Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Fabulous Blog Ribbon Award

Cher Green from Footsteps of a Writer awarded me The Fabulous Blog Ribbon. Thank you, Cher, you are a gracious friend. 

Ribbons and awards are one of my favourite things. I hope you check out Cher's blog, especially her series on Voices of Fiction.

Here are the rules: 

1. Post the rules on your blog.
2. Name five of your most fabulous moments, either in real life or in the blogosphere.
3. Name five things you love.
4. Name five things you hate.
5. Pass the Ribbon on to five other bloggers.

5 Fabulous Moments

1.  Holding my baby for the first time; notice I didn't say giving birth--ouch!!!
2.  Entering the auditorium behind the piper for my college graduation ceremonies.
3.  Walking down the aisle with my dad.
4.  Seeing Buster rescuing Tigger from falling off the deck.
5.  Gathering beneath the birch tree for our family photo in '91. We didn't know it would be our last.

5 Things I love

1.  The shrieking sounds of DH skunking his sons at a game of crib.
2.  The sounds of Loons.
3.  The evening moon reflecting off the glassy surface of Cluculz lake.
4.  The sound of my DH's laughter.
5.  Autographing one of my books for a reader.


5 Things I hate

1.  Cruelty to animals.
2.  Jokes about women's anatomies.
3.  The beauty of a beautiful sunny day disrupted by the sounds of profanity.
4.  Empty Tim Horton's cups on the sides of the highway.
5.  Loud music breaking the serenity of the lake.

With great pleasure I pass this ribbon to 5 lovely ladies:

1.  Hilary Melton-Butcher at Positive Letters.
2.  Susanne Drazic at Putting Words Down On Paper.
3.  Laurel-Rain Snow at Rainy Days And Mondays. 
4.  Penny the Jack Russell dog and Modest Internet Star at klahanie
5. Carol Zampa at To Write is To Breathe, To Live, To Dance.

I find one of the nicest things about awards and ribbons is it gives me a chance to share with you some of my favourite blogs. All my blog buddies are pretty terrific. I hope you'll check these ones out.

Happy British Columbia Day, Everyone~!


  1. Yay Joylene,
    Congrats eh, on receiving the "Fabulous Blog Ribbon" award. And now you can use the ribbon as part of your rhythmic gymnastics routine at the Olympics.
    An interesting and emotive list you have submitted. Of course, I'm really into the haunting sound of the loon which has two distinct calls and brings back memories of my time camping near Seventy Mile House. So thanks for inspiring that memory.
    And before I make a boob of myself, congrats, once again to you and all those you so kindly forwarded it to. Oh, I note that Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star is in that list. She pawsitively adores you for that. Thank you and I shall duly check out Cher's blog and the others on your list I'm not aware of. Take care, eh.
    Your starstruck fan, Gary

    1. I wish I could record the sound of the loon and send it to you, Gary. I know exactly what you mean. It is a haunting call.

  2. A well-deserved honour, Joylene, congratulations! I loved reading your responses. After your comment on my blog this morning I went off to find Hilary Melton-Butcher at Positive Letters and will enjoy checking back to see some of her future posts. I didn't know of Susanne's blog, either, so will have to go have a look.

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

    1. I'm so glad you found Hilary, Carol. She's a dear lady and a great source of UK history and information.

  3. Wow. Gorgeous photos, Joylene! :) Congratulations!

  4. I don't think I've ever heard a loon but I love the call of peacocks. It's nice to get to know you better.

    1. Well, that's one up on me Sara. I remember peacocks when I was a kid at Stanley Park, but I don't remember their call.

  5. What a lovely blog post. Your answers were both funny and heartfelt, and they brought a smile to my face. :-)

  6. Congrats . . . loved your lists:-)

    1. Thanks, Jamie. And thanks for joining my blog!

  7. Congratulations, Joylene! it's nice to learn more about you. :) Congrats also to the new winners!

    1. Thanks, Karen. One of these days I'm going to figure out how to create a new page so I can reattach all my other awards.

  8. You deserve this award! Love your five things answers...I gathered from your answers you love your DH. Very special.

    1. Thanks Janet. Yes, I'm quite fond of the old fellow. Haha

  9. Hi, Joylene! CONGRATS! You totally deserve this award. Thank you for sharing it with me. Beautiful pictures.

  10. I enjoyed reading your lists and learning more about you.

    I hate it when profanity or loud music disturbs the peace of an area.

  11. I hate loud music breaking up silence. Totally not cool. And Congrats! on the award.

  12. Congrats on the award, Joylene! I liked doing this one, too. I was going to give one to Gary. Penny's a great choice! Spread the love!!

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