Sunshine Blogger Award


The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.

Laura over @ was gracious enough to nominate my blog for this award and as sole author of this blog i greatly appreciate being thought of highly enough for her nomination and thank her for the honour. 🙂

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
  2. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  3. Display the rules and the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Here are the questions given to me to answer:

  1. What’s your favorite thing about your blog?
  2.  Of the posts you’ve written, which is your favorite?
  3.  You have the chance to be any movie or book character of your choice, who do you choose?
  4.  What is your favourite book or story and why?
  5.  What would your best friend tell me about you?
  6.  What is the story behind your blog name?
  7.  What’s one of your most embarrassing or funniest moments?
  8.  Name 3 songs that characterize you.
  9.  What is your most sentimental keepsake?
  10.  Name one thing on your bucket list?
  11.  What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Here are my answers to the questions: 🙂

  1. I love how it easily allows me to share my thoughts and ideas (and photographs/videos/news items) with other human beings and, ideally, get some feedback on each one and that in doing so i also get to meet and find out about some pretty amazing people i would otherwise have no clue even existed. 🙂
  2. ONE favourite post??? hmmmmm… way too many to choose from so i’ll narrow it  down to a favourite for 2018: A Little (Personal) Perspective.
  3. Too easy – Could only be Dr Who from the British TV series. I’ve followed it since i was 5 and still enjoy it. It’s about to enter its latest incarnation 55 years after it was first broadcast. He’s a human looking alien who has lived for hundreds of years and can regenerate into a new body (and a younger one, originally – lately they’ve chosen to reneg on that storyline plot) who has a machine that can take him to any time and location in the known Universe. How cool would that be? PLUS he generally takes along some really hot female companions to visit those places with!! 😀 He generally saves at least one individual (and often entire worlds/civilisations) from certain and terrible death per episode! 😉 He did once single-handedly restore the entire Universe after it was destroyed to great personal cost. What a Guy! 🙂
  4. Possibly the story of The Doctor (see above) but i’ll go with book(s) and say The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (a 5 part trilogy!) by the late Douglas Adams. I love Sci-fi books and i love books that make me laugh, to me this series of books are the perfect combination of both. Also gives a wonderful perspective on human attitudes, beliefs and future prospects.
  5. Only what i tell him to – if he knows what’s good for him! 😉
  6. I’m an Aquarian! There is a deep underlying Humanitarian streak to my nature (combined with typical Air sign head-in-the-clouds idealism fantasies). I’d like to teach the World to sing in perfect harmony and hate just won’t do that, only perfect Love can bring us all together. This blog was created about the time i was undergoing a self-initiated spiritual, more than religious, re-birth. That has mellowed somewhat to better fit in with other people’s current concepts of reality. At the moment it seems i’d rather be liked than Right! 😉
  7. Most embarrassing – On a camping holiday with a group of friends i had to move my Mazda RX-7 from where i had pulled up to meet them to where i was going to pitch my tent. I had pulled up on the slope of a riverbank, it was not that steep, but a little muddy underneath. As i started to move along the bank , intending to move to higher and firmer ground, the car decided, with the help of gravity and loss of friction, to move in the other direction – towards the river! Fortunately the car stopped with just it’s rear wheels in the water and after my mates finished laughing we managed to push my car onto drier ground.
  8. Desperado, Eagles; Wherever I lay My Hat That’s My Home, Paul Young; You’ve got a Friend, Carole King.
  9. Probably the oldest thing i possess – a beginners book on chess given to me by my Aunt in the mid 1960’s. She was the person who most encouraged me to discover the wonders in the world and gain an appreciation for and understanding of them, as well as teaching me how to play chess! 😉
  10. To own an Aston Martin Vantage in turquoise with white leather trim.
  11. Climbing the Gloucester Tree in Pemberton in my 30’s after living with the regret of not having the nerve to do it in my mid-teens. You get to the top of the (53m/175ft) forest fire lookout by stepping on iron poles that bend under your weight that have been driven into and around the outside of the trunk. Each one is around 2 feet apart and there is nothing other than those between you and a long drop to the ground. Coming down you need to slide to the outside when other visitors are climbing up! I would not say i have a fear of heights… just a fear of falling from them! 🙂


Anyone who reads all the way down to here deserves a blogging award in my opinion so if you have consider yourself nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and follow rules 1, 2 and 3 near the beginning of this post. 🙂

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    • I did not realise the two of you shared the same birthday – that’s a pretty cool claim to ‘fame’ 😉 I enjoyed the Dirk Gently novels but Arthur Dent is still my favourite DA hero. 🙂 Particularly when he falls for Fenchurch.

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