Tuesday, June 30, 2009

aannndd the award gooooeess tooo...

I have to admit I get really excited when awards start circling my blogosphere and lovely blog friends think to tag me in them. It gives me a little thrill and I get excited! I now have 2 awards to dish out! Yay!

Also, I was soooo amazed (and excited!) to log onto Blogger this morning and see 50 followers! Wow! When I started this blog a few months ago I never dreamed that so many people would even want to read my daily rants and randoms! Thank you so so much to each and every one of you!

Jessica tagged me in the "Kreativ Blogger" award. Thank you Jessica! This award comes with the following rules: I have to lsit 7 things that I love. I'm going to change this a little bit seeing as I'm in Germany, and make it 7 things that I love about Germany.

1. The Food: I'm most likely going to do a food post in the following days, but I just can't get enough of it! Especially the cookies and sweets!

2. My Grandparents: I only see them once a year, so its always like a trip down memory lane. Looking at old pictures and hearing stories of what I was like as a child.

3. Getting spoiled by said Grandparents: Pretty self explanatory

4. The Language: I realize that German really isn't the sexiest sounding language, but I grew up with it so it takes me back

5. Reading "Bravo" magazine: It is kind of like German-In Touch. More than half the stuff in it is fake, but its such a guilty pleasure!

6. The Cars: I'm such a sucker for German car labels and still get a thrill seeing BMW and Mercedes all around me, sad I know!

7. The scenery: Everything is much more green then back home

I pass this award onto the following people:

Head Biting Princess
Patty Ann

Sarah, the new girl gave me the "friends" award! Thank you Sarah!

Here's the blog award description:

"This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Now for me to choose 8 Bloggers to pass this one on to! I did a quick check of most of your profiles, so I hope you don't have it already. ANNNNDD the award goooooeess to..

Sweet Pea

I have one more award that I still have to dish out, the "Honest Scrap" Award that I got from Emily a while back (thanks Em!) but I think I'll save that for another time. I'm feeling Blog-love overload at the moment haha.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Summer (in the form of a major heat wave) has finally come to Germany so instead of 15 degrees and rain we have 30 degrees and humidity. I'm not complaining! yet.


  1. TOTALLY looking forward to your food post! ;P

  2. Hey! Thanks for the friendship award.. now... to figure out how to add it to my blog! :P

    And I finally found a buddy! lol Some dude from Texas who's big into sports, so things are lookin up!

    BTW, HAPPY belated CANADA DAY! Speaking of which... I could just google it... but I'm kinda feeling lazy today. When is Germany's "Birthday?"

  3. Oh, thank you SO much for the award! You made my day. Have one of those German sweets for me! :)

  4. Thank you so much, Ella! Basically, you're just a babe :D Also, I'm so excited for your food post. I'm Hungarian sooo there's sort of a built in love of Eastern European cooking. I hope you're having an amaaazing time. xo

  5. @ Kym - I'm hoping to get it started sometime this weekend!

    @ Canuckitude - Thank you! And yay for finding a male-blog-buddy haha! Ummmm, Germany's birthday... I want to say sometime in October, but I could be very very wrong

    @ Ali - You're so welcome my dear! So glad I could make your day!

    @ Emily - Aww thanks hun! I have some experience with eastern European food too, lots of sour cream! haha

  6. congrats! awards are amazing!

  7. i`m with KYM! german fooooooood!

    every year, there is a german christmas market in the snow here. and the food is freaking awesome!

    you should come next year!

    thanks for the award ellakins!

  8. YAY!
    Thanks for the tag!
    Keep having fun.. sounds like germany is beautiful.. I'm jealous!

  9. I hate it how Blogger doesn't show some people's new posts on my dashboard. Yours are included. I HATE!

    Anyway, I've never been to major cities in Germany. I've only been to the Rhine Valley, which I think is awesome. People there are nice and friendly too. I wonder what it's like in other parts of Germany. And speaking of German cars. How about FOLKSVAGEN? I LALALOVE enunciating that! Haha.

    Thanks for the award Ella. So sweet of you! :)

  10. Oh award. Thank you!!!

    About the hotels, honestly, I have no clue cause there's a lot of them in that part of the city. Anyway, don't expect much from the old part, it's being reconstructed for ...um... 2 years I think?

    Also, if you come by airplane here, be careful cause there's a lot of pirate taxi drivers there (they charge from 1 euro to 3 euros a km, when the price in the city is less than half a euro a km).

  11. Wow! So many awards! Thank you for nominating me even though I already received it from Life Abroad. But I'll be very happy to hang it on my wall :D

  12. Can you imagine that I have read this just now...?!! I'm so busy at work at the moment : (( Thank you SOOOOOO much for this award, Ella! : )