Premio Dardos Award – For Before Sundown

Premio Dardos Award

What a delightful surprise and honor to receive this nomination for the Premio Dardos Award from David Brian Paley at Vancouver Visions – an award that recognizes cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values in the form of creative and original writing. Visit Vancouver Visions and enjoy David’s writing. He’s working on a novel, and a couple of long reads. And of course there’s his poetry! Like David I had stopped accepting awards in favor of spending more time writing. But, I’d accept any award that had to do with writing itself and promoted other writers in turn. So, this is my chance to enjoy this award, and to nominate 15 fellow bloggers that I admire for their writing ability. A good feature of this award is that it doesn’t require answering questions or making up questions, and there’s no article that must be written upon acceptance. Plus it has a very cool logo, an old manual typewriter with a scroll of words streaming from it. I’d like that magic stream of words to end up on my computer screen!

Premio Dardos Award Rules

I must admit, it was difficult to narrow it down to 15 amazing blogger friends for this award. And of course some that I’d like on the list have declared award-free zones. So, for my nominees, it’s your choice to accept or not. I’ll be happy if you do, and understand if you don’t. I’ll continue to follow and love your writing anyway!

No Facilities – – Dan’s photographs are awesome. He’s also a woodworker, cyclist, Geek, and writer. Automotive work is his hobby.

Wandering Iris – – Iris loves to wander and take road trips. Her photographs and write-up of the places she goes are incredible.

Bluefish Way – – Ralph lives in Spain and his blog is colorful, and serious with lots of humor and photographs. I’d like to acknowledge his site and his writing.

Silver Threading – – Colleen is the Fairy Story Keeper for the story about the Swamp Fairy. She has a lifestyle blog that will keep you interested and entertained.

Eric Tonningen’s Awakening to Awareness – – Eric creates awareness for Baby Boomers (and others) around ways in which choice can shift one’s focus.

Vanbytheriver – – Vanessa is a writer, teacher, photographer and student of life. She loves poetry and music. Her dream job is to be a motivational speaker!

Nicholas C. Rossi – – Nicholas is an author who lives in Greece. His book for young readers, Runaway Smile, is a delight. He’s the author of the epic fantasy series Pearseus and a science fiction story, the Power of Six, both at #1 on Amazon.

Poetic Parfait – – Christy’s blog site invites you “to read poetry and enter discussions about the poetic word, listen to music and embrace words that tend to inspire.” She has a first poetry collection on the website, Pathways to Illumination.

Photo of the Day, Etc.- – Timothy Price specializes in daily art, documentary and promotional photography. His photos are pretty awesome!

Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life – – Author Sally G. Cronin lives in Spain. She’s published books and developed Indie Moyhill Publishing. She has many writing talents and her projects are a health book focused on the care of the elderly at home, and a people management development programme, and a novel.

Myths of the Mirror – – Diana Wallace Peach loves to write and has sci/fi fantasy books that will delight and hold your attention. She’s also a poet.

You’ve Been Hooked – – Robert, the bellman, has a career that “requires a few people skills, a loud voice at times, and plenty of ingenuity.” This stories about “his job’ are funny classics. He also writes “What the Bellman Saw” for Bullet News Niagara.

Megdekorne – Doorway to Jubilee – – Meg is a talented writer. Her stories are descriptive and compelling with exceptional photographs for visual effects. Her continuing story, Beatitude Point, is one of my favorites.

Not Another Tall Blog – – Angie K’s “an expatriate, a busy tall Mum of two who loves good books, movies, heavy rock music, progressive metal…and writing” She has a lot of categories on her site and some great writing!

Bipolar for Life – – Laura Shulman, MD, MA has a huge following and many informative blogs about her experiences in life and living with Bipolar Disorder. She is an extraordinary writer and captivates her audience with a variety of interesting topics.

That’s all folks! Now I’ll personally notify the nominees after I publish this acceptance post. Laugh and Stay Healthy, and above all Keep Writing!

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About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences.
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48 Responses to Premio Dardos Award – For Before Sundown

  1. Congratulations. I’m familiar with some of your nominees and they are indeed worthy choices!

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  2. cdog5 says:

    Congratulations, Christine, on a well-deserved award! Cheers! 🙂

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  3. Congratulations, Christine! Thanks for the nomination.

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    • Thank you, Timothy! On your nomination write-up I should have included that you haven’t missed a day of blogging since July10, 2010! Impressive! I look forward to reading your one post a day with awesome, original photographs. Christine


      • Even got in a blog a day during the 5 weeks we where in France in 2013.

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      • Timothy, that’s dedication! You need a Star Award for that! I fall so below the bar on consistent blogging! But, then I’m writing books and need to focus on the WIPs. Haven’t figured out how to do both and get up to a higher standard yet. Christine


      • I think it’s much more difficult for writers. I can simply put and photo and say nothing, or I can add a bunch of verbiage depending on how I feel and time. But if I had to write something meaningful everyday, forget it. 😉

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      • OK…let’s just say a picture says a thousand words, so you don’t have to write very much! That’s the beauty of showcasing photographs. Your talent is in the photographs and I just want to know what I’m looking at (a catchy title) and a few personal words! You’ve got that covered. Believe me there’s just too much blah…blah…blah in a lot of the posts out there! Keep clicking and posting! Christine

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  4. Well done and some great blogs in there too!

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  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Thank you so much Christine and I am very honoured to accept this award. Awards are precious things especially when offered by fellow bloggers and writers and now that I am clear of house renovating and have more flexibility in my schedule I will do my best to respond to these generous nominations as soon as possible.

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  6. Congratulations!! And thank you so much for including my blog in the list of worthies. It’s much appreciated!!! 🙂

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    • Nicholas, you are very welcome! Yup, you are one of the worthies for sure. Looking forward to reading more of you writing, You already know I love the children’ book, Runaway Smile! Now for the epic fantasy & sci/fi! All Best, Christine


  7. C.o.n.g.r.a.t.l.a.t.i.o.n.s. I know some of your nominees. 🙂

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  8. Silver Threading says:

    Thank you Christine for thinking of me. I am honored to accept this award as it pertains specifically to writing, culture diversity, and literary contributions. I am humbled. The Swamp Fairy is going to become a book eventually. Thank you again. ❤


  9. I am so honored by the award, Christine! Thank you. Also, you are most deserving of it!! Great list of bloggers there – I recognize many of the names. Hugs

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  10. Congrats again, Christine, and thank you for the nomination. I’m honored to be in such great company. I’ve found so many great bloggers through your site. Appreciate your continued support and unique kindness. ☺ Van.

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  11. Ralph says:

    Well done Christine on you receiving the award and thank you for your nomination. You have picked a selection of excellent bloggers for nomination. It’s a shame really that I don’t do awards, but I thank you for thinking of me 😀

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    • You are so welcome, Ralph! I do understand you not accepting awards. You have a lot of work to do keeping up with your many followers who count on you for reply comments. Plus all the time it takes to put together your exceptional posts with tons of photographs! Your creativity is amazing! All Best, Christine

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  12. Kudos, Christine, for having Mr. Paley honor your blog, thoughts and writing. The accolades are deserved! And thank you for including my blog in your list of honorees. I am humbled to be included among many who write in the spirit of the Premio Dardos Award. To echo Ralph, I too do not ‘do’ awards, though the nomination is appreciated. In the event that some of your readers may want to glance at the blog, the correct link is 🙂

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    • Thank you, Eric! I appreciate you kind comments! I do understand you not accepting awards. Your time is better spent interacting with followers and creating your thoughtful posts. Sorry for the link mistake, it’s now corrected. Thank you for bring that to my attention. People need to get over there to your site and read your writing. Christine


  13. Happy for you!!!!
    I’ll create that one we were talking about soon 😉

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    • J.Gi, thank you so much! That would be great. After this one and the one I just finished, Tour Through Blogland, I’m really going to have to stop accepting. Even though the focus is on writing, it takes a lot of time to put the work together. And those 3 books are waiting…waiting…Christine

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  14. sheldonk2014 says:

    Congrats my friend, I am sorry I hadn’t been around but I’ve been doing a lot , and have been busy, thank you for visiting me, I promise to come back and see you more often
    As always Sheldon

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  15. sheldonk2014 says:

    The creative juices have been ever flowing and I have to take advantage while they are there if you get my drift. Between my art work , writing, work and house duties it been a full plate, not to mention posting. Thank you for your understanding
    As always Sheldon

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  16. dbp49 says:

    That’s a wonderful post you’ve written here, and I thank you for the much more than kind mention that you gave me. I apologize for the amount of time it took for me to answer this, but it should give you some idea just how backed up my email is. And then because of the way that I answer my email, some of my newer mail gets answered before the previous, and it doesn’t take long before I’ve got the whole thing messed up. Lol. But I thank you again, and congratulate you on the award, I was really happy to be able to nominate you for it, both you and your site are very deserving of it. So a good day, keep up the great writing, and will read you some more later.

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  18. Angie K says:

    I am so glad you did this, thank you!

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    • Thank you Colleen for accepting the award. I look forward to knowing your nominees. Also, as you know I love your writing and look forward to your new & continuing stories. Happy Writing, Christine


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