The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Award Time

Whenever one of my blogs gets an award I feel like something very special has happened. The truth is that I am proud of my little blogs. And I cannot tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of your comments. I know how hectic life is these days and the fact that you stop over and say something positive means a lot to me.

The Best Blog Award and The Lovely Blog Award

Which brings me to the main reason for today’s post: my dear friend Icy BC from Reach Beyond Limits has passed on the following awards and I would like to share them with you and pass them on. Now I have a bit of a problem with passing this first reward on because I only have 30 followers and some of these blogs are award free. So how can I pass it on to another 15 blogs? Well I guess I will pass this award on to whoever would like to pick it up and pass it on. The rules for the Best Blog Award and Lovely Blog Award are as follows:

1-- Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2-- Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
It seems I am breaking rule number 2 on this one but I will try to follow the rules on the next award.
Honest Scrap Award

The rules for this award are as follows:
1-- Say Thank You for the award and give a link to the presenter.
2-- Share 10 honest things about yourself.
3-- Present the award to 7 other blogs
4-- Tell them of this award and the rules
Thank you Icy BC for the award and for your constant support for both my blogs. This time I would like to forward this award to a few new blogs I have discovered which I think you will enjoy visiting and also to some of my 'old' blogging friends.

1. Angie at Reflections
2. Diane at Desert Colours
3. Jientje at Heaven is in Belgium
4. Wanda at Moments of Mine
7. Polly at Angels in My Garden
Although I have only mentioned and passed on an award to the above 7 blogs, please note that all of you are special to me and that without you, this blog would be a very lonely place.

Ten Honest Things About Me

1. I can eat chocolate even when I totally have no appetite for anything else.
2. I love Italy and would gladly live in Rome. It totally suits my personality. I’ve been there 4 times but it’s never enough and every time I leave, my heart sinks in my shoes. I know though, that I one day I will go back for a long, long visit.
3. Sunsets are my favourite time of day.
4. The awesomeness of the sea never ceases to enthrall me (and I constantly seem to be mentioning it in my posts).
5. I am an only child.
6. I had a number of dwarf rabbits as pets. They are adorable.
7. Writing is my outlet and my passion. I think I can gladly pass a day by myself as long as I have the necessary equipment for writing, whether it is a journal or a PC.
8. I have been described as a loner and it is more or less true. I do like being surrounded by people but I can live with just myself as company. Maybe that’s a bit sad but that’s the way I am and this is about being honest, right?
9. One of the craziest things I ever did was to ride the roller-coaster on the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Considering that this was my first time ever on a roller-coaster and that I am more or less terrified of roller-coaster rides, I sometimes wonder if the desert heat really got to me that day. It was either that or the feeling of being newly engaged :)
10. I am a sandal junky. No matter how many I have, it never seems to be enough.


  1. Loree, Your awards are well deserved. I enjoy visiting both of your blogs. They are entertaining and there's always an element of surprise. I never know what I'll find. Thank you so much for the Honest Scrap award. I appreciate your support.

  2. Congratualations on the awards Loree. Thank you so much for gifting one to me. I enjoy both of your blogs and it was nice reading the 10 things about you...I always appreciate your visits to mine.

  3. I loved reading your honest things about yourself, it's always so nice to get to know someone better. !! You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place and see the sea and gorgeous sunsets as much as you do. I would want to write and talk about them all the time too. I like a bit of me time all by myself from time to time too.

    Thanks for the award,Loree, although I already got this one more than once, still I love getting them, they're like a virtual hug, a compliment from a friend, and we can never get enough of that. But one of the honest things about ME is that I'm way behind with my awards, because I can never make my mind up who to give them to. I'm a Libra. DUH!!! So bear with me!!

  4. Loree, it *soooo* mighty sweet of you to think of me. Thank you!
    At the moment, I'm editing two of my books at the same time and trying to manage 3 blogs. I'm so sorry that I don't have time for the award (the passing on bit) because of work, but I do so appreciate it and love it.

  5. You should be proud of your blog, it is great. I loved the music this morning and your list was neat. Even though I only visit once a week I look forward to it. I am trying so hard to get back into posting in addition to visiting.

    The Raggedy Girl

  6. Such interesting things about you! thanks for sharing them!

  7. Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments about my blog. Don't feel pressured to pass on the awards. I just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your comments and your awesome blogs.

  8. Loree,

    You're so welcome, and your blogs deserve the awards.

    Your #2-I feel the same way when I left California..and your #8--I'm the same as you..

  9. Thank you, Loree, for the award, for the kind comments you leave on my blog and just thank you for being who you are. If I don't always respond in a proper manner, please know I love you and your blogs. I have a huge problem with so many things since I had the sudden cardiac death. It affects survivors in such a way due, so the docs say, to loss of oxygen to the brain, even a few seconds and cells begin to die! It is difficult to explain but I can recall words when writing much better than when speaking. Then I struggle with bringing up the correct word necessary to get my meaning across!! Anyway, I appreciate and love you and all who take the time to read my blog. It is such a great outlet for me when I don't feel like doing anything else. So I especially appreciate this award!!! It means the world to me and I will be so proud to display it!! Thank you, Lovey and have a great day!!!

  10. Thank you so much for the award Loree! I have collected it now though and will soon do my best to pass it on!


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