May 26, 2009

I'm following you...

To thank readers who visit her regularly, SALLYMANDY of The Blue Kimono created this lovely award and prized me with it. I'd like to pass it on to these worthy recipients, who have been unfailing in their warm and interactive comments to my posts:





" This award is given especially to these readers. Your visits and comments make me happy to be a blogger. I learn from you, your comments, and your blogs more than I can say.

In the words of Voltaire, ‘Appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.’ "



  1. Thank you, Lola! I appreciate your appreciation! ;-)

  2. How lovely of you, Lola! You are a thoughtful person! ~Janine XO

  3. nice quote. off to check out the award winners.

    how was your weekend? You and E get into anything good? Caught your comment on my Path post. hoping things smooth out for you soon.

  4. I love those ladies too. And award to them from me too.

  5. Thanks Lola! Lovely of you to think of me. You know we only visit because you are wonderful. :D xx♥

  6. A prized award, I think. Well deserved.

    And was it Hans Christian Anderson you mentioned? When I was little...WAAAyyyyyyy back...I had a red album by Danny Kaye of Hans Christian Anderson's tales. One of my prized possessions, although I was so young I've forgotten all that was on it. I'll have to investigate.

  7. Congratulations on your lovely award!

  8. I love people who appreciate things and I cannot stand people who don't and act as if nice things being done for them are their due.

    Love you Lola and thanks for the award.

    Love Renee xoxo

  9. Congrats on your well-deserved award, Lola!

  10. Grazie to you, too for making a nice cast of your daily life thru interesting posts.

    Well deserved the Award, cara. Shine, shine, shine on:)

  11. Grazie Lolita, you are sweet, and like Natalie says, we only visit here and feel compelled to comment because YOUR blog is so beautiful!
    NOW I`ll write you a mail!

  12. It makes so much difference when people leave you a comment. I was bewildered at first to find that people actually bothered to stop and read. But I love your blog!
    I'd love to meet you for san Vito. Actually about the get together in july, is there a time that's best for you? There are a few working through summer so I'll have to contact them too.

  13. You are Renee's friend but I don't see you have this yet. I came here especially to give this to you.

    I Ces, happily present this award to you Lola! You are Renee’s Friend and should rightly have this award. I shall quote my dearest friend Bella from on here.

    Bella says:

    "This one is meaningful to me in three profound ways. Firstly, it was created in honor of Renee, one human being who has made such a difference in the lives of many just by being. Her honestly, wit, intelligence, and grit are a tremendous source of inspiration. She can elicit raucous laughter and guffaws in her banter, and then turn right around and offer the most heartfelt, gentle words of wisdom and emotional support. She is a spreader of love, simple and true. And her love is infectious.

    Secondly, this award was created in collaboration with one of my best friends, Ces. She is, in Renee's own words, truly original. She is an incredible artist, both in pen and ink and paint. She is fiery passion with a gentle hand. She is laughter, fun, joy, intellectual stimulation, a sister. The concept and design of the award belong to Ces.

    Thirdly, this is a brand new award, and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds its way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns…"

    And now!
    I present this award to you. here is the award logo. You can copy it from my blog:

    or at Bella's:

    There you go!

  14. It's good to have readers like that, it really keeps one going. And blogging is a wonderful adventure also for reasons such as this.

    Writing - for example writing a book - is more solitary. Some well known writers have in fact decided to continue their work on-line.

    And only dementia now impedes me from telling you their names.

  15. Beautiful!
    Congratulations on a very lovely award Lola. Much deserved.

    best wishes
    Ribbon :-)

  16. What a great award, to acknowledge one's followers! Kudos to you, its recepient and to the inventor/artist!

  17. Ahh ... you so much deserve the award. Congratulations. When you are ready to do 'chocolate' let me know. Excuse for chocolate coming up!

  18. Won't be there for San Vito after all. But will be for San pietro, am coming at the end of June!

  19. Congrats, my dear. Left you another award over at my place--no strings attached:>)Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy!!!