Finally, I can accept this award. My comma, on my keyboard, stopped working yesterday! Yes, I couldn’t pause, I couldn’t breathe!
Today being the last day of 2016. oh yeah! I would like to thank the lovely-B.G @ Getting Through Anxietyfor this mysterious award. I’ve secretly been wanting it for a long time. mwahaha (evil laughter)
I will nominate 20 blogs who I think need be seen more and if they are AWARD FREE, I still believe in these blogs and what they have to say.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT ZEE- RULES ARE THUS:
Display your chosen award logo/image on your blog- (google images are a great place to find one to suit your style)
List the rules
Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator’s blog
Notify your nominees by leaving the nomination link in the “comment” of their blog
Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)
Share the link(s) to your best post(s)
THREE THINGS ABOUT ME
I am all heart but I can stick up for myself and I am no pushover. 😀
I doubt myself constantly but I never give up
I woke up to this song in my head
Have you had a crush on your teacher as a teenager?
Mmmh.. I’d be lying if I say no. I vaguely remember a male teacher when I probably not even 12 years old; yet, I can’t remember what he taught or his name or even what school I was at but, I do remember feelings stir inside me. Obviously very short lived and not memorable enough to go into detail. 😀
If you had the power to change one thing in your past, what would that be?
I would wear my glasses or beg for my family to get me fitted for contact lenses so, I could actually see the world I was living in and see people’s expressions, learn to lip read, watch nonverbal communication, not be so internalized and complexed by my imagined ideas of how I thought others felt about me.
Which country is your next dream vacation, and what made you want to go there?
Really? cheating here. I need to go to Italy and Greece. I’m obsessed with Western mythology. I really want to travel to all over the East. I imagine when I visit India, I will wake super early so I can get to the Taj Mahal before all the other tourists so that I can experience being there and feel and hear the energy of silence.
Do you think it is okay to keep secrets even between best friends?
Well, it depends on the secret. If it is personal to whichever friend and is not compromising my loyalty to my other friends, then yes. It’s a tough one.
If you could be transformed into something else, what would be your preference, and why?
In winter, I would like to my cat – not anybody else’s but my Miss Tatiana. In summer and spring, I would want to be a fairy or a pixie – some creature able to fly, create magic, observe others without being noticed. In Autumn I would like to have a chance to be a tree. I want to know what it feels like to lose my leaves, foliage etc.. I want to feel that season from a Tree’s perspective. Just don’t cut me down.
MY NOMINEES: (RANDOM ORDER ) IFYOU DON’T DO AWARDS TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT -I SEEK NOTHING IN RETURN
It’s been a stressful year, survived – again! I received my results for my first TMA for my MA . I’m currently going through my options and rights as a student with the institution I am studying with. I can’t really go into all the details it at this point. I have received an unofficial apology and have been advised to take it further.
I will say: I won’t be bullied by anybody.
The themes I write about are close to my heart. I will fight for an official apology , I’m not so sure about asking for it to be remarked-although other people who have read my work and, understand stage and theater and the issues I raise say I should demand a remark.
For me, it’s more about the principle. The people in my life who know the full story of what has happened (especially those who have seen the comments) which don’t focus on the academic side of my writing (and who work in the mental health and vulnerable sector in my community) are furious on my behalf and are horrified by the ignorance displayed the person who marked my paper.
I have all the evidence and support to take it further, I just need to make a decision.
Thank whoever nominees your blog – Me in this case!
Indulge yourself and answer any questions you feel happy to answer
Spread that radiance to some other awesome blogs to keep the light shining brightly.
Use these questions or make up your own to ask your nominees
Tell your nominees that they have been nominated.
Put your preferred logo award on display . I chose this one.
Which decade do you miss the most?
I don’t miss it because I wasn’t alive at the time. I do feel drawn to the twenties. I love jazz, I love the bohemian artsy fartsy-ness of that time, politics, and art movement that brought so many creative and eccentric and bloody brilliant minds together. I hate war but I love the culture that grew from such an inauspicious time.
Yes, I love the decadence- ignorance is bliss -for a brief moment. I love the lingo, the dancing, the style, I love all of it. The struggles during the war which is a stark contrast to the early 20’s.
I also have always loved Rap/hip hop. I had to know every word of Snoop Dogs lyrics. I do think he promoted his brand in a sexist manner but I love his smooth, humorous and effortless way of rapping that doesn’t come across like he wants to start a war. It was about the Fedora hats and Pimps – it wasn’t meant to be taken too seriously but everyone has their own interpretation of the music and the culture that grows from a genre of music.
I do wish I had been around when disco and hip-hop emerged in the late 1970’s and 80’s. I love Grandmaster Flash, Mr. Hollywood etc..
I appreciate how important music is in forming a culture and how it can divide and bring people and communities together.
I was a rave bunny, a mosher , a skater girl, a raggamuffin.
I love all music.
I love writing.
I love poetry.
I was a part of the E generation of the nineties. Alcohol wasn’t a popular drug to get high on and I saw a lot less fighting and a lot of different sub -cultures come together and accept each other for their differences.
To which poet do you feel most connected to?
Charles Bukowski and Sylvia Plath -(didn’t think much of her novel ‘Bell jar’ ) I do love her poetry.
Your spirit cartoon character/TV show artist?
Erm… My latest love is ‘Reign’ – just finished binge watching all three seasons and I love the politics and the scandal of that era and I love to see queens kicking butt. Queen Mary of Scots, Queen Elizabeth Ist rock!
How has your blog helped you the most?
I get to write and people read my posts and get me! What more can I ask for?
I ‘ve made some awesome connections through blogging – It is a great way for me to express myself in any way I wish. This blog and the people who support me have seen me through some crazy and turbulent times.
I nominate -(I know some of these are award free blogs but I feel you have been a great support and ray of sunlight in times of need, whether you know it or not)
Life is keeping me super busy. I spent all day grading vintage jewellery yesterday.
La Familia is starting a business. We are part Russian. We stick together forever. Till death do us part -aaaaargh! 😀
Feeling silly and giddy.
I always do when I have a load on. I think its a self-defence mechanism .
I’ve been super busy looking at online websites and getting my business mind grooving,
My Bella Bee has been having nightmares about monsters for the past 4 nights.
Super- uber, bad nightmares.
Smelly boys have been telling my daughter that monsters are going to come to her bed at night.
( sung in Phoebes voice ‘smelly cats’ from Friends’)
‘Smelly boys smelly boys,
news alert, your parents dont love you!
Smell boys smelly boys.
You have tiny pricks
Smelly boys ,smelly boys.
You make me sick.’
Cramming in swotting up and getting an Edu Kash un 😉
Go Daisy! Go, Daisy, I’ve got this. I am successful in everything I do’ – I am my own personal mascot.
Today the weather is dismal .
So, it is the perfect time to accept the Sunshine Bloggers award and spread some light and love to all those who inspire me, support me, blow me away – I’m not going to nominate you all ‘cos I like to be a bit more intimate and personal but this is for all of you – I give you full permission to take some sunshine and accept the award if you want. Your name doesn’t have to be on this list!
WHO DO I THANK FOR NOMINATING ME THIS AWESOME AWARD ?
Here is a link to his ABOUT (this dude is 17 years old and has more perspective than a lot of people I have engaged with)
WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD AND GUIDELINES TO ACCEPTING IT?
The Key word here is Sunshine. So which blogs spread a light on your life, in moments when it rains ,pours and it is windy and your umbrella turns into a crow and flies out of your hand?
Answer 11 questions from who nominate you and answer what you feel comfortable answering.
Nominate 11 Bloggers
Ask 11 Questions off your own
4THERACE Q&A TIME
1. What are the 5 best films of the decade thus far (so that’s 2010-2016)?
I’m going by what I have seen ( state the obvious why don’t I?!)
Absolutely Fabulous – the movie!
The Get down ( it is a series but I am hooked. My inner teen has a TINY crush on the wordsmith.
(through gritted teeth) I enjoyed watching ‘Suicide Squad’– in my defence, I think it was the soundtrack that swayed me 😀
The conjuring two. – creepy.
Lucy – what a find!
2.Favourite French Film? If you don’t have one, then favorite foreign language film?
It has to be ‘La vie en Rose’ I love Edith Piaf. Her music brings me to tears.
3. If you could only watch 5 films for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Bell Vue rendezvous
Alice in Wonderland ( 1950’s Disney version)
Water for Elephants
Natural Born Killers
4.What do you have to say about modern cinema?
I’m not really a film connoisseur. I do like my indie/independent films. I like going to the cinema. – Does that count? The cinema experience is fun – warm popcorn, surround sound.
5. Anime. Yes or No? Why?
I’ve watched a few bits and bobs when my husband watches them .I think they are unique, I guess I should give it a proper watch and then make a decision. If I did that I would be condoning my husbands taste in a genre – ha ha!
6. What is a television show that you would suggest to anyone?
Anyone? I was going to shout‘American Horror story’ but not everyone is into so-called horror. I’ve just finished watching season five of ‘Once upon a time’– it’s really opened my imagination and helped generate my writing.
7.What do you admire most about the WordPress blogosphere?
The people. The community- without it I don’t think I would still be Blogging.
8.What inspired you to write your blog?
WOW! erm… nobody in particular. I just set a goal and said I am going to write a Blog and I did it and that’s it. I have found inspirational bloggers on here that have kept me going. I love a challenge.
9.What would you like to see your blog evolve into (if you want it to evolve)?
I want to link more of my real life endeavors with my Blog -one would be my volunteering. I would like to be able to help people help themselves with certain programmes I have done and trained on. I am in two minds about sharing my vintage jewellery business on here. I may have a link on this Blog, in the future, to my online shop. I don’t want this Blog to be a marketing merchandise blog.
10. What is a blog here on WordPress that you would recommend to anyone and why?
I would have to say Jason from Harsh reality. He is successful. He has writing talent. He uses his blog as a platform to help promote new writers with their books. He is funny. He is not afraid to put his opinion out there.
11. What advice would you give to someone who doesn’t know what they want to do in the future?
Blog wise? mmm, I would say start with what is going on in your life. That is how I started my Blog. My blogs content evolves with what I do in my Life. I like that about my Blog. I like to see it evolving. I don’t like stagnation. I like movement. I like to dance and keep on the go.
THANK YOU FOR THIS NOMINATION.
Drum roll, please.
MY SUNSHINE BLOGGER NOMINEES ( some of the bloggers I would like to nominate are award free so they are obviously not on this list)
It might look like I am super popular but these awards have been stacking up in my word doc. file.
Soon, I don’t really know how much time I can dedicate to Blogging. Next week is when more fun and hard work begins, Again!
I swear (multiple times a day) that I will check in as much as possible.
I’ve decided to accept all awards I’ve been nominated for and to nominate and spread some Blogging love and recognition to those of you who, are sometimes, the only reason I haven’t signed myself into an old-fashioned, haunted asylum .
Shout outs to follow another day!
There are a lot of awesome new bloggers who have come into my visual periphery and I can’t wait to check out your Blogs – in depth.
Let’s get on with the show.
Look at this beauty!
Guidelines for accepting the award underneath
Thank the lovely person who nominated your blog and follow them. YES FOLLOW ME!
Display the award and add this set of rules to your post so that your nominees will know what to do
Nominate 15 other lovely blogs listing them in your post and notifying them via a link in one of their blog posts.
List 7 interesting facts about yourself to the post.
7 “INTERESTING” FACTS ABOUT ME
I should have been born in the 20/60/70’s -alas I was born in the 80’s. I don’t do this look.
YOU’VE REACHED AN ANONYMOUS VOICEMAIL NUMBER. I WILL GET BAC KTO YOU.
I am the most complicated person I know. I confuse myself daily, even in my dreams.
I am super excited to start myWRAP (well recovery action plan) facilitator training on 7/09/16 which is a self management intervention to deal with abuse and trauma ( that’s the short version)
I love to write until I am told to. I always think I don’t get the theory of writing and then surprise myself when I actually get good grades.
Music is my Religion. It is a common unifier
I sell vintage one off pieces accessories to fund my lifestyle. I need to create a page and need some tips.
I’m in withdrawals at the moment. I need more ink – on my body. So I have to wait until November – a birthday present from my husband.
NOMINEES– IF YOU DON’T ACCEPT AWARDS ,KNOW THAT I THINK YOU AND YOUR BLOG ARE LOVELY
About the award- “This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it.”
HERE IS THE AWARD WITH THE GUIDELINES TO ACCEPTING IT.
THANK YOU TO SWETA . YOU ARE ANOTHER SWEET SOUL IN OUR COMMUNITY. LOVE YOUR BLOG. YOU ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL -INSIDE AND OUT – CHECK SWETA OUT HERE
THANK YOUpaintdigi FOR NOMINATING ME FOR THE SAME AWARD. I THINK YOU ARE SO TALENTED – LOVE YOUR ART!
Which is better – to speak a lie that saves or a truth that kills?
I’m known for being rather blunt and too honest for my own good. I think I have offended people with my truths but I’d rather be real than be fake. I suppose there are different ways to speak the truth that doesn’t come across as obnoxious. Then there are Truths that can’t be dressed up. Tell it like it is….
2. Whose blog do you relate with and why?
WOW! There are so many. Lately, so many of you have been so supportive. The first name that comes to mind isETTA D’sblog – more because I’ve needed to hear motivating and inspirational posts. My 7 Nominees are the other Blogs I have related to of late.
3. They say money can buy happiness, how correct is the statement for you?
No. Not true inner Happiness but as the saying goes ‘ it’s easier to cry in a Mercedes Benz than on crutches with no car or money to get to THAT festival you want to go to.’ -It’s kind of like the saying, isn’t it? It smooths over the rough times but it’s more of a plaster than genuine happiness and contentment.
DOROTHY @ ETCETERA You have a wonderful Blog. So great, you now have a new friend. Can’t wait to read your future posts 🙂 T Y.
I can’t accept the award because I am going to be a true character and step out of my rebellious role (just this once) and follow the rules for once.
I can nominate.
I intend to keep this award to nominate any new Bloggers who happen to have under 1000 mates in the Blogosphere, when I do my Blog scouting and SHOUT OUTS and thank you’s – soon.
Watch this space.
for those who are not aware, the liebster award is given to bloggers who share great contents and have less than a thousand followers. it is one way to recognize and promote the efforts and works of new bloggers.
So it is that time to sing all your praises – new flowers and trees / plants – whatever you wish to be.
WELCOME TO THE WILLOWS.
This is what I do each week. SHOUT OUTS!
I give a shout out and share a post from your blog that hits me.
I like to express my gratitude and at the same time, give -all my other lovely friends in the Willows, new Blogs to check out.
I have decided to do what I did last week and accept an award and nominate not only ten people I already follow ( the first number that came to my mind) but also to nominate you for this award too. Simply because… I can..
Ha ha! No, I jest, I jest…..
The reason will become apparent now.
The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.
Thank you, Brooke. I have followed you since I started blogging and when I think of you I think pure white sand, balmy weather, a Mediterranean vibe, and cocktails 😀 – the cocktail bit is my added idea of what should get the thumbs up in Utopia.
I sometimes think that you must be telepathic because whenever I read your posts, it feels like you have tapped into my brain and drawn out something that I need to face and draw strength from.
The song that comes to mind when I think of you is this. I don’t know why but I just do.
The shout outs I do are to say thank you and to acknowledge I have actually taken the time to check out someone’s blog and give them a chance to connect with others and be seen. I don’t get any ££££££££’s or $$$$$$$$’s to promote Blogs. I just do it cos..
Sometimes words fail me. I am a writer, so when I come across a blogger who I connect with for reasons such as this, I like to use music to express the mood of the Blog, or how I feel about the blog and person behind the blog.
This might not seem completely original. I sense there is a lot of courage,confusion, chasing for answers, making sense of this world and all that has happened to this Blogger and what journey she is currently on…..
Here is the award to attach to your post -if you so wish accept it.
Give a brief story on how your blog started.
My Blog started because I have loads going on in my head and sometimes in the real world all those words, trip over one another, and the meaning gets lost. I don’t know if it is just my personality or mental health issues. It is all me. Writing has always been a way I can connect. I wanted to see if I am indeed my own worst critic. I truly am. Ha ha!
Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
Okay. Im going to mix this up a bit.
(Enter) PREACHY DAISY : HI
Okay here is what I have to say. I can’t believe how successful I feel I have been in the word press community.
Um…. er.. what do I say?
Every week or two, I do personalised shout outs to all the new friends who stick around the willows. I follow a variety of different blogs for many different reasons.
As my life gets busier and my virtual life gets more hectic too, I have realised that I can’t do everything and follow every blog who follows me.That is why I do the shout outs. I usually do end up connecting with many of you -some where down the line.
I’m not just the kind of blogger who goes ‘ A like for a like? like totally I’m up for that shit!’
I am kind of blunt and yeah….I think that is for me ( my opinon) fucking superficial.
but.. we all have different agenda’s and that is cool too. It doesn’t mean Bloggers who do that ARE superficial. It just feels that I am being superficial if I did that.
Variety is the spice of life ,right?
I’m here for many different reasons. I have built up strong connections with many bloggers on here. Some don’t follow me. I’m not elementary.
I don’t go –
“mmmh I followed you and you didn’t follow me! thats it you are unfollowed!”
Not my style really. Unless I hear a troll stampede then it’s
In September it will be one year since I started Blogging.
I don’t sugar coat my words.
I have noticed some bloggers follow then unfollow and then the next week follow again.
Please don’t take offence but from now on I don’t do second shout outs unless I want to
Just like we all do,I have a busy life too.
I do as much as I can. Blogging is not something I want to see as a chore. you know?
So, whoever I lose or don’t lose out of this post – all I can say is -in my experience- Quality has always served me better than quantity.
I like to interact with the people I follow and those who choose to join the willows..
I’m only human.
I love getting to know you all. I can’t spread myself too thin. I want a sandwich with a lot filling ha ha.
Okay this week/month/year . I am behind with accepting awards and tags and nominating other awesome bloggers.
so every person who is on this list is nominated for the blogger recognition award. I have decided to not only give you a shout out but share one post per blogger – that catches my heart / mind /soul.
So, that is it really. I’m not a heartless bitch. I swear. I’ve just got to the point where I need to regain some kind of balance in both worlds.
There was a bit of advice in there, no? ha ha!
So lets get back to the fun shit. Meet all these awesome bloggers who make me feel like this
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINDING ME – My Heart is bloody blooming
Select 15 ( I ‘m breaking the rules) other blogs you want to give the award to.
If you want to accept THE AWARD,the rules are at the end of the post. Have a fab week!
LYNNE’S RECIPE TRAILS Delicious Foods and Tasty Indulgences I know Lynne is an award free Blog but this is a Tag so it kind of different. Lynne is my 7th star because sometimes content is not the only thing to connect Bloggers. Communication, ,support and friendship is a good enough reason to stay connected.
NO BODY HAS TO DO THIS -OBVIOUSLY.. Just needed to do something ridiculous .
I’m way behind with where I want to be with Blogging this week.
I love you to pieces , Imani – Can’t wait to hook up at the weird park – not near Durham at all. ha ha.
It is isn’t – that is a fact.
If I tell you the location well…. we know what happens ,right?
You are scarily so much like me! DOUBLE TROUBLE.
I know I am behind accepting awards and name tags. I take them seriously because it is wonderful to be recognised and it is a lot of fun -nominating Blogs ,I think should be nominated for the award or tag.
I’ve been so busy. Not just with what I normally have going on but we are kind of re decorating the house – more chaos.
I’m a full time Mom ( school holidays in the U.K.) and student again.
I just want to SHOUT OUT to those who have taken the time to nominate me. I wil get on it A- sap.
I’ve reblogged this cos you make me sound fucking awesome! Ha ha!
No, there is more to it.
I want people on WP. to know you like I do. Imani used to have a Blog on WP called ‘I sing the body electric’ – please ask her why she changed blogs. It’s inspiring.
I fell in love with this song. She introduced me to this voice!
I can’t bloody find it! The version I want.
She is Lush.
My new borrowed word from Imani -herself.
Why are there only 24 hours in a day ?
Finally ,along ,with our home being upside down , I have spent a bit of time collaborating on something very cool with the inspiring, Jackie-or as I like to call her- the Beyonce of the WordPress community – over at https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com
Have patience. Please.
Thank you to all those that keep supporting me.
Tomorrow is another day.
I will make it up to you all by the end of the week. Pinkie promise.
Lots of love and good night.
One miracle blogger award + my thoughts about blog awards
I LOVE blog awards, who doesn’t like being nominated?! It’s an honour to be nominated! but I also don’t particularly like following contrived award rules set by other people as I&…
So a respect award is pretty fucking awesome right? I want to thank Michelle for nominating me for the one lovely award Blog. I recently just accepted this so I have decided I am going to give this award to some one else I think is awesome.
SIMPLY ETTA D. Your quotes have inspired me and helped push me to move forward.
Before I continue with accepting this really cool RESPECT award. I just want to let everyone who reads this that there is an epic party going on this weekend at Jaquies a cooking pot and twisted tails. place. If you don’t know her.
Where have you been?
Ha ha. She is another great inspiration and my Blog role model.
I also want to thank Linda G Hill. your Saturday soCS-stream of consciousness writing challenge. She always prompts me to get shit out of my head and onto the screen. You get me thinking out of my comfort zone which I love! ❤
Then there is the rest of you who I follow and who follow me. You make life that bit easier for me and I love all the different perspectives I read and the cool thoughts and ideas you have swirling round those brains of yours – The Word Press community are full of heart. We are empaths and should rule the world .
What are we going to do tonight ,WP posse ?
Okay so on with accepting my award from Paul.
THREE QUESTIONS TO ANSWER:
WHAT DOES RESPECT MEAN TO YOU ?
It means having faith and self love and self belief.
Respect is about using old school style manners – that will never go out of style for me
Respect is about boundaries and acknowledging others have boundaries and not to cross them and know when not too.
It means listening and it requires effort and commitment and compromise
WHO DO I RESPECT THE MOST?
I respect people who are honest with me. Who take me for who I am. I respect people who are true to themselves and are not afraid to stand alone when the shit hits the fan. I respect people who refuse to give up – the people who rise and fall and rise and fall and rise again. I have a lot of respect for my Mother and my Nan. Two ladies who fought to keep me alive. I would probably be dead today if it were not for their persistence that I could find a way to be happy in this world.
WHAT DO I RESPECT THE MOST ABOUT MYSELF?
Woah I guess…. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I don’t hide my issues. I fucking embrace them. I am not really great at giving up. I like myself . I have a lot of love to give to people. I don’t take bullshit but I can’t hold a grudge. I try but I can’t -especially if it is some one who I feel or once felt a connection with. I hate conflict.
ONLY THREE NOMINEES?
These are solely based on recent discussions I have had with these Bloggers.