I Feel Like a Hollywood Star: And I Would Like to Thank….

One of the lovely people I met during the A-Z blog challenge is Irene Waters. She gifted me with several awards that I would like to accept and pass on, as she and the founders of the awards suggested. Irene is a very talented writer and photographer, and her varied blogs never fail to interest me and provoke some discussion. You can find her at:

1.The first is the Inner Peace award, which only requires that you write a short piece on why you are accepting it. So:

I am accepting it because this is something I’ve always wanted to have on a regular basis, hard to achieve, hard to maintain. There is one instance in which I truly experienced it and recognized it at the time: a winter night when it was very cold. My husband and I were sitting in our family room and there was a fire going in our fireplace. My son was sitting on the floor playing a game on which he was totally focused (so remarkable for an ADHD kid), and my daughter was ‘reading’ a book with her Dad. I remember looking at all of them and thinking I wish this could last forever.

The Rules

Accept, thank, nominate and inform another fourteen.

I am passing this on to the people listed at the end of this blog.


2. The Angel award, which came to Irene from Don Charisma, amazing name and another person whose blog never fails to interest me (, has no requirements, other than accepting it. This, too, I will pass on.


3. I think The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award is a wonderful name. I have met so many talented women last month and enjoy their blogs enormously. We do stay in loose contact; I often send haikus to Jemima Pett (, who writes wonderful children’s fiction, has a fabulous garden and some cute-as-a button guinea pigs. When I was off line after some surgery, she emailed me to make sure I was okay. That was such an unexpected and sweet thing to do! So yes, we have a Sisterhood.

The Rules

Accept, thank, nominate and inform another fourteen.

Again, thanks to Irene and my nomination are below.


4. To quote Irene since I couldn’t say it better, the WordPress Family was created by Shaun Gibson ( ) for everyone who is part of the Word Press Family. “This represents ‘Family’ we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award. Thank you”— Shaun Gibson. We bloggers certainly do create an enormous family with very talented and diverse members and our written comments serve to support, reaffirm, teach, bless.


5. The Premio Dardos Award (Premio Dartos = prized darts!) is an honor for bloggers who transmit core human values through their post, pictures and other work. This is a really special award because it recognizes personal, ethical, cultural and literary values ​​transmitted through writing and it is an incredible honor that Irene would give this to me. I will certainly pass this on!

The Rules

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award to another ten blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award.

PremioDardos6. Finally, and by now I am weighed down with all these special lovelinesses, the Team Membership Readership Award. To quote Irene and not reinvent the wheel, “The creator of this award said: “As bloggers, we are also readers. That is a part of blogging as listening is a part of speaking.” If we weren’t compelled readers, there would be no blogs and I love the fact that many of my fellow bloggers pass on recommendations for things they are reading. I have a long and growing list of books I am going to dip into, as a result.

The Rules

1. The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar

2. The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc.

3. The Nominee shall name his or her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during the 7 day (1 week) period.

4. The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates.

5. The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…”

Irene mentions that the word reader comes from an old English work meaning a dream interpreter, and I can’t think of a greater blessing we have as human beings than a brain that allows us to communicate with each other and dream. All it takes to be a great reader is curiosity, a brain and our ability to dream. As an anatomist, I love to watch the medical students each year as they see an actual brain for the first time: a rather soft and squishy and delicate work of evolution that in its simplicity and complexity makes us who we are.

WonderfulTeamMemberrReadershipAwardHere are my nominees for these awards. These are all bloggers whose posts I follow and who entertain, educate and teach me. They may accept or not, as they prefer. – in honor of his wife, who posted under Rarasaur




16 thoughts on “I Feel Like a Hollywood Star: And I Would Like to Thank….”

  1. Hi Noelle, wow! I am greatly honored by your nomination for these awards. I am happy to accept, although it may take me a week or two to respond. I’ll try to make it just a week, if possible. 🙂 Thank you.

  2. Wow! You have really made me feel like a star with all these nominations! They are fantastic! Of course I proudly (albeit humbly) accept them all, although it may take me a while to accept them all and pass them all on! Thanks you really are a star!

  3. Congratulations, Noelle. More than well deserved. Your blog certainly offers inner peace with all the wonderful stories you share, art, and all-around great articles.

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