I guess this is going to be another “Thankful” post. Legend has it that French Benedictine monk, Dom Pierre Perignon exclaimed, “Come quickly, brothers; I’m tasting stars!” when he first tasted his newly created champagne for the first time. I have no idea how true this is, but that’s exactly how I felt over the past few days when various fellow bloggers nominated my blog for the “Blog of the Year 2012 Award.”
I did have four stars, and six is the maximum for this award, so when Rommel of ‘The Sophomore Slump‘, Arnel of ‘AllThingsBoys Blog‘ , Newsferret one of my South African blog friends, Gerry of ‘Gerry’s Space‘ , and Maxima of ‘Hillsofherchastity‘ blog, also gave me nominations, I was really “tasting stars.” Thank you all so much. I’m truly overwhelmed that you enjoy my blog. I love blogging, so the pleasure is all mine.
This award was created by ‘The Thought Palette’ and the ‘rules’ are very simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve 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 group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group 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…
I think that the most important part of accepting awards, is passing the joy around, so I am nominating some more of my favourite blogs. I hope you will all be as delighted as I was to receive an extra star for your badge.
Ioanna of ‘Lifeportofolio.’
Marsha of ‘Streaming Thoughts.‘
Gunta of ‘Movin’On.‘
Island Traveler of ‘Thisman’sjourney‘.
Lynne of ‘On the go with Lynne.”
Frizztext of ‘Flickr Comments‘.
Clanmother of ‘A backward look forward‘.
Cathy of ‘A nomad in the land of nizwa‘.
Amy of ‘The world is a book
Dianne Gray of ‘Dianne gray author’
Paula of ‘Lost in Translation‘.
The Wanderlust Gene of ‘An inherited itch to wander‘.
Naomi Baltuck of ‘Writing between the lines‘.
Judy of ‘Northern Narratives‘.
DellaAnna of ‘The Passion Dew’.
Tom of ‘The Palladian Traveller.’
Congratulations to you all, and thank you for the amazing amount effort that you must put into your wonderful posts.
Congratulations on your award. I’m here because of Naomi Baltuck! … She had good things to say, so I had to come and investigate.
Blog on …
Thanks so much for your visit Jamie. I’ll be over to see you as soon as I can. 😃
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Congratulations on all your well deserved stars. I have just now clicked on this post and see I too will have a star. Thank you.
Thanks so much, Lynne. Yes, the stars are there for the taking. 🙂 xx
Very well-deserved award. Your pictures are always awesome and your stories definitely should earn some stars. Congrats!
Thanks so much. 🙂
Congratulations on all your awards! 🙂
Thanks so much, Elizabeth. 🙂
YOUR BLOG IS EXCELLENT! You deserve this!
Thanks so much, ppd. 🙂
I clicked too fast and “of” became “if”…so sorry! I guess mishaps are one way of showing the stressful situation I’m in at the end of the term…
I also wanted to add that you were the first person to inspire me to go on blogging and the first to make me feel at home in this company of bloggers. I’m for ever grateful for that. You are a very warm hearted and welcoming friend too. I wish you a beautiful Sunday and may all your stars shine on you!
Thanks so much for you lovely comment, AnneChristine. Thank you so much for telling me that I have been an inspiration to you. That means such a lot to me. Hugs to you.
My dear friend @Adin, really very touching. I am so proud for this nomination. Award nomination The Blog 2012, an appreciation of great pride. One thing I want to say to you my friend, may God bless you and Hubb. Year 2012 is almost gone, but friendships between bloggers remain strong. Big hug-Della 🙂
Thanks so much for your lovely words, and the Big Hug. Wishing you all the very best for the festive season and the year ahead. *hugs*
Congratulations on your stars! You truly deserve every one if them!
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Congratulations. A toast to a very good blogger friend who inspires so many! Thank you for sharing the joy. I’m honored . Happy holidays ahead.
Thanks so much for your very kind words. I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful festive season, and a very happy New Year. 🙂
Congratulations my friend. I totally agree that your blog is a “Blog Of The Year.” Your posts are beautiful and you generosity always overflows in all of them. Thank for sharing this award. It is an honor and a joy to receive it from a blogger that I admire.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment. 🙂 I really love visiting your blog too. Have a great weekend.
You certainly are a Rock Star Sylvia, and so well deserved. Congratulations!
I’ve never been called that before, Emily, but I’ll take it. 😀 Thanks.
Your posts and interactions with other bloggers are so consistently wonderful – you deserve every star!!! 😉
Thanks so much. 😀
Thanks so much. 🙂
Congratulations dear AD, Thanks and Love, nia
Thanks so much, nia. 🙂
Congrats my friend, you deserve it!!!
And of course thank you for the nomination! 🙂
Thanks, ioanna. 🙂
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Nice work!! Thanks for being an inspiration!!!
Thanks so much, Pam. 🙂
Congratulations my darling!! This is a well deserved award – you ARE a star! 😀
Thank you so much for passing this on to me – I’ll be checking out all your other nominees now 😉
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Dianne. So well deserved by you too. xx 🙂
Congratulations on a well deserved award and congratulations to all those remarkable bloggers who received your nomination. I am honoured that you chose my blog to be included in this esteemed group. I am celebrating!!!
Thanks, Clanmother. What a lovely comment. You are also remarkable in my book. 🙂
Congratulations, AD!, I agree with everyone here, you deserve all the stars. I’m absolutely flattered by your nomination and overwhelmed by being in line with these topnotch bloggers. 🙂
Thanks for your lovely comment, Amy. 🙂
Congratulations to you and I think you deserve another six starts to make it an even dozen :
Thanks so much. I just need two more for that. Just saying. 😀
With the awards you’ve been receiving you’ll be bathing in champagne soon!
How decadent that would be, and what a waste of good champagne. 😀 Nice thought though.
Congrats on all the stars! You have a great blog and you definitely deserve it 🙂
Thanks so much, TA.
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Congrats to you! , And enjoy you are and you deserve much more than this blog you beautiful with much love maxima
Thanks so much, Stefan. You are too kind. 🙂
Congrats on the stars! Crack open a bottle of DP!
Thanks so much, Phil. I’ll do that when my kitchen is finished. It’s jack-hammering day today. 😯
Congrats to you! If you are not seeing stars, you should be. 🙂 You are so kind in your visits and your thoughtfulness. I am not surprised at how many times you were nominated. They say what you give is returned ten-fold. True, yes?
Thanks so much for your generous comment, Angelia. 🙂
Well deserved! Congratulations!
Thanks so much, Miljo. 🙂
Well done ad. Do we have to do the stars post and nominate every time we are nominated?
Well, it’s entirely up to us, I guess. I waited until I got a few more, so I didn’t have to do a lot of separate posts. It is nice to pass around the joy. I think that’s the whole idea of awards posts. It gives exposure to other bloggers. Hugs to you.
Very well earned!!! …. and I look forward to surfing through your list!
Thanks so much, Frank. 🙂
Catching up again AD, congratulations on all your stars, your blog is consistently good and interesting and you deserve the recognition.
Thanks so much, optie. 🙂
Congrats AD, you are a real star 😀
Thanks, Chris. 🙂
5 stars by me …
Thanks so much, and congrats to you. 🙂
congratulations – and so well deserved!
I love the idea of ‘tasting stars’ – and now you indeed have a small galaxy!
Thanks so much. 😀
Last time I saw that many it was right after I accidentaly knocked my head on a door. Congrats on your additional stars. At the rate you’re going you’ll probably get a called from NASA and be asked to name a new galaxy! Oh, and thanks for the nomination — now I am a Major General, no longer a Brigadier.
Hahaha…….now you’ve reminded me of the Gilbert & Sullivan ‘Major General’s song’ from ‘The Pirates of Penzance’. It’s such fun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major-General%27s_Song
Congratulations on your full house (and then some) Sylvia. Well deserved! 🙂
Thanks so much, Adrian. 🙂
A full cupboard – how terrific! Congratulations on well-deserved citations – and thank you, what a surprise – I really appreciate it Sylvia. Lots of new blogs to catch up on first, so off I go … 🙂
Thanks so much, and well deserved for you. 🙂
Wow! Thanks again. I admire your blog so much, your congeniality, and feel very honored that you included me!
Thanks, Marsha, and you’re so welcome to the award. 🙂
Every star is well deserved AD 😉
Thanks so much. 🙂
Well done of course you deserve every one of them 🙂
Thanks so much, Gilly. 🙂
I am impressed 6 stars that must tell you something about your blog… I think I’ve told you how I feel about it… love it..
Thanks so much, bdt. Yes you have……many times. 🙂
WEEEE! Can we vote for you now? How does it work?
I have no idea, Rommel. Maybe I can get a double badge. 😆
6 stars – WOW! 🙂
Thanks, LuAnn. 🙂
Well done AD 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve the stars!
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
Congratulations, once again, Sylvia! You deserve this award and can count upon me as one of your biggest fans! Thanks so much for the nomination too!! You are so kind. I hope I can accept it soon!! 🙂
Oh, and I forgot to mention, I LOVE that quote!
Thanks so much, Cathy. I shall think of that quote every time I drink champagne. 🙂
Enjoy the stars you have earned them.
Good morning, newsy, Thanks you so much, 🙂