Daisy Award!!

I was really chuffed today to read that Summer Grant, the author of the wonderful blog, anyonething, had been awarded The Daisy Award.  Then, much to my surprise I found that she had nominated my blog for this award too!!

As with all blog awards, there are rules:

* Thank the person who nominated you

* Tell your readers 7 unusual things about yourself

* Nominate some worthy bloggers – I’m not quite sure what the Daisy award is actually for, but it looks cheerful and to me a daisy is always a happy little plant that comes out in the sun, so I am nominating other blogs that make me feel happy and smiley and full of sunshine!!!

So … thank you Summer (by the way, isn’t that the most wonderful name!) I really appreciated the nomination 🙂

Hmmm … 7 unusual things … that’s going to be tough because I don’t think I’m at all unusual! Ok … here goes …

1) I am a medium – suppose that is quite unusual – lol

2) I can type quickly and accurately thanks to disciplined training I received at the Central Office of Information when I was 20 years old.  I was a specialist government typist and had to type extremely fast and be totally accurate – and  on an old manual typewriter!

3) I am an identical twin – I am the youngest by ten minutes.

4) My favourite toasted sandwiches are an old family recipe:

Toast two slices of bread, spread one with peanut butter, on the other slice spread marmite and then add cheddar cheese and sliced raw onion and grill slices both until the toppings are bubbling. Put together to make the most delicious sandwich in the world – my husband thinks that is very unusual!

5) I can’t whistle … which is rather sad 😦

6) Until I was fourteen years old I had a bad squint in my left eye and no-one would know where I was looking – one eye looked one way, the other eye another . I finally had surgery to correct this but then had double vision for months afterwards and still have when I am tired.  I have to put my hand over one eye so that I can just see one of everything!

7) I used to have a very high soprano singing voice and sang in school choirs etc when I was young.  Now I sound more like Rod Stewart – don’t worry – no-one gets to hear me sing these days!

Here are the blogs that I nominate for this award:

http://thetovaryshconnection.wordpress.com A beautiful spiritual blog that I always look forward to reading.  Grab yourself a cuppa, settle yourself down and enjoy!

http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com Wonderful spiritual blog, written with love, directly from the heart.  You never know what the next post will be – it could be a spiritual story, an energy exercise or a recipe for a delicious cake!

http://notquiteold.wordpress.com/ Fabulous, funny, laugh out loud blog.  Basically for the young at heart who are not yet prepared to give in to getting older!

I do hope you will have a look at these blogs and hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

Candle Lighter Award!!!

I was really chuffed to be the recipient of this award given to me by the very delightful blogger Summer Grant (isn’t that just the most wonderful name!) who writes the blog anyonething  which I thoroughly enjoy reading.  I love the enthusiasm and honesty of her posts which share her journey of studying to be a journalist/writer and her avid joy for the written word.  She has a great sense of wit and has an opinion on almost everything.  A really refreshing blog which I would advise you to take a look at!

The Candle Lighter Award is an award for a post or blog that is positive and brings light into the world.  

The Candle Lighter Award belongs to those who believe, who always survive the day and who never stop dreaming, who do not quit but keep trying.

There are no rules.

If you wish to, simply accept it and you are done!

You are also free to decline or ignore it. 

Recipients can pass it on to as many nominees as they wish and as often as they wish.

I am really pleased that Summer finds my posts so positive.  In spiritual circles, those of us who work for spirit, whether as mediums, healers, counsellors, writers, or in many other ways,  are called lightworkers, so it’s rather apt that my spiritually based blog should receive this.

With that in mind I would like to nominate another spiritually based blog, the tovarysh connection. I tend to read these gentle posts again and again and always find further nuggets of wisdom to consider throughout my day.  I do hope that you will take the time to look at her inspirational words and insights into life.

Sunshine Award!! Yay!

I got sunshine on a cloudy day ….!  Well, almost!

Yesterday morning I woke up with the intention of spending the day in the lovely warm spring sunshine that we had enjoyed on Saturday.  I was sure I would be pruning the roses and setting the garden up for spring.  Instead much to my amazement, as I opened the curtains I was shocked to see dark heavy clouds and torrential rain!  So I decided to have a lazy cosey morning, made a large mug of coffee, some hot buttered toast and settled myself on the sofa snuggled up in my soft fleecy dressing gown.

As usual I checked my mailbox as soon as I started up my laptop and was delighted to see a message from yogaleigh who writes the wonderful blog bluegrassnotes.  I was really chuffed because she had nominated me for a Sunshine Award. Thank you so much – you certainly brightened my morning!

This prize is awarded to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. How wonderful!

As an award winner, there are a few rules to follow:

Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.

Pass on the award to 10 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs, and let them know you awarded them.

The thank you is at the beginning of the post.

Answer the following questions:

Favorite Color – Eau de nil – so relaxing

Favorite Animal – Cat

Favorite Number – 4

Favorite Drink – Tia maria with Pepsi and masses of ice

Facebook or Twitter – Def Facebook – I struggle with 140 characters on twitter

Your Passion – Spiritual awareness

Giving or getting presents – Giving, but have yet to find how to wrap a hug!

Favorite Day – Today, always

Favorite Flowers – Roses, the more fragrant the better

I am so pleased to forward this award on to these wonderful bloggers, who for so many different reasons,  I thoroughly enjoy their posts, their humour, their compassion and their honesty.

Source of inspiration

Have a Dream

Not Quite Old

Happiness for All

Life As I Know It

The Tovarysh Connection

Spiritual Journey

Guidelights

Wispers of the Heart

Paulo Coelho’s Blog

I hope you all find sunshine today!

Blogger Awards!!!

I was amazed and delighted to receive the Kreativ Blogger award from ‘Among Ghosts’ AND the Versatile Blogger award from ‘Life as I know it …”!!!  They feel like a belated Christmas pressies – how wonderful!

I gather that I now have to nominate other bloggers to receive these prestigious awards – so not only am I the grateful receiver, I am a judge too – lol!

So, here is my list and I do hope you will take the time to take a look at these blogs.  I enjoy them all for many different reasons.  Not all of them follow my own beliefs to the letter, but then that is what makes life interesting!

Six blogs for the Kreativ Blogger Award: 15 blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award:

http://www.crabbyoldfart.wordpress.com/

http://www.happinessforall.wordpress.com/

http://www.askamedium.wordpress.com/

http://www.anyonething.wordpress.com/

http://www.oldereyes.wordpress.com/

http://www.whisperingwordsofwisdom.wordpress.com/

http://www.siannaphey.wordpress.com/

http://www.jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://www.showard76.wordpress.com/

http://www.lifewithhiccups.wordpress.com/

http://www.growingupweirdmedium.wordpress.com/

http://www.dark2light.wordpress.com/

http://www.delajus2.wordpress.com/

http://www.complexmuse.wordpress.com/

http://www.prairiewisdom.wordpress.com/

Also, part of receiving these awards, is that I have to share 7 things about myself for the Versatile Blogger Award and 10 things that not everyone would know about me for the Kreativ Blogger Award….. hmmm … tricky or what?

Ok, here goes:

1) I’m a ‘cougar’ – lol – I don’t feel like one but I gather I am as my husband is 13 years younger than me!

2) Strangely, my Mother-in-law is the same age as my ex-husband … isn’t life odd?

3) My body is one age (too old for my liking), my heart is years younger – see above!

4) I adore animals and if I won the lottery I would love to set up an animal sanctuary.

5) My favourite flower is a rose – I have masses of them in my garden, all repeat flowering with lots of delicious scents and many beautiful colours

6) My favourite smell in the whole wide world is freshly cut lawn

7)I love music and always have music playing – I dance too (but that’s not for the faint hearted)

Readers for the Versatile Blogger Award should stop reading now, for the Kreativ Blogger Award you are ‘allowed’ to read on!

8) I have a very deep singing voice – I sound like Rod Stewart or Alison Moyet

9) I don’t like my legs so I always wear trousers or very long skirts

10) I have a wicked sense of humour

Now all I have to do is work out how to send this information to all the above mentioned bloggers!  It took me over an hour to sort the award pictures, and I haven’t yet read up how to pop them on my blog yet …. but I can do that later!

Thanks once again to ‘Life as I know it…’ and ‘Among Ghosts’, I love both your blogs and look forward everyday to see what fresh insights will drop into my inbox.

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