Friday News. Plans. An Award. Good-Byes.

It’s Friday. Finally. A very busy week coming to an end. A wonderful week long holiday almost starting. We are off to Italy tomorrow, Le Marche overall, visiting our tree, stopping in Ravenna and Bologna. So much looking forward to it. With great advise from local food bloggers, where to go, what to eat I feel we are pretty much set. Of course, we still have to pack…

In the meantime, one award and one good-bye.

The award was a complete surprise. I have been visiting Chez Loulou for a long time now. I particularly like her La Fete du Fromage series, which always makes me crave sinfully delicious, gooey cheeses. So when reading she enjoys my blog as well, and often finds inspiration in it (!) well, really, that touched me. Merci.

I know I would like to be more involved in the whole food blogging world. I would like to take more time to comment on different food blog posts, which I so much enjoy. I would like to take more time to answer your comments when you drop by. But often, it seems I hurry between using all the available light (if any!) on the weekends to take some photos, then during the week – if and when – post, and then … all in between.

Again, absolutely touched. Thank you so much Chez Loulou for the Arte y Pico award. There is more though. With any award comes responsibility. Hi hi. Here is what I mean:

1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2.Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of the award.

Granted, I had to read the ‘rules’ about 3 times before I actually understood them. But doing my bit and contributing to the food blogging world, I would like to extend the Arte y Picoaward to some new’ish kids on the block:  Closet Cooking. Because I really enjoy Kevin’s honesty and variety in his blog. Green Olive Tree. Kel’s travels. Amsterdam. Do I need to say more? Mevrouw Cupcake and Mari’s discoveries up north. Butter Sugar Flour. It’s all in the name. I simply love Linda’s photos and writing. And last but not least, Johanna from The Passionate Cook. One of the very first blogs I discovered, which I still immensely enjoy. But then, how can one limit likes and awards to only 5 food bloggers?

And finally, the good-bye comes from Tastespotting. I loved the site and found it a constant source of food (photography) inspiration. Which makes me hope, that someday, somehow, a similar website will be born again. It is a pity to see it go.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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