Life, Humour, Recipes. Please feel free to comment, your input is valuable and always responded to.

Archive for November 19th, 2007

Win a FREE portrait for Christmas

Posted by cotojo on November 19, 2007

This competition is sponsored by Laketrees and Santa’s Elf Club  and has been  extended until December 21.
This is what you need to do to win a portrait of your choice by the Award Winning Portrait Artist Kim Barker

Enter Santa’s competition called Christmas Past at Santa’s Elf Club Blog.
Email your photo and details to Santa at

 You can check my entry here, and any comments on the post there would be welcomed 🙂
Pop over to laketrees and tell Kim in 100 words or less your choice for the portait, and why you deserve to win. You need to post your comment in the comments section at laketrees post to be eligible.
The judge (TBA) will choose the winning entry at Santa’s and the best story at laketrees.
The winner will be announced on 21st December.
So start getting out your photos of Christmas Past or stories, and start thinking about who you are going to choose for your free portrait!
Portrait value $400 (Postage Paid) and will be 42cm x 60cm on Arches Paper.


Posted in Christmas Competition, Competitions | Tagged: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Thanksgiving Thank You Award

Posted by cotojo on November 19, 2007

Mel from Monday Morning Power has created this awesome award for Thanksgiving and included me in the list of recipients.  Thank you Mel for thinking of me and so many others.

Cute isn't it?

Quoting Mel’s own words, ‘For this occasion I have created a new award. This one has nothing imbedded in it. It is a sincere and heartfelt appreciation for all of my friends. Feel free to pass this around. This one is truly for giving.’ 
If you click the picture it will take you to Mel’s blog and you can read all about it.  It is very hard to decide as to whom I should pass this on to as there are so many fantastic friends among you from so many countries, and it is an honor to know each of you.
Having created and passed out my own award a few days ago, I think it easier for me to say that anyone who would also like this fantastic award to display on their blog, please let me know and take it freely 🙂

Add to Technorati Favorites

Posted in Awards | Tagged: , , | 6 Comments »

The Blue Tea Meme

Posted by cotojo on November 19, 2007

Blue TeaPot

My friend Jos tagged me for the Blue Tea Meme. The rules are as follows:
“Devise a list of 5-10 courses you would take to fix your life. It’s more fun to be in classes with friends, so include one class from the person who tagged you that you’d also like to take. Tag five other bloggers.”
Fix my life?  Hey come on I’m near to perfect hahaha…..OMG!!
Okay, so here’s the courses I would simply HAVE to do:
Time Travel – I would join Jos on this one.  To be able to travel back in time and see the way that people lived in the past, not only what we learn from history, and to change some of the actions that have been detrimental to the way mankind is today.
Alternative Therapies – Having tried a few over the years to help ease the effects of Ankylosing Spondylitis, I would like to learn more about them and the viability of using them for myself and others with this and other conditions.
Time Management – Especially for blogging and trying to get the household chores done at the same time!!
Painting – I would love to be able to create quality images on canvas, but this is something that does not come naturally to me at all, although my daughter is developing quite a talent for art and she doesn’t get that from me.
Politics – This is something that I wish I had got into many years ago.  I feel that voters are effectively losing their powers and when new leaders are elected neither they nor their governments act in accordance with the people who put them there.  They just steamroll through what suits them and not what is best for the people, nor is it what the people want. 
Bonsai Trees – I’ve been growing these for 25 years or so, indoors and out,  with some successes and quite a few failures LOL.  I enjoy the peace and quiet when spending time pinching, pruning and shaping them.  However, I would like to learn much more about them as I find them fascinating. 
Web 2.0 – This is something that is changing the way we use blogging platforms and websites.  It’s another learning curve, much of which I am still trying to get to grips with.  I have my ‘techy’ blogs, but I am not a technophobe or programmer and there is much I can learn to improve this.
Blogging – To continue to strive for greater integration with other bloggers and also promote safety for children online so they are subject to less abuse, harassment and bullying.
Now I have to tag 5 others so I pass this on to the following:
Ange from Buzzing with Ange,  Kim from Purplefrogcat,  Eric from SpeedCatHollydale,  Marzi, the Genie Princess, from Mariuca,  Sandee from Comedy Plus

Add to Technorati Favorites

Posted in memes | Tagged: , , | 10 Comments »