The Haunted Wordsmith Has Nominated Me For The From The Heart Award

I have been nominated by Teresa aka The Haunted Wordsmith for the “FROM THE HEART AWARD”, as you can see from her post below:


In Teresa’s own words:

The From the Heart award is awarded to bloggers who

share bits and bobs of their life,

their passion,

and their heart

through their blogs.”

From the Heart

Now, I have to say, this is one award I really like and feel delighted with because it suits my blog-site down to the ground. Like it or not, that is just about what you are going to get from me in a nut-shell: bits and bobs about my life!

I love reminiscing over all the special events and people that have shaped me. I feel so so proud to introduce you to wonderful members of my family and friends who have been making my life a sheer joy to this day.

I am sure that you have noticed I do tend to reveal my passion and my heart…and for many months a lot of that has been in connection with the gorgeous Goldfinch. You may have already seen them, but these are a few posts that spilled out of my heart recently:

More to come…you will probably see lots of posts as my heart comes to terms with Goldfinch flying away to Australia soon.

Now there are some lovely bloggers who are also sharing bits and bobs of their life, their passion and their heart in their posts. So I am going to nominate three for THE “FROM THE HEART AWARD”.

My nominees:

A Heartfelt Thanks To Tales From The Mind Of Kristian For Nominating Me For The From The Heart Blogging Award

Awards and nominations galore this week…but who does not like a bit of support and encouragement from their fellow bloggers.  I am grateful for every kindness that comes my way!

I have received this award (one that I think is rather lovely) from the gregarious blogger talesfromthemindofkristian  talesfromthemindofkristian as you can see in his post below:


This award goes to bloggers who primarily focus on personal writing. These posts are often from the writer to the world at large, or from the writer to the writer themselves and they just allow us access to their mind.


There are no rules, no questions, no participation requirements for this award. It is given from bloggers to other bloggers. It was designed by the Haunted Wordsmith and is given to other bloggers as a gesture of thanks and appreciation for their work.



I would like to thank my Mumma and my Dadda…and my manager and of course my agent…and the production team and lighting and costume and make-up and all the team down in catering…

But especially Mum and Dad…These are a few of my posts that are very much from my heart about my gorgeous parents:

I am sure I will be writing many more from the heart posts about two of the most wonderful people who are alive on this planet today!


I would like to nominate the following bloggers:

The From The Heart Award

If you are an avid follower of posts from The Haunted Wordsmith you may have noticed her creation of two new blogging awards.  This is the post in which she explains the purpose of these two fantastic new ways to support and encourage other bloggers.


I am privileged to receive one of the first nominations for the FROM YOUR HEART Award.

From the Heart

From the Heart Award

  • This award goes to bloggers who primarily focus on personal writing. These posts are often from the writer to the world at large, or from the writer to the writer themselves and they just allow us access to their mind.


I have loved reading other blogger’s posts.  There are a huge variety of sites out there. There are many that promote a special interest…it is remarkable to see the level of expertise and enthusiasm some bloggers have in their chosen field, whether that be:

GMOs  – Genetic Learning

The wonders of the oceans – Marine Learning

Those blessed with culinary genius – Yum – Tum Bhojana

or those bloggers who are incredibly versatile and write beautifully readable posts about many subjects:




My own blogging site is more of a personal little tribute to my amazing family and friends who have shaped the person I am today.  I have included some embarrassing little lessons I learnt while growing up.  I have also been referring to a traumatic incident which has turned my life upside down in recent years.  At times, I have put my heart down on the page (which is sometimes terrifying because you have no idea what the response will be!)


These three posts are probably those I am most nervous about because they still touch very raw nerves inside:

In the past I have enjoyed creative writing, but at the moment, my posts are more about relating pages of my life in a story-like fashion.

Well, normally these awards have a few questions so you can get to know more about the writer.  No questions came with the nomination.  So I guess anyone who is curious about who is behind the Crushed Caramel (Learner at love) posts will have to take a glance at the posts already on the site.   May I take the liberty of recommending:


When it comes to writing from the heart, I am sure this does not just mean the emotional, sentimental, weepy – run for the box of tissues – kind of writing.  I would like to think that writing from the heart is more about revealing who you are on the inside for all to see.  I found a quote about what the figurative heart really means:

“…the central part in general, the inside, and so for the interior man as manifesting himself in all his various activities, in his desires, affections, emotions, passions, purposes, his thoughts, perceptions, imaginations, his wisdom, knowledge, skill, his beliefs and his reasonings, his memory and his consciousness.”

Thinking of who I would like to nominate, I am recalling posts I have read from other bloggers which really touched my heart when I read them,

I am nominating these three bloggers for the illustrious FROM THE HEART AWARD because they have revealed their heart in a way that would definitely touch their reader’s heart.

Cloud and Sunshine

The Storyteller’s Coven

Atara’s Ideas

So although, this award does not yet include any questions, I would love you to create a post where as well as nominating your own choice of bloggers who write FROM THE HEART, could you also tell us which is your own favourite post from your own site, or the post that tells us the most about who you are on the inside.

Thank you for your very beautiful heartfelt writing.

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