Sunshine Award from a Master

Sunshine Award I am tickled pink at receiving the Sunshine Award from a much admired blogger, writer and Dominant Master, Sir Joseph McNamara (@JMcNamara4), grand financier and world traveller who hailed from New-York City and his magisterial fortress. Being in the company of glamorous and talented bloggers such as GeminiswordsPenelope JonesRenee RoseAdaline RaineAna VitskyGreen Eyed GheishaAlice DarkGenevieve Dewey and MariMar makes this award an awesome experience for this timid scribbler.

Thank you for your kind words Sir, I am forever your liege.  I will attempt to answer the shiny questionnaire in a way that does honour the occasion…

Favorite Color: is green, for the meadows of my beloved Dolomites

Favorite Animal: the Salamander

Favorite Number: π

Favorite Non-alcoholic DrinkCoffee

Facebook or Twitter: different things I guess, my central character is on Facebook, just in case

Your Passionmy wife Gorgeous, without her the Universe would be a frozen desert

Giving or getting presents: Books mainly, signs of friendship, signs of love

Favorite Day: February 14

Favorite FlowersEdelweiß

My nominations:

Those friends are a constant source of inspiration and learning for me.  I apologise for nominating for an award already received, as may be the case.

Belinda Witzenhausen, writer and wonderful blogger and artist

Rick Stassi, who knows the way

Leslie Moon, poet and photographer

Louise Hastings, author

Mirabella, inspired, inspiring and a source of wonder

Jim Wright, writer, photographer and observer of life and of his beautiful country, Jordan

Diana Lee, writer, photographer and musician

Ash N. Finn, writer and blogger extraordinaire

Marny Copal, who has raccoons on the deck…

Romantic Dominant, who’s certainly not faded nor fading…

If you want to join in the fun, and continue the process, the rules are to:

(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.

(2) Complete the Q&A below in your blog post.

(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

#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!

 

Versatile, Sunshine and Beauty…

This undeserving blogger received three awards last week! I am still in a state of (mild) shock… Firstly, from my dear friend The Curtain Raiser “because this blog is always interesting and deserves both the Sunshine Award and Versatile Blogger Award.” What is there to say? A big thank you, and wishing to see more of the curtain raised!

I will answer some questions in a few lines, but for now I wish to forward to deserving nominees as follows (the choice of awards is not entirely arbitrary!):

The Versatile Blogger:

@GillianColbert whose blog at http://gilliancolbert.wordpress.com/ is mischievously (sometimes) and interestingly (always) versatile…

@LouiseJHastings for Wings Over Waters, a festival of poetry, prose, music and beautiful photography…

@moondustwriter1 for her Writer’s Blog, an exquisite blend of pictures and poems: an art gallery…

@Angela_Goff for her delightful flash-fiction blog Anonymous Legacy

@MarinaSofia8 for Finding Time To Write, the place I go to when I wish to feel at home…

Sunshine Award:

@KD_Rush for The Rush Room, a model writer’s blog whose excellence this blogger has no hope of ever achieving!

@jtvancouver, my wonderful Muse, for Going for Coffee, a place of beauty, inspiration and superior writing…

@TameriEtherton, who I think has not yet collected this one… for her very professional and occasionally spooky writer’s blog A Cup of Tea and Sorcery

@DirtyLittleW, whose adventures this blogger follows with interest and often anxiety, for her very clean Seductive Secrets

@natzers, for Deeply Shallow, a thoughtful and always warm blog by another Pinterest devotee

@damyantig, for Amlokiblogs, all about Writing about Writing, a professional writer’s blog

@SunnyGirlLori, a francophile blogger and writer, for Spinning in the Teacups, of wich we want more!

Now, my dear friend the great @KD_Rush honoured me with the Beautiful Blogger Award, and I am not sure I will ever deserve this award. Still I wish to thank you KD, you are a source of inspiration and moral strength to us all.

I know that this is in breach of the Award’s rules, but I will be minimalist in forwarding this award to a very special blogger and friend. I hope that this is not being mean, but given what precedes I wish to be, perhaps, exclusive in this occasion, and for now. I will forward to six other nominees in a later post, promised.

So I wish to nominate for Beautiful Blogger my friend and fellow bilingual writer Quirina, @denfemte, for delighting us with The Mind’s Sky – Der Himmel des Geistes – a work of irrepressible beauty…

I know I have also to answer some questions, but I do not wish to be tedious… So I will limit myself to 7 facts, hopefully meeting the requirements of all three awards.

  1. Best achievement ever: keeping Gorgeous happy and cheerful (have entertainment value, will travel)
  2. WIP now: The Page Revisited, short excerpts in these columns, more to come…
  3. Best film watched this year: Prometheus
  4. Best book read this year (so far): Snow Crash
  5. Studying: history of European Union
  6. Training: gym and cycling
  7. Vacation: to the Italian Tirol