Premio Dardos Award

My blog coupremio-dardos-award3ld not have received a higher appreciation than being nominated for the Premio Dardos Award. Thank you Robin, your support and appreciation is a very kind gesture, one that would never rust with time. I’m humbled to be among the chosen 12 whom you selected to nominate for this award. For those of you who do not know her, Robin at witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com writes about anything she can get her hands on, turning it into a damn good read. I find her work sparkling with original ideas and always look forward to what she has to write about. Please pay her a visit, I’m sure you would find her blog as engaging as I do.

Here are my Nominees for the Premio Dardos award –

1. Aionios – Short, sweet, and heart felt poetry. She specializes in showing deep emotion through less words, a quality I admire

2. Leonard Durso – Some of the most moving poetry translations. Meet Leonard, a prolific poet himself

3. The Chicago Files – Kindness and love reflects in all that she writes. Her work brings a smile and brightens my day

4. A Curious Mind – A little bit of everything can be found on his blog. Some of the best poetry I’ve read, quotes that I couldn’t agree more with and music

5. Trini Lind – She is a freelance writer who also writes the most lovely stories for children and poetry that I find really heart warming

6. Erika Kind – Blogging quotes of kindness that touch humanity with ways to better ourselves

7. Gaelic Dreams – A very talented poet whose poems are a journey to read

8. The Mobius Strip – Poetry that reflects deep emotions through vivid imagery. Often unrhymed, but marvels at being rhymed as well

9. Weggieboy’s Blog – Dougy and Andy, his two fun and adorable cats who keep him on his toes are the stars of his blog. I find it most entertaining to read about what they get up to each day!

10. Cindy Knoke – For the most amazing and breathtaking photography

11. Omnipop – Sharing his opinion through the written word, he writes on matters one can strongly relate to

12. Yeoldefoole – One of the first poets I started following on WordPress. His work shows honesty and courage. He is a skilled poet of all styles of poetry. But he does write the most fantastic Ghazals, which are a treat to read

13. Gogyoshi – I didn’t know what a Gogyoshi was until I found Steve’s blog. His poems are real gems that provoke a moment of aha.

14. Permacooking – Sharing healthy recipes and useful tips on how to reduce food wastage and conserve energy.

15. The Fires Inside – An accomplished writer, whose poetry passes great feelings of life and often times inspiring

On a side note: it was nearly an impossible task to bring it down to only 15 out of all the amazing bloggers I follow. Please do not think nothing more of it.

The rules for accepting and passing along this award –

Please create a post thanking the blogger who nominates you, should you choose to accept, with a link to their site, followed by nominating 15 bloggers whose work you deeply enjoy. If you wish to paste the Premio Dardos Award image onto your websites you may take it from this post above.

That said, I do not expect you to create a post participating to pass this award along because I do understand blogging is just a small part of our lives which otherwise couldn’t have been any less busier. Also, many of you may not accept awards, which again is perfectly fine. I only wish to convey my sentiment that your blogs are noteworthy and I always look forward to reading what you have to say.

Liebster Award

Yesterday a friend and a blogger for whom I have great respect nominated me for the Liebster Award. Such appreciation of my work coming from a blogger I hold in high esteem means so much to me. I’m truly grateful for this nomination and for the way the blogging community has touched my life. For those of you who don’t know Dionysus Amber, she writes the most fantastic Haiku, Micro-Poetry and does a lot to contribute toward the freedom of Cetaceans and Orcas. You can find her here

Rules for the Liebster Award –Liebster Award Badge

  1. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the questions designated by the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  3. Place YOUR nominations for the Liebster Award! Nominate five (or more) other bloggers that have less than 200 followers. Make sure to notify them via comment/email, etc.
  4. Make up a set of questions for those nominated bloggers to answer.
  5. Display the Liebster award badge on your blog!

11 random facts about myself –

  1. I’m mad about Poetry and good Scotch
  2. My interests change without warning so you never know
  3. I know how to do things I’ve never done before
  4. My mind wanders more than I should let it
  5. I’m lazy and I blame the Internet for that (lol)
  6. I carry a small notebook wherever I go
  7. I enjoy Bob Dylan’s music the most
  8. I can’t drive
  9. My favorite season is Winter, Oh! How I wish it never ends
  10. I like comedy shows – The Office, The IT Crowd, Mr. Bean and Faulty Towers are my favorites
  11. Fast food is my favorite cuisine

My nominations for the Liebster Award are (In no order of preference):

Dionysus Amber

Fool’s Blog

Whisky Informative

Ravendelajour

Marcus

The Writing Aficionado

Cindy Knoke

A Curious Mind

Passion Through Poetry

Omnipop

I didn’t have my glasses on

Polly

Questions I was asked  –

My greatest achievement: My biggest achievement is yet to come

One change I would want to bring in this world :  To be more willing to change myself

My favorite music genre: Country, Rock, most of the 60s stuff

One cause important to me: Environmental conservation

My passion: Poetry

My favorite book: Trying to Say Goodbye by Adil Jussawalla, one of my favorite poets

My favorite quote: Live and Let Live

My favorite cartoon: Road Runner

My favorite piece of clothing: Winter Clothes

One funny habit I have: Remembering old jokes and then laughing hysterically, especially when I’m at work, and then can’t help but laugh more when I try to stop myself

My ambition: To own a basement full of nothing but the finest in single malt scotch  🙂

My Questions:

  1. Whassuuuppppp?
  2. If you were immortal for one day what would you do?
  3. If you could travel back in time, what age would you go to?
  4. What is your favorite food?
  5. Mountain hideaway or beach house?
  6. Scary movies or happy endings?
  7. If you could throw or be in the craziest party what would it be?
  8. What can you never get tired of doing?
  9. Do you have a favorite writer or poet?
  10. What’s the one belief you hold closest to your heart?
  11. Do you like answering 11 questions ? (lol)