30 Day writing challenge … Day 25

25. Think of any word. Search for it on Google Images. Write something that inspired you by the 11th image

I decided to search Google for the word “sunshine”.

Sunshine Writing challenge

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear, how much I loved you…Why’d you take my sunshine away.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

So far I am starting off feeling 2020, actually pretty alright. Despite all the terrible things,lol

The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.
  2. Answer 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your blog post.Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her. (Check)

I was nominated by the lovely “The Wee Writing Lassie” (head over and check her out!) I would really honestly like to thank her, because she has come up with some amazing questions! Questions that did make me happy =D I am completely honoured that she nominated myself.

My Questions

  1. Who is your favorite author? I don’t know which list would be shorter for me. Every year I end up reading a book from a couple of new authors. I am one of those people who when you see “recommended” I put it on my tbr list. Interestingly, haven’t found a author I haven’t really liked yet.
  2. If you could rule one of these five fictional/mythical lands: the Galaxy of Star Wars, King Arthur’s Britain, Westeros, Middle-Earth or Discworld – which one would it be and why? Oh gosh, that is a really good list. My top two would be King Arthurs’ Britain or Middle-Earth. I think, by process of elimination though, I would want to rule in Middle Earth. Because isn’t Middle Earth, just a better (haha) version of King Arthur’s world?
  3. If you had the powers of a god, what would you do with them? The first thing I would do is come to Earth and give those “Christian Conservatives” a piece of my mind! Stop using our friends name is vain, when they’re not even Christ-like to begin with!
  4. Which famous historical figure would you have round to dinner? Oh, this like the first couple of questions!lol. There are so many choices! I think though I would have to have W. Shakespeare, I found out something recently, that has made me think that he wasn’t just a great writer. I found out that at a time where most people were writing about the Jewish people, kind of like Hitler would. Shakespeare was writing about the Jewish people and how OTHERS were treating them. How they had no problem asking for money from the Jewish people, but would call them “dog” and spit on them in the streets.
  5. You’ve been abducted by aliens, and they demand that you take them to your leader – who do you take them to? Well, if they are nice aliens I am taking them to Adern and Obama. If they are more the “probing” type, Johnson, Trump, Putin and Morrison.
  6. If there was a film made of your life story, which famous actor would you want to play you? Living or Dead? Living, I would want it to be Drew Barrymore. Some may say that I look more like Natalie Portman, and I wish that I looked more like Liv Tyler. However I feel that Drew Barrymore is more “me”. Well she’s more me now, than when she was younger. If someone could come back to life, it’d have to be Audrey Hepburn.
  7. If you were trapped in a historical time (presumably your time machine has malfunctioned) what period would you be most likely to survive in? I don’t think I could honestly survive any other time that now. I’m too “weird” for the other times and I don’t want to be any other way.
  8. What is your favorite kind of weather and why? I love Spring type weather, it’s not overly hot like Summer. It does have a warmer wind, unlike Winter. You can wear a dress and a skirt, if you want. You can put it with a cute jacket though.
  9. Chocolate or Caramel? Why not both?lol…I think I am more caramel than chocolate, but at the same time. Sometimes caramel can be really rich and sickly.
  10. If you could turn into any mythical creature, which one would it be? As my Gran calls me “as rare as the Unicorn, is the maiden of fair spirit”. A Pegasus Unicorn creature. As much as I would love to be a Dragon, they are huge and they tend to only need to eat meat.
  11. Who are you most grateful to in your life? I am grateful for literally everyone in my life, even the bad ones. Each person is here to teach us a lesson.

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The Nominees

If you read this and you like the questions, please feel free to do this as well! Please, also check out the nominees blogs as well!

BereavedSingleDad
By Hook or By Book
Positively Devoted
Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table
Sparks from a combustible mind
View from the back
This is my Truth now
The Little Mermaid
Amanda Cade
A Better Man
Jim Noonan – Living the Writing Life

My questions for my nominees (and others):

  1. Do you have a book crush, and who is it?
  2. Is there a music video clip that you wish you could have been apart of, and in what way?
  3. Do you also make up random characters in movies? Like, as an example, you pretend that Lord of the Ring or The Hobbit has a “race” of Sorceress of women?…Not that I do that or anything. 
  4. Which Myth or Fairy tale story is your favourite? From any era.
  5. Do you have a favourite book series?
  6. Do you prefer plot-based or character driven stories?
  7. What is the best thing about Blogging for you?
  8. What do you think makes your Blog, unique?
  9. When you are fully relaxed and there are no chores (or even there are, but they’re not urgent) What do you look most forward to, when you can relax?
  10. What is a favourite recipes of yours? You don’t have to actually make it yourself. 
  11. What is something you are looking forward too? It can be anything! Dinner, a birthday, an upcoming event, a holiday. 

The Sunshine Blogger Award.

The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules :

  • Thank the blogger (s) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger (s) asked you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

Thank you to Life Lessons Around the Dinner Table for tagging me in this tag. A beautiful writer with a beautiful soul…Hope that doesn’t sound too creepy!lol

Kristians Questions:

  1. What fictional world would you like to explore if you could? Without question, the world of Tolkien. Kristian and I were talking about this. I like Harry Potter, but I am a Tolkien girl. It’s just more beautiful to me. I want to be an Elf, sorceress.
  2. What is your idea of a perfect day? Waking up on cool on a Spring morning, at my leisure. It also depends, some days the perfect day is doing nothing, other days, having a good clean out. A nice shower. Probably a combination of reading, playing games and blogging. Eating nice home cooked food, without me making it!
  3. If you could be a professional athlete in any sport, what sport would you play? I have always wanted to be really good at ice skating. I think its been ever since I saw a movie from my childhood called “Fire and Ice”. It’s an ice skating movie with Dean and Torvill. I love it! I have it on DVD , but you can’t skip chapters and it’s really hard to get too.
  4. What is your favorite joke? I’m not sure whether to admit this or not, but I actually enjoy those Christmas cracker jokes.
  5. What movie(s) can you watch over & over again? Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood:Men in Tights, Transformers (all of them), The Mummy 1 and 2,  and any of the Rush Hour movies.
  6. What are your New Year resolutions, and if you don’t have any, what are some long term goals you hope to achieve?
  7. Is there a meaning behind your name? If so, what is it? Not so much a meaning, but I was named after Lauren Bacall. A Golden Hollywood Era actress (think Bogart and Bacall). There is an actual meaning behind Lauren it means “Laurel of Wreath”, but I wasn’t named for that.
  8. If you could master one skill, what would that skill be? Non magic skill – Driving well (lol). Magic – time. More like a click of the fingers, I can here to there.
  9. What is your favorite Disney movie? It’s between The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas.
  10. In your opinion, what movie has the best soundtrack? It’d have to be between ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Lord of the Rings.’ They’re so different and they are beautiful for different reasons.
  11. What snacks can you just not live without? I’ve just discovered some new ones. There these chips called “Pop’d Chips” and I LOVE their sweet chilli and sour cream flavour. They are really light and I could very easily eat an entire packet in one go. Actually all the snack type things I’ve been really liking lately are sweet chilli and sour cream flavour.

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11 Nominees

(Please don’t feel any pressure to do so and if I didn’t nominate you, but you still want too do the questions. Feel free!)

My Questions:

  1. What fictional world would you like to explore if you could? (I”m going to keep this question, it’s such a nice question).
  2. Are you more of a beach, country, suburb or city person?
  3. When it comes to charity, how do you like to do it? By “do it” I mean do you like to participate, or do you like to give instead? (With the Australian bushfires, I’ve noticed that there are so many different ways to help).
  4. Do you know where your last name comes from? If so, where from?
  5. My partner is currently looking for his first home. If you had unlimited money, what would you want in your house?
  6. If you cook, or your partner cooks for guests, what is a favourite meal you like to cook or have cooked for others?
  7. Do you want to go on American Ninja Warrior?
  8. Is there a non-sport, non-“reality” tv show that you are obsessed with, which ones?
  9. With everything that’s going on, what is ONE thing you wish you could change, to make it a bit easier for everyone at the moment?
  10. Do you have a favourite superhero, or someone you think, who is a real human being, who is a superhero? (That was a lot of comma’s)lol.
  11. If you accidentally walked into a group of lions, would you be this calm? (Watch from 1:20).

Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

Writing my Heart out  – Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to Writing my Heart out for the nomination (sorry it took so long!) You should really all go and have a read, because they are truly writing from their heart!

The Rules For Sunshine Blogger Award

  • Thank to the person that nominated you.
  • Link the post back to them.
  • Display the picture on your post.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers.
  • Provide 11 questions for your nominees.

My Questions

  1. Why do you write blogs?

When I first started, I wasn’t exactly sure why I was keeping up with it. Even now, I’m not sure. I have a very random Blog. I don’t seem to have a “type”. Whatever I’m writing though seems to be keeping people interested and they keep reading. I guess I’m writing as well to show people that you don’t to have a “set theme” either. Just writing to reach out and reach out to others, keeps me coming back. I have found the nicest people writing my Blog.

2. What are Top 5 lessons you’ve learned in your life?

  • If ANY relationship is not working well (toxic) for you anymore, no matter how long you’ve known the person. Speak with them first and if nothing changes, move on. It’s alright.
  • If you, also for any reasons, can’t work in your dream career. Make sure that the job you are in, you at least like the people you work with.
  • I believe dark times will reveal who you are, but also, those people around you too.
  • Furbabies ARE family, they can be so much better than humans. Animals in general, don’t underestimate them!
  • There will always be that one paragraph on your Word document that just will not format properly, like the rest!

3. Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Oh definitely an Introvert, especially when I’m around people I don’t know or know that well. I explain myself like this: When I’m getting to know you or first meet you, I am a Fluttershy. When I know you well, I am Pinkie Pie. Yes, that is a My Little Pony reference.

4. Who’s your favourite Music band?

I don’t really have a favourite band, I just like what I like. I like everything from Enya, to Metallica, to Eminem (sometimes).

 5. What’s best book you’ve read & like to recommend others?

Oh gosh! This is a huge list to choose from! I might just choose from one that I’ve read from this year. I am still in love with “Circe” written by Madeline Miller. I love it so much I am going to ask for it for Christmas and if I don’t get I’ll buy it anyway.

6. What’s best life advice you ever got from someone?

It’s not really advice, it’s more of a “knowing”…Knowing that I’ve got help around me, I just need to reach out and ask.

 7. Name your favourite festival.

I haven’t gone to a musical festival in a couple of years, my favourite WAS Soundwave and I got to see Metallica…AMAZING!!! They actually had Linkin Park first and there were amazing too. However, I am a big Nerd. So I love all the “Cons”. I just wish I lived in America, so I could go to the San Diego one! It’s on the bucket list.

   8. Describe moment when you were proud of yourself.

Even though we ended up not being friends anymore. I am proud of myself that I stood up and told my “best friend” of half my life. That her boyfriend is abusive and a bully and she can do better. I think this was the third or fourth time they had broken up and when I heard he had pushed her while they were drunk, that was it. The ONLY thing I regret I have, was not to saying to her when she would say to me “I know you don’t like him” was “What is there too like?”.

9. Which is that one movie which has inspired you the most?

I’m not sure about inspired, but I guess I also do…lol…All of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbits…It inspires me and with one simple quote…

SamWise

   10.  Are you a health conscious or a food freak?

Only when I have to be, if that makes any sense? This last and past year with everything that happened to myself and others in my life (My Dad had a triple bypass, a friend who is a year younger than I, had a heart attack etc) You do start to become more aware.

   11. If you have read my blogs , what’s your favourite blog written by me ?

I do read your Blogs! My favourite had to be Music: My escape This is mainly because I can relate to it so much.

My Questions to my Nominees

  1. If money was no object, what would you be doing on the first day? (Or I guess right now) Would you be working in your dream career?
  2. If it wasn’t completely morally (and sometimes illegally) wrong to keep a wild animal, which one would you want to keep?
  3. What would be your favourite Mythical pet to have?
  4. What is the hardest and the best life lessons you’ve learnt?
  5. As my therapist asked me my first session, are you a worrier or a warrior?
  6. What is your meaning of life?
  7. What is the one thing you would love to be able to “do” to make the world a better place?
  8. How do you, or would like to, spread kindness?
  9. What advice would you like to give to beginner bloggers (or just blogging advice in general)
  10. What is one thing people might find surprising to learn about you?
  11. What do you think is your personal proudest moment, feel free to brag!

Nominated Bloggers:

  1. This is my Truth Now
  2. Sparks from a Combustible Mind
  3. Musings from a Tangled Mind
  4. Kindness Blog
  5. How my heart speaks
  6. Victorious Pages
  7. Pencliff
  8. Another Book in the Wall
  9. The Tony Burgess Blog
  10. Bereaved Single Dad

Sunshine Blogger Award

Miss Victorious Pages – Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

RULES TO ACCEPT THAT AWARD

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Thank you:

Thank you SO much to Victorious Pages for nominating myself. I really enjoyed doing this one, especially when I went and found out what my Patronus is. Please go and check them out!

My Questions: 

  • What’s your Patronus?

I did the actual test for this… https://my.pottermore.com/patronus … Mine is a tiger =D I have no idea what that actually means though.

  • Which is the best and which the worst book you’ve read so far in 2018?

The best book that I have read so far has to be Circe. It kept me hooked and entertained, I read it within a week. I just sat and read it. The worst has to be, unfortunately, “The Secret Adversary” by Agatha Christie. As beautifully written as it was, I just couldn’t stand the two main characters, I felt like I made no connection with them at all.

  • You find a genie that can grant you three bookish wishes. Which three do you choose?
    1. That I can step into the book that I’m reading. 2. That every book I read, inspires me in some way so I finish all the books! 3. Too stop people from interrupting me when I’m reading a book!
  • Kiss, Marry, Kill: choosing from your latest read, which character you’d kiss, which one you’d marry and which one you’d kill?

So the most recent book I read was “Circe” by Madeline Miller, and it was fantastic!
Kiss) Would be Circe, it’d be an interesting experience I think to kiss a “Goddess”/Titan. Marry) I would Marry Odysseus son as well! Telemachus, what a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man!
Kill)
All of Circe’s family, I am not even kidding, they are horrible!

  • Which movie/tv series turned out to be better than the book?

Hmmm, this is a tough one because there are a couple of movies that I think are just as good as the book. I’ve noticed that tv series don’t tend to do as well as movies though. That may just be me more though. Lord of the Rings, for example, I LOVE the movie. I think though that Peter Jackson did such epic work. It might actually be the only one I like more than the books, but only because they are so long!

  • Would you ever consider creating your own YouTube channel? If yes, would you stop blogging?

I do enjoy making videos, I think though if I started a set YouTube channel. I’d still continue blogging because I enjoy Blogging just a little bit more.

  • Of all the bookish subscription services that exist out there, which one is your favourite and why?

I have bought a couple of Fairy Loots subscription boxes. I tend to find that subscriptions boxes are such a hit and miss, no matter what the subscription box is about. If I could find out in advance, I’d probably buy more.

  • Most anticipated read for the upcoming months of 2018?

All the books that I cannot wait to read are all coming out just before Christmas. All of them! The new books by Cassandra Clare “Queen of Air and Darkness”, a new one by Jodi Picoult. I have already told people these will be on my Christmas list this year! I am so excited for Christmas this year, I had better get them!lol

  • Would you ever try writing a book? If yes, what genre?

I actually am writing right now, I have been writing it on and off for about three or two years. I don’t think it’s even a quarter of the way through. I do it completely for pleasure as well. I tend to write it when I’m by myself, at night and I drink. I love listening to Celtic music while I write. It’s all based on a PSP game I played years ago.

  • If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you choose, and why?

Middle Earth – Tolkiens World. What I’d do to live there!

  • Have you reached your Goodreads goal yet?

I have not reached my Goal yet, but I am ahead and I have three books going as I write this. I think I am going to be able to meet it pretty well.

My nominations and the nominated questions:

  1. What two characters do you ship, why and do they even come from the same books?
  2. What is your favourite genre of book?
  3. (Stealing this one) If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you choose, and why?
  4. What is the earliest book you can remember reading?
  5. Is there a book that inspired you to read or write? Please feel free to tell us why.
  6. If you could have ever written a book, which one would it be and why?
  7. Do you have a special Blogging nook?
  8. Do you have any plans in the future to take your Blog further?
  9. What is your favourite thing/s about Blogging?
  10. Do you have any special Blogging/Writing music?
  11. What to you, does good writing mean? Is it how a writer drags you in, is it the wording etc?

My nominations:

  1. Sara in LaLaLand
  2. The Tony Burgess Blog
  3. BlondeVsBooks
  4. LifeLessonsAroundtheDinnerTable
  5. Reading Through Infinity
  6. Hit or Miss Books
  7. Zen and PI 
  8. Bookmark Chronicles (Before you go on hiatus =P)
  9. How my Hearts speaks
  10. In a Messy World
  11. This is my Truth now

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
  4. Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
  5. Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.

 Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table

Thank you so much Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table. I really enjoyed writing this. It really made me think and I really enjoyed writing up. Please everyone check her out!

My Questions 

  •  What do you think are the 5 most beautiful things in the world? Why?
    a) Peace, pure true peace. When you see it on someone else’s face, or even when you see an animal at peace when they are finally free.
    b) When a young baby smiles, and you know it’s genuine smile.
    c) That moment when the sun is rising and it’s just starting to rise on the horizon.
    d) I don’t know why but the smell of my dog makes me happy. When she wakes up with me she has the smell and she’s so cute. I love just waking up with her and that’s what makes her beautiful. Whereas my partners cat uses his claws, on my face to wake me up, not so beautiful,lol
    e)When you go for a walk and everything is just beautiful. The setting is perfect, the weather is perfect. Even your ipod is playing the perfect music.
  • What impression do you think you give when you first meet someone?
    I am honestly not really sure. I think a lot of that depends on where I am. Hopefully at work I give a first impression that I know what I’m doing. I definitely know that no matter where I go, people always think I’m friendly. I definitely must give an impression of being open though, because people walk up constantly have conversations with me. Especially “older” people.
  • What one responsibility do you most wish you didn’t have?
    Vacuuming. I always offer to do it. Mainly because my hair is so long and thick it falls out everywhere! I shed more than my dog and cat’s hair combined! I hate vacuuming though, it hurts my back and the vacuum cleaner and the carpet are really tough to vacuum.
  • What is your favorite subject to write about?
    This may sound totally “up myself” but at the moment I like writing about myself. I have spent so many years not talking about myself and it blew up in a panic attack and myself in the hospital. So I like to talk to myself a lot now,lol…However, now I am trying to focus on others in the world. They need more help than I do right now.
  • What would constitute a perfect day for you?
    Being able to wake the day with both the kitty and doggie I love the most, without them fighting and the cat putting claws in my face,lol. A nice bowl of granola and yoghurt, reading and playing games. Probably take my doggie for a walk, because a perfect day would have the perfect weather.
  • For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
    Just for the people I have in my life…RIGHT NOW…Right at this moment. Anyone whose reached out, anyone who I’ve been able to talk about my issues freely. Anyone whose just let me talk.
  • What fictional place would you most like to visit?
    Without any hesitation…Rivendell. I have literal dreams of going there. I watch the films straight through (if possible) twice a year.
  • Who do you admire most? Why?
    Don’t tell anyone this. I admire a lot of people! I have to make special mention to my Gran though. She is what she calls “my person”. Not in terms of possession, but rather the person that just gets me the most. She’s always been so strong in every way possible, as she’s getting older she is losing it a little bit, she’s becoming more frightened of everything. It’s hard to watch.
  • Is there a book that had an impact on your life? If so, what was it?
    This list would be easier if I could talk about the ones that haven’t impacted my life. I cannot honestly choose, so many are popping into my head.
  • Where is the most interesting place you’ve visited?
    It’s actually the difference between two places. A few years ago I was in American in Arizona and then from there I went to England. The difference between the two was immediate and astounding! It was so dry in Arizona, then when I arrived in England it was just SO green!
  • If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
    Honestly I would go to Disneyland. Apart from Egypt and Greece, I’ve wanted to go there my whole life. I feel at the moment, I’d be so happy there. I want to visit Egypt, but it’s so scary there right now. Disneyland would just make me happy. Greece, I can see myself walking around and I don’t really want to do that.Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.*I’m going to nominate some people, but please feel free to do this if you so wish and then just link back to myself*
  • The Tony Burgess Blog
  • Audacious
  • Jazzed Out
  • Musings from a Tangled Mind
  • Simple Ula
  • In a Messy WorldAsk the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.
  • What hobbies do you have that brings you joy that does not include Blogging?
  • What is something that others maybe be surprised to find out about you?
  • Is there a song/movie/book that has touched you for life, if yes, what is it and if you feel comfortable, please let us know why.
  • If you could be any animal for a day, what would it be and why?
  • (Going to steal one of my questions) Is there a book that had an impact on your life? If so, what was it?
  • Can you remember the moment you went “I want to keep seeing where my Blog takes me?”
  • Where would you like your Blog to go?
  • If you could have your dream party, what would be happening for it? What would you set up for it?
  • What is one thing that you haven’t done yet, but really want too?
  • What do you think is purely unique about yourself?
  • What have you learned in the week you post this?