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The Sunshine Award or How To Be Pleasantly Surprised

Yesterday, in the middle of year end when papers to mark  and nervous students pile up around you , something totally unexpected happened :   -This still- to- be blog of mine, recently imported from Posterous Spaces , was awarded The Sunshine Award!!    And it is double happiness receiving it from Eugenia Loras’  blog  www.eugenialoras.wordpress.com 

Thank you Eugenia. Really.

This award is given to people who shares positive and inspiring articles and brings “sunshine” to the life of others ( Now you understand how flattered I feel ? )

The Sunshine blogging award has its own rules and requirements:

– Link back the blog who nominated you.

– Post the award images in your blog.

– Tell seven facts about yourself.

– Nominate 5 to 10 blogs and let them know about it.

Feeling like on stage at Kodak Theatre,  , I dedicate this award to my family , friends and PLN who always keep me learning in life

Following this award requirements, I tell you 7 facts about me

1 I have a family formed by a husband and two girls, 10 and 13, who I adore

2 I want my children to be healthy, happy …and bilingual

3 My job is teaching English ,mainly to  teenagers  – and it has been for many years now -and I also train other teachers when I am requested to.

3 I LOVE teaching. I feel the opposite when marking papers

4 I love the sun and  the beaches of Cádiz in South Spain, this is where I find my personal paradise sharing good wine ,good food and better company

5 I have around 50 favourite books, being one of them ” Memoirs of Hadrian” by Marguerite Yourcenar and another one “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez

6 I always cry when I see ” out of Africa”

7  I wish I could travel to all the places I dream of, and take my family with me

Well , it is time to proudly nominate the following blogs for the Sunshine Award :

1 http://cristinaskybox.blogspot.com.es/ Ana Cristina Pratas deserves this award as she always encourages and inspires all her PLN with her exaustive work and sparkling touch .

2 http://www.teachthemenglish.com/ Adam Simpson deserves this award because he makes the perfect mix of wit and expertise in his blog, and because he lives in Turkey and the mix of cultures gives his posts something unique

3 http://film-english.com/ Kieran Donaghy deserves this award because he provides a truly positive view through his leesson plans with films

4 http://sandymillin.wordpress.com/ Sandy Millin deserves this award because she is a rocking star in the EFL world, sharing all her thoughts and reflections about the conferences I can´t attend personally

5 http://stopandlearnenglish.blogspot.com.es/ M. Jesus García deserves this award for creating this collaborative blog with her students ,where you can  feel the good vibrations between teacher and students

6 http://beingmathman.blogspot.com.es/ Vijay Krishnan deserves this award because nobody like him spreads good feelings all around the web (even dealing with Maths ! 😉 )

7 http://ined21.com The Team of INED21 deserves this Award for their proposals and reflections about education always looking for the enhancing of the process of learning and teaching

8 http://www.lorasnetwork.com/  Eugenia and Vicky as a tandem deserve this award . They are the living proof that family and work can make a beautiful couple!

sunshine award pic

So this is it. I ´ll go on making papers , but , this time, with a smile on my face.