T Y – You too are Epic and Awesome!

WAHEY!

Thank you to the Epic Deborah from NEVER BACKWARD  for this.

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If my memory serves me correctly I think it is Paul from www.palfitness -to train or not to train  that came up with this award.  I think I was nominated by Paul when I first started out Blogging and I was getting to know my way on the WordPress arena.

A double

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Okay so I have a few -well- five Questions to answer

Q&A starts now.

What made you choose WP as your blogging platform?  

It is free. It didn’t seem complicated as the others and it was recommend to me from Google searches.  Ha ha! I sound like such a cheap skate. 

2. Introduce yourself and tell us about your blog.

Hi I’m Daisy. I live in the willows. It’s a breezy place to be. I don’t know what to say. Think of a theme or topic and I probably cover most of it.

I’m not a fashion /style and make up Blog

. I’m not cooking and recipe Blog.

I am not a one trick pony Blog.

 One trick pony Blogs can be very talented in what they do so that is no insult.

Please don’t take it as such. I’m not a Blog about  life is all about roses and purple unicorn farts. There are thorns in life  and unicorn farts may smell obnoxious and not what you expect it to smell like.

I am random.

I don’t have set days where I Blog one thing.

I am random

. I enjoy challenges and connecting.

I just type and hit publish and hope for the best. I am not here to sell anything. My advice for what it is worth is free. I have opinions.  I am a Blogger  who wears my heart on my sleeve. ❤

Are you a once in a while blogger or a daily one?

I try to Blog when I am inspired. Luckily it is usually daily but I need to take some R&R time out once in a while.

Do you wish to publish and if so, what type of book?

Who wouldn’t mind publishing a book? I have had a Topsy Turvy life and some doolally experiences. An A/B might be a good idea. I love writing stage plays for  Theatre. I would probably want to write soemthing with a bit of darkness and humour in it.

 What is your favourite thing to do besides write?

Live. 

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SHOUT OUT AND NOMINATIONS 

My nominees ( I had to delete the explicit porno Blog ) are  also the new Flower/Followers in the Willows.  I think you are all Epic and Awesome for taking a chance on my Blog:

  1. Write it in the Sky

  2. Shitijsharma-A writer is only as good as the story telller

  3. Stephellaneous- This is your brain on Stephanie

  4. PERKMEUPNWA’S BLOG-HAPPINESS IS STARTING EACH DAY WITH A FABULOUS COFFEE

  5. SwittersB’s and Exploring

  6. lifeexperiementblog-

  7. The Beauty of Word- Mastering social media, writing, and editing

  8. Deidra Alexander’s Blog I have people to kill, lives to ruin, plagues to bring, and worlds to destroy. I am not the Angel of Death. I’m a fiction writer.

  9. Justmemusings -Words are as lovely as you make them!

  10. MysticalWriter- be the change you Wish! this world to be -GHANDI

  11. THE MINDFUL BITCH FINDING PRESENCE BETWEEN MOMENTS OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND SELF-DESTRUCTIO

  12. XWAXZY

  13. HOOK UP CULTURE-

  14. Frank Samuels- In the Light of Stars

  15. stellize

  16. Above 11 Hours Time to Run and Dreaming!

  17. The Shimmer within Her

  18. My Perception Towards Life-” Travelling- the woord says it all”

  19. TOPHER GEN

  20. Gameplan Happily Ever After Coz if you do not believe in Happily Ever Afters you are ruining your chances to have it !

    MiracleWings- Brave the Darkness

  21. UNIQUE LOVE HARMONEY

  22. URB @ NAHAUS Decoration, DIY and inspirations for our life …

  23. YOU UNFOLDED- Cover my Eyes so my Heart can See

  24. Stories of a Dreamer

  25. Dayo Dental

Thank-You

 THE RULES IF YOU WISH TO PLAY 😀

As far as I am aware the usual rules apply

  • Thank your nominator (if you want to) and link their Blog on your post.

  • Answer the questions you feel cool answering.

  • Come up with new questions or use the existing ones for your nominees

  • Let your nominees know. You can pick the number of nominees.

  • carry on being EPIC and AWESOME!

 

If you want to answer my Questions here they are:

  1. If You Had To Choose To Live Without One Of Your Five Senses, Which One Would You Give Up?

  2. What is Your Blog about? 

  3. If You Could Live Forever, How Would You Spend Eternity?

  4. Why do you Blog -how did you get started? 

  5. How would you define being Epic/ Awesome? 

 

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Real neat!

Since I started a widget gallery for my Blog awards and affinities -the awards don’t stop coming in.

I always try to the find the origins of an award but struggle.

Here is my award

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To the renowned  Art by Rob Goldstein- There is no common truth

If you are not aware of Rob in the WordPress community. Go quickly and check this intellectual out.

First and foremost that is the word that comes to the the fore front of my mind when I think of Rob’s Blog.

He is also a gifted artist.

He also happens to have

Dissociative Identity Disorder      # mentalhealth awarenessmonth # endstigma

Rob summing himself up

“I am passionate about right of full access to health care for people with mental illnesses.”

“By full access I mean access to all treatment modes regardless of the prevailing myth of resource scarcity.”

“This is the first theme to emerge from the blog, so for now, this is what my blog is about.”

“More themes will emerge over time”

Robert Goldstein

His Blog covers so many topics.

The last topic I want to point out that he writes about is his candid and un ashamed willingness to let his other ‘alternates’ occasionally Blog. or he will tell us about these others who live within him .

If this doesn’t fascinate you then I don’t know  why possibly follow me, in all honesty. I am fascinated with the human mind.

ROBERT GOLDSTEIN and a few of – My Alternates-

To name a few.

Thanks again.

So on with the award –

Q&A TIME

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

I live in the U.K. and interestingly the U.S.A.  is where I get most of my visits. 

  1. What is your favourite sport?

Dancing 

  1. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2016?

Everyday is special to me. I am alive and I am in love and I am loved and healthy. 

  1. What is your favorite quote?

“Always look or the silver lining….”

  1. What was your favorite class when still at school?

History and English  and Biology 

  1. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

To draw/paint . oh and not give a fuck! 

  1. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

    Piano, flute,triangle ,drums and guitar 

    Yes. I put the triangle. I love a good thrash with a tambourine . ha ha

I’m going to be a bit of a sheep and keep these questions rolling  because I find them insightful and not too time consuming.

 

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOG AWARD RULES CAN BE READ HERE

SCENTS I NOMINATE

Anna- Life as a Bipolar Artist

Eddaz-

Inkyfire

Charlie Zero

Isolated Girl

Kim- Ramblings of K

 

 

shout out to new Flowers :)

“today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday and all is well” -DALE CARNEGIE -(writer  1888-1955)

Today I’m going to combine an awesome quote I have recently heard and I want to  give shout out  to all the new flowers I have met  since last week Thursday.  Thanks for  hanging out in my neck of the woods 🙂

I’ve chosen  the above  quote because there is no better time than NOW to focus on and do what you want to do.  Today I wanted to take time to pause and reflect. I want to share my gratitude in the only way I know how – to write .

This is the second group shout out I  have done.

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There is now a shout out section on my blog. I will add the individual shout outs I have done when I have more time ( 24 hours in a day and all that)  So I will put whatever post I had in mind to write today, in the back of my head,  to say

Hello Flowers 🙂

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Welcome!

Anyone reading this –  Please check these blogs out. You can click on each link and it will open the blog in another tab 🙂

I have tried to link to the Blogs – to the ‘about the the author’ page where possible. I’ve also included the tag line where possible.

 I will spend later on today catching up with my friends old and new. If I still have a bit of energy left in me I will try and blog too .

Don’t forget about #FollowGreatFootsteps – scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out all about it 🙂

Sweet5225’s Blog- my thoughts about Depression,Suicide and Living

SERENASINCLAIR- Lifelong learner

To Wonder at Beauty- Celebrating the magic of an ordinary day

…. Nithael and KYRA … Blog of Marcellus and Laura

The Idiosyncracy of Life- It’s not the size of your pen, it’s how big you write your name

Women: Each one a survivor -ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT

cleveridiotblog -There’s a part of me I can’t get back, a little girl grew up too fast.

RAVISHINGRIA- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, EVERY LITTLE PIECE , LOVE . ❤

The Daddy Blitz-Blogging about family, Religion and Politics

Fiction is Food

THERE SHE GOES- PLACES I’VE BEEN, SIGHTS I’VE SEEN AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN

@SHASHASELFLOVE -Staying Positive

A.C. Stark- Holding the Planet to Reason not Ransom

Follow life basically

Suzannebowditch- Writer of historical fiction, blogger, mum, pet lover 🙂

teleportingweena ~wandering through life in my time machine…you never know where it will stop next~

BrewNSpew- Useless and Useful Chatter

IN MY OWN WORDS- MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES

THE COMPASS “The essential is invisible to the eyes” (can be translated in to English or any other language)

A COLLECTED FEMINIST RANT

EDDAZ-Relationships, love, Lifestyle

WHOLE HEART BLISS -Seeking bliss for my whole heart through mental health, nutrition, and yoga.

Infinite Living- Where the essence of life experiences rhymes into poems, or flows in prose!

Its PH -The daily reads and writes

Literature Rhythms- Because literature is like music, it has a rhythm of it’s own

Life As A Bipolar Artist- A place for venting, explaining, and maybe learning something.

mahimasingh97-beauty tips and fashion, social issues, poems and inspiring thoughts

Psychology for Society- M.A. Mental Health Clinician

KINETIPS- HEALTH/WELLNESS WEBSITE

Wikie Pedia- A Blog where you can find Every Information

Travel Much? Never cease to explore and tell! -ENGLISH POSTS SECTION

Purple Cabbages -Divulging my love and hate relationship with Technology and Social networking

CONFESSIONS- Bringing to Light that which is Hidden

BECCADOESLIFETHINGS -JUST A NORMAL GIRL SHARING THINGS SHE LOVES DOING IN HER DAY TO DAY LIFE

 

“I’m always looking for great quotes so if you have one that is unusual or unique -let me know in the comment sections. I will make sure I post your quote/ folk tale/proverb/ in #FollowGreatFootsteps category and I will send a a direct link to your page 🙂

*OPTIONAL* -add a short or long comment about why you love a particular quote a simple word or to on what it means to you.

Why do it?
Who doesn’t love a good quote?

Bringing inspiring quotes into our conscious minds gives us the chance to try and adopt that quality we love in an inspirational person”

Love Daisy  ❤ ❤ ❤ 

#FollowGreatFootsteps

 

 

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Letter M reveals a true cool story

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I’m on the letter  M . I think I skipped  couple of letters.

Today is super light hearted. I have a story about monkeys and my once upon a time ago- relationship with them.

I grew up in Africa. Monkeys were like naughty pets and  thieves.

One morning. I’m chilling watching cartoon network. I still remember what I as watching – Johnny Bravo .

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 I had the sliding door open and I hear some movement behind the sofa. I turn around and there is an entire family of monkeys on the dining room table trying to steal our fruit out of our fruit bowl!

 

I screamed for my Ma. She came down and shooed them away with a broom stick.  Speaking of broomsticks I also have stories about snakes but let’s take it easy.

One story at a time .  Calm down Daisy...

My most frustrating story with monkeys goes like this

It is no secret I was a drug addict from the age of 12/13 years old.

It get’s hot in Africa and in those days keeping every window and door open was normal.

I went to have a bath or some thing and when I came back into my bedroom ready  to smoke a spliff.

No ganga.

No ready made spliff.

I DON’T NEED TO DRAW THIS OUT

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The freaking monkeys came into my bedroom and stole all of  my weed and my pre made joint. I looked out the window watching them run away.

To add further insult they didn’t even smoke the shit -they just sniffed it ,handled it and threw it on the ground.

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My Ma thought this was hilarious. She didn’t like me taking drugs.

Bit of a no brainer..

I did not see the funny side that day.

I do have a lot of heavier stuff I want to say about monkeys being used in research experiments but I haven’t got the time today  to give it my full attention and awareness it deserves

So this is my blogging A-Z challenge for today.

Hope you enjoyed it.

Sadly the place I was born, is now an metropolis of hotels and business developments that have driven the monkeys from their natural habitat.

But that is another topic  for another time

Wish me luck.

My final facilitating support groups training day with Healthy minds.  It has been challenging and a huge commitment but it has been totally worth it.

 

 

A very happy 365 days unbirthday to me

“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”  George Harrison

WHY I HAVE CHOSEN THIS QUOTE

To be my natural 1oo% transparent self. I do promise too much. I demand too much of myself. I get bummed out if I don’t do everything I set out in my head to achieve for the day.    . #FollowGreatFootsteps

Sound familiar?

Take yesterday as a fine example,

I’m up at 5 a.m. going through my emails , comments, start finding inspiration for the blog/s I want to write for the day. My hubby makes me a coffee every morning. I think he has a similar condition to people who have been kidknapped by weirdos annd develop  Stockholm syndrome, except  in our house it is called

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He is a bit of a super star when it comes to little small gestures. My Bella Bee and and other non human child usually come bounding  into my bed at about 6-7 am.

Cuddle time and I have to listen to the diatribe of events that occurred in my daughters dream. Along with say the 5 or 6 other things that come out of her mouth which can seem like such a perfect and nonsensical thing at the same time.

She is the, Martin Luther King , of her generation

“Mamma?” 

“Yes, dear…”

” I have a dream……..”

I usually then do any challenges or whatever blogs I need to.  I then get ready for a good blog  catch up.

I’ve realised that saying yes to everything means I’m fucking knackered when I get home. I love volunteering. I had a blast at the training yesterday. It was intense( 10- 4 pm. )

We did a lot of practising how to facilitate in a support group group. I never realised how hard it is to hold the space, let the group lead and support each other, speak as little as possible , make sure the support group sticks to boundaries and their ground rules, time keeping and choosing what to disclose about myself.

We did a lot of ‘what you would do if? ‘ scenarios- where we were timed 30 seconds  to come up with an answer.

My head was blagged and  ready to implode by 3: 30 pm.

On the way home. Thoughts of going to put the heating on  and put my feet up, eat and chill enter my mind. It’s cloudy, raining and cold….. I’m going home to chill…

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erm, we are talking about me -Daisy.

I have a massive gym session to do.

There is no time to pause.

I’m at it like a boss.

Throwing my punches and my best  kick boxing moves  to the imaginary prick/opponent I am  uppper ‘hooking’and jabbing and crushing with my  awesome knee jump -like a ninjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

I wish it were this easy

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These imaginary opponents   can take  on a human form or an animated form of

oh let me think now….

TALKING SCALES!

So hard core session is complete.

Steam is eking out of my pores.

I have a moment of panic that I might be one of those rare individuals you read about,in some obscure magazine,, who just spontaneously combust into flames.

I can see the headline:

‘Girl works out – with epic awesomeness and bursts into flames and then she arises from the ashes like a phoenix bird because she is awesome like that’

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I decide that I’m being overly dramatic and then smell myself and think a quiet bath with a  face mask and a hair mask will be the Dogs bollocks- the best way to treat myself.

Erm……………………… I have a four year old who wants me to play princess Jasmine, Elsa, Raja and whoever else she can think of -all at the same time . Remember

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… AND THAT IS WHY I AM SENDING MY LITTLE BELLA BEE TO AN ASYLUM BEFORE SHE DRIVE ME CRAZY TOO.  

Ooh and don’t forget she wants to help clean me.

Aaaaah how sweet.

More like, please piss off and give me time to myself. 😀 .

The last of the  bath  water remnants  swill down the plug hole and I look down at my hands –

shiiiiiiiiiiiiit , my nails are in a state .

I’m also thinking the blue colour totally out- rocks the orange I have on them.

 I then have to simultaneously dry hair an nails at the same time.

To say  I’m slightly talented is well a bit modest 😉 Ha ha!

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WHAT CAN I SAY 😉

Ooooh. Tummy starts growling.

MUST.

GET.

FOOD. – THE MISSION BECOMES DAISY GET FOOD NOW OR I WILL TURN ON YOU AND EAT YOUR BODY ORGANS.

I’ve got way too much living and things to do for that to happen.

Get sat down in bed and I think of all the promises I made to catch up with y’all.

Before I can get any kind of decision made in my head.

It’s story time and it is not my turn to read 😦 very sad face- because Bella Bee’s reading can take  what seems a very long time.

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I then get all sparked  up with my laptop fired up, I’m  under the duvets ready to enter the blogospheare. Cue – Epic music.

 

 

I must say these clean sheets are mighty comfy – only 7 pm .If I just close my eyes for a sec….

“Daisy wake up ,take your meds and brush your teeth it is half ten ” 

Yes my other half does say this to me.

My mind is scrambled. I have a bloody bloggging z-z challenge to do and I have to read over 200 posts of the people I follow.

No I am not going to cheat myself and just like them.

I am going to read every. single. one. Comment on every single one.

Two a.m. and I finally can hit the pillow almost guilt free:

I didn’t do my blog challenge

or my gratitude surprise challenge for my readers and peer followers

useless, take yourself out with the trash incompetent being.  

My thoughts are retired drill instructors. they paid a membership to lease out my mind and now that won’t fuck off  -pardon my sewerage mouth talk.

It is now 5:50 am and I am going to edit and polish off this post and hit the publish button -blast it into the blogoshphere.

Today I can imagine the set up being  similar.

I will not give up.

 

Can I just say coffee is a truly my best friend. None of the crap shit.

I mean proper coffee made from some little village in Columbia with it’s fair trade stamp on.

So, I’m a greedy  Bee with an itch ( bitch) . I want big slices of the cake. Hell, I want all the cake.

Sharing is something my four year old daughter has to do. This does  not  apply to me. I am an adult.

Okay, luckily my days are not always so full on – my mental health is important and it should be  for everyone.

This is not a long term solution to living for me. I have committed myself to various projects and (coughs) a wedding and all that. Nothing major….

Look just take care of yourselves, please. We all live busy lives and have our shit to deal with but be kind to yourself. 🙂

Happy mid week!

Want to  be a part #FollowGreatFootsteps?  You can do it! I will review your blog:) -check out the link above. It”s easy peasy.

 

 

#FollowGreatFootsteps with Curious Queendom

Sharon Yvonne blog author of CURIOUS QUEENDOM  has an awesome quote on  FEAR and is indeed following those who  #F0llowGreatFootsteps

Sharon describes herself as insecure. Something I think we can all relate to at some point in our lives. She started blogging because it is her dream career and also to find herself.

What you see is what you get. She’s going to take you on a journey with her to be her own super hero.

Who wants a super hero when you can be one?

Exactly!

She has a fighting spirit and a wicked sense of humour. It may be wise to bring a spare pair of shoes when you visit. You will only found out why when you visit her BLOG

If you are serious about  blogging and want to make a career out of it. This is your go to lady- FIRST THREE THINGS WHEN STARTING A NEW BUSINESS

She get’s all the cool  awards.

She has a mixed spice of topics. There is something for everyone.

Self help

Motivation

Monday meme

Lessons learned

Notable blogs (she is a giver)

Her own personal goals 

life 

and everything that comes with it.

 

I nominate 5 awesome blogs for the Monday music and words award

It is not Monday but I have been nominated for  the coolest award .

MONDAYS MUSIC AND WORDS AWARD #MUSIC /MMW

The lovely Art by Robert Goldstein  has nominated me – thank you – love your blog ..

I think you know this already considering all the likes to your posts 😀

Here are zeeeeeeeeeeee rules

Here are the rules:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you

  2. Answer these questions with words AND music

  3. Pass the award to 5 bloggers who inspire you with posts about music

  4. Tag your post with #MWA, for Music&Words Award so that we can all find you down the line.

  5. Quote these 5 steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the icon on your sidebar as well.

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?

Music means emotions, memories, soul stirring,connection

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MUSIC RELATED MEMORY?

Oh shit man this is easy,I was in my Ma’s car and I put in a cassette ( this wind up spool things for those born after the 90’s) George Michael- ‘I got to have faith ah faith ah faith aaaaaahh!   YUP still loving it

WHAT’S THE FIRST ALBUM YO HAVE PURCHASED YOURSELF?

Waynes world from the movie – Oh mickey you’re so fine…….   Forgot Ugly Kid Joe was on the album –  aaaaaaaaaaaah memories

WHAT’S THE LATEST MUSIC YOU’VE PURCHASED? (NO ONLINE STREAMING OR FREE DOWNLOADS, I’M TALKING ABOUT CASH HERE!)

I’m a free loader   but I am in love with old school jazz …

Love Billie Holliday

Ray Charles.   his voice!

I’m getting married on the 22/06 these are our three chosen songs:

  1. Jose Gonzalez – Heart beats

  2. AL Jarreau -Your  song

 

 

PERSONAL CATEGORY: GUILTY PLEASURES

mmmmmmmmmmh why should I feel guilty for listening to music I love?

I don’t know Michael Bolton …. I went through a stage of loving his shit.  I like a bit of drum and bass and rap – and random finds.

A bit of Snoop – I’m a feminist so this is why it is a guilty pleasure 😀

A bit of the dub

RANDOM FIND

We played this at my aunts funeral

Fucking love a bit of Janis Joplin

If I connect to the vibe I’m so in there. Don’t give a shit what people think 😀

I could go on and on so I will stop here

Oh one more . I had to choose this one ha ha. DOH! Got to see them live in Manchester in 214 -it was more epic than anything ever epically experienced  ever  – one off the bucket list

 

My nominees are -drum roll

You do not have to accept this award but you have to admit it’s one of the best.

CHARLIE ZERO- THE POET

BROOKE @ THE UTOPIA UNIVERSE

ANNA – AT CONFESSIONS, OF ANNA SECRET POET

JODIE @POETRY JO’S WORLD

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