Anyways, lots has been happening in the blogosphere while I've been catching some rays, wining, dining and coffee-ing and gazing at gob-smackingly beautiful scenery, so it'll take awhile to catch up. Oh, and look! Nearly 100 followers! How did that happen??
I've missed a blogfest (shock! horror!) so sorry to Shelley from Stories in the Ordinary who hosted the I Can't Say It Blogfest. I've been reading some entries and they're darned good. Pop over if you can.
Some lovelies have dropped by and left me some awards to pick up, so this will take some time. This is the point of this blog post and I'm finally getting to it. Blah! Blah! I'm so verbose.
Due to such a concentrated busy time to-ing and fro-ing between blogs, I realise what a PAIN word verification is! And the blogs who even want your email address! I just want to run away and leave no comment. Too much time! Look, if the odd alien pops in to leave a comment I can live with that, can't you? So how about going into settings and turning off word verification! Pretty please??? Do we really need it??? If there is a good reason to keep it, please tell...
Anyways, the lovely missali (a fellow Aussie) from Love Miss Ali, has given me the Butterfly Award (which will be added to my awards slideshow later.) To collect I have to tell you what makes me smile. Hmm, now that's not too difficult. I'll be buzzing around looking for bloggers to pass this on to who might have something to smile about too!
The ocean - there's something about the ocean view that always inspires me
Love - maybe this should be first, as what could be lovelier than love? Husband, kids, friends, family, views, blogging...
Chocolate in any guise - smile, smile, smile
Coffee - especially when a favourite barista adds a special design on top just because I make him smile with the amount of coffee he makes for me.
A scene that sparkles - more than a smile, a holler, a whoop!
Seeing a place for the first time when travelling. Hard to wipe the smile off my face.
Blogger friends who award me - thank you for making me smile