Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



Starting this blog, a year ago this month, has truly been a blessing.  I love taking pictures and sharing them with you has been a rewarding and informative experience.

I am truly blessed to have again received two more stars for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award.  I am honored and thankful to two wonderful bloggers, Grandmother Musings and Ivonprefontaine for their nominations.

Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

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Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

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 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…

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.

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

Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

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Need to know more? Check out our FAQ page

And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

Here are the nominees:

1.    Gerry’s Space

2.   Teacher as Transformer

3.    Grandmother Musings

4.    Lucid Gypsy

5.    Through My Lens

6.     Wendell A. Brown

7.     Nandini

8.     Pats Devotions

9.    This Man’s Journey

10.  Cee’s Photography

I am truly blessed by the above blogs and I wish all of you a blessed holiday season.




23 Responses to “BLESSED”

  1. Love your photos, Francine.

  2. Congratulations again !

  3. Congratulations, Francine! 🙂

  4. Thank you Francine yours will give me four stars… thank you and appreciated..;)

  5. Sorry Francine but i have just checked I had nominated you already with this same award on 24th November.. hehee! but still thank you anyway.. due to this I will say thank you here and not proceed any further. sorry it got lost 😉

  6. Congratulations to you, Francine. Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas wishes. Love the “Swell Noel.” 🙂

  7. Thanks for passing it on to. HUGE congratulations to you!!!

  8. It’s been a pleasure to share your company this past year, Francine.

  9. Congratulations and thanks Francine! I’m truly glad you began blogging, I’ve loved visiting you 🙂

  10. Congratulations, Francine, on this latest and so very well-deserved award, as well as for approaching your blog’s 1st birthday. Yippee!
    I hope yours is a happy holiday season, too!

  11. Congratulations my friend. You truly have a blog that inspires so many. Christmas is about giving and thanks for sharing so generously.

  12. congratulations on your award – and thank you for sharing the award with other deserving blogs too

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