#TheSunshineAward! – so grateful to Tawn Krakowski a.k.a. @Alii_Wahine

 

 I am smitten! Talented and beautiful Tawn, of totallytawn fame, has nominated this humble blogger for The Sunshine Award! I would like to thank you Tawn for the nomination, and for the lovely bloggers I will visit as a result. I wish to say that I am blushing at being part of such company, a great honour.

Following the tradition I have to give some answers to eight questions – blushing more – and then nominate ten bloggers for the award…

What is your favorite Christmas/festive movie?

O dear! Like you I am not a fan of Christmas, and I am very selective on the films I watch, besides being partly allergic to TV – giggles in his beard. I am not certain this is “festive”, strictly, but it is one of the great films of the last century: so here goes – Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter.

What is your favorite flower?

 The yellow rose…

What is your favorite non-alcoholic beverage?

Sparkling water.

What is your passion?

My wife.

What is your favorite time of year?

Spring, the best season by far in old England where we live.

What is your favorite time of day?

Early morning, for me around 6 am at this time of year, a little later in the dark season, the hour of going for coffee!

What is your favorite physical activity?

Outside mountaineering holidays, cycling. I occasionally indulge in Tawn’s favourite one as well, when weather permits 😀

What is your favorite vacation?

The Italian Alps, and more precisely the province of Alto Adige/Bolzano (Bozen), and more precisely the Alta Badia valleys… This is for us a source of inspiration, of great exhaustion, and unlimited pleasures…

I think this covers the ten questions – as to the nominations, those are bloggers, writers, photographers I enjoy visiting time and again:

Jim Wright (@olbigjim) of the The Left Wright Brain

Emerald Barnes (@emeraldbarnes) at http://emeraldbarnes.blogspot.co.uk/

Kelley (@Call_Me_Bookish) of Call Me Bookish

Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff) of Anonymous Legacy

Little Miss (@DirtyLittleW) of Dirty Little Whispers

Allie Jean (@AllieJeanDS) of Allie Jean

Diana Lee (@Diana605) of Life Through Blue Eyes

Erunno Alcarinollo (@Quenya101) of Quenya IOI

Jacquie (@fumanchucat) of 1emeraldcity

Shelley Lundquist (@letmemoveyou) of Let Me Move You

And, please, dear readers do visit Tawn’s marvellous blog and see the universe through her eyes!

 

#BlogMeMaybe: May 24 – May I tell you something about someone else?

The Model

Kate MossYou inspired thousands of photographers, kept the media busy with your private life, had that awful boy friend I’d have strangled with my bare hands with delight, and are the  metaphor for the greatest clubland anthems of all times…

For this adopted Londoner, you are the best of England, the real product of this tiny island, the daughter of this frustrating, attractive and abominable city where I live. You still turn heads in the streets, and no, you can’t really compete with the sculptural Italians, the colossal Germans and the tall North Americans, but you are, to my mind, without competitors, in a class of your own. You are the Model.

She’s a model and she’s looking good
I’d like to take her home that’s understood
She plays hard to get, she smiles from time to time
It only takes a camera to change her mind

She’s going out tonight but drinking just champagne
And she has been checking nearly all the men
She’s playing her game and you can hear them say
She is looking good, for beauty we will pay

She’s posing for consumer products now and then
For every camera she gives the best she can
I saw her on the cover of a magazine
Now she’s a big success, I want to meet her again…

[Kraftwerk: the Model, 1982]

Already Friday?

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Well, I should be reasonably happy with this week: I am very grateful for the encouraging comments received here – thank you to my followers – and while The Page has only made some small incremental progress (but then it’s a long term project!) I managed to write two short stories that will find their way here eventually.  Spring is now overcoming the gloom and doom of darkness and I find Spring in England so inspiring… Yesterday I took a few pics on my “walk through suburbia” (see my photoblog and Flickr). I wish all of you a good Friday and then a relaxing week-end.