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National Blog Post Month

Umm, it’s official. I’ve taken a wee step for me and have decided to have a go at the Blog a day for the month challenge.

I’m already doing that, almost, but it’s been a struggle lately as there have been a few additional developments and I’m juggling everything. You know the old story of the juggler who was dared to add “just one more ball” until he dropped everything.

Well, if I drop it, and I’m sure I won’t, then I know I can at least say I had a go. Next year  – who knows, perhaps a novel may beckon.  But for now, this is enough for one sore head.

Susan xx

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I’m pleased and surprised to have been nominated for the Liebster award.  ( I cheated and copied this information from the person who nominated me, the beautiful and talented Jumping_Jenny_444 so I knew what I needed to do…. and it’s a lot!

Info About the “Liebster Award”

The Liebster Award, or “the favorite blog award”, is an internet-based award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. In Germany, the word “liebster” has the same meaning as “favorite, beloved, or dearest.” This award is primarily given to blogs that have less than 200 followers. That way, it helps the blogger with being more known to the world as well as giving the blogger the opportunity to learn about more amazing bloggers.

If you are nominated for the “Liebster Award”…then what??

Fear not, my friends! If you are nominated for the Liebster Award, these are the following steps you need to take in order to graciously accept your award…

1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer ten questions given to you, by the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.

4. Create ten questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Notify your nominees.

And lastly, you may copy and paste the award (which is at the top of this post) on your blog!

The questions asked of me….

1.      What inspired you to create your blog?

     There was too much inside me wanting to get out, so I created this to tell anyone who was interested what I’d learned along life’s highway. The funny, the sad and the simply odd.

2.      What was your favorite Christmas present and why?

      Snow on Christmas day, because it creates a magic you simply can’t believe if you haven’t seen it.

3.      If you were stranded on an island, what three things could you not live without?

      Sunscreen, a big double hammock, (no one said I had to be alone) and plenty of matches for fires.

4.      What is your favorite book?

      No  not just one!- That’s not possible, The Wheel of Time (all of them), Davinci Code,  Dragonlance, Pride and Prejudice, Ask and it shall be Given, Using your brain for a change, LOTR, Harry Potter……

5.      If you could change your name, what would it be?

      Nope, I’ve been there and done that, Jamieson it is.

6.      What color socks are you wearing?

       None, but if I were they’d be purple.

7.      What is your usual breakfast in the morning?

       Tea and toast and a hand full of pills.

8.      If you could have any talent (that you don’t have already), what would it be?

      ESP or telekinesis, or perhaps pyrokinesis or perhaps all the paranormal abilities. .

9.      What is your life motto (e.g. “Hakuna Matata!” )?

       “This world and the next”.

10.  What is a future goal which you would like to achieve?

      Tracing my family ancestry back around the world, on a world holiday with my husband.

The ten bloggers I would like to nominate…. and once again I cheated since I could not find people with less than 200 followers – except myself. (can I nominate myself???)




4. Random Blurting

5. A window of wisdom

6.Heart Whispers

7.The Ancient Librarian

8.Long View Hill

9.Simono 1968

10.A Spiritual Journey

They have all been chosen for either inspiring me, uplifting me, entertaining me, educating me, or opening my eyes to a world I never knew existed.

If anyone prefers not to participate in the awards I would be grateful if you could pass it on – perhaps you know someone you would like to thank or encourage.

My 10 questions to you….

1. How did you chose your blog name and ‘character’?  (subject matter)

2. Do you feel it’s important to write for yourself or your ‘audience’?

3. When do you do your best writing?

4. If there was one country you could go to for inspiration where would it be?

5. Of all the people who inspire you, who had affected your work the most?

6. If there was only one person you could save, who would that be? (end of days scenario)

7. If you were told you couldn’t write any longer what would you do?

8. Really, honestly, truly, does it matter if no-one liked your work?

9. What do you do to really chill out and relax?

10. Are you relieved this is the last question?


Once again, many thanks to Jenny, it is truly appreciated and thanks to all those I’ve nominated.

PS. I tried to check to see if anyone didn’t accept awards so if I have included you…I hope you understand.

Ciao, Susan x

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Thank you very much Sarah, ( http://starrystez.com/2013/02/05/inspiring-blogger-award/ ) for the Inspiring Blogger Award

I feel truly honoured and totally surprised by this award.  I had begun to wonder at times how many people were seeing my blog – just one of those funny things  when you’re writing in the middle of the night like the proverbial owl 🙂

Guidelines for accepting this award:

1. Create a post and reveal 7 things about yourself.

2. Post the blog award on your site, indicate who nominated you.

3. Present the award to up to 15 bloggers that inspire you and include links to their blogs in your post.

Seven Things about myself. Believe it or not this is really difficult.

1. I’m a very private person, in person, and writing helps me to express myslef more easily.

2. I really love writing, it allows me to explore parts of myself I don’t look at very often.

3. I am really painfully shy. I’ve worked really hard to overcome this and hope I might be able to say I have when I’m up on the big stage! (OK I know its similar to 1. )

4. One of my ambitions is to be a speaker on the big stage.

5. I was the P&C President, Chairperson of the School Council and Head of the Budget Committee all in the same year where I lost my nerves over Public Speaking.

6. I am going to have my own farm (with my husband) which will be our private retreat and sanctuary.

7. I have two children who know nothing about my clandesine writing life.

The  blogs I have found inspirational and a font of knowledge or excitement I nominate are:

P.J. Hodge, Freaky Folk Tales

Ben Furrows, Travelling Thane Furrows

Daniella, Lantern Post


All the wonderful authors at Thrive on News

Kathleen’s Writings

There are so many more I love to read and these people have been wonderful sources of inspiraton for me.  Many thanks to you all for your generosity and time.


Susan x


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