This is long over due… but work kinda got in the way. Summer is almost here (or weather wise it IS here in Shanghai -hot, humid and poor air quality) and things should be winding down. For a teacher it is the last-minute assessments, paper work and report cards that fill our days, nights and pretty well every waking moment as we dream of summer vacation and see the end on the other side of the mountain of paperwork. I didn’t want to give up blogging, so I continued to participate, but didn’t have the time to sit and think about who to nominate for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Before I procrastinate any longer or another job gets in the way I want to thank Gerry over at Gerry’s Space for the nomination. My award case is filling up nicely. I am always so thrilled that someone takes the time to stop by and read my ramblings and then for someone to nominate me and say well done… well that just is the icing on the cake! It feels great and we are never too old for praise and recognition.
So a big THANKS to Gerry’s Space for following along, reading, liking and now nominating me. Again sorry it took so long to post. Check out Gerry’s blog at this link and see what he is up to. He just reached his 100th post milestone!
With each award comes some rules and this one is easy…
1. Thank the person who nominated you (Thanks again Gerry)
2. Post the award on your blog (see above)
3. Nominate 7 (or less) blogs…
I have a handful I follow and others I stop by and read on occasion. It is hard to pick some and not the same ones I have previously, so this is the hardest part because of course everyone is worthy. I would like to say thanks to all my followers, people who stop and visit and those take the time to like and comment. It is all appreciated and gives me a new place to explore, visit and learn. However I cannot nominate you all so this time I think I will nominate a few new ones I have recently found and share them. As Wanderlust says we should always “widen our circle of [ blog ] friends”.
Most of the blogs I have been reading lately all come through one of the two photo challenges that I follow and participate in. One from Word Press, the weekly photo challenge, and the other from Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack who started the weekly travel themed photo challenge when the WP was a few days late. I love the photos, words, ideas and inspirations that all these blogs give me. They are all lovely and their kind words and encouragement have been much appreciated.
Without further ado….Drum roll please…. the nominations are:
4. Chronicals of Illusions (Jo Bryant)
6. Global Anni
Take the time to check these out! They all have incredible photos and I hope you enjoy them as much as I. Sit back and become an arm-chair traveller as you explore the world through their lens.
Stay tuned for more later this weekend…