5 awards

Thank you dear Sweatness! I’ll answer this as alwaying in Monday’s just a not, hope you don’t mind! 🙂

That Montreal Girl

A big thank you to Shaun at http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/5-award-for-the-price-of-one-easy-award-to-do/ for nominating me for these awards. I did tell him it was not necessary, but he insisted. Who am I to argue?






The Rules: VERY EASY!!

1-Display the award logos on your blog/ site.

2-Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.

3-Nominate as many bloggers as you like.

4-Let your nominees know via a comment on their post.

And my nominees for these awards are as follows :













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Just a Note: 17 June 2013


Hello World!

Summer is here and so, the heat is making itself felt when just a week ago I was still running around in a hoody or a sweater!  However summer also means traveling and getting out more, and alas, less time for blogging!
It’s a good thing I’m an early riser or there would probably not be a Bastet and Sekhmet blog to read!  One of my bigger blogging problems, is convincing my hubby that blogging is in fact a form of art!  Well, I think he’s convinced on that point now, but he’d prefer to see me away from the computer when he’s up and about!  Three months or so ago, I read a blog at Blogher that spoke of the problem…I think the title went something like: Does Blogging Create A Problem In Your Family, and I guess I’d have to answer; YES!  Alas such is life.  But of course, he’s not all wrong, it is summer and I should be out walking and sunning and not sitting behind a monitor. So a little time organization is required here to see how to save “goats and cabbages” as the Italians say…that comes from a little word game by the way:  How can you in three trips take your goats and cabbages across your tiny row-boat without losing both.


award collage

Thanks to Belinda at Busy Mind Thinking for her nomination of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  Now she is a lady who is an inspiration to us all and I feel privileged to be nominated to her.

I must also thank Patty from Petite Magique for her nomination of the Rose of Kindness Award!  To receive this nomination from such a kind person herself leaves me without any other words than a sincere, thank you Patty!

A new exciting and earth-shaking award has been created by Sahm King at The Arkside of Thought its: The Friggin’ Awesome Blogger award, from now on FAB award.  Here is the award of all awards for the blogger of all bloggers…and I thank him for his nomination.  This I consider also a prompt, so I will write an individual piece to extol that FAB blogger that is me!

I don’t usually nominate people individually…that is not because I don’t have or can’t think of specific persons to nominate.  My problem is TIME, and you need time to go to bloggers and nominate them one by one, linking etc.  Time I do not have!  So, please, please forgive if I don’t name you one by one.  You are all great bloggers!  I have a category dedicated to Awards…go have a look and feel free to choose one for yourself and post back (ping-back) to me that you have done so…easy no?


Blogging takes you not only into your own mind and soul, but sometimes it takes you into the mind and soul of others…which if you think about it is not really odd.  As Charles wrote in his poem: Unseen Friends:

They live close to our heart
Though we have never met
Friends from the ether
Connected by words
Read off the screen

And so it is!  The WordPress community life, something I personally wasn’t expecting, gives us not only a wonderful opportunity to blog with visible responses, something that doesn’t always happen blogging individually, unless of course you’re already famous, but it also creates friendships and alas clashes.  It’s a real world, even though we may never meet the people we speak to daily face to face.

This week was a bit of a roller coaster for me.  A blogging friend disappeared without a clue (he later showed up to comment one of my poems about him) and a dear lady shared with us her health problems, for which I hope she will soon find a cure.  Others have had problems with their book sales, others share their perplexities about love, anger, racism and well life .  It’s not Facebook atmosphere that’s for sure!

My blogging buddies from Cranky Caregiver to Barb Taub in the short story range onwards to Lilith Colbert, MT Blu, Belinda, Sahm King and Shainbird for Poetry and Sweetness 6645, Frizztext and Judith at Sustainabilitea for photography plus Patty, Charles and Eric in general as well as others I’ve not named but whom you can see on my posts through their messages, all give me a wonderful feeling of encouragement to keep this blog running.  You all deserve some special award, maybe the Encouraging Commenter Award!

This Week

To tell the truth, I don’t have anything special planned for this week…I’d hope that everyone will have a look at the Photo Comment I made yesterday about the adventure I had in Padova entitled: Photo Chronicle – 1387 etc it was a great trip and I took oodles of photos only a small portion of which was posted in that service.

Last week I tried my hand for the first time writing an Epic Fantasy entitled. Grace’s Cove and I think I want to try another, well not quite the same thing, but in the same ambiance.

Lilith at We Drink Because We are Poets gave us 3 photos from which to choose to inspire ourselves, I chose the kitten.  The story I wrote met with mixed results. It seemed to me that letting a bird be eaten by a kitten somewhere in the world did not meet with enthusiasm.  But in my opinion, as the song that was attached to that kitten was about a crazy lady who eventually ate a horse who “died of course”, I felt that death was actually the main subject, hidden behind a nonsense song and a cute kitten.  I later wrote an alternate ending so each reader could choose which one was to be preferred.  I asked that a comment be made to explain the reader’s choice…none was forthcoming…sigh.  The title of the story was: The Kitten’s Tale. Oh!  what I was going to say is that I’ll try to write a story for the other two prompts!  🙂 got lost there for a mo’ .

Ok everyone…hope you have a wonderful blogging week and write lots of fantastic posts!  I’ll be waiting, with my arms akimbo as I look over the valleys and rivers here in Arco, imagining what you all would think or write if you were here with me!

Arrivaderci until next week!


Awards Galore!

Yesterday evening when I finally found a little time to stop by WordPress to at least look at my notifications, I was surprised by two posts I’d received from Lisa Elkskeravid from Norway.  They are in fact the Award nominations divided  that in two posts she’d sent me for a  total of 13 awards (some repeated)!

For this award I said: Fortell meg kjære man velge hvilken pris å svare snakke om? Jeg har aldri sett det gjort på denne måten, er det nytt for meg! :-) Takk for at du tenker på meg!
And she replied: 😃Er en Bislett av nominasjoner💗Du skal kopiere alle på siden din og svare på spørsmål linke tilbake til den som har nominert deg og nominere 17 stykker💗

http://lisaelskerarvid.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/more-awards%f0%9f%92%97%f0%9f%98/  For this award I said:  Gratulerer for din nominasjon og du er så sjenerøs! Tusen takk for oversettelse! ;-) Jeg vil snakke om denne måten å gjøre tildelinger i nyhetsbrevet mitt på mandag.

These are the rules for the 7 in 1 award:


The rules for this 7 in 1 Award are easy: (love easy!)

1-Answer the 10 random questions.

2-Nominate 10 other bloggers for the Award and link their blog sites.

3-Notify the bloggers of their awards.

4-Ask the award winners to answer the 10 questions when they accept their Award.

Svar på spørsmål😃
1-Do you have a goal in life? –

2-City or Countryside? –

3-What was the last word you looked up in the dictionary? –

4-If you had a time machine where would you go? –

5-Pirate or Vampire? –

6-Are you easily satisfied or do you keep working to obtain something? –

7-Sweet or Savoury? –

8-Do you believe in Karma? –

9-Which is your favorite Comedy film? –

10-Fantasy or Sci-fi? –

Oversatt til Norsk😃

1-Har du et mål i livet? – og alltid være lojal, trofast, vennlig og snill mot alle💗

2-Byen eller landskapet? -landskapet🎀

3-Hva var det siste ordet du så opp i ordlisten? Lenge siden så husker ikke😃

4-Hvis du hadde en tidsmaskin hvor ville du dra? Et sted hvor alle var venner og lykkelige 💗

5-Pirat eller vampyr? – Vampyr😜

6-Er du lett fornøyd eller gjør du jobber hardt for å få noe? – Jobber alltid hardt

7-Søte eller krydrede? – Søtt😘

8-tror på Karma? -Nei😜

9-Som er din favoritt komedie film? -Dum og Dummere😍

10-Fantasi eller Sci-fi? – fantasi😘

De jeg vil nominere💗😘😘 fler enn jeg skal😜

There were no rules etc. on the first post with the nomination of another 6 in 1 awards.

Ah…you think I speak Norwegian… 😉 no, I know how to click Google Translate!

award collage

About Lisa

I met Lisa on my Front page…and it was an interesting opportunity for me to use Google Translate!  Lisa in fact always writes in Norwegian, and why shouldn’t she, she’s from Norway!  We Anglophones have a tendency to think everyone should slog it along writing in English, and we rarely even bother to to read or reply to someone who answers our questions in their own language.  Some in fact I’ve read find it suspicious that people do comment in anything but English.  I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) and many of my students are quite proficient readers…but have difficulties writing our language…and they are also afraid of embarrassing themselves.  So, in the era of the computer and internet…why not read those wonderful comments in Norwegian, Chinese, Italian or whatever that comes our way?  Just a though.

Back to the awards

Anyway…I’ve just “collaged” the awards from the two posts of nominations into one huge award.

I’ve found that there are mixed feeling towards awards.  Many people either ignore them, or feel obliged to follow the instructions to the letter (which can be very time-consuming, I’ve found).  And other’s still make a block post with all the awards they’ve acquired over a period of time and then nominate the whole blogging world, or their community, the way was new to me…

I’ve chosen to nominate all my community friends as the best way to administer these lovely and troublesome blogging awards because:

1.I had a very disconcerting reaction not long after I had begun blogging because of awards.  In fact two of my nominees were in clash mode.  It put everyone in an embarrassing situation.  On the same line, several people whom I’ve personally nominated have replied that they prefer not to be so, and have been put into an embarassing position having to do so.

2. I don’t like chain letters.

3. They are terribly time-consuming and it takes away from my limited time resources for writing and posting photos.

4. I don’t like answering the questions etc. that these awards usually have tied to them.

5. I like an uncluttered page.

So, as much as I appreciate being complimented with a mention for an award…and it’s a nice feeling to be smiled upon by my fellow bloggers I assure you…I will not nominate any single person for this massive award, but I will once again nominate my fellow bloggers and my community friends.

There are those who really deserve awards…so please feel free to accept and follow the rules for this and other awards that I have dedicated to you all…I mean, If someone has created a way to answer various nominations creating a super award…why not reply with massive acceptances!  😉

I would love to hear some comments on what you all think about my idea and about awards in particular.

Have a wonderful day everyone and happy blogging!




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