Sunshine Blogger Award – 3: Return of the Bride of the Son of the Sunshine Blogger award.


Lisa from All About Life has nominated me for yet another one of these 🙂

Lisa is a great writer and has become a good friend since joining the WP family fairly recently – please go and say hello! Lisa describes me as a ‘ray of sunshine’! Anybody who thinks they know me in real life would find this very amusing – “What? Him? But he looks a right miserable bugger!?”

Thank the blogger who nominated you.  Thank you Lisa.
Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post. – See above
Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to. – Sorry – nominating people messes with my head too much!.
Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own. OK

Lisa’s questions and my responses

  1. What’s the thing that you like most about yourself?

My sense of humour.

2. Do you have any little oddities?

I AM a little oddity! And proud of it! Ummm, I have an extreme dislike of eating with spoons if that counts?

3. A million dollars or a 1000 hours of bliss? Which would you prefer?

The bliss, thank you.

That said, thinking about it: A million dollars equates to 1000 dollars per hour. You can buy a lot of bliss for 1000 dollars and still have change.

4. Which animal do you most identify with?

Snakes? Perennially misunderstood underdogs that are quiet, usually solitary, and like the warm!

5. Do you believe in fate or think we create our own destinies?

In the last year I have come to believe in fate.

(For the record – I get really cross with ‘life coach’ types who claim that your life is under your control. No it bloody isn’t. I could rant about this for pages but I am not going to as I don’t need high blood pressure)

6. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of (feel free to add link)

Probably this one – which still gets views now.

7. It’s your last day on Earth – what will you do?

Depends who I’m with 😉

And do we get a supply of energy drinks?

8. What’s your favourite quote and why?

This varies a lot with my mood. When the phone rings or someone arrives at my office door I generally rely on Dorothy Parker:

” What Fresh Hell is this?”

I am not brave enough to use another of her responses: “Tell him I’m too f*cking busy – or vice versa”.

9. If you had to give up one forever would it be reading or writing?

Writing. Easy! I rarely enjoy writing.

10. What’s your happiest memory?

Nothing springs to mind that I’m sharing here! Please ask again after the 1000 hours of bliss.

11. Who are you?

Don’t ask me. I wonder this myself.



My nominees:

Anyone that wants to answer the following – please feel free!

My Questions:

it took me AGES to think up questions for the previous one so I am directing you to those!




  1. I knew you wouldn’t disappoint Darren, these answers are bloody fantastic! The 1000 hours answer and the energy drink comment had me laughing out loud 😂 thanks for your kind words as well, you are a love 😊 xx

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  2. My son also hates soups and don’t like eating with a spoon. I did a test a few years ago. I served him small portions of different soups in espresso cups. Then, I asked him to taste them. I also gave him a meal he loves: but he had to eat it with a spoon. Result? He emptied his plate, but was unable to drink the soups. My conclusion: It’s not so much eating with a spoon that he does not like, but the soups. I wonder if it’s not the same for you? Excellent answers! Humour is definitely one of your many assets.

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    1. You may well be right Dominique. I just ate my breakfast cereal with a spoon. Certainly I have never enjoyed soup on the occasions I have been persuaded to try it.
      I also cannot be bothered with liquid food. Most people have milk on their breakfast cereal but I eat mine dry – there is another oddity for you😄

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            1. Wasn’t sure if you were joking or not. I’ve seen what happens to fries in your city – poutine. But then Scotland invented the deep-fried chocolate bar. Just in case it didn’t already have enough calories. Xoxo

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              1. You Brits can elevate any dish with horseradish. We like our fries to get saucy! No worries. I won’t have you taste the poutine while you are in Montreal… Unless you want to. But I know you don’t like anything in sauce, especially with cheese. But you will have to try the vegetarian sushi my dear… With chopsticks. 💗

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