The Sunshine Award

My dearest blogging friend Brigitte from brigittebanter awarded me the Sunshine Award. Thank you, Brigitte! I remember the day I found you in Cyber Space…I first thought you were an Irish Bridget with a whole load of banter and now I know you live across the big pond and your banter is witty, fun to read and entertaining. Thank you for your gift!

The “rules” are the following:

  • Write ten things about yourself (done, see below)
  • Include the award’s logo in a post (done)
  • Nominate 10-12 other bloggers (done — see who you are below and c’mon, it’s fun and plus it’s a blog if you’re stumped for ideas)
  • Link to your nominees (done)
  • Link the person who nominated you (done)

So here I go….

Ten Things About Me

I take foot baths when I am writing.

I flew to Florence in 2010 to see Leonard Cohen and was sitting in the front row, three rows from Al Pacino who rejected the VIP entrance and paid the ticket, gentleman that he is.

I am still learning how to blog!

The love I have for my children overwhelms me so much it reduces me to tears sometimes. I am blessed.

I have cold hands but a warm heart.

I take a pillow with me when I am travelling.

I spent my fortieth birthday on an operating table.

I served Big Daddy breakfast.

I dance barefoot round my kitchen to very loud music.

Two out of three wishes that I made when I was sixteen has been granted.


Here are my nominations

Thank you for inspiring me with your words and pictures.

If you’re been awarded the Sunshine Award, then just link back to your ten things in the comments section. If you want to participate great, if not, then that’s okay too. Spread a little sunshine, people and have a great weekend.

The Versatile Blogger Award.

I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award a while back. The award helps bloggers expand their audience as they show appreciation and support for other writers and their blogs.

I was delighted when goss-coaching. and randomreasoning nominated me, but only getting round to passing it on now due to time limitations.

The Rules

As with everything in life, there are some rules that I have to follow. The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

  1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.


Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Here are 7 things about me that you may not know:

1. I have a love hate relationship with technology!

2. I flew over the Victoria Falls in a helicopter.

3. I won my first writing competition when I was six.

4. I hitch hiked round New Zealand.

5. I love avocado.

6. I am never alone (I always have God and a good book with me).

7. I can’t count! (Thanks Susan at swimminginthemud)

The Nominees

In no particular order here are some blogs that I follow and who make cyber space and interesting place.

Beautiful Blogger Award



Warm thanks to finally_write for honoring me with the Beautiful Blogger Award and for introducing me to some other beautiful blogs.

The Beautiful Blogger Award is for creativity, originality, and overall contribution to the blogging community.

Those that choose to accept this award should:

– Post a link to the blog of the person who nominated them

– List seven random tid-bits about themselves

– Extend the award to 7 other bloggers and post links to them on their page

– Notify those bloggers that they have received the award and what they should do if they wish to accept.

Here are 7 things about me you may not know:

1. I’ve have visited the five continents

2. I laugh out loud…sometimes when I’m on my own!

3. Big hearts melt my insides.

4. Bailey’s coffee – yummee!

5. I hate shopping…love accidental shopping.

6. I have numerous best actress and supporting actress awards

7. Three people I would love  to invite to dinner are the Dalai Lama, my mother and my father. Sure to be the best night’s craic ever.

I’d like to nominate the following 7 bloggers for the BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER AWARD. Thank you for experiencing a little what matters to you.

  1. takingsnaps – Great imagery on life
  2. Moments with Millie – beautiful imagery – beautiful words
  3. Simple Speedy Snacks – keeps me alive sometimes
  4. My Body the City: The Secret Life of a Callgirl – A blog that will open up another world
  5. Brigitte’s Banter – She has probably more awards than hot reading her banter
  6. Lovemanytrustfew – Walking a similar walk
  7. Scriptor Obscura Writes – So inspirational