Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Dustin the Roaming Counselor for the Blogger Recognition Award! It’s lovely to be nominated for an award, and it’s especially meaningful this week as it’s my WordPress anniversary! My little blog is one year old!


So, on to the tasks that Dustin has set for me:

RULES OF THE AWARD

1) Thank the nominator and give a link to their blog(s)

2) Tell everyone a short bit on why you started your website

3) Give two small pieces of advice for other bloggers

4) Nominate a maximum of 15 bloggers and let them know about your nomination

I started my blog one year ago to post stories and poems that I wrote. Over the year I’ve had fun posting photos, short stories, travel tales, thoughts and other things. I’ve enjoyed visiting other blogs and getting lovely comments from my readers!

My advice to other bloggers would be to enjoy the blogging process -have fun with your posts and enjoy visiting other people’s pages, whether you manage to do that for three hours a day, or only check WordPress once a week! 

I’m not actually sure who to nominate for the award. There are so many blogs that I like looking at, and so many lovely people who like and comment on my posts, so I guess I nominate you guys!

Tea Tales 4: Popcorn Tea

Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly… this is a post about a wonderful tea flavour that I found in a shop today called Popcorn tea. It is made by Twinings, which happens to be one of my favourite tea brands, so of course I had to try it!

Popcorn tea is a blend of Japanese green tea, toasted rice and popped rice. It has a lovely flavour, although it doesn’t really taste like popcorn… I don’t drink much green tea, but I am very much a fan of this variety! Thank you Twinings for fuelling my tea obsession!


Travel Tuesdays 16: Italia

My friend Laura and I always seem to go on crazy holidays involving multiple locations…  

In July 2014 we went on a lovely holiday in Italy, where we travelled to Pisa, Florence, Sienna, Rome, Amalfi and Pompeii all in two weeks! 

We had a wonderful time sightseeing and here are a few of my favourite photos from the trip. Here I am with the leaning tower of Pisa, I was amused at just how slanted it really is!


Next is a photo of the beautiful cathedral in Florence. Many hours were spent exploring this beautiful building, climbing the tower to see the view, and soaking up the Italian atmosphere on the cathedral’s piazza in the evenings. 


Now we look at a photo of the Colosseum in Rome. This is also a very interesting building, where we wandered around and learned more about the gladiator battles. (I think I may have lost my friend here, that often happens on holiday, we loose each other in the crowds, wander around and somehow find each other again an hour or so later…)


My final photo is from the beautiful Amalfi coast. I felt like I was in some kind of dream while there, it was so beautiful and everywhere had a faint smell of lemons -perhaps I should move there to be a lemon farmer? It is such a pretty place!

Tea Tales 3: The proper way to enjoy tea

In my opinion, the best way to enjoy black tea is with milk! This English breakfast tea from Marks and Spencer’s is delicious when served in this way. Not many countries like to put milk with tea, but I’m from England where everyone does such things. 😊

Note: You could also add sugar if you like. And I wouldn’t recommend adding milk to green tea or fruit tea! 

Teaching Tales 2: It’s -not quite so- easy being green!

For the past two weeks, I’ve been trying to grow bean plants with my class. Well, of course my teaching assistant’s plant has grown more than anyone else’s! It looks like being green is easy for her, although it’s been a bit more difficult for the kids and me! We wonder if she used magic beans?


For the weekly post challenge It’s easy being green.