The Subvertist

*featured image photo credit-Francesca Woodman, Untitled, 1978 

It’s not every day one receives  recognition,

So thanks, Ramjet ye olde poetic punk for this solid admonition.

I love your writing style and sudden denouement friends,

If god should save anyone it should be those who seek to live for alternative ends.

I nominate those who welcomed me into their fold

2nd star to the Left, straight on ’til morning
Brave and Reckless
Howl Davies
Fallen Alone
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Malicia’s Malebolge
Max Meunier- Dissociative Void
Mick’s Neon Fog
Private Bad Thoughts
Samantha Lucero
The Dirty Limerick
The Hero’s Inferno
The Lithium Chronicles
The Writings of Jasper Kerkau

Idle this journey is not- when we realize true énouement of breaking free from the mold.

Acceptance and humbled – I did not foresee this weeds place in the garden of life.

September 2015 – I turned  my face to the sun and bloomed, a unique individual, with  valid petals  to share with  society;

my heart need not bleed by stabbing it with a knife.

Opened up myself for all to see – vulnerable and strong -I took a risk and said this is who I am.

That leap found me on the other side, looking back -in relief,

I realized that nobody need accept me – I already had found within me – my most loyal fan.

Don’t hesitate, hit publish and know that you can.

God send the haters and their thoughts into a file befittingly named spam.

Inspiration can come from the experiences and people who we must never worry ourselves with that they never gave a damn.

Be an outsider, don’t conform to the norm if it doesn’t balance out with your body, mind, and soul.

You won’t stand alone for long.

Flip the anarchic bird and keep strong.

 Self-belief gravitates towards others who have a similar goal.

THIS IS MY ACCEPTANCE IMAGE   FOR THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD.

My favourite  painting of Wassily Kadinsky. I first discovered his work in 2005.

That is beautiful which is produced by the inner need, which springs from the soul.

Wassily Kandinsky

 

 

 

 

Sunshine will follow the Rain

Life is keeping me super busy. I spent all day grading vintage jewellery  yesterday.

– Yay!

La Familia is starting a business.  We are part Russian. We stick together forever. Till death do us part -aaaaargh! 😀

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 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.

Why?

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.’

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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 .

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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 ?

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4therace- MY MIND PROJECTED ONTO THE SCREEN  – want to know information on film, society, and Television. Check this Blog out.

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.

 

  1. 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

 

Pulp Fiction

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.

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SO HAPPY!

 

Drum roll, please.

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 MY SUNSHINE BLOGGER NOMINEES ( some of the bloggers I would like to nominate are award free so they are obviously not on this list)

  1. SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

  2. BROOKE@ THEUNTOPIAUNIVERSE

  3. 1000 SHADES OF WOMEN

  4. ROB @ART BY ROB GOLDSTEIN

  5. MAHA @FUNHOUSE VISION

  6. ROSIE@ HOOKUP CULTURE

  7. MELISSA @ THE MINDFUL BITCH

  8. POETURJA

  9. HERB@ H.W BRYCE -WRITER AND POET- Books, Blogs and Butterflies

  10. Tetiana Aleksina aka Unbolt @ UNBOLT ME

  11. MANDY@ MANDY’S THOUGHTS

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     (take your time- no pressure -you can save the  award for a rainy day if you wish to )

  1. If You Could Get Away With A Crime, Would You? If Yes, What Would It Be?

  2. In What Ways Do You Hold Yourself Back?

  3. How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

  4. If You Could Travel Anywhere In The World, Where Would It Be?

  5. What Book Has Influenced You Most?

  6. What’s Your Greatest Achievement And How Has It Shaped You?

  7. If You Could Speak Another Language, Which Would It Be And Why?

  8. . Who’s Your Personal Hero/ Blogger  (optional and why?) ?

  9. What Are Your Three Favorite Albums/songs? Why?

  10. If You Could Bring One Fictional Character To Life, Who Would It Be And Why?

  11. Which 1900’S Era Would You Travel Back To? Why?

Catch up with you soon!

DAISY XOXO

You deserve this.

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!

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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.

 

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BEING AWESOME!

 

Let’s get on with the show.

Look at this beauty!

 

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THANK YOU TO MY WONDERFUL , BOMBASTIC BLOGGER MATE,EDDAZ

 – CHECK HER OUT HERE

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

  1. 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.

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    YOU’VE REACHED AN ANONYMOUS VOICEMAIL NUMBER. I WILL GET BAC KTO YOU.
  2. I am the most complicated person I know. I confuse myself daily, even in my dreams.

  3. I am super excited to start my WRAP (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)

  4. 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.

  5. Music is my Religion. It is a common unifier

  6. I sell vintage one off pieces accessories to fund my lifestyle.  I need to create a page and need some tips.

  7. 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

  1. SERENITY ( THREE SOUL BLOGGING SISTERS) -I love your individual blogs already.

  2. BG @ Getting Through Anxiety

  3. CARLA

  4. RAE

  5. ARIEL @ WRITING RADIATION   -I’m playing by the rules and now follow you. 🙂

  6. FIONN@ LIONAROUNDWRITING

  7. 1000 Shades Of Women

  8. MAHA @ fun house vision.

  9. KIMBERLY STARR

  10. unostentatioustruth

  11. ROSIE @ HOOK UP CULTURE

  12. JUANSEN @LONELY BLUE BOY

  13. DR MEG 🙂

  14. PRABHATKS @INKY FIRE

  15. ANNA

 

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. 

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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 YOU paintdigi   FOR NOMINATING ME FOR THE SAME AWARD. I THINK YOU ARE SO TALENTED – LOVE YOUR ART!

MY ANSWERS TO SWETA’S  AWESOME THREE QUESTIONS: 

  1. 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 is ETTA D’s blog – 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.

MY ANSWERS TO PAINTDIGI’S  SUPERB QUESTIONS:

1. What changes your blog, in your life?

  • Everything that I experience in my real life changes my Blog.

  • Other Blogs and different perspectives.

  • My Mood

  • My confidence

  • New interests

  • My Work

  • My Education

  • My daughter

  • My Familia

  • Politics/views/beliefs/emotions

  • People that piss me off 😀

2. What topics do you look for in other people’s blogs?

  • Colour

  • Word flow

  • Energy

  • Art

  • Music

  • Words – Ha ha!

  • Mood

  • Values

  • Beliefs

  • Sex

  • Humour

  • Other  😀

3. What are the 3 cities you want to visit someday?

  • New Orleans

  • Rome

  • St Petersburg

SEVEN NOMINEES ( remember why you have been chosen) 

  1. Beauty Beyond Bones

  2. SHARON

  3. DEB

  4. It’sgoodtobecrazysometimes

  5. TIKEETHA

  6. JASON

  7. BROOKE

MY QUESTIONS TO THOSE WHO WISH TO ACCEPT THE AWARD ARE:

  1. If you had to choose to give up one of your five senses, which one would it be and why?

  2. How do you want to be remembered?

  3. What would be your perfect day? 

THE NEXT AWARD COMES FROM TWO INCREDIBLE BLOGGERS – DIFFERENT BLOGS – TO CLARIFY.

INKY FIRE INKY FIRE  – Love your poetry. You sense of spirit. Thank you.

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.

THE AWARD

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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.

Watch it.

Watch it.

 

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.

INKY FIRE

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS ME. MENTIONS ME IN THEIR BLOGS. NOMINATES ME. 

I AM SHOUTING THIS.

I NEVER IMAGINED THE RESPONSE I WOULD RECEIVE FROM DOING SOMETHING THAT SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME- ONE YEAR AGO. 

PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME HAVE ALWAYS TOLD ME TO WRITE AND BELIEVE IN WHAT I HAVE TO WRITE IS WORTHY OF READING AND CREDIBLE. 

I DON’T THINK I WOULD BE DOING MY MASTERS DEGREE IN CREATIVE WRITING IN OCTOBER IF I HADN’T STARTED THIS BLOG. 

SPEECH OVER!

BE AWESOME! 

BE EPIC!

YOU ROCK!

YOU ALL AMAZE ME IN SOME WAY.  Every day. 

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People are strange

I have to admit something. Jim helped me realize it.

‘People are strange’

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It has taken me so long to realize it. I have been following you.

There I said it.

( cliched tumbleweeds)

People should be fucking terrified but in this world,when someone follows you these days – they are not a creepy stalker but an admirer.

True from a distance but still a fucking stalker- take the violins, roses, and the  Spanish guitar player away. What have you got?

 

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DOESN’T MATTER HOW WE DRESS THIS SHIT UP!

 

 

We have become a nation of stalkers.

We are cool with every soul or blogger or social media entity knowing intimate details of our lives.

How am I supposed to explain the whole ‘DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS’  thing to my daughter?

I do it every day.

Of course, you are all my friends. I wouldn’t keep you in a cage if we weren’t friends.  😀

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Shit just got complicated.

On a different note.

I got a tag.

Oh yeah –

If you were born with a super power tag .

It’s fun, not serious, silly

. Just the right jiggle jaggle to fit in with my mind state.

My girl – ( ghetto lingo never gets old) 😉 E.  – obviously she is flapping fantastic.

We have connected . We stalk one another – un ashamedly and we don’t need to see one another’s private bits to know – we are real.

Touch me!

 

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MAYBE NOT………..

 

 

 

Don’t be a stranger – be a stalker – go and follow my superheroine,mate – EDDAZ. She can heal the world.

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Tag guidelines

  • Name the the creator of this tag . FarahEdz @ The Girl With Coffee

  • Use the Tag image  above

  • Thank your superhero  Nominator -( me) or in my case @ EDDAZ -Love & Relationships, Lifestyle, Poetry 

  •  which or what  super power would  you would want and why.

  • Please  note that you are not under any obligation to participate. I think it’s fun.

  • . The chances of this super power manifesting in your life decreases if you do not accept ( Daisy -me – added that bit) 

IF I HAD A SUPER POWER:

I would love to be able to make people laugh -whenever I wanted them too-  especially when they are Sad or Angry .

TAG YOU ARE IT:

  1. 1000 Shades of Women

  2. LOTTIE

  3. LUKE ATKINS

  4. JASON

  5. MANDY

  6. LISA

  7. DAN

  8. SHARON

  9. ROB

Oh, I am booked in for my next tattoos for my Birthday. Something pretty.

A daisy chain around my wrist or something else -with my own spin on it.

Have a great weekend all. Catch up soon. 

Gah! Judged by my handwriting. #ridiculous

It is actually the Ridiculous  ahem.. handwriting  tag.

Don’t know whether to be offended or…..

 What are you trying to say , Armani Imani ?  😀

I totally accept all things silly and not so SERIOUS- in my life. Laughter is for free.

I’m having my fill to go.

This is what happened. I get nominated by Imani @twentyonegramblog.

5 things you should know about Imani

  1. She may be the poshest bin lady I have ever met!  😉

  2. She  sends me songs of her singing and makes me feel like gravity has nothing on me.

  3. She  is an actual human blogger. I have contact with. 

  4. She is beautiful and she hardly doesnt knows it.

  5. Her  heart could be bottled up with the label ‘generous and loving’

  6. She has attitude, personality, brains, wit, a normal life, a beautiful family.

  7. We are blogger bestie soul mates.

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GUIDELINES:

2. Write your blog url

3. Write: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
4. What are you writing with?
5. Draw your favorite emoticon
6. Write a silly message
7. Write who you want to tag…..HERE IT IS

cakeordeathsite What would you choose?     – Such a brilliant mind and when I want to explore someones mind – take it as a compliment. Have a feeling you don’t accept awards but whatever right??

 LOTTIE  @ run.rabbit.run.THE BLOG BEHIND MY CHILD ABUSE PTSD MEMOIR< WRITTEN BY A BRAVE SURVIVOR-to help other sexually, physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually & ritually abused survivors xx      – Hard to read but does not mean this should not be read. Life is what it is. DON’T IGNORE DIFFICULT PROBLEMS IN OUR SOCIETY.

BROOKE @theutopiauniverse Hello, And welcome to my blog,my aim is to offer help,advice and teach ,great things into your life everyday ! theutopiauniverse@gmail.com    Another wonderful soul who I support fully and she does the same for me. Muchos love

SIMPLY MARQUESSA Life is just a story. And I’ve got a pen.     Thank fuck you do. Drop it like it is hot, indeed!

Sweta Ojha A Personified Narrative : Defying Reality. Sketching Imageries.  – Souls sometimes connect and in this case I am honoured xxx  No hablo Espanol,  Hablo con mi corazón ❤

EDDAZRelationships, Love, Lifestyle, Poetry   When I think of E. I think of natures version of Ecstasy. That is how I feel when I read anything on her Blog.

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 .

HAVE AN EPIC SUNDAY

DAISY XOXOXO

Thank you for making me smile.

“You would think that getting  married  to a fine man in three weeks time , a beautiful funny ,smart 4 year old daughter, a loving family and a lady with a lot going for her, could never be labelled or be entitled to feeling Depressed or stressed or Anxious-  This is not how Mental Health issues work. I try and over come my own illness symptoms by using healthy coping mechanisms. If you are going to give advice -don’t tell a person to shake themselves off. If you want to help -be productive and be smart and help with advising on healthy ways to cope” DAISY

I’ve tried pretty much all my coping skills to get me out of this slump. I won’t give up. I exercised my way out of a panic attack yesterday. Yes, I am meds but it takes time to kick in. I am not great with being patient.

I look at my daughter for strength, I try distraction techniques- these work for a time but the weight of these feelings come back and so every day  I put on my armour. Chant my mantra’s and enter the arena -ready for  another battle.

Each day- I don’t give in , I know that I am on my way to winning. I’m disciplining my mind. I am not giving up on  Hope.

 

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My first quote for the three day quote challenge nominated by

The darkest fairytale-Rhymes that still exist from the reality of dark fairytales never told…. – I love her quote on her about page. I’m using it as my second.

“Poems can’t judge you for healing wrong but a therapist could.”

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My final quote:

“If you always look downwards you will always see a pavement of despair. If you lift your head up and always look around you and to the sky you will always have many directions to lead a life of every imaginable feeling that is indeed the skies limit “ DAISY

Today I am accepting all the Amaze-balls awards I have received of late.

I am doing everything in my power to shift this tug in my heart and this stake of sorrow that hits the spot and lands on point like the most graceful, macabre  Ballerina in all of Mine  kingdom.

Nominees  ( chosen for how they command emotion and the written word- I love their style of writing)

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THANK YOU FOR THE CHALLENGE.  The person who  inspired me to write my own quotes is  Jaqueline at a cooking pot and twistedtales Thoughts and Tales Etc..A Lifestyle Blog with a Zing» 

 

THANK YOU B.G. from GETTING THROUGH ANXIETY -A step by step process using practice   for :

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Ouch, bee sting! What book did you find disappointing?

I was highly disappointed in ‘The Beautiful and Damned’
A Classic Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I hated every single character and it made me re think my obsession with wanting to live  the ‘Roaring twenties’ era . 

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It’s finally warm outside! What book made you want to read more than ever before?

So, I don’t really do reading outside. I get too distracted by the nature. I really enjoyed George Orwells ‘1984’ and I was hooked on the Y.A. novels ‘ The originals’ 

 

Shh! I’m getting a tan! What book did you find relaxing?

I don’t tend to read ‘relaxing books’  erm.. I suppose the last book I read that didn’t require too much thought was’ The Paris Wife’
Novel by Paula McLain. I found  and loved the depth to the characters and the reference to all the revolutionary readers and artistes that scrambled to Paris after World War one to make some sense of this new  world-post war. A surprisingly great read. 

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Beach party! What book did you just find fun to read?

Again another classic. ‘ To kill a mockingbird’ by Harper  Lee- the language  used is just like taking a trip to another time. There are heavy themes addressed in the book but I love that the book is taken mostly from a child’s point of view. I loved that I was able to smile even in a book that addresses such heavy themes such a racism.

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 Cannonball!! What book did you find surprising?

‘ I Am Pilgrim’
Novel by Terry Hayes – This book was written for my inner detective. So cleverly put together. So many twists and turns. I could NEVER have predicted the ending. A terrifying book because it could so easily happen in the world we live in. 

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Mowing the lawn. What book did you find tedious?

I think that Sylvia Plath’s Bell Jar’ does not live up to the hype. She is a fabulous poet and writer but the ‘Bell Jar’ left me  cold. I know it is probably one book I should relate most too – dealing with themes such as Mental illness but the hype around the book didn’t leave me with all I expected. Yes, I guess people surmise she was writing about her own Mental health issues and I find that to be the only interesting part of the book. It may be autobiographical.   It is not an awful book -just not epic -in my humble opinion.

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So many beautiful flowers! What’s the most recent book you’re happy you picked to buy?

So far ,the one I am reading. ‘The Storm sister’ by Lucinda Riley. So far it has me hooked not to the point I can’t put it down but their is mystery, romance and  a look into the mind of a protagonist with a character  so unlike myself. 

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THE MINDFUL BITCH -FINDING PRESENCE BETWEEN MOMENTS OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND SELF-DESTRUCTION

The Beauty of Words- Mastering social media, writing, and editing

SIMPLY ETTA D. -Inspiration for the Heart, Soul and Mind

toofullltowrite- I’ve started so I will finish

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

Laura- Hundred and Counting Every day is a writing day

 

THANK YOU TO Morgan- SIMPLY ETTA D. -Inspiration for the Heart, Mind and Soul

 

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This is one of the reasons I love Etta’s Blog.

“I’ve learned from my mistakes, but I have no regrets. I use to regret my past wishing that I could go back and change it. But realised that it’s our past that has brought us to the point we are now in our lives; and changing anything in the past, changes everything in our present. With all it’s up and downs I wouldn’t wish give up anything that I have now. My faith gives me strength, my family keeps me grounded, my appetite for adventure keeps me going, and my heart makes me the woman that I am!”

ETTA D. (pen name)

SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. Daisy Willows unfortunately is not my real name. I wish it were.  It is my pseudonym .  

  2. I am not sure whether to tell you my real name or not. 

  3. I am complicated. 

  4. I wing it and tend to make it. 

  5. I wear my heart on my sleeve

  6. I have always been a rule breaker.

  7. I’m in love.

MY FIVE NOMINATED LOVELIES

EDDAZRelationships, Love, Lifestyle

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

The Daddy Blitz- Blogging about Family, Religion and Politics

spiritualjourney17 INSPIRATIONAL, MOTIVATIONAL AND A JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY

LINDA G. HILLLife in progress

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Finally a re- nomination froI SING THE BODY ELECTRIC-Refusing to let my past define my future- An abuse survivor specialising in female balls and badassery!

B.E.’s Blog captured in Music. She is a rule breaker. I think I have found my cosmic twin. We must never get together and discuss.. we may just start a revolution. Ha! Ha!

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11 FACTS ABOUT DAISY (ME)

  1. I have a BA (hons) in the Arts and humanities – majored in ‘Advanced creative writing’ and ‘Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds’

  2. I have lived in three continents – Africa- Europe and Americas

  3. I volunteer with Mental health charities.

  4. I have a foundation degree in Acting performance

  5. My cousin made me audition for the X  factor because she didn’t want to do it alone. I can’t sing at all.

  6. I think I am an introvert but I come to life in groups.

  7. People say I am witty and funny. 

  8. I love to dance

  9. my wedding is in three weeks time

  10. Music stirs my soul

  11. my real name is Natasha Sonia Bodley

I’m going to answer questions I would love others to ask me.  If you want to answer B.E.’s- The Body is Electric Blog questions instead click HERE 

  1. If You Could Live In A Book, TV Show Or Movie, What Would It Be?

I would love to live in the ‘Originals’ series . The Michealson family  are the epitome of cool of all the supernatural creatures. 

2. Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?

Still married to the same dude, one or two more kids, a play wright and working in the community creatively with people with mental Health issues and getting paid to do it. 

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

I would research every illness  to find a cure and I would also find the answer and fight for climate change. I would also get to watch my daughter and other kids and my grand children live. I would also visit all the libraries around the world and travel and eat good food.

4.In What Ways Do You Hold Yourself Back?

I am way too hard on myself. I think people think the worst of me.

5.What Was Your Dream Job Growing Up?

I wanted to to a criminal Psychologist and a Criminal lawyer.

6.If You Could Change One Law, What Would It Be?

I don’t do drugs any more but I still  would legalise all drugs. Crime would fall , the black market would not be as powerful and un controllable as it is and people would get the correct treatment. Less wars too and less lives lost.

7.What’s Your Greatest Achievement And How Has It Shaped You?

Everyday I push myself, is my Greatest achievement. Every day I make it to the end of the day and have done something I consider important and a goal achieved is my Greatest achievement. Each challenge I put in my way, shapes my character and gives me the courage to push myself in other ways. It  gives me inner confidence.

8.If You Could Master One Skill You Don’t Have Right Now, What Would It Be?

I wish I hadn’t stopped learning how to play the piano. I love the piano and I love the violin too. I would love to be an Orchestra conductor . I feel music and it looks like a pretty cool position to be. 

9. How Would Your Best Friends Describe You?

Honest, empathetic,strong willed, loving, witty and a pain in the ass. 

10.What Is “Home” To You?

Home is where I can see and smell the ocean. 

11. What Motivates You To Succeed?

Knowledge is power. 

NOMINEES OF BLOGGERS I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT. 

CyberneticBlonde- Be kind to yourself 🌻

Life As A Bipolar Artist A place for venting, explaining, and maybe learning something. (Sorry Anna -double award nominations)

THE PERPETUAL CAMPERS CALLING IT HOME -Stacy

Fiction is Food- G. Jeffries

Insights From A Bipolar Bear

INKYFIRE INK OF LOVE IN FIRE – DESIGN IS MY DESIRE

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BABS! @Autumn Ambles Pursuing my Wandering Ways With Words….Thoughts and Reflections!

Pride in Madness

LYNNE’S RECIPE TRAILS Delicious Foods and Tasty Indulgences

 

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Community, connecting and consistency

AWARD CATCH UP !

Not heard of this one before

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I love cats but there are no questions about cats!  So I am rebelling and changing  the questions. You can answer the original ones I was asked or my own or make up your own!

 First of all,

Thank-You

THE PERPETUAL CAMPERS -CALLING IT HOME   

I’ve recently started following Stacy and thought –

not much of a camper am I….

But,

I found out that This PCP (perpetual camping wife) and her family have chosen to do something so epic and live in a camper van.

Why?

Why the hell not?

Adventure is the great appeal for me. Stacy is having a ball and she blogs from her camper van. She loves to have fun and seems to take life at a breezy temperature. It is  refreshing .

Okay, so Q&A time…

1.Who was the first Blog / Blogger you heard of / read and did they inspire you to start?

Erm…………… the one that springs to mind is…. nobody . Ha ha! I don’t know. Blogging was just a way I could write and that is why I started. Don’t misinterpret this as that I am not inspired by blogs. I am. I just wanted to write and Blogging seemed like a good way to get into disciplining myself to do it. Can I digress?  why is Blogging not in spell check ? 

2.Do you see Blogging as a future career or just a side hobby?

I knew I wanted to blog but I didn’t know how it was going to happen, or if I would be able to understand how to make one.

 So I  become a part of an eco friendly and anti animal cruelty MLM business’ (that turned out to be a rip off ) but I found myself not being able to sell the products because I became obsessed with trying to create awareness about climate change , animal abuse and all related issues.

 I ended up turning as much of my  home and lifestyle  into being  as Eco- friendly and anti animal cruelty as possible. I  bought anything I could from  my own business .My  ahem….”Sales pitches”  were in fact writing snippets about my views on the actual issues and not the products.

So I don’t know. If some random person comes along one day and wants to pay me for doing something I love to do, well… it’s a no brainer, really.  Blogging is a massive part of my life because it is my creative outlet. I love being creative and I want to do more creative things and live a more creative life and if I can make a living from this – I’ll  lift my skirt a bit higher . ha ha!  

3.What is your all time favourite Album and Why?, How does it make you feel to listen to it?

This is not a fair question..

..okay I finally went to see the band ‘Nine Inch Nails’ in 2014. I would have to say their first album grabs me by the button holes is ‘Pretty hate machine’ 1989. One of my favourite songs off the album ( johnny cash did a cover version of it) is ‘Something I can never have’ . It fit with the chaos and self loathing I bathed in at that time in my life. Here is the video for anyone interested . It’s morbid. But it was me. It was like that song was written for me.  I was like – HOW DID YOU KNOW WHAT I WAS FEELING,TRENT? (singer)

 

Okay, so to balance out the supposedly unlucky Friday the 13 th day,here are the (from my point of view)  the 7 lucky nominees… 😀

These Questions are inspired by Stacy –The Perpetual campers

  1. What Is “Home” To You?

  2. What Are Your Three Favorite Albums? Why? 😀   More fair.

  3. What was Freddie mercury’s favourite animal and why do you think it was?  

Nominees

Serena @ serenasinclair.

stephieann8-@ When I thought I was fat

Tikeetha @ A Thomas Point of View –

Trina @itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

Sharon @ Curious Queendom

Jodie @ Poetry-Jo’s world

Laura @ Hundred and Counting