Wednesday, 19 December 2012


I'm delighted to accept another blogging award, as it means people are actually reading and enjoying the blog! This lovely Very Inspiring Blogger Award is from the most inspiring Patsy and I'm supposed to tell you 7 random things about myself. I expect you've heard nearly everything about me by now, so I'm going to give you seven inspiring quotes to take into 2013:

'The strong are strengthened by defeats.' Antoine de Saint-Exupery

'A poem is the image of life expressed in its eternal truth.' PB Shelley

'Ask me not what I have, but what I am.' Heinrich Heine

'A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones.' Proverbs 17: 22

'Do not fear going forward slowly, fear only to stand still.' Chinese Wisdom

'Inspiration is the art of drawing up a chair to the writing desk.' Anon

'There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.' Edith Wharton

All the blogs I follow are inspiring in their own ways so I hesitate to choose only a few but I haven't mentioned the following for a while: inspiring daughter Vikki ; prolific author Paula Martin; fabulous Talli; talented Joanna; informative Carol; and interesting Jean.



Wendy's Writing said...

Hi Rosemary - what inspiring quotes. I have a new one 'Just get on with it' by Wendy Clarke! (have spent all morning procrastinating as usual)P.S was going to nominate you for this award then saw that Patsy had done so.

Jean Bull said...

Thank you for choosing my blog for the award, Rosemary, I should like to take part. Thanks also for all the inspiring quotes and your wonderful blog!

Teresa Ashby said...

Congratulations, Rosemary :-) I love the quotes x

Vikki said...

Thanks for choosing my blog - love the quotes. Now wracking my brains trying to think of 7 random things to write about myself...

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Wendy - thanks for that and for thinking of me for the award!

You're very welcome, Jean!

Thank you, Teresa!

You deserve it, Vikki!

Talli Roland said...

Congrats, Rosemary, and thank you so much for awarding me! :)

Hope you're having a great week!

Joanna said...

Congratulations on this lovely award, Rosemary, and thank you so much for nominating me. That's very kind and I really appreciate it. I'll look forward to thinking of seven new things to say.

And thank you too for these inspiring quotes, all of which I love. And thank you most of all for your lovely blog, which is such a pleasure to read.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Talli - hope you're well!

You're very welcome, Joanna - and thanks for your kind comments!