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Monday, 9 January 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award by Anne at miscellanees. Many Thanks to Anne for this award. I'm not at all sure of the awards thing because I don't think my ramblings deserve any award ;)

The rules for this one are to choose five other upcoming blogs with less than 200 followers for this award. And they, in turn pass it on to other 5 upcoming bloggers. Very difficult indeed, because the blogs I follow are pretty much well established in the blogland and are extremely talented writers or artists.

I'm breaking some rules here, seriously its very hard to follow all those. So, here goes my choices in no particular order. Please don't take offense as you guys are not new bloggers.

Sprinkles at wyldechylde - I love her blog because the posts are different and varied every time I visit her.

Red at Hiawathahouse - His blog has posts with a variety of topics, lots of real life stories and interesting day-to-day happenings.

Lisa at Where Peaceful Moments Flow.. - I just love the look and feel of her blog, very simple and elegant, the very pretty photos and the dreamy quotes that go with it.

Dave at Cimba7200's thoughts - He has been blogging since 2005 and I find his blog very interesting. He was the first blogger I followed. I stumbled on his blog accidentally and it was refreshing, laid-back and cool.

Hilary at The Smitten Image - I have broken all rules but I want to appreciate her excellent work in choosing POTW awards. Her blog has excellent photographs, even the mundane things turn into works of art and has led me to many versatile and beautiful places, excellent photo shoots and travels all over the world. Just a token of appreciation to keep up the good work!

I chose five, wanted to choose lots but thought I'd atleast stick to one rule. Please visit their blogs, in case you are not already following. You're sure to have a lovely time.

P.S. If you choose not to accept the award, no offense taken :)

Appended to initial post:
Please feel free to ignore the sodding rules :))


  1. Not something I go in for are awards. You desreve it and congratulations.
    PS. A good job I don't do awards as for some reason I never get offered them. Have fun

  2. I really like your blog :)


  3. Whew! I'm glad it was limited to blogs with fewer followers than I have!

    (That sounds hideously snobbish, but I long ago gave up accepting awards, and I wouldn't have wanted to hurt your feelings by declining. And you may not have been following me when I did accept them, so you may not be aware of what I used to do to people who gave them to me... if you'd like to see how lucky you were to NOT give it to me, go to...


  4. O.K. Suldog Point made!! NO AWARDS TO YOU!! :))) (I made a lucky escape. And here I was worrying about have to exclude some of the best bloggers.. he he Hilarious posts) I hope Hilary or the others don't share your love of awards ;))

  5. Adrian - Thanks!! I am seriously contemplating on giving you the "Travel blog" award!!

    Timon - Thanks!

  6. Ah Ruby, you're a gem. Oh.. yes by name and by character. ;) Thank you so much for this and especially for your very kind words. I will accept your award and display it in my sidebar slideshow with pride. I will, however break the rule to pass it along. I've chosen long ago not to do memes of this sort. My Post of the Week on Wednesdays are all that I can handle outside of my regular blogging schedule. I hope you understand.

    And you sure sidestepped a landmine by not including that Suldog guy. He's ruthless. But harmless and lovable. ;)

    Thanks again, Ruby. Much appreciated.

  7. It will be very interesting to read the blogs you present here. A bientôt!

  8. Congrats to you on a well deserved award! And thank you for passing it on to me. I'll post it on Friday.

  9. Thanks Sandy and Sprinkles!! Anne - they are excellent.

    Hilary - The memes are a bore. Please ignore them. If the intention is to promote other blogs or encourage, whoever started it could simply say so instead of all the questionnaire.. I think I should give Suldog some award just to see what bashing he comes up with. Or maybe not..

  10. Thank you Ruby for this , your kind words and being so thought full. Your kindness will not be forgotten. I have an award free blog and will always hold this dear and near to me.
    Have the most beautiful day. You sure made mine beautiful this morning.
    Thanks again.

  11. congrats on the award. thanks for the links. looking forward to checking them out...

  12. Congratulations on the award :)

  13. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Much appreciated. If I can discover how to put this on my blog I will. I've tried others and with my limited technical skill I didn't get there. I will have difficulty passing this on again because I'm not sure how it works.

  14. Thanks Ruby for selecting my blog. I like your blog too. - Dave

  15. Glad to gear that, Lisa!!

    Thanks Ed, Robin.

    Red, You can copy and insert the award image in your post and then choose blogs and leave a comment in their blogs of the award - Rules are a hassle and takes longer than actually writing a post but its a bit fun too :))

  16. Dear Ruby, congratulations on your award, you so deserve it.;) I follow both Hilary and sprinkles, so you have chosen well.;)
    Thank you so very much for your constant visits and very kind words. I am truly sorry for not returning them often enough, but be assured that your words always put a smile on my face.;)
    Have a great week,

  17. Thanks for your lovely comment Zuzana!!

  18. I think your blog both deserves the award and is suitable for it because I think that your blog deserves a wide audience.


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