Awards a mucho grando and appreciato!

I have fallen slightly behind with things, what with being embroiled on two challenges and having a holiday I have been unable to reply to any nominations, 7  to be precise, so  it is without further ado I present them to you now.

First however I would like to say to my nominees, if you are a no awards blog etc, please do not take offence if I still nominate you, I don’t expect even a reply, let alone a continuation of the nomination, I respect everyone’s decision to do this or not.  The same goes for if you have lots of the same award already that’s fine, you can have multiples, or decide not to do anything with it, there’s no time limit on replying if you do, please just take it as my way of saying “I think your great” 🙂

I will also nominate probably not the number stated, just because of the number of awards I have here to give….

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Sunshine Award ~ from Aditi & Nikhil from confusedbawarchis blog on 14th March 2014

~ I met Aditi & Nikhil, who are yummy foodies,  through the Novice Gardener and her Fiesta Friday parties, which is great fun I might add, the more the merrier, IT HAPPENS EVERY FRIDAY, BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

So, the rules are pretty easy for this one. If you do accept the award then:

  • Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post and/or on your blog;
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you & thank them
  • Answer the  questions the award presenter has set for you;
  • Present the  award  to the blogs that you enjoy (preferably those who haven’t already received this award);
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog  and link their blogs on your post; and
  • Create 10 questions for your awardees to answer.

Please see below right at the end of this post for 10 easy peasy questions posed to my nominees, hehe, gives mischievious smile…

Questions posed to me to answer:

If you could have just about anything to eat in one day without having to feel guilty, what are the top 5 things that you would eat?

I would eat chocolate with rock salt and caramel, a thai meal not too hot, prawn crackers and wrapped prawns in a sweet chilli sauce, oh my I think I might be a bit full up by now right?

What is your favorite post that you’ve written?

That changes all the time, I generally like the Fiesta Friday posts I write as there is such a great group of people who join this and comment.

Chocolate or chili?

Chocolate

If you were to go on any reality TV show, what would it be?

I so wouldn’t go on one, oh yes I would I would be the presenter of Get me out of the Jungle as I would love to be the evil person making everyone to disgusting and terrifying things!  Yah right?

Other than blogging what do you do in your free time?

Play with my kids when they let me, go for walks and take photographs, sometimes bake and have explosions in my oven!  I am pretty boring really.
Pink or Black?

I’m quite fat at the moment so it has to be black
What was the last thing you googled?

Whats google?
How would you like it if you had no phone and the internet for a day?

Bring it on!
What is your opinion on selfies?

Why?
Where are you taking your next holiday?

Hopefully touring around Britain yay!

My nominees for the Sunshine Award are:

Cee’s Photography – The reason i chose this blog is because until recently I had no idea that Cee hosts such amazing challenges.  I know how much hard work these challenges are and it brings a smile to my face that she is so selfless to create these events for other to enjoy.  She also shares her knowledge with her photography in helpful hints, another generous gesture.

Tell me about it! – I met Michelle recently through Traces of the Soul.  Michelle posts regularly such wonderful graphic images which she does herself from scratch with beautiful gentle words that make one smile or think for the day or minute that you read them.  Do pop by and say hello, she is also great to chat to.

Writing while winening – I will put this simply, she is a great writer.  Not much more need be said than, don’t miss out, pop by say ‘hello’ and immerse yourself in her wonderful words.

 

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Versatile Blogger Award from FarmerFarthing on 20th March 2014 who is just fandabbydosie, go pop by her blog and get some great reads!

So, the rules are pretty easy for this one. If you do accept the award then:

  • Include the Award icon in your post and/or on your blog;
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you & thank them
  • List 7 random facts about yourself
  • Present the  award  to the blogs that you enjoy (preferably those who haven’t already received this award);
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog  and link their blogs on your post;

Apparently I must divulge 7 odd things about me, please see these hidden secrets of mine right at the end of this post!

My nominees for the Versatile Blogger award are:

Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library – all I can say is wow, she is a prolific blogger, writing poetry, free verse, Japanese poetry.  She has been a great support in this realm also, always ready to give advice to anyone and hosts challenges, what a fantastic blog.

Laineyrain – Her tag line says it all, creativity, cats and tea LOL.  Lainey is a soulful gentle character and I love her to bits.  She is hugely versatile a real creative soul, she can set her hand to anything but what I like is that Lainey always shows a little bit of uncertainty, not quite sure how she will be received in some of her creative arts and this i love, because to me this is how an artist should be, ever striving to be appreciated.

 

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So, the rules are pretty easy for this one. If you do accept the award then:

  • Include the Award icon in your post and/or on your blog;
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you & thank them
  • Give 3 examples of things you would like to see changed in the world
  • Present the  award  to 5 blogs that you enjoy (preferably those who haven’t already received this award);
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog  and link their blogs on your post; and
  • (optional, hey you know me by now right??) Donate the equivalent of $10 to a charity of your choice (optional because I can not check it, however it would be HIGHLY appreciated

Three things I would like to see changed about the world

  1. Religious enlightenment for all
  2. World peace for all, actually if the above ie first one happened this one wouldn’t be needed most likely
  3. The ability to eat what you like when you like, not get fat but yay get fit!  That’s my sensible answer!

My nominees for the Howler Award are:

  1. Martha0stout – Martha I have known a little while now.  She always has been a great support to me with my Chronic pain and has her own pains to deal with.  She writes beautiful poetry and is so open with the way she feels both emotionally and physically, it is something to cherish.
  2. Farmer Farthing – Samantha could fit the criteria for nearly all these awards, but I am giving her this one, because as well as being versatile, being entertaining, she also has been a great blogging friend and opens up her world for everyone to see, to learn from and share her woes and highs, this I think a real treasure.  She also writes amaaaazing short stories in installments which keep one waiting with anticipation for weeks until the next one.

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 Sunshine Award & WordPress Family Award from ivymosquito on 23rd April 2014 who is a versatile fun blogger, someone always to go and say hello to, so go on then! 🙂

So, the rules are pretty easy for this one. If you do accept the award then:

  • Include the Award icon in your post and/or on your blog;
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you & thank them
  • Answer the  questions the award presenter has set for you;
  • Present the  award  to the blogs that you enjoy (preferably those who haven’t already received this award);
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog  and link their blogs on your post

I didn’t seem to get any questions posed to me upon receiving ‘The Sunshine Award’ nomination, cries and sobs, probably because I talk to much and no one has any interest in anything else I have to say!  🙂  You will find nominations for this award at the top of this post on the other ‘Sunshine Award’

My nominees for the WordPress Family Award are:

Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog – Mara is the Social Media Queen, she is a regular butterfly around the circuit, if she doesn’t know something she always knows how or where to find it and has helped me out numerous times.  She also has a fantastic blog, posting daily, lovely pictures and has an ironic & sardonic wit which I love.  She’s also my fiance of course, grins.

One Cool Site – by Timethief, oh my her techy and wordpress knowledge is insurmountable it blows me away and she has on many an occasion helped me out as many many others.  You really need to follow her blog.

However in my usual style those that were nominated for the ‘Sunshine Award’ dont get to get away without having questions posed to them, please scroll to the bottom of this post to see your questions, hehe…

Description of WordPress Family Award:

Award Description:
“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award.” 

So, the rules are pretty easy for this one. If you do accept the award then:

  • Include the Award icon in your post and/or on your blog;
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you & thank them
  • Answer the  questions the award presenter has set for you;
  • Present the  award  to 10 blogs that you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog  and link their blogs on your post; and
  • Create 10 questions for your awardees to answer.

Please scroll right to the bottom of this post for the 10 questions I deliciously pose to my nominees

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Dragon Loyalty Award from Lori from Creating Beauty in the Kitchen on 24th April 2014, Lori is such a down to earth kind generous soul, she is also a great cook even if messy in the kitchen.

So, the rules are pretty easy for this one. If you do accept the award then:

  • Include the Award icon in your post and/or on your blog;
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you & thank them
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself
  • Present the  award  to the blogs that you enjoy (preferably those who haven’t already received this award);
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog  and link their blogs on your post;

Traces of the Soul – Oliana I have known a while now and another person that I always look forward to seeing what she has to say.  She is a gentle soul and it’s been an honor to have such an insight in to her person through her words including poetry.  But more than this, she always has time to speak with me, we have had some yes sensible chats and she always treats me with kindness and provides support.  I know she doesn’t support awards, but this dragon award cannot skim by her, I have to nominate her for her loyalty 🙂

My Love Affair With – my BFF and yes she doesn’t accept awards either, sighs LOL.  I do pick them right?  Anyway apart from her neat and precise blog, yes you know when she ‘does’ post something you want to read it, it will normally be something with a small punch to make one think, which is great isn’t it?  But apart from this she gets the Dragon Loyalty for being my BFF.

Please scroll right to the bottom of this post to see the 7 very uninteresting facts about myself, grins

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Beautiful Blogger award from Nancy from Feasting with Friends on 4th May 2014, now Nancy is a fab cook you really have to go and see her mouthwatering dishes.

So, the rules are pretty easy for this one. If you do accept the award then:

  • Include the Award icon in your post and/or on your blog;
  • Add the link of the award presenter’s blog who awarded you & thank them
  • Share random facts about yourself
  • Present the  award  to 6 blogs that you enjoy (preferably those who haven’t already received this award);
  • Notify the awardees by leaving a comment on their blog  and link their blogs on your post;

My nominees for the Beautiful blogger Award are:

Dot knows! (elleturner4) – I always get very jealous of Elle’s photos especially the bird ones, she has an amazing ability to get these feathered friends, of whom always fly away when I try to take a snap, you will also find some humour to keep you occupied, she recently had some Thai Chi pigeons, you really must take a peek at them, it made me laugh so much.

Patty Nguyen – I met patty through the Fiesta Friday, she is an amazing cook.  I always used to look directly at her cooking recipes and not until recently saw the rest of her blog but when I did I was absolutely stunned.  It is the eiptome of beauty, her photographs are stunning, every time she posts a photo I am blown away, really you have to go and take a look, if anyone would inspire one to take up photography she would.

Helen Midgley – she is the most beautiful poet, I adore seeing what she has to say.  I have to say I didn’t realize how much I loved poetry until I met Helen.

Please scroll to the bottom of this post to see the random facts about myself which really are not terribly interesting at all and will just show me to be a rather boring person in fact.

So to make this a little easier on myself as some of the questions and things one is meant to do for these wonderful nominations is repeated I shall state 10 random facts about myself for those who really really do want to know them, haha..waits to hear the sounds of feet running….away!

10 random facts about myself….(now please bear with as I am trying to dredge up interesting things from my mind as I have answered this before and don’t want to repeat hehe…

  1. I always wanted to buy and learn to ride a Ducati motorbike and roar down the street frightening little old ladies 🙂
  2. I always thought when I was older that I would end up living in a farmhouse, not a working one of course, far too much hard work.  With a beautiful courtyard and lots of animals, I have never been a minimalist modern type of person.
  3. OK this is weird, I used to tell my mother about some place she used to take me as a child where soldiers were fighting with canons etc, horses, like a reenactment, but she told me that she had never ever taken me to a place like that, no one else had so what was that?  A memory from a past life or something?
  4. I could eat chocolate with caramel and rock salt until I was sick
  5. When I was younger, I could never eat anything acidic, ie marmalade on toast before drinking something otherwise the top of my mouth would go tight and have a horrible sensation and lots of small little ulcers would form instantly all about my tongue, err yuk I know, but i put up with it as a child, never said anything and now I realize it must have been allergic reaction.
  6. I am allergic to MSG if I have too much ie in Chinese food it makes me feel like I am drunk and the room spins.
  7. When I used to dance, I used to go in to a world of my own, I was someone else, some famous amazing dancer, I was actually in reality probably really embarrassing myself, but I really didn’t care, I could dance for hours and just enjoy it.
  8. Riding a horse used to be my avenue of keeping my sanity, I am sure that is why I am so absolutely insane now as I havn’t done it for years nor can do so unfortunately, it is on my hit list, yeh right..we shall see.
  9. My front lower middle tooth is chipped after playing with my mothers grandson, I had a piece of sellotape, holding it tight between my two hands and he was dropping a brooch of a sword with snake wrapped around it.  It would fling off in to various directions and it was great fun until it flung in my mouth and whhoooopeee half my tooth came out, never had it fixed, didn’t see the point.  Imperfections are characterful right?
  10. I usually prefer the company of men than women, I find groups of women intimidating, maybe its having been to a Convent school or something.  I am getting over it LOL xxx  However on the blogosphere this does not affect me AT ALLLLL!

 Here are my 10 questions for the relevant awards to be posed to my nominees, hehe..grins evilly

  1.  Do you think the afterlife exists and why?
  2. What’s the biggest personal change you have ever made?
  3. If ghosts can walk through walls and slide down stairs how come they don’t fall through the floor?
  4. Why is yawning contagious?
  5. Where would you go in a time travel machine?  Would you stay?
  6. What do you most regret and wish you could re-do?
  7. How do you feel right now and what are you thinking about?
  8. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
  9. What’s one of your favorite habits you have?
  10. What is your favorite part about today so far?

So now I am taking an Award siesta until the end of this month LOL, I need to catch up with myself after challenges etc and spend this time starting to write what I originally wanted to write, which was so long ago now I have forgotten what that was!

© Justine @ Eclecticoddsnsods.com

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  66 comments for “Awards a mucho grando and appreciato!

  1. ardenrr
    May 5, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Thank you so much for this! Yay!! 🙂

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    • May 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

      haha i am so glad your glad, i wasnt sure if you accepted awards, no idea why i thought that, big huggles xx

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  2. May 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Wow! Look at all the awards you’re racking up! Congratulations are in order!

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    • May 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

      hah excuse for champagne or wine? x

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      • May 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

        Champagne, wine, and beer, maybe vodka.

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        • May 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM

          Ohhh, this sounds like a party! A little Monday Madness, perhaps? I’d love a sip of this or that!

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        • May 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

          Haha trying to get me drunk huh? X

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  3. Lainey
    May 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Wow – that’s a lot of awards there! Can’t think of anyone more deserving. Will check everyone you nominated out over the next few days (and thanks for nominating me!!!) 🙂 xx

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  4. May 5, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Thank you for the amazing write up and the award!! I’m honoured 🙂 xxx

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  5. May 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Holy Moly ! Jumping jehosaphat! You are my blog award hero. Congratulations! You especially deserve a Sunshine Award every day for your cheeriness despite daily challenges. I loved and laughed at all your answers. You delicious nut!

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    • May 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

      Haha lol I always love your comments you know there should be a comment award and you would be my first choice lok

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      • May 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

        Awww I accept your lovely award and muchas gracias and now I must clean my house. Waaaaaaaaaaa

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  6. May 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Applause, applause, applause…Bravo, dear Justine! Well done, well said. Well, well, well…look at you with all of your awards. 🙂 It just has to be your engaging personality! You share the greatest facts about yourself…I so enjoy them! Horses, dancing, chipped tooth and all. That civil war thingy is most certainly a past life thing, in my opinion!
    Wish I were in your part of the world to celebrate…Congratulations!

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    • May 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      Awe that’s such a sweet thing to say I was struggling with facts about me and was thinking uh oh they are a bit weird but if you give a things up then I’m good lol xx

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  7. May 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    (*hugs*)

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  8. May 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Congratulations 🙂

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  9. May 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Congrats Justine! And thanks for your sweet words! 🙂

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  10. Victoria
    May 5, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Sweetie, you’re the best! Thanks so much! Hugs!

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  11. May 5, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Whew!! Look at you, my countlessly awarded fiancée! You handled your awards gracefully and with humour!! Thank you for your nomination (I’m still so happy about it that I can hardly type!) and I’m looking forward to responding your fun questions! 😀

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    • May 5, 2014 at 8:02 PM

      Great I can’t wait! Grins

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    • May 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      Hey there the post for the fair is done now on Living in East Sheen hehe oh boy took ages to do x

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      • May 6, 2014 at 5:53 PM

        Been there, seen it and congratulated you on your celebrity status 😉 (and complained about anatomically incorrect boobs in the post 😮 …)

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        • May 6, 2014 at 5:54 PM

          Haha I didn’t see that yet lol

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        • May 6, 2014 at 5:54 PM

          You mean yours don’t look like that?

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          • May 6, 2014 at 5:55 PM

            Yours do?

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            • May 6, 2014 at 6:11 PM

              Haha bad girl

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              • May 6, 2014 at 6:21 PM

                Me a bad girl? But it wasn’t me who posted the explicit mugs in the first place! 😀

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                • May 6, 2014 at 6:31 PM

                  haha well at least I wasn’t selling them but did I buy one? That is the question you should be asking. And by the way no my boobs do not have handles but you can lift them my handles are around my waist with my few extra pounds, tmi? haha

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                  • May 6, 2014 at 8:27 PM

                    So, did you buy yourself an extra boob? 😀 Haha… Love handles are good 🙂 I have bones where other people have handles, so I may or may not actually envy you 😉

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 8:49 PM

                      Lol maybe I bought two boobs and strapped them on! Bones are good if sticky ribs!

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

                      Haha 😀 That’s pretty kinky! So you have four boobs now? I’m not sure how I feel about that… Also, I feel that sane people shouldn’t have this conversation….

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:06 PM

                      Lmao who said we were same? I love our sensible convos…grins!’four boobs could be useful!

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM

                      OK, I may need to ask you now to surrender your extra pair of boobs for my sake because it’s obvious that I need them more. Or I’ll need to eat even more Nutella to grow some. (This really is sane and intelligent conversation…) 😀

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:20 PM

                      Haha we can share boobs right or did you mean you need to smear Nutella on your boobs for them to grow? In which case I’m keeping the boobs! Waits……

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:31 PM

                      Ha, you’re being terribly naughty! 😮 I agree that we can share our boobs; but I won’t share Nutella, if you don’t mind…? I think I’ve got a better chance of fattening up and growing boobs when I eat the Nutella rather than smearing it anywhere! Also, it would be a waste to smear it! You see, I’ve very passionate about Nutella…

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

                      lol well I could say something even naughtier with regards to waste but I’m trying very hard to behave I’m almost holding my breath to exercise self control!

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:37 PM

                      Now I won’t sleep trying to guess what you meant, you naughty one! But you wouldn’t want to flag your blog as adult, right? 😀

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

                      Haha funny! Oh dear did my boob pictire do that for the other blog you think? I will be shocked if so

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                    • May 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

                      I wouldn’t be worried about a porcelain boob picture 🙂 (Which is, in addition to it, mutated because normal boobs don’t have handles.)

                      Now, I think I’ve eaten as much Nutella as I can within a single sitting and I’m about to waddle to bed… (If I have wild dreams, it will be all your fault! Which may be a good thing 😉 )

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                    • May 7, 2014 at 6:05 AM

                      Haha well if you do I look forward to a post on it lol

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  12. May 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Thank you so much Justine, for thinking of me for these awards. I am, however, hopeless at awards and don’t quite get my act together to do anything about being nominated. So, whilst I am always grateful for being nominated, I may not be able to carry it on. Thank you for your lovely words and here’s to lots more blogging fun! 😀

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    • May 6, 2014 at 5:57 AM

      Hey there as long as your happy to get it that’s what counts it’s fine you don’t pass it on. It’s my pleasure to give 🙂 xx

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  13. May 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Hahahaha “I didn’t seem to get any questions posed to me upon receiving ‘The Sunshine Award’ nomination, cries and sobs, probably because I talk to much and no one has any interest in anything else I have to say! 🙂 ” No, it’s because I don’t follow rules and far to lazy to invent a new set of questions every two weeks XD

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  14. May 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Thank you for honoring me and my blog for selection. I do want your to know that I appreciate the recognition very much, despite that fact I don’t participate in award memes. {HUG}

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    • May 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

      Hehe I knew you didn’t but glad you like and well felt you deserved it in the award sense 🙂 xx

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  15. May 6, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    Oh, Justine, you said such wonderfully sweet things about my blog. I had a terribly rough day at work and this made everything better. It’s not so much the award (which is awesome), but your words that have truly touched me. Thank you, my dear friend. *huggles huggles huggles* ❤

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    • May 6, 2014 at 6:02 AM

      Awe I woke up to this and that made me smile lots, thank you xx

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  16. May 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Congrats on all your awards. I’m thrilled you honored me as well.

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    • May 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM

      hehe cee it is a total pleasure and soon enough I will get a chance to enter one of your amazing challenges I hope x

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  17. May 6, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Don’t know what WP is doing by not sending us pingbacks and notifications of your posts! :/ anyway, glad I came over to see what you’ve been upto and saw this! Love your answers, Justine! 🙂 And super congratulations on all your awards.

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    • May 6, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      Thankies I’ve no idea why no ping backs did you check your settings? Xx

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      • May 7, 2014 at 12:06 AM

        Yeah we have. Need to write to WP helpdesk again. it’s been happening since we shifted to the new website. :/

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        • May 7, 2014 at 6:01 AM

          Oh no 😦 I hope you sort. I’ve had problems with my reader it’s a nightmare when things go wrong x

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  18. May 8, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Whew! Award accepted, questions answered! Thank you again 🙂
    http://maraeastern.com/community/awards/wordpress-family-award/

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