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Awards Catch Up

January seems to have been so busy, following the lazy end to December, which although it dragged me down a little, it did give me loads of time to visit many of your great Blogs on a regular basis.  I know over the last month, I haven’t been visiting and reading as much as I would like to, I haven’t posted as much as I would want to either, settling for posting poetry and photo’s, quick posts rather than the more structured longer posts on my struggles or any topics that crop up as I journey.

So one thing I haven’t addressed is the number of awards that have come my way over the last month, so I will process four awards in one post.  Because of that I’m not going to follow or post all the rules of the awards, I am going to award all four awards to each one of my nominees, apologies if you have already received them, but I hope you will appreciate the nomination anyway.  Should you wish to adhere to the rules of each award, please visit the Blogs of those who have been kind enough to give me the award.

The Shine On Award


Shine On Award

Shine On Award

 Awarded to me by Sheri at The Other Side Of Ugly.

Blog of the Year 2012 Star


Blog of the Year Award 4 star

Blog of the Year Award 4 star


Awarded to me by Robin Claire at A Christian Over Comer

Illuminating Blogger Award

light bulb concept

Awarded to me by Otrazhenie

Liebster Award

Liebster Blog Award

Liebster Blog Award

Awarded to me by Clem at Tornhout – Nashville

Therefore, I award all of the above to:

Robin Claire
Cookie 5683
Human In Recovery
Deep And Wonderful Thoughts
Glorius Mettle

Thank you all for your support and fantastic comments, and your wonderful blogs.

 With you all, I share this song.

Oh oh we need each other
So what’s the fighting for
Oh oh we need each other
Please don’t close the door
Oh oh we need each other
Through all the highs and lows
Oh oh we need each other
Cuz no one’s meant to live alone
(We Need Each Other by Sanctus Real)

Hobbits And Awards

This afternoon I took Ben to The Hobbit, we are both fans of Lord of the Rings and he did ask before Christmas and I promised I would take, so we went to see that, whilst Victoria took Eve to see Rise of the Guardians instead, there was no way Eve would sit through three hours of the Hobbit.

Needless to say Ben loved it, now I’m having to relive it all night, as he recites all his favourite bits.  It maybe doesn’t truly follow the book, some bits added and others taken out, but whether you are a fan or not, it is still worth seeing.

Over the last couple of days I’ve received another couple of Awards, firstly a second star for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award from Conralin at Heaven On Earth, I am as always very grateful.  I made a decision to participate in giving and receiving awards, but in doing so decided that I would only award nominations once, so having previously handed out stars for this award, I will refrain from doing so again.

Blog of the Year Award 2 star

Blog of the Year Award 2 star

The second award is slightly different, it is the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, which has been gratefully awarded to me by Marsha at Streaming Thoughts.  This one differs in that it is award to those who follow your blog and like or comment, rather than awarding it for the content of their blog.

Wonderful Team Member Award

Wonderful Team Member Award

The Rules of the award are as follows:

(i) Don’t forget to thank the nominator and link back to their site as well;
(ii) Display the award logo on your blog;
(iii) Nominate no more than fourteen readers of your blog you appreciate and leave a comment on their blogs to let them know about the award;
(iv) Finish this sentence: “A great reader is…”

My finished sentence:
A great reader is always ready to offer a simple like (or appreciate) through all my highs, my lows, my pain, my pleasure, my ramblings and everything else, staying with me all the way through my journey.

I’ve chosen ten recipients for the award, they may not comment often, but they read and like my posts on a regular basis, for which I am so grateful.

Congratulations to:

Life Out Of The Box
Hope* The Happy Hugger
Life Revelation
The Laughing Housewife
Seth Snap
Morning Story And Dilbert
Keeping It Real
Fight For It

Thank you all, you’ve been there patiently.

You’ve been there patiently
Trust is a river
Moving, breaking
You move right through me
And I am waking
You have shown me truth through trust
(Blocking The Sun by The Send)

Another The Bottom of a Bottle Awards Ceremony

Once again it is award time here at The Bottom of a Bottle, over the last week I have been awarded two more awards, I am always grateful for any like, comment and award I am given, so thank you all for the support over the last few months, it has really helped make this blogging experience worthwhile.

The first award is my first star for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award, which was awarded to me by Sheri at The Other Side Of Ugly, she has some great inspirational posts based on her own experiences through life, thank so much Sheri.

Blog of the Year Award 1 star

Blog of the Year Award 1 star

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’ AwardThought Palette 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 our 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!

Which means that you can check out your favourite 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!

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.

You will find all of the info plus the Awards with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 stars upon them here. If you have any questions about how to post the banner on your WordPress blog go to your widgets, apply your Blog of the Year 2012 logo with the correct amount of stars on it to your sidebar. Simple.

Okay, I seem to like the number six, there are six stars to collect so I will 12 present awards (don’t bother with the maths, I didn’t), and they are in no particular order:

Deep And Wonderful Thoughts

Running on Sober


Robin Claire


Cookie 5683

Run To Inspire


Facing Facts About Myself

Al K Hall-ic Anonymous

Human In Recovery

To Give You Hope

I would like to say thank you to all those listed above, their inspiring posts, their numerous likes and fantastic comments have made my Blogging experience something to cherish.

I would also like to thank Cookie for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award for the second time this week, once again I appreciate the award so much, but as I only issued this award six days ago in my post Carols, Candles & Congratulations, I will refrain from presenting the award again, but I will post seven more “interesting facts” about myself.

1) I always wanted a blue and yellow Macaw, I was going to teach it the words to Common People by Pulp, so when anyone came round it would say “I wanna live with Common People like you”, I thought that would be hilarious!

2) My right calf is way smaller than my left calf, which looks a bit odd when I’m wearing shorts, this is from spending a month in plaster after shredding my ankle ligaments playing football (soccer) when I was fourteen.

3) I am half English, quarter Welsh and a quarter Polish, through my Grand Parents, which means I could play football (soccer) for all three countries (bit old for that now, if only I hadn’t shredded my ankle), but my kids can only play for England (which they are probably happy about).

4) I love music, I have over 1000 vinyl singles and 1000 CD singles still cluttering my parent’s house and don’t I know about it, they let me know about it at least once a week,.

5) I also love the Marx Brothers, my favourite films of theirs is Horse Feathers, classic, the password is Swordfish by the way.

6) I once owned a Koi carp called Charlie, he used to feed from my hand and let me tickle him, I bet you all want one now.

7) I love just throwing in random references every now and again, my karate students are often confused by my odd statements, kids these days, I can’t believe they have never heard of Boris Karloff.

So there you have it, the conclusion of another The Bottom of A Bottle Awards Ceremony and seven more “interesting” facts about me, thank you and goodnight.

Oops, sorry forgot the song.

Look around, look around
Tell me can you see
All the wonder in the world
Is reason to believe
That there is something more
A love we can’t ignore
Behind the beauty
(Behind The Beauty by Josh Wilson)

I just love this song, so I dedicate this to my good friends listed above and all the other good people who have visited my Blog over the last few months.