Happy award

happyawardJudith from Leeswammes Blog has given me this absolutely cute looking Happy Award. My taste is pretty girly, I’m afraid to say, so this pink image is totally my thing. Thank you so much, Judith!

My task is to write down 10 things that make me happy and pass on the award to fellow blogger(s).

OK, let’s see…

  • Waking up in the morning knowing I have no schedule to follow.
  • Getting up and going into a clean and spotless kitchen – because I pulled myself together and tidied it up before I went to bed the night before.
  • Having breakfast at my favourite cafe with the kids being safely packed away in school and kindergarten.
  • Going to the family park to go on fun rides without having to queue for an hour.
  • Watching a cozy mystery movie while doing some crafts and having a coffee
  • Starting on a vacation, sitting in the car, a long drive ahead and knowing there is a ferry waiting for us at the end of the day.
  • Alternatively, starting on a vacation, sitting in the car, a long drive ahead and knowing we will be in Italy in a few more hours.
  • Getting an unloved task done, like for example filing away paperwork that has literally been waiting for years.
  • Going on a shopping tour and finding just the things I wanted for a bargain price.
  • Meeting people that I haven’t seen for a long time to find out that we still connect.

So, now to the passing on part. I’m passing this award on to Bella because she can do with some stress relief and think of some nice things. At the moment she is obsessing over her TBR pile mountain range and needs a distraction. Badly!


Oh My Blog! award

Oh My Blog

Gaby from Oh my Books! awarded me with the Oh my Blog! award. Thanks so much, Gaby. What a fun award to get!

Now, what to do?

1. Get really excited that you got the coolest award EVER!

2. Choose ONE of the following options of accepting the OMB award:

(a) Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight, or for as long as you can focus.

(b) Write about your most embarrassing moment.

(c) Write a "Soundtrack of your childhood" post.

(d) Make your next blog a ‘vlog’/video blog. Basically, you’re talking to the camera about whatever.

(e) Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning, before you do anything else (hair, make up, etc) and post it.

3. Pass the award on to at least three, but preferably more, awesome bloggers. Don’t forget to tell them.

1. I’m getting really excited. Too bad you can’t see me now. And no, I won’t do a vlog entry…

2. I go for no. e. OK, I cheated a tiny bit, but this is still me at 7am this morning. No make up, no nothing, lol.


3. I’m passing the award on to Carin from A little bookish, Judith from Leeswamme’s blog and to Zee from Notes from the North. Can’t wait to see what you will come up with.

Hm, it seems, Zee’s blog has gone missing. Hope it’ll be back soon.


Bodacious Blogger Award

Leeswammes gave me the Bodacious Blogger Award. Thanks so much, Judith, what a great thing to find when you get home from work.


OK, this is how it works:

If you are given this award you must first accept it by leaving a comment on the post you were nominated on. Then copy and paste the post and add it to your own blog.

Make a list of the last 5 books you read and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers (no backsies!). Please also identify the blog from which you got the award and don’t forget to tell your picks that they have a blog award!

The last five books I read were:

My candidates for the award and the reason for it would be:

Erotic Horizon because she is constantly giving me recommendations of what to read.

Beth Fish reads because she came up with the Weekend Cooking meme which I find a great idea. Gives me a chance to talk and read about food, which is always a wonderful topic.

One book away from heaven, because she gave me the inspiration for my cover compare posts.

The view from Sari’s world, because she covers a whole range of topics and is another soccer fan (and she supports the right team during the world cup, :-)).

Graasland, because I like her vegetable pictures, she’s a fellow Weekly Geek and I learn a bit of Dutch along the way.

Go and check out their blogs!


Kreativ Blogger Award

Lily from I love Books gave me this award some time ago. In my usual manner I totally forgot about it until yesterday when I went to Lily’s blog once again and remembered it. Thanks, Lily, for thinking of me. 

I’m supposed to list my 7 favourite things. I’m strictly talking things, so no family, friends and other living beings will make it on this list.

1. My Thursday morning breakfast at my favourite café

2. My Sony e-reader. It’s called Mulder.

3. Photoshop

4. Bookstores and books, even though I read mostly e-books nowadays. Nothing nicer than browsing a bookshop.

5. Our two art pieces by Claudine Hellmuth

6. My new netbook, because it looks so cute

7. Large purses, I always carry half my household around

That’s it. I’m supposed to tag people, but I’ll take some time to think about this and come back later.


I got the Butterfly Award from emeraldfire

Thanks so much, emeraldfire , for the award.

This is a meme award to be passed on.
The rules are:
1. Post the logo on your blog
2. Add link to the person who awarded it to you
3. Award up to 10 blogs
4. Add links to those blogs in your award post
5. Leave a message for awardee on their blog

OK, my candidates for the award are: