Awesome Blogger Award Nomination

 

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nomination.
  5. Give them 10 new questions to answer.

I would like to thank Rory, A Guy Called Bloke who nominated me for this award, or Gifted as he likes to call it.

He is a brilliantly diverse and inspiring blogger and I recommend you take a look at his blog straight away. Click on the link below to see his post:

Awesome Blogger Award

 

So Rory asked 5 questions:

 

 Rory’s Five questions
1) What is your wierdest daily habit or ritual?
2) Which ancient or futuristic civilisation would you prefer to be living in NOW and why?
3) Back in the days when you were in your teens which band was your complete ‘go to band’ for entertainment and the one that your life resonated with the most?
4) Of all your personality traits and attributes which three are the most beneficial to you as a blogger?
5) Can you see anything else other than people?

 

My answers:

  1. I’ve thought long and hard about what my weirdest habit is…Pushing the snooze button three times before getting up maybe, is that weird? Or Singing in the shower? Saying good morning and good night to my pet chickens, is that weird?
  2. If I could create my own futuristic civilisation, a utopia of which I am supreme leader, then I’d prefer that. I wouldn’t mind living in Elizabethan England and watching a Shakespeare play, but as long as I could be fairly well off. It would be interesting being a Patrician in ancient Rome, maybe hearing a speech by Cicero…I think one thing is clear, if I can be wealthy or powerful then I’d like it, if not, then I’d rather stay here. I may not be wealthy I’m grateful that I’ve got what I have.
  3. I never had a go to band. I liked Classical music or the music of Glenn Miller and the big bands. I did like bands like Queen and Blondie but not to the point where I wanted to emulate them.
  4. I would say, Imagination, Enthusiasm and a sense of humour are my three most beneficial traits. I don’t know if that comes across in my writing…
  5. I can see animals and nature. I’ve never seen anything supernatural, but I feel things sometimes.

 

My Questions:

  1. What would you like to see on tomorrow mornings newspaper headlines?
  2. What advice would you like to give to your ten-year-old self?
  3. What song always makes you smile?
  4. What television programme would you love to see back on the airwaves?
  5. Have you ever played a practical joke on someone?

My Nominations

So, there are lots of people out there I would like to nominate, but I have always had an anxiety attack about whether people are too busy, or sick of doing these things or have already stated that they don’t do awards and I have foolishly missed it, so in order to bypass that whole stressful scenario, I am going to nominate anyone of you who reads this and wants to have a go.

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Nomination

 

I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this award by Sadje of the blog Keep it Alive, check out their post here:

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

Thank you, Sadje, much appreciated. 🙂

The Rules;

• Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.

• Answer their questions.

• Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.

• Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.

• List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.

• Provide the link to the Award creator, as Rising Star from https://idealinspiration.blog (It’s all about Inspiration).

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award is a non-official Award to the bloggers as a reward of wonderful work on their blogs. It’s just as important because it really reflects the good impact we can have on other people’s lives. Awards are important for the inspiration, towards the success of our fellow bloggers and especially newbie’s to become future “Stars“.

 

Sadje’s Questions;

  1. How much time do you allocate to your blog, daily?

I used to blog much more frequently than I do now. I try to blog for an hour or so in the evenings but now I feel so tired all the time, I’m lucky if I blog something every few days now.

2. Do you feel positive about the future of written blogs?

I think blogging is here to stay. There are some amazing blogs out there on the blogosphere, some truly inspirational people.

3. What is more important to you regarding your blog;

Views

Followers

Comments?

I like to get views and likes and comments, but I blog because I need to write something now and then. I have found that there is a wonderful and encouraging blogging community that even when I don’t feel much like blogging, they keep me coming back.

4. What types of blogs you are more likely to read?

Creative writing blogs, mainly, but I also enjoy blogs that make you think.

5. How do you think a blogger can inspire others in the blogosphere?

Inspiration can come from anywhere; if a blogger writes then that will inspire others. It is also good to read, like and encourage others.

 

My Questions

  1. Do you find you are more creative at certain times of the day?
  2. What particularly inspires you?
  3. What do you find challenges you the most?
  4. What has surprised you the most about blogging?
  5. If you were to give a new blogger some advice, what would it be?

 

My Nomination:

  1. A Guy Called Bloke:

Can I Ask You A Question?

2. Angie, of KingBensGrandma

https://kingbensgrandma.wordpress.com/2020/05/11/my-lifes-soundtrack/

3) Mel of Caramel – learner at love

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/may-your-dreams-come-true/

4) Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove

After Eight Moments…

5) Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess

https://beckiesmentalmess.blog/2020/05/09/in-a-nutshell-weekly-check-in-05-04-2020-05-09-2020/

 

That’s probably enough to be getting on with.

Happy Blogging 🙂

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Bloggers Recognition Award Nomination.

Well, I am proud, over the moon and chuffed to bits to have been nominated for this award by a blogger that I have such high regard for, who I have collaborated with a number of times writing several poems; Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess.

Blogger Recognition Award

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.

How my Blog Started.

Well, It all began back in March 2018. It was on the 7th of March to be precise. I have been writing stories and poems for years but I had never shared my work or sought feedback before. For a Christmas Present, some friends bought me a 6-week creative writing course at the CityLit college in London. Having enrolled on this course I found that my urge to write became insatiable. Before I wrote once in a while but after I started writing daily. It was like an explosion. I decided that I needed to have a place to put all the stuff coming out of my mind. I entered a competition and I didn’t get anywhere but in the feedback, I was given a link to WordPress. I am naturally a bit of a technophobe but I had a go and created my blog. I have not looked back since. It has been a wonderful experience and I wish I had started much earlier. The blogging community has been really helpful and supportive. I have made some excellent blogging pals.

Since then I have written a lot of short stories and lots of poems. In the last few months, I have slowed down a bit and am not currently blogging as much but I hope that with the energy that comes with the New Year, I will start writing more again.

 

Advice or Guidance

  1. Blog about something that you love and just keep going, followers will come.
  2. Don’t worry if you can’t keep up with the rate of other bloggers. Write when you can and when you feel like it.

 

My Nominees:

This is always the bit I find hard, not because of a lack of people I think deserve it, it’s because there are SO many wonderful bloggers out there putting their heart and soul into everything they do that it is difficult to choose.

My thoughts are that if you are reading this then please consider yourself nominated. You Deserve it.

And also, as we draw near, I hope you have a lovely Christmas or whatever way you spend the darkest days of Winter.

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https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/12/22/guidance/

 

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

 

I have been nominated for this Sunshine Blogger award by the lovely Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess and we call can do with a bit of sunshine at this time of year (except you Southern Hemisphere inhabitants or those closer to the equator). 🙂

Click on Beckie’s post here:

Sunshine Blogger Award

 

About Sunshine Blogger Award:
It is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules:

a. Nominate 11 people and notify them via comment.
b. Ask them new 11 questions.
c. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
d. Display the award logo on your blog post.
e. Answer the 11 questions asked

 

Beckie’s Questions:

1. Do you search for difficult words in your writing? like I do. I have to search for meaning.

No, I do not look up difficult words to use in my writing. I use words that I commonly use in speech.

2. What do you prefer tea or coffee? For any specific flavour, please mention the same.

I detest coffee but I drink tea, properly made in a teapot. The tea I tend to have is Assam which isn’t a flavour of tea, tea is a leaf from the Camellia Sinensis plant and Assam is a region in India which grows it. Tea takes on characteristics depending on where it is grown and Assam tea is known for its strong malty taste. I take my tea with milk but no sugar.
3. Most of the time, I am found writing while walking to and fro in my room, on my phone’s notepad. Do you like writing on phones or tablets or laptops?

No

4. Where would you like to live, if not the current country?

I couldn’t imagine living anywhere other than England. Despite the weather and the overcrowding, I don’t think I could call anywhere else home.

5. How many books do you have in your own library?

Too many to count, so more than four.

6. Have you participated in any protests for any social cause? Which one and why?

No

7. A motivating line of your own, if this was an award given to you on stage.

Thank you to everyone who considers me worthy of this award. You’re all fabulous, Thank you and keep reading my blog. 🙂

8. What genre do you prefer in movies?

I prefer movies or films that transcend genres. The best films have elements of both humour and tragedy. I do have a soft spot for musicals.

9. Are you a bathroom singer?

I sing in the shower and in the living room and also when driving my car. This time of year I sing a lot of Christmas Carols.

10. How do you spend your Sunday?

Cleaning out the chickens, a bit of housework and then a long soak in the bath ready for Monday.

11. Do you like watching TV? What do you prefer watching?

I don’t watch a lot of TV, I find most TV programmes at the moment extremely banal, but I do enjoy a documentary or an old sitcom, like Blackadder (if you don’t know what Blackadder is, you need to look it up).

 

So my Nominees:

We could all do with a bit of sunshine at the moment, so consider yourself nominated.

 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. What will you be eating on the 25th of December?
  2. Will you be making any New Year Resolutions?
  3. Where do you hope to be in 12 months time?
  4. If you could invite someone round to spend Christmas with you, who would it be?
  5. What do you think is the best way to bring unity to the world?
  6. What smell makes you feel at home?
  7. Can you play a musical instrument?
  8. Are you likely to see snow over the Christmas period?
  9. Do you like Turkey (The bird)?
  10. Is there a song or a piece of music that you like to listen to at this time of year?
  11. What is the best Present you’ve ever had?

 

So there you go, I hope you enjoy your Christmas and have lots of Sunshine too.

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The Inspiration Award – An emotional end to an emotional week. :-)

My Blogging friend, Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess, has nominated me for this absolutely brilliant award. I am thrilled and chuffed to bits. It has really been quite an emotional week for me and being nominated for this award is just fantastic. I saved posting this especially until tonight to round off my week on a positive note.

Check out Beckie’s post here:

The Inspiration Award

 

The Inspiration Award

The Inspiration Award was created by John of The Eclectic Contrarian – this is how he describes the Award itself.

“The Inspiration Award: The Inspiration Award is a token of appreciation to blog authors who have inspired you, your blog, artistic influence, and writing.”

 

The Guidelines

You may use the picture above as you have received the Award.

There’s no limit on how many or few you wish to award. Simply appreciate those who have inspired you!

I hope this is a blessing and everyone participates. But it’s not mandatory.

 

Who shall I nominate for this award?

Well a blogger who has always inspired me is the Britchy one,

A Lesson From 9/11

Also, Rory, A guy called bloke, but he’s been nominated already, so I’ll just give him an honorary mention.

Stoner on a Rollercoaster was one of my first followers and has always been an inspiration as a brilliant artist and writer but also in how she encourages others.

https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/hey-everyone/

Also, Punam of Paeansunplugged has always been very encouraging with positive comments that keep me blogging.

https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/the-process-if-any/

As Beckie said, there are too many people to name, basically everyone one who has visited and commented on my blog, has inspired me to keep blogging.

Thank you, everyone. 🙂

And once more, thank you to Beckie, who has collaborated with me on three poems now and has been a great blogging friend and given me much encouragement.

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this Mystery Blogger Award by Rory, A guy called bloke, who is a fantastic blogger and definitely a blogging friend of mine, click on the link to check out his post:

Mystery Blogger Award

 

So? What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

Okoto Enigma

 

Here are the rules: 

  1. -Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. -List the rules
  3. -Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. -Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. -Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  6. -Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  7. -You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  8. -Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  9. -Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  10. -Share a link to your best post(s)

 

 

3 Things About Yourself!

  1. I’ve been to the Isle of Wight about 20 times.
  2. I have never been to New York
  3. I often sing Patsy Cline songs at the top of my voice.

 

My chosen post:

Last year, I thought I would try my hand a writing a story in the style of Agatha Christie, that brilliant crime writer of the 20th Century. Click on the link below to read my take on the Murder Mystery genre.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/death-of-a-notable-a-murder-mystery/

 

Five Questions from Rory,

  1. Are we losing the art of listening in comparison to simply hearing?

there always were people who were more inclined to speak and only pause to think about what they are going to say next rather than listen to the other person. Are there more people like that now that before? I don’t know, maybe.

2. How often do you openly discuss with friends or here in WP with your readership topics that make you feel uncomfortable or maybe taboo or stigma laden?

My blog is to write fiction so I address difficult topics in my stories, I’ve written stories about murderers, psychotic killers and armageddon, but I don’t tend to directly talk about the problems that face us today, or politics or any other uncomfortable topics. Mine isn’t a current affairs blog, it’s about creative writing, but then art reflects life.

3. Do you think that these discussions should be freely discussed and written about more?

If that’s what your blog is about then, yes discuss away, we live in a free society where free speech is important.

4. Did you have a nickname as a child and if so, what was [or what is it now]?

I had and have lots of nicknames, I smile a lot so am often called ‘Smiler’ and not ironically. My name is shortened to Kris or sometimes, Krissy 😉 I also have various nicknames based on my surname. Call me anything you like, but call me, I’d hate to be ignored. 😉

5. Why is there still ‘stuff’ we simply just don’t understand despite our progressive world?

It would be a pretty boring world if we understood everything, the more we know the more we realise there is a lot more unknown out there to discover, and thank goodness for that!

 

My Questions for you:

  1. Where do you think all the things that are lost go to?
  2. If we go forward in time far enough would we end up back at the beginning?
  3. What is the greatest mystery that you would like to know the answer to?
  4. Do you think we’ll ever find intelligent life in space?
  5. Do you think we’ll find it on earth?

 

My nominees:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/tale-weaver-239-flowers-6th-september/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/i-will-never-ignore-my-phone-again/

Song of the Day-in Honor of 9/11-There She Stands, Michael W. Smith

Crazy screaming squirrel…

 

If anyone else would like to have a go, then consider yourself Nominated, after all, Life is the Mystery we are all a part of. 🙂

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

 

I’m absolutely thrilled and tickled pink to have been nominated for this award by my great blogging pal, Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess. Please check out her post here, and while you’re there, say Hi and look round her blog.

Mystery Blogger Award #8

We’re also working together on a collaborative poem about time travel at the moment, click on the link to see how it’s coming along:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/time-travel-a-collaborative-piece-by-beckie-of-beckies-mental-mess-and-kristian-of-tales-from-the-mind-of-kristian/

Now, what’s the Mystery Blogger Award?

“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”

OKOTO ENIGMA

https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/

Rules:

  1.  Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people ( 6 )
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  10. Share a link to your best post(s).

 

Three things about me:

  1. I live in the same county that I was born in, although I have lived in other places.
  2. I have never been to the Continent of America.
  3. I take my tea bags and often a teapot with me on trips abroad (and sometimes trips away in this country too)

Questions from Beckie:

  1. What are your aspirations in life? – I wanted to have a nice home, a nice partner and chickens, enough money to live on and some outlet for my creativity. How did I do? well, I do have a nice home and chickens and I have a creative outlet in the form of my blog, so not too bad. 
  2. If you had $5000, what charity would you donate it to? – I would probably split it between a number of charities that I’d like to support. Macmillan is a charity that supports people diagnosed with Cancer and that is something I would support. I would also give to Cancer Research UK, they look into ways to cure cancers or improve current treatment. I would also give something to help the Elderly, we have a charity called Age UK, so that would be good, then at the other end of the spectrum, help the children is a great charity too. There are so many charitable causes that are very worthy so it’s hard to choose but those are my four. They’d get $1250 each. 
  3. What is your favorite kind of music to chill out to? – I’ve posted about my relaxing music before, it’s mainly classical or instrumental. Albatross by Fleetwood Mac is one of my favourites, along with Morning by Edvard Grieg. 
  4. How would you rate your experience on WordPress?  1 being lowest, 10 being highest. – Overall OK, 7 or 8. The Tygpress thing was definitely a low point, but it is an easy to use blog, otherwise, I wouldn’t be here. So I do thank WordPress for creating an easy to use and inexpensive blogging system. 
  5. Have you gained real friendships through blogging? – I have definitely made friends, if by friends you mean people who you love to hear from and miss when you don’t hear from them for a while. I miss Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith and my friend, the Britchy One. I love to hear from my friend Beckie and also Rory, A Guy Called Bloke. Lots of lovely people on here. 

 

Questions from me:

  1. If you were offered £/$ 100,000 to sleep in a haunted house, would you? How would you cope?
  2. What was your favourite show as a kid?
  3. Do you have any weird habits?
  4. If money didn’t matter, what would you do with your life
  5. What is your favourite thing about yourself?

 

I would like to nominate anyone who has read this post and would like to answer the questions. Go ahead, be my guest. 

🙂 

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

 

I was thrilled to be nominated for this award by Dr Tanya at Salted Caramel, click on the link below to see her post, check out her blog and say Hi from me too.

https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2019/08/12/mystery-blogger-award-10/

 

Now, what’s the Mystery Blogger Award?

“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”

OKOTO ENIGMA

https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/my-greatest-creation-yet/

Rules:

  1.  Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people ( 6 )
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  10. Share a link to your best post(s).

 

Three Things About Myself

  1. I keep chickens – IMG_3740
  2. I love gardens and nature
  3. I detest coffee.

5 Questions from Dr Tanya:

  1. How old is your blog now? – I started my blog on the 7th of March 2018 so it is about a year and a half old now. I don’t normally stick at something for as long as this, so I’m quite proud that I am still blogging. 
  2. What do you enjoy most about blogging? – I like the fact that the possibilities are endless, you can write about anything you like, travel, films, books or write your own poetry or stories, like I do. I enjoy the fact that I write something, put it on my blog and share it with other like minded souls. I have also enjoyed the genuine friendliness and the support I have found from other bloggers. 
  3. How important do you think Social Media is for the success of a blog? – Apart from the fact that the blog is a kind of Social media, I don’t find social media that important. The only social media I am on, is facebook and that doesn’t have a link to WordPress anymore and very few people visit my blog from facebook, most are already on WordPress. 
  4. How would you define a successful blog? In other words, what do think a successful blog looks like? – A successful blog is one that meets the purpose of the person who is writing it. It can look like anything at all.  
  5. Funny/Weird Question: if you were a superhero, what superpower would you like to have and what would you do with it? – Oh, I’ve thought about this one and for me I would love the ability to teleport to anywhere and to be able to take someone with me. I’d visit friends in Australia and go to some places I’d never been. 

 

I would like to share a link to this post, it was the latest poem I wrote in collaboration with Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/08/11/on-travelling-the-finished-poem-a-collaboration-between-myself-and-beckie-of-beckies-mental-mess/

 

My Questions:

  1. If you could be a flavour of Ice Cream which one would you be and why?
  2. If you could change one thing in history, and only one, what would it be?
  3. What is the greatest advice you’ve ever been given?
  4. If you could have anything for your last meal, what would you choose?
  5. If you could be a character in a book, which one would you be?

So those are my questions, who shall I choose to nominate?

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/fibbing-friday-august-16th-answers/

https://jemverse.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/twenty-hours/

https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/tiny-tale-53-bumper-to-bumper/

https://awisewomansjourney.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/13/

A Quick Announcement

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/tense/

https://kingbensgrandma.wordpress.com/2019/08/12/weekly-song-challenge-▪-26/

 

Thank you.

I have also included the following Word Prompt:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/08/16/endless/

 

 

The Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

Mystery

I am cock-a-hoop and over the moon to have been nominated for this award by my great blogging pal and current collaborator, Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess.

Check out her post here:

The Mystery Blogger Award

Also, we have recently collaborated on two poems,

  1. In Search of Happiness:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/in-search-of-happiness-a-collaborative-poem-by-beckie-of-beckies-mental-mess-and-kristian-of-tales-from-the-mind-of-kristian/

and

2. The Creation (about the Creative writing process)

A Collaboration By Beckie of “Beckie’s Mental Mess” and Kristian of “Tales From The Mind of Kristian” ~ The Creation ~ The Final Piece

 

Now, what’s the Mystery Blogger Award?

“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”

OKOTO ENIGMA

Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  10. Share a link to your best post(s). (I’ve linked to the two posts I have worked with Beckie on above, and I’m really proud of the results)

 

Three Things About Me:

  1. I work for the National Health Service as a Data Analyst and I have never worked with so many truly dedicated people before (no insult intended to any previous work colleagues).
  2. I love writing and I’ll keep doing it, regardless of whether the results are any good or not.
  3. I have been blogging now since March 2018 and while I don’t have as much time to blog since starting my new job, I am still loving the process and I have nearly 1000 followers, which I am really excited about! Thank you to all of the people who have decided to follow me, and to all my regular readers, you keep me going (and kept me going last year when I was going through some dark times).

My Five Questions from Beckie:

  1. If you were to have one wish come true, what would it be? Hmm, It would probably be to get some kind of major recognition of my writing, a publishing contract for my stories or poems, that would be really lovely.
  2. What is the least favourite thing about yourself that you wish you could change? – My constant anxiety, I wish I stopped worrying about things and just lived!
  3. What was the last funniest thing to happen to you? – I’ve probably told this story before, but I once nearly got arrested for dancing in a car park. I had been to visit my cousin who teaches Latin and Ballroom dancing, and she’d taught me a few steps, then I went to visit my Aunt for tea, and she’d just popped out, so while I was waiting, I decided to practice my dance steps. It was broad daylight and I wasn’t drunk or anything. It seemed to make perfect sense to me. Anyway, my Aunt returned and we had a nice cup of tea. meanwhile a police car, lights blazing, pulled into the car park, blocked my car in and began searching the area. Apparently, a neighbour had seen me and reported that there was a lunatic in the area! I remain at large 😉 
  4. What was your favourite subject in school? –  I enjoyed Geology and History. A lot depended on the teacher. If I got on well with them, then I enjoyed learning, if not, then it was torture. 
  5. Weird/Strange Question… If you could have dinner with anybody (Dead or Alive) who would that be, and what would you like to ask them? – There are so many people. I’d love to have dinner with our Current Queen because she is such an interesting and intelligent person, I’d love to find out what she really thinks about things. I’d also love to chat with lots of dearly departed. Film stars, like Margaret Lockwood, Margaret Rutherford and Greer Garson (and if you’ve heard of them, I’m impressed!). 

 

My Questions for my nominees:

  1. Did you have any childhood goals and have you achieved them?
  2. What is something you have always wanted to do but never have?
  3. What is something you are proud of?
  4. What is your favourite film/movie?
  5. Because I loved Beckie’s question so much, I’m going to copy hers. Weird/Strange Question… If you could have dinner with anybody (Dead or Alive) who would that be, and what would you like to ask them?

 

So this is the bit I find so hard because there are so many bloggers I admire, Beckie’s already nominated a lot of them, also there are a lot of great bloggers who do not accept awards, and I worry that if I nominate them, they’ll get annoyed at me. This fills me with a great deal of anxiety. I am going to pick some lovely bloggers who have been very supportive of me, and hope they will forgive me if they do not do these things.

 

https://thesunshineartist.com/2019/07/31/fan-fiction-a-witchs-coming-of-age/

https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/bittersweet/

Poblano Strips with Cream – Rajas con Crema

Someone, anyone?

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/07/31/screaming-aloud/

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/wordless-wednesday-33-wine-sunsets/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/a-spark-of-creativity-1/

Opinions

https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/2019/07/27/cleaning-makes-me-rich/

https://thinkingclearly2018.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/it-starts-with-an-a/

https://apausefornature.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/flower-of-the-day-35/

https://stubaby777.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/my-post-picks-for-july-2019/

 

This is the tip of the iceberg of those wonderful bloggers who deserve this award.

There is absolutely no obligation to do this, I know they are time-consuming, but just a bit THANK YOU from me.

 

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

I am thrilled, Chuffed to bits and generally over the mood to have received a nomination for the Sunshine Bloggers Award from none other than Stuart L Tutt of the Blog Something to Stu over. Click on the link below to view his post and while your there, check out his blog and say Hi from me.

https://stubaby777.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/the-sunshine-blogger-award-2019-5th-nomination/comment-page-1/#comment-11801

RULES:

1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo

2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you

3. Answer the 11 questions given to you

4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions

 

The Questions:

1. What, in your opinion, is the most majestic of all God’s creation?

The World itself.

2. Are you a read the book type of person or a wait for the movie type?

Depends. I tend to enjoy both mediums separately. I have never felt the need to read the book if I enjoyed the film or vice versa.

3. What topic do you feel is the least discussed but the one most needed one to be discussed?

How are children being taught about respect? Respecting themselves and each other. Respect is so important. 

4. Do you prefer hanging out with a group of friends around a fire or chilling alone by a lake?

I am not great with crowds but I am not great on my own. I’d probably like to be with a select small group of very close friends. Or alone but with a special someone by a lake. 

5. What inspires you to keep blogging?

Habit and the need to empty my brain of the words that are buzzing around inside it. 

6. Do you believe the world is going to hell in a handbasket? Why?

It is a complicated picture, many things in the world are actually improving, the media, of course, shine a light on all the bad stuff. There is plenty of bad stuff going on too. 

7. If you are a Christian, would you be willing to write your testimony as a blog post?

I don’t understand this question. Maybe I’m not Christian enough to understand. I believe in God but don’t believe that much of the prescribed religious practices are necessary at all. 

8. If you have written your testimony would you be so kind as to send the link?

9. What is the current colour of your kitchen?

Pale cream coloured walls, pale green tiles and a mock green granite worktop. 

10. What is your dream car?

One that won’t break down and will get me from A to B in comfort and without fuss. 

11. Where did the phrase “by the skin of my teeth” originate?

The King James Version Bible. It is an excellent phrase that also displays good British wit, the skin of the teeth, i.e by the smallest of margins because, of course, there is no skin on teeth. 

 

My Nominees:

#MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil

Writing Prompt #28 – Freedom

A Collaboration with Kristian of “Tales From The Mind of Kristian” In Search Of Happiness

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/a-proper-homemaker/

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/colors-of-life-one-liner-wednesday/

https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/falling-in-love/

Laugh for the Day-Money Can’t Buy Happiness but it Can Buy You Rum

https://apausefornature.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/to-live/

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/forget-me-not/

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/wordless-wednesday-31-blackwater-falls/

I Just Wanted To Say

The Questions to my nominees:

  1. What is your theory on the point of existence?
  2. Do you have a favourite film? What is it?
  3. If you could travel to any place, where would you go?
  4. If you could do any job what would it be?
  5. What character trait do you find unattractive?
  6. When reading fiction, do you prefer reality or fantasy?
  7. What would you like to see on tomorrow mornings newspaper headlines?
  8. What advice would you like to give to your ten-year-old self?
  9. What song always makes you smile?
  10. What television programme would you love to see back on the airwaves?
  11. Have you ever played a practical joke on someone?

 

So there we go. Have fun and pleasant dreams.