UPDATE :  I'm very pleased to announce that we've already received  4  very interesting entries! Thank you very much. Keep them coming guys and remember to send them in by June 7 2010  - we're looking forward to shouting out the winner and showcasing a fantastic line up of entries on June 8 2010  !! What's your motivation? Not one, but TWO fabulous prizes - a gorgeous cookbook (take a detailed peek here) and a guest blogger spot on the fabulous blog Lazaro Cooks! And now on to today's post :

Earlier this week, Tanantha from I Just Love My Apron  and Roxan from Kitchen Meditations, both shared with me, The Sunshine Award.

Thank you Tanantha and Roxan! You're both lovely ladies with beautiful blogs brimming with fantastic recipes, beautifully taken photographs and an evident joy and passion for food and sharing your experiences in the kitchen. Congratulations to both of you!
If any one of you has yet to check out either or both of these fantastic blogs, I urge you to do so. I am sure they will be getting  many more awards - keep an eye on them, if you don't believe me!

I just felt this need today to say a "Thank You" to all the friends I've made here in the blogosphere and  especially to all the lovely bloggers who have given me awards in the last few months, and who have taken the time to read my posts and even more amazingly, stopped long enough to compose their thoughts and express their opinions by way of comments they have left. I've decided not to list names as I really don't want to test the patience of my readers, but you know who you are and I hope you know that each and every one of you has  made my world, my life and my little corner of cyberspace brighter and happier. THANK YOU. This song makes me ridiculously happy and yes.... I did  get up and dance while listening to this - I do each and every time, can't help it and that's exactly how you guys make me feel!