The meaning behind these awards is wonderful in that they are designed to promote camaraderie amongst bloggers of all sorts, something that I am very much in favour of.



I have to thank the amazingly creative and funny, Amanda Lyle, for nominating me for this, The Premio Dardos Award, an exceptionally famous award that I’d never before heard of, but for which I am humble enough to bow before the wonderfully entertaining Amanda to accept.

You can find the wonderful lady here…

The Premio Dardos Award.  If you’ve never heard about this don’t feel too sad. I hadn’t either.  Premio Dardos means “prize darts” in Spanish and is an award given “in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.”

We all like to receive a bit of a pat on the back for all the hours we spend hunched over our electronic devices…you can fill this bit in – mobile, laptop etc., or even the still mighty notebook and pen, tapping or scribbling away there trying to entertain, create, educate, and/or earn a living. This award, which sadly, didn’t come with the million pound prize money I hoped for, is a way of saying, we see you, we like you, hi!

The meaning behind this award is wonderful in that it is designed to promote camaraderie amongst bloggers of all sorts, something that I am very much in favour of. It is a wonderful honor to be awarded The Premio Dardos.

There are three rules with this award:

  1. Include The Premio Dardos Award image.
  2. Mention the blog that nominated you and add a link to it.
  3. Nominate 15 blogs that you consider worthy of this acknowledgement and the reason you nominated them.

My 15 nominees for this award are, and in no particular order, the following:


AB at  – He has a fabulous outlook on life, both in words and photos.

Murrsma at   – She writes so beautifully.

Marlyn Suarez-Exconde at   – An amazingly inspiring blogger, and the first blogger to encourage me by liking my work. ❤

Len Gesinski at  – He is a good photographer and a writer of fine haiku.

Elisa Ruland at  – she too is a fine photographer and writes based on her travels. I love her work.

Hugh A Tague at  – a poet of very high quality.

Sir Morose –   – obvioujsly that’s not the name, but it is as I know the poet, a writer of great depth.

Wanderer     at   – I don’t know his name, I just know that I really like his work, his site is worth a visit frequently.

Ivon Prefontaine at   – a truly inspiring man.

Paul Lenzi  at  –  a man who always inspires me.

Becky  at – a really kind person with a lovely blog site.

John at   – an amazingly interesting site…well worth a visit.

Josephine at  – a great photography site.

Stephanie May at  – an immense site worth following.


I’d like to thank Melissa S Jordan ( ) who  nominated me for the “Being a Light in the World Award,” for the critique-like poems I wrote about the utter futility of war. I feel greatly honoured, it is rather rare for me to win awards.

The award was created in 2012 by Barbara Matteo who blogs about women’s issues and spirituality on the blog idealisticrebel.


“Barbara created the LITWA to celebrate those wonderful people in our world who spread light, love, hope and peace in the name of humanity. Bloggers receiving this award are encouraged to continue promoting these virtues and work as a force of peace and light in the world, touching their readers’ hearts and making a difference in their lives, no matter how small. The award has as its background a scene of a beach taken at sunset with holidaymakers enjoying themselves. This picture was taken by Barbara herself. Just as the Sun in the picture brings light and sustenance to the Earth and is the reason why any living thing can exist on our planet in the first place, the LITWA is a gift to those bloggers who help shine the light into other people’s worlds, giving them sustenance, hope and happiness through the venerable dialogue of blogging.”

I will always try to live up to this award.




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