Sunday, 16 December 2012

Advent Fun and a Starry Blog

I’ve been having as much fun as any child during December with my fabulous Jacqui Lawson electronic Advent Calendar. Each morning is filled with anticipation, as I find out what delights await me from the snow globe on my desk top - and the husband wonders why I’m laughing aloud!

One day, I was making snowflakes, or a snowman, or a train, while yet another I watched as different shops came to life. The whole scene is set in an Alpine Village and each day the Christmas tree adds another decorative item to its branches. I can’t recommend this highly enough for another year.

I’m also honoured and delighted to receive a Blog of the Year 2012 award from the lovely Teresa Ashby, and it’s added to my enjoyment of one of my favourite months.

The rules for this are –

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 - 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 the Facebook group.

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… 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.

I'm passing this on to:

Teresa - her blog is as warm and friendly as her delightful stories in many of the women’s magazines.

Janice - whose blog is full of life and fun, and who is an absolute star at indie publishing.

Frances – for her great sense of humour and down to earth posts.

Anita – whose blogs are always full of interesting posts on a variety of subjects.

Patsy – who provides endless free competition details and quirky posts.

Hope everyone else is enjoying December,


Anita Chapman said...

Thank you very much Rosemary! This year has flown by-I cannot believe we're nearing the end of 2012. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.x

Teresa Ashby said...

Thank you so much, Rosemary - I welled up when I read this, you are lovely!

I must check out the Jacquie Lawson site - I think I'm still a member! x

Patsy said...

Thank you so much for the award! (Can I pretend I opened a door on an advent calender and saw my star shining behind it?)

Janice Horton said...

Oh wow Rosemary - I'm so thrilled - thank you very much for the award and thank you so much for your lovely support throughout this year. I'm so glad we got to meet up both at the summer RNA conference and a couple of weeks ago in Glasgow for lunch. Happy Christmas to you and yours!

Love, Janice xx

Anne Allen said...

Well done on your blog award!

Joanna said...

Congratulations on your award, Rosemary. It's so well deserved. Your blog is a joy to read and covers so many topics and ideas, as well as lovely photographs. Thank you so much for all the amazing posts in 2012. I'm looking forward to many more in 2013. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Anita - all good wishes to you and yours!

You deserve any praise going, Teresa!

You're welcome, Patsy - and of course you may!

You're very welcome, Janice - it was great to meet up! Very good festive wishes to you and yours.

Thank you, Anne!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Oh, Joanna, that's such a lovely comment - thank you so much! I really appreciate your continued support and wish you and yours all the very best.

Patsy said...

I've awarded you the very inspiring blog award - more details over on mine.

Janice Horton said...

Hi again Rosemary - I've today posted about the award on my blog - and have included you in those I'm passing it onto so you will have another 'star'. Do pop over to receive it!

Love and best wishes,
Janice xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much, Patsy!

Many thanks for that, Janice - now received!