Sunday, 10 October 2010

One lovely surprise........

On Friday I received a message on my blog from the lovely Michele , who writes the delightful Mushroom Tender, to visit her at her blog as she had a surprise for me. I was so thrilled to find she had an award waiting there for me  - One Lovely Blog Award!
I am so new to  blogging that this was a real surprise and delight for me. Thank you Michele. She is a very talented artist and I have been following her blog for the last few months, do take a look. Her artwork is beautiful. I am a bit of a "jack of all trades" with my crafts and the one thing I cannot do is draw freehand...it is a skill I admire. The award is also to encourage us to visit more of the lovely blogs that are out there.

 In accepting this award we are asked to pass it on to 15 other lovely blogs we follow. At the moment I only number a few so I am going to pass this on to all those I do follow - you know who you are - don't be shy - and  also to all the lovely bloggers who have left such kind comments on my blog over the last 2 months. Please DO take the award, you all deserve it!

 The one person I really do want to name is my dear Etsy and Blogger friend Mia who lives far away in Finland. I have known Mia for about a year when I had her make me a beautiful Moomin bag. As a child I read and loved the Moomin books and when I found that she made Moomin bags I had to check her out. Through my Etsy convos I was introduced to her wonderful blog and I have followed it for the last year or so. It was her who inspired me to take the leap and start writing Jane's Journal in July. So actually if I could dedicate this award to someone it would be to dear Mia......thank you :0)

I also decided to take this opportunity to have a look at my stats and in this short time I found I have had visits from the UK, Finland, USA, Canada, Germany, Japan China, Denmark, Ireland, Russia, Argentina, Japan and most recently The Netherlands! Quite a world wide audience. It still stuns me how accessible the world is now with the Internet. I really do regard my fellow bloggers as blogger buddies and I so enjoy the interaction we all have. As you know I do have a profession as a busy physiotherapist working in the NHS and my crafts and hobbies that I blog about are such a great antidote to the fast pace of my working life. It gives me a real life-balance and I truly love it.

So to EVERYONE out there, thank you for visiting me at Jane's Journal, it gives me such pleasure that in such a short time I realise that there are people out there who appear to enjoy reading what I have to write and share. Please remember -  don't feel too shy to comment...it's always so lovely to hear from people. As I said in my very 1st post it really is good to realise that I am not talking to myself!

Bye for now - and thank you again Michele :0)

Jane x

12 comments:

  1. Thank you Laney, I hope you are out in your garden as I am...laptops are great aren't they...the promised 21oc is here! A glorious day it is Jx

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  2. Hi Jane,
    What a beautiful, "lovely" post. This is exactly why you were selected to receive this award. Your blog is always so fun to visit! It's such a thrill to hear and see what other bloggers are up to, become better acquainted and learn from each other. Thank you for your kindness! Enjoy the day! :o)

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  3. Thank you so much Michele. I totally agree that blogs are such a pleasant forum to meet and get to see what other lovely bloggers do. It's a little glimpse into the worlds we live in and it gives me great pleasure to read about other people and to share mine.
    Thanks again for your kindness,
    Jane x

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  4. Congratulations Jane, well deserved!!
    Vivienne x

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  5. Thanks Vivienne, have a great Sunday evening. Hope you got the wonderful sunshine we enjoyed :0)
    Jane x

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  6. Congratulations! I agree, it's so much fun to look into other people's lives and see what they do through their blogs. Thanks for visiting my site and your nice comment too!

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  7. Thanks for your visit here Linda. As I said in the post I really envy you artists who can draw free style...now that is a skill I have never mastered. I love seeing the different styles of blog too. Keep blogging!
    Jane x

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  8. Jane, my apologies for the delay! I am so happy that you've been awarded this award as you truly do have a fantastic blog..your posts are delightful to read, and it has been my pleasure getting to know you these past few months. I thank you for your kind words about the baby and momma duck..to bring back memories of the illustrator Mary,just makes my heart happy!! And aha! A fellow Flintsontes and Jetson's fan...you have great taste. : ) Have a wonderful week ahead and I shall check in next week! : )

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  9. Hi Shirley, great to see you back here, I'm so pleased that you enjoy my postings...it's really great when people drop by and leave a message. I too have enjoyed getting to know you and seeing your wonderful illustrations on your blog. I class you as a fellow blogging buddie! I tried for years to get the Flintstones on video for my husband but sadly it was never sold in the correct format to play on UK players. Today this spurred me on to look again today and I think it is available now on DVD and it looks like it's OK for UK DVD players...yipeee, I think this may be a christmas idea for him...?
    Have a great day, Jane x

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  10. Dear Jane,

    This award was so "you" - your blog makes me smile! It's lovely to read your stories and see beautiful and interesting pictures - thank you for sharing!

    And you giving the award to me among the your other readers: Thank you SO much, I am so happy to know you!

    Many happy thoughts from Finland again!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  11. Thank you and yes dear Mia this is definately an award for you too. As I said in my post it was your blog which inspired me to start my blogging journey, which I so enjoy. I do hope you get over the flu soon. Have an early night with some hot lemon!
    Take care,
    Love Jane x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x