5 More flower smeller awards!

Posted on July 29th, 2008 by Jim

Well folks, time for more Flower Smeller badges to GO! to 5 more worthy folk:


This badge serves to acknowledge others who are, in their own way, smelling the flowers.

They maybe regular visitors to this blog, one of our founders blogs or someone that could contribute here who is yet to visit! Maybe they have recovered from an illness, written a book, made waves in the blogosphere, won the lottery, inspiring others, made a major shift in their life, won promotion, quit the rat race, raising a family, discovering their greatness and on it GO!s as more examples from around the world start to surface. They may not even have an online presence at all – that’s where this award differs!


We’d like to present the honourary title of Flower Smeller to the following 5 who have either contributed to this community since the founders have been on board, have recently grabbed our attention in the blogosphere or are smelling their flowers in life in general. The 5 flowers smellers are as follows:

1) Sylvia & Mauro pressing on with their advert blog determined to smell their flowers.

2) Angela Stokes & Matt Monarchinspiring people with their raw food lifestyle who we met recently in Thailand.

3) Flower regular Bo Snr who is keeping his cheerful outlook on life despite recent setbacks.

4) Ed Gajdel – one of the finest and highly acclaimed photographers in the world who we recently met in Toronto. Check his inspiring work out and you’re sure to spot a few familiar faces.

5) We met Celeste Shenck on a life coaching course in Paris – she’s a remarkable women who is currently enjoying a 2 week yoga retreat with her 83 year old mother.

These 5 and of course the founders of GO! Smell the flowers can now GO! award this badge to 5 other flower smellers of your choice! All we ask is when you do you contact us and let us know the 5 you choose so we can add them to the Flower Smeller section of this community and the flower smeller blogroll that is blossoming nicely!

Here are the list of rules to the blogs you are tagging for flower smellers & founders alike:

1. If you are awarded the flower smeller badge or are a founder of GO! Smell the flowers then pop the flower smeller badge up at your blog and award it to 5 others by writing a post with links to the 5 blogs or websites that you choose.

2. You can award this badge to a maximum of 5 people per month from now until eternity as and when you come across more flower smellers.

3. Link to this post so that people can find the origin of where the award started and find their way to this community.

4. Proudly display the Flower Smeller award with a link to the post that you wrote announcing your award.

5. All flower smellers – be prepared to be approached to write a 500 word account of yourself to feature in our 2009 book – The Flower Smellers that some of founders will be featuring in – here’s a few examples we prepared earlier, in PDF format for now over at The Flower Smellers page. We’ll be adding these recent 5 in due course. We’ve our ever increasing blogroll of ‘Flower Smellers’ that is blossoming nicely.

So, there we have it, well done to the latest five flower smellers! Please accept your award here in comments and then pay it forward and award it to 5 other flowers smellers of your choice – when you’ve awarded the badge do remember to contact us with the details. Cheers!

23 Responses to “5 More flower smeller awards!”

  1. O'DB says:

    Well done all.

    Do I win a fiver? Jim’ll Fix It medal?

    OK, how about a Blue Peter badge? (What’s the criteria for Blue Peter badges? Did you have to selflessly promote sticky-backed tape? Must’ve been one our biggest exports during the 70s oil crisis).

  2. Urban Pagan says:

    congrats to bo snr- deserves it and a well deserved addition- good insightful, witty stuff consistently.

    the others I have absolutely no idea who they are or if they have ever contributed here. if its going to be that broad why not send nelson mandela one? or sarah young? or Everton FC?

    I think awarding a badge for going on holiday with an octogenarian / because you’ve bought into the nonsense of the raw food diet is devaluing the regular contributors. just be 2p worth thats all

    • Jim & Em says:

      Its people we’ve met on our travels as well Urban – other badge winners and founders can award the flower smeller badge to who they choose – it doesn’t have to be regulars at GSTF or even people who run a blog -thats where this award differs.

      Do take a look at Ed’s photo site though – seriously good stuff in the eyes of Em and I.

      • Bridget Jones says:

        Ohlala, this Ed is awesome! Bridget really should dust her camera off and give him some serious competition ha! ;)

    • Bo Snr says:

      Hello UP.
      Is Everton FC the reserve team for Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers ??

  3. Lib says:


    Well deserved x

  4. I’m with Urban – winning a badge suggests that something has been won – can i add the Catholic Church to the list of recipients for at last ‘confessing’ to being a bunch of perverts.
    A few mill compensation from the church coffers would be more appropriate than a GSTF badge though

    • Jim & Em says:

      Feel free to pay forward a flower smeller badge to 5 people in your life Angry, seriously – we welcome that post – it’s your call who they are awarded to….

  5. Bo Snr says:

    Thanks Jim&Em
    and all flowersmellers who know me.
    I am totally gutted and will stand drinks at the Butchers when we meet

  6. Urban Pagan says:

    right thats me hanging round the butchers all week!!!

  7. Lib says:

    And I am sooo coming home this weekend!!

  8. Bo Snr says:

    Of bother what have I done me and my big mouth

  9. aussiecynic says:

    well done everyone.. much deserved….
    look forward to checking you all out…

  10. Sarah says:

    @)-)– @)-)– @)-)– @)-)– @)-)–

    5 roses, one for each..congrats Flower Smellers..Go Smell The Roses..

    Sarahs last blog post..Interesting Picture of Today

  11. Awwwwww, thanks SO much guys :)
    That’s beautiful – Matt and I really appreciate it – I’ll do some blog re-decorating and get the badge up there soon ;)
    Thanks for the beautiful space you hold here…
    All love,
    Angela. xxx

    Angela Stokess last blog post..Share the Celebrations…

  12. Thank you Jim & Em I am truly honored.
    How do I share some pics of Barbados with you?

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