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‘One Lovely Blog’


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It’s such a lovely surprise to be nominated for “One Lovely Blog” Award, thank you so much to Amanda from Surprising Lives for the nomination! I love her inspirational blog, her quotes and words of wisdom…stop by Amanda’s page, you will not regret it:)

Award Rules:

1. Thank your nominator, if you’d like 🙂

2. List 7 facts about you

3. Nominate 15 blogs for the award


I took a few days to think about how I will write this post…so here it goes, hope you will enjoy it

I will leave the nomination part open because I can’t possibly choose just 15 lovely blogs…all of you out there reading this post, it’s your turn to share your loveliness:)

Lots of love,

Julia

xxx

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‘Thank You!’


Take time to be kind and to say ‘thank you.’

Hello my beautiful friends:)

This post is so long overdue that it has to be the best I’ve done until now:)

For the past few months I’ve been blessed with so many nominations for amazing awards but had no time to thank all my fellow bloggers who thought of me as a deserving recipient of these beautiful awards.

I dedicate this post to YOU…because you are the reason why I love to write!

If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know by now that ‘simple’ is not something I am familiar with:)))

I am going to bend the rules a bit, just because this post should be all about YOU…all of you who nominated me and who sit beside me on this journey of discovery that is My Red Page.

I hope you will enjoy this post…I’ve loved every second creating it:)

Here we go…

The Beautiful Blogger Award

The Beautiful Blogger Award
The Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you so much Elyse for the nomination…I’ve never been nominated before and I feel extremely privileged to join the club:)

Elyse from Beauty By Elyse is the true definition of beautiful and her blog is all about finding the best beauty tips out there; but besides sharing her ‘fashion passion’, Elyse shares her optimism with the world with simple but insightful words.

The Creative Blogger Award

The Creative Blogger Award
The Creative Blogger Award

Thank you so much for this nomination, I feel so happy that the way I express my views is considered creative and worthy of your attention:) I’ve received three nominations for this award, so thank you so much to Eloquent-devianceayuj28consul and Alicia.

Eloquent-deviance it’s a very interesting blog about true feelings and honest thoughts…a refreshing way of looking at the world, I might say!

Moviemphetamine is one of my favourite blogs because it shares my passion for movies, so if one of your ways of spending Friday evening is sitting back with a cup of hot cocoa and watching a good film, take a peak at what should you watch next.

Alicia from AliciasWorldofPages has a great blog for book reviews that she shares with all of us in her own unique way…read some inspirational posts and open up to a journey of amazing reads.

The Inspirational Blogger Award

The Inspirational Blogger Award
The Inspirational Blogger Award

Thank you so much Deb for this nomination, it means more than you know!

All of us, writers…secretly, we all wish that one day someone will call us ‘Inspirational’, because that’s how we know that the message we wanted to send out into the world, was understood and shared.

Deb and Once Upon A Hot Flash it’s one of the most inspirational blogs I’ve read in a while…she is the one who reminds me that we should be grateful for every little thing in our life and that we should live each day like a birthday…isn’t that beautiful?

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award
The Liebster Award

Thank you very much Jasmine for the nomination…this award is well known to me, but always appreciated:)

It’s all about love…and sharing that love with others!

Jasmine from JasimeMimz is one of the best writers I’ve had the pleasure to meet through the blogosphere.

Her passion for life and sincerity in her words is inspirational!

The Sisterhood Of The World Award

The Sisterhood Of The World Award
The Sisterhood Of The World Award

One the most loved awards in the female bloggers community…why?

We are proud to recognise each other and support one another when we need to:)

I’ve received three nominations for this award, so I would like to thank Soumi, Amanda and Kat for inviting me in this exclusive club of Girl Power:)

Soumi from An Unwrapped Soul has an amazing blog…she is a very talented writer and if you take a minute to read her blog, you will be drawn into her world!

Amanda from Amanda Under Construction is inviting all of us to a journey of self discovery…her blog shares her life experiences, passions and hobbies and her first steps as a writer.

Kat from Hunggry Tummy shares her best recipes and food encounters with step by step guide towards making  your own delicious dishes in the comfort of your kitchen. What can I say….us foodies must stick together:)


As I’ve mentioned at the beginning, I am not going to make this post about myself, because you already know more than 7 things about me…this post is a ‘Thank You’ for all these amazing opportunities that I have every day to share my thoughts because you are along side me, sailing towards the unknown.

Thank you again for all these appreciations and I am extending the love to all of you who are reading this post…keep supporting each other and rewarding those who inspire you because we can only make it together!

Your Eternally Grateful,

Julia

xxx

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‘Blissful Paradise’


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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

Joseph Campbell

Today’s Photo 101 challenge made me think about what my blog truly expresses between its red pages…

Photo 101 assignment – Bliss and Captions

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I took these pictures a few years back but looking at them now I’ve realised that I’ve always followed my bliss…well more than one…fashion, food, photography…all these little things that are part of me and make my world a wonderful place.

The story of my Paradise…only in pictures:)

Open air restaurant in the middle of Paradise
Open air restaurant in the middle of Paradise
Crusty bread with olives
Crusty bread with olives
Little red dress
Little red dress

Last picture credited to © ILS Photography

Follow your bliss,

Julia

xxx

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‘The simple things in life’


I love to take something ordinary and make it really special.” Ina Garten

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Do you have a memory of the most tasty dish you’ve ever had?

I thought I did…until today:)

We all look for that unforgettable taste in complicated recipes…fancy restaurants…unknown ingredients.

More complex it looks, more we think it will be better than anything we ever had before…

Why is that?

We tend to treat most of the things in our life in the same manner…as it gets more tangled, as the puzzle has more pieces, we have the impression it might worth more.

So many times we look away from the most simple ingredients just because we’ve used them so many times…they are familiar so they lack the excitement… or do they?

Today I’ve put together the most basic ingredients for a salad…I won’t go into detail about the ingredients (unless you want me to) because that is not the point of this post…the result was – the most tasty turkey avocado salad I have ever had:)

…take a look today at the most simple things around you and soon you’ll realise they worth more than you’ve thought!

Complicated is born because we think the elementary is not enough…easy becomes puzzling through our attempt in finding something special, when the exceptional is actually hiding between the ordinary.

Simple thoughts by

Julia

xxx

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‘Versatile, Creative and Inspiring’


Versatile, Creative and Inspiring…

I feel very honoured because I believe every writer/blogger has a hidden wish to come close and be versatile, creative and inspiring.

As I’ve decide to respond to all the nominations I’ve received…the month of May will be assigned to Awards and celebrations of all the bloggers who’ve nominated me.

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I want to thank Huma and her blog https://humaaq.wordpress.com for these nominations:)

Make time to visit her blog as I can assure you it will feel like home, from her beautiful personality to each word she writes that is made to inspire her readers, HumaAq is definitely unique. She is getting very close to her 100th post so I think it’s a perfect time to celebrate her passion and commitment to sharing her world with all of us.

Thank you again for opening the doors to your amazing Universe:)

So, here it goes!

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For Versatile Award

1. Provide link of the individual who nominated me

2. Share 7 facts about myself

3. Nominate any number of fellow bloggers.

For Creative Blogger Award

1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs.

2. Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you.

3. Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers.

4. Pass these rules on to them.

For Inspiring Blogger Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

2. Display the award in a blog entry.

3. List the award guidelines so your nominees will know what to do.

4. State 7 hidden facts about yourself.

5. Nominate other blogger friends for the award.

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I’ve never received the Inspirational Award and I feel a bit emotional…it might just be something in the air:), don’t know…what I know is that I would love to bring inspiration to others, to light that spark and share the love for writing with all my readers!

Seven Random Facts about your author:)…things I love!

  The flower I am in love with:)                             Favourite summer fruit:)

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     Absolute refresher:)                                                  Most loved jam:)

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    Somehow…favourite little bug:)                          My favourite picture:)

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Just loving nature:)

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Here are the amazing bloggers to whom I am extending this 3 in 1 award roadshow:)

https://belowaveragewriter.wordpress.com

http://backtowhatever.com

https://anewfoodblog.wordpress.com

http://enaamshealthandhappiness.com

http://lovefromwhit.com

https://dineshgovender.wordpress.com

https://natalieheywood.wordpress.com

https://victorialouisewrites.wordpress.com

https://dreamwanderer1.wordpress.com

https://maverickmist.wordpress.com

https://manjamaksimovic.wordpress.com

https://icecoffeecouture.wordpress.com

http://breathoffreshness.com

http://surprisinglives.net

http://johndeccles.com

I don’t have words to express the love I am feeling for this blogging community…I admire the way we support and encourage each other and every day it feels like you’re joining a family that is growing with the speed of light.

I hope you will accept these awards and celebrate them with your readers:)

‘Liebster Saga’ Episode One


” Expect nothing and appreciate everything ”

The Liebster Saga Story

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The month of May was like a wonderful warm summer shower of Awards…a few weeks ago, three of my fellow bloggers nominated me for the Liebster Award, so I’ve decided to dedicate a post to each of them as gratitude.

As I was writing theses posts, more nominations came through from other bloggers, so I found myself in the pool of Liebster…feeling all that love made me continue and return the appreciation of all these nominations!

The Liebster Saga starts from here and Episode One is dedicated to Shubhada at https://loveexpressing.wordpress.com. Thank you very much for the nomination:) 

Take a moment to visit her blog…you will feel the love from the first page and her poetry will open a new and wonderful world that will definitely inspire you!

Here are the Award rules to follow:)

Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.

– Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.

– Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.

– Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.

– Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

Here are some interesting questions I have to answer…let’s get started:)

1. Where would your dream house be situated? And what would it be? (A cottage, a bungalow, a flat, a caravan, anything!)

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2. Which character from a novel are you similar to?

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3. One word that describes you aptly.

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4. What does the colour ‘red’ signify to you?

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5. Are you more of an extrovert or an introvert?

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6. If you were an ice cream, which flavour would you be?

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7. What would the last line of your autobiography read? (Ok, I stole this question from a magazine, but I love this question!)

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8. If you were stuck on an island, and you were allowed to have three things, what would they be?

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9.  If you were capable of doing magic, what magic would you do? (Being invisible, reading people’s minds, riding a broomstick – hard to choose, eh?)

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10.  If you were Archie, whom would you choose, Betty or Veronica?

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I’ve loved your questions,…some I wasn’t familiar with so  I had to research a bit:)

Now it’s my turn again to nominate 10 bloggers who deserve this Award more than I do:)

http://dietyogaenergy.com

https://thehighheeledpapergirl.wordpress.com

https://ourgenius.wordpress.com

https://lvingthedream.wordpress.com

https://eloquentdeviance.wordpress.com

https://priya70.wordpress.com

https://victorialouisewrites.wordpress.com

https://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com

http://temanos.me

https://any1mark66.wordpress.com

So, I do have some questions for you to answer:)

1. Why do you blog?

2. What are the first five words that describe you?

3. What is that you always wanted but never got?

4. Did you ever danced in the rain? Would you?

5. How is your perfect pizza look like?

6. What was the last picture you took?

7. What is your motto in life?

8. What is the best book you ever read?

9. What is the simplest thing that makes you smile?

10. Best compliment you’ve received?

Thank you again for the nomination…I hope you all enjoy going through this post, because I’ve loved every second working on it:) 

Liebster Saga, episode one came to an end…

To be continued…:)