Friday Funday Challenge – Game On – You Name It!

OK I Know it’s now Saturday (at least it is in the UK) but I didn’t get a chance to do this yesterday and I didn’t want to miss out.

The Guy called bloke nominated me to answer his 20 questions.

Here is the post:

Friday Funday Challenge – Game On – You Name It!

So here goes.

The Rules …

…because there are always rules, are simple!

1] Thank the nominator

2] Answer the 20  Questions

3] Nominate two bloggers of your choice and notify them.

4] Delete two of the questions in the list between 1 – 19 and insert two of your own.


So Thank you Mr Bloke, You’re a star.


1] Your favourite colour?

BLUE. Any blue, I just love Blue.

2] If you could have 1 super power what would it be?

Teleportation and the ability to take people with me. (I’ve mentioned this on a few posts now, but It would be so great. There are so many places I would love to see.)

3] Most embarrassing moment?

Too many to mention. One of them was calling my teacher at school ‘Mum’. The whole class laughed and even the teacher had to suppress a giggle. Mr Jones did give me a good mark that year though….

4] What is the one thing you wish you were great at?

I wish I could Sing so well that people and animals would gather round enthralled to listem to me (Rather than flee and cover their ears as they currently do.)

5] Dinner with anyone in History who would it be?

Queen Elizabeth I – I think she was an amazing person. As long as she couldn’t have me executed.

6] List 3 things you would like to be remembered for?

To be a brilliant published Author

To have made people laugh

To have made people feel better.

7] What do you think people misunderstand about you?

I can be a bit silly at times and I think people sometimes take me at face value without realising my hidden shallows and dangerous undercurrents.

8] Your main strength?

I am a very quick learning and absorber of knowledge. I can read a document or watch a documentary and then recite it back to the point that people believe me to be an expert.

9] What passions do you have?

I am passionate about nature and trees.

I am passionate about good manners and values, ethics and decency.

I am passionate about knowledge and learning.

10] Name 3 pieces of music you love?

Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity – from The Planets by Gustav Holst.

Tavares – Heaven must be missing an Angel

Elvis Presley – Crying in the Chapel

11] 5 weird things you like?

What is weird? I liked Old films and TV programmes

Now, Voyager and All about Eve are favourites, is that weird?

I also like Vinegar, I’ve been known to drink it, is that weird?

I am fascinated with anything to do with Magic, like fantasy fiction, is that weird?

12] How important is education?

Learning is vital, but it doesn’t have to be formal. If you close your mind to learning you are only harming yourself. I have learned more through my own efforts than I ever did at school though.

13] Your favourite childhood book?

One of them is The Magicians Nephew, one of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis

16] Your hidden talent?

It’s so well hidden even I don’t know it yet.

17] An image that makes you happy?

Seeing happy people, seeing pictures of nature, trees, mountains, hills etc.

18] Bullet point your day so far.

Woke up.

Had a cup of tea.

Bathroom business.

Catch up on Blog


19] Place you would most like to holiday in?

At the moment, I want to see more of Scandinavia and Norway, specifically.

20] The Two Bloggers you nominate?

Ok My two nominees are:

Ang4him at

and the Creative PTSD Gal,

6 Word Story: 6/23


I know it’s not friday any more, but Have fun with it anyway 😉

I will post two extra questions, please choose two questions above to ignore:

21) What do you feel is your spirit animal?

22) If you could go back in time and change one thing in history, what would it be?




Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the brilliant Guy Called Bloke,

see below:

The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination 2018 3

If you do not know this blog, then click on it and have a good look round..

If you already know it then you already know how amazing the blog is.

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
  4. Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
  5. Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.


Questions from the Bloke

I always try and make my questions unusual, in fact it is this part that actually takes the longest for me to prepare and which is why many of my nominees actually love my questions. No, not blowing my trumpet or even any other part of my anatomy just fact.

What was the weirdest conversation you have overheard?

You hear all kinds of conversations on the train or the tube travelling in and out of London. I love hearing people mispronouncing all the names on the tube map. So many of them are just so counter intuitive that unless you know how to say them, you won’t have a clue.

Leyesester square is a common one. It’s spelt Leicester but pronounced Lester. Why? who knows?

If you could be any age [not your current] for a full 7 days, what age would it be and for goodness sake why?

For 7 days? Maybe I would revisit my late teens because I failed to do lots of things that teens are supposed to do and I want to find out if i really missed anything.

If I could choose an age to be I would like to be 33 again. It wasn’t until my 30’s I actually felt happy being me and yet still have the energy to do all the things I wanted to do. I am getting a bit achey now.

Do you believe in the paranormal, if so why and if not why, and if sitting on the fence – yep you guessed it … why?

There are some strange things that happen that are unexplainable at the moment. I keep an open mind.

If you had a brainwashing machine who would you use it on specifically and why?

I would brainwash a publisher to give me a brilliant contract and publish all my stories.

What is the strangest, oddest, wierdest or just down right stupidest thing you have ever eaten?

Hmmm Vindaloo was a bit stupid, because I already have IBS and the result was not very nice.

I have eaten kangaroo in Australia, which was very nice and crocodile, which I wasn’t keen on….

What is your most favourite of all time joke?

I love Nun jokes. There is one about Sahra Pepelini that is one of my favourites.

Three nuns die and go to heaven.

They are standing at the pearly gates and St. Peter is smiling at them and says to them.

“because you have all been so good and kind and lead such simple lives I will grant you a gift. You can each choose someone you wish to be and you can return to earth and be them for One whole week.”

Quite excited the Nuns start thinking about who they wanted to be.

St. Peter asks the first Nun, “So who would you like to be?”

She replies “I’d like to be Sophia Loren please.” So Pffff she disappears and becomes Sophia Loren for a week.

St. Peter then asks the second Nun “So who would you like to be?”

She replies “I’d like to be Madonna.” So Pffff she disappears back to earth and she’s Singing like a Virgin.

St Peter then finally asks the third Nun who she wants to be.

The third nun giggles and says “I’d like to be Sahra Pepelini please.”

St. Peter asks “Who’s Sahra Pepelini?”

The Nun hands over an old newspaper cutting which St. Peter reads and starts laughing.

He says to the Nun “No, i’m sorry that’s not Sahra Pepelini, Its the Sahara Pipeline, laid by five hundred men in seven days.”


What food would be the best to make a house out of – discuss and explain your logic?

Porridge, because when it’s left in the bowl it sets like concrete.

Which of my 12 nominees is willing to take part in the Mystery Challenge question of this nomination and which of the 12 is willing to answer the Mystery Challenge Question?

Go on then. In for a penny, in for a pound, as they say. (Well they don’t say it as often as they used to, but they should).

If you could have a choice of window types and styles in front of your toilet, what would you pick? [You know, where you could sit and watch sort of thing]

I would have an enormous bay window with one way glass so I can see out and no-one can see in.

You have just bumped into an alien from the planet Jupiter and you say what?

I’d probably say. “Gosh, I bet the winters are long where you come from.”

Of all your behaviours/traits – which one has landed you into the most hot water or trouble?

My Loquaciousness. I was always getting told off for talking when the teacher was talking. Talking too much. Talking about things that I shouldn’t be talking about….

One year my report card just said one thing. “Chatterbox”.


My Nominees

Right Ok, a note to my nominees. You are under no obligation to accept the nomination, equally as much the same applies to the questions, if however you wish to answer just the questions, that is also fine.  (This was copied from A Guy Called Bloke’s post because it put what I wanted to say so well.)

I am also keen to find out more about some bloggers who I don’t know so well.

The Words – bathe


My Questions to the Nominees

  1. If you could travel in a time machine, where and when would you travel to?
  2. Which extinct animal would you love to bring back to life?
  3. Would you rather be Rich but without friends (money can’t buy you friends but they can buy you acquaintances) or have lots of lovely friends but very little money?
  4. What is your favourite meal to have in a restaurant?
  5. Do you prefer Savoury or Sweet?
  6. Name one of your favourite authors and one of their books
  7. Do you have a favourite song or piece of music. Which is it?
  8. Why did you start blogging?
  9. What type of blogs and posts do you most enjoy reading?
  10. If you won a holiday, what type would you prefer? A sightseeing holiday taking in lots of scenery? A beach holiday with lots of relaxing? An Adventure holiday with lots of activities? None of the above?
  11. If you wrote a novel, or maybe you already have, or are in the middle of it. What would it’s title be and what is it’s genre?

OK, I hope you like these questions.

There is no time pressure to do this straight away. Save it until you have more time.


Liebster Award Nomination

I have been kindly and generously nominated for this award by The Haunted Wordsmith, see the link below and check out her blog. She also does daily triple word prompts that are really fun.



  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions about yourself provided by you nominator—or 11 random facts
  • Nominate 5-11 fellow bloggers with fewer than 1000 followers who you think deserve the award
  • Create a new list of questions for your nominees
  • List the rules in your post
  • Let your nominees know of your nomination personally


Questions posed by The Haunted Wordsmith:

  1. If you could be any animal, what would it be?
  2. Do you believe in fairy tales?
  3. What is your favorite movie/tv show?
  4. What are you reading right now?
  5. What is one movie people would be surprised to learn you like?
  6. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
  7. What advice would you give your younger self?
  8. If you could swap blogs with someone, who would it be?
  9. Name three places anywhere in the Universe that you would like to see up close.
  10. Dog, cat, fish, bird, reptile, small mammal, or no pet at all?

My Answers:

  1. A Raven, It will be nice to be able to fly and also most people are scared of them, a bit. They do seem to be the stuff of Nightmares.
  2. Yes, absolutely. Life is a fairy tale, there are goodies and baddies and great stuff happens and stepmothers are usually not very nice (except for you of course, if you are reading this and happen to be a stepmother).
  3. I have a few favourite movies and TV shows. Father Ted was one of my favourite comedies, along with Blackadder and The Good Life (If you don’t know them, look them up) and I am an avid fan of the Simpsons.
  4. I am currently rereading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Just read Agatha Christie Halloween Party.
  5. I love old movies, really old movies, like Gone with the Wind and All about Eve, Kind hearts and coronets and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, so it surprises people to see in my DVD collection, along with these golden oldies, There Something about Mary. It makes me cry with laughter from  beginning to end. Although it’s probably getting a bit old now…
  6. Oh, I don’t really know. I’m happy being me. Someone else would be too much of a climbdown 😉
  7. I would tell myself not to be so worried all the time. Most things work out OK. Also Stop procrastinating and work harder!
  8. Again, like question 6, everyone’s blogs are so unique, I don’t think I would swap with anyone, but please don’t construe that as not liking other  blogs, there are lots of blogs out there that I think are really fantastic, but I don’t think you can ever copy someone else’s style, you have to make your own.
  9. The Rings of Saturn, Macchu Picchu and Atlantis (I’m sure it still exists somewhere out there).
  10. I currently have chickens, which I would not give up, but I would LOVE a dog.


Now for my Nominees. To be frank, I can’t be bothered to find out how many followers a blogger has before I nominate them. So here are some Blogs that I like.

The Complex Equation

A Greek Tragedy – Ancient Authors Challenge

What Happens When We Explore the World Together?

Black, White and Grey

6 Word Story: 6/4


And here are my questions.

  1. If you had a big party, what song would you ask them to play first?
  2. If you could commit a crime without getting caught and with no moral repercussions at all, what would it be?
  3. Name an author who’s work has really inspired you.
  4. Which musical instrument would you love to know how to play?
  5. How many different countries have you visited? (This does not include in transit if you remained in the airport).
  6. Do you have a favourite flavour of Ice Cream? Which is it?
  7. What was the last meal you cooked yourself?
  8. Name an achievement that you are proud of.
  9. Do you have a favourite Actor/Actress? Name them.
  10. What do you think is the best thing that your answer for 9 has been in?
  11. What would you say your most and least attractive personality traits are?

As always, If I have nominated you and you don’t want to play along, then that’s absolutely fine. If you want to do it later, when you have a moment, then that’s OK too.

I just wanted to know I like your blogs. I would recommend you to go and visit them and check them out.