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.

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination.

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I wish to say a huge thank you to Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess Blog for nominating me for this award. Please click on the link below and visit her blog. You will not be disappointed. Say HI, from me. 🙂

🔮 Mystery Blogger Award 🔮

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. –Okoto Enigma

The Rules 

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best posts.

 

Three things about myself:

  1. I started a new job last week and have been trying to maintain my blog despite a drastically reduced timeframe.
  2. I love Lemons.
  3. I am a fan of the band Pink Martini. If you don’t know them, click on this video below:

 

Questions from Beckie:

  1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning? – I have a strong cup of Tea, usually with a biscuit. I am incapable of holding a conversation or doing anything else until the tea has taken effect.
  2. What is your favourite hobby? – I have so many hobbies and I like them all equally or I wouldn’t do them. Gardening on my Allotment is currently a big favourite. I am harvesting a lot of Rhubard at the minute. 🙂 
  3. Junk Food Junkie or Health Nut? – Neither. I probably lean towards food junkie, but I think I hover in between. 
  4. What’s the funkiest food you ever ate? – I went to an Ethiopian restaurant in London (been back lots of times now) and enjoyed eating their food, Doro Wat and Tibs with Injera. It is spicy without being mouth-burningly hot, but very tangy. 
  5. Do you favour writing during the day or the evening? – I used to write my best mid-morning and mid-afternoon, but now with my new job, I write when I can. 

 

My Questions to you:

  1. If you discovered the secret of eternal youth, would you share it with anyone else? If so, who?
  2. If you could invent any device to help you, what would it be?
  3. Have you ever looking into your family tree? Did you discover anyone famous or infamous?
  4. What type of stories do you like to read?
  5. What song or tune always puts a smile on your face?

 

My Nominees.

If You are reading this and haven’t had an award in a while, please consider yourself nominated.

The questions are open to ALL OF YOU to answer. I challenge you to answer all the questions, either by commenting below or in your own post. Please put a link in the comments.

 

Have a great day and a great weekend. 🙂

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has nominated me for this award. Thank you very much, Beckie, you are a star. Please check out her post and blog here:

The Mystery Blogger Award – 04/08/2019

 

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

 

The Rules of the Mystery Blogger Award

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 (thank you Beckie 🙂 ) 

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well 

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself 

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people  (Cheating on This One)  

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog 

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question 

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

 

3 things about me.

  • I am obsessed with history.
  • My favourite tree is the Oak tree.
  • I make a very nice rhubarb crumble.

 

Questions from Beckie:

  1. What is your favourite Olympic Event?
  2. What colour makes you happy, and what colour makes you mad… And, why?
  3. What is your favourite meal of the day, and what would it be?
  4. Non-fiction or Fictional movies, what do you prefer and why?
  5. If a squirrel falls out of a tree in the forest, does anybody hear it?  (Hah!  I’m running out of ideas for questions here, folks!) LOL! 🤣

 

My Answers:

  1. I detest sport but have been known to watch a bit of Ice Skating or Athletics.
  2. I love bright yellows, they make me happy. I think a dingy grey/brown would make me feel low, not necessarily mad. I don’t know about mad….?
  3. I enjoy lunch (the meal that is eaten in the middle of the day for those of you who call this Dinner, for some strange reason). I really like a simple sandwich, two slices of buttered bread with ham, cheddar cheese and pickle that’s nice. I also like baked beans on toast for any meal. Hmm, I’m feeling really hungry now!
  4. It depends on what mood I am in. I prefer fictional films but recently have watched a lot of documentary films about Jack the Ripper. There is so much guesswork about the Whitechapel murders that is it practically fiction.
  5. When the squirrel fell from the tree tops it was probably captured by people on their mobile phones and sent all over the world on social media. It’s probably gone Viral by now.

 

So, my favourite personal post….

This one is a recent favourite. It was a comedy poem I wrote called the Ballad of Ted and Flo.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/the-ballad-of-ted-and-flo-a-raunchier-genre-challenge/

 

My Nominees:

How about You? Do you fancy having a go? If so, please be my guest. 

Here are some questions for you. 

  1. Where did you last spend a night away from home?
  2. Who do you think was Jack the Ripper?
  3. What is your favourite meal to cook yourself?
  4. What mystery from the past would you like to discover the truth about?
  5. If Money grew on trees, would poverty still exist?

 

Have a nice day.

🙂

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/tops/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/rdp-tuesday-hungry/

 

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award – Naked Edition.

I have been nominated for the second time this week for the Mystery Blogger Award! I must be particularly mysterious this week. This time Rory, A Guy Called Bloke has kindly nominated me. I am always thrilled to receive a nomination. I admit sometimes it takes a while to get the post done though.

Thanks Rory, you are great.

Here is his post:

Mystery Blogger Award 9

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.

https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/

The Rules

  • Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award.
  • Choose 3 bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to.
  • Ask 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one
  • Notify those you gift the Award to.

 

Here are the questions from Rory.

  1. Would you do the above dance naked on the rooftop for a cookie?
  2. Why Not?
  3. You would? Really? Why?
  4. Ok, how about for 1000 in your currency?
  5. Ok, how about for a 100,000 in your currency?

Here are my answers:

  1. No
  2. Because I would not want to invite derision or inspire jealousy. What I look like beneath my coverings is a complete mystery to most and I’d like to keep it that way.
  3. No, I wouldn’t!
  4. NO!
  5. and still NO!!!

Well, this picture may give you an idea of why I wouldn’t.

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I owe it to the world to remain fully clothed!

 

Three things about me:

  1. I used to enjoy Rowing (Which is what I am doing in this picture.)
  2. I used to enjoy playing table tennis (Ping Pong).
  3. I once took part in the Great River Race, also known as the London Rowing Marathon. I rowed as part of a team from Richmond Bridge to Greenwich Bridge, 21 Miles!!!

 

My Nominees:

If you are reading this (I’m sorry, by the way) and you’d like to take part, then you are nominated.

I would also like to nominate anyone with the letter P in their name.

 

My Questions:

If there was a fire in your house, what two items would you save above all others?

What is the most unusual place you’ve ever been to?

Have you ever worn something you’ve made yourself?

If you became a famous film star what name would you like to be known as?

Have you ever found a politician attractive?

 

Happy Sunday, and many apologies for any distress this post may have caused.

🙂

 

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

Well, I didn’t expect that one!

Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith has kindly nominated me for this award.

Please check out her post here:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/mystery-blogger-award/comment-page-1/#comment-15293

Thanks, Teresa, I appreciate that very much.

If you are not aware of The Haunted Wordsmith Blog, then you will want to check it out. Teresa writes some great stories and also hosts some really imaginative challenges. I particularly like her Genre Challenge, every day a new genre.

Rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  4. Answer the 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  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 (specify).
  10. Share a link to your best post(s).

So? What is the Mystery 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

Three Things about Me

  1. One of my favourite places is the Isle of Wight.
  2. I have never been to the Continents of North or South America
  3. I grow my own fruit and Vegetables.

The Questions

  1. What are your plans for this fine spring weekend?
  2. What kind of museum would you create if you could (what would you put in it)?
  3. What is something best served cold?
  4. What can always bring you out of a slump?
  5. What recently read book do you think everyone should read?

My Answers:

  1. I am busy. Saturday, I will be catching up with my Mum who recently had a hospital procedure and Sunday I am going to watch a Classical music concert in London.
  2. I would like to create a museum that includes everything I am interested in. It would have a section about History, another section about art and literature, a Section about Geology and finally one about plants, including a garden. It would also have to have a great Tea room which served tea and cake.
  3. Salad, Ice Cream, Revenge, Ice…
  4. A nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. Also A long soak in the bath and a great old movie.
  5. I have always loved the Alchemist and its message of making sure you focus on your dream and follow wherever it takes you.

 

My Nominees:

Melanie B Cee of Sparks from a Combustible Mind

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/19/seven-and-3-4/

Beckie of Beckies Mental Mess

~*~ Poverty ~*~ (Extended Haiku)

The Bag Lady

Wow, That’s Some Diet!

Carol Anne of Therapy Bits

Review of where we’re at in therapy

SanaH of A Pause for Nature

https://apausefornature.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/a-visit-to-my-grandma/

Laura Venturini

Dark Poetry

JP the Wide-eyed wanderer

https://wideeyedwanderingspoonie.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/fotd-march-19-the-magic-of-words/

and Kristian of Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/march-music-videos-day-18/

 

My Questions to You.

 

  1. If you could meet any fictional character from literature which one would it be and why?
  2. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you choose, if anything?
  3. Do you prefer Romance in your comedy or Comedy in your Romance, or should the two stay wide apart?
  4. You are invited to a fancy dress party, What do you decide to go dressed as?
  5. What have you recently learned that you wish you’d known a lot earlier?

 

Have fun. I hope you enjoyed that. If you like the questions, please feel free to answer them in the comments if you like.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/focus/

 

Mystery Award Nomination

Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, has been nominated for the Mystery Award, see the link below to read her post:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/25/nominated-for-the-mystery-blogger-award/

As well as writing a highly entertaining post, she also left her nomination open to anyone who wished to answer her questions. Well I decided to take up that baton.

 

Here are her questions:

1. What makes you happiest about your blog?

-The fact that it exists at all is really amazing. I am someone who is a complete technophobe. I do not have a mobile phone that can connect to the internet, for example. So the idea that I am writing and maintaining a blog still amazes me. It has been such an enriching experience, to write and interact with people all over the world.

2. Has your blog changed much since you first started it?

  • It hasn’t been going a full year yet, but it has evolved. Initially it was just going to be a dumping ground for the stories and poems that I write. Then I got hooked on word prompts, then I gradually got hooked on the social aspect of chatting to other bloggers.

3. What motivates you to continue blogging?

  • Other bloggers who read my writing and like it and leave comments. It is also due to bloggers like A Guy Called Bloke, The Britchy One and Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, who keep me engaged.

4. What’s your favourite blogging or writing advice?

  • Be true to what you love to write about. Don’t overthink, just enjoy what you do and keep doing it.

5. What five words best describe you? (funny question)

  • I asked some friends about this and they came up with:
    • Imaginative
    • Enthusiastic
    • Opinionated
    • Energetic
    • Inspiring

well wasn’t that nice? One thing I definitely am at the moment, is very tired. Good night.

 

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award Nomination

 

I was nominated for this award by Laura of Lauravent69 a little while ago. I apologise for taking my time with it. Thank you again for nominating me. 🙂

Please check out the post here:

The Mystery Blogger Award

“The 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

https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/

The Rules:
1) Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog

2) Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

3) Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

4) Answer the questions from the person who nominated you

5) Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award

6) Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one

 

Three things about me:

1) I did my very first podcast interview the other day, click on this link to listen to it:

https://bottomlesscoffee007.com/2019/01/16/kristian-stops-by-and-talks-chickens-and-english-history-tidepodcast-episode-37/

I am still not sure about the experience. I don’t really like how my voice sounded, and I am a non-political blog so do not want anyone to be offended by anything. I am also keen that the focus on my blog is what I write and not who I am.

2) I can play the piano, but not that brilliantly.

3) I love Cheese, but not plastic cheese, I mean proper cheese, like Cheddar or Gouda.

 

Questions from Laura:

  1. What is your favourite hobby? – I have lots of hobbies and its difficult to pick just one. I love looking after my chickens, gardening and also writing.
  2. Is there anyplace you’d like to go on vacation that you have never had the chance to visit before? – Oh, hundreds of places. I’d like to go to Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast. I’d like to visit Iceland. I would also like to visit Canada and the South Island of New Zealand. One day.
  3. What does blogging do for you mentally? – It helps me focus on my writing. It means that rather than write occasionally, I am writing something every day. That is fantastic. It also gives me an instant response, if people like it. That’s great. I sometimes feel pressured though, and I do worry that I am not delivering quite what people want, all the time…
  4. Your top 5 movies of all time. – As people who follow my blog should know by now, I love OLD movies and I MEAN stuff that came out before I was born. My list also changes a lot depending on my Mood. at the moment they are: – Gone with The Wind, All about Eve, There’s Something About Mary, The Dark Crystal and Singing in the Rain. But it might be different tomorrow.
  5. Favorite snack. – I love anything salty and vinegary. So Salt and vinegar crisps (Potato chips) are good for me. Also, I love Pickled herrings, pickled onions, basically anything in vinegar.

So there you go. You should know I’m weird by now, surely?

My Questions for my nominees.

  1. When did you start Blogging?
  2. Did you have an Icon you looked up to at school?
  3. What are your 5 favourite songs?
  4. What is your favourite Pet animal?
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?

So there you go.

Now, who shall I nominate?

Well, how about YOU? Do you fancy having a go? well, consider yourself nominated.

Have a great weekend.