Monday, 3 September 2007

Blogging Star....

Last week the lovely Skittles made up a new award called Blogging Star. She says.....

This award is for bloggers who shine their light throughout the Blogoshere. Some do it with humor, others with creativity, and others with their kind and thoughtful natures. We all know more than a few of them so why not give them some recognition?

I am honoured to be one of the first to receive this prestigious award from a TRUE BLOGGING STAR - SKITTLES!

Here's what Skittles said about me:

Everything And Nothing - This blog is full of "Everything." Akelamalu shines her light with stories of travel adventures and more. She is very thoughtful. Plus I think she needs one more award.

Of course I need more awards - the mantlepiece isn't full yet!

Here's what to do if you receive this:
Proudly display it on your blog along with a link to who gave it to you.
Mention that it originated at
Skittles' Place so she can follow it's journey.
Pass it on to any blogger(s) you think should have it.

I'm in a dilema now! It would be so easy to say you're all blogging stars - which you are of course - and everyone just take the award, but that's not how awards are awarded are they? To really mean something they have to be awarded personally. So, in the spirit of the oscars, I would like to bestow the BLOGGING STAR award to

Empress Bee (Of the High Seas) who is entertaining, funny and thoughtful. Also she has some health problems at the moment but does she let it get her down? Does she heck!

Julia (A Piece Of My Mind) gets it for her wonderful poetry. These lines from a recent poem she wrote made me catch my breath

Of blueberries hidden
In the springy shrubs
As they give themselves away
To be cradled in my hand like jewels

How creative can you get? I hope Julia won't mind me reproducing her words here.

The lovely Ruth (Me, My Life, My Garden) brings sunshine to blogworld every day with fabulous photographs of her gorgeous garden and tales of her walks and her lovely family.

Dumdad (The Other Side Of Paris) spreads humour through the blogosphere with his tales of life in Paris. He's a keen cyclist but has trouble with earwigs. Don't ask, go on then ask him!

Gewels (Imagined Life) for her stupendous photographs. Go check out the ones she has posted of her trip to Alaska.

I could go on, and on, and on, but I think I'm only supposed to pass it on to five other people. Hopefully it will go around and around and you will all get one eventually - you all deserve one.


We have been travelling again this last weekend, over Yorkshire way to Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Pickering and Goathland. We took some photographs but my brother has borrowed our USB lead so I can't download them yet, so my post about this weekend will have to wait.

Also I am back to work tomorrow (Arrrggghhhhh!) after six months off recovering from my operation - please put on your black armbands! I don't think I will have time to post nearly as much as I have been doing whilst I've been off work, but I will post when I can and visit you all. I hope you won't forget me :(

Quite a lot of you have already emailed me with your answers to the Nursery Rhyme Quiz from Friday. If anyone else wants to join in the fun you have until Thursday to email me with your answers. You only have to get one answer right to claim the little badge for your blog - go on, have a go, you know you want to.


RUTH said...

Thanks So Much.....I've a meeting tomorrow re the college course I want to get on and in a bit of a panic...this has really cheered me up :o) Will be thinking of you on your return to work and I KNOW there is no way your blogpals would forget you!!!!

la bellina mammina said...

Soon, we have to honor you an award for the blogger with the most awards;-) CONGRATS - can't wait to hear about your great weekend!

Shaz said...

How could we orget you? I hope they ease you back into work gently. take care x x x

Dan's Fi-ver said...

Best of luck on your return to'll goquicker than you think!

buffalodick said...

Good Luck on your first day back to work! I'm afraid if I ever had 6 months off, I'd never go back!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Ruth, I'll be thinking of you at your interview - you'll do fine don't panic!!! xx

I know Bella, but I do love them! :)

Aw thanks Shaz ((hug))

It can't possibly go fast enough Dan's - I'm dreading it!

It's crossed my mind buffalodickdy, it really has!!

laurie said...

i like these awards because every time i read about one, i learn about a couple more blogs that i end up really liking. yours. dudad's. flowerpot's. the list keeps growing...even as my time keeps shrinking.

Flowerpot said...

hope all goes well back at work -mbe a shock to the system, I'm sure!

Akelamalu said...

Laurie I know what you mean about time! My blogroll is growing so big I could do with a 48 hour day!

Oh a BIG shock to my system Flowerpot without a doubt!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Oh dear, back to work. Good luck and hope it goes smoothly, just hang by the coffee machine and chat! And - err - bit cheeky, but if you DID have time to tell me how to make my cursor into something wonderful....?! Cheers! Pigx

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for the sympathy Pig x
Wonderful cursors are easy peasy. Go here

choose one you like and follow the instructions. They are free and totally spyfree too. I look forward to seeing what you choose.

CG said...

Oh dear; sorry you have to go back to work honey! hope it all goes ok. You truly are a shining star so yourt award is well deserved!

Akelamalu said...

I'm sorry too cg, it's like starting a new job after all this time!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, good luck on the first day back ... it will be such a shock, no doubt.
Talking of mantelpieces, have you visited me recently ... there's a mantlepiece challenge there for you all.
... and finally ... congrats on being a Blogging Star!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

thank you for the lovely award honey and we could NEVER forget you!!!

smiles, bee

the rotten correspondent said...

Look at the job situation as potential blog material. I know I do. When I'm saying bad words because I know work is ever nearer I just keep saying " I bet I get some good blog stories out of this!" And I usually do.

Congrats on your new award. You blog when you can and be sure we'll be here to read it. How could we forget YOU??

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Belle I'll let you know how much of a shock it is! Be over shortly.

You're so welcome BeeX

If I blog about work it will be all doom and gloom correspondent believe me. Thanks for your kind words x

Dumdad said...


Many thanks for this award. Really, it's too kind of you.

I look forward to hearing about your adventures in Yorkshire. I think I mentioned some time ago my dad was a Yorkshireman and as a lad I'd go on holiday to Scarborough and Robin Hood's Bay (where we went winkle picking).

Forget you? Never!

Good luck with your return to work.

Anonymous said...


Great choices.

Akelamalu said...

You're welcome dumdad. We had a great time - I absolutely loved Robin Hood's Bay!

Aw thanks crazy working mom.x

Barb said...

I haven't been visiting long enough to know why you had surgery. Was it your knee? (Thinking hard.)

How could we forget someone as nice as you????

Akelamalu said...

Yes I had a total knee replacement in February Skittles. Thanks for your kind comment too. x

Neoma said...

Oh my, back to work after six months off. I know what that is like, I did it also, and man was it hard to get back in the groove. I feel for you.

I got the last one, Pat a Cake, Pat a Cake Bakers Man, or at least that is what I thought it was.....Gtandma said Patty Cake....and I was wondering how that fit.....haha

It makes my brain hurt trying to think,....haha

david mcmahon said...

Hi Akelamalu,

She most certainly is ``the lovely Ruth''.

Catch said...

Wow, back to work after 6 months off!!! You are probably looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. We would never forget you dear.. you are much too precious for that!

Julia Phillips Smith said...

First of all, congratulations on your Blogging Star award! I agree with every award on your mantlepiece, Akelamalu. Enjoy your first week back at work - I'm sure no one expects you to hit the ground running. Take your time, get your bearings and hopefully there are coworkers you've even missed. I'm sure they missed you!

Thank you so very much for the award. When I saw my poem excerpt on your blog my heart absolutely swelled with emotion. I'm so thrilled you enjoy the poems.

Lo Kelween said...

ehmm...enjoy your work as if you are still on hols! that's the best way to console yourself :)

Annelisa said...

I shall visit some of your stars I don't know later... nice idea - the Blogging Star award!

Sorry to hear you won't be blogging so much (you'll be surprised how hard it is to break away :-) ) But I know we'll still see you around, and will look forward to your visits, as always!

Big hugs, Akelamalu!!

Annelisa said...

Oh, and good luck with your return to work, sweetheart - I'll keep my fingers crossed everything goes well!


Queenie said...

How could anyone ever forget you, thinking about you today darling remember gritted teeth!!!!!!

Akelamalu said...

I was dreading it Nea but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. You're in the running for the quiz now!

We're agreed on that David:)

You are so welcome Julia - I just love your poetry.

Oh if only I could stay on holiday Elween :(

Thanks Annelisa, I'm sure I won't be able to keep away - well I'm here now and I've only been home from work 20 minutes!!!! :)

It wasn't too bad Queenie :)

Anonymous said...

Akela, you deserve every bit of that award. I think I'm going to create a "British Hotties Gone Wild" award and give it to you and Queenie, so stay tuned for all of that!

Akelamalu said...

Oooer Josh that sounds a bit naughty! :/

GEWELS said...

Thank you so much- I feel that I've been quite lax lately in posting. For some reason I am very busy and (I shouldn't say this since I've gotten this awrd) a bit uninspired.
A new season awaits however.
My black armband is ready and on for you!!.
I'm sure you'll be glad to be back to work- once you get into the swing of things.

Jo's-D-Eyes said...

Hey! I just wanna wish you a very good day and NO I won't forget your blog , its such a sweet blog, .
How's it going since you're back on work??? OK take care bye?

JoAnn :)

Akelamalu said...

You deserve it Gewels!

Thankyou JoAnn - work isn't too bad, I feel as though I've never been away now!! :)

Anonymous said...