The Best Moment Award

“Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered -
Savoring the experience of quality time.”

I’ve been nominated for the Best Moment Award!! Never received this one before. It’s pretty cool 8-) Thanks to Charles E. Yallowitz for nominating me :-)

RULES:

Winners re-post this starting with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next 15 people with this award! The re-post should include a NEW set of 15 people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

RESOURCES:

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

So… here are my nominees!

(I hope It’s okay, but I won’t be compiling a speech for this award, as I’m quite busy lately)

http://rubyh711.wordpress.com/

http://younglesonphotoblog.wordpress.com/

http://michaelqpowell.wordpress.com/

http://snaphappydj.wordpress.com/

http://steveboer.wordpress.com/

http://elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com/

http://alanpaulstevens.wordpress.com/

http://meladycooks.com/

http://joe2poetry.wordpress.com/

Day Dreamer Award

Right, I’ve been nominated for the Day Dreamer Award (Sounds like a suitable award for me :D )

Thanks to Tomas for the nomination! Looks like a cool award! Anyway, here are the rules of this award:

1) Upon receipt of this award, you are to take a mental vacation for five minutes. Gaze off into space, look out of the window, have yourself a wonderful day dream.

2) When you have returned from your day dream, you are required to take another one tomorrow.

3) Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

4) Award this to three (3) people. You can only pass on this award to three (3) people only.

I’m back from my daydream! Lol :D

Here are my three nominees:

http://overtimecook.com/

http://sherrisugarsnowshoes.wordpress.com/

http://inlovewiththelord.wordpress.com/

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thanks to Jen for nominating me!

So, here are the rules of the award…

1.) Display the award logo on your blog.
2.) Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.) State 7 things about yourself.
4.) Nominate 15 4 ( :-) ) bloggers for this award.
5.) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by pingback.

Ok, so seven things about myself:

1. I am extremely impatient… I often try to “run before I can walk”, as they say :-)

2. Racism disgusts me, and makes me feel very sad

3. I love to play on my Wii, especially Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart, and Resident Evil (a zombie shooter; It’s pretty awesome :-) ) I’m looking forward to getting LEGO Lord Of The Rings!

4. A few of my favourite book series were His Dark Materials, Sebastian Darke and Percy Jackson. I am also currently reading the Kane Chronicles (written by the author of Percy Jackson), which are pretty awesome! Also, I am reading the first book in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, so with any luck, I’ll be finished them in a few decades :-)

5. I love Marzipan!!! :-) I got some for Christmas, and I’m now on the last packet :eek: (I had two packets)

6. We never have cereal and milk for breakfast… haven’t done now for years. We either have Mum’s homemade yoghurt (I’m officially her yoghurt-making-apprentice now, btw :-) ) with berries and granola and coconut cream, porridge with maple or syrup, or egg on toasted bun with bacon. We usually take in turns to have each of these meals. Yoghurt, Porridge, Cooked Breakfast, Yoghurt, Porridge, Cooked Breakfast, but recently, It’s been so cold, we’ve had to stop out the yoghurt a bit! :-)

7. Our family eat very well… really all thanks to Mum and Dad’s research; reading books and going online. There are many secrets about food which many are yet to know, but I believe that people are beginning to realize that It’s not the fat they should be avoiding… It’s the sugar. Okay, so you probably think I’m talking crap, right? :D Well, believe me, I’m not! (BTW, If you read Woman’s Weekly (No, I certainly do not read Woman’s Weekly! … My gran does :-) ), you may have come across, a few weeks ago, a very interesting article on what I am talking about. Also, Mum has been reading a brilliant book, called Fat Chance. You really should read it. It is fantastic.

Anyway, enough rambling already :-) …

Here are my nominees:

  1. http://fiveandspice.wordpress.com/
  2. http://petra365.wordpress.com/
  3. http://hollyheir.wordpress.com/
  4. http://dawnofpaleo.wordpress.com/

3 Versatile Bloggers Awards In A Week!!!!!!!

Hi, everyone! I’ve been nominated three times for the Versatile Blogger Award recently, and with help from my readers, I came to the decision of combining the three blogger awards into one post! Thanks for the advice everyone! :-)

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My first award, awarded to me on the 13th January, by blogger Charles Yallowitz! Please check out his blog here!

Versatile Blogger Award Graphic

My second award, awarded to me by rabbit at rabbitcancook.wordpress.com!

Versatile Blogger Award Graphic

And the third, awarded to me by Pish, who’s blog you can check out here!

Here are my nominees (Forgive me, I failed to nominate 15 bloggers, but nominated the blogs I think deserve a blog award nomination :-) )

  1. http://redstripeadventure.wordpress.com/
  2. http://photophilian.wordpress.com/
  3. http://mariodavalos.com/
  4. http://lightslant.wordpress.com/
  5. http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/
  6. http://soulkitchenblog.wordpress.com/

Thanks to Charles Yallowitz, Rabbit and Pish for my awards, and thanks to my followers for the advice! ;-)

Versatile Blogger Award

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I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks to Papizilla for nominating me! Please check out his blog here!

So, here are the rules:

Versatile Blogger Rules  (If you choose to obey them)

  • Display the Award Certificate on your website
  • Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award
  • Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers
  • Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

As Usual, I’m Gonna Do The 7 Interesting Facts First.

So, here they are: (Sorry, running out of interesting facts :-) )

  • I will eat pretty much any food, but I don’t like pak-choi, or stuffing, and I don’t always like things made with flax-seed.
  • I do not mind Shakespeare at all. In fact, I love Shakespeare’s works!!! I find lots of people at my acting group groan when the teacher says we’re gonna do Shakespeare! Not me! :-)
  • When I come in after we’ve been out in the cold, bet any money that I’ll ask for a hot-chocolate! (If my little brother doesn’t beat me to it :D) A similar thing happens in the summer: If the temperature exceeds about 20 Degrees, I’ll ask for a smoothie :D
  • I watched every episode of Strictly Come Dancing when it was on this year! My favourite couple was Kimberley and Pasha, but I knew Louis was gonna win when he did that amazing show dance!!
  • I love to play Civ! I have both Civ 4 and Civ 5, but only really play 5. I am currently playing on difficulty Warlord, on my own map scenario :-)
  • I used to go to Athletics Club. I stopped that a few years ago to focus more on my swimming. I am now in Pre – Competition Class. I still, though, can’t do a forward roll in the water. Apparently, I’m “getting there” though :-)
  • We got a Shakespeare knowledge game for christmas, and I’ve played it three times, and my little brother beat me twice. Hello, I’m the one who’s watched and acted Shakespeare plays. How can he beat me! How embarrassing :oops: lol :D

And here are my nominees:

  1. http://laurenzbaars.wordpress.com/
  2. http://legomosaic.wordpress.com/
  3. http://birdlightwind.com/
  4. http://planetsurprises.wordpress.com/
  5. http://susanwellssculpture.com/
  6. http://afterpancakes.com/
  7. http://alanpaulstevens.wordpress.com/
  8. http://justagurlspring.wordpress.com/
  9. http://life4arts.wordpress.com/

Blog Of The Year Award 2012- 4th Star

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I’ve been nominated for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012! Thanks to Tara Lee for nominating me! :D

And here are my nominations :

‘Please Pass The Recipe’

http://mumandleahcook.wordpress.com/

‘Daisy’s World’

http://daisysworld.net/

2012 favorite dishes

‘Creating Pictures’

http://cartoonrascals.wordpress.com/

Cottage

And to my nominees, here are the official rules of the award:

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…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

Blog Of The Year Award 2012 (3 Stars!)

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I’ve been nominated for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012, for the third time, meaning I now have 3 stars!! :D

Thanks to Vagenda Vixen for nominating me! I am really grateful! :D

Here are my nominations:

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/

http://elisabethberg.wordpress.com/

http://illustratedbites.wordpress.com/

http://benlocke.wordpress.com/

http://awhiskandaspoon.com/

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And to my nominees, here are the official rules of the award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
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.
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!)
Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
You can now also join the award’s 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 if you choose to
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…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog Of The Year Award 2*

I’ve been nominated once again for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012! That means I now have 2 stars!! Woo-hoo!!! :D

Thanks to KnowledgeKnut for nominating me. Please check out her blog here!

As you may have noticed, I’m really into cooking at the moment. I’ve been making liver and bacon, pancakes, kale crisps, chocolate truffles and more. I’ve been helping in the kitchen and spending most of my time looking through my favorite cookbooks! So most of my nominees today are cooking blogs. Here are my nominees:

http://ridhaskitchen.com/

Crab rangoon

http://cincinletseat.wordpress.com/

HotChocolateStick3

http://lauralovinglife.org/

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And to my nominees, here are the official rules of the award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
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.
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!)
Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
You can now also join the award’s 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 if you choose to
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…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog Of The Year Award 2012!!!!!

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My Stars: *

(Don’t worry, you’re not supposed to get this bit yet! :D lol)

I’ve been nominated for the Blog Of The Year Award 2012!!!!! :D

(Thanks to CLF for nominating me!!!)

Now this is quite a different award indeed. You collect stars… This is how it works: The first time you receive this award, you get 1 star. The second time you receive another. The goal is to reach 6 stars. (I don’t think I’ll be doing that by the end of the year tho :D)

… And I’ve been nominated for this award twice in the same day, which is cool. So I suppose that means I’ve got two stars already! :D

Anyway, I’ll get on to the nomination. But first, here are the rules of the award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
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.
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!)
Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
You can now also join the award’s 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 if you choose to
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…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
 
And here are my nominations:
 
Planet Surprises
http://planetsurprises.wordpress.com/
Now I only found this blog a few weeks ago, and have been stunned by the amazing photography. This blog certainly receives the Blog Of The Year Award 2012!
 
Call 2 Read
http://call2read.com/
Now I have been following my friend Nightlake’s blog, Call 2 Read, for many months. I really admire him, and think his poems are beautiful and brilliantly and skillfully written!
 
Arizona Highways
http://arizonahighways.wordpress.com/
Another great blog, well-deserving of this awesome award! The writer of an award-winning magazine… now his blog is award-winning too :D
 
Bird Light Wind
http://birdlightwind.com/
Another brilliant blog which I found recently, looking at “Recommended Blogs”. It was certainly a great recommendation. I love it! :D

 

The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Thanks to Nightlake, for nominating me for this award! Please check out his beautiful poetry at his blog here.

Here are my 14 Nominees:

  1. http://planetsurprises.wordpress.com/
  2. http://skymunki.wordpress.com/
  3. http://mjohnpdxphotography.wordpress.com/
  4. http://wildlifephotographynews.org/
  5. http://thenomadiceagle.wordpress.com/
  6. http://vbphotographs.wordpress.com/
  7. http://gtsphotos2012.wordpress.com/
  8. http://arizonahighways.wordpress.com/
  9. http://rlbk75.wordpress.com/
  10. http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/
  11. http://makingitwithdanielle.com/
  12. http://donachyblog.wordpress.com/
  13. http://annashortcakes.wordpress.com/
  14. http://thedailyclick.wordpress.com/

And to my nominees, here are the rules:

Thank the blogger that nominated you!

Include the award logo at the top of your post!

Nominate 14 bloggers!

Notify those bloggers!