One Lovely Blog Award

one-lovely-blogGeorge at She Kept A Parrot has complimented me with the One Lovely Blog Award. What can I say about this blogger? What first attracted me to her blog space were her photos – not only the way in which they were taken, but also the subject matter. These are always interesting and I enjoy looking at them. But the posts on this blog are not only photographs. This woman who “keeps a parrot” writes on whatever comes to mind: her personal experiences, her thoughts, her ideas. And having lived for seventy years, she has had a lot of time in which to develop her opinions.

Rules of acceptance:

  1. Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
  3. Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
  4. Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them

In order not to bore my regular readers with facts about myself which they may already know, I have decided to walk you through the day I experienced yesterday. Within this description, you may find that you discover these seven unknown “facts” about myself.

A day in the life of Colline: 

I woke up with the knowledge that today I had a job; and with the knowledge that the children I would spend time with were polite and followed instructions. Having been with this class before, I knew that today would not be a day spent wishing for time to pass quickly. I followed my weekly morning routine: publishing my blog post (that I had written the previous day); preparing lunch for myself and my children; showering, eating and getting ready to leave. Kisses good-bye and I left home, hefting my bag on my shoulder.

As the school today was within walking distance, I left 30 minutes before my starting time. Five minutes into the walk and I began to feel the heat. Today, I realised, was going to be one those hot and humid summer days that made one think regretfully of the past cooler spring days. By the time I had reached the school, I was longing for a cool drink and an air-conditioned space. That was a dream, however, as the room was already heated when I walked in. I opened the windows and switched the fans on, hoping to cool the atmosphere before the children entered.

As expected, I did not have a difficult day: the children were respectful; willing to do the tasks set by their teacher; and well-behaved. They were, however, feeling hot. Their red faces were before me as they asked questions, or set down to work. I had many requests of “puis-je aller boire?” – a request I could not refuse as I, too, was drinking continuously from my water bottle.

I was thankful when the end of the school day arrived as that meant I could leave the classroom. It was not much cooler walking home but I knew, when I arrived home, I would be able to wash my face with cold water and drink a long cool drink. Once home, I followed through on my desire. Once some household chores were done and a bit of homework help, I sat down with my family to eat the dinner hubby had cooked. And then? A little internet, a little TV, and afterwards time to sleep to rejuvenate myself for the next day.

Now some nominations:

These are the blogs that I love to read on a regular basis. I have not included in my list those that have already received this award:

  • A Window into the Woods: Suzanne is such fun to read – and I love her photographs too.
  • Cee’s Life Photography Blog: I enjoy looking at the photographs on this blog
  • Photography of Nia: Her beautiful “paintings” are always lovely to look at. And, of course, I love looking at the pictures of her home town, Istanbul
  • Life in Kawagoe: Cocomino writes about his life in Japan
  • A Food Addict: The postings of a woman who has lost over 100lbs
  • Wilden Marsh: Stunning photos of nature that are helping me learn more about our world
  • Magsx2 Blog: A versatile blog with many interesting posts
  • 50 Year Project: Journey with this blogger as she reads, watches, and travels her list
  • This Man’s Journey: Written by a man who began his life’s journey living on an island
  • Have a Dream: Michael writes on his experiences and dreams and often writes on quotes to help you think a little of your thoughts and dreams

There are other blogs that I would have loved to nominate – but unfortunately someone else did so before me 🙂

Happy reading.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

42 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Colline, Congratulations for being nominated as a worthy recipient of the, “One Lovely Blog” award. You are great. And thanks for the kind thought. Have a pleasant evening !!!


  2. Hi,
    Congrats on your award, and Thank You very much for the nomination. 😀
    It sounds like you had a very good day.
    I agree when it is too hot it is not much fun walking, we have finally got some cool weather now, and I am going to enjoy it while it lasts. 🙂


    1. Enjoy it! We are still experiencing the heat wave with today being even hotter than yesterday. Look forward to when it breaks and walking becomes refreshing again 🙂


  3. Congrats Colline! You do have one lovely blog…and I might add that your followers have lovely blogs too! It is always a breath of fresh air to read your blog as it is when we speak together personally as well. Although I know you, it was nice to see a ‘diary style’ entry on your day yesterday.

    I write about social injustice , human and civil rights abuse, so my day is consumed with speaking to people about their own struggles towards justice, advocacy and activism and providing nursing care to the vulnerable. At the end of the day, I am thoroughly exhausted and need a reprieve to unwind! Your blog is always sunshiny, fresh and interesting like you!!

    I am humbly reminded that although we had air conditioning and we were all complaining that it still felt sticky at work, that having a job that pays the bills, and having some form of air conditioning is better than not, even if it is not optimal or ideal. Your day without air conditioning yesterday reminded me to be thankful for all that I do have. When feeling thankful I can give more to others and be of greater service to others…my aim in life. So thank you, Colline.


    1. Thank you Darlene for your words. I try to make my blog a reflection of me and what I believe in and it is good to know that I am succeeding 🙂
      How I envy you your air-conditioned work space! But then to look on the bright side: I am working, I was with a group of lovely children, and the sun was shining. What could be better than that ? 🙂


  4. Oh dear Colline, it was so nice to read your a day… As if I almost saw you. You are a nice teacher, how lucky your students. Do you know in all my life, my best teacher was my English language lesson’s teacher… In high school. A few years ago I saw her sitting in a cafe with her friends. As if she never changed… I went to her and I asked her, do you remember me, my dear teacher? She looked at me for a while and then she recognized, called me with my name, even with my school number… Maybe she is the reason for my love of English language… Anyway, can you see you reminded me my school days… 🙂 Congratulations dear Colline, you deserve this beautiful award, and dear George (She Kept A Parrot) so beautiful lady as you… How nice to know you both… You all take me to a mind voyage into the beauties of this life… Thank you for thinking of my blog too, dear Colline, it is honor for me. Have a nice and cool day, with my love, nia


    1. I always enjoy meeting old students of mine – though that doesn’t happen now that I have moved countries. I enjoy getting to know how they have gone on in their lives. And I am always complimented when they take the time to come up to me.
      Thank you for your wishes Nia – it is not cool yet but I see that the forecast for the weekend is about 8 degrees lower (thank goodness – I am sweltering in this heat!)


  5. Congratulations Colline!! I enjoyed your day!!
    You surprised me big-time with the nomination 🙂 Thank you, it’s quite
    an honor coming from you 🙂


  6. Congratulations Colline. Your blog is one of those I always look forward to read. So much heart to give and words that inspire people. . Thanks for sharing this award. I’m honored my friend. God bless you and your family.


  7. Congrats…well deserved. I miss warm days, but not the humidity. I don’t miss the humidity at all! Thanks for nominating my blog.


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