To my great surprise I have been nominated for the Best Moment Award!
As it’s my first nomination for an award, I hope I did not get anything wrong (if I did, it was unintentionally!)
RULES of the Best Moment Award:
Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and, winners, notify them the great news!
- What makes a good acceptance speech?Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
- Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
- Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling
- Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
- Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award
I would like to thank chandanimane (grazie!) who nominated me for this award, which makes me feel really honored. As I state in my ‘About’ page, I am a frequent traveller and even if I like thinking of myself as a world citizen I am — and feel — thoroughly Italian (even though an atypical one). I am not denying that pizza, mandolino, spaghetti, mafia, Leonardo, Valentino, Prada and Chianti wine (well, not necessarily in this order) made our country famous in the world and that — to a certain extent — they represent a part of Italy. As well as I don’t deny that a traveller visiting Italy should not miss the Sistine Chapel in Rome, the Uffizi in Florence, or the Canal Grande in Venice. My point (and my ambition too) is that of helping you to get to know the real Italy (as seen from the heart).
Special thanks to our Food & Wine expert, Walter, to my followers and to all of you out in the blogosphere. Thank you for sharing your ideas, pictures, memories, points of view, recipes, tips, experiences, in one word (actually two) ‘your life’! through your blogs. Our regional great poet, Giacomo Leopardi, could write today that the blogoshpere is a ‘social catena’ (a supportive bond between human beings).
A funny note in the end. The words by Giacomo Leopardi that I quoted (‘social catena’, i.e. a supportive tie between human beings) come from a beautiful poem called ‘La Ginestra’ (‘The Broom’). ‘Broom’ – obviously – is to be intended botanically but I feared of being misunderstood as – according to Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers – the first definition of ‘broom’ is: an implement for sweeping consisting of a long handle to which is attached either a brush of straw, bristles, or twigs, bound together, or a solid head into which are set tufts of bristles or fibres! Of course, this kind of brooms have their raison-d’être and a very practical use too, but – you see – misleading people into thinking of this kind of broom as ‘a supportive bond between human beings’ was a chance I did not feel like taking!
My nominees are:
Congrats to all!