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Another award

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Here’s another award (puzzled look – why?) For which I am very grateful and appreciative. The Blog of the Year Award 2012, given to me by the fabulous and wonderful Knowledgeknut. If you don’t know her work, go over and have a look. It’s wonderful – photos, words, and little eccentricity thrown in. Just my type of thing.  This reward has rules as usual!

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award. Right then. Always a difficult one this. There are so many good ones out there. But try these:

1.    http://daniellajoe.wordpress.com/I like her handiwork, and her posts make me smile. No other reasons!.

2. http://whisperingleavesblog.wordpress.com/simple words about sharing faith. So important.

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. – Here we re!

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!) – ta da!

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them- will do!

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…  – see above!


Sunshine and awards



The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and judging by the frozen puddles on this mornings run, winter has arrived. A different style post this morning. Thanks to the wonderful little poppits who has just nominated me for not one but two awards – the Sunshine award and the Beautiful Blogger award. After only a few weeks blogging, I’m amazed, and slightly stunned! I’ve just been enjoying myself, writing and reading other people’s blogs. I’m not entirely sure what I now do! Looking at the little poppits site (if you haven’t visited yet, go and have a look! Chickens, crochet, children, chuckles) it appears for the Sunshine Award I have to a) share 10 things about me and b) nominate 10 of my favourite blogs for the awards. For the Beautiful Blogger award, I’ve got to share 7 things about me and nominate 7 of my favourite blogs… so where do I start?

Ten things about me (won’t be very interesting!):

1. I’m currently having a year off to refocus on God. My faith is central to who I am

2. I love living by the sea, but really miss the mountains of Wales, and the language of my homeland

3. I really enjoy being creative – sewing, embroidery, crochet, knitting, art….you name it, I’ll have a go. Just don’t ask about the results. I do however have an Etsy shop.

4. I can’t stop myself writing.

5. I’m learning to play the violin (earplugs still required). Music is one of the things that makes me tick

6. I’m a very bad runner, but I try hard! I look rather like an uncoordinated giraffe when running.

7. My family and friends are very close to my heart – I’ll even do strange things like dig up worms for them (just don’t ask)

8. I’m a trained storyteller. I love bringing stories to life when I tell them to an audience. I especially like storytelling to adults

9. I think rainbows, sea slugs, kingfishers and daisies are some of the most wonderful things in the world (I could keep going with this list, but I’ll stop at four things!)

10. I’m a little over-organised at times (my friends and family might say ‘a little’ is a slight understatement). Lists are my friends!

Now, 10 of my favourite blogs to nominate – where do I start, and can I keep it down to that number? Little poppits, obviously. But also ….

1. http://sethsnap.com/ photos and commentaries on life