blog of the year

Two more Stars!

Blog of the Year Award 3 star jpeg

My latest award is the Blog of the Year Award which is kind of unique because you can collect up to six stars.  I just received two more stars.

One from  Moonbeam McQueen who bounced it back at me and one from It’s Lynny Kansas.

Thank you both!!  I’m not going to give another boring acceptance speech but I am going to share with you all the people who are connected to my stars.  It looks like an interesting group and I am going to have to take some time to visit them all.

Maybe you should too!!


Fly Away Home

The Displaced Nation

The Thought Palette

Legal Nomads

Tail of A Trailing Spouse

In Search Of A Life Less Ordinairy


Knackered Mother’s Wine Club

Maps and Mojitos


Crazy Train to Tinky Town

World Whisperer

The Palladian Traveller

Writing Between the Lines.

Before I forget

One More Morning

Stuff I Tell My Sister

It’s a Whole New World

It’s All About Purple

Robin Coyle

Dianne Gray

Maddie Cochere

Miss Snarky Pants

Rendezvous with Renee




Info for the award:  Blog of the 2012 Year Award 

Blog of the Year Thanksgiving





It is almost Thanksgiving Day in the USA.  I think it is the most important holiday we have.  It has nothing to do with religion or ethnicity.  It is the one day a year this big melting pot comes together on common ground and takes a moment to reflect on all the things they have and should be thankful for.  They don’t all eat Turkey, they don’t all watch Football, they don’t all have big families surrounding them, but they all have something to be thankful for, even if it is something small.  And this day should remind them of that.

One thing I am thankful for is this blog and all the fellow bloggers I have come in contact with over the past 8 months.  I love writing little stories and reading other people’s pieces.  I am only sorry I don’t have time to read as much as  I would like.  There is so much interesting stuff out there!!

Maggie at Fly Away Home was one of my first followers and she has been very supportive all the way through.  I have enjoyed reading about her life in Norway and growing up on the New Jersey shore.  Her book, Fly Away Home, is great! Check it out.

Maggie has now bestowed the Blog of the Year 2012 Award on me. Thank you, Maggie!

Well, it has been an interesting year.

I started my blog with my new Mantra:  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

I have written 109 posts about growing up TCK, travel, genealogy, my current life, and various other miscellaneous things that popped into my head.  I started a Food Friday blog that brought me back to my love of cooking.  And, I published my memoir, Expat Alien.

Plus I had my gallbladder removed!!   (Thank you all for your comments and best wishes!)

I have a lot to be thankful for.

I am passing this award to:

Wanderlust Gene – because her beautiful photos are other-worldly and transport me to far away places

ExpatLingo – because she makes me laugh

Dounia – because she is a fellow TCK who “gets” it

Moonbeam McQueen– because she persevered and published her book, Peculiar Rhymes and Intimate Observations: A Book of Light Verse

Award Rules:

  • Select the blogs you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012 Award’.
  • Write a post and tell about the blogs you have chosen and present them with their award.
  • Please include a link back to this page Blog of the 2012 Year Award and include these rules (do not alter the rules or the badges).
  • Let the blogs you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the rules with them.
  • You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here Blog of the Year 2012 Award and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

As a winner of the award please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award. Proudly display the award on your side bar and start collecting stars.