Vote for My Sardinian Life in the 2013 Canadian Blog Awards

Just like the Emmy’s, Golden Globes and Music awards there are awards for bloggers who but effort, thought and heart into their blog(s). This year is the second year that My Sardinian Life has been nominated for the 2013 Canadian Blog Awards.

My Sardinian Life was nominated for Best Travel and Expat Blog. It would be fantastic to bring home the gold this season, and only you can help me do that.

To vote, just click the following link 2013 Canadian Blog Awards then scroll down the to the bottom of the page. Under Best Travel and Expat Blog click on My Sardinian Life.

Voting closes on February 22nd, 2014 so hurry before it’s too late.

A special thanks to Jonathan Kleiman who took copious amounts of time to organize this award for Canadian bloggers across the globe. Jonathan is a Toronto Business Lawyer and a Small Claims Lawyer and his side gig is organizing fantastic blogging awards. So, thank you Jonathan. I appreciate all the hard work you’ve done in the last year to make this award a reality.

So, what are you waiting for? Go on and vote. I am eternally grateful.

1st Place for My Sardinian Life in the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards

The votes are in and My Sardinian Life takes 1st place in the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards – in the category of Best Travel & Expat Blog – snaperiffic! It was a close one; so close in fact that there was only a 3 vote difference between 1st & 2nd places!

And now, on with the acceptance speech:

Firstly, I would like to thank Jonathan Kleiman who took copious amounts of time to organize this award for Canadian bloggers across the globe. Jonathan is a Toronto Business Lawyer and a Small Claims Lawyer and his side gig is organizing fantastic blogging awards. I wonder how he does it? If you need a lawyer, be sure to click Jonathan’s name above – and I’m sure he can sort you right on out. So, thank you Jonathan. I appreciate all the hard work you’ve done in the last year to make this award a reality.

I would also like to thank all of those that took time out to vote for My Sardinian Life – you helped make this award a reality and to you I am grateful.

Thanks to you!

  • My number one fan – my Mom.
  • Every family member that voted.
  • My virtual friends from Sardinia – grazie per il vostro continuo supporto. Ho imparato molto da voi in questi ultimi anni sulla tua terra, il tuo mare e delle vostre tradizioni. Grazie. La Sardegna è la nostra da scoprire.
  • My Italian Reflections group – if it weren’t for you lot I would have gone bonkers long ago!
  • The Virtual Tourist crew.
  • My Twitter followers.
  • My first real life blogging buddy in Bagni – you showed me that anything is possible.
  • All my Facebook fans & friends and to all the expats around the world, who are living their dream.

2012 Canadian Blog Awards 1st

Raise your glass high; I salute you.

From the bottom of my heart – thank you!
Jennifer Avventura

The Reality and 100% Affidabile (Reliable) Blog Awards

I am overwhelmed that people from all over the world tune in to read the tales from My Sardinian Life. Thank you, World! When I started this blog, two years ago, it was with the sole intention to share my photos and daily life with my family and friends who are scattered all over the globe. It was also an outlet to try on my writer’s voice and publish some of the songs and poetry that I’d kept locked up tight.

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Final voting in the 2012 Canadian blog awards

Check out my awesome new Nominee badge for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards! Thanks to everyone that helped me get this far now I have just one more small favour to ask – help me win it!

Final voting for the 2012 Canadian blog awards runs from November 1st, 2012 to December 1st, 2012.

My Sardinian Life is nominated for Best Travel & Expat Blog. Please help me to reach my dream in winning this Canadian award, eh!


You will be whisked away to Jonathan Kleiman’s site to vote. He’s the wonderful Toronto business lawyer who founded this award for Canadian bloggers – all over the world. Thank you, Jonathan.

Once on the Canadian Blog Awards page; scroll down and on the bottom right hand corner is the category: Best Travel and Expat Blog. Click to open, select My Sardinian Life and click VOTE!

The competition is fierce; from local travelers in Nova Scotia to a newfound expat friend in China. I am overwhelmed to be in the same group as these fabulous travelers, bloggers and photographers.

Thank you all, for your wonderful support over the last two years. If it wasn’t for your comments and words of encouragement – I would have given up long ago. You have all humbled me. Blessed be.

Thank you for voting.

Blog of the Year 2012 Award | My Sardinian Life

I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award from the wonderful folks at the Algarve Blog. The year is not even over and My Sardinian Life woke up to this beautiful award this morning! Thank you!

The rules are simple:

  1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog Of the Year 2012‘ Award.
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
  3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012 Award @ the Thought Palette and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
  5. You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook page and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars.

With one very shiny star!
Because unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
You begin with the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

And now on with the nominations:

  • Thirdeyemom – is a wonderful blog about travel, culture and social good. In my opinion, I think Nicole deserves the Woman of the Century Award for all her hard work with children around the world.
  • The Urge to Wander – is a lovely blog about travel –  from Turkey to Egypt and from Peru to Spain and many other destinations along the way. This blog will give you the urge to wander.
  • Comedy Travel Writing – is a hilarious blog written by a funny traveling man. This blog is new-ish to me and I’ve found myself a little too eager for his next post. I haven’t seen much comedic travel writing around the blogosphere and this one takes the cake.
  • Cosy Travels of the Viking and his Kitten – is an awesome blog written by a Danish organ player and his Belgian language teacher – Kitten. The photographs are breathtaking as are the travel stories. Plus, I think the blog title kicks butt!
  • A Drifter off to see the World – is a beautifully colourful blog written by a courageous young woman who moved to Australia to continue her education. You go girl!

To all the fabulous blogs listed above – thank you for enriching my world through yours. It’s been a wonderful year full of encouragement and support. I eagerly look forward to exploring yet another year of your travels and tales. Thank you.

A special shout out goes to Jen from Passport to Bliss who kindly nominated My Sardinian Life for The Versatile Blogger Award. This mark’s the sixth time that this blog has received this award. Thank you, Jen.

I am grateful to you all.

To learn more about the Blog of the Year 2012 Award – click here.

Vote for My Sardinian Life in the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards

Voting is now open for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards. This is just round 1 and voting closes November 1st, 2012.

My Sardinian Life has been nominated for Best Travel and Expat Blog and now it’s time to make your votes count!

Click the following link to vote for My Sardinian Life. On the bottom right hand column you will see Best Travel and Expat Blog>click to open>select My Sardinian Life. You can only vote once, so make it count.

Vote Here! For My Sardinian Life – Best Travel and Expat Blog

Remember this is just Round 1 and voting closes November 1st, 2012.

My Sardinian Life thanks all voters from the bottom of my expat Canadian heart.

Super Sweet Blogger Award | My Sardinian Life

How sweet it is to be loved by youCanadiantravelbugs. Thank you kindly for this sweet award. I must be honest … when I saw the photo I wanted to eat them pretty sweet cupcakes. Then I continued reading and noticed you nominated My Sardinian Life for this sweet award! So, I did a sweet-happy dance.

Rules for accepting the Super Sweet Blogger Award

1. Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.
2. Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.
3. Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen (13) blogs.

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2012 Canadian Blog Awards | Nominate My Sardinian Life

**UPDATE – This is just the nomination period. I wasn’t aware that you could only nominate once and that voting will take place at a different time. I’ll keep you updated as to when voting starts. Thank you all.

Nominate My Sardinian Life for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards.

At the moment there are no travel or expat categories. I’ve been told that if there are enough nominations for a new category that they would make one.

My Sardinian Life’s categories for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards:  Best Travel Blog and Best Expat Blog.

What YOU can do:
1. Click the link provided for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards.
2. In the comment section, leave the nomination.
3.  You must add my blog name, link and category.
4.  Then click submit comment.

Example: My Sardinian Life,, Best Expat Blog, Best Travel Blog.

TIP: You can copy & paste the example above into the comment section of the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards.

I missed last years awards and am keen on taking part this year.

Help My Sardinian Life win a 2012 Canadian Blog Award!

Your continued support means the world to me.

Thank you! Grazie.

Inspiring Blog Award

The Inspiring Blog Award was awarded to My Sardinian Life!

A huge thanks to Aparna at aparnanairphotography for nominating me. I would have never thought that my words or pictures could inspire people, I am deeply humbled.

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The Lovely Versatile & Illuminating Blog Award

It’s been a whirl wind of activity in Sardinia in recent weeks and I haven’t had much time to write or give thanks to those who have thought about me and passed on these prestigious awards, now is the time.

It is with great pleasure that I accept the following four blogging awards from fellow bloggers.

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