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.