It’s been quite a winning day for my blog, East of Málaga, today.
First of all, I received the Bronze Award in the Expat Blog Competition for Spain – and I want to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me. I am truly humbled by your many kind comments and words of support.
There were 55 expat blogs taking part from Spain, so to come third at the first time of entering is quite an achievement. East of Málaga received a staggering 77 votes which would have been enough in any other country category to have won a Gold Award.
Considering I was pitted against blogs by professional journalists and book authors, I am extremely proud to have won the Expat Blog Bronze Award for Spain 2012.
My second piece of good news for today is that Josh at Spain for Pleasure became the 1,000th follower of this blog.
1,000 followers – WOW!
Josh lives in the beautiful city of Granada in Spain (pictured above), is a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language and has only been blogging for six weeks. I’d love you to pop over and say hello to Josh and give him some tips on How to Survive a Spanish Winter! Poor thing – he’s freezing!
Do you remember this beautiful Eagle Owl I photographed at a Medieval Market in Torrox village earlier this year? There are several ways of saying “owl” in Spanish – el búho, la lechuza or el mochuelo, to name but three – but however you say it, they are pretty spectacular, aren’t they?
As a way of saying THANK YOU to all my blogging friends, followers and supporters I’d like to give you all an early Christmas gift that will last you throughout 2013.
I found this gorgeous Owl Lovers Calendar for 2013 at The Owl Barn. The calendar is completely customizable; you can select the images for all the months you want to print and create your own free calendar or you can simply download the pre-made version. Just click on the owl calendar above or in the sidebar and all the instructions for how to download your Owl Lovers Calendar are there.
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT AND ENJOY YOUR CALENDAR!