Sunday, 3 February 2008

Scatterbrain Sunday ,Awards and a new Australian Anthem

Okay - no, it isn't a new meme but because of my scatterbrain I have been neglecting my paying in forward Awards. So if I have forgotten any of you forgive me ...
As is the custom when you present medals of honour ... let the national Anthem begin -Advance Australian Fair - with apologies to my international recipients.

This version of Advance Australia Fair is hysterical -Adam Hill is very funny and what a buzz it would be to see it as Beijing Olympics - which according to link I read on Rodney Olsen 'Who’ll stop the rain?'

... that authorities in Beijing have successfully managed to stop light rainfall in experiments aimed at guaranteeing a dry opening ceremony for the Olympic Games

Imagine that !
It is pouring again today in Sydney or was.

I digress bring on the awards... pass the envelop please

Spread the Love Award ...
Lightening for Smiley Saturday and generally being a caring blogger. I also like her raw and honest posts.
Kate @ Picklebums for 52 Blesssings to be Grateful for and taking the time to read my posts
Tiff @ Three Ring Circus for always spreading love where she goes despite struggling to get her daughter, Ivy's immune skin disease under control.
Childlife @ In the life of a child - her softly spoken tales of her two gorgeous children are always a joy to read and Jacqui's inspiring story.
Secret agent Mama - she is top blogger,photographer, funny and posts several posts a day but takes precious time to visit so many bloggers with her encouraging words
Sandy @ Momisodes for her caring comments

You make my day...
Kellan @ On the Upside - another twin mom with a hilarious busy blog who takes the time to visit all her commenters.
Robyn @One of the Jones - for her warm comments
Dawn @ Alex year One for her warm comments
Laura @ Oraeley she is doing blog 365 too and her cute son Deeder is same age as S & J
Gill @ Gill's Jottings - sorry it has been a while
Cathy @ Scrap4u a new Aussie blog I just discovered
C @ Random thoughts and musings from the Island
Military Mom - a new friend from top Momma -who has an awesome blog.
Rhonda @I'm running to win 2- another new friend

MY instructions were to pass this onto a minimum of 10 bloggers ... I rate these E for excellent

Jenty - has two blogs - I am love her photo a day - my life in pics -Her photography is stunning
Veronica @ Sleepless Nights - she is only 19yrs old but has the wisdom and wit -way beyond any teenager I have ever met.
Kim @ Frog ponds rock- she gave Veronica her wit and wisdom but she takes the best sunset photos in Tassie . Wish her happy birthday for yesterday.
Cellobella @ Sultana Blog a great Australian women's blog on everything
Karen @ Miscellaneous Adventures of an Aussie Mum - a writer with entralling humourous adventures of her two gorgeous children.
Louise - My Journey to Eliminate Debt - has many great tips for anyone struggling or anyone in fact who wants to reduce their mortgage
Sarcastic Mom - she is an excellent photographer as well as leading a challenge to make the world cleaner with her new PROJECT SUPPORT BEAUTY IN NATURE..
Jen @Semanticaly Driven - she has been blogging a while but I have only just discovered her -she is very helpful to other bloggers and wrote a great post on turning your Google reader into a blogroll (I am on it Jen )
Joh @ Joh blogs - on all things Australian and is a mother of teens too.
Guera @ A Roaming Aussie Mum a blogging expat mum is travelling right now ...
Janice @ Twist and Skewer a mix of serious and sarcastic views on life, mature age studying teens and loss.
Dancing with frogs - tales of her sons, gardening gems and thrifty tips especially - on Skinflint Sunday
Tracey @ Why Bother - well Tracey I enjoy your writing and stories .
Lori @ Single parents unite

I wasn't sure about this award I found the information here at Me and my Drum - what a coinicidence -
To accommodate a variety of blog themes, I have created three different “flavors” of badges: Creamy Cabernet, Midnight Oil, and Pink Smoothie.

Be The Blog award I like the blueberry tart best a new one.
The originator wrote ...
Earlier this year I was tagged with the blogging tip meme in which the tip I offered was “Be the Blog“. That phrase stuck with me because I think that really sums up what a successful blogger does. And what I mean by successful is that they make it their own, stay with it, are interactive with their readers, and just plain have fun.

Since then I’ve been thinking about creating an award of my own, but with so many out there, it’s hard to find a niche that remains untapped for recognition. So I said, “What the heck?”, and decided to shape the phrase into an award called (you guessed it): Be The Blog.

Jayne Our Great Southland - a daily fun but very informative trivial history blog.I always get a laugh and learn something.
Sue @Sueblimely - her very informative blog on blogging .
Meg @ Dipping into the Blogpond her very informative blog on blogging and everything else
Andrew @ Facibus on Blogging Australia his extensive blog on blogging and bloglife
Megan @ Imaginif- blogging Child protection and safety
Leigh @ Crazy Meezer-also the founder of All for Women
Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo - with humour and tears she talks about her life with Boo, austism and chocolate, coffee and shoes.

I sincerely hope I have not forgotten any of my dear readers ... a sincere thank you to those who passed on an award to me - it is an understatement to say I appreciate each and everyone of these great awards!

I visit so many sites -some daily some less frequently and there are so many deserving of awards and one day I hope I will have the chance to pass on future awards to anyone that I did not remember this time.

It has taken me a while so I will be back later with my Weekly Winners - my husband is less impressed - because I should be vacuuming !
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