Sometimes it’s hard to accept an Award, but it never fails to be flattering.


Who doesn’t love awards? We all do because it means that in some way we have made an impression, someone has enjoyed reading what we write, or even just appreciated the comments we have written in admiration of their story, poems, photos or heart ache. Sometimes it’s empathy (I have a lot of that to give), sometimes it’s a connection that could be a suburb or half a world away. I love this blogging world, I have some friends here that I have been more candid with than perhaps my best friend face to face.

BUT, I am a bit lazy sometimes, or busy, or tired. I have been lazy with my blog lately (although I think I did just get back on track in some way). I was honored with an award several weeks ago by Daan Van den Berhg from; I have barely spoken to him since. That is so wrong! I love his blog, I am passionate about his words, his poetry and his humility (Ha!).

I have stopped looking at Daan’s blog. Do you know why? Because when he nominated me, I had just accepted the same award a few days before. Being awarded for the same thing twice is wonderful but I felt embarrassed to post two awards in a row when I hadn’t posted anything from myself in ages.

Now I feel bad because I have lost his connection, although he has been kind enough to come back and read my posts…I have been distant and out of touch.

Does this happen to other bloggers when they get an award sometimes? It’s such a lovely thing for anyone to get, but it’s a bit of work to properly accept ….but it is also so wonderful to be appreciated. I would never discount that.

So here I am, at 1.15am in Australia, without even starting to accept these lovely accolades. In the morning I have 4 little men to get out of bed, make lunches for, and take to school. BUT FUCK! It’s about time Daan isn’t it?

Daan is wonderful, sensitive, tortured in many ways (my interpretation and sorry if that is wrong), kind, perceptive and a great friend to have. Thank you Daan, for nominating me for the ‘Versatile Blogger’ Award.  In reading your blog, I know you to be supportive, kind, hilarious, poetic and sensitive to all of those you love to read. To be awarded this by you, is a lovely, lovely thing and I apologize for taking so long to officially accept.

Muchos Besos vfrom Jiltaroo  (if there was a thingy that showed blowing kisses off a hand, it would be at the end of this sentence!)

Just in case you didn’t already realize, you must go and visit and meet the lovely, and versatile Daan.


It’s nice to be thought of as a “Versatile Blogger”!


Daan over at  has nominated me for this award and I ‘m  flattered that he sees my writing in this way.

I have only recently started visiting Daan’s blog and I find his posts to be filled with wisdom, love and humour. Daan is conquering his own battle with  Dysthymia (Neurotic Depression)  and purports to be “doing it well”.

As an example of the way his mind works, I have included this proverb from a recent post of his :

“There are three kinds of people in this world:

People who have fallen and risen again;

People who have fallen and pretend to have risen again;

And people who have always laid down.”

Thank you Daan for sending some of your positive light my way, and to my much appreciated blogging community and reader friends, pay him a visit….I’m sure you will will see why he is worth a chunk of your time and subscription.

Passing the award forward, these people are the ones I would like to nominate as “Versatile Bloggers”. Please take the time to have a look if you if you have a bit of spare time up your sleeve.

Versatile Blogger Award pay it forward rules:

1) Thank person who nominated you, include a link to their blog, include an image of the award in your post.
2) Give seven random facts about yourself
3) Nominate 10 bloggers for the award to pay it forward to.

My Seven Random Facts:

  1. I love watching scary or supernatural movies.
  2.  I like to paint but only get random artistic bursts
  3. I often dream that I can fly and wake up and believe it for about 30 seconds.
  4. I am definitely not an early riser by choice.
  5. I strongly believe in Karma
  6.  I have a hell of a lot more to write about…good and bad
  7. I always wished I could be Jeannie from “I Dream of Jeannie.

My First Award


One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much Gman for this “lovely” nomination. I have been watching your site ever since I started my blog in August 2012. You blow my mind! For those of you who have not yet visited the Gman, you can find him at, Although The Gman is only 12, he is incredibly talented; he draws, photographs, writes poetry, and is even writing a book. I just know he’s going to be famous one day.

I am following quite an eclectic group of blogs myself…hence the Gman. Some areas that I am very interested in are photography, art, humor, mental health, family. The amount of talent present in this world is infinite and I am enjoying mysneek previews into this amazing  and every changing gallery.

Some of the blogs I follow religiously deal with mental health issues and may not be appropriate to nominate in this case…so please do not feel unloved. I do avidly follow many others that as soon as a new post comes into my mail box, I just have to have a peek. I’m also amazed at how humble these people are about their talents. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do myself.

Thanks again GMan!

Seven Random Things About Myself:

  1. I started singing lessons a year ago.
  2. I am a single Mum with four children (all boys)
  3. I’m 44.
  4. I was a Jillaroo for four years (female version of Jackaroo/Cowboy)
  5. I studied Horse Breaking and Artifical Insemination.
  6. I can use a chainsaw and slaughter and butcher a sheep. (necessary Jillaroo skills)
  7. I love to dance (mostly Salsa).

My Nominees:


Include the blog award logo in your post.

Thank the person who nominated you.

Nominate 15 other people, and let them know you have done so.

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