Sunshine on a Rainy Day


I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Award by Cheryl at Creative Muse 365 and by Sabrina at Creativity or Crazy ๐Ÿ™‚
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By Mandy Eve Barnett for the Inspiring Blogger Award ๐Ÿ™‚
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And by Sabrina again at Creativity or Crazy for the One Lovely Blog Award ๐Ÿ™‚
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And by Whitney at A Serendipitous Happenstance for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you thank you thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

I know you’re probably all getting bored to death with my award posts, and it’s becoming increasingly more and more difficult to find people to nominate who i haven’t already given one to.

Sooooo, what to do? *thinks*

Ok, breaking the rules, as ever lol, I’m just going to nominate and then you can pick the award you want, is that ok? ๐Ÿ™‚

Please do check out these lovely bloggers who nominated me though, you won’t be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚

My nominees are…..

Sue Healy
Virginia at Poetaofficium
Michael at My Glass House
Paula Acton
Sara Flower
Jenny Keller Ford
Rebecca T Dickinson
Sydney Aaliyah
Joanne Phillips
Madalyn Morgan

Have fun people!

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Two More Awards


Sorry, 2 posts today…… I dont like doing it, but sometimes, needs must en all that lol

My sincere apologies for not dealing with these awards sooner, but what with the A-Z Challenge, I’ve been up to my eyeballs lol

Sooooo, thank you thank you thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Virginia over at poetaofficium nominated me for the Creative Chaos Award ๐Ÿ™‚ For this one, you have to answer a set of questions:

NAME 3 STRANGE THINGS YOU DO:
I only have one e mail address.
I have to have 4 sugars in my first cup of tea of the day.
I often sleep wearing gloves ๐Ÿ˜‰

YOU MUST TELL WHY YOU LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL AND ASK, โ€˜WHAT? NO COFFEE?โ€™
Ok, I don’t really understand the question lol. I’m a Pepsi addict, but I do like a Costa Latte. Other than that I have 1 Nescafรฉ Cappuccino a day. I’m a tea girl at all other times ๐Ÿ™‚

YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN IN A DESOLATE PLACE. NO PHONE SERVICE, NO NEARBY SHOPS AND THE NEAREST TOWN IS 150 MILES AWAY. YOU ONLY HAVE A CHOCOLATE BAR FOR FOOD. WHAT DO YOU DO?
Ha ha ha…..ok, well if it’s dark, I’d stay put, lock the doors and try to sleep, have the chocolate bar for breakfast. If I was daylight, I’d take the chocolate bar and start walking ๐Ÿ˜‰

I nominate the following brilliant blogs for the Creative Chaos Award:

Chris @ The Kelworth Files
Daniel @ wordsfromwindows
Rebecca @ rebeccaatdickinson
Kathryn @ 4am Writer
Janet @ Postcard Fiction

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And Brigitte at brigittebanter nominated me for The Sunshine Award

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I’m going to have to bend the rules a bit here, so will only pass these awards on to 5 other bloggers for each one, and I’ll give you 3 facts about me ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a member of a gym.

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This is my favourite pen.

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I once had my hair dyed red and black stripes (about 5 years ago) lol.

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I nominate the following brilliant blogs for The Sunshine Award:

Joanne @ joannegphillips
Elliott @ Brainsplats
Stuart @ Tale Spinning
Bridget @ bridgetstraub
Kirsten @ Write A Book With Me

Please do check out these excellent blogs, go on, you know you want to ๐Ÿ˜‰

I still can’t understand why my blog award pics come out squiggly lol

Sunshine


I’ve been awarded the Sunshine Award by C. B. Wentworth so thank you so much honey ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s lovely to be nominated for these awards, such an honour ๐Ÿ™‚

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My only problem is that for some reason my pictures come out scrambled *stamps foot and pouts* and I don’t know why ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway, I’m not going to go down the traditional route with this, what I will do is write about sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚

Wednesdays prompt was “write the horizon at dusk” and as i sat here, trying to come up with some sort of story it sparked a memory…..soooo, as it also involves sunshine, i’ll copy here what i wrote ๐Ÿ™‚

As a child i spent all my summers at my grandparents caravan on the Kent coast. My cousins and I would spend our days running through grass, searching for crabs on the beach when the tide went out and enjoying the sunshine.

We’d make secret hide outs in the bushes, play hide and seek among the sand dunes and have glorious adventures accompanied by the British weather. (Ha ha ha…for those of you in the UK you’ll know exactly what i mean about British summers…..rain! lol)

But the part of the day that i loved the most was dusk. The sun dying on the horizon, the seagulls making their way home (where do seagulls go at night?) and the children being called in by their parents.

We would go in to steaming hot mugs of tea and biscuits, for dunking ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Sometimes, we’d sit on the steps outside, clutching our mugs, watching the sun dissappear. The dampness the evening always seemed to bring would start clinging to our clothes. Then my grandmother would tell us to come in and the door would be shut. If you left the door open it was as though dusk would creep into the caravan and slip into your bed. No one wanted a damp sleeping bag.

Sometimes i’d sit at the front, at the large window and watch the final glimpses of daylight in the distance. I remember wondering what would happen if the sun didnt rise the next morning. But it always did, and then, we would beย running through the grass again. The early morning dew seeping through our flipflops, the grass tickling out toes, as we made our way back to the beach.

Nothing ever changed in the night, but weย wished so hard that it would. The night always seemed so magical, as if anything could happen while we were tucked up asleep.

Happy days ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m afraid i havent got a photo of the caravan, but i have got a photo of the beach.

Yesterdays prompt about eating it raw turned into a strange story. It started with a wife moaning at her husband for eating raw cake mix and turned into an argument about her brother who had just been released from prison LMAO ๐Ÿ˜‰ Todays prompt is in the back seat so im sure i can come up with something for that ๐Ÿ™‚