Tasting stars****** Blog of the Year 2012 Award.

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.



96 comments on “Tasting stars****** Blog of the Year 2012 Award.

  1. 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 …

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  3. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

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  6. 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.

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  8. 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 😉


  9. 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!!!

  10. 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. 🙂

  11. Congratulations to you and I think you deserve another six starts to make it an even dozen :

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  13. 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?

    • 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.

  14. Catching up again AD, congratulations on all your stars, your blog is consistently good and interesting and you deserve the recognition.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 … 🙂

  17. 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!! 🙂

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