Blog of 2012 award.

When I started blogging here  in January of this year, I felt that in the huge ocean which is WordPress, I must surely be like the smallest fish known to man. The Paedocypris progenetica, is transparent, and the size of a large mosquito The head doesn’t have a skeleton, leaving its brain vulnerable to its surroundings. This sounds like a good description of me as I was flung into the sea of colourful, eloquent and quite frankly, scarily good bloggers.

So I was very pleasantly surprised to find that there were people out there who not only noticed me, but actually enjoyed what I was blogging about. I have received many awards, some of which, (mea maxima culpa) I still have to properly accept. I’m not making excuses, but I’m sure that many of you find that it’s all you can do to keep up with all the blog posts you read and comment on, as well as doing your own posts, and award acceptance posts are very time-consuming.

Yesterday, I was shaken out of my lethargy, when Dallas of “Crazy Train to Tinky Town” nominated me for the “Blog of the year 2012 Award.” If you’re not familiar with her writing, let me tell you that Ms Dallas will have you laughing, crying, and screaming for more. You will not be able to help yourself from becoming addicted to her blog posts, so do yourself a favour and pay her a visit.

The ‘rules’ for this award are 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 –   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…

As a little fish in a big pond, I am happy to nominate the following bloggers whose posts I’ve come to love, admire and look forward to. If you don’t appear in the list, watch this space, I have more awards still in my secret cupboard. 🙂

Movin’ on

The urge to wander

lucid gypsy

Cornwall-A Photographic Journey

Phil Lanoue Photography



a nomad in the land of nizwa




Russel Ray Photos

Bella Remy Photography

Ron Mayhew Photography

Scott Marshall

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer