Thanks again to the most lovely Jane Hunt, who has also bestowed upon me the Summer Sun Award!
I hope it’s not too cheeky to refer to my original post, which you all can find here.
I must thank both the lovely (and terrible) Lady Fury and Incy for giving me this award. Apparently you have to have brightened the day of others in some way as a blogger in order to receive it. So thank you ladies!
Apparently I must now answer the following sunny questions:
Favourite song with summer in the title or the lyrics (give the line): ‘Summertime and the living is easy.’ Yes I know that’s a slight cheat and I don’t care, it’s an awesome song – go and listen to it in full. Immediately.
Favourite book about summer: I never have favourite books, you may as well ask me if I have favourite children. However, this Summer I have been reading an anthology called Summer With Love by Sarah Morgan, which is the fab reissue of the stories of triplets Katy, Libby and Alex – plus I am part way through reading Sinfully Summer by Aimee Duffy, which I have been a fan of since I read part of the first draft several years ago.
Favourite hot summer film: Um, I can’t actually think of a ‘hot summer film.’ Does this make me a bad person? I loved the whole summer blockbuster thing as a child though. I remember seeing at the cinema and loving Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I believe that came out in the summer right?
Favourite summer memory: Probably too many to mention, but I loved being at my Grandfather’s house and charging around the gardens all day and finding tadpoles in the river. Often I’d be found charging around my parents’ garden too – or in the fort my Mum invariably had to make for me involving old furniture and the washing line.
Favourite summer holiday destination: Austria, but as an adult it’s fast becoming Italy. I’m a European kinda girl.
What books will be in your suitcase this summer? Well I was good this year and took my Kindle, so I had rather endless possibilities. Do books I bought on holiday and brought back count? Anyhow, there’s many more I’m going to be buying yet.
What’s your likely destination this summer? Italy, I’ve already been to Tuscany!
What hottie would you most like to be sharing the hot days and long nights with his summer? Now that would be telling. Na na na na na!
1. Display Summer Sun Award logo and link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions as listed above.
3. Nominate a further lucky eight recipients – one for each sun-ray on the picture.
Here are my eight lucky recipients:
The Sunshine Award is a sunny flower that bloggers give to other “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. Apparently. Well, it’s not very sunny here – so every little helps!
‘The Sunshine Award’ comes with a few simple rules:
(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.
(2) Do the Q&A below.
(3) Pass on the award to 10 – 12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.
Well cool, I am already ahead of myself with the thanking part. Now on to the questions…
I have two – purple and turquoise and usually end up buying clothes and or decorating in both colours!
Oh, I’m a total zoo keeper (though not in Incy’s league) and love all animals – but am deeply fond of rats. Had fancy rats as pets for years, and have 3 currently.
4. Just because, ok?
Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink:
Diet Coke – more correctly it is probably my poison and is doubtless very bad for me, as it is my own personal rocket fuel despite having no sugar. Can’t drink the sugary stuff after giving it up about 25 years ago. When I’m at the Castle though, tea is my tipple. At the day job I have Peppermint tea every day.
Facebook or Twitter:
Twitter all the way! I’m just not as keen on Facebook, and chat far more with so many diverse people over on Twitter. Plus there’s the #TVD Tuesday gang!
I cannot claim just one – books, writing, history, art, people…pretty, shiny distracting things. You’ll have to come over and check out my bookshelves to get some idea of my passions. Or possibly my Pinterest.
Getting Or Giving Presents:
Both, really. I love surprises more than presents – the last surprise I got was an art postcard of Judith Beheading Holofernes by Lucas Cranach the Elder from a Gallery in Glasgow I haven’t been to yet – and I was thrilled.
I love to find usual/special things to give people too. Really hate it when people say, I just want some money for my birthday/Christmas etc. Meh.
Any day that makes me happy, and the world seems to be turning ok. Especially days that have historic houses and art in them.
I do have a bit of a thing for old fashioned roses, but love any flowers that are scented.
I know I’m supposed to pass this award on, but a) most of the people that would do it have already been tagged and b) the rest of them would probably hunt me down with flaming torches and pitchforks if I tried. But I do love you all, honest.
Now I’m going to be a tad revolutionary here and not tag anyone new, simply because I don’t think I could think up anyone. If you want to take this on, please feel free – leave me a comment about your post and I’ll link back to it.
But on to the 7 things about me. Sorry about that.
See – bet you wished you hadn’t asked now…
Normal blog service [intermittent] will now resume. /ends
A quick post to thank John for two awards for this blog. They are always much appreciated. If you are on my blogroll, then of course you deserve to take the awards too.
I also like the way that John traces the origins of the awards.
Thanks again for the Sunshine and Beautiful Blogger Awards
Eleanor and I have lately been given two lovely, shiny new awards!
Thank you to The Daily Reviewer (click on the link below for the site) for naming us as one of the top 100 genealogy blogs. Thanks must also go to John who nominated us for the Zombie Chicken Award, and saying lovely things about the blog.
I will be posting some updates, and some important news over the next few days. As usual, a big thank you to everyone who visits, reads and comments here. Do say hello if you haven’t already.
I am posting slightly belatedly, as these lovely awards were given to me over the last couple of months. I always feel very privileged to be chosen.
Thanks guys! As always, they are dedicated to my lovely readers, please take one if you will.