The Dragon Loyalty Award

This morning I awoke to an Award “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award” – which made me giggle at first as this is what (politely of course) my nick-name was from my ex. 🙂

This Award was bestowed to me from Annetbell from In gratitude for nominating me, I list the Award ‘giver’ and also their nominees.

So thank you very much Annet, I hope that this post and my thank you will suffice, in place of accepting .  Annetbell’s post on this Award can be found >

So thank you again and to my readers if you haven’t popped in to any of the above, nows your chance 🙂


Am I being naughty for accepting this Award and partially accepting others – yes I AM (guilty as charged).
Shall I be chastised because of it – I HOPE NOT.

Do I feel truly honoured for receiving it – Yes I DO!


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.

This Award was bestowed upon me from   Face at the window

You can see her post here at

Her other nominees are: (I left mine in as she seems to know me well, me hearties’) (because she writes about stuff that matters) (because she is brave and would make an excellent pirate)

ME   (because I suspect she knows how to make pirate grog) (because she has a soft heart with pirate-y edges)  (that girl is all pirate)

Rules of the Moment Matters Award

1. Repost the award and award description
2. Give an acceptance speech
3. Pass the award on, and notify the nominees.

Acceptance Speech
“Is this microphone on”
“Oops sorry it is”.
“Good evening ladies and gentlemen and members of the foreign press. I stand here before you with a really sore toe, humbled that Face has nominated me for the The Best Moment Award. At this juncture I am a little lost at what particular moment I have actually received this honour for. Is the time when I felt really sorry for myself when I was out of work and lost a girlfriend and moaned to the blogging world? Is it for the ode that I wrote about my dog that was put to sleep 6 years ago? Is it perhaps my Haiku or free verse?

It may be for my entries into so many challenge sites that I lost count of what I did for whom. Is it because I write of my Pop and mum and share with you all,  the love I have for them? I could go on and on and I realise that you are all getting rather fidgety at this point and want to head to the after party bar for refreshments, so I shall wind up as the man in front is waving his arm madly in a circular motion at me.”

“I would like to sincerely thank Face or as I call her ‘Ace’ for thinking enough about me to put me in her list of other fine nominees. She is simply a gorgeous human being who I have grown to have an affinity with and for that I thank her for being who she is.

“I do hope you all check her site out and enjoy what she writes as much as I do”.

“My nominees are the following, drum roll please. What we don’t have drums? Ok without drums then..sheesh!”

“I am nominating 3 people whom I haven’t nominated before (I don’t think) is there a rule where you have to walk the plank if you forget who you have nominated previously?”

Forgive me but my link button is not wanting to play with my nominees – they keep going to a bank sites or amazon     😦  because this lovely woman writes exquisitely and is helping me to become a better writer and you should pop over and have a read. – because she is a fellow Australian who writes extremely informative, intelligent and down to earth posts. because she writes as her name implies, she is both hilarious and extremely talented (especially with Haiku).

WordPress Family Award plus 28 nominees (I forgot the rules)




If you poo-poo Awards that’s fine by me. Each to his/her and let live etc.  Feel free to delete this email, I shall not be hurt or angered (possibly because I shall be none the wiser if you do).


The WordPress Family Award is reserved for folks in Cyberspace who are  unceasingly kind, sympathetic, encouraging, and open to laughter – and who keep each other going by sharing, commenting, and making personal connections even though they may actually be virtual strangers.

I was nominated by the lovely Eunice from Living and Loving – Details here

As you know I have only accepted Awards (partially) in the past, but this is a ‘family’ Award and as there aren;t too many rules and regulations I have accepted it fully from Eunice.


  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10  (or more) others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
  • Let your 10 (or more) Family members know you have awarded them.

Yes you may notice that I added in the *the more* because there shouldn’t be hard and fast rules on handing out Awards. In my world one person is no greater than the other, so I went a little overboard, but truly who gives a ‘rat’s razoo’ if there is 10 or 100.  Why is it written that only 10 people deserve to be nominated?  What if there are 200 that have made an impact on your life since blogging? The people whom I have nominated have treated me with nothing but kindness and have supported me through my down, up, whacky, teary and crazy days of blogging since I began and in my humble opinion they are my WordPress Family. So if your name isn’t on this list it doesn’t mean I think any less of you, I appreciate all who follow and take an interest in what I have to say, it just means I have forgotten to add you and for that I apologise.

Some on the list are new, but in a little amount of time they have also shown me that they care and support me so I felt it only right to give them a ‘shout-out’ so that you may pop along and read them if you aren’t already doing so.  For the 28 I have listed the Award is yours to pick up and run with if you are willing to do so, I have enjoyed reading your posts, I am glad that I follow you and will continue to do so.


Another Wandering Soul

Irish Katie

Wonderland By Tatu


Meditating Mummy’s Blog

Dianne Gray Author


Knocked Over By A Feather

Land Of Quo


Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates And Chocolate….Ivonne’s Journey

Motherhood Is An Art

In The Net! – Stories Of Life And Narcissistic Survival

I’ve Got A Story

Gabriela Blandy – The Sense Of A Journey

Kyred’s Blog

Raising The Curtain



Susan Daniels Poetry

Rambles By Desertrose.


A Prayer Like Gravity

Alastair’s Photo Fiction

Cabin Fever

The End


Liebster Award

I have (hopefully) stopped comments for this post as I did not write it for others to thank me – I don’t know if it will work. Ok so I have found out what I have done is clearly not working. Please no need to hit the like button or comment – thank you.



from Cricket’s Road through Wool Projects (her baby site as she calls it) see here…well below..

Has kindly bestowed a Liebster Award upon me. I am humbled that I have been thought of enough to be nominated. Many pooh – pooh Awards, many say it’s akin to chain mail, for whatever reason an Award is given, I shall continue to ‘partially accept’ as I have in the past.

One must be thankful and show the manners they have learned in life. To acknowledge that  someone has included me in their list, means that I show my appreciation on a post for their site and for the other nominees, for my readers to go and have a peek at.  No ‘I’ in team folks. So thank you Cricket for the Award, I am grateful that you have considered me worthy.
Other nominees are:


Liebster Award ……. from My Spoken Heart

These people listed above, along with myself, have been nominated for a Liebster Award. I have thanked and I am humbled by having this Award bestowed on me, for as Andrea has written from who nominated me “I just like them and think they deserve some recognition… so… here is my list”. So as I partially accept Awards, I post the sites of her other nominees, for you to go and have a peak at, if you haven’t already.

People say that Awards are rubbish (well some do) that is like spam, that one doesn’t have to be recognised for what they write or do on here. I took this to heart and stopped accepting Awards. For indeed the Award is having people read what you write and appreciate what you do. However in saying that, I think it is a tad negative if you don’t appreciate others, not for the want of us being patted on the back, but that others think what we do is worthwhile…and what is in the harm of that?

If nothing else being able to view other writers/sites that you didn’t know existed can only bring a warm and fuzzy feeling….can it not?  So let us not be selfish pricks (excuse my language) we are all here to write to enjoy what others write, if they want to spread the love and give an Award…so be it I say. Who are we to say otherwise?

So to Andrea  – I thank you, to those that don’t agree with Awards – each to their own – to those that partially accept or fully, I commend you for your conviction to believe in your feelings and what you think is right.

To me for having possibly too many scotches and a shit day at work.. I salute you.


A Thank You – Blog of the Year Award 2012

Today I received a notification that   (Eunice) had nominated me for another Blog of The Year Award 2012.

However and I am sure she will understand, when I replied saying I wouldn’t take this Award, or others at the moment.

In saying that I want to show my appreciation for her generosity in nominating me by putting the links to her nominees,  on my post.

I truly appreciate the Awards that others bestow upon me – but let’s just say I feel a little greedy in accepting another and the mere fact that those who have nominated in the past & continue to follow me is gratification enough.

Below is her list and I will be sure to have a peek around – hopefully you will to.


Thank you Eunice.







Blog of The Year Award 2012

BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD BANNER – Has vanished from this post – apologies.

I was honoured to receive another Blog Of The Year Award.

I am accepting it from the lovely Ivonne .. you can see her here..

I am sure many of you had read her poetry and have visited..but if you been remiss please go and take a peek.

I have received 3 Awards lately and though I cherish each and every one of them, they are hard work to put together 🙂

Please take that the way it was intended (with a smile).

The rules are below (which we are told you must not alter) so I will be a good girl and do as I am told.

My only conundrum is that I have nominated so many people that I am truly don’t know where to start from again.

So I am nominating only one,  because her post is all about how and who she is. I nominate her not because she is a fellow Australian (Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi) but because she simply is always supportive of others and she is an extremely brave woman in posting the issues that she suffers from.

So I grab this award and clench it to my heart from you Ivonne and now I pass to Paula and more so for her post

I know I’m bending the rules a tad by doing this, but this woman has courage, you will see why when you view the particular post mentioned above, so if I get a slap on the wrist…so be it,,, runs and hides as don’t like slaps…

I wish you all a Happy 1st Day of Summer!!!!

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 –   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…


This morning I am totally as the British would say ‘chuffed’.  Or as us Aussies say “You little ripper”. I opened my emails to find a nomination for a Reader Appreciation Award. I have seen these floating around but in all honesty haven’t really looked into them.

I would like to give a very warm and sincere “thank – you” to Kyred’s Blog who nominated me. For a novice blogger such as I am…I am honoured.  I only hope I can enter the links correctly and do what I have been asked (my computer skills have little to be desired! and I’m not sure how I go about this)

For those of you that haven’t read or follow her, I ask that you take a peek as I am sure like moi you shall enjoy her writing.

The rules for receiving this award are as follows.
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.

The Questions to be answered

1. Your favourite colour – lilac & all it shades oh and yes emerald green  (can I have 2?)

2. Your  favourite animal – DOGS (& horses – again 2)

3. Your favourite non-alcoholic drink – Ummm (tries to think of non alcohol…) Tea

4. Facebook or Twitter – FB

5. Your favourite pattern – (face crinkles trying to think again – ummm) circles

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? – Giving, (but presents can be many things..from a wrapped up box to a warm smile & hug)

7. Your favourite number? – (this is hard!  :-)) – 8

8. Your favourite day of the week? – Has to be FRIDAY!!!!

9. Your favourite flower? – Frangipani

10. What is your passion? – My family 1st, writing 2nd, horse riding. (is it cheating having 3?)

Below are the nominees!!!!  I couldn’t stop at 12 …hopefully 13 isn’t unlucky for anyone!

I have chosen the people below because they have made me laugh, made me cry, inspired me with their words, their raw emotions or their photography. There are many reasons for choosing, I have chosen the sites below because they have taken the time to like, to comment, to become involved. Apologies for those I haven’t listed whom I have great enjoyment from, (but I think there is a limit) & if you know how long it took me to get this up and running you would understand why! 🙂

For those that are below, I nominated you because you have been involved with what I have written from my inception and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope that those of you who haven’t visited the below sites will have the opportunity of doing so and enjoy them as much as I have.

Once again readers unite in the appreciation of all of us who slog over a blog!

Apologies Kyred for the time it has taken me to do this….&  thank you once again for the gesture. 🙂