A wonderful surprise, I have been nominated by Pazlo Armchair Zen – Nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It’s a first for me and I am feeling honoured to have been asked. It has taken me longer than I thought to be able to do this. I hope that I am able to do it justice.
Rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award:
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
Answer the eleven questions set by the person who nominated you.
Nominate eleven other blogs and give them eleven questions to answer.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
The questions set by Pazlo:
How do you come to be a blogger?
I was advised by my counsellor, to take time out and do something for myself once a week and since I had been missing my creativity, she told me that I should nurture it. I had written poetry and had a keen interest in photography which needed to be rekindled. Having begun to write poems again, I looked at how I would get them out in the open and felt that a blog was a good place to start.
Tell us a bit about where you live.
My time is currently spent between the the East Coast of Scotland where I spend my time in a rural and derelict cottage and the South of England, where I have a small bungalow. Both are coastal locations and are enjoyed in totally different ways. Scotland is my sanctuary, where I go to replenish my soul.
What other creative talents or outlets do you have, besides your blog?
I love photography and making things, and have a good eye for detail.
If you could send a text to everyone in the world simultaneously, what would you say?
Please can we have Peace?
How would you describe humankind to an alien that knows nothing of humans?
Interesting creatures, in all shapes and sizes and a mass of contradictions.
What, in your opinion, is the most important or valuable invention of modern man?
It’s a relatively simple answer for me. Travel, in it’s many forms which has brought the world closer together and opens up so many opportunities.
What attributes of your favorite season do you most admire?
Sun, Sea and Air with bright colours all around.
What is your earliest childhood memory?
Of a Bright blue painted upright piano with flowers all over it. I was convinced that it was in our house and was devastated to be told years later that we had gone on holiday when I was about 18 month old and been in a concert hall somewhere and that was where I had seen it.
In what ways do you now differ from the person you thought you’d be when you were a teenager?
I don’t have the biological children or the financial security that I was sure I would have by now.
Who has been an inspiration or hero in your life?
My Partner, who has been by my side through thick and thin and is my rock.
If you could be a different species, what would it be?
I always thought that I would be a cat. It would have to be a Tiger, since I have an inner strength that surprises me from time to time and I don’t like to be cornered.
My Eleven Questions
What inspired you to write publicly?
If you could pick one quote which describes you best, then post it.
Of the four elements, Earth Water, Fire or Air which would you be and why?
If you had never travelled abroad before and money was no object what is the first country you would go to?
What was the last thing you photographed?
Describe your perfect morning.
Animals or People, who would you prefer to spend your time with?
What motivates you?
If you had the perfect Christmas (or other seasonal holiday), how would it be?
Are you creative in any other ways other than blogging, if so then what is your passion?
If you were to describe yourself in one sentence to people who did not know you, what would you say?
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