Blog on Fire award

Thank you to Lisa at La vie éclectique for nominating my blog for the Blog on Fire award. Knowing that people read and appreciate my blog makes me happy and very flattered. Thank you, Lisa! 🙂

As with all blogging awards there are a few requirements to follow for the Blog on Fire award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to them in your acceptance post.

2. List a number of things about yourself.

3. Link to the same amount of blogs as the number of things you divulge in step 2.

I’ve chosen to pass the award to three of my favorite blogs and so I’ll divulge three things about myself.

1. I’ve recently become interested in dystopian fiction. I blame The Hunger Games for getting me started on that one! But I don’t like dystopia which is very fantasy-like: I like my novels to have plenty of human drama in them too.

2. I sometimes dream about opening a café with an indie bookstore attached to it in a little town in Maine.

3. I miss riding horses a lot. I used to own a horse and one of my ambitions is to own one again, when the time is right.

Two Horses by Charles Rondeau

I’ve nominated:

Lulu’s Musings — I found Lulu’s blog when I was surfing different blogs for stories of life in Maine (my spiritual home). And it’s full of lovely stories and photos.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch… — when I’m not dreaming about living in Maine, I’m riding horses, chasing stray cows and exploring the North Dakota prairies (also in my dreams!) Jessie Veeder’s blog is brimming with wonderful, atmospheric photos and prose. Take a look!

Finger, Fork & Knife — I enjoy browsing food blogs for inspiration and recipes and I was delighted to discover Kate’s wonderful blog. Scrumptious recipes and photos….check it out!

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Nominated for the Sunshine Blog Award!

Thank you to Lisa at fLVE for nominating me for the Sunshine Blog Award! Lisa’s blog is a wonderful blog about food, cooking and dining. Check it out!

In order to accept the Sunshine Blog Award, there are a few steps to complete:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Write a post about it.
3. Answer the questions that come with it.
4. Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they have received it.
5. Answer the following questions . . .

Favorite Color: I love blue: the color of the sea. But I enjoy wearing red and pink, although not at the same time!

Favorite Number: 9

Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: I can’t go without green tea in the morning!

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook.

My Passion: Culture and traveling

Getting or Giving Presents: Both! It’s equally nice to give and receive gifts, in my opinion. 😀

Favorite Pattern: I love the patterns on Mediterranean tiles

Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday.

Favorite Flower: Roses – they are beautiful

Finally, I am nominating the following 10 blogs to receive this award:

Back Road Journal – I found this blog when I was searching for blogs about New England, specifically Maine. It’s one of my favorite blogs.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch… – I love this blog because of Jessie Veeder’s beautiful writing and North Dakota photography. It makes me want to go live on a ranch and ride horses everyday!

Cartoons & Creative Writing – I found this blog when it was on the Freshly Pressed page and I really enjoy the posts. Lots of amusing cartoons!

101 Books – a blog written by a man who is undergoing the challenge of reading each one of Time Magazine’s 100 greatest novels, plus Ulysses. I like books and I also like blogs about books. If you’re the same, check out the link!

Seen Along the Trail – this is a photo blog by a woman named Carolyn (aka Skip) who lives in Ohio. Her blog charts her daily walks via the medium of photography. Lots of beautiful, peaceful photos of nature.

Mama’s Gotta Bake – I love cookery blogs with photos of things that look unbelievably mouth-wateringly good. This blog indulges my sweet tooth!

Frugal Feeding – another cookery blog. This one is fairly self-explanatory: delicious recipes which are low-cost to prepare.

The Maine Road – another lovely photo blog with gorgeous images of Maine throughout the year.

Canadian Cinephile – a well-written blog with lots of great movie reviews.

And last but not least, Oh Shine On – a cookery blog with delicious recipes!