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As the year comes to a close, I have received my sixth and final star from two very kind and generous writers,



Unsettled Minds

A massive thank you to both of the above gentlemen for their generosity, inspiration and encouragement! Please take the time to visit both of these kind men and follow their blogs, you will not be disappointed!


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…

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.

I am afraid I am going to be biased on this last set of awards and hand it back to some amazingly talented poets! They all have different styles and so there is something for everyone’s taste!

Poet’s Corner this is an award for each and every contributor to this fantastic blog – please do take a moment to visit and check out all of the contributors – and especially to Harry, who puts a lot of work into keeping the site alive and running!

20 Lines a Day again, this is an award for all the contributors and especially Melissa, for all her hard work and dedication.

Polly an amazing poet, who has inspired, encouraged and amused me. Please take a moment to check out her latest book – Girl’s got Rhythm – this is a fabulous book!!

Wendy for her encouragement and inspiration. Among the gems of her poetry, some real jewels of children’s poetry are waiting to be uncovered!

Dean J. Baker over the last year, I have enjoyed following his sublime poems.

Thank you to all of the above for your inspiration!

Happy 2013 to every poet, writer, artist and musician out there – may 2013 bring you inspiration and success in your work!