The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination 2018 6 & 7


My thanks to both Jane Ridgewood of ‘Another Tea Addicted Writer on the Loose’ and Jay-lin of The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mum for their nominations of my blog for this brilliant award. My appologies to you both for my delay in responding, been a bit busy of late, but l am on it now.

If you are not yet aware of these wonderful writers and bloggers alike, then please do make a bee line for them, you will not be disappointed with their wits and charms.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award for bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring – people who spread “sunshine” to the blogging world!

The Rules

Thank the blogger/s who nominated you.

Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post and list the rules.

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.

Answer the Questions

Jane Ridgewood

What are you currently reading right now and are you enjoying it?

I am currently reading two books – they are my toilet reading – yeah l know, you didn’t need to know that Jane, but l am telling you anyhow – l tend to not have any time to read of late in bed, so l do most of my book reading in the loo when l am not reading legal documents!

They are: “Me Life Story” by Scarlett Moffatt and “The World According to Bob” by James Bowen and yes l am enjoying them. The “Me Life Story” l didn’t think l would enjoy it, but l do, and the “Bob”, l have only just started and l am enjoying that also.

On average about how many books do you read a year?

On average and reflective with what is going on in life., l tend to vary the range of between 40 – 70 books a year. This year has been slower due to all sorts of events, and  these two books are numbers 32 and 33.

 When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter in the mail?

At a guess, perhaps 35 years ago, maybe more.

Do you know how to write and read in cursive?

Yes to reading in cursive, no to writing cursive, which isn’t entirely true, although it is. I have appalling handwriting and have had that since l was at school. When l was diagnosed with Asperger’s in 2008, they said that my bad handwriting was down to a lack of coordination from my brain to my eyes to my hands. So l am more of a block or print writer. i was extremely happy when l was first able to write using something other than my own hands such as the typewriter and then of course to keyboards.

How do you feel about schools having stopped teaching cursive?

I wasn’t aware that they had stopped it. But l am of mixed feelings, l also have mild dyslexia so cursive on that level is a bit pointless for me anyway. I think that can be troublesome for those who have eye to hand coordination.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, what is yours?

In truth l don’t tend to have any favourite holidays. I tend to not get over -excited with them unless l am actively involved – as an example, l have just finished the Halloween challenge, and l get more fun when l am making it fun for another. So quick answer – none.

Do you have any fun Halloween traditions?

Erm, nope afraid not, unless we include the challenge l have just done and the one l am planning for next year 🙂

Tell me one random fact about you that others may find odd.

Mm, good question, what does one define as odd in respect to the question?  Some have found my incredible naivety to be odd considering the way l write and talk about my life.

Have you ever given advice to someone else that you did not follow yourself?

I think in many respects at times in our lives we are all guilty of that, but is it a guilt, or a learned knowledge that we simply haven’t yet found ourselves in a position to award it to ourselves? At times advice can be speculative until it is reflective to us.

What is your favorite activity in the fall season?

I don’t think l have any favourite activities yet.

What kind of music do you enjoy listening to the most?

I have a pretty eclectic mix of music so it is reflective upon my mood of the day – but it can range from house to classic and from punk to trance.

Answer the Questions

Jay lin

Do you believe in true love?

Yes l do, however that comes with a caveat – l am of the opinion now at my age, when l have known love with women from my early twenties to where l am now in my mid fifties and that the depth of love you can feel for someone can be different to another person with reflection of your age. When you are young your variation of loving someone will be different to your thirties, forties and fifties. For me personally, l have found true love twice in my life, once from my early twenties and the relationship l am currently in. Whilst l loved my wife, it was just that l loved her, but it wasn’t perhaps a soul binding love which allows for a true love. If that makes for sense.

Summer or Winter?

Both, l have a natural passion for being warm, but l hate being cold, l personally would choose ‘autumn’ as my go to season, rather than winter.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?

At this present time, l would love to see India as a first, and l would love to revisit Australia, but also New Zealand.

Have you ever sat in your car and cried for no reason other than being sad?


Science Fiction or Fantasy?


If you could be any fantasy character what type would you be?

Harry Potter.

If you discovered the secret to slowing down the aging process would you use it?

Well in some respects whilst not an elixir or a fountain of youth, there are things that we can do now to slow down the ageing process – we can eat a healthy diet, we can exercise, we can not drink , or smoke or take risks with our life. BUT, the question would be ‘How boring would your life become, if you did nothing with it?”

Walking through the forest you come upon a large tree with a door in it, do you open the door?

Duh, of course, l mean you are talking the Magic Faraway Tree …like Hello!

If you opened the door in the above question what did you find?

Well if l was really lucky – Moonface, but if l wasn’t l would probably drop into the pits of something really nasty.

If you did not open the door in question 8 why not?

But l did, because l am naturally curious.

Favorite all time Halloween costume.

Sexy Vampress … oh sorry do you mean me? Ok, sod it l’ll go as a sexy vampress!

My Nominations

Ok, l am going to do this slightly differently – l am going to nominate some of my favourite bloggers for this award but give them the Nominee Exemption Card as l know them to be busy or on Nomination Sabbaticals, or they have just answered questions to these awards. This allows them however to answer the questions l pose should they wish, but they do not have to nominate others unless they wish to. I have nominated higher than the 11 quota, and l would nominate more, but l would be here all day!

Most of you know by now with me, that l will get to you and let you know l have nominated you, although the pingback from this post will get to you first, so please forgive my delay. If you choose to not respond – that is also fine, as you know – but l love your blogs and that is why your name is below.



Paula Light of Light Motifs

Fandango of This, That and The Other

Richa of iScriblr

Kristian of Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table

Lady D of 3C Style

Mel of Crushed Caramel

Melanie of Sparksfromacombustiblemind

Kristian – Tales of the mind of Kristian

KKatch of Finding French Charming

Suzanne of Ellie894

Answer My Questions

What’s the most fun you have ever had without being under the influence of something or someone?

What’s the most fun you have ever had without the obvious, naked?

What’s the most fun you have ever had whilst under the influence of something or someone?

What’s the stupidist question l have ever asked of you?

What’s the question you want to answer but no one yet, even me has not yet asked you?

What’s your suggestion for the Christmas Challenge?

What is the craziest blog you have ever read, and l don’t mean mine?

What is the theory of what is?

What is the colour red when mixed with Tripping the Light Fantastic?

What is the answer to the Dodo, like seriously why?

And finally, what is the answer to this riddle?


So once more to the breach! Oh sorry, l mean my sincere thanks to both Jane and Jay lin for their nominations, and please do if you don’t already know them, pop by and say hi.

56 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination 2018 6 & 7

      1. Getting over the flu. Life is beautiful and is holding me together as always! ☀️ Rory you are precious in my eyes! Thank you for being in the world!

        1. Sorry to hear you have had the flu, but glad that you are recovering and hopefully are in a much better place than you were before because of ‘trolling’, thank you for your lovely compliments 🙂

          1. Offline, my life is fabulously calm!
            Online, I ignore what I refuse to read or wear upon my shoulders. Rory, your blog is so entertaing! And you are a delight man who writes awesome poetry and has a woman who you never forget to include to the world!! That is Huge in my eyes!! Blessings!

  1. I’m terribly sorry I hadn’t seen this before. This has been a very very odd day. Anyway I’m off to answer your lovely questions and thank you most sincerely for the nomination! You’re a true sweetie! 🙂

  2. What is the theory of what is?

    What is the colour red when mixed with Tripping the Light Fantastic?

    What is the answer to the Dodo, like seriously why?

    And finally, what is the answer to this riddle?

    Come Rory…are you going to give me any pointers with these questions or are you going to leave it all up to me to interpret??? I think I am going to have to ask Goldfinch to help me out with these….or drink a large glass of wine or something…
    The other questions…they are in the net! These last four…they are going to be on my mind all week!

      1. I have typed some answers out…I think my answers are more baffling than the questions. It’s going to take me a while to brighten it up in my normal style. I will try to publish it by the end of the week.

  3. First off – Super congratulations! You are a definite ray of sunshine! I so look forward to your many and varied offerings! Like this very post…your answers made me smile and your questions…goodness me, I’ll be thinking on them for a while. They’re excellent! Thank you Rory for this lovely nomination. I’m honored that you would think of me. 😊 It would seem I have much to think over…I shall get busy just after I get some sleep. Goodnight ✨

      1. I had a thought that doesn’t quite follow the rules. While I am the farthest thing from being a rebel…would it be alright if I took some liberties with the way I present…?

          1. I was thinking of the questions rather as storytelling prompts. The answers are true and mine of course but in more of a letter/story type telling with some reflection thrown in for good measure and perhaps a photo or two. The link back to you would be just as it should be, as I do so like the way you do daily shout outs, such a nice way be on WordPress and encourage one another. 😊

          2. That’s fine Suzanne, l was jjst curious. I tend to ‘exercise’ a little freedom with these awards also. Such as the Nominee Exemption Card. I know bloggers who simply don’t have the time to do the awards but love answering the questions – l think in truth it is all about the receiver and it is a very reflective response from them,, so they can format as they wish 🙂

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