

http://magsx2.wordpress.com/

http://campanulladellaanna.wordpress.com/

http://justfletcher.wordpress.com/

Trudi of “The Gingerbread Cafe,” “Campanulla Della Anna,” and Inge of “The Retiring Sort” blogs, have all given me “The Versatile Blogger Award,” for giving inspiration and ideas to them.

All these blogs are an absolute delight, so do visit them. This is one award I’ve been wanting for a while, so I thank you all so much for granting my wish. ;) I will treasure it. My nominees for this one are:

http://roosdoring.wordpress.com/

http://afrankangle.wordpress.com/

http://thismansjourney.net/

http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/

http://thewishfactor.wordpress.com/

http://cobbies69.wordpress.com/

http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/

http://theurgetowander.com/

http://betigaklaten.wordpress.com/

http://northernnarratives.wordpress.com/

http://footsyinspain.wordpress.com/

Last but by no means least is my good friend Roly of the hilarious “Comedy In Crisis” blog, who has just about every award there is to have. Roly I love your “The key to acceptance is willingness” award, which as you say, comes with “No mess, no fuss.”

Oh what bliss to receive an award which has no rules and no strings attached, simply because you love my blog. Thanks Roly; I love it.

Congrats to all my nominees. If you already happen to have the award I’ve given you, double congrats. ;)

Now that ‘The Oscars’ are over, all that remains is for me to wish you all a splendid rest of the weekend.

83 comments on “Awards galore. Thanks so much. ;)

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  2. Congratulations on all of your awards. And thank you for nominating me – I will respond when I get back from vacation :)

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  6. Holy Crap! Congrats on all those awesome awards…I feel like you’re the Tom Hanks of the Blogging World with all those great awards, because you’re great and your adventures are always awesome. I always appreciate your visits and your posts. Thanks for the nominations :)

    • You’re so welcome, TG. I’m glad it made your day. I always enjoy finding out what you’ve been up to as well, You’ have great writing talent. :) Hope this week is great one for you. xx

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  8. Hello AD honey!!! I’m catching up on the blog world again, so glad you’re still here in SA! congrats on all these lovely awards, every one well-deserved by you, and thank you for not passing any on to me (I am so bad at doing award posts ;( ) I don’t know where you find time to follow all those bloggers, but I’m looking forward to clicking on the links and meeting some new cyber friends, so thank you for all your hard work! Hugs!

    • Hi there, Zabwan. Yes, I did think of you, but decided that you always seem so busy, and wouldn’t thank me for nominating you. Anyway, you know that I love your posts, although they’re not as frequent as I would like. ;) xx

  9. Very pleased to see the friendship between blogger. My friend @Adinparadise, your blog inspires many people,including me. Your travel stories, your photo aktivity on Weekly Photo Challenge, very interesting. So I nominated you to Versatile Blogger Award, is an honor for me to accept this nomination “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award,” Amazing. Thank you very much my friend. :P My regards

  10. Congratulations for your awards and thank you so much for listing my blog :)

  11. oops, i think I have ‘ignored’ some.

    I really only like it when one blogger passes an award to one other blogger, otherwise it’s somewhat like a random sprinkling any names you can think of with the award

  12. Congratulations. You have a beautiful blog that inspires all of us. Thanks for sharing the award to us. I’m honored for the Versatile Award. You made me smile today….wishing you and your family all the best.

  13. Thanks AD. If it never appears on my blog, along with some other awards bloggers have been kind enough to issue, it will be because I haven’t a clue how to ‘collect’ it :-)

  14. Chai latte and dark chocolate, me too!
    Aw thanks for picking me for TWO awards I am so flattered!Like you I am way behind with them and beginning to wonder if I will ever catch up but I’m so grateful to be considered worthy :-)

  15. Wow,you have been hoarding a bit haven’t ya? :P Big grins and congradulations,my friend! I know that I enjoy and am inspired to read here :D Hope your weekend is going well :)

    The DC

  16. Congratulations on your awards, and more particularly your gracious ‘acceptance’ post – very well done. And thank you – I’m very chuffed to be among your nominees for the Sisterhood. I’m off to read new bloggers … :)

  17. Congratulations dear AD, this is so nice and you deserve all these beautiful awards. How nice of you, I am honored once again, Thank you dear, Love, nia

  18. Oh my! you have managed to raise the level of guilt I’ve been feeling, but you’ve also given me a template for how to tackle this award thing… Thank you so much for the nomination and the inspiration! YOUR awards are doubly well deserved. I love reading your posts, one of the first I pull up each day. I did not know you spent so much time here on our shores…. you’ll have to check out the left coast one of these days (or have you already done that?) I’m hoping I’ve inspired you to check it out!

    • Thanks so much for your kind comment, Gunta. No, haven’t been to the “left coast” yet. If we do, I’ll be sure to let you know. ;)

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