Continuing with yesterday’s theme, I have more shout-outs and thanks to pass on this week on Ciao Amalfi. I have been surprised and honored with several blog awards recently, and I want to say thank you and pass on these lovely blog-themed shout-outs. A couple of weeks ago Scintilla at Bell’Avventura shared the Honest Scrap award with me, which was terribly sweet. It came with this nifty icon, too. Grazie Scintilla!
I am new to this whole blog award tradition, so I had to do a bit of reading up about it. I found that when accepting this award I needed to write a list of 10 honest things about myself. So here is a list of 10 random honest things about me that have been on my mind the last few days . . .
10 Honest Things about Me
1. I miss my family and friends every day. That is surely the hardest part of expat life.
2. I love birds. When I was a kid I had two lovebirds, a cockatiel and a parakeet. My last bird was a rather quirky canary named Marcel after Proust.
3. I want to learn the Italian names of the birds I see here on the Amalfi Coast.
4. I love the smell of jasmine in the breeze on the Amalfi Coast in the springtime.
5. Truth be told, I will always be a little afraid of the power of the sea.
6. I love floating on my back in the sea and looking up at the houses and cities clinging to the cliff sides on the Amalfi Coast.
7. I am a passionate reader, but these days I never seem to have as much time as I would like to read.
8. I have never seen a building as beautiful as the Duomo of Amalfi.
9. I covet a Nikon SLR digital camera.
10. I love the sound and the smell of an unexpected rain.
Doing a bit more research, I found that this blog award “is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.” There are so many wonderful blogs out there, but here are a few of my new finds & favorite stops. Enjoy!
7 Brilliant Blogs to Follow
Lost in Sicilia
michelle | bleeding espresso says
Congrats on your awards; excellent list as well!
Thank you for the award, Laura, I feel truly honored that you thought of me. Reading your list, I see we have much in common- birds, jasmine, books, rain, but I have already given into the urge to the Nikon and I think the cathedral in Modena is the most beautiful…
Now I had better get started on my lists of honest things and blogs I'd like to pass the award on to! (It may take a couple of days, I am currently very busy caring for a sick toddler.)
Grazie Bella!!! I am touched. Thanks so much for the award 🙂
Wanderlust Woman says
Congrats and your award and grazie for your "brilliant" kudos to Travel Dreams and Moonbeams. Especially makes me feel warm and fuzzy coming from you. 😉
Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura says
I can relate to the sea one. Its scary in winter even when we're at home.
New blogs to check out. Thank you
Congratulations on your lovely and well-deserved blog award!
I'm back to blogging after a period of silence and busy work.
I never made it south for the weekend, alas but I plan to sooner than not.
Paula - bell'alimento says
Che carina che sei Laura! Grazie mille! Un grande bacio e un stretto abbraccio! What a great way to start out my Monday! You made my day! 🙂
Anne in Oxfordshire says
Congratulations on this award Laura, I love reading about other people's lives..A great list.
I was awarded by Scintilla too, not done a post about it yet, need to think of a list 🙂
And your blog is my new find! I can't wait to begin at the beginning and read your posts up until this present one… my favorite way to experience new to me blogs!
Ciao Michelle! Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the blog list, too. 🙂
Ciao KC! You are most welcome! I look forward to reading your list of honest things. We certainly do have some things in common! I would love to see the cathedral in Modena. I am sorry to hear Pata is not feeling well! Hope she is better soon. Take care!
Ciao Robin! Prego! 🙂
Ciao Lisa! You deserve it! Keep up the great writing on solo travel & come back to the Amalfi Coast soon! 🙂
Ciao Scintilla! Yes, there were some wild storms this winter in Amalfi, too. I have felt that way since I was a kid in Florida and watched the devastation of hurricanes and sea storms.
Ciao Lola! Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by. I missed you this weekend, and look forward to when you can make it down next! Keep me posted…
Ciao Paula! You make my day so often with all the wonderful recipes you share. Thanks for all the work you do on your lovely blog!
Ciao Anne! It is nice to get to know a bit more about the people you read every day online. I look forward to reading your list! 🙂
Ciao Amber! So happy you found Ciao Amalfi and stopped by to comment. Lovely to meet you and discover your blog, too! Where did you live in Italy? I will have to go back and read your blog, too. Fun fun! 🙂