Riverpoet (Poetic License) gave me the above award just before Christmas, she said:
Akelamalu over at Everything and Nothing for her continued comments even when I don't make it over to her place on a regular basis
Well I have to tell Riverpoet it's entirely my pleasure!
This is the thinking behind this particular award:
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
So, in the spirit in which it was given I hereby pass it on to the following, in no particular order, fellow bloggers who show the spirit of friendship as detailed above.
Marmie (Twaddle Everyday Rubbish)
Linda (Are We There Yet)
Cloudia (Comfort Spiral)
Flowerpot (Flowerpot Days)
Storyteller (Small Reflections)
Ciara (Ramblings & Whatnot)
If you don't already visit them do yourself a favour and drop in, you won't be sorry.
I'm adding to this post as Mike (Rambling Stuff) just left me a message to say he has given me an award -
Mike passed this litte beauty onto all those who commented on his blog in the Month of December, so I'm going to do the same. So folks, you know who you are please take the award with my love.
awww thanks so much, ake. i gotta get another awards post in the works. have gotten a few and yet to give them out. been busy this month! gonna have to check out the blogs you've listed here, too :)
Congratulations on the award.
I have just scrolled down to your last few posts and see that you have had a lovely time with your grandchildren, who are all delightful!
They are what makes everything so lovely, the grandchildren. We are blessed to have them.
enjoyed looking at the pics of your family!! such precious granchildren!!!!
Both awards well deserved. Bonne Année!
What a sweet award. And the daoggie one is darling too. Well done you!
Quite a pile of awards you got there!
And the award to you is so well-deserved!
All the happiness to you in 2009!
Peace - D
Congratulations, Akelamalu, on your awards! You certainly deserve them!
With regard to private schools... You said: "The schools here that get the best exam results and have the best students are church schools with a strict code of practice - there must be something in it don't you think?" Yes there is something to it and that is that private(religious) schools can pick the cream of the crop to go to their schools and therefore get the best exam results. Public schools must accommodate everyone, bright and not so bright - so that everyone has a chance to make it to college. My point was not against religious schools, Akelamalu, but that public schools should be religion-free. I do agree with Jamie that you can teach religion-free ethics in public schools, though. :)
You're very welcome Ciara. x
I so agree with you Maggie, children, in particular grandchildren, make Christmas very special. x
Aw thanks Catch xx
Gee thanks Dumdad how kind. :)
Welcome Claire and thank you m'dear.
Mmmm there are quite a few Buff ;)
And the same to you Riverpoet, thankyou. xx
Teach I wasn't suggesting that you have anything against religious schools, just making the point that the code of practice church schools have seems to work. I went to a public school where school assemblies (not particularly religious) were held every morning and the discipline and ethos of the school was much better than the one in which I now work, where the students are not brought together in any way. I hope I'm making sense here.
Congratulations on these two well-deserved awards and thanks for the linky-luv. I'll definitely check out these links as time permits. I'm glad Mike passed along the award I distributed at my new WordPress blog recently. It gives me pleasure to see it popping up around the Blogosphere when I visit bloggy friends. One of these days you might enjoy checking out Happily Retired Gal in addition to Small Reflections as time permits. Maybe I'll sign in here with that link (instead of my usual one)... just because ;--)
Hugs and blessings,
First of all...CONGRATULATIONS on receiving these awards Akelamalu, because you most certainly deserve them!!!
You're one of my very first blogger friends, who's constant loyal friendship is so appreciated and cherished. I never imagine that people could SO connect via these things called BLOGS!?!?
You gave me my very first blog award and that meant A LOT to me...I'll never forget it!
So thank you once again for sharing this REALLY COOL and TOUCHING award.
And congrats to all the other recipients!
Thanks again, dear lady!
nothing that's good and worthwhile ever comes easily.
well that's my pathetic excuse i'm sorry
you may ask why i feel the need to apologize when i'm the "victim" of this crime... but not so!
I think I cause more upset to others than I do to myself hence I think an apology is warranted
that's ok... not ok... well you know what i mean
do you know what i think our messages literally just crossed just now when i left one at yours
yup: I left mine here 1 min later than yours there so there's no way you could have seen mine 1st even if you were the fastest typist in Christendom... so as the old song title goes our letters just crossed in the mail...
o dur again. the 1st para of my 2nd message was in response to the one you just left at mine at 17:16 today
Hi Happily Retired Gal it's great to meet the person who made the award and thankyou. x
It's my pleasure entirely Ron xx
You don't need to apologise Gleds I just wish I could help you honey. x
wel done Ak and many thanks for mine- we've only just got back from being away for christmas and I cant find the right glasses but will post when I can!!!
Well done .. and passed along to some interesting bloggers/friends!
Congratulations and Happy Christmas Akela! Hope you're having a lovely festive time - your blog is certainly very warm and cheering.
And you deserve every award you get.
Well deserved dear friend!!!
I lift my glass to you and give you an applause...way to go.
You have introduced me to some lovely new bloggers too.
You deserve every award you get.
Thank you so very much! I'm going to have to give this one some thought as to whom to pass it on to. Sometimes it's so hard just to pick a certain number! I am honored to be included in your eight!
All quite deserving indeed!!!
Have a very Happy New Year Ake..G
You're very welcome Flowerpot, hope you find your glasses! ;)
Cheers Daryl :)
Happy Christmas to you too Daisy :)
Why thankyou Dr. John, what a lovely thing to say. x
Aw thanks Pam x
You're too kind Cath, thanks honey. x
Linda you SO deserve the award m'dear. xx
Happy New Year to you too G-man and thankyou m'dear. xx
Oh fanks Ake....... Dont know if Im deserving of it though, whereas you most certainly are...
Ive not been around blobs this week, just having a little break, I have much to catch up on everywhere....
fanks again :)....
much love x
What would we do without friends? Fabulous. Happy NEw YEar to you and yours lovely Akela. Hugs.
Congratualtions and well done sweetie, it is richly deserved!
Congratulations x 2! You are indeed a wonderful blog friend whom I'm so fortunate to have in my life.
Well congratulations to you my friend....you truly spread the good spirit of blogging around...
I just want to say that you understand what it means to be a friend ~ which, of course, is why you were awarded these honors! Congrats! And a Happy New Year.
Congratulations on your awards! You most definitely deserve both.
You certainly are deserving of the award Marmie otherwise I wouldn't have included you m'dear. xx
Yes Jo friends are worth their weight in gold tis true. :)
Aw thanks Shrinky, you're kind to say so. x
I feel the same about you Julia m'deario. xx
I try RN and it's easy with all the lovely people like you in the blogosphere! :)
Thankyou Deb you're so sweet. Happy New Year to you too m'dear. x
You're very kind, thankyou Nitebyrd x
i wish 33 butterflies would land in my backyard...
On their way Gleds x
Congratulations on the awards. Pleased that you had a good Christmas. It sounds as if you put a lot of work into it.
Absolutely fantastic post! Good job!
Great! Keep posting
" A Happy New Year''
Wow, AKE, thanks!
I want to be as beloved as YOU are in the blogosphere. It's easy to see why folks love you - you have been a true friend and a good influence to so many. I nominate YOU as Web Goddess!!!
Big Mahalo! All Blessings (deservedly) to YOU, Dear. aloha & Happy New Year-
congratulations on the award!:)
Fantastic awards for an equally great person!
A happy new year to you.
They're both quite lovely and well deserved.
Best wishes for a splendiferous 2009
I love Christmas Cheshire Wife so it is a labour of love. Thanks for your congrats. x
Thanks Femin Susan :)
You are welcome Cloudia and thankyou for your kind comments xx
Cheers Eelwind x
Aw you're too kind Jeff x
Oh the same to you Maddy thanks m'dear. x
aww! Some more well deserved awards for you ake :) very well done!
Aw thanks Emmie x
Happy New Year to you and cograts on the award and thanks for passing it on to Ron, who is sooo deserving of it... We all just adore him!
And, thanks for visiting my blog. I didn't realize you are in England... My blogging friend, Anne blogs from Oxfordshire... She's on my blogroll if you have a moment to check it out.. Take care and have a wonderful weekend... Nice to have met you... Leesa : )
Thanks Leesa Ron made a good move when he passed the award onto you m'dear. I'll check out your friend Anne when I get a minute. :)
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