2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Sisterly Love Award


Renee at  http://randpphotoalbums.wordpress.com   nominated me for this award.

Renee is a lovely young lady with a deep love for horses and

also nature around her. She takes wonderful photographs.

Thank you Renee for nominating me.

Here are the rules for the award:

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

Here are some questions for me to answer:

1. What is your favorite color?  I love red, bright colors are my favorite anyway.

2. Your Favorite animal? Well I am an animal lover but dogs are my real favorite.

3. Your favorite non-alcoholic drink? In summer I am addicted to coca cola.

4. Facebook or Twitter? I have a facebook site just because my sister wanted to use it to play Farmville

5. Your favorite pattern? To doodle on paper and fill it up with color.

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Giving presents

7. Your favorite number? number 13 or 7

8. Your favorite day of the week? Mondays because then I can start work again.

9. Your favorite flower? Orchids

10. What is your passion? To be a good artist and animal lover

I am nominating the following blogs/ people for the award:

A word in your ear – http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/

aljaja – http://aljaja.wordpress.com/

Jenn – http://the-serenity-space.com/1197-2/

Lea – http://kirbysdawgblog.wordpress.com/

eat, travel, photograph – http://autumninbruges.wordpress.com/

Caladenia – http://madoqua.wordpress.com/

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Blog of the year 2012 award

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Coreen at http://pictureperfectmemoriesforlife.wordpress.com/

gave me this award.

Thank you Coreen this is wonderful.

Everybody must go and have a look at Coreens’s blog.

She takes the most beautiful photos and

posts them in color and black and white.

She is doing wonderful work with her blog.

This is how

Blog of the year 2012 works.

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 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 – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/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…


 Roly  http://comedyincrisis.wordpress.com/

TBM  http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/

Gerry  http://cobbies69.wordpress.com/



Jenn  http://the-serenity-space.com/


Award. Very Inspiring Blogger award (x 2)

Jennay at  http://adayinthelifeofjennay.wordpress.com/

Nominated me for the Very inspiring blogger award. Thank you so much Jennay I enjoy your blog very much everybody should have a look at this lovely lady’ blog.

Below are the rules for the Very Inspiring Blog Award so please follow carefully:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven more things about myself.

1. I love to have a Nanny nap at about 12:30 every day.

2. I make a point of it to go out with  our Time Bank ladies on a Wednesday morning for a cup of tea. (Getting to know each other)

3. Every Friday I enjoy going to the library for the It’s write easy session. (Also to get to know people)

4.  I still love my walks with Trompie. We are meeting another cat also who wants to chase Trompie every morning!

5. I do some gardening on a Friday morning in the Time bank veggy garden  (Also meeting other people)

6. I am often very depressed but try to go out and meet other new people.

7. Trompie is still my best buddy and companion.

I do not know 15 bloggers to nominate the award to. Really feel free to make use of this award to tell more about yourself. All of you have special ways of showing your posts and they are all wonderful.


I found the second person who nominated me for this award! It is Elisa from http://autumninbruges.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/news/

Thank you so much for nominating me. You have such an inspiring blog. I love to do the Music in pictures challenge every week. Everybody should have a look and join in the fun using music.


Awards: Mrs Sparkly”s ten Commandments award.

I am way behind with my awards. I’ve been busy doing all kinds of things. Today I decided it is going to be now or never.

The first award I was nominated for  is “Mrs Sparkly’s ten Commandments Award”. Cathy G nominated me and I want to say thank you Cathy for nominating me. You have a wonderful way of telling about her family. I recommend that everybody should visit her blog at http://cpgutierrez.wordpress.com/

Mrs Sparklys Ten Commandment Award

Cathy  nominated me for this award in August.

So the rules of the award are you must answer the following 10 questions, nominate some bloggers that you think deserve the award, and be sure to notify the nominees!  So here we go!

1. Describe yourself in seven words – hard working, animal lover, soft spoken, quiet,

2. What keeps you up at night?- Worries about by family and how they are

3. Whom do you aspire to be like? – my loving mother

4.  What scares you? – to be bitten or kicked by a horse

5. What are the best and worst things about blogging? – The best – I can create my post as I want it, I don’t have to listen to anyone criticizing or telling me what to do. Worst thing is that it sometimes feels like a waste of time because there are some many good blogs to read and I want to read them all.

6. What was the last website you looked at? – Madelaine  at http://imagesbymadelainecappuccio.wordpress.com/

7. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? – Think more positive about myself

8. Slankets yes or no? NO

9. What are you wearing now?  Denim jeans (Penny Coelen) striped red ,black and white t-shirt ,(and always my glasses)

10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you. Cathy does the most beautiful crochet work. She also writes the most wonderful things about her family and also uses old photos to explain her relationship to the people in the old photos.

I am going to nominate the following

Christine  http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/

Elisa  http://autumninbruges.wordpress.com/


R-e-a-l-i-t-y blog award

Wow, Thank you Jenn from http://the-serenity-space.com/1197-2/

for nominating me for this award. I appreciate it.


As with all awards, there are a few questions we are asked to answer by way of sharing a little more of who we are.

If you could change something what would you change?

To give young poor children a chance in live to develop to their full potential

If you could relive one day, when would it be?

This is hard, I would love to relive one day with my mother again while she was still in a mental state of knowing that she was loved by us.

What’s one thing that really scares you?

Reckless drivers scare the hell out of me!

What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it?

I am dreaming of my own small piece of land where I can farm with milk goats and breed dogs again. Maybe one day I’ll find my place to farm again.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

I do not really want to be  someone else. We all have different ways of living. Depending on how and where you grew up makes no difference to who you really are.

I am nominating the following bloggers for this award:

http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/ She writes the most awesome real live pieces

http://cpgutierrez.wordpress.com/  Interesting writing and photos on her family

http://randpphotoalbums.wordpress.com/  Beautiful photos of New Zealand and horses

http://cobbies69.wordpress.com/  Great variety of work

http://ceceliafutch.wordpress.com/  Wonderful photography

http://pollysspace.wordpress.com/ Lots of beautiful photos

http://roosdoring.wordpress.com/ Interesting places

http://wordswewomenwrite.wordpress.com/ Lots of interesting writing

http://madoqua.wordpress.com/ Travelled the world


One lovely blog award


Jen at http://the-serenity-space.com nominated me for the One lovely blog award.

Thank you very much Jen I appreciate it.

I already got nominated for this award 17

One lovely blog award

Posted on June 17, 2012 by 
All the information is there.
I am inviting anyone who is interested in this award to make use of it and you are welcome to give information about yourself and nominate others to make use of it.



Super sweet blogging award.


Last night I got a surprise! I Madoqua at http://madoqua.wordpress.com/ nominated me for the supper sweet blogging award. Thank you very much I appreciate it. She also has a very super sweet blog, you might as well have a peek.

Super sweet blogging award works like this:

Display the logo in your post.

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Nominate a baker’s dozen (13 other blogs) (see below)
Answer some super sweet questions
Thank and link back to the person who nominated you

The Super Sweet Questions:

1.  Cookies or cake?

Chocolate cake, yummy!

2.  Chocolate or vanilla?


3.  What is your favorite sweet treat?


4.  When do you crave sweet things the most?

Just suddenly it happens, any time of the day or night.

5.  If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

Crunchy- bunchy

My 13 nominees are:
















Tell me about yourself award

Some time back Colline nominated me for this award. Thank you so much Colline. Feel free to visit her blog. It is really an inspiring blog. A lot of  different subject are covered and all so well posted.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.  Thank you again Colline
  2. Write seven interesting things about yourself.   1. I am trying to fill up my days with making quilts for the craft market. 2. I love to take my early morning walks with my best mate Trompie.  3. I enjoy visiting friends and chat about anything that is a topic of the day. 4. I love my son and my dog dearly . 5. Animals are always part of my life. 6. I go to It’s write easy workshops to improve my writing, I enjoy listening to these older people’s stories about the past.  7.  I get easily depressed and use medication to help me. That is why I need to go out and meet other people. Blogging also helps me a lot to keep my mind busy.
  3. Choose seven nominees.  I am not nominating anyone. Feel free to use the award and tell us about yourself.