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.

The Decade Tag – Ten Years is 64 in dog years.

I am honoured to have been nominated by Stuart, of the blog Something to Stu Over, to take part in this Decade tag challenge. Click on the link to see his post:

https://stubaby777.wordpress.com/2020/01/10/the-decade-tag/

 

To play along:

1- Please share a link to the creator of the tag- jesusluvsall.wordpress.com

2- Share some highlights for you over the past decade and if you want, a few low points

3- Tag whoever you wish to.

4- Ask them some questions

5- Use any picture appropriate for such a tag.

 

The questions:

1. What is the most important lesson you have learned in the past ten years?

  • I’m still learning it – it’s to accept that life is a mixed bag and to enjoy the good while it’s happening rather than waiting for things to be perfect because things are NEVER perfect.

2. Can you share a moment where you were laughing so hard you had tears in your eyes?

  • Those moments are ‘in the moment’ and never sound funny when explained, they just happen. That’s life.

3. How many jobs have you had in the past ten years?

  • I have only worked for two organisations in that time but have had a variety of roles, I am shortly embarking on the new experience of managing staff, something which I have managed to avoid so far in my career.

4. Where do you see yourself ten years from now?

  • Not much different to now, I would hope I have formed new and meaningful friendships but also it is likely that a few of my nearest and dearest will no longer be around. Career-wise, it would be nice to have progressed further and it would be nice to have progressed in my writing to the point where I have published some stories and poems. That would be great.

 

Ten years apart, Have I aged much?

 

So would you like to have a go of the challenge? – If you want to, please feel free. 🙂

My questions for you:

  1. Where would you like to be, location-wise, in 10 years time?
  2. What has happened in the last ten years that has surprised you the most?
  3. What do you think the next ten years will be remembered for?
  4. What lessons have you learned in the last 10 years?

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.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/12/08/fabulous/#like-1979

The Real Neat Award Nomination

I have been nominated for the real neat award by Sadje of the blog Keep it Alive, click below for the link:

My first Real Neat Award

 

The rules for the real neat blog award

  • Display the award logo.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions from the blog who nominated you.
  • Nominate seven to ten bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.

So big thanks to Sadje for nominating me for this, I very much appreciate it 🙂

 

Sadje’s Questions:

  1. Where does blogging fits in your daily life?
  2. Have you ever tried to do;
    • a) Paragliding?
    • b) Horse riding?
    • c) Deep-sea diving?
  3. Do you celebrate your birthday?
  4. If you have free time at hand, would you go for a walk or a long drive?
  5. Your best friend calls in the middle of the night and asks you to meet them at a deserted place, will you go? BTW, this friend has known to pull pranks!

My Answers:

  1. Since starting my full-time job in May I have struggled to keep my blog going. I don’t blog as much as I used to, but I still manage to maintain a presence on the blogosphere and write some short stories and poems. I think if something means a lot to you, you will fit it in somehow, but you have to be realistic, there are only so many hours in the day.
  2. No, No and No. I have done some snorkelling in the past but I would rather go for a walk in the park or a trip to a museum than any of these activities.
  3. Yes and No. I usually celebrate my birthday on the closest Saturday to my actual birthday, but I don’t do anything big, like have a huge party. An afternoon tea or a trip to see a show, that would be enough.
  4. I’d go for a walk, or do some more blogging, or maybe go for a long drive in order to find a suitable place to go for a walk.
  5. I would ask a lot of clarification questions of my friend, before taking the plunge and go to meet them. I rarely go out in the middle of the night and I’d need a very good reason for it. Being my Best friend, they would know that.

 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. When were you last surprised, what happened?
  2. If you were to put together a time capsule that encapsulated your life right now, what three things would you put in it?
  3. If you could drive in any direction, what direction would you drive in?
  4. If you could choose a new name for yourself, what name would you choose?
  5. Would you prefer to live in a world where alcohol was free or where politicians were honest?
  6. What song would you play at a party in order to encourage people to leave?
  7. Who was a really good role model for you when you were a child?

 

So those are the questions. I’d like to nominate:

 

Random Quotes 446#

Cyranny’s quickie!

Laugh for the Day-Speed Dating

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/jungfrau/

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/wild-geese/

 

Have fun 🙂

 

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.

 

 

Wanna Know You Better…

I have been nominated to take part in this ‘Wanna know you Better’ challenge by my good friend and current poetry collaborator, Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess.

Wanna Know You Better…

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This challenge was originated by Riya Gupta of Word of my Thoughts.

Riya Gupta of World of my thoughts  says

Hello friends, nice to meet you all again. All the bloggers at WordPress are friends. Right? No doubt. So, being friends we should know each other. So, here’s a game for all my friends so that we all can know each other better.

WHAT’S THEdownload (5)

Here’s a list of questions given below. You need to frame a blog post and answer those questions. Invite any of your five favorite fun-loving bloggers and spread the game. Let’s know each other better.

STEPS:

  1. Title the blog post as “Wanna know you better!!” ( try to make your post pictorial as this will make it look interesting)
  2. Mention Riya’s blog and the one who nominated you.
  3. Copy all the questions and answer them one by one.
  4. You may create your own questions for your targets (it will be fun).
  5. Pass the game as a challenge to any of your favourite bloggers and mention them in your post.

So here we go:

QUESTIONS:

First, 10 briefly explain questions:

What really makes you angry?  

I find people who are inconsiderate or disrespectful to myself or others to make me very angry and I do have a temper. If someone riles me enough I will completely lose it and have absolutely no control. I tend to explode and then I recover quite quickly. I am generally a very pleasant person who actually wants to get on with everyone, so if people have made me angry they deserve what they get. 

 

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I love baked beans on toast. I always think it’s funny that Baked beans aren’t eaten in the US anymore, but they came to the United Kingdom from the states back in the early 1900s. They remain a cheap and nutritious meal that I actually really love. I often add a sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top too for extra decadence. 😉

What is your biggest fear?  

I fear fear itself.

What has been your best moment this year?  

Being successful at interview and starting work in May of this year. That was pretty good.


If You Could Live Anywhere In The World For A Year, Where Would It Be?

I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the World. I love living in England and while I love visiting places around the world, this will always be the place I choose to call home.


How do you relieve stress? 

Writing stories and poetry. Walking in my garden and watching my chickens. Talking to friends.


Would You Rather Go To Space Or To The Bottom Of The Ocean?

Neither holds any interest for me. There are no trees or flowers in either place.


What’s your favourite season?

Spring, I adore spring, from March through to the End of May. I love Spring. 

What’re your favourite sports?

I don’t actually enjoy watching any sports. I think it is all absolutely boring.

 

Now, 10 this or that questions:
What would you prefer?
Beach or mountains?

Neither. 

Ice cream or milkshakes?

Neither.

New York or Paris

Neither.

Ugly genius or Good looking stupid?

Seriously? I judge people on a lot more criteria than just those two. How someone chooses to behave is much more important than looks or intelligence to me. 


Pizza or Burger?

Neither are really my thing. 

Summer or Winter?

It depends. Is it a Mild Winter, or a Cold one? Is it a Hot Summer or a mild one?

A Mild Summer beats a Cold Winter while a Mild Winter beats a Hot Summer for me.


City or Village?

Neither, I like the suburbs, near enough to town but far away enough too.


Spring or Autumn?

Spring, the beauty of flowers and rebirth.


Mathematics or Science?

Neither, I prefer History.

Train or Aeroplane?


Trains. I do not enjoy flying one bit, sometimes it’s a means to an end, but If I can get somewhere by Train, then I would choose that every time. 

 

So, There you go.

Now, who to nominate? As Beckie has nominated a few of the people I would probably have nominated, I would like to open this up to anyone who is reading things and wants to take part. Go ahead, YOU are nominated 🙂

 

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.