THE #CHERISHED #BLOGFEST: PRECIOUS SOUVENIR

What’s your most cherished possession and why?

Welcome to the #CHERISHED Blogfest!

Cherished Blogfest

Hosted by:
DamyantiDaily (w)rite  /  Dan AntionNo Facilities  /  Paul RuddockEchoes of the Pen
Peter NenaDemogorgon’s Fiction  /  Sharukh BamboatIndia Destinations

Their directive:
For the CHERISHED Blogfest, we invite you to talk to us about one of your cherished objects.
Tell us what it is, post a picture of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.
[in under 500 words]

Have you ever realized a life-long dream?

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KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR – #BOTB RESULTS

Welcome back!  It’s time to announce results for the July 15th BOTB post.

Battle of the Bands BOTB Knockin' on Heaven's Door

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.

This one pitted Chicago singer/songwriter/musician, Warren Zevon
against British singer/songwriter, Rachel Rabin, professionally known as Raign.

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COME JOIN THE #CHERISHED BLOGFEST!

#Cherished Blogfest Blogging EngagementBlogfests, blogathons, blog carnivals, blog hops, or whatever you want to call them, are great ways to connect and increase your traffic, assuming of course, that you make the effort to network. Some use these opportunities merely as link drops and that’s a shame. It can also apply to those hosting such events, so it’s best to be discerning and find the right ones. Last thing you want to do is waste your time.

Have I got a Blogfest for you! 

Let’s make some new Bloggy Friends!

#CHERISHED Blogfest

#Cherished Blogfest

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THE YEAR WAS 1966 – #MusicalMemories #FlashbackFriday #FBF

The year was 1966.Musical Memories, The Doglady's Den

We had moved back to Germany from Canada the year before (see previous instalment for details, if you missed it. Click HERE). During the week, living on the base, I was just another Canadian “Army Brat”. Weekends with my grandparents and other relatives transformed me back into a German girl. For Easter break (2 weeks), we took a road trip to Tyrol, Austria, where my aunt Gisela (mother’s younger sister) and uncle Oswald owned a hotel and café in the ski resort town of Mayrhofen.
Thus began our European travel adventures…

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KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)

This week, it’s a knockdown, drag out BATTLE OF THE SEXES!

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TEN QUESTION TAG – #MondayMusings #MicroblogMondays

A few months ago, blogging buddy Elly Stornebrink of “Xpress Your Essence”  tagged me to answer several questions for an ongoing blog relay. You can read her original post HERE. With apologies for the long delay, these are my answers:

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PATTERNS – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

camera photo friday

The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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PATTERNS:

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DARK EYES – #BOTB RESULTS

Welcome back!  It’s time to announce the results for July 1st’s BOTB post.

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.

This one pitted Tennessee’s guitar virtuoso, Chet Atkins
against Dutch-Indonesian band, The Tielman Brothers

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DARK EYES – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

HAPPY JULY, EVERYONE! 
😀
Welcome to another edition of

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)

This is an all-instrumental battle, based on a folk song written in the 19th century.
[not to be confused with the Bob Dylan song of the same name]

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TIME FOR A SHORT BREAK. SEE YOU SOON!

The signs are all there. Internet fatigue has set in and I need a little break from social media and the Blogosphere. It started with my personal Facebook account, but then I realized I was bereft of ideas for The Den this week. Or, to be more precise, there was no desire to complete any of the drafts in the folder. No worries, this too shall pass. It always does!

time to unplug - taking a break

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