Lovely blog…

Yesterday I was scrolling through and came to the realization I’ve been blogging since 2006. A lot has happened in these last 8 years. I relocated a few times. Changed jobs. Went through brilliant times, tough times. Made friends. Lost loved ones. Learned new things. Left some of the bad things behind, and in the process I moved on as a person.

Despite it all, my blog has always been here. Despite the occasional long periods of neglect. And together with my blog, the people that came across it intentionally or by accident.

So shortly following this moment of realization, it was great to find out that my blog had been nominated by Nad for the One lovely blog award.

So… Rules first…

– Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
– Display the One Lovely Blog Award on your blog.
– Share seven things about yourself.
– Nominate fifteen bloggers you admire. Inform them by commenting on their blog.

Thank you Nad for nominating my blog! Your blog Hugsxheart is funny, thoughtful, introspective and brings me many memories of things I went through myself. one_lovely_blog_award So here it goes. Seven things about me:

1. My favorite instruments are the guitar and the piano and I can play both.
2. …of my favorite movies of all time are 2001: A space Odyssey and Good will hunting.
3. I took my first photograph at age 3 (a picture of my parents).
4. The first time I saw snow was at age 25 after moving to Germany.
5. Despite being Portuguese I can’t stand temperatures above 30C and prefer cold weather.
6. Back when I was studying I almost quit my Engineering studies to pursuit a career in music (glad I didn’t).
7. I love collecting art (paintings in particular) and old, or as I prefer calling it, timeless objects.

Nominating is the tough bit. There are so many lovely blogs that I struggle to mention just a few. So I’m nominating all my fellow bloggers that had the patience to go through this post – feel free to have a go and let me know how you fared 😉

25 thoughts on “Lovely blog…

    • You should definitely check Good will hunting. It’s such a beautiful movie. 2001 (or shall I say Kubrick in general) is a love or hate relationship. I love his movies but know many people that just can’t connect with his movies. I think he was one of the best directors ever. You are right, pianos are stunning instruments. One of my must have bucket items is to get a real acoustic piano. Maybe in a couple of years. You should have a go at learning how to play. As with all instruments it’s all about practice time 😉

  1. Wow blogging for 8 years! That’s really cool André and I’m glad to hear that you still like to write and share your stories. Thank you for your kind words and I wish you and your blog all the best! I really enjoyed reading this post! Congrats! Love Nad

    • Thank you so much, Nad! I also really like your blog. It’s been quite some time since I started but I had long periods of absence. I’m really happy you liked my follow up and thank you for the nomination 😉

  2. You. sir, are testimony to blogging perseveance. Eight years! Congratulations. Thanks for sharing seven things about Andre. Excellent movie choices and that’s a long time to go before seeing snow. Glad it found you. 🙂

    • Indeed! I guess in Sweden that must sound soooo strange 🙂
      We don’t really have snow in Portugal, the region I’m form is pretty much sunny 60 or so percent a year. I saw it the first time when I had my first contract placement in Germany at age 25 and I did react like a kid… going “what strange, cold, funny consistency” 😀

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