Saturday, June 20, 2009


As if I wasn't bad enough at keeping in contact with my real life friends, I fear I am also a little remiss in keeping up with my blog friends. Many of you write long, well thought out, introspective posts that leave me breathless. Sometimes I save them to read later when I am not so breathless, and, well, forget. Sad, aren't I? Some leave me speechless, even. And I forget how to write out an inspired, well thought out, comment. So I leave it for a moment, and decide when I wake up from my nap - for I am always napping - I will be able to think clearer. Ha, I should know better.

Almost a month ago (yikes!) The Gossamer Woman herelf, Irene, presented me with a lovely award and ... I am finally getting around to posting it and passing it on.
I find it an amazing thing that people might be inspired by what I write, or want to follow my photoblog. Then, I have myself a stong coffee, or a stiff drink, and think: well, why not, for heaven's sake. So I am always grateful and just (deep breath, tearing up a little) so proud, when someone wants to bestow an award on me. For you see, I am actually very shy - I would be blushing in real life - but in the blog world, I feel a little less shy and (dare I admit) a little less boring.

Of course, I have been inspired by some pretty great bridge builders. It is a strange thrill when I 'discover' a new blog and read on to see familiar names in the comments, so I know that there I have found another connection, another link. An international bridge. So in true spirit of bridge building around the world, I'd like to pass this on.
So, copy and paste (or 'save picture as' and 'upload image') onto your blog, if you wish (no obligation) and if you'd like to share, please do.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need a few more winks of restorative sleep because I have a few more blogs to catch up on.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you - it's my first ever award! It just took me half and hour to figure out how to post it on my blog, but it is finally up now.

    The world of blogging really is lovely, isn't it? I've had so much fun in it, chatting about this and that, getting to know a few bloggers around the world, learning all kinds of useful (and useless) information. I think I'll stick around!

  2. Thank you indeed - I so enjoy your blog. I am amazed how my blog friends have grown and what lovely people they all are.

    Not that I'm amazed at the fact they are lovely - you know what I mean!!

    Thank you again!

  3. Aw, that's so sweet of you. Thank you - and it's well deserved going to you too - you do build bridges and forge links - shy or not! ;-)

  4. Hey, congrats on the award, and don't feel so bad. We're all guilty of that now and then. Remember what John Lennon said:

    "Life is what happens when you're making other plans."

    We all get wrapped up in the day to day.

  5. Congrats on the award!

    I've always enjoyed reading your comments, all the way from across the Atlantic.

    You made Canada very "real" for me,
    thanks for reaching out.

  6. I can totally see why you got this -- you have such an international array of readers. Thank you for passing it on! What an interesting award. Now I'll have to go and try to live up to it.

  7. Sanna, thank you! I am so touched that you find something inspiring or entertaining in my blog. I honestly can say that I feel the same about you and yours. I had no Canadian friends until you came along. Now I'm proud to call you my friend. XOXOXO

  8. You are all welcome. I am so glad to have you visiting me so faithfully. And enjoying yourselves while you're here.

  9. Peter: I am glad I can make it seem "real"!!

    Mr Nighttime: yes, I do get wrapped up... I know you are waiting for photos...

    Char: thank you. it is always good to see you here.

  10. Oh yes, you should always be relaxed about blogging - that's one of the many good things about it, no obligation, no timetable to stick to. We can all just write when we wish and visit and comment when we have time and inclination.

  11. Congrats on your well deserved award!


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