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/

 

Some Silliness – Share Your World and Mr Impy asks some questions.

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Melanie B Cee on her Blog, Sparks from a Combustible Mind, regularly posts her Share the World post, which asks questions. See her post here:

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/18/share-your-world-3-18-19/

Also, A Guy Called Bloke, who I call Mr Impy because of his mischievous impishness has also posed some intriguing questions. See his post here:

7 and Three Quarters Nutty

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QUESTIONS

1) Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures? –

I have many, many guilty pleasures. I like to dunk my biscuits (cookies) in my tea. I like to eat cold baked beans straight out of the tin and I take great pleasure in watching very old movies and T.V programmes that others may think are too old. I am talking Anna Neagle, Greer Garson and even Laurel and Hardy!

2) What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard?  

        For the guys: What’s The Worst Pick Up Line You’ve Used?

I do not engage in that sort of thing. I’d rather just put my feet up at home and have a nice cup of tea and dunk my biscuits. 

3) What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?

All of it. I don’t keep up with trends or slang. I don’t really have any interest in it either. When people use Internet slang on their blogs or messages I have to look it up to see what they mean. I have occasionally been guilty of using LOL but only since I found out it meant Laugh out Loud rather than Lots of Love. 

4) What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?

Oh, So, So Many. I am bound to annoy people and lose friends when I say that most of whom people consider to be Iconic musicians, I cannot see what the fuss is about. Elvis is probably the last Pop Icon worthy of the title. All else are dross. 

5) You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?

Unlike a friend of mine, I NEVER read the last page of a book before I get to it. I read the back cover, synopsis then I start from the beginning. I often lose interest but I NEVER Jump forward. I would be the same with a book of my life. I would hope that there is a lot of interesting stuff to come. Ideally, the rest of the book would be blank with the words, “Write your own Adventure” written at the top. 🙂 

 

That was for Melanie’s Share Your World. I hope you appreciate my Bold responses.

Now for Rory’s Nutty questions. Let no one doubt my fidelity to my fellow bloggers.

7 and Three Quarters Nutty Questions

 

  • A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How is that possible?

There is a proper answer to this, that Friday was the name of the horse he rode in on, but there is another possibility. The whole thing happened on another planet where the sun’s orbit is sufficiently shorter that one week is exactly three days and they only have Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll?

Roosters lay square eggs so it didn’t roll at all.

A truck driver is going down a one way street the wrong way, and passes at least ten cops. Why is he not caught?

Because he is carrying a very large bazooka and looks like a really mean fellow.

A farmer had 752 sheep and took one shot that got them all. How did he do it?

He fired a grenade that then exploded carrying them all, including himself, to kingdom come.

What word is spelled incorrectly in every single dictionary?

Well a lot of words that have a U in them in British English and don’t for American English, an Englishman would consider them spelt wrong in American Dictionaries whereas an American would consider them spelled wrongly in English Dictionaries. Of course, the word Incorrectly is also spelt incorrectly.

What starts with “e” and ends with “e” but only has one letter in it?

An Envelope usually only has one letter in it, but there is nothing stopping anyone from putting more than one letter in, or indeed including something unpleasant, like a dog turd, but only if being sent to a politician.

What two keys can’t open any door?

The Florida Keys, they can’t open any door and of course, Alicia Keys has a huge entourage who are paid to do that sort of thing for her.

Monkeys are perfectly capable of opening doors and if you don’t believe me, try having some privacy in a toilet cubicle surrounded by marauding macaques.

A man went outside in the pouring rain with no protection, but not a single hair on his head got wet. How come?

He had rubbed Nixwax into his hair, or would that count as protection?

He hadn’t got any hair in the first place.

He had an umbrella, he just didn’t carry any protection, ie he was vulnerable to a physical assault or potential producing some unwanted offspring.

Would you rather be trapped in an elevator full of men with BO, three soaked dogs, a basket filled with week-old smelly socks or a box filled with used nappies?

I don’t get into lifts (what we call elevators, by the way) I always use the stairs. Lifts tend to smell of urine and are invariable breaking down.

Would you rather look like an octopus, act like an octopus or be an octopus?

I suppose I’d rather act like an octopus. I could swim around and then spray people with ink if I felt under attack, which is pretty constant.

If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?

Just shut up, stop whining, whinging and procrastinating (look who’s talking 😉 ) and get on with trying to make the world a better place.

Would you rather be able to copy and paste in real life, or undo in real life?

I would rather create new material than copy and paste but quite often my new material is awful and rather cliched so probably an Undo button would be useful. In fact, maybe I should go back and Undo what I’ve said in this post….

 

So, with any luck, you have found my post amusing and it has made you laugh out loud.

I live in hope, anyway.

 

Have a nice day. 🙂

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/laugh/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/rdp-monday-bold/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/your-daily-word-prompt-fidelity-march-18-2019/

 

 

 

Share your world – Grateful :-)

 

Melanie B Cee, of the Blog Sparksfromacombustiblemind has posted a few questions in her Share your world challenge,

see her post here:

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/02/25/share-your-world-2-25-19/

Now, I don’t do a lot of these, mainly because I want the focus of my blog to be on the stories and poems that I wrote and less on my, their author. Plus, I don’t think I’m at all that interesting. I certainly hope my stories are more interesting than I am.

I am taking part in this one because I like the questions and also because I am so grateful and pleased to see a post from Melanie. She is going through a tough time and I feared the worst, so It’s a privilege to take part in this challenge.

 

QUESTIONS:

What, in your opinion, is the point to life?

What was your most recent lie?  You don’t have to get really specific obviously.

What country do you consider the most strange?   (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders)

What’s your funniest story involving a car?

 

My Answers:

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  1. In my opinion, the meaning of life is the same as the meaning of a good meal. It is not meant to be rationalised, just to be eaten and enjoyed as much as possible. It might contain some really lovely flavours or some not so pleasant ones, but in the end, you have to make the best of what you’ve got.
  2. My most recent lie is probably “Yes, I had a good day at work”.
  3. Every country has it’s quirks, not just looking in from the outside but also looking from the inside. The UK is no exception to a few crazy traditions. I think it is what makes countries different to each other, that makes them interesting. If they were all the same, where would there be any point in travelling? I do enjoy watching videos on youtube about 5 things that outsiders don’t know about….. (replace with any country). There is a great out about the US and also one about Japan. Vive La’ Difference, say I.
  4. My funniest story about a car involved my cousin and her dad. I didn’t know him very well, he always seemed quiet and unassuming, but apparently, he wasn’t. My cousin tells me that once they were driving along and the road went through a gated area. The Satnav said to go on, but the gate guard seemed to indicate that that wasn’t going to happen. My cousin’s dad wound down the window and the guard walked up and put his hand out and asked for his pass. What he actually said was “Pass”, so he replied. “Thank you” and put his foot down and drove on through.

 

GRATITUDE

Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone?

I try to be grateful every day and I have a lot to be grateful for. I’m not only grateful for the things I have and the things that have happened. I am grateful for somethings that haven’t and I’m grateful that I am able to take part in this Share the World post.

 

 

Versatile Blogger Award!

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It’s been a while since I have received an award and so I am thrilled to have been nominated by someone who is an amazingly versatile blogger herself, and that is Melanie B Cee of Sparksfromacombustiblemind.

She is going through a tough time at the moment, so please go and visit her blog and let her know how appreciated she is.

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/02/20/an-award-of-the-versatile-kind/#comment-17042

The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:

  1. If you are nominated, Congratulations you have been awarded the Versatile blogger award!
  2. Thank the person who gave you the award and include a link to their blog.
  3. Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  5. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

 

Seven random things about me:

  1. I suffer from anxiety issues.
  2. I love writing.
  3. I detest coffee
  4. I love old music and old films/movies.
  5. I’d love to have a dog, but have never had one.
  6. Spring is my favourite season, and it’s getting quite springlike where I am at the moment. YAY!
  7. I love history and am considered quite a know it all.

 

My Nominees:

Choosing to be Loved: Three Things Challenge

Lie to Me

Forever – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

🤗February 22, 2019: Quote of The Day & My Thoughts

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/favorite-heartbreak-song/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/the-school-talent-show/

https://cosmicobservation.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/throwback-thursday-the-carolina-parakeet/

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2019/02/22/pick-me-up-playlist/

Family Frayed

 

 

Share Your World 28th January 2019

Melanie B Cee of Sparks from a Combustible Mind has posted this:

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/01/28/share-your-world-1-28-19/

So I have decided to answer the questions. I don’t do these all of the time, because I like my blog to be more about what I am writing and less about me, but from time to time my ego pokes through. 😉

QUESTIONS:

  1. Are you thin or thick skinned?   Are you easily offended or tend to let it just roll off your back like a duck does with water?
  2. How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have?  (Credit to Rory for this question)
  3. What will your epitaph be?
  4. (I don’t admire either/or questions much, which is why you won’t see ‘em often.  Today is an exception)  French toast, pancakes or waffles?
  5. What were you grateful for this past week?

My Answers:

  1. I am very thin skinned but also resilient. I also don’t take offence to what a lot of people find offensive nowadays. I am not offended by opinions that do not coincide with mine. I am very happy to have a respectful and amiable discussion with people who hold totally opposing views. I think that is becoming increasingly, and scarily rare. Come on guys, just shake hands and agree to differ. Conversely, I am extremely offended by rudeness, which I see everywhere. The people who think its fine to sit on the train with their dirty shoes on the seat in front of them. The people who sit on the end and take up loads of seats because they don’t want anyone to sit next to them. You can see I get very angry and stressed by catching the train.
  2. Morals are extremely important. It is not wealth that creates a civilisation, it is having a set of rules that people abide by. Manners and morals are very important. The most important rule of all is that you must show respect to everyone UNTIL they themselves proven they do not deserve it by their own behaviour and actions.
  3. Who cares? I’ll be dead, write what you like.
  4. None of them. I have never seen what all the fuss is about with Waffles. They are just pancakes cooked in a mould. I prefer Yorkshire Puddings.
  5. I was grateful I got through the week. Grateful for all the people who read my blog, comment and like. They keep me going. So if you’re reading this, Thank You.

 

 

 

Getting to Know You – Some questions from Laura.

Laura Venturini from the Blog Lauravent69 has tagged me in this post:

The “Getting to Know You” Challenge

Here are the rules:

The “Getting to know you” challenge. Just copy and paste the rules and the questions listed below and tag at least two people to take the challenge. Use the “Getting to Know You” pic and pingback to this post. Easy!

The Questions:

  1. Name a moment in your life when you felt you were most courageous.
  2. If you had to choose only one breakfast cereal for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
  3. When have you felt the most scared?
  4. If you could sing like any musical artist, who would you choose?
  5. Do you collect anything?
  6. If you could live inside a tv show or movie, what would it be?
  7. Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? If so, what was it?
  8. What’s your Zodiac sign?

 

My Answers:

  1. I can’t think of a thing. Life is one long challenge where I have to overcome fear so you could say, getting out of bed was my last big moment of courageousness.
  2. Porridge oats, made with milk and water with just a little bit of honey. It is the healthiest breakfast you can have.
  3. Similar to my answer for question number one, I would have to say, I live in constant fear. My last biggie was flying back from Budapest. It isn’t a long flight from there to the UK, but I spent the whole flight on the edge of screaming terror, for no rational reason, it wasn’t a bad flight. I haven’t flown since.
  4. I love singing and often try to sing like a number of artists (whose voices I could only dream to match) I sing a lot of songs by female artists who have quite deep voices, like Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter and Alison Moyet. I also sing Nat King Cole songs, Elvis songs and songs by Matt Monro. I would like to sing like all of them but would settle to sing like any of them.
  5. I collect Memories, but unfortunately, I often can’t find where I’ve put them.
  6. I have friends who seem to be living in a soap opera (like Eastenders) because their life is full of drama, I would hate that. I’d rather live in a comedy. There is an old British SitCom called the Good Life, where a suburban couple decides to become self-sufficient and get chickens and goats and grow all their own fruit and veg. That’s the one I’d choose.
  7. I have lots of recurring dreams, one of my favourites is where I have tea with Queen Elizabeth II. We are good friends in the dream and often talk freely about life. I am always disappointed to wake up and remember that we actually don’t know each other at all.
  8. I’m a fiery Sagittarius. According to my Chinese Astrology, I am also a Fire Snake.

So there you go.

I am going to tag two Caramels:

Dr Tanya at Salted Caramel

https://saltedcaramel.blog/2019/01/27/sharing-a-spike-in-my-stats/

and Mel of Crushed Caramel.

https://crushedcaramel.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/my-first-job-back-in-london/

Happy Monday Everyone. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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.