Savor, too

Thank you so much, Belsbror, for yet another welcome prize. Happy blogging!


You are invited to the feast. 😀

In conjuction with the post Savor, Kanzen Sakura presented me with a menu of awards to choose from. I chose four.

First off is my favorite award of all: The Sunshine Award. You might probably guess why. 🙂


My nominees to receive the rays of the sun are:

“The Journal of Wall Grimm”

bluebutterfliesandme                 blogging einstein

decidinglybob                            secondhalfwoman

funny philosopher                       rachel carrera, novelist

white rabbit’s gallery                  ralphie’s portal

the story of my twin boys oliver and oscar ferreira

Please click the post A Shining Moment (ehem?) to see the award rules.

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For the One Lovely…

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Thanks again, Belsbror! Happy blogging, my friend.


What will happen if you place different ingredients in a container and mix them? Your guess is as good as mine. 🙂

I have been blessed to receive various awards this year. I published my last acceptance post several days earlier. The process of choosing who to nominate takes time but worth the effort. (I have to make sure the blogger accepts awards before I include him/her to the list. Sometimes, I miss.)

Since I am in the middle of overhauling my site, I like to take this opportunity to thank those who nominated me. While doing my blogging round, I will leave comments to prospective nominees. Once the lists for all the awards are complete, I will do a re-blog.

Here goes.

Always Believer included me in her list to receive this award. Do visit her site and I am sure you will be a believer, too.


According to the founder of this award, Idealistic Rebel @ she explains the award in her own words:

“I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and…

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One of Sheila Ross-Kuhn’s Stories Has Been Published!

My wonderful Gran, Sheila, is happy and I’m happy for her and proud of her! All of her stories should be published.

They published one of my stories! Yay!!! It’s titled “Do Mothers Retire?”

This collection of extraordinary stories shared by ordinary people, allows us to experience the world through another’s eyes, and reminds us that we are not alone in our life journey. Find comfort in knowing others have walked your path, and for those experiences you don’t have, borrow the eyes, ears and feelings of the person going through it. Unmasked expands our minds and our hearts. These first-person vignettes, spanning from life-threatening conditions to the joys and challenges of romance, are shared by members of the Experience Project, an online community where people share anonymously about their life experiences. EP is a place where people remove their “masks,” and share genuinely about the things that make us who we are, and we hope this book is a small slice of the raw, powerful humanity within EP. Connecting over 15 million people per month, through 35 million life experiences. EP is the largest experience-based online community, and is widely praised as the emotional heart of the web. We invite you to come see the magic that happens when people open up and share honestly:

Prix Lighthouse Award

On behalf of all of us here on Ralphie’s Portal I would like to thank dear Delvina for nominating us for this wonderful award. Hugs!!! xxoxoxoxx



Lighthouse Award:

– I would like to sincerely thank Babylonmagus, Dreams are the poetic expression of the soul, at for thinking of me and giving me this seductive Aaward!

– Je désire sincèrement remercier Babylonmagus, Dreams are the poetic expression of the soul, au pour avoir pensé à Migration-X3 et offrir ce séduisant Prix!

Here are the directions to follow – Voici les directives à suivre:


 –   Display the Award certificate on your blog. / Afficher le certificat du Prix sur votre Blog.

  –  Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you. / Écrire un article en y mettant le lien du Blog de celui ou celle qui vous a nominé.

   –  Inform your nominees of their award nominations. / Informer tous vos nominé/e/s choisis de leur nomination.

  –  Share three ways that you like to help other people…

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In My Shoes

On behalf of the gang over here on Ralphie’s Portal I thank Gloria from the heart. Hugs to you, my dear!

Glorialana Magazine

Hello God!

Thank You for versatility You so generously provides to all of us. Do you hear “versatility” my brain have recognised  “vitality”. We are vital because of we are versatile.

A versatile and intelligent blogger Shaun who is looking for a reasoning to a complicated world have nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, Shaun, the Award is important for me because of providing my vitality.



1.Thank the person who gave you this award. Done.
2.Include a link to their blog. Done.
3.Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. Done.
4.Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. Done
5.Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself. Done.

To know a person better walking a mile in his or her shoes we have. I am a woman so I invite you for a walking in my heels. So…

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Woot! I’ve Been Nominated for Blog of the Year Award, 2013:-)

Thanks to the lovely Sarah for our nomination!

Sarah Potter Writes

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

Many thanks to skolender for nominating me for the Blog of the Year Award 2013. Do check out his art blog at, which is full of wonderful paintings by the great man himself.

The instructions for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog…

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Paying Forward the Joy of Blogger Award Nomination

Thank you, Erick. Happy blogging to you. Hugs from Ralphie.

My Amazing Outdoors

Im honouredfor the Liebster award  nomination by  Meg – Take it from Meg. I must say it feels great to get appreciated for your efforts. Thank you Meg.

The rules for the Liebster award are as follows

 Be nominated for the award by a fantastically brilliant wordsmith.
 Answer the 11 questions posed to you by said brilliant wordsmith.
 Ask 11 of your own questions to 11 other brilliant nominees of your choosing.

  • What would you like to be acknowledged for? Honestly I would like to get acknowledged for trying to make the world a better place. Even though I take an environmental conservation angle I believe we have to take care of the resources we have for our kids and their kids.
  • What three things does the world need most, right now?I think the world needs more love, perseverance and hope…

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Versatile Blogger Award again, thanks Miss Marzipan!

We thank Petrel41 for his kindness in awarding us this trophy. We’ll cherish it and come back to it later. Happy New year to you and yours from Ralphie and the gang over at Ralphie’s Portal.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

Versatile Blogger Award

Blogger Miss Marzipan has been so kind to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you, and all the best for your fine blog in 2013!

Here are the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award; and link to them. 2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award. 3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog. 4. In the same post, share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself. 5. In the same post, include this set of rules. 6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

I have nominated the following 10 blogs:

1. Daina’s Book
2. misseychelles
4. arjun…

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Very Inspiring blog Award !!!

Ralphie´s Portal was recently nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”, for which I thank DoodleDad profusely!

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

1. Display the award logo somewhere on your blog.(Kawa, borrowed yours, hope you don´t mind!?)
2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.
3. State seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.
5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.(they can see that through the pingbacks!)

One and two, check!

7 things about myself:

1. I might have mentioned somewhere already that I can be a tad stubborn at times.

2. I´m a romantic fool.

3. I have awesome friends, here on the portal and elsewhere!

4. I´m as thick as a bucket with two holes in it(think about it!)

5. I LOVE coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6. I am NOT addicted to the internet! – What a silly notion…

7. I don´t know what to put for number 7, as I am a loss for inspiration!

If my colleagues want to state seven things about themselves, they can do so in the comment box.

Blogger I wish to nominate:

01. http://proxvostblog.wordpress.comDr.Shin
02. http://matrixtimes.comFoodSUMMIT
03. http://foodsummit.wordpress.commurathefilm
04. http://murathefilm.wordpress.comhermosamironmeansbeautifullooker
05. http://hermosamiron.wordpress.comJim Norwood
06. http://virtualimages360.wordpress.comtripneter
07. http://tripneter.wordpress.commaggiesonebuttkitchen
08. http://maggiesonebuttkitchen.wordpress.comTheCoevas Official
09. http://romanzocoeva.wordpress.comIn Our Words
10. http://inourwordsblog.wordpress.comslapppshot
11. http://www.slapppshot.comthedoubleduvetdebate
12. http://thedoubleduvetdebate.wordpress.comJohn Ford
13. http://www.ladders-online.comMd. Alsanda

Happy bloggin to all!!!

Sunshine Award(twice) and Creative Chaos Award!

First of all, I want to apologise profusely  to dear Tania from the TANIAJESSICASMITH site and good ole Roly from the Sarchasm2 site for being so tardy in responding to their kindness in awarding us respectively the Creative Chaos Award and the Sunshine Award. Although my life has been very hectic indeed around here, that is still no excuse for having waited so long. A very belated heartfelt thanks to these wonderful people! — Can I please get up from my bended knees now? No, not yet. Ok, I’ll stay down a little while longer then. — Btw, I greatly deserve the chaos part of the Creative Chaos Awards, I think!

And secondly I would like to thank the lovely Hope from The Stay At Home Philosopher site for nominating us a second time for the Sunshine Award, which she probably wouldn’t have done had she known that we’d already received one, but there you go. Two is always(in the case of awards anyway) better than one.

Now comes the scary part, where I have to reveal about myself…or about the other authors on our site 10 little known facts:

1, I don’t know WTF is Alan Rickman. Did he play in Mash?

2, I have a Gran, who has a broom and a black cat!

3, I have good friend, who is a wonderful poet and is called Lieven.

4, I have shoesize ten.

5, My Gran has not! Correct me if I’m wrong, Gran…

6, Our lovely Polly here knows a lot about witchery(and so does my Gran!).

7, I love strawberries with whipped cream.

8, I like women covered in whipped cream!

9, I am now daydreaming about… uhhmm… strawberries(nice save, wasn’t it?’)!

10, If anybody gives me any lip, I’ll set my Gran on them!

And here I am, still on bended knees— May I? No, still not. Ok!—, with tonight’s nominees for the Oscars: Creative Chaos Awards, in other words for procrastinating in a most creative fashion:






I am still here, starting to get cramps— Oh come on! Still nothing doing? Auch! — to divulge the names of the nominees for the Sunshine Award, or in other words for those who made me smile with their wit and/or knowledge(although the 5 aforementioned ones also did!):











All fifteen nominees appeared in no particular order, by the way! — Can I get up now? Yes, good. Oops, I’m stuck! Gran, somebody, call someone to help ole Ralphie get back up, please! —

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Let me state, for the record, that Ralphie’s Portal is a team effort and that it is largely due to my co-authors that so many visitors stay interested in us, for which I thank my friends from the bottom of my heart!

P.S.: To whom it may concern: Please, no more awards for us, ’cause these ones nearly killed me!

Introducing: the LOL Award.

LOL Award!


For their consistency in making me grin like a nincompoop, laugh sheepishly at my not having thought of it earlier and laughing out loud at their superior wit, I bestow this award upon:

Felix O’Shea from @GrumpyComments

“Whatshisface?” from Brainrants

Sarchasm from Sarchasm2

Philip from RoboticRhetoric

No rules for this award. Pass it along if you like, guys!

P.S.: Doctor(ed) bills to treat severe muscle cramps and such, as a direct result of reading their oeuvre of indecent merriment will follow!

Winner of the Funny Bone Tickler Award!

Blacked Out – Another Enthusiastic Empty Meaningless Gesture.

I have always admired Jules’ laconic style of humor!

For outstanding performance on many occasions, I hereby present Jules with this  most prestigious of awards:

by Ralphie

P.S.: Jules, if you know anyone who happens to tickle your funny bone sometimes, you could pass it along!

Kreativ Blogger Awards

Master of Creativity: Picasso

This new year of 2012 has started off in an auspicious way! Let me count our blessings, if you will indulge me.

First of all, there are six of us here at the present, who complement each other wonderfully and harmoniously, which in and of itself is enough to keep on blogging like happy chappies and chapesses. You can read all our separate introductions in the header of this site.

Secondly, we have just recently received our second Liebster Blog Award, which you can read up on in an earlier article by clicking <here>

An unexpected third blessing is that we have reached the cape of one hundred followers on our site this very day, for which I thank our devoted readers profusely!       (Followers: 100 ; to wit: 59 blog followers. 9 comment followers. 10 Twitter followers. 22 Facebook followers. = from the site statistics)

And last but certainly not least, on checking our comments this morning, I found that we had received this most treasured of Kreativ Blogger Awards, for which I humbly thank Mister Martin Aliker from “The Happiness nest” site. Click <here> to read the article!

I now have to share ten  things about ourselves:

1. Ralphieportal could not have gotten this award without the contributions of the whole team(fact!).

2. I dearly miss my good friend and our first house-poet Lieven and I hope he comes out of hibernation soon!

3. SelargorNight has posted many poems that have enchanted us all and I hope he continues to do so often!

4. Sheila, our first house-witch, is an adornment to this site and I thank the stars every day that she is my friend(and adopted Gran!).

5. SaintMaj will hopefully regale us with more of his witticisms very soon!

6. Polly has joined her sister-witch and is adored and admired by all of us!

7. Ralphie is still a reprobate and will not be converting to any conformism any time soon, or ever for that matter!

8. Any lonely bloggers that would like to join our happy family can always give us a whistle and we will come a-runnin’! The more the merrier…

9. We’ve had visitors from 73 countries so far and I hope we can continue to spread zany, magical and happy thoughts to the rest of the world.

10. We sincerely hope that our policy of content over technological frills will continue to pay off.

There only remains for me to select my favourites for the Kreativ Blogger Awards and they are the following:

1. @GrumpyComments – always good for a laugh.

2. Lindy Lee – for original poems.

3. Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge – for quantum leaps of the imagination.

4. Linguistic Playfulness – for roaring prose.

5. TheTaoOfD – for thoughtful insights.

6. Waifette – for magnificent photography.

There are evidently many more that I adore, but the rules say that I can only choose six! Sorry about this.

Second Liebster Blog Award.

For the second time since its august inception in the early sixteen hundreds, this blog has been lucky(or perhaps charmed) enough to be granted this award by one of our peers. I hear you mutter: “Sixteen hundreds????” Yes, dear readers, it is a proven fact that my ancestors were blogging on bog-paper long before the internet reared its technological head. Sadly, most records of this have been lost due to hygienic necessity.

I am certain that the granting of said accolade is entirely due to the influx of new blood on ralphiesportal. New blood, who by their endeavours have brought us to the notice of the general public at long last. That this feat was helped by a little  magic, is neither here nor there. I shall now proceed to enumerate the five lucky winners of this German bestowal, namely:

Now, there only remains for me to effusively thank the  donator of the second honouring of our site, the magnanimous, the ever-present, the non-elusive:

P.S.: It is only lack of time and an extreme case of laziness, which prohibits me from listing all the wonderful blogs that I absolutely love, here on our very own Wordpres!

Liebster Blog Award.

I am tickled pink and titillated to receive the Liebster Blog Award and appreciate this popular surprise. I want to thank Lindy Lee from the Poetic Licensee site, for this gift. She is a truly witty writer and I always look forward to her posts.

Liebster translates as “favourite” or “dearest” in German. It’s an award that’s meant to be passed along to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. The purpose is to help give us new kids on the block a bit of a nudge in the way of followers and fans. Continue reading