One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely. Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

This is the second time I have received this award and the Fifth Blogging Award I have had in the last six weeks.

I would like to thank Kirsty @ for nominating me for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. It means so much to me! Please check out her blog she is a new blogger her posts are interesting, she will give you a laugh a very inspiring lady, I can see she is very passionate about her blog,

All the best Kirsty, hang in there, you will have those words flowing from your fingers before you know it,


1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog to your post.

2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.

3. Must add 7 facts about themselves.

4. Nominate 15 people to do the award!

Seven Facts about myself.

There’s not much I can add, as I have covered most in my blog and awards before, nothing new happening, just writing and reading all the posts from my readers and looking for new writers to share their blog with you.

Here is a link which covers me, if it is the first time you have seen my blog.

Now for my Nominees:  Looking for some new blogs to follow, some are new and others have been around for sometime but they cover many subjects.

Please check this video, I’m so pleased to have met Yoyoyoshioka, such a sweet lady with a beautiful voice.

There is never any obligation with my nominations.
If you’re unable to participate for any reason, please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation.

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award 2017

Blogger Recognition Award

I’m happy to accept this blogger recognition!  I have had this reward before and this is my third blogging award this month.

Thank you, to my blogger friend, Lynn – The poem in the pocket lady, for nominating me for this award.

Check out her blog, she has an amazing selection of poetry about all corners of the earth, plus a beautiful smile that will make your day.

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select (up to 15) other bloggers for this award.

6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and provide a link to to the post you created.

How did my blog start?

I started this blog in January 2016 by doing “Blogging 101” which was a fourteen days assignment, I learned so much, and I thank Jose and the team for running it.

Surprise the link is still working, maybe readers reading this may like to do the assignments –

My two pieces of blogging advice.

1. My advice for new bloggers is: write as often as you can, build your community of followers by reading other bloggers blogs, like, comments, and follow if you are interested.

2. Ignore the stats and write from the heart your followers will grow with time.

Now the nominations  for the “Blogger Recognition Award”

Cathy Lynn Brooks has a writing challenge, you can start anytime you like, just write every day for 26 days using the alphabets, check the link below.

Rachini is a 20 years old die hard animal lover Her blog is only a couple of months old. Please check it out, she may surprise you.

Snigdha writes poetry, has interesting haiku poetry.

Rachel has been blogging for years, I have just found her and I love her blog, Check out her two dogs they are so attractive, I wouldn’t mind them myself.

Charlene Bullard writes about her son with special needs, plus much more take a look at her blog very professionally written.

Grace is a 21-year-old law student, loves reading, writing and learning, her blog is pretty new, go and have a look and encourage her.

Linda Lee Lybery writes short stories, poetry, haiku & tanka poetry. Her blog is fairly new, very attractive, check it out and see for yourself.

Cathleen Townsend – Think of writing a book check out this link below, interesting and helpful.

Tawni a California girl has a blog, just check out the photos in the link below they are wonderful, hard to leave, I was dreaming how I would love to see this beautiful place.

Sarah Whiley – Very active blogger, a site I’m sure you will enjoy, please take a look at it, I know you won’t regret it.

Cassie is a 25-year-old single mom struggling with bipolar disorder, her blog is new, please visit her.

There is never any obligation with my nominations, just sharing great and new blogs with my readers.
If you’re unable to participate for any reason, please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation.

The Blue Sky Tag


The Blue Sky Tag

I was nominated by “The Bag Lady” back on the 28th March for this award.

I thank you, you are a great person, I love reading your posts every day.

Thanks for tagging me especially as there is no blue sky here it’s winter so I can look at it as it looks like spring and that’s what I’m waiting for.

Sorry I’m late April was a hard month for me writing for the A to Z 30 Day Challenge,

Catching up now.

I don’t know the background to this award, but I nominating new blogs I find as I travel around the Blogging world that I like, I hope you will take a look at them also.

      1.  Thank the person(people) who nominated you.

      2. Answer their 11 questions.

      3. Tag 11 people.

      4. Give them 11 questions to answer.

I’m having problems answering the questions below as I don’t read or watch TV,  I spend too much time at my computer, so I will answer these questions

1. What’s your favorite song?  I have none, like most music.

2. One food you can’t live without? Bread

3. What inspires you?  My WordPress blog and computer.

4. Do you prefer summer or winter?  Summer

5. What are your hobbies?  Gardening

6. Do you participate in any sports? Watch Rugby

7. What drives you crazy?  Nothing, I’m a pretty easy-going person and go with the flow of life.

8. What motivates you?  Waking up every morning, good enough excuse to go motivated.

9. Who’s your favorite celebrity?  I have none

10. What makes you happy?  Everything, especially seeing my family.

11. What makes you sad?  I try not to think about being sad it is bad for my health.

The questions I’m having trouble answering if you would like to answer them, please do, you can paste them in the comments below if you don’t want to use your blog.

11 Questions for me to answer

  1. Favorite author?
  2. Favorite book?
  3. Favorite color?
  4. Favorite food?
  5. Favorite movie?
  6. Favorite TV show?
  7. Favorite comedian?
  8. Favorite actor/actress?
  9. Favorite child?  
  10. Favorite vacation?
  11. Favorite dream fulfilled would be?


Photo Credit

My Nominees

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows, comments, likes, or simply takes a quiet tour of my blog.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

Questions for My Nominees:

  1. What made you start your very own blog?
  2. What do you prefer, books or movies?
  3. What motivates you to write routinely on your blog?
  4. Name one song that describes you.
  5. What is the one habit you would like to develop the most?
  6. If you are given 36 hours of time, which tourist destination would you like to visit?
  7. What is your favorite topic to blog about?
  8. If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?
  9. What is the one thing that you are most proud of?
  10. What is the one thing that you wish to create?

There is never any obligation with my nominations.
If you’re unable to participate for any reason, please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation.

The Liebster Award – Thank You Robin

Liebster Award

I have been awarded “The Liebster Award” again for the fourth time.

I would like to thank the blogger who nominated me, Robin Cochran, she is a very friendly fifty plus lady and loves writing.

What is the Liebster Award?

The word “Liebster” (originating in German) has several definitions — dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued.  In the current context, this award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers.

Here are the rules:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you, and display the award.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them 11 questions to answer.

11 Random Facts About Me:

Here is a link that sums me up very well


Photo Credit – A rose for all my followers, I thank you for the likes, comments and just you being you I enjoy your blog very much.

11 Questions for Me:

1. What was your favorite age?
School leaving age and relive the last sixty years again.

2. What is your most prized possession?
My husband, the best thing that ever happened to me,

3. How do you like your eggs?
Scrambled, eggs upset my stomach ate any other way, too rich.

4. Who is your favorite author or poet?
I don’t have a special one, enjoy most books.

5. Can you dance well?
No, but I used to Rock and Roll in Elvis Presley days.

6. What is one of your favorite quotes?
Learn by doing.

7. What word in your language do you like most?
I love listening to other languages and enjoy most words in English. 

8. Do prefer the ocean or the mountains?
I like both.  I live beside the ocean, only 30-minute drive to the Mount Taranaki/Egmont.

9. What was your greatest accomplishment to date?
Inner peace with no fear what the future holds for me (I have cancer for those that don’t know).

10. What is your favorite food?
Anything that’s sweet.

11. Can you sing well?
Used to, but since I lost half my lip with ACC cancer I cannot sing or laugh, but that does stop me from smiling.

My Nominees – Blogs I have visited recently and enjoyed

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows, comments, likes, or simply takes a quiet tour of my blog.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

Questions for My Nominees:

  1. Coffee or tea or mocha/hot chocolate?
  2. Why do you blog?
  3. How would you describe your sense of humor?
  4. What would your ideal day be like?
  5. Is there a specific thing you like to blog about?
  6. What was your favorite class when still at school?
  7. Could you live without your smartphone?
  8. Who is your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shout out!
  9. Do you have any pets?
  10. How would you describe yourself in just three words?
  11. What would you change about your life right now?

n.b.  If you prefer the questions asked of me or the random facts about me, please provide those instead.

There is never any obligation with my nominations.
If you’re unable to participate for any reason, please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation.

Two Mystery Blogger Awards

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Two Mystery Blogger Awards

My blogging friends Carolyn of ABC of Spirit Talk and Roopali at Empowering Soul has nominated me for the Mystery Blogging Award.

I have received many awards on WordPress but not this one, now in one day two lovely bloggers have awarded it to me.

My readers never know what I’m going to write about next, so this award is what I’m all about, I just blog about whatever gets my writing going, so it is a mystery I cover many subjects.

I try to continue the chain of awards as there are many new bloggers writing and it gives you my readers a chance to read new posts and find new followers.

Thank you Carolyn and Roopali, appreciated.

Thank you, Okoto Enigma, for creating this award!

The rules of this award are:

Display the award logo/image on your blog

List the rules

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator’s blog

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

Answer 5 questions from the nominator

Nominate 10 -20 bloggers

To begin: Three things about myself:

1. I broke my ankle about six years ago and now have a plate in it

2. In July I will have fourteen great grandchildren, very lucky Nana.

3. I have been living in town for fifteen months now, after living in the country all my life, have settled down nicely with my husband, it wasn’t easy, but with time everything is possible.

I’m using the question that Kitty gave Carol as I love nature and get a lot of satisfaction writing about them.

The questions Carol gave me I will post then for you to reply to.

1. What is your favorite bird? Song Thrush


Photo Credit – A Song Thrush family in a garden in New Zealand.

Waking up in the morning to a thrush singing is so pleasant, it makes my day.

Every night there is one on the back lawn having a meal of worms before darkness falls which is the winter now and is completely dark by 5.45pm.

For more information about the Song Thrush.

2. What is your favorite mammal?


Photo CreditDomestic goat family of a mother and her two-week-old kids.

I love all mammal as a farmer but I get the most pleasure working with the kids of goats and lambs of sheep, just watching them playing with each other. So beautiful.

3. What is your favorite fish?


Photo Credit – GoldFish. I have had many goldfish of all colors some with long tails some short, spend many hours watching them swim in our garden pond.

4. What is your favorite insect?


Photo Credit – Love all butterflies. Check out My HubPage Article about Butterflies.

5. What is your favorite plant?


Photo Credit. – Roses are one of my favorites, Check out My HubPage article about Roses.

Five questions for my nominees:

1. What is your most favorite hobby?
2. Do you enjoy cooking, or do you enjoy being cooked for?
3. Do you have a pet? Tell us all there is to know…
4 Your favorite movie is?  Why?
5.Music:  Hip Hop, JAZZ, Pop, Rock & Roll, Blues, Country, Classical, Disco, Opera and so much more. Which one/s do you enjoy the most?

My nominees are:  -Eirini  Lifestyle Blog of a Melbourne Girl  Intrepid8 – Exploring the Universe  Sarah is currently teaching English in China     Susan Witmer Miller interesting writer, nice photos  Snehdoshi is an Artist, check it out, interesting. Life of an Indian Girl   Shayra is very happy now has 100 followers. Check it out. Cassie is a young struggling mom with bipolar disorder   Divine Ardor writes very interesting poetry   Miriam shares thought’s poems travel and art

I don’t want anyone to feel they have to complete this task. I just want to share your blogs with the world.

One Lovely Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the One Lovely Blogger Award.

A huge thank you to Linda at UrbanPoetry2017 for the “One Lovely Blogger Award”.

She is currently composing a Poetry eBook: Bird on a Branch, a very friendly happy lady.

This is the third time I have received this award and I appreciate it, I have had his blog since January 2016, have 1027 followers, have posted 668 articles.

I’m continuing to accept these awards to carry them forward, as there are many new exciting bloggers around, and it is a way for them to meet new blogs and writers.


Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and links their blog in their post. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
Must add 7 facts about themselves.
Nominate  (up to) 15 people to do the award!


John and Elsie Hagley with our youngest great-granddaughter born July 2016
Facts About Me:

I would like to nominate 15 bloggers who deserve the One Lovely Blogger Award and are new followers to my blog.

I’m not imposing anyone of you to write a post but each one of you here truly deserves this beautiful award, I see so many neat blogs as I’m surfing around the blog world, all of you are worthy of this.

One Lovely Blog Award


One Lovely Blog Award

Hi, everyone! I am so grateful to be nominated, again, for the “One Lovely Blog Award.” Previously (last July 2016) I was nominated by Ismath.

Recently I have been nominated  by Sharon, she has served 22 years in the United States Air Force, a mother of three children,

She also teaches writing at a local community college.

Have a look at her blog I don’t think you will be disappointed, she covers a wide range of topics with her writing.

Also, she is a happy, very understanding person, I’m sure you will love her as I do, with that smiling face, she cheers my days.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and links back to them
  • Post about the award
  • Share 7-15 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 9-15 bloggers you admire and contact them to let them know.

Facts about me:

My zodiac sign is Virgo.

Enjoy writing and making friends all around the world.

I did hope to write a novel one day, not sure that is going to happen now.

For more facts

My Nominees – most are new blogs

Lindsaya nursing student with a beautiful daughter.

Alison – She wants to be a model

Lauryn – She writes about Beauty and Makeup

Sophie – 20-year-old law student from Scotland

Theekaleeful – Has Paranormal Experiences

Scattered Notebooks – she is currently working as a Network Technician

Deborah Chambers – A very sweet lady, easy to communicate with.

Cesar Away – Tips on working in the digital age

Ally – Welcome back, she is a nurse and educator, very sweet lady.

Himanshi Shukla – Bewildered person lost in her own world.

I don’t want anyone to feel they have to complete this task. I just want to share your blog with other bloggers. Happy days writing.