Since I started reading blogs I’ve noticed that there are a number of “awards” for which bloggers nominate blogs they enjoy reading. It’s a nice way to showing others how much you appreciate their efforts and to make other bloggers aware of their work.
Well I was very pleased to be nominated for the Sunshine Award, which is given to bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others”, by John Pinder of Notes to the Milkman. Thanks John, it’s nice to know that my wittering is appreciated.
To accept the award you have to abide by some rules (that’s life!), and those for the Sunshine awards are:
- Link back your post to the blogger that nominated you (done above)
- Answer 10 questions
- Nominate your favourite bloggers who you feel best fit the award. Link them to their pages and let them know they’ve been nominated.
Since I started reading and following blogs some 3 years ago I’ve built up quite a list of regulars that I’ve aggregated in Google Reader. Some are related to my work, others to my interests – books, art, architecture, music, travel, walking, science, politics etc. And there’s quite a few by people I’ve discovered who have similar interests to myself and who write about their everyday lives, books they’ve read, art, places they’ve visited and other various topics. I categorise these in Google Reader as “other lives” and it’s some of these that I’d like to nominate. They’re all blogs I enjoy and look forward to reading and they often give me inspiration for places to visit and things to see and do. In alphabetical order they are:
I’ve just noticed that all but one of these bloggers are women. That must say something
Now, here are the questions and my answers
1). What is your favourite colour?
Red. It reflects various aspects of my life
2). What is your favourite animal?
A difficult one as I’m not really an animal person. But I used to have a pet Labrador when I was a boy so if I have to choose I’ll say dogs
3). What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?
A good cup of tea is hard to beat (but I do like a proper coffee as well)
4). Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
Another tough one. Twitter probably edges it, but only just
5). What’s your passion?
Another tricky one as there a re quite a few things I’m passionate about. But as I have to choose it has to be Wigan Warriors Rugby League club
6). What’s your favourite pattern?
Cherry red and white hoops (see answer to Q5 for the reason)
7). Do you prefer giving or getting presents?
Although it’s nice to receive presents giving is definitely better than receiving. I used to love Christmas day when my children were small – seeing the excited looks on the faces when they came down stairs (early!) in the morning and saw all their presents.
8). What’s your favourite number?
9). What is your favourite day of the week?
Many years ago, when I was going through a bad time at work I would have said Saturday. These days I enjoy my work, but I guess Saturday is still the day I can relax and chose to do what I want.
10). What is your favourite flower?
No difficulty here. It has to be the red rose of Lancashire