The Sunshine Blogger Award – Cheers!

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Hello everyone, hope you’re all fine. It’s a nice day here in Bavaria, the sun is shining. And I’ve just been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely Jen of Jen’s Magic. Thanks, Jen, you rock!!!! I’m really honoured and flattered.

RULES:
Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer.

JEN’S QUESTIONS:
1. Do you prefer to write in the morning or at night? Why?
I write in the morning, first thing in the morning. I’m a morning person, everything happens in the morning for me. At night, I’m usually dead tired.

2. Do you prefer to write with music on or in silence? Why?
Both, I prefer listening to classical music or opera, but sometimes, I’ll listen to anything like pop, rock, jazz or the radio. When I’m concentrating, I work in silence.

3. What would be the title of your own Memoir?
Ladyleemanila and the world

4. If your Memoir turned into a movie, name three actors who you would like to cast to play the big roles in your life.
Gsoh, I don’t have any idea. Someone new perhaps to play my role, tall, handsome man for Him Indoors and a cool guy for HRH the son.

5. How do you handle your blog critiques?
I just ignore them.

6. If there really is a muse for writing, how would yours look like?
He’s my Him Indoors, always there for me, plants flowers in the garden and cooks for me. Love Him to bits!

7. If your teenage self would read all your blogs, what do you think he/she would write on your comment box? Do you think he/she would follow?
That she liked the photos I’ve posted, that some of the poems worked, others don’t, and as fiction, some were good, others daft. I don’t think she would follow me, she’s got other things to do, lots of new things to try and places to see.

8. If you are a vending machine, what items except for food would you dispense and for what / how much credit?
Got no idea – perhaps shoes and bags, love them!

9. What makes up a good morning?
Waking up with Him Indoors, then make a pot of tea for us. Listen to the radio then start looking at my emails and blogs. Read, like and comment of some of them. Say goodbye to Him as he goes to work, while I prepare/have my breakfast, then take a shower and go to work, too.

10. Last thing you do before sleep.
Measure my sugar values, inject insulin, brush teeth and cuddle up Him Indoors.

11. Who’s the biggest fan of your writing / blogging?
Him Indoors, whether he likes it or not, I read to him my poems or tales before I post them. He smiles, nods, gives me thumbs up, but sometimes will advise or comment on them, too.

MY NOMINATIONS:

Suzanne

Judy

The Girl that Dreams Awake

Maria

Sammi

Ang Huling Hugotero

* As always, please don’t feel obliged to answer, or accept, but know that you are an appreciated blogger in my circle! Have a lovely day!

MY QUESTIONS:

1. What superpowers would you like to have?
2. What is your idea of having a good time?
3. Share a quote you like.
4. Why do you blog?
5. What kind of music do you like to listen to when you are reading?
6. What colour do you feel most comfortable wearing?
7. What are at least five places you’ve enjoyed visiting?
8. If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colours would you use?
9. If you had to change identities and start over: would you be someone completely different or about the same. (I’d love to see some examples.)
10. Do you have a signature dish? If not is their one in your family?
11. What do you seek long-term: fame and or influence, wealth, or happiness?

Cheers Jen! I had great fun. Cheers, everyone!

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Hello everyone! I’d like to thank The Scrawlyst for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Cheers, the Scrawlyst, you rock! I’m really honoured and flattered.

RULES:
Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer

THE SCRAWLYST’S QUESTIONS:
1. Why do you blog?
I blog because I can! No, seriously, I enjoy blogging, reading other people’s blogs, liking and commenting on them and trying all sorts of challenges, be they flash fiction, photography, poetry, etc.

2. Which book or TV show works better than a therapy session for you?
I like Big Bang Theory, it’s what Him Indoors and I watch in the evenings. I like the jokes, the camaraderie and the fact that no-one’s perfect.

3. Your all time book/movie crush?
Give me Mr. Darcy anytime! Of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

4. If you were on a world backpacking tour, what would be the first and last cities you visit?
I’ll start here in Munich, then Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul, Delhi, Singapore, Bali, Sydney, Fiji, Toronto, New York, San Francisco. The last cities would be cities in South America or West Indies.

5. Your favourite book dedication?
To Him Indoors and HRH the son, with all my love

6. If you suddenly go AWOL, where would we be most likely to find you?
Here in our guest room, reading or blogging

7. Your favourite thing to do when it rains?
Sing in the rain!

8. What kind of music do you like to listen to when you are reading?
Some classical music like Beethoven’s piano sonata.

9. What’s the one word that you’d like to remove from the English language and one new word you’d like to add?
All swear words I’d like to remove. I can’t think of a new word to add.

10. If you had a dragon, what would you name it?
Puff, the magic dragon.

11. When was the last time you read something that made you smile for hours together? And of course, do share what you read
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, an inspirational novel about finding one’s destiny and the Ice-Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman, a refreshing read on the story of Lilian Dunkle, a founder of soft-serve ice-cream.

MY NOMINATIONS:

Kat
Bhanu
Marquessa
Wivesrepublic
Rachel Falco
Je TanCardoso
ay sabaw
Rosema
the secret keeper
Dancing with Fireflies
Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

* As always, please don’t feel obliged to answer, or accept, but know that you are an appreciated blogger in my circle! Have a lovely day!

MY QUESTIONS:

1. What superpowers would you like to have?
2. What is your idea of having a good time?
3. Share a quote you like.
4. Why do you blog?
5. What kind of music do you like to listen to when you are reading?
6. What colour do you feel most comfortable wearing?
7. What are at least five places you’ve enjoyed visiting?
8. If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colours would you use?
9. If you had to change identities and start over: would you be someone completely different or about the same. (I’d love to see some examples.)
10. Do you have a signature dish? If not is their one in your family?
11. What do you seek long-term: fame and or influence, wealth, or happiness?

Cheers The Scrawlyst! I had great fun. Cheers, everyone!

The Lovely Blog Award and the Very Inspiring Blog Award (Blossom Version)

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I would like to thank Penshift http://venturesincreativity.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for “The Lovely Blog Award”. As we have just got back from our holiday in India and still has to unpack and do some washing, Let me just tell you about our amazing trip to India – Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Ranthambhore. It was a great and fascinating experience, lots of interesting and historical places and forts to visit; saw 2 tigers on our safari plus all the other wildlife and sadly, experienced some tummy upset because of the ice-cream we ate on the train from Ranthambhore to Delhi. I’m slowly going back to blogging. Anyway, here are my nominees for “The Lovely Blog Award”. Please visit their blogs. Thanks.

1. http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/
2. http://justfoolingaroundwithbee.wordpress.com/
3. http://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/
4. http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/
5. http://johnandmargaret1607.wordpress.com/
6. http://summerstommy.com/
7. http://georgeplaceblog.wordpress.com/
8. http://silverthreading.com/
9. http://summat2thinkon.wordpress.com/
10. http://nikkiyoungwrites.com/

I also would like to thank Aquileana http://aquileana.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for “The Very Inspiring Blog Award” (Blossom Version).
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My nominees for this award are:

1. http://justfoolingaroundwithbee.wordpress.com/
2. http://mithriluna.wordpress.com/
3. http://penntonic.wordpress.com/
4. http://nerdinthebrain.com/
5. http://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/
6. http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com/
7. http://threewordsaday.wordpress.com/
8. http://parkinkspot.wordpress.com/
9. http://jennifernicholewells.com/
10. http://salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com/