Lighthouse Award, thank you pastiva!


Lighthouse Award

My dear friend Pastiva of the blog Los Sentidos De La Vida has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Lighthouse Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture!

The rules for the Lighthouse Award are:

1. Display the award certificate on your blog.

2. Inform your nominees of their award nominations.

3. Share three ways that you like to help other people.

4. There is no limit to the number of people that you can nominate.

5. Don’t forget to have fun!!

Helping people:

1. Inform then on issues often not found in the mainstream media.

2. Help them to think critically.

3. Point out where in the world there is beauty and hope.

My nominees are:

1. Bahrain Youth Society For Human Rights

2. Selina Todd

3. Refugee Archives @ UEL

4. Kaligrafi Nusantara

5. My Botanical Garden

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Paragon of Fine Art Blogger Award, thanks Eye-Dancers!


Paragon of Fine Art Blogger Award

The Eye-Dancers blog has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Paragon of Fine Art Blogger Award.

Thank you ever so much for this kind gesture!

The Paragon of Fine Art Blogger Award celebrates bloggers who love art.

Rules for the acceptance of this award:

Along with the acceptance of the PFAB Award please post anything that would express your love for art, it may be in a form of a painting, a photograph, an illustration, a poem or essay, anything done for the love of art.

Choose 6 bloggers who should merit the said award.

Notify the deserving bloggers of the award, let them know the rules.

Acknowledge the presenter of this award by linking back.

Pin the Ajay-inspired badge on your blog.

I express my love of art with this video:

The video says about itself:

John Berger / Ways of Seeing, Episode 1 (1972)

A BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmes ever made. In the first programme, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past.

Ways of Seeing is a 1972 BBC four-part television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. Berger’s scripts were adapted into a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. The series is partially a response to Kenneth Clark‘s Civilisation series, which represents a more traditionalist view of the Western artistic and cultural canon.

My nominees:

1. ChasingART

2. lekmann

3. Being Avril E Jean, Artist

4. evavanbeek

5. Arlen Shahverdyan. Author’s Blog

6.

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Sunshine Award, thanks Eye-Dancers!


Sunshine Award

The Eye-Dancers blog has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Sunshine Award.

Thank you so much for this wonderful gesture!

Here are the rules:

Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
Link to the person who nominated you.
Answer 10 questions about yourself.
Nominate 10 bloggers.
Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

The 10 questions:

Favourite food: pineapple.

- Favourite actor: Melina Mercouri.

- Favourite TV show: I don’t watch much TV. Wildlife documentaries.

- Favourite tear-jerker: The Bear.

- Favourite sport: track and field.

- Lucky number: I don’t think a number has ever brought me luck; or misery :)

- Tea or coffee: tomato juice.

- Holidays – rest on the beach or active time: wildlife watching. Like here. Or here.

- Twitter or Facebook: Twitter, as Facebook has privacy issues. As also became apparent in the recent “Prism” governmental spying scandal.

- Favourite Christmas movie: this video:

My ten nominees are:

1. Paul Militaru

2. First Night Design

3. Peace, love and patchouli

4. sheetal sharma

5. writewireless

6. Football and Fauna

7. bunny slippers

8. Excuse My Truths

9. GLITTER WRITER BOOK BLOG

10. finnBlogs

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Peace and Justice Award, thanks pastiva!


Peace and Justice Award

My friend pastiva of the blog Los Sentidos De La Vida has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Peace and Justice Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture, dear pastiva!

According to idealisticrebel, founder of this award::

“I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.”

Here are the rules for the award:

Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or putting goodness in the world.

Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.

Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.

Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

My nominees are:

1. Pacific Land Girls

2. Moorbey’z Blog

3. Veterans for Peace UK

4. Veterans Speakers Alliance: Veterans For Peace

5. Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter

6. Making Peace Vigil

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Semper Fidelis Award, thank you Tazein!


Semper Fidelis award

My dear friend Tazein of transcendingbordersblog has been so generous to nominate my blog for the Semper Fidelis Award.

Thank you for this kind gesture, Tazein! And for all the other times you thought about my blog! Unfortunately, Tazein’s blog is no longer there at the old site. I don’t know what happened. I hope all is well with her, and that she can continue blogging somewhere else if she likes to.

The rules of this award are:

1- Add The Semper Fidelis Award logo on your blog.

2- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3- Nominate 5 bloggers whose loyalty and friendship you value and you consider being part of your ”pack of wolves” on WordPress.

4- Post something special for all your nominees and dedicate it to them. This can be a quote, saying, poem, picture, anything that would fit that person.

5- Let the nominees know that you have nominated them.

My five nominees are:

1.  Digging History

For James, this video called Metal Detecting Gold Coins Found Spanish Buried Pirate Treasure:

2. CIGUDEG pleis bilong tu mi

For this blogger from Indonesia, this video, called BBC Natural World 2000, Wild Indonesia 03, Magical Forests:

3. Friendly Fairy Tales

For Brenda, a video called The Demon, the Woman and the Bird – African fairy tale from Senegal.

4. Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

For Amelia, this video about endangered species:

5. antilandscaper

For antilandscaper, this video called How to attract wildlife into your garden:

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Howler Award, thanks Mavadelo!


The Howler Award

Mavadelo of Mavadelo’s mindscape blog has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Howler Award.

Thanks, dear Mavadelo, for this generous gesture!

The rules of this award are:

Display the award on your blog. This can be in your sidebar or on a special award page.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.

Give 3 examples of things you would like to see changed in the world.

Nominate (in your own time) at least 5 bloggers that deserve the award.

(Optional, hey you know me by now right??) Donate the equivalent of $10 to a charity of your choice (optional because I can not check it, however it would be HIGHLY appreciated.

Wolves are faithfull, loyal, social and honest. Please keep that in mind when awarding this to someone. Members of the WordPress Wolfpack can hand out the award at their own discretion, non members can hand out the award after they have gotten it themselves or they can suggest the person they want to nominate to one of the wolfpack members.

My three changes in the world:

1. Stop all wars

2. Stop poverty

3. Stop destruction of wildlife habitat

My five nominees:

1. It Is What It Is

2. Archaic Sugar

3. Dreams to Reality !

4. Առլեն Շահվերդյան. հեղինակային բլոգ-կայք

5. Sharmishtha Basu’s poetries

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WordPress Family Award, thanks Carina!


WordPress Family Award

My dear blogging friend Carina of the blog Wolf Is My Soul has been so kind to nominate this blog for the WordPress Family Award.

The rules of this award are:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them
5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

Here is what Shaun, the creator of the award, had to say about it:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family”. I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award”.

I do feel that WordPress has given me a new online “Family” and I am proud to nominate the following members of my family for this award:

1. The shadows of a dream

2. larondedelivres

3. jamoroki

4. Something there is…

5. Jane Risdon

6. At the Matinée

7. Hat Full of Why

8. Living and Lovin

9. immabelike

10. Nowhere to go but Everywhere

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Peace and Justice Award, thanks Marlyn!


Peace and Justice Award

My dear blogging friend Marlyn of the blog Kintal has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Peace and Justice Award.

According to idealisticrebel, founder of this award::

“I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.”

Here are the rules for the award:

Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or putting goodness in the world.
Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.
Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.
Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

My nominees are:

1. stopwarca

2. baarbaarathesheep

3. Central Oregon Coast NOW

4. Leicester WILPF

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Seed of Light Award, thanks belsbror!


Seed of Light Award

Belsbror has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Seed of Light Award.

Thanks so much for this generous gesture!

“All you need to start a forest is one seed”.

This award is for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connection, communications and beauty. Pass it on!

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.

3. Notify the nominees of their nominations.

My nominees are:

1. Miss Marzipan

2. It Is What It Is

3. Kaligrafi Nusantara

4. Ratzone’s Blog

5. Zeebra Designs & Destinations

6. artmark

7. Ellie Belfiglio

8. Glorialana’s Blog

9. Paris: People, Places and Bling!

10. “OUR WORLD”

11. petitemagique

12. rambling ratz

13. VERDE DESPERTAR

14. Los Sentidos De La Vida

15. Enchanted Seashells

16. What Inspires Your Art?

17. Poetic Parfait

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Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Mahesh Nair!


Versatile Blogger Award

Mahesh Nair of the blog The Write Might has been so kind to nominate my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture!

The rules of this award are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

2. Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award and include a link to their site (and tell them that you have nominated them).

3. State 7 things about yourself.

Seven things about me:

1. From where did most visits to my blog come today so far?

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 102
Jamaica FlagJamaica 42
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 17
Australia FlagAustralia 12
Sweden FlagSweden 6
Canada FlagCanada 5
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 5
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 4
Greece FlagGreece 4
India FlagIndia 4
Germany FlagGermany 4
France FlagFrance 3
Turkey FlagTurkey 3

2. From where did most visits to my blog come this week?

Top Views by Country for 7 days ending 2014-04-08 (Summarized)

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 1,220
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 564
Jamaica FlagJamaica 126
Canada FlagCanada 121
Australia FlagAustralia 114
Germany FlagGermany 103
Sweden FlagSweden 99
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 93
France FlagFrance 82
Belgium FlagBelgium 73
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 58
Singapore FlagSingapore 47
India FlagIndia 46
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 38
Turkey FlagTurkey 32
Greece FlagGreece 31
Spain FlagSpain 28
Italy FlagItaly 26
Ireland FlagIreland 22
Philippines FlagPhilippines 21
Bahrain FlagBahrain 20
Norway FlagNorway 19
Algeria FlagAlgeria 19
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 18
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 18
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 16
Romania FlagRomania 16
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 15
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 15

3. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits so far today?

Title Views
Home page / Archives 48
Male Mormons exclude women 16
Sarin gas attack in Syria and the Turkish government 9
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 7
Costa Rican frogs and spiders 6
New Mexico dinosaurs, new study 4
Nepali women workers exploited in Bahrain, Kuwait 4
Fukushima, Japan disaster news update 4
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 4
Great crested grebe courtship, video 3

4. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits this month?

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2014-04-08 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives 2,309
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer 342
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted 134
Most hated animals top 50 116
Two lion cubs in Lady Liuwa’s pride in Zambia 112
About 102
Dutch in Suriname, most cruel slave-masters 88
Male Mormons exclude women 80
Slavery and love in Suriname, new film 73
Poas volcano in Costa Rica 72
Poisonous caterpillars infest Spurn Point in England 70
UK: cash for peerages police investigation may bring Blair to court 67
The Lighthouse Award, thank you, Horty! 67
Thai women’s escape from Bahraini forced prostitution 66
European Union greenwash, cartoon 63
USA: ancient Egyptian sarcophagus as corporate boss’ plaything 62
Costa Rican flowers, butterflies and bees 61
Pre-Inca archaeological discoveries in Peru 59
German anti war artist Käthe Kollwitz 58
Costa Rica, Baltimore oriole and squirrel 57
Skunk Anansie singer Skin interviewed 55
Costa Rican butterflies and birds, 14 March 51

5. Which referrers referred most to my blog this month?

Referrers for 30 days ending 2014-04-08 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 8,201
WordPress Dashboard 210
WordPress.com Reader 171
r.search.yahoo.com 117
go.videoentertainmnt.com 83
Twitter 67
Facebook 58
mail.aol.com 41

6. Most popular topics Dear Kitty. Some blog has written about recently:

Topic Views
Human rights 581
Environment 549
Economic, social, trade union, etc. 545
Crime 348
Peace and war 334
UK 321
Birds 285
Netherlands 279
Women’s issues 240

If you tag your posts effectively, this panel will show you which topics get the most traffic. Snapshot generated from your top posts over the past week.

7. Top recent commenters at my blog:

Dr. Rex 53
donwreford 24
Nancy 22
davidprosser 17
tazeinmirzasaad 15
sherayx 15

* Based on the 1000 most recent comments.

My fifteen nominees are:

1. Foreign Wanders

2. Moorbey’z Blog

3. Earthniversity

4. little hiawatha

5. Bosnian Beauty Pics

6. samariaexperience

7. PRIORHOUSE blog

8. createthissimple

9. Mad Cow Theatre

10. Modern History Blogger

11. AidiGR

12. Mariam Sodawater

13. Frank G. Photography

14. wandering rush

15. 20/20 Hines Sight

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