Saturday, November 8, 2008

Awards! My first ever!

Wow, I am SO thrilled to have my blog honoured with two awards this week.

Lynda of gave me the very first award I’ve ever received as a blogger, the Uber Amazing Blog Award. Thank you Lynda, you have boosted my confidence so much!

So, what is the Uber Amazing Blog Award?

Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is an award given to blogs which:
· inspire you

· make you smile/ laugh
· impart/share interesting information
· are great reads
· and any other reasons you can think of that makes them Uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:

*Put the award logo on your blog or post
* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that you consider being Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I am passing on the Uber Amazing Blog Award to - Esther hails from Sweden and lives in Niger, a small and very poor country in West Africa. It is not far (as the crow flies!) from the Republic of Guinea where I lived and worked for three years, so I feel a special affinity with Esther. This wonderful young woman is making an amazing difference in her community. To anyone reading my post, do yourself a favour and pop onto her blog to see what I mean. I, for one, follow the blog of this Uber Amazing lady regularly.

Then a homeschooling mum from Florida rewarded me with the Hot Blog Award. See Following the blog of this vibrant young mother inspires me to discard anything synthetic and artificial and opt for all things natural and organic. Just reading her quotes made me realise anew that life is not about the material things we tend to strive for; it's about the natural: a walk along the beach, the touch of a flower, the questing mind of a young child.

Thank you for honouring me with this award.

I wish everyone a happy blogging weekend!


  1. I am surprised, Jo, that this is your first award - you have a fantastic blog which I love visiting - Congratulations you've certainly earned it.

  2. Aw Toni, thanks for the kind words. I'm still new at blogging but LOVING it! I love your blog and your wonderfully positive testimony. I have added myself as a follower of your blog. Thanks for reading me. Hugs Jo

  3. Congratulations on both your awards, Jo - they are well deserved !

  4. Jo, you have such a lovely spirit which comes across in your blog. Congratulations for your Uber award! You deserve it.

  5. Thanks for your kind comment, Lynda and THANK you again for awarding my blog! Have a blessed week. Hugs Jo

  6. Dedene, thank your for your very special comment. Thanks for popping in. I am a follower of your most interesting life and blog. Hugs Jo

  7. Well deserved awards!

    I am so touched by your extremely kind words. :o)

    I don't have as much time to comment on blogs as I would like, but I so enjoy reading yours and seeing the lovely photos.

  8. Thanks flmom, I also read many blogs (you know I LOVE yours) but don't always comment, so I do understand. Thanks for popping in. Hugs Jo

  9. Jo, I'm honoured! Thanks for your touching comments this week!

  10. Esther, not only your Blog, but your whole project deserves an accolade. Thanks for popping in! Hugs Jo


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