Awards

I want to thank

Cee at Cee’s Photography

http://ceenphotography.com/

for nominating me for

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And also the

sister-hood-award

If it had not been for her blog I would never had an idea on what to blog about.

You really inspire me everyday when I see your blog and your challenge topics.

The Rules

  1. Provide a link to and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
  2. Answer ten 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 they have been nominated.
  5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

Questions

1. Your favorite color  : Red, bright colors

2. Your favorite animal  : All animals, my favorite ! DOGS

3. Your favorite non-alcoholic drink : Coca Cola

4. Facebook or Twitter  : Facebook

5. Your favorite pattern  : Flowing like water

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Both

7. Your favorite number : 13

8. Your favorite day of the week : Wednesdays – companion day!

9. Your favorite flower : Orchids

10. What is your passion? Taking macro photos!

I nominate the following blogs. They are all wonderful places to visit and enjoy. I also nominate these blogs for the Most Influental Blogger award too

http://roosdoring.wordpress.com/

http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

http://madoqua.wordpress.com/

http://madoqua.wordpress.com/

http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

http://wileyschmidt.com/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/

http://nowathome.wordpress.com/

http://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/

http://toortsie.wordpress.com/

I am also going to nominate the above blogs for the next award too.

most-influential

Woolly at

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/

nominated me for this award.

Thank you very much you inspire me also to keep on blogging.

The Rules for the Most Influential Blogger Award are: 1. Display the Award on your Blog. 2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you. 3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award. 4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment. 5. Answer each of the 11 questions that your awarder asked, and then write 11 for your awardees (or use the same ones up to you!)

1) What makes you happiest?

To know that my son is not far away from me.

2) Do you love the Oceans or Mountains more? 

Oceans. I always wanted to be near the sea.

3) What has been a special moment in 2013?  

My sister paying for my photographic course.

4) What’s your favourite quote.

Die appel val nie ver van die boom nie

5) Do you like yourself?

Yes.

6) Do you stay up till midnight on New Year?

Always

7) Something you wish could be done ASAP? 

Earn money(get work)

8)What was your favourite class when still at school?

Home economics

9) What musical instrument have you tried to play?

Organ

10) Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

Animal behaviour

11) Do you like to do Crafts, Drawing or Painting?

This is my best question.

I love crafts, drawing and painting

If anyone feels to make use of this award , feel free to do so. Each blog and blogger is special in his or her own way.

 

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It’s write easy : How I felt when I started blogging

 

Describe how you felt when you did something for the first time!

This is my subject for the next piece of writing for

IT’S WRITE EASY       August 16, 2013

 

My younger sister has been a blogger for many years. She is also an intensive Face Book user. I have never been that interested in the computer and also not in using the internet. My son moved to New Zealand in 2005 and I started using e-mails to keep in contact with him. At first it was not easy to do because I have never really been an active internet user.

I moved to New Zealand in 2009 and a new internet era started for me that year!

In South Africa my sister used my Face Book page to play games or ”farm” in my name. I am not interested in all these games so I did not mind. My sister kept on nagging me to start blogging. I tried it! I could not make a success of it. I was so nervous at first to click all the buttons and also did not know exactly what to do or expect. My sister kept on sending me information on how to keep going. I still could not do it. It just did not want to work properly. This blogging site she recommended was an Afrikaans one.

Then one day I decided: “ To hell, with my sister and this Afrikaans  blog! I am going to try my own way of doing it.” I went to WordPress and one, two, three everything was in place and running smoothly. I was happily blogging on my own.

Shows you when you want to do something it will happen. I am already blogging for nearly two years  now. Thinking back of my first time makes me feel very proud of myself, proving I can do some computer work on my own. I even had to show my son, who is an IT expert how to use WordPress and start his own blog.

 

A Bouquet of 3 Awards

Yassmine from http://yassminelnazer.wordpress.com nominated me for this awesome award.

Thank you Yassmine I am so honoured to accept these three awards .

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The  rules:

Display your award picture, on a blog post.
Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to them in your post.
Pass the nomination on to 15 blogs/bloggers that you have  recently discovered.
Contact the blogs/ bloggers, to tell them that you have nominated them!
Finally share 7 things about yourself.

Seven things about myself

1.  I love nature and  appreciate it every morning when I wake up.

2.  My body is telling me to slow down a bit but my brain does not want to accept it.

3.  I did not know that you could love a dog as much as I do Trompie at the moment.

4.  I am busy with a photography course which I really enjoy.

5.  I miss my family and friends in South Africa a lot.

6.  I have made some dear friends her in my new country as well as at Woordppress.

7.  I am thankful for my health and the way I can act and react to my neighbours and people around me.

15 bloggers I want to nominate are

http://wileyschmidt.com/

http://gobetweenflames.wordpress.com/

http://writetowag.wordpress.com/

http://unavistadisanfermo.wordpress.com/

http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

http://rolbos.wordpress.com/

http://adinparadise.wordpress.com/

http://acrossthebored.com/

http://madoqua.wordpress.com

The WordPress Family Award

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Brand new award from Shaun @  http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com  “I am part of the WordPress Family Award”

WILEY’S WISDOM

Wiley nominated me and my best buddy Trompie for the WordPress family award.

Thank you so much Whiley you are the best that came across my path. This is a fantastic and also inspiring blog to visit.

The following “rules” go with the award

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love

I now award 10 people for this brand new award:  

1.   http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/

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

3.  http://comedyincrisis.wordpress.com/about-sarchasm-2/

4.  http://madoqua.wordpress.com/

5.   http://www.ceephotography.com/

6.  http://asianartandquilts.com/

7.  http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

8.  http://glimpsesbymelanie.wordpress.com/

9.   http://pictureperfectmemoriesforlife.wordpress.com/

10. http://monahoward.com/

My special extra family award nominations go to

http://writetowag.wordpress.com/

http://kirbysdawgblog.com/

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.

 

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?

Chocolate!!!!

3.  What is your favorite sweet treat?

Crunchy

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:

http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/

http://comedyincrisis.wordpress.com/

http://monahoward.com/

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/

http://rondomtaliedraai.wordpress.com/

http://diggingher.wordpress.com/

http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/

http://homeofagizmo.com/

http://printsensephotography.com/

http://cobbies69.wordpress.com/

http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/

http://thismansjourney.net/

http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/

 

 

Sunday Post: DOOR

Very interesting subject this time. I never ever think of taking photos of doors. Browsing through my stuff I found two doors!

DOORS

We use doors to get in and out of a taxi.

Open doors welcoming you inside.

New to Word press? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in my Weekly Competition to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in 2012 Water Dragon Event. Everyone is welcome to participate, if your blog is about photography,Videography, Graphic Artwork Or Writing .

Here’s how the weekly photo Competition works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. Show the world based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Sunday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. Subscribe to jakesprinter so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

GET THE BADGE FOR YOUR IMAGE WIDGET….

Make sure to have the image link to http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/ so that others can learn about the challenge, too.

http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/sunday-post-door/

Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

by Sara Rosso on May 14, 2012

Photo courtesy of Sara Rosso

Blue. We’ve done red before, but what about blue? What do you associate blue with? The sky, the ocean…and what else? See how creative you can get with blue.

Share a picture that is BLUE with everyone! 

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/#more-6772

MY BLUE:

The photos tell the story about feeling blue and home sick

Then there is a BLUE car

And a BLUE flower

BLUE in the picture!