Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

An award was sent to me by my blogging friend Amanda at Forestwoodfolkart.





I usually say I’m happy with all comments and likes I get – those are my reward and my token of appreciation from you, my friends! I do not need any awards… Still, I agree with Amanda – it’s an amazing thought that someone likes my doings here so much that they want to give me an Award. And, at the same time I also feel it’s an opportunity to direct people to blogs they otherwise may not have come across. A third positive idea is that new followers can get a shortcut to a little bit more about the blogger – this time, me.

I am very honoured, Amanda, and I want to say that I love your blog too! You are so talented and also keep our minds busy with new mysteries every week …

I will try to answer at least some of the questions given, and I will link to some more interesting blogs. Old and new, and with different themes.


The answers to the questions that address the award rules (see below)  are:

How would you describe what your blog is about?

My life and thoughts – although not too personal.

Do you see your blog changing (as in expanding or developing in any way) at some stage in the future?

As I have three different blogs, I might in the future only have one – let ‘s see which choices i will make…

Do you write your blog posts straight onto the WordPress page or onto a word document first?

Straight into the html wordpress page,

When you write, do you need to be on your own or are you happy to write with others around you?

On my own. Social by profession, but in heart and mind, a loner.

Which is your favourite species of tree, and why do you like it?

Oak and Ginko Biloba. Oak because it’s so Swedish, has a powerful canopy and is ageing beautifully. Ginko because it is the oldest tree species in the world (in reality – a fossil), has got beautifully shaped needles instead of leaves and gets wonderfully  golden in autumn.

If you were to have a day out somewhere easily reachable from your home, where would it be?

The forest – my second home.

Which ‘celebration’ (annual or otherwise) in the country where you live do you enjoy the most?

Midsummer – most joy, warmth and laughter

Which way would you choose to travel, given the choice: car or train?

I often go by car, but prefer train because of less pollution and better views. The car gives you more freedom though…

Which subject did you enjoy the most at school?

Art, languages and biology.

What do you think is the best thing about being a woman today?

Firstly: Being able to give birth to children. Secondly: Today, in my country, a woman can choose how she wants to live her own life more freely.


Nominees: Thank you for having great blogs and even if I do not visit as often as I would like to – I will be back! Know that I love you. And, maybe you are award free or maybe you do not like awards – just want to let you know my appreciation!







  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Answer the questions given to you.
  • Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Give your nominees questions to answer.
  • Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog – your choice which one.


Dardos Premio Award

Sylvain Landry – thank you for the nomination, Dardos Premio Award. I am honoured, and even if I generally do not accept awards anymore because of the time consuming effect, I will take this opportunity to link to15 of all the blogs I find great inspiration from!

Premio Dardos means “prize darts” in Spanish and is given “in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.”
This award comes with the following rules:

1) Include the Premio Dardos Award Picture and the name of the person that nominated you (Include a link to their blog)

2) Nominate 15 other blogs and notify them!

3) Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog and link back.

So, here they are! Thank you again for this opportunity – and thank you to all you inspirational writers, photographers and bloggers out there! Mabel Kwong, whose interest in different cultures and habits makes us all think and learn.  Tylko fotografia, delivering soft and stunning shots from his part of the world.  iPictureThis, with great feeling and diversity in her photography. Patrizia Mezzogori, always warm hearted and a keen eye for photography.  Tom Warren, delivering completely mesmerizing nature photos in B&W- no comments possible, unfortunately. Seonaid Green, the heart of poetry and photography – in complete harmony.  Noortje Russel, making nature a dream come true! Lynne Ayers – vivid experiments, art and photo. Silkannthreads – a master of the little things in life, and making us all understand what really matters. NinnaO, delivers magic. Sara Zancotti, simply beautiful.  WordsVisual, Sue Judd – a master of (among other things) decay and turning everything in this world into beauty. Annika Kellner Foto, inspirational photography – and lovely dogs. Poppy, travels and other – excellent photography.

An Award – to all of you!

Sometimes I’m offered an award. I’m not playing along very often, but I’m always grateful that somebody thinks I’m worthy of it! And then, sometimes I feel I just Have to play along. (My heart is of course swelling…) Given the time too, and with no difficult answers to be given… Here we go!

A big Thank You goes to Across the Bored who has sent along a Most Influential Blogger award! A lovely opening about herself is:” Old enough to rant, too old to rave yet sufficiently young to forge a path into the future.“ Influencing people sounds great – as long as it is in a positive way – so accepting this feels great as well. I would like to point out that EVERY blogger in our community is influential in his or her own way. So, thank you All of you out there for inspiring!

Conditions For Accepting The Award

To accept this award, the awardee must do the following:

  1. Display the Award on your Blog.
  2. Announce your win with a blog post and thank the Blogger who awarded you. Do not lump this award with any other award in a “basket”, “bouquet” or “collection” etc, I would rather you didn’t accept the award.
  3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
  4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment (or a pingback).
  5. Include an embedded video of your current favourite song (YouTube has virtually everything, just copy and paste the link into your WordPress editor). If a video is not possible you can embed a SoundCloud track.

And the Award goes to the hosts/hostesses of these: Greenmackenzie Vastlycurious Gallivanta

Bente Haarstad Photography Bente Harstad M.R. I know, I know…you don’t want this… Viveka Amy Etcetera Etcetera Etcetera Scottseyephotos In Flow Beyond the Brush


Please, check them all out – each one is influential in their own right, and offers us another unique perspective on our world!


My video is for all you positive inspirers! The song is stuck in my mind since I first heard it, and the clip is happy and warm hearted. Have a great weekend!