Believe it or not…

Yes an actual “current” Blog Award Post!

Thank you Nizy at Nizy’s Life Compendium for nominating me for the “Blog of the Year 2012” award. It is amazing how many wonderful creative and talented bloggers there are out there. Nizy being one of those.

I’m guessing, no actually I know that every single blogger I’ve met in my blogging journey so far should have one of these. Part of my problem in the past has been the deciding of who will receive one.

Before I proceed any further with this nomination I’d like to give a very special thanks and heads up to the lovely and spiritual Len Williams Carver at  who nominated me for the Sisterhood Of the World Bloggers Award on the 23rd, and Mridula at My Scribbles who writes wonderful flash fiction who nominated me for  the Beautiful Blogger Award on the 26th. My thanks to both, they are lovely Awards and I will be posting them shortly to my blog page, I thank you both sincerely for thinking of me.

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So here is what you need to know about:

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award,

(This has been copied word for word for accuracy)

Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

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 – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – 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 – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

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…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

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.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

There are six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!


Need to know more? Check out the FAQ page

And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award


‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:



So there you go those are the rules and the name of the game.

The following are just a few of the worthy people that I believe might enjoy playing (that they are deserving is already understood by me) by the way just so you know, I think you’re all deserving so if you want to play give me a holler and I’ll be happy to include you in the following list! For those who don’t want to play no worries, I was just thinking of you 🙂 In no particular order my nominees are:

Meme, Mix&MatchMeme, This one is special if you haven’t been to visit Meme, do, you won’t regret it!

Len,, Len’s post is always a pleasure to visit, filled with both grace and fun!

StefanMaxima, His blog is wonderful, his photography, words and poetry beautiful. A must to visit.

LuAnn ~ Paint your landscape, Everything about this blog is great. Photography and the written word – visit!

AlastairAlastairs Blog, I’ve followed Alastair for quite awhile now, his blogs have it all, be sure to visit!

RoSy, Sharing Me Myself and I ~ This is one great lady, be sure and visit her site!

Boomie,  Boomie Bol ~ She is an excellent poet. Her posts are always a great place to be!

SteJ, Book to the Future ~ A great blog, book reviews, wit, an occasional creative piece, one to check out!

Celestine, Reading Pleasure ~ I enjoy Celestine’s written words and poetry very much, please visit her.

Robyn Lee, Through The Healing Lens ~ My favorite, go and visit, I’m sure you’ll agree!

Barb, Life in the Foothills ~ A wonderful blog, fun and entertaining a pleasure to visit, be sure you do.

AnElephantCant, ~ A great blog, excellent Scottish prose, great wit and well written pieces, visit for sure!

Christina, reconstructing christina, Beautiful sensual poetry, just excellent be sure to visit.

Sharla, Catnipoflife, So much talent,grace,and fun with this gifted lady, do visit her blog.

Nightlake call2read, Her writing is beautiful, her blog elegant, visit her, you wont regret it.

And this includes the first part of those I’m nominating, no I’m not through yet, this should not have been published until tomorrow but I hit publish instead of preview so there you go! And I still haven’t contacted these guys yet. So if you read this before I notify you great, let me know!

I’m going to bed! Oh, congratulations!

~ Penny

The Perfect Love Song!

Yes it is!

The sentiments are rich and full, the visuals (in the video) are beautiful but the meaning underlying it all are breathtakingly true of what we would wish for in life I believe. And I think the man who wrote the words performs them best of all.

“Dance Me To The End Of Love”

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

~ Leonard Cohen
Leonard Norman Cohen, a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.
Thanks for the visit, Have a great day today filled with love!
~ Penny