Thank you so much Dogdaz for this special award! I am so delighted. It is even more special as Dogdaz was one of the first followers of my blog – so thank you!!


The blog of the year award is slightly different as you can collect stars each time you receive the award. There are six stars to collect.

Here are the ‘rules’



1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…


Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.




Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.


Oh my word – where do I start…

I have decided to award this to the people who most inspire me and have kept up contact with me even when my blogging has been a bit thin on the ground of late!

Some of these guys and gals may not choose to accept awards, but I hope by giving them recognition for the part they have played in inspiring me – you too will come to enjoy their talents, as I have.



Shifting Shades


Thoughts from the outdoors

Poet’s corner

20 lines

Dagda Publishing



Global unison

On the home front

Nuts for treasure

Everyday Asperger’s



The Great American Landscape

Subha Zein

Jenny Kissed Me


Once again thank you very much Dogdaz for nominating me!!