Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blog Award.

Onetangi beach where I enjoy swimming and walking along the beach.

I received this Award from Rosa over at unpeuplusjolie.blogspot.com
Thank you very much and I appreciate your friendship.
Please go over and meet Rosa and visit her beautiful blog.

This award has 2 rules;

1st I have to tell you 7 things about myself.

2nd I have to pass this award on to 10 fabulous blogs.











Now I know many of you are not interested in awards, and may already have the Stylish Blogger Award, but just want to let you know that your blogs are a delight to visit and understand if you do not have the time to do this.

When I was at primary school, I was very shy and would blush like a beetroot whenever I was embarrassed. I am glad to have grown out of this.

I love to bake, the smell of a cake cooking is one of the nicest smells around the house.
A pot of fresh coffee, always brings me rushing down the stairs.

I love breakfasts on Sunday morning, we often have bacon and eggs and it is nice to be able to relax and eat out on the deck if the weather is nice.

I am happy to meet new friends on my blog and get excited to see a new follower and always enjoy going back to visit you.

Walking barefoot along the sand and enjoying the fresh air.

I was surprised when I last had my eyes tested and the bottom lines were a little bit of a blur.
I now have to wear spectacles a little more than I used to. Must be the age factor.

On my blackboard in the hallway, I like to write an inspirational note or quote to take me out on my day.

Have a wonderful week
Hugs Carolyn


  1. Such beautiful beach! How lucky you are...to have a beach.:) Just the thought of fresh coffee in the morning gets me out of bed. I can't wait to have that first cup in the mornings. Coffee in the morning, a hot bath at night.:)
    Have a beautiful week.

  2. Dear Carolyn, it´s so nice knowing a little bit more about you (what a shy girl you were). I do too like walking barefoot on the sand and the house and garden (my feet are not to show these days). I´m so happy to have met you through blogging and I too wear spectacles from few years ago, otherwise I wouldn´t be able to write this to you!!!
    The blackboard with an inspiring sentence everyday, that I loved it and I think I will take this idea from you some day.
    hugs my dear and have a wonderful week.

  3. Dear Carolyn,

    You sound like a very special person to me. I enjoyed reading more about you and getting to know you a bit better!

    The beach nearby your home looks lovely. I wouldn't mind going for a walk or a swim there!

    Lieve groet & happy day!


    Oh, I almost forgot: congratulations on your award!!!!

  4. Congratulations on the award.
    I loved this post, it gave me a sense of your personality, and it was lovely and peaceful...

  5. Hello Carolyn! It was nice to read all of that, about you! I was VERY shy when I was little, so much so that I turned down all the roles that were given to me in school plays and theatrical performances! I was the best reader in my class, so the teacher wanted me to read a story at the class graduation, and I said NNNNOOOOOO!!!!!!!! And I disappointed my teacher and my parents and all my classmates, and it was just terrible! AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh well! Long time ago! I guess that was the very first clue that I'm not a reader, I'm a writer! HA!

    Cheers to you, and to your beautiful life and family ♥





    Grazie di cuore tesoro!

    Davvero accetto con affetto il tuo dono e soprattutto il pensiero che hai avuto per me!

    GRAZIE...spero davvero di poterti conoscere quanto prima ed abbracciarti come meriti!


  7. Congratulations with your award!!! have a nice sunshining day.....love Ria.,......xxx...

  8. Hi dear Carolyn-and congratulations with the Stylish blogger award-
    wonderfull to read a bit about you- I would love a barefoot walk with you on that wonderfull beach.

  9. Good morning precious Carolyn! Oh, you too, with the eyes...I am wearing bifocals now and still can't see well!!! We are aging together...yeah! And doesn't the smell of cake remind you of childhood? At least for me, since my mum had a freshly baked cake waiting for me when I got home from school. That was an occasional treat, of course! BE WELL DEAREST! Anita

  10. I miss the New Zealand beaches. I used to live near Cheltenham beach in Auckland and walked along it everyday looking out at the Rangitoto volcano.

    Your favourite beach looks so lovely. Congratulations on winning the blog award!

    Best wishes and hugs,
    Jo. x

  11. Aww Carolyn, Congratulations on your award!! Thank you for thinking of me...as soon as I am feeling better I shall post about it, thanks for this sweet honour.
    I love to wake up to the smell of coffee too, and I love that you write inspiring quotes on your blackboard...it has given me an idea!
    Your blog is always so positive and upbeat, I am so happy to get to know you more!!!
    Margaret B

  12. Congrats on the award! Loved reading these facts about you. I'm the same with baking and Sunday breakfasts. And how I would love to live near a beach... sigh. Hope you're having a lovely week so far!

  13. Hi Carolyn! Congratulations on the blog award...it is beautiful and inspirational.

    I love hearing a little more about you. We have a little in common except it seems you grew out of yours!

    Also love your beach. Must be wonderful to have it so close. Nothing like long walks on the beach.

    Wishing you a lovely day!!
    Warm hugs ~ Jenn

  14. Your little corner is a little place straight from heaven, Carolyn. The beach looks beautiful, just beautiful!

    Have a lovely Midweek, my Tuesday is coming to an end xxxx

  15. Dearest Carolyn,

    Congratulations with your award! Rosa got it from me... so here I am, your newest follower. Loved your words about yourself. Our eyes are telling us how many birthdays we've had had. Unavoidably I guess.

    Lots of love,


  16. Haha I used to blush bright red too, although I still sometimes do!

  17. Congrats Carolyn. You deserve it!

  18. Oh my Carolyn, first of all congrats on this award! You so deserve it, I just love the stylish way you lead your life and have so much time for others. You are always the first to connect and it is a blessing, secondly thank you. You have paid me the finest of compliments, my only hope and wish is that we can meet one day! Either this side or your side of the ditch! ....and yes I am blushing.

  19. Your blog is so lovely and the bears are extremely cute!

  20. congrats on the award Carolyn and i loved getting to know those lil things about you too...thanks for sharing!

  21. Congratulations on your award Carolyn!
    Nice to know something more about you!
    Happy day!

  22. Congratulations on this award, fun to read about you.
    I was also very shy as a child and it is probably still, but certainly going to be better over the years.
    And to walk with feet of gorgeous sand, agree with you that it's wonderful.
    Thake care

  23. Bonjour Carolyn - your little beach is so beautiful - the perfect spot for walking and swimming and thinking. xx

  24. Fun tag!
    Congrats on your award, darling!


  25. Nice to find a fellow-blusher, Carolyn. And I can't even say I was particularly shy. I outgrew it too, but it used to be soooo embarrassing!
    When I turned 50, the eyes started to go. They got worse but finally leveled out about 10 years ago. Have only had tiny changes since then, knock on wood!

  26. Congrats on the award Carolyn! I loved getting to know more about you. Hope you're having a lovely week :)

  27. Dear Carolyn
    I have loved knowing more about you
    I was also a very shy girl and I love breakfast on sundays too!

  28. Oh my friend..your beach looks amazing! I too now need reading glasses! And you know how I feel about baking!!! Pure JOY.

    Hugs for a great day and thanks for sharing. oxoxo

  29. Congrats dear Carolyn, on such a well deserved award! Many thanks too for including me in your list - though heavens knows when I'll be able to get Nora to write about me!!

    Hope you're having a fabuloussss week,

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  30. Congrats on your award!!

    ciao ciao from Rome


  31. Just wanted to be no 31 :-) Congrats :-)xxx

  32. hello dear carolyn.
    it is so fun to read these things about you.
    we have so many things in common- moe than not! you are a sweet soul and i enjoy visiting this little place you have created. thank you for the kindness that you always leave my way. i always appreciate your sweet visits. i am in love with the image of the beach you visit- it does look like a beautiful place to bask in the sunshine!
    sweet blessings to you.

  33. Hi Carolyn,

    It's alway so fun to learn more about our blog friends. I am picturing very relaxing Sunday mornings with your bacon and eggs ritual. I love to read the Sunday papers in the morning. It wouldn't be the same without it. Thanks for sharing!

    Sharon :-)

  34. Congrats on your award!!
    beautiful beach!!!

    xx marina

  35. congrats on your award!!!
    oh, beach, i'd like so much to stay there right now!


  36. Hello sweet Carolyn,

    I am sorry I missed this post!!

    Ah, that is such a beautiful beach! Today I can imagine myself there as it's supposed to be 80 degrees here today!!! YEAH!!!

    It is so nice getting to know you a little bit more!

    I was shy too (still am a bit) and I can so relate to the glasses! I need them for reading, crafting . . . can't read that fine print any longer!

    Our "breakfast" day is Saturday. So nice to relax, enjoy our coffee!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your eggs and bacon!!


  37. Dear Carolyn, congrats to your award!
    What a beautiful beach!
    I wish we would have such a beautiful beach in the south of germany, but we only have it in the north!
    And Italy is nearer for me!
    Big Hugs,

  38. Congratulations on your award. OMG, I have not been to one of those lovely blogs. I must link away now. Lately I have been overwhelmed at the number of blogs there are. To many treasures and too little time.

    I love what you wrote, those are such nice things about you. What a nice idea to write yourself inspirational notes.


  39. Lovely Carolyn,thanks for passying by me on my b-day..and thanks a lot for this Award! Sorry I didn't come before!you are so cute,my friend!

  40. Thank you sweetie!

  41. Congratulations on your award! I can just imagine Sunday breakfast in the beautiful place you call home. How wonderful!
    xx, shell

  42. "sniff"............................that could be a beach somewhere in Portugal..... and... sadly... we may never get back to see it again.

    Mr. BV has a severe problem with his right ear after flying.... we don't know the extent of it yet. He usually does have problems due to sinus problems... but...this is the worst yet. Had to take him to hospital Saturday at 3:00 a.m. Severe pain. Apparently there is a bulbous bloody mass in there and we are not yet sure if the ear drum has been perforated...but, with that severe pain.... I am pretty worried that is was. And...now...we wait...........with no idea how long this mass will take to dissipate or if it will need to be removed or what. today he sees our own doctor... perhaps more answers will be forthcoming.


Thank you so much for visiting Draffin Bears.
It always makes me happy to read your comments
and I look forward to visiting you.

Carolyn xx