The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award

I have to thank both the lovely Shehanne and Lindsay for gifting me this latest award.  More excellent writery peeps – please do go visit their blogs and not to mention that – go and buy their books!

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…

Favourite Colour:

I have two – purple and turquoise and usually end up buying clothes and or decorating in both colours!

Favourite Animal:

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.

Favourite Number:

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!

Your Passion:

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.

Judith Beheading Holofernes

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.

Favourite Day:

Any day that makes me happy, and the world seems to be turning ok.  Especially days that have historic houses and art in them.

Favourite Flowers:

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.


5 thoughts on “The Sunshine Award

  1. HUGE thanks for joining in, Alison. This was a great read. And you have rats?? I love rats! They’re such fab animals – shame about the bad rep they’ve got. :( I have to admit, I giggled over your present bit – excited about a beheading card? I’m sure it’s about the art and not your dark side. 😉

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