Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.
Added Ruling Beckie – l should like you to also answer my 11 questions
First and foremost, are you a follower of the charming and delightful Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess? That’s not my first question, well it is, but not a nominee question. Beckie is a truly lovely lady, a one of a kind inspiration who dedicates her time to helping others who suffer with mental illness and depression and l have a lot of time for both Beckie and what she writes. To quote her slightly ‘none of us broken’, l would add to that – that we are simply misunderstood. Beckie shares her story through her writing and her poetry and her get up and go inspirational quotes. If you don’t already follow her, well in truth l am shocked … give me a moment to recover. Ok, if you don’t follow her already – then hurry on over and check her blog out, it’s totally worth your time.
Beckies 11 Nominee Questions
Are you a morning or evening person, and why do you prefer one of the other?
In truth this is a good question Beckie – l used to suffer from chronic insomnia, l had it from the age of around 15 – my later 40’s. These days l am very much a night owl. I could say ‘Oh it’s because it’s quieter, and l find it more peaceable to write – that would be a lie. The true answer is my mind takes a very long time to unwind and so l am often up late overstimulating my brain [oooher Missus] with reading, gaming, writing, post scheduling and probably watching a film all at the same time to slow my mind down ready for sleep.
Do you like cooking in the kitchen or do you prefer Barbequeing?
My partner Suze is very much into BBQ, and it’s okay, but l prefer cooking in the kicthen, l guess that is the days of being a chef dominating my old fashioned ways.
If you were to make a meal for dear friends, what would you serve them?
I could be cheeky and answer grass is ideal for deer friends, but that’s not the question – if l had to cook, l would probably make my speciality stir fry.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
I don’t think l have one specific childhood memory that is any better or any worse than the next.
Who is your favorite band or solo artist, and why?
Again, l don’t have a specific or particular band or artist that l follow more diligently than another, l have quite a broad and somewhat quirky eclectic musical taste.
What is your favorite activity/hobby you enjoy doing that relaxes you?
Well l love to write, l have held many hobbies and past times over the years, but the one constant has been literature and creative writing.
What are you most grateful for?
“Still being alive” – sounds so trite however if you had lived my life and how for so many years l tried to end it, l am now grateful that l am still alive and kicking on the planet.
Do you sing while taking a shower? If so, what do you usually sing?
“No, knowing my clumsy behaviour l might drown!”
When you were in school, what was your favorite subject and why?
“Oh hands down it was English Literature, due to the very delectable English teacher l had – she inspired me in more ways than one – but on a serious side she encouraged me to write, and for that l am always grateful.”
If you had the choice to go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I have travelled the world a few times over due to a very ambitious and career bound Father, but if given the chance now – l would go back to Australia to live and if that couldn’t happen, l would love to spend a year in India.
If you could meet any actor/actress, who would it be, and what would you want to ask them?
There are many that l would love to meet and l would have a few questions for them, and so l cannot pick one in particular. But l guess if push came to shove, then l would love to interview Tom Hanks.
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 is just a way of me showing my appreciation to those who l follow and enjoy your blogs.
My Questions to the Nominees
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?
If you could be any age [not your current] for a full 7 days, what age would it be and for goodness sake why?
Do you believe in the paranormal, if so why and if not why, and if sitting on the fence – yep you guessed it … why?
If you had a brainwashing machine who would you use it on specifically and why?
What is the strangest, oddest, wierdest or just down right stupidest thing you have ever eaten?
What is your most favourite of all time joke?
What food would be the best to make a house out of – discuss and explain your logic?
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?
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]
You have just bumped into an alien from the planet Jupiter and you say what?
Of all your behaviours/traits – which one has landed you into the most hot water or trouble?