Multiple Awards

I received a surprise message from the lovely Emily Guido of The Light Bearer Series fame before Christmas nominating me for a quintet of awards. THANK YOU Emily, my head is still reeling! Three of the five I received during 2012 and not sure I deserve the other two, but Emily assured me otherwise. There are, as always, instructions and while it’s good to adhere to them, I’m going to be a little creative with their interpretation.

I would also like to add this will be the last nomination I will accept. As they say, go out with a bang!

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My nominees are:

Literature and Culture A wonderful blog about world literature and history.

She Kept a Parrot  Take a virtual journey with George as she showcases her photos from her garden to railway tracks and beyond.

History of the Ancient World An extraordinary collection of historical facts

Welcome to the official Blog of Equatours Limited This is where I travel vicariously. Awesome locations with great information and pics

The World of Alexander the Great If you want to know about Alexander the Great, this is the blog for you. Comprehensive and thorough.

Author Thelma Cunningham Probably the most compassionate site I follow.

Poeta Officium A writer’s journey, one of which I can relate to. Thanks Virginia.

Julie Hicks A blog with character Actually, I don’t need to add more, but I will anyway. Julie’s blog is witty and her weekly story excerpts are fun and well written. Look for her pictures, they are whimsical and cute.


Love Luciana

Thank you Maarit-Johanna for ‘Blog of the Year’!

I want to thank Maarit-Johanna The World of Alexander the Great for nominating my blog for ‘Blog of the Year’. If you haven’t checked Maarit-Johanna’s blog as yet, do yourself a favour and look. It has everything you want to know about Alexander the Great and unusual titbits of facts. It is one of my favourite blogs and I am sure you would like it to.

This is an unprecedented honour for me and one very different to other awards. You need to accumulate six stars. And there are rules.

1. Select the blog/blogs you think deserve the ‘Blog Of The Year’ award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog/blogs you have chosen. There’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award –
and include these rules in your post. Please don’t alter the rules or the badges.

4. Let the blog/blogs you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share rules with them.

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – Click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group  and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6. As a winner of the award, please add link back to the blog that presented you with the award, and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star!

There are total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, then you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette


There are many blogs who deserve such an award. They are varied in content and style which is why I enjoy reading their posts. I want to say thank you to all the bloggers who allow me to enter their world for a little while each day and read their offerings. You are all wonderful. I would like to list everyone can only list a few. Please keep passing it on and keep the star shining.

The nominees:

Congratulations! 🙂

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Super Sweet Blogging Award

A few days back I received a nomination for Super Sweet Blogging Award from Patricia Awapara: Artist Writer an inspiring blogger. Go visit. See her awesome, original artwork and read her very witty posts.

Thank you again Patricia for you nomination. Very humbled.

Now for the instructions!

1. Thank the super sweet blogger that nominated them.
2. Nominate a baker’s dozen of other bloggers. (I may fall short… sorry)
3. Answer 5 super sweet questions.
4. Add the Super Sweet Blogging Award image to post.
5. Notify your nominees at their blog.


1. Cookies or cake? Cookies, so I can dunk them.
2. Chocolate or vanilla? If an ice cream chilli chocolate.
3. What is your favourite sweet? Ice cream or my mum’s tiramisu
4. When do you crave sweet things the most? When my blood sugar is low.
5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? That’s a hard question to answer and truthfully, my students wouldn’t think I have a sweet side! I do enjoy marshmellow. Let’s leave it at that.

Now for the nominees and I do apologise for not able to name 12!

Thelma Cunningham Beautifully written and awe inspiring blog
Craig Hill Has the mosting interesting snippets of events that have happened
Edilio Ciclostile Quirky and funny comics
Rodposse Thought provoking photos
Bam’s Blog Wonderful scenic photos
Wise Counsel Amazing philosophical writings
Shian Writes Heart-felt stories
Myshadowthoughts Prose across many disciplines
emilyluxton Travel blog and reviews on museum, galleries

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Dear Readers

Eternal Atlantis has been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Maarit-Johanna at which is a fantastic and comprehensive blog about Alexander the Great. Anything and everything you want to know about him just check out the blog.


  1. Link back to the person who nominated you: Thank you so much Maarit-Johanna, it is such an honour to be nominated and am grateful for your continued support. The World of Alexander The Great
  2. Post the award image to your page.
  3. Tell 7 facts about yourself.
  • I read all the time
  • I am an aspiring writer
  • I love trying different food but not a fan of cooking
  • I’m an enthusiastic photographer
  • I love travelling
  • One day I would like to live near the ocean
  • I love my family

      4.   Nominate 15 other blogs.

Thank you to all my readers and I am honoured with your continued presence.

🙂 Luciana