Reader Appreciation Award

Here are the rules:

1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.

2. Answer 10 questions.

3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.

4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.

5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

 

Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award:

Thanks to Ivonne for nominating me for this award. Here is her blog.

 

Answer 10 Questions:

1. Your favourite colour – Red and Black

2. Your  favourite animal – Snakes

3. Your favourite non-alcoholic drink – Coffee!!! :roll:

4. Facebook or Twitter – Neither :D

5. Your favourite pattern – NATURE is my favourite pattern!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? – It depends who I’m giving the presents to / who’s giving me the presents :lol:

7. Your favourite number? – 9

8. Your favourite day of the week? – Friday (I don’t work on Fridays!) :mrgreen:

9. Your favourite flower? – Marigold (Mr. Majestic)

10. What is your passion? – Writing!

 

Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read:

http://morningtonpeninsulabeach.wordpress.com/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/

http://mathiaslphotos.wordpress.com/

http://galaxybureau.wordpress.com/

http://annerosegeorgeson.wordpress.com/

http://navalkosmos.wordpress.com/

http://showersofroses.wordpress.com/

http://shardsofdubois.wordpress.com/

http://darkpinesphoto.wordpress.com/

http://ashleighvaillancourt.com/

KIds On The Run

One of my favourite songs at the moment is The Tallest Man On Earth’s “Kids On The Run”. Yesterday, I decided to draw a piece of art to go with the beautiful, emotional song. Inspired to draw what I thought the song meant using the riddle of beautiful lyrics of the song.

Here is my finished piece:

Now, I think this song is about two lovers who are both married, but had an affair.

Let me describe what all of these images above mean. And how I interpreted the song.

Bottom Left: The Golden Fields of Corn Are Turning White.

“Where the promise to lead what is right
As we both know how fields will turn white”

I think this means the marriage has gone cold. That the two lovers no longer love their husband and wife… that they love each other.

Bottom Right: A Ring With Glinting Jewels.

This simply symbolizes marriage, as both the lover’s are married. But the ring looks stranded, abandoned. This is how the marriage is.

Left: Two shadows reach out to each other through a black void to touch their ringed hands together.

This symbolizes perhaps the bondage that cannot be. They reach out, but cannot quite reach each other.

Left: (Above) An eye welling with tears.

Inspired by my favorite two verses (or stanzas) of the song:

“And the reflections in their eyes
Sure could paint us as killers
Oh, I’ll be there.

And til the terror of our time
Could forgive us as lovers
Oh, lets break some hearts”

Right: A Golden Sun Shining Across The Black Hills

Inspired by these lines:

“Oh meet me when the morning fails on the fields of desire
Oh meet me when I lost my part in the choir of dusk”

Top Left: Two flames licking each others fiery wisps.

“When we’re feeding fire with the flames til no memories gone”

Top Right: An icy breath of air over a black black storm cloud.

This cloud is a symbol of darkness. And the wisp symbolizes the cold sky.

“And the cold sky will write us a song
But will we ever confess what we’ve done?
Guess we’re still kids on the run”

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Thanks to Soni for nominating me for this delicious award :D

Now, this is one of my favourite awards… but there is just one thing wrong with it…

… It makes me REALLY REALLY hungry and makes me crave chocolate and coffee cake and lemon drizzle…

… and chocolate buttons… and date flapjack… and chocolate macaroons… and toffee apple and whipped cream.. and iced buns…

… AAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH! :D

Cookies or Cake?

Cake any time! Especially if it’s lemon drizzle or coffee cake :D

Chocolate or Vanilla?

I like Vanilla a lot, but I think I’ll still have to go with chocolate :D

What’s Your Favourite Sweet Treat?

Flapjacks. Always has been. Always will be :D

When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most?

When I see pictures of them ;-)

If You Had A Sweet Nickname, What Would It Be?

I’m not really sure If I would like to have a sweet nickname… :D … Okay, okay! :D … Rock-Cake… sweet but hard ;-)

Here are my nominees:

http://mylegophotoblog.wordpress.com/

http://weirdlight.wordpress.com/

http://krahnpix.wordpress.com/

http://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/

http://tworivers58.wordpress.com/

http://owladay.wordpress.com/

http://ullahennig.wordpress.com/

To those who I’ve nominated, these are the rules of the award-

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award
  2. Nominate other bloggers who you think deserves the award
  3. Answer five simple but super sweet questions

I Win!!! ** JUST DANCE 2 COMPETITION!! ** ** Music Videos From Rihanna and Franz Ferdinand!! **

Yesterday, I had this Wii (JUST DANCE) dance competition with a friend called Bryony. Now, I thought she was going to absolutely thrash me at every song. We took it in turns to choose songs. She first picked Rihanna S.O.S. I got 10,030 and she got 9100! I was so amazed that I had beaten her! Then, I chose Holiday. And I beat her at that too! And the next song! And the next! But then, maybe I got a bit too overconfident ‘cos I then lost to her on “Jump” by 3000!! :D


What sort of scores do you average on Just Dance?

Page Updates!!!! (NEW PAGE… LEGO… PHOTOGRAPHY… MARIO!!!!)

Please check out my new page here to see al my Mario and Batamon kart track and character designs:

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/10-mario-batamon-kart/

My Poems book has been updated and contains a new poem and a new poll for the next ten poems. So, if you were voting, and there was a poem on the page which wasn’t in the poll, you can now vote for it! I’d love if you could vote! Thank you :D

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/my-poems-book/

I’ve updated my Rock LEGO Figures page:

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/rock-lego-figures-new-lego/

Go to my page to see dozens more cool LEGO Figures (using LEGO Parts), as well as codes to make them on LEGO Harry Potter games!!!

My Photography Gallery has been updated and now contains 11 more photos!

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/09-my-photography-gallery/

The front cover has been updated to my Rock- Revenge Page. The page also has files on all of the characters, as well as a special Character File (Villain: Roughneck). I’ve also got a poll, if you like polls :D

There’ll soon be a Blurb, and then the page will be completed.
BTW I’m already writing story no.2- Art of the Ninja :D

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/rock-revenge/

I’ve made a new page called Blogs of My Friends and Family. There are some great blogs here!

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/blogs-of-my-friends-and-family/

I’ve updated my Publishing my Works Page. Please take a look at the changes in the list and better phrasing!

http://thebatamonblog.wordpress.com/publishing-my-works/

New Sets January 2013: 76005 LEGO Daily Bugle Showdown Details and Prices

LEGO Superheroes (Spiderman)

Daily Bugle Showdown 76005

$49.99 / Approx £30-40

This awesome set includes…

  • 5 brilliantly detailed minifigures: Jonah Jameson, Spiderman, Dr. Doom, Beetle and Nova)!
  • White web plus threads for Spidey!
  • Ladders to make your way up the Daily Bugle!
  • “DBC” signs above door and below roof area!
  • Satellite ariel to broadcast your fantastic news stories!!
  • Interior includes table with lamp!

And NO Peter Parker!!! :-(

Sticky Date and Oat Flapjack (Deeelicious!!)

Now this recipe will make you the most delicious pudding ever. A sticky date and oat flapjack. Now, I first got this recipe from Ocado, but modified it a bit. Go to Ocado for the original recipe.

  • 200g chopped, dried dates
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g goats’ butter
  • 200g light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 300g oats (soaked oats are better for digestion)

Who’s In Charge Lapbook: 7- Democracy

Direct Democracies

Democracy means ‘rule by the people’ and is where every legal citizen is allowed to vote. Democracy started in Ancient Greece. This was direct democracy, where lots of free men went to the crowded market place and made speeches, telling the people their views and ideas. Other free men could vote for these ideas.

Representative Democracies

Most Modern Democracies are Representative Democracies. In this type of democracy people vote for people to represent their view, rather than voting on ideas.

Separation of Power

Executives come up with ideas and laws. The Legislates vote on these laws. The Judiciaries enforce and uphold these laws, making sure the citizens are treated fairly.