I hope everyone had a great weekend!

My husband and I had a busy weekend. We went to collect our airtickets from a travel agency on Saturday as we will be leaving for Perth, Australia tomorrow (Tuesday). Yesterday we spent the day cleaning the house and packing our luggage. We are already looking forward to the trip!

I will definitely miss visiting and reading everyone's blogs. I shall play catch-up next week. Meanwhile, have fun and happy reading!

Beth from Beth Fish Reads is one of my latest, favourite blog friends. I enjoy reading her reviews and I especially love reading her Weekly Discoveries posts whereby she list the books she discovered from fellow book bloggers, and the best part is some of the books she suggested ended up on my wishlist. Besides these, she has lots of other interesting stuff to share too. Do check out her blog if you have not done so.

Thank you, Beth!

And now for the award details:

This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.

The rules to follow are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I decided to borrow Beth's line because she has outlined every words I want to say ~ The following blogs are places I go pretty much every day. Each person has a unique outlook on life -- some make me laugh, some make me think, some share my reading tastes. All make my life online a rich and interesting experience.

Edit to Add:

I have another great surprise from Naida, The Bookworm when I visited her blog earlier and read that she has passed me with another award - The Well Worth Watching Blog Award!

This is for all those blogs you cannot wait to read every day, that you look forward to seeing updates on and that have inspired you in your own blogging. There are no rules for this one, but feel free to pass it on to whomever you feel deserves it!

Thank you so much, Naida! I feel so loved with these awards! I will pass this award to all my blogging friends on my blogroll as I think all their blogs are well worth reading! Thank you for visiting, but most importantly, for being my friends!

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21 Responses
  1. I hope you have a wonderful time in Australia, Melody!

    Thank you so much for the award! That is so kind of you. I can see why you earned it too! :-)

    Have fun and safe travels!

  2. Melody Says:

    Thanks, Wendy! I can't wait for the trip to begin! :P

  3. Alice Says:

    Enjoy your holiday in Australia, Melody! I'll be missing you!

    And... thank you SO much for the award. You're super! You make my Monday wonderful and I had a great and busy start. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Travel safe and think of us, K? :D

  4. Melody Says:

    Thank you, Alice! I know I'll miss you guys... and yes, I'll definitely think of you all. ;)

    And you're welcome regarding the award. I'm glad to hear I've made your day wonderful! :D

  5. Stephanie Says:

    Have a WONDERFUL time!! You wanna hear something scary?? When we went on vacation last summer, I spent a really horrible amount of time wondering what I was missing by being offline for 9 days!!

    Thanks so much for the award! I feel all happy inside right now!
    I will definitely post it sometime this week!!

  6. Melody Says:

    Stephanie - LOL! Yeah, I definitely know what you mean about that! ;) How I wish I could bring my laptop along... but I know the hubs will give me that look, haha!

    And you're most welcome about the award! It's very well deserved! :)

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Congratulations on the awards and hope you'll have a fantastic time!!!

  8. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Congrats Melody! You deserve it! Have a wonderful trip and we'll look forward to your return.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks so much and have a wonderful trip!

  10. Debi Says:

    I am not jealous that Melody is going to Australia, I am not jealous that Melody is going to Australia, I am not jealous that Melody is going to Australia...shhh...if I say this enough times I might actually believe myself. :) All kidding aside, Melody, I hope you and your family have a super fantastic vacation, filled with fun and relaxation!!!

    And thanks so much for the award, Melody! I sure hope you know how much I enjoy visiting your blog as well! You brighten my days!

  11. Ana S. Says:

    Melody, you are a the sweetest :D

    And wow, Australia! I'd love to go there, but for me it's so far away. Maybe someday, though, who knows! Have a wonderful time and take lots of pictures!

  12. Vickie Says:

    Congratulations on the awards and have a hootin' time in Australia!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    I'm so flattered I'm in such illustrious company. Thank you so much Melody! :)

  14. Julia Says:

    Thanks Melody for the award! And I think you well deserved it too :)

    Have a fun but safe trip! Can't wait to hear your adventure! ;0)

  15. Julia Says:

    Kay - again thanks for the award! I pass the award back to you :)

  16. Darlene Says:

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday in Australia Melody-I'm so jealous. I can't wait to hear all about when you get back.

    Congrats on the awards- you absolutely deserve all of them. Thanks so much for awarding me with one of them. I'm flattered.

  17. The Bookworm Says:

    congrats on the awards mel, and thank you for passing it on :)

    Australia!! Good for you, enjoy it!! Have a fun and safe trip.

    (I'm super jealous.
    Keep an eye out for Hugh Jackman...he lives down there and enjoys swimming in the

  18. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Thanks for the award! Have fun!!!

  19. Iliana Says:

    Congrats on your award Melody although no fair as I was planning to give you this one too! As usual, I'm just so behind! haha..

    Anyway, hope you guys have a fantastic time on vacation. Take lots of pictures so you can share with us!

  20. Oh Melody--I'm behind and almost missed this post! Thank you so much for the award. :) By now you're on vacation--I hope you have a wonderful time in Australia! I've never been and can't wait to hear about your trip.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    Awesome! And thank you gobs and oodles!!

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