A big heartfelt Thank you to Clanmother for nominating my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award on Sept 16th. I enjoy her blog immensely and feel honoured to be ‘mentioned in despatches’ in this way. If you haven’t visited her site yet then you have an interesting journey ahead of you. Use the link below to begin your exploration of her 4 fascinating blogs. (Yes, 4. I know, but I think R’s been at it longer than some of us have!?!) http://chasingart.com/
I understand there are three rules to accepting a One Lovely Blog Award:
1) Give credit to the person who nominated you. (See above)
2) Describe 7 things about you.
3) Nominate 15 bloggers.
About me: I am a private person (would you believe) so here goes with a bit of info about me. I have been a musician all my life….. I sing, play piano and guitar. I have painted in the past (not just the house, you understand) and hope to start again soon. I enjoy travel as long as it’s not too rugged (too old for that) and take my camera everywhere. I am a Science graduate and taught Maths way back when but am glad those days are behind me. I would dearly love to have my book published….I’m posting it gradually on my blog and it follows my wanderings in England on my last visit. I hope you have time for a peek while you’re in the vicinity!
My nominations: I am truly amazed by the number and quality of fascinating blogs I have come across and would like to nominate the following blogs, in no particular order, for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’m sure you’ll enjoy delving into them as much as I did and I’d be delighted to hear what you think of them. Either leave a comment or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/author/skinnywench/ Quite a story-teller and handy with a camera. Sue tackles a variety of subjects with skill and humour. http://emilyluxton.co.uk/tag/blog/ Emily shares wonderful local London info as well as tales from her travels. She covers a lot of ground and showcases her marvellous photos in slide-show format. http://vicki-h.travellerspoint.com/ The sky’s the limit travel-wise and the photos are to die for! ‘Come with me’ Vicki calls it……so….. what are you waiting for?? http://crazytraintotinkytown.com/ Exploits of a 30-something single woman. Check out the Top Posts section for photos and captions to keep you chuckling for a week. http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/ Kathryn is over-loaded with prestigious awards so pay her a visit asap. The name says it all! http://letsgoforavacation.blogspot.com.au/ After visiting many blogs I have come to realize that I am seduced by gorgeous photos. Sometimes I don’t pause to read the narrative…just scroll down, down, down to greedily devour the photos. This site is no exception! http://wheresmytbackandotherstories.wordpress.com/ Eva deals with the subject of Alzheimer’s disease in a non-confronting manner and includes wonderful travel photos on her blog. Check out, especially, Amber Fort at Jaipur. You won’t be disappointed. http://thekitchensgarden.com/ Cecilia says ‘Relax and life can be simple’. She puts this into practice by ‘growing, cooking and eating, using sustainable and organic methods’. Good stuff! http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/ Apart from wonderful photos of the pet dogs and cat this blog is all about travelling and photographing in a way that gives us a unique view of our fascinating world. http://virginiaplantation.wordpress.com/ Michelle and Brett have taken on a massive task restoring a wonderful historic home to achieve their dream of running a world-class B&B. It seems they’re off to a flying start with Belle Grove Plantation in Virginia. Well worth a visit!http://soulsbyfarm.org/2012/08/19/pumpkin-patch-pictorial/ If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty check out the informative articles ALL of which are accompanied by numerous, fabulous photos. http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/ It’s amazing how one simple idea can lead to so many photos that put a smile on your face. Eyoälha (pron. Ee-YO-lah) captures moments of sheer delight with her lens. http://serenassecretgardens.blogspot.com.au/p/gallery.html A budding (pardon the pun) gardening blog also with some recipes. Check out Serena’s gallery photos (single click on photo to view full-screen). http://littleexpeditions.wordpress.com/ I enjoyed scrolling through Joanne’s posts getting a feel for her work. It’s well worth the effort (how hard can it be – a few seconds of scrolling?) as her photoblog gives us a genuinely unique view of Melbourne and places visited around the world. http://thelanternroom.wordpress.com/ This is a delightful site – I like the style of it and the photography is excellent. I think it’s my need for immediate gratification that makes me want easier access to the photos full-screen. I’d be interested to see how you fare. Enjoy!
I’d like to say a final Thank you to all of the sites I’ve mentioned as every one of them has given me a great deal of pleasure. Brissiemaz.
I’m absolutely delighted that you accepted my nomination. You have an amazing blog that is full of fun and adventure – it is a joy to stop by for a visit. And congratulations to all of the remarkable bloggers who received your nominations.I look forward to heading over to visit them!!!
Thank you again for your wholehearted support! Having to nominate other bloggers is a real bonus – I’d never
have explored the blogosphere in such depth without that motivation. I hope you derive as much pleasure from the sites as I did!
Isn’t that the best part about the nomination?!!! Finding other bloggers to share the blogging journey is so exciting…we can learn so much from each other!!!
Yes, you’re right. I enjoy the contact with like-minded people, too.
Congratulations on your nomination! You are a talented woman! I look forward to looking at the blogs you nominated also.
Thanks a lot. It’s great to have your support. Have fun with the other blogs!
Many congratulations on your Award, Mary – and thank you so much for nominating my blog.
Thank you – it was gratifying to be nominated. Thanks again to Clanmother. I just checked out your blog again and it seemed easier to access all your marvellous photos. They really are inspiring! Did you change anything or was I just too tired the other night ?
Hey Mary congrats on your award and thanks soooooo much for nominating my blog. I am really honoured and you seriously made my week! its a great idea this award and a great way to stir up a bit of fun around the blogosphere!xxxx
Thanks Serena. It’s great to see some Aussie gardens and to follow your progress. I enjoy your photos and the way they’re presented.
Thank you for visiting many of my posts. I found in your blog, there are a few blogger friends visiting your blog regularly. Clanmother or Chasing art is one of them. I guess birds of the feather flock together! Your blog is indeed interesting for me. I also like to travel and participate in the weekly photo challenge. Your posts are very thoughtful. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading more of yours.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a well-considered and positive comment 🙂 I’m glad you found something of interest to you. I’ll be keeping an eye on your blog as you seem to enjoy travel, photography and food….not necessarily in that order!
Thanks again. I do have a diverse interest. Cooking is not my expertise, but I like to learn! I like to appreciate art, including photography. But I am only using an automatic camera. My next trip is coming up. I will try out using my new iPhone as my camera!