Monday, 15 October 2007

My first Christmas pressie.....

I have received my first Christmas pressie for this year from Linda (Are We There Yet?) . It's a special Christmas Award (yep another one folks! ) which originated at Santa's Community Blog and can be passed on to as many other bloggers as I'd like. According to Santa, the Spirit of Christmas Award:

"Quite simply it is those that have a generous and giving nature. Those who care about others. Those who have a kind word to say or a broad shoulder to lean on in the times that others need that. Those who display the "Spirit of Christmas".

And here it is..................

isn't it lovely?

Now I just have to pass it on to some lovely people. So pick it up and pass it on. You have to go here to get the code for the award.

The Spirit of Christmas Award goes to:

Ruth (Me, My Life, My Garden)

Nea (The Front Porch)

Bee (Muffin53)

Flowerpot (Flowerpot Days)

Correspondent (Confessions of a Rotten Correspondent)



The Rotten Correspondent did this Meme a short time ago and challenged anyone who wanted to have a go to do it.

Four Jobs I've Had in My Life:
1. School Administrator
2. Veterinary Sales Clerk
3. Kitchen Hand
4. School Technician

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:
1. Dirty Dancing
2. The Green Mile
3. Bridget Jones' Diary
4. What Women Want

Four TV Shows I Like to Watch:
1. Coronation Street
2. Spooks
3. Who do you think you are?
4. 10 years younger.

Four Places I've Been on Vacation :
Sri Lanka

Four Places I've lived:
1. Lancashire, England
2. Lancashire, England
3. Lancashire, England
4. Lancashire, England

Four Favorite Foods :
Lamb chops
Crispy Duck and pancakes

Four Places I Would Rather Be :
A beach somewhere sunny and hot
A restaurant somewhere sunny and hot
A poolside bar somewhere sunny and hot
A beach somewhere sunny and hot

Four Blogs I Read Regularly:

I read a whole lot more than 4 every day - check out my Great Reading list.


Gledwood said...

Hi thanks for your message... I think the dark weather is getting me down... thinking back this time of year is always most depressing ... not quite sure why as it's also kind of inspiring at the same time... also that nasty "speed" probably had something to do with it so I'm taking no more...

I'm off now to clean out my hamsters!!

Take care!!


Akelamalu said...

Glad to hear no more speed for you Gleds.

RUTH said...

I had a spam comment; it went on for pages and pages! Love this award it's so cute <:o@@ (that's supposed to be Santa with his hat and beard) Thanks!
The FOUR meme was interesting...I'd like to be somewhere hot and sunny too (except at Christmas)

lettuce said...

new series of Spooks just coming up i believe!


Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh that award is so cute. Congratulations.
And I love your listy meme.
I might nick it some time. :D

ciara said...

congrats on another award! i had a bit of sun much so that my forehead and nose are peeling...ugh! but no beach tho lol

Catch said...

so you like it sunny and hot huh? lol.

I so agree with your choice of movies to watch over and over....

Gledwood said...

Bridget Jones is a fantastic movie.

I have the 2nd book "The Voice of Reason"... it's not as good as the first as she falls into this stupid "Bangcock Hilton" storyline at the end which is utterly ridiculous and so unrealistically resolved. (Once you go in that Bangcock Hilton you don't come out.)

Linda said...

The award looks very nice on your page - I knew it would! Best wishes for many more Christmas pressies to come!

I just love Bridget Jones tremendously, she's the kind of gal I would love to be friends and hang out with. And Mark was just lovely, too - my kind of guy!

crazy working mom said...

Congrats! :)

That is a beautiful award. I'm so ready for some cool weather.

Elween said...

School Technician means? ehm...interesting jobs you had! but now you are a teacher right? oh don't tell me School Technician is teacher! LOL :)

ciara said...

p.s. bridget jones is one of my absolutely all time faves...and you KNOW i have a thing for colin firth lol i felt a lot like bridget most days...except her career is a little more stable lol and when mark darcy tells her that he likes her just the way she is...ooooo *swoon* lol

Flowerpot said...

thank you so much for that AK. Am quite overwhelmed. And I love teh meme too!

buffalodickdy said...

Rule in our house: You can't talk about Christmas until after Thanksgiving! The stores around here are already advertising and selling Christmas stuff-jeez!

CG said...

Well done on another award! Loved your meme and agree about the films and the food!!

Gledwood said...

Hey I have finally figured out how to put my portrait online!! hahahahahAAARGH!!! ;->...

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome Ruth. I have only ever been away once at Christmas - it was a special occasion and I'll do a post about it on the trip's anniversary. ;)

Yep I think Spooks starts this week Lettie - can't wait!

Thanks Jo and I look forward to reading the meme when you do it.

You didn't use your sunscreen did you Ciara?

Oh I'm definitely a sun worshipper Catch, glad you agree with the films! :)

I saw Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason and it wasn't nearly as good as the first film Gleds.

I think Bridget Jones would make a great friend too Linda, but then I think you would too! x

No, no, Crazy Working Mom I don't like it cool, I like it HOT, HOT, HOT!

Sorry to disappoint you Elween I am not a teacher I am a school administrator, and a school technician is the person who does all the running about for the teachers!

Ciara behave, you're getting all hot and bothered woman!

You're very welcome Flowerpot.

Yep all the Christmas stuff is in the shops here too Buffalodickdy!

Thanks CG seems we like the same things! :)

That's one of your hamsters Gleds - isn't it?

The Rotten Correspondent said...

So sorry that I'm so late. Thanks so much for the very cool award! And I love your meme. I think sunny and hot is definitely the way to go!

la bellina mammina said...

Woo Hoo! another one ;-) Congrats Akela! :-)

Akelamalu said...

No apologies needed Correspondent and you're welcome. :)

Thanks Bella, where've you been I've missed you?

Nea said...

Hi there, I got back from Texas, and I am trying to make my way back to blogging......thank you Akela for the award. We sure are looking forward to Christmas this year. My son and his wife are coming. I can hardly wait. I love the award, it is so Christmasy...and pretty. Thank you.

Wow I have so much to just can't be gone for very many days, blogger waits for no man, or woman, haha.

Wow, your vacation spots are sure more interesting than mine.....:):)

Nea said...

Akela, I haven't a clue how to capture and use that award.......some advice. I can't copy it......what do I do?

Dan's Fi-ver said...

I didn;t realise you liked chilli, I make the best in the world, its official, as Dan, you should try it sometime!!

Akelamalu said...

Nea you need to click on the link "here" which takes you to Santa's Community Blog where you will see a box with some HTML text you copy that text and insert it on your post or sidebar. Hope that helps.

I look forward to trying your Chilli sometime Dan's Fi-ver, I make a mean chilli myself!

Nea said...

ah thank you. I often miss the "fine" details.......which makes me realize that I read to fast.......:):)

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome Nea, I have the same problem myself! :)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

What a beautiful post!!!
I love the critmas card, I once hope I get one (kidding!!!)

thanks for sharing!


Akelamalu said...

Why thank you JoAnn :)

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