The rules of this award are:
1) Post a link of the person who gave you this award
2) Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites
3) Let your nominators know that they got an award from you
4) Put a logo of the award on the blog
Now, most of the people I'd like to give this award to, have already received it, but as it's designed to thank those who have encouraged you in some way, I'm going to give it to them anyway.
Pauline - for her encouragement in setting up my blog (and all the helpful little tips too!)
Tracie - it was the Penny Black Challenge that got me into blogging in the first place!