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Catching up on a few awards!!!

I must say with shame that some wonderful bloggers have nominated me for a few awards some time ago… πŸ˜€ & I have not yet accepted these rewards (&thus not yet given credit where its due)…. 😦 So today, I’ll be doing some catching up!!! πŸ˜€

I’m not going to stay true to the rules… I am going to combine these awards into one post – My way!!! I hope you enjoy these blog as much as I enjoy reading them!!! πŸ™‚

Firstly, thank you sooooooo much to Maxime from Mixxedtape & Leanne Cole from Leanne Cole’s Blog for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award!!! πŸ˜€ I am soooooo sorry that it took me this long to respond!!! 😦 Today Maxime tells us about the crazy things her cat does… & Leanne reminisces in black & white!!! πŸ™‚

Secondly, thank you so much to Impower You for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!! πŸ˜€ This is the first time that I have received this award, so I decided to do the 10 compulsory questions & then instead of sharing ten blogs I like πŸ™‚ – I’m only going to share a few!!! So please have a look at them all…. They really are worth it!!! πŸ˜€ **

Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite animal: Dog
Favourite number: 13 (No, it’s NOT an unlucky number!!! πŸ˜‰ )
Favourite non-alcoholic drink: 100% fruit cocktail juice
Facebook or Twitter? Used to Facebook a lot (not anymore), also have a twitter (although I don’t quite understand the “language” πŸ˜€ )
My passion: Photography
Getting or giving presents? Both… I love receiving just as much as I love to give!!!
Favourite pattern: Who on earth has a favourite pattern?? πŸ˜‰
Favourite day of the week: Saturday
Favourite flower:Β Oh my, there’s so many… I love a Tulip… Also crazy about a Daisy… Both so simple, yet soooooo beautiful!!!

My favourite Blogs (in no particular order) are:

Paris at my Doorstep

Totally Random Shez

This Man’s Journey

Photos from the Loonybin

Leanne Cole’s Blog

Duane Pandorf

Thirdly… Since I have already done a Versatile Award post, I tried to choose new blogs that I have since added to my favourites (so, if I haven’t chosen you – it’s not because I don’t love your blog anymore…. πŸ™‚ ) All my previous choices remain… So if you’ve missed my first round of favourites, check them out here….

Fourthly… I am awarding all these blogs with the Sunshine Award!!! πŸ˜€

Hope you enjoy my posts & the blogs that I have shared here today!!! πŸ™‚ **

Long Overdue!!! The Versatile Blogger Award goes to…

Quite a while ago I got an unexpected surprise!! When I logged onto my ‘baby’ blog I was nominated (twice) for a versatile blogger award!!! What an awesome feeling!!! I wanted to make this post special…. as I love to read blogs as much as I love that you guys are actually reading mine!!! For all you guys that don’t know what the Versatile Blogger Award entails (I had NO clue what it was when I was nominated!!!), here is the breakdown:

1. You must give credit to the person that has nominated you and create a link to their blog in your post.

2. You must create a list of seven things about yourself.

3.Β You must create a list of 15 blogs that you enjoy most and link to those as well. Then you must go and tell them you have nominated them.

Without further ado… here goes!! I hope you enjoy my twist… πŸ˜€ **

Marie Nagle Photography & The Making of a Southern GirlΒ both nominated me for the versatile blogger award!!! I am super thankful for it… I never expected anyone to enjoy my blog as much!! Thanks guys!! I am also avid followers of both these blogs… please press on a photo to check out some of their awesome posts!!!

Marie Nagle Photography – – –


& The Making of a Southern Girl – – –

Great photos right?? πŸ™‚ ** I hope that you had a look at these posts (if you are not already following these blogs!!)…


***7 things about myself?? Shhhhoooooeeeeeeeewwweeeee…. that’s quite a lot!! πŸ˜‰ – – – & this requires some thinking – – – πŸ˜€

1. I dream of someone who has got such a lot of money, that he/she is willing to pay for my (& he-who-thinks-he’s-boss) trips abroad – – – just so I can see the world and take photographs of all these places!! πŸ˜‰ I know I know…. dream dream dream!!! πŸ˜€

2. I prefer salt to sweet… but I do LOVE dark chocolate!!! πŸ™‚

3. I speak Afrikaans & English… but with my whole heart want to be able to speak Spanish & French!! I would be content in just understanding (&not speaking) as well!!

4. I don’t like to swim in the sea… I don’t like swimming in general!! (but at least I can!)

5. I take ages to read a book… not because I don’t like to read, but because it makes me sleepy… I read two pages and I c.a.n.n.o.t keep my eyes open!! Soooo sad!!! 😦 The book I’m currently busy with (so far on page 252 of 645) has taken me more than a month to get there!! Oi!! πŸ˜€

6. When I work, I work hard….. BUT…. I am very very lazy!! – – – & I’m ok with that!! πŸ™‚ **

7. Watching E! relaxes me!! There’s just something about watching rich-dumb people that is super relaxing!!! πŸ˜€ Maybe it’s because I feel better about myself… but I enjoy it!!!

Wow!! 7 at last… that took effort!! πŸ˜€ **


*** Lastly I would like to share with you my top blogs (in no particular order – – – so no numbers!!)

A Casual Notebook – A Writer…. & I am besotted on his stories of Spain & his life!!

Astrawally – Photographer… caught my eye with this awesome pic!!

Daily Photo NZ– A pic a day… such creativity & recently one of his photos was chosen to get published in a magazine – – – check it out here – – – > June 21: Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament HDR

HDR Shooter – Super awesome & superbly beautiful HDR photographs!! Really worth a visit!!!

Make Haste Slowly – Travel blog…. need I say more?? πŸ˜‰

Martina Cross Images – Professional photographer!!

This Man’s Journey – The island traveler sums it up!! Great stories – – – Great photographs!!!

Press Play – Writer of just about anything… & traveler (soooo lucky!!) recently travelled to the greek islands….. Go and read her great stories and experiences!!! Very entertaining!!

Alex Frank Photography – Experimenting with new techniques all the time & then shares his set-ups, findings & of course photography!!!

Lesley Carter – I have not been following Lesley for long, but I am already addicted to her traveling stories and extreme adventures!!

Me with my Camera – Photographs… a lot of the times with a suitable quote!! (& I love quotes!! πŸ™‚ )

Usinglight – I just love colour & interesting angles…. this blog has just that!!!

Draw & Shoot – Very creative & truly beautiful photography!!

John Stirling Photography – He is new to the blogging world…. but he has been at photography for quite some time!!! Definitely worth a visit!!!

Distan Bach Photography – I just love love love his photography!!! πŸ™‚ **


***Well, this concludes my awards post!! I hope you enjoyed it!! & I really do hope you take a minute to look at these blogs!!! You will not be disappointed!! πŸ˜€ **




New Year Summer Sky 2010/2011…

When I came onto wordpress today I found two very interesting comments… I’ve been nominated (twice πŸ˜‰ ) for a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I am soooooooooooo surprised and flattered!!! – – – Thank you sooooo much!!! – – – So…. Keep a lookout for my post (which will follow super soon!!!) the keep this ‘Award’ circulating!!! πŸ™‚

For today I am staying true to my challenge and posting a photo that I haven’t edited at all – – – except for putting my watermark on it!! – – – πŸ˜€ This was taken on New Year’s eve 2010/2011 on a farm just outside of Pretoria (my hometown!!) It did rain that evening (like almost every New Year πŸ™‚ ) At least I love that!!! πŸ˜€ **

Let me know what you think!!! πŸ™‚ **