Monday, March 12, 2012

~ grateful for....blogging ~

Almost 100 posts in and it seems appropriate to be grateful for blogging this week (even though I'm a little late)
Grateful for the snippets of others lives that I am able to share; amazing photographs, stories, thoughts.
Grateful that I took the plunge last year and started my own blog.
Grateful for the lovely comments that people take the time to make on my posts.
Grateful for the inspiration I have found and the blogging friendships.
Grateful for a blogging award that the lovely Hazel awarded me this week (more below).
It's all been good so far... hope it continues.


Some background: Liebster is a German word, meaning favourite, dearest or beloved and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers, who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:
  1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.
  2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
  4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

Here are my five random facts:

  • I attended 6 different primary schools (my parents were teachers, we moved a lot).
  • I have to read each night or I can't sleep.
  • I was completely in love with Princess Di as a child.
  • The Doc and I moved to the UK and started living together after about 2 months of dating.
  • I cry every time I see a baby being born.

The five blogs I bestow the award on are (I didn't obey the rules - they are not newer than me but they all deserve an award.  I haven't found many newer than me!) :


  1. Congratulation for your almost 100 posts.Thank you for your forever inspiring pictures of pretty flowers :)
    Lovely to read your random facts.I totally relate to the moving part...since I moved to Oz we moved 11 times not teachers but surely crazy!!Lots of schools for the girls too...I hope they will forgive us later :) xx

  2. Congratulations Ally and thank you for sharing your life with us too, for your beautiful and inspiring photographs and for your blogging friendship. Here's to another 100 posts. xx

  3. That's great news, Ally on the award and 100 posts!

    I moved a lot in primary school too - five schools for me, all before second grade! After that I was very bored to stay in one place!

    It's wonderful to share your blogging journey, Ally and you are never too late to link up to Grateful, if the link is open then so am I! x

  4. Ally- thanks for playing along with the Liebster award. Love your facts- I think we were all in love with Diana as a child!
    I am so glad I found your blog, your photography is stunning.
    We will have to meet in person some time!

  5. Ally, wow getting to 100 posts ... well done you ... always count on your to bring some beauty to the blogspace :-)


  6. Getting to 100 posts is a great milestone! I love blogging too, although it can be frustrating for me sometimes as well when I don't know how to write like I want to. But I love your beautiful pictures and I wish you the best!!

  7. Yay for 100 posts Ally! Well done :)
    Thankyou for the award, I will graciously accept very soon :)

    1. 100 posts - that's great! :) Congrats! I loved reading your facts and thank you for the award.


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