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. 😯
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:
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:
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:
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.
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good night my friend I go in the bed , have nice day
Sweet dream, Stefan. 🙂
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Congratulations on all of your awards. And thank you for nominating me – I will respond when I get back from vacation 🙂
No pressure at all, Colline. Enjoy your holiday. 😉
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Yeah! Yahoo! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links.
Thanks, Russel. 😉
Congratulations on your awards!
Thanks , eof737. 😉
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Thanks for thinking of me!
No problem, Tilly. Actually think of you quite often. 😉 Good luck for tomorrow.
Congrats for being recognized by others … and thanks for honoring me! It always feels good to be with good company.
Thanks, Frank. I’m so glad you’re pleased with your award. 😉
Congratulations and thank you so much, I am very honored.You have done a lot of hard work with your awards!
Thanks, melouise. You certainly deserve the award. It was quite a mission to do this post. 😉
congrats AD! all very well deserved 🙂
Thanks, Ruth. 😉
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
Congrats on all those awards! Well deserved. 🙂 And thanks for nominating me. I appreciate it. 🙂
You’re welcome, Inga. Thanks for the congrats. 🙂
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Your so welcome, and the award is so well deserved. Love your blog. 😉
Thanks, Madhu. You’re so welcome. Your blog is amazing. 😉
Congratulations AD! And thank you so much for passing one on to me 🙂
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
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. 😛 My regards
Thanks again, dellaanna. You really deserve your award too. 😉
Congratulations for your awards and thank you so much for listing my blog 🙂
Thanks so much. You’re very welcome and certainly deserve the award. 😉
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
I’m sure I gave you one some time back, but just assumed that you had declared your blog an “award free zone”, as I saw on someone’s the other day. 😉 I think it’s nice to pass the joy around, as there are so many wonderfully deserving blogs on WordPress. 😉
I think an award is different from just liking.but then that’s just me. so many people enjoy them
True, sidey. 😉
Congrats on all the awards ad 🙂
Thanks so much, Hopestar. 😉 Hugs xx
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.
That’s wonderful. Glad I made you smile. 😉
Congratulations you deserve to have it my friend , Thank you for thinking my blog and I really appreciate it 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. You have such a wonderful blog. I love it. 😉
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 🙂
I will definitely understand, footsy. I wouldn’t manage on my own. 😉 xx
Congrats on the awards,I really enjoy your posts and lovely photos. Thanks for the nomination it is nice to know my blog is enjoyed 🙂
Thanks so much, Trudi. Yes, I love your blog too. 😉
Congrats on all your awards, and Thank You very much for the nomination. 😀
Thanks so much, mags. Yours is well deserved. 😉
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 🙂
Your most welcome, Gilly, and most worthy too. 😉
Hi AD, congrats on all these awards 😉
Thanks so much, Chris, and also for the technical help with the badges. 🙂
Very well done you! Loved your answers and nice to know you!
Thanks so much. Love your blog too. 😉
CONGRATULATIONS! Your acceptance speech is wonderful.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 😉
Wow! Thanks so much for the nomination. I’m also behind on several nominations; I guess, like you, I’ll have to get to them soon!
You’re very welcome. I guess it’s easier if we do these awards as they come in, but we do tend not to. 😉
Wow,you have been hoarding a bit haven’t ya? 😛 Big grins and congradulations,my friend! I know that I enjoy and am inspired to read here 😀 Hope your weekend is going well 🙂
Thanks, DC. Yes, going very well indeed here. In fact almost gone. 😉
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 … 🙂
Thanks so much for your lovely comment. You’re award is so well deserved. 😉
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
Thanks dear, nia. Love your blog too. 😉
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. 😉
Congrats an all your awards. They are so well deserved by you!
Thanks so much, Cee. Did you see that you’re also a nominee? 😉
congrats well deserved, lovely posting for the awards as well. 😉 and thank you also..
Thanks so much, Gerry. You’re welcome. 😉
Wowza! Congrats on the awards!!!!! Looks like we were both , “very,very bad” 🙂
Thanks, Suzanne. You galvanised me into action. 😉
Congrats! Wish to hear you playing piano on your blog. Happy travel!
Thanks, Amy. I would be happy to play for you. 😉
Very interesting information about you and congartulations on all these wonderful awards!
Thanks, ppd. 😉 xx
Thanks so much. 😉