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.

Who I’am – #MyFirstPostRevisited


Who I’am#MyFirstPostRevisited

My friend Spearfruit was tagged by Tikeetha A Thomas Point of View to participate in the “My First Post Revisited Challenge.”

This challenge was started by blogger Sarah Brentyn over at Lemon Shark.

I was not nominated but that does not matter, I feel it is the time now for me to do this post, as I’m having problems to continue daily to write a new post, ( I now have 872  followers) my apologies to Spearfruit.

Here are the rules for this challenge –

No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)

Link back to the person who tagged you

Other rules –

Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)

Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.

Tag…um…five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.

Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).

Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.

Include “the rules” in your post.

My First Post Revisited –  Who I’m I


My name is Elsie Hagley.

Birthname – Olson.

Elsie Hagley
Elsie Hagley – Author of Ramblings of a Writer

Born 10 September 1940, at the Avon Maternity Hospital, Stratford, Taranaki NZ.

The doctor that delivered me was “Doctor Doris Gordon”, Author of “Back Blocks Baby Doctor”.

Have lived in Taranaki New Zealand 70 years.

I have one brother,

I had three sisters.

One of my sisters died in 2006 of Multiple Sclerosis

My Parents both past away in the 1970’s

I got engaged to my husband, after knowing him for six weeks.

I married aged 19 in 1959, at St Peters Vicarage, Palmerston North NZ.

My husband’s name is John Hagley

In eight years I gave birth to two daughters and three sons.

My youngest son Rodney was born in the same hospital as I was.

He was delivered by Doctor Ross Gordon in 1969 – One of Doctor Doris Gordon’s Sons.

All my children are still alive.

Played netball at school (but in the 1950’s it was called basketball).

Softball in school sports.

My favorite school subject was nature studies.

I never had a bike as a child, but I broke my arm falling off someone else’s bike.

I left school the day I turned 15, my parents had a wage earning job for me the day I left school.

My favorite flower is the red rose, but I love orchids.

I don’t like chocolate.

I’m addicted to cheese and banana sandwiches!

I don’t like spicy foods in my old age.

Prefer tea to coffee.

But I like a glass of water even more.

I like trying new foods.

I have a good all round weight about 50 kgs or 112 lbs, height 5ft 2 ins.

I am a happy person, most of the time.

I am not a TV addict.

I do enjoy reading a good book.

Like country-western music.

Enjoy watching sports, especially rugby and netball.

Would rather be alone with a good book than booze and party.

I enjoy a glass of red wine with my tea in the evening.

I love gardening

Was a grandmother when I was 38, a great grandmother when I was 64 years old.

I wanted to learn to play the piano but never did.

I can knit, crochet, tat and embroider.

Used to collect miniature ornaments.

I went out to work for 30 years during my marriage in the Ragtrade.

My husband and I had a dairy farm milking cows for 48 years, now we own a beef farm, fifteen years now, and still work it.

I love working with farm animals, and I am good at it.

I broke my leg nearly five years ago, now have a plate in the ankle.

Don’t like wet weather!
Love the summer free days and lot’s of laughter.

May 2015 I found out I had ACC cancer, had half my top lip removed, fingers crossed still.

I can spend hours on my computer as I love writing

I have never made much money on the internet, but I keep trying.

I am proud to be Elsie Hagley, a wife, mother, grandparent, great grandmother.

In Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings, and you were able to learn a little bit “About Me”, Elsie Hagley.

I won’t nominate anyone to participate in this challenge

I’m Thankful For Tag


I’m Thankful For Tag

I am so delighted to receive a tag from a very special friend, Erhynireh a blogger I meet through WordPress at the beginning of 2016.

We both have had our ups and downs but haven’t let the challenges in life get the better of us, we have just kept on doing what we enjoy doing, writing.

For the rules:

  1. List down three things you are thankful for.
  2. Nominate fellow bloggers to continue the TAG.
  3. Use a cool logo to match up with your even cooler answers.

My Answers

1. Most of all I’m thankful for my husband of fifty-seven years, when I have been down he’s always been there for me.

He is the best and only friend that’s stayed with me throughout of all the hurdles that faced me in life, that’s true love.

2. I’m thankful for all my writing friends which have followed me through my writing years on Squidoo, HubPages, and now on WordPress.

Blessings to you all.

3. I’m thankful for my family, and friends for all the blessings and kind thought’s I have had over the years that have kept me going, especially when I found out I had cancer, sad but it is not good for me, now two years later still going to the specialist, I have another MRI in August but I’m not very hopeful.

I have lived for seventy-six years, that a pretty good life. Now I count each day I wake up a blessing.

I’m cutting back on emails from WordPress and writing on my blog, as it’s getting very hard to concentrate because of the pressure in my head, but I will still be reading your posts on the WordPress Reader.

I would like to nominate everyone for this “Thankful for tab” because you all deserve it, but if any of you I haven’t nominated would like to accept it please do.

The Bag Lady

Reena Saxena

 Pancake Bunnykins

Deborah Chambers

Real Neat Blog Award


Real Neat Blog Award

I was nominated for a “Real Neat Blog Award,” thank you WhippetWisdom, it was such a pleasant surprise.

This nice lady has a couple of Dogs (That’s where the name of his blog comes from) that love playing on the beach.

Writes a lot of good poetry especially Haiku, check out her blog but maybe you are already following her.

Here are the rules for the Real Neat Blog Award:

  1. Post the Award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like and link to their blog.
  5. Let them know you nominated them by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the Seven Questions to answer

  1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?
    I have no idea. Maybe someone can answer this Question for me. (How do I find out)?
  2. What is your favorite sport or exercise?
    Rugby. Living in NZ, that’s what were the All Backs are, must back out boys, Ha Ha. Also WWE I watch it on TV as my husband is interested (if you can call that a sport.)
  3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016?
    When I shifted into my new house in town after farming in the rural area for 55 years
  4. What is your favorite quote?
    The lord is my shepherd I shall not want.
  5. What was your favorite class when still at school?
    Nature Studies.
  6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?
  7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?
    I have never played any but would love to learn to play the piano

My nominees for the award are:

Innervoice – It’s the music inside you- the sound of the soul.

She writes poetry, short stories, quotes something interesting for most bloggers.

Tasha was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 25 years old.

Now she is having radiation treatment for breast cancer, go and check her blog out you won’t be sorry a very bright and sparkly writer even with all the pain she is going through.

MsAudrey, I haven’t seen a post for a while hope you read this. love hearing what’s going on in Auckland.

Robin Baldwin – writes lovely poetry which I always enjoy reading.

I would love to add more but my head isn’t cooperating with me today (too much pain) going for my MRI on Wednesday can’t wait to get it over and sort out my face it is very numb (ACC cancer).

If you would like to have this award, let me know and I will add you.

I’m really 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

Thank you –Ismath for nominating me. It means so much to me! Please check out her blog she has an amazing site, her articles and poems are just so inspiring, she is very passionate about her writing.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them
  • 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.

I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.

Work thirty years in the RagTrade as a sewer, cutter and pattern grader.

Have been using a computer for fifteen years.

Didn’t own a cell phone until I was seventy-five.

Enjoy writing and making friends all around the world.

I hope to write a novel one day.

I have learnt so much about blogging using WordPress, thanks to all my new found friends and followers, special thanks to all here who have made WordPress a wonderful blogging tool.

My Nominees Are!

Heal the Soul Blog

Thistle Thought’s

Nocturnal Mom Talks

Slow But Steady Blog

Don’t Puzzle It

120 Fingers and Toes

Lucy Camp 2706

Kewan Blogs

A Solitary Philomath

Ms Audreyc

Abc of Spirit Talk

Serena Sinclair

Plate it up Recipes

I’m really not imposing anyone of you to write the post but each one of you here truly deserves this beautiful award.

Blogger Recognition Smiley Thumb Award


I was nominated for another award, thank you Erhynireh – Her Title line on her blog “Random Thought’s of a Sentimental Fool”, she may be sentimental, but she is no fool. She is passionate about her writing.

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Blogger recognition Smiley Thumb Award.

She actually awarded me with two in one award, I have separated them and have already done the “Bloggers Recognition Award”.

Now it’s time to do the “Blogger Recognition Smiley Thumb Award” looking for all those smiley faces that make reading blogs a pleasure every day.

So the rules are as follows:

1. Show your new cool award logo.

2. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3. Tell us what makes you smile.

4. Select other blogs you want to give the award to. How many is up to you.

5.  Copy and paste the rules.

What makes me smile?

The fact that I actually have my own blog and I’m actively writing most days makes me smile.

This nomination makes me smile, just looking at a smiling thumb.

Seeing the smiling faces in all my followers profile image.

The laughter of a baby,

Seeing someone returning a smile,

The sun shining on a cold wet day.

Hearing happy children playing

There are so many things that make me smile I could go on for ever. So I’ll nominate people now!

Whether you’ll accept the award or not, you’ll have made me smile, so thanks, I hope it makes you smile.

Thank you Erhynireh, I appreciate being nominated for this award.

Lord of the Trekkies

Ridiculous Bharath

Slow But Steady Blog

That Girl Nicki

Kewan Blogs

A Solitary Philomath

Ms Audreyc

Abc of Spirit Talk

Serena Sinclair

Plate it up Recipes

Justine Parages

Hurricane Kylee

Tawni Winns

Dream Katcher Blog

Suzanne Bowditch


I apologize if you’ve previously been nominated or have already received the Blogger Recognition Smiley Thumb Award, it goes to show that other bloggers love your smile.

Have a great day.