Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



Over the last few months I have received a number of blog awards for which I am eternally grateful.  All of you in the blogging community are very supportive, inspiring and encouraging.  You leave me speechless when it comes to expressing my appreciation.  I am overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness.

I thought I had filed the post of fellow bloggers who had nominated me for awards, only to find that they have been accidentally deleted.  I am so embarrassed by my error and I have tried hard to remember who made nominations and for what. If I missed anyone I am truly sorry.  I am grateful that you visit, like and comment on my blog.

Here is Part Two of the awards I have been nominated for.  I realize that a number of bloggers do not accept awards but I wanted to show my appreciation of you.  There is no obligation to accept or pass them on.  I am grateful for you.


The rules

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) 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(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘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 a 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…

Thank you Adinparidise and Gerry Space for nominating me for this wonderful award.  It is my honor and with deep humility that I accept it.  I enjoy reading your wonderful blogs and seeing the photos you post.  Each of you add knowledge and insight about life that are enjoyable to read.

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 a total of 6 stars to collect.








I wish to thank Mary Louise Eklund and Ivonprefontaine for this wonderful Reality Award. I enjoy reading both of their blogs and I and sure you will as well.  How about taking a look at them.

I understand there are no rules to follow with this award.  YEA!  I would like to pass it on to the following bloggers.








I wish to thank Mijoanne who has a wonderful blog, for nominating me for this award.  Please visit to enjoy her inspiring posts.

To accept this award, I have to follow some rules:

  • Display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar.
  • The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…” :  is someone who  takes the time to reads carefully the words presented to them, someone who appreciates and can make a personal connection to you.   
  • 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., naming his or her nominees on a post or on posts during the 1 week) period.  Find your name on the list below! 
  • 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.







CONGRATULATIONS to those nominated.  It was very hard choosing from so many wonderful blogs.  I would love to pass the awards on to all of you but it would take me forever to do so.  I hope you understand.  There is no obligation to accept or pass on the awards.



  1. Your so welcome, Francine, and congratulations on all your awards. So well deserved. 🙂

  2. Congratulations on all of your awards! And I also send my admiration for the wonderful job you did drawing them altogether. I’m so far behind at this point, I thought it was hopeless, but once again, you are inspiring! 🙂

  3. Congratulations Francine! All well deserved 🙂 Am honoured to be on your list of nominees. Thank you so much.

  4. Congrats Francine! Well deserved! 🙂

  5. congratulations on your awards – well deserved!

  6. Always enjoy your blog, Francine.

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