The WordPress community is my home away from home. It rewards me every day with inspiration, laughter, stories, camaraderie, wisdom and a glimpse into others lives. Occasionally I’m rewarded with award nominations.
Early June, Blessed with a Star on the Forehead nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award & Very Inspiring Blogger Award, at a time I’d accomplished the not-so-mean-feat of responding to a flurry of award nominations. I set the nominations with the kitchen herbs while I regrouped, and waving the watering can over them last week spotted new blooms. Check out Blessed with a Star on the Forehead, it’s a beautiful, entertaining, heartfelt blog.
Afterwards, I discovered in a jewellery box with Diamonds & Pearls, a Sunshine Award nomination circa mid June from Richard Guest. Richard’s images with clever commentary and song titles elucidate people and London.
Later, I extracted from my bookshelf in the holding spacefor her much anticipated novel, a mid-June vintage pick-a-box of award nominations from Robin Coyle – Kreativ Blogger, Reader Appreciation, Tag! You’re It!
Generic award posting rules encompass: acknowledge & notify the nominator; state a varying number of things about yourself; nominate similar number of deserving bloggers; and contact them to notify the nomination. Notifications I believe, have become quite unfashionable, and I do have my fashionable reputation to think of, so I’m hoping pingbacks will take care of it.
The blogs below, some nominated previously and some not, are deserving of all or any they choose of the above awards if they don’t have them already, or even if they do. Regardless, they are worth a visit.
Lastly, inspired by dodging commas‘ “I am” post, I’ve been playing with I am, and extracted a selection to cover the things about me feature of the rules.
I am from lives past and from eras not yet here.
I am from taupe paddocks and midnight blue mountain ranges.
I am from family loving, imperfect, loved.
I am from beliefs, grief and silence.
I am from provincial, industrious, commonplace culinary.
I am from tennis playing, town visiting, football barracking.
I am from beach walking, shell collecting, rock pool gazing.
I am from photograph album memories.
I am from sisters… finally.
I am from music on the radio, and books, endless books.
I am from reminiscing, stories, recipes.
I am from cat loving, dog devoted, missing.
I am from city, assimilated, animate, mundane.
I am from faith, tested, wavering and winning.
I am from true, tried undiminished love.
I am from words, images, ideas discovering.
I am from new world connected, wireless, timeless.
…You’re our reward
You’re our reward…