Monday, February 13, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award!

Hey!!!! I recently joined a website called and guess what??? Nadezda of nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! I am so excited about this! THANK YOU, NADEZDA!
Besides being honoured to receive this Award, I have explored the Blotanical website more closely and it is incredible. So many wonderful garden blogs to read and gorgeous photographs to look at. I may never have time to clean or cook again :)

Here are the rules:


1. Write a post thanking the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. Include the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate .them for the award.
4. Include a link to their site.
5. Inform each of the bloggers that they have been nominated by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
6. Include these rules in the post.
7. In the post, include seven things about yourself.

Let's see if I have followed the rules:

I wrote to Nadezda and thanked her.

I posted a link to her site (she's in Russia!).

I added the little green Award symbol.

I have only just started reading and following many of the blogs that Blotanical assembles but I've enjoyed so many already!

Here are 15 that deserve this award as well:

Please have a look at these blogs - I hope you enjoy them as much as I have! They all have spectacular photography, great gardening information and enjoyable, often very humorous writing styles.

I will write to each of the bloggers to tell them of their nomination!

OK - the last thing: I need to include 7 things about myself - here goes:

1. I don't mind winter as long as there's no snow. :)
2. I am addicted to Pinterest
3. I adore frozen Cappuccino yogurt with chocolate espresso flakes
4. My fave TV series right now is Downton Abbey
5. I love to sit on my deck after dinner with my glass of wine and admire my garden (in the summer of course!)
6. When heading to any garden, I always have my camera on hand (can't let a photo-op get away!)
7. On a cold winter's evening, I enjoy a cup of Earl Grey Decaffinated tea by the fireplace.

Thanks again, Nadezda. 


Indie said...

Congratulations on the award! I've been enjoying reading your blog. Thanks so much for the nomination - I appreciate it!

Astrid said...

You're welcome! Your blog is lovely and definitely one I will read on a regular basis.

HELENE said...

Hello Astrid, congratulations on your award and thank you for the nomination, I really appreciate the recognition.

Astrid said...

Thanks, Helene - I've discovered some wonderful blogs thx to Blotanical and yours is one of them. I look fwd to keeping up with it.

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Nadezda said...

I chose your blog for a "Versatile Blogger Award" nomination, it shows a good taste, is informative, nice pictures.

Foxglove Lane said...

Thank you so much for the nomination. I can see why you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger too, well done!

Alistair said...

Hello Astrid, looking around your blog I am not surprised that you were nominated for this award. Thanks for mentioning aberdeen gardening. I will look forward to keeping up to date on what's going on in your part of the world from time to time. I agree Blotanical is very special.

debsgarden said...

Congratulations on the award! Your blog is a delight and you deserve the recognition! Thanks so much for thinking of my own blog for the award. I am honored. I was already nominated and didn't exactly follow the rules, but referred back to when I received the Stylish Blogger Award, with same requirements.

I enjoyed reading facts about yourself. The frozen cappuccino yogurt sounds wonderful!

Astrid said...

Thanks Nadezda, "Foxglove Lane", Alistair and Deb for your great comments! I am so glad I found you guys through Blotanical and now look fwd to reading your blog entries (as well as showing your beautiful blogs to my gardener friends!)
Am working on my March Diary post and hope to have it up early in the month.
Thx again, - Astrid

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