Blog Tour award

“Digital Gathering” has been nominated for the Blog Tour Award by my dear friend Horty.

You can find her here :

I like this kind of nomination because it is fun to bloghop. You can learn so much different things.



Pass the award on to four other bloggers. Tell them the rules and a specific Monday to post. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday. Today is April 13, 3015. (date given by your nominator).

If you please, choose the next Monday …. which would be convenient for you. 


1. What I’m working on at the moment?

I took the challenge to write 365 short poems, one for every day in 2015, as an exercise in improving my english.
My native language is Dutch, so sometimes it’s a real challenge to come up with words that rhyme.
I also daily create nice layouts for proverbs and sayings.
And of course I write a ‘big’ poems every 4th day.
At this time I am collecting my poems to publish my second poetry booklet.

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I am not sure that my poetry work differs, but I like to write in real rhymes, and lately I try to write in the same number of syllables.
When my poem is finished I open my Paint Shop Pro and create a beautiful layout.

3. Why do I write and create what I do?

I started writing poetry because my daughter-in-law Patty wrote her first book of poems, and I thought it was fun to do.

So this month a year ago I wrote my first english poem on my blog.

4. How does my writing and creative process work?

For the 365 days poetry I just take some pictures and write down what I see.
For the ‘big’ poems I use a nice phrase I see, or special pictures. Sometimes I ask my friends what I should write about.
And at the beginning of this year I started to follow Jeremy’s Daily Challenge. He provides us with nice topics to write about.



I would like to nominate the following four fellow bloggers. If you like doing it and it is possible, you may post on this by Monday April 20 …..

(there is a Schedule for a certain day option in WordPress)

1. Jeremy’s Daily Challenge  – Jez Farmer

2. Richard Ankers – The Writings

3. James’ Funnies

4. Julie Sopetrán

Wonderful Team member Readership Award


Patty -> has nominated me for the Wonderful Team member Readership Award!

Thank you my love, I am honored to receive this award from you. 🙂


The Rules

Give the award to as many people as you wish

Thank the person who awarded you

Include the award on your blog

My nominations:

Kim Gosslin because of her open heart.


The Rules:

Answer 10 questions

Thank the person who nominated you

Nominate at least 10 deserving bloggers

Place the award somewhere on your blog


10 Questions

Favorite food: Toko

Favorite actor: Sean Connery

Favorite TV show: NCIS

Favorite tear-jerker: that always was en always stays Bambi :-))

Favorite sport: couchsurfing

Lucky number: 13

Tea or coffee: Tea

Holidays: Summer

Twitter or Facebook: Facebook

Favorite Christmas movie: Miracle on 34th Street


Of course you never have to accept an award, just know that you are appreciated!

hugs and kisses


The Butterfly Light award

My babygirl Patty nominated me for the The Butterfly Light Award!


I am very proud and honored to receive this beautiful award from you. I love you unconditionally.


  • You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. YOU MAY NOT lump this award in with other awards.
  • You must individually name and re-award at least 1 or more bloggers.  You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback on their about page.
  • You must link back to Belinda’s blog at
  • You must write a short paragraph titled either “How I’m Spreading Light”  OR  “How I’m A Positive Influence”
  • Display Belinda’s beautiful “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

How I’m Spreading Light

My blog is a new one. It is filled with poetry and scribbles sprouted from my crazy mind, creations with a little help from all those pretty pictures on the internet, and proverbs and sayings from the best in the world.

I know everybody needs a soft and tender touch and feel that they are special. I share their worries and fears and give help in facing the impossible.

A loving word to make your day is sometimes all it takes to make you smile.

My nominee


There is a special collection of poetry in combination with beautiful pictures.

Of course you never have to accept an award, just know that you are appreciated!