Monday, 25 March 2013

Bring me sunshine!


Can anyone else hear Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise singing their song now?

 
The recipients of the Sunshine Award are “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.” The way the award works is this: thank the person who gave you the award, and link back to them. Then answer questions about yourself. Finally, select up to 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post, and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award. And don't forget the Sunshine Award badge
 
A big thank you to Nancy LaRonda Johnson at Writer's Mark for passing this cheery award onto me recently.
 
What inspired you to start blogging?
I wanted somewhere to share my writing journey. Also I had read so much about 'building a platform' that I thought I ought to jump on board. It has been one of the best decisions. I have made so many great bloggy friends and learnt more than I could have imagined about the publishing process. I can't believe I've been blogging for about a year now.
 
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
When creating my blog The Word is.. just slipped into my mind! I thought I might change it when I got going but I actually quite liked it so stuck with it.
 
What is your favorite blog that you like to read?
Gosh how can I chose just one!  I like different blogs for a variety of reasons. I like the fact I can click on a blog and feel right at home and as if chatting to an old friend.
 
Tell about your dream job.
I'm sure it will come as no surprise to say a full time writer. Just to earn enough to donate my time and energy to something I love doing whilst being able to help support my family! I would like to give back by continuing to do some work in schools with the hope of inspiring young writers.
 
Is your glass half full or half empty?
Mostly half full. I try to be a positive and optimistic person.
 
If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go?
There are lots of places I would love to visit. Rome and Venice are on the list. Hubby and I would like to do a cruise taking in these and a few other mediterrean destinations. I have also always wanted to see Niagra Falls. But spending a relaxing week with my family somewhere sunny is also top of the list!
 
What food can you absolutely not eat?
Marmite - yuck!
 
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Milk.
 
Do you watch TV – if so, what are some of your favorite shows?
I like Coronation Street! If you are not in the UK it is a soap opera. I like programmes that give me a laugh.Sometimes I'll watch a bit of reality stuff too. I'm not someone who watches tv all the time.
 

I happily pass this award onto the following blogs. All these ladies 'bring me sunshine' when they drop by so thank you!

 Tyrean at Tyrean's Writing Spot

Julie Luek at A Thought Grows

Annalisa Crawford at Wake up, Eat, Sleep, Write

Jaybird at the Writer's Nest

Viklit at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author






 
 
 


33 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne - love Eric and Ernie .. they're such fun to watch, even though it's dated .. it's just entertainment.

    Well done on that year - and it's wonderful how we meet people and develop those relationships ..

    We could do with some sunshine here! I'm sure you'll get your cruise and Mediterranean visits in - lovely places to see ..

    I love marmite! Sorry!!

    Cheers and dreams do come true .. I love the Unicorn header - so I hope you'll make a plan with the family art .... Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. Think we could all do with the sunshine it is so cold again here I could hop on a cruise ship right now! My daughter is working on a few new graphics for me so watch this space!

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  2. Congrats on the award and yeah being a full time writer would be the best, no crap 9 to 5.

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  3. Yay for Venice, my favorite city in the world! Congrats on the award.

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  4. Congrats on the award and, yeah, I don't think Marmite is something I'd like either.

    In fact, I had to look it up...never heard of it, before :)

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  5. Pat - We can dream! Maybe one day.

    Ilima - Is it? Wow I hope I get to go one of these days too :)

    Mark - Oh right yeah, it probably is one of those British things! They say you either love it or hate it!

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  6. Congratulations! I couldn't chose just one favorite blog either.

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  7. I don't think I've ever tried marmite. I'll keep that off my list of things to try with your recommendation! Thank you for the sweet nomination. I always get so tickled when I'm nominated for things. And you're absolutely correct, choose favorite blogs? Eeegads--I couldn't do that either.

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    1. Alex - It's way too hard!

      Julie - Your welcome, Julie :)

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  8. Hi Suzanne!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to be back. :) And I've never even heard of marmite but just the name makes it sound pretty weird. haha

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    1. It's definitely one of those love or hate foods!

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  9. Thanks for passing the award on to me, Suzanne. I've already had this one, so I will just graciously accept, if that's okay.

    I completely agree with the Marmite answer! And I couldn't choose one blogger either - there are so many fantastic ones!

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    1. Hi Annalisa, that's perfectly fine :)

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  10. Thank you so much for the nomination that is very kind! I am with you on the marmite front!

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  11. Congrats on the award. I'm also not much of a marmite fan. Although I enjoy eating it on toast with melted cheese. Weird, but hey, it makes me special. :-P

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    1. Vik - You are welcome!

      Karen - Thank you :)

      Misha - Well it's good to be different :)

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  12. Congrats on the award! And thank you for gifting it on to me. YAY!

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  13. You're definitely a sunny presence in the blogosphere! Congrats. Teaching in schools is a great thing to do.

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  14. congrats--and yay, milk chocolate for me too :)

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  15. Congrats on your Blog Bling! I'm a Dark Chocolate fan myself. :)

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    1. Jaybird - You are welcome :)

      Nick - Aww thanks, Nick.

      Lynn - Milk is tops for me!

      DL - Dark choc is supposed to be better for us I understand, more iron in it.

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  16. Great answers Suzanne and congrats on the award. I love the Morecome and Wise songs, so yes I can hear them singing.

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  17. Very cool, glad you have put your writer's journey up on the net to share:)

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    1. Madeleine - Thanks, I find something comforting about watching Morecombe and Wise clips.

      Mark - It's nice to know people are interested in little old me and my stories! Thank you :)

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  18. Congrats on your award! As my son would say, "It's the baby sun!"

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  19. Congrats on your award! ANd great to learn more about you! I don't even know what marmite is.... off to google it....

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    1. Christine - it reminds me of the 'Teletubby sun!'

      PK -It is definitely something you either love or hate! Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  20. Fun to learn more about you! I too thought of the Teletubby :D lol

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  21. A big congratulations on your Sunshine Award and yes, I can't get that song out of my head now, so thanks, ha ah ha. Oh, Venice is beautiful so make sure you get round to going there. And oh how I hate marmite, yuk, it brings me back to the old days..

    Enjoy your award and keep up the good work :)

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  22. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful comments and congratulations on winning the Sunshine Award. Having a positive attitude is so important, in all our endeavors. Wishing you continued success. I'll be back to your site to read more of your blogs. If you'd like to find out more about me, I invite you to visit: www.dhdunne.blogspot.com.

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  23. Just stopped by to say hello, Suzanne. The flower pictures are lovely. I do think colorful descriptions are important to readers so they have a good description of the setting you're presenting.
    Please give my regards to your daughter as well.

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    1. Thanks so much Deanie. Her assignment has been going well.

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