Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Premio Dardos Award!

I had a lovely surprise this morning to find that Barbara Martin has given me the 'Premio Dardos' award! Thank you so much, Barbara, I am honoured!

(Being something of a non-technically-savvy giraffe, after several attempts, I have not yet been able to copy and paste the award from Barbara's blog ... hence my temporary fix in the above image!! I'd appreciate instructions in my comments - in the meantime, perhaps my nominees would be able to collect their award image via Barbara Martin's blog?)

The award 'Premio Dardos' is for the appreciation of merits - culturally, literary and individually - of every blogger who expresses him/herself on his/her blog.

1. be tickled pink ;)

2. copy and paste the award picture to your blog;

3. write down the regulations;

4. link the blog who bestowed you the Award;

5. and finally nominate 15 blogs for the Award.

As Barbara mentions on her blog, there have been comments that the awards are like chain mail letters. Therefore there is no obligation to take this up. I too have chosen 11 nominees, and these may choose whether or not to nominate others for the award:

1. The Weaver of Grass; A farmer's wife living in the Yorkshire Dales, The Weaver of Grass writes outstanding poetry. Her daily postings also feature her countryside, local history and everyday events portrayed in such a way that I'm eagerly waiting for the next post!

2. Melrose Musings; Derrick of Melrose posts compellingly about a range of subjects, from opera to his extensive travels to local interest.

3. Life at Willow Manor; Willow's uplifting posts cover a diverse range of cultural and creative subjects.

4. Poetikat's Blasts from the Past; A wonderful trip down memory lane - reminders of our early days stirring up memories we may have forgotten and creating new ones!

5. Passport Diaries; Marigirl's amazing documentation of her travels. Currently in Japan, she gives unusual and riveting glimpses into the culture of many countries.

6. ARTIT; Following the progress of Jeane's artworks is an inspiration!

7. From The House of Edward; Pamela Terry's elegant and charming writing and images lift the spirits. Edward is irresistable!

8. Thatchwick Cottage; Eleanor's warm welcome to her lovely garden and her descriptions and photographs of South Africa give inspiring insights into her country.

9. Summit Manor; The poems and photographs of Tom Atkins lift the spirit!

10. The Solitary Walker; A visit here challenges my thinking. Poetry, excerpts from books and SW's own writing all make me ponder through the day, before writing my comments.

11. The Middenshire Chronicles; One of my very favourites, Chris Hale is an excellent wordsmith who writes about a range of topics and encourages interaction and the sharpening of one's own wit - an irresistable blog!

Thank you all you wonderful bloggers for enriching my life - you all well deserve your awards! Thank you again to Barbara Martin.


Barbara Martin said...

Raph, you are most welcome to receive the award. I expect Little Nicky and Necky Becky were beside themselves when you told them.

For moving the image: if you use your cursor over the image, then right click and choose from the menu half-way down 'Save Picture As...' and then save into your temporary email folder. I don't understand the problem unless you have a software program like copyspace protecting your own site. The image I have was taken from Mihai's site in Romania.

Your nominees are welcome to visit my blog to browse and collect their award image.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Barbara. I did attempt to move the image in the way you mention, but it wouldn't - so maybe it is a software program. Hopefully my nominees will be able to!

(The whole family were thrilled, though Necky Becky pretended not to be - she's that sort of age!)

Sepiru Chris said...

Hello Ralph,

I have just discovered you via the exceedingly gracious Barbara. It is a pleasure to start perusing your site. I have to get back to digging through more of your archives, although I may have to do that another time.


Derrick said...

What can I say, Raph??!!

After you blowing my trumpet so loudly, I am at a loss for what to post today!

I shall place the award in my sidebar with pride but I will not be passing it on because you have already nominated many of those that I would choose.

Thank you!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Sepiru Chris - and also thank you for following!

I have just visited your most interesting blog, and will be back for further perusal this evening, when I look forward to seeing the wonder feline photographer Pommes!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Oh Derrick - please don't be at a loss for what to post today!

I notice you have been able to paste the Award in your sidebar - I wonder what it is that makes me unable to do so? (Apart from my lack of technological savvy, of course!) Maybe I should bring our IT consultant Nekky Tekky in ...

willow said...

Raph, I am so very honored to be listed with these great bloggers! Thank you very much. This was a wonderful surprise! :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Raph - how kind of you to nominate me. I am so pleased that you get pleasure from my blog. Unfortunately, like you, my computer skills are just not up to getting that award on to my blog! However - it is lovely of you to suggest me and i am most grateful.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

My pleasure, Willow. I so enjoy your blog!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Weaver, it is comforting to know that someone else can't manage to paste the award onto their blog!

L. Rochelle said...

I am in awe of your blog. Any award you receive is more than well deserved.
Tech things elude me too. Sometimes we just have to make that click, and hope for the best!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Lyn, what a wonderful compliment! In awe of my blog!!

Techy things can be confusing. Blogger have placed a notice at the top of my dashboard at the moment 'Scheduled outage 4 pm'. I initially thought it said 'scheduled outrage' which perplexed me somewhat ...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward and I are so touched that you have honored us with this lovely award. I'm tickled you enjoy visiting us so much, as we do love coming here also!! Thank you so much!!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

You are welcome, Pamela and Edward, it is a pleasure! I'm so glad you love visiting here also.

Poetikat said...

Thanks so much, Raph! I will put this on Blasts From the Past with great pride. Wow! 15 bloggers? That will be fun!

I hope you can get into "Invisible Keepsakes". Please let me know, I'll see if there's something I need to do on my end.


Raph G. Neckmann said...

Look forward to seeing your 15 bloggers, Poetikat!

I'll let you know about "Invisible Keepsakes".

marigirl said...

Ralph, I accomplished no. 1 quite easily and am now a tickled, pinkish color! :) This is my first award!! Thanks, and I think my mom started reading your blog after she saw I was following it. You delight such a range of readers.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Glad you are tickled pink, Marigirl, and you well deserve many awards with your interesting blog.

I'm pleased your mom is reading my blog, and hope she continues to enjoy it. I'm honoured to delight my readers - thank you!

chris hale said...

Raph, you are most kind.

I have just noticed, having perused your blog, that I was not shown as an official follower. I have, of course, rectified this situation immediately!

Viva Knollshire! Viva Camelopardii!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Chris! I am most honoured to have you here.

Prankman Cheng - aka Raph!

The Solitary Walker said...

Thank you so much, Raph - but I still can't get my head around all this blogging award stuff... :-)

I am so touched my blog seems to have touched others in differnet ways.

Will get back into blogging and blog-reading when this funeral's out of the way tomorrow. Hopefully.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

My thoughts are with you for tomorrow, SW.

Looking forward to reading your future posts.