Thank you LOLSYS LIBRARY for the Sunshine Blogger nomination.
The Rules For Sunshine Blogger Award
• Thank to the person that nominated you.
• Link the post back to them.
• Display the picture on your post.
• Answer their questions.
• Nominate 10 bloggers.
• Provide 11 questions for your nominees.
1 If money was no object, what would you be doing on the first day? (Or I guess right now) Would you be working in your dream career?
Assuming money was no object. As a kid I always wanted to be an astronomer or cosmologist. I could listen to Carl Sagan or Patrick Moore all day. Money would buy me a large observatory on some remote Southern Hemisphere mountain top. I would finally be an astronomer. On my first day I would close my eyes and imagine myself being either Carl or Patrick. Happy days.
2 If it wasn’t completely morally (and sometimes illegally) wrong to keep a wild animal, which one would you want to keep?
To keep my son happy it would be a Peregrine Falcon. He’s always been fascinated with this bird, often to the point of distraction. Chris Packham, the TV naturalist, has talked about his Aspergers and the importance that a specific bird of prey played in his childhood.
Secretly I would love to live with Penguins.
3 What would be your favourite Mythical pet to have?
Has to be a dragon. Always loved them. I still believe that Puff the Magic Dragon exists.
4 What is the hardest and the best life lessons you’ve learnt?
The hardest lesson was without doubt learning that time spent with loved ones is so precious. You can’t take it for granted. Two years ago, life was good, plenty of time to do the important stuff. Then within six weeks I lost my mum and then my life partner. What happened to having plenty of time. I will never take time for granted again.
5 As my therapist asked me my first session, are you a worrier or a warrior?
Worrier. But I’m sure I’ve got that question wrong.
6 What is your meaning of life?
According to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, it was 42. Problem is that I can’t count that far. Since the world changed for me, my meaning of life, is just my son.
7 What is the one thing you would love to be able to “do” to make the world a better place?
Reconnect people and society with nature. Nature has balance, something which is sadly missing at the moment. Sorry going all Star Wars in my old age.
8 How do you, or would like to, spread kindness?
One thing my parents stressed was that it was never ok to poke fun at others. Always poke fun at yourself first. It helps when I’m such an easy target for my jokes. Sometimes our dark old world needs a few smiles, just not at the expense of others.
9 What advice would you like to give to beginner bloggers (or just blogging advice in general)
Don’t forget to enjoy reading other people’s blogs. It’s not all just about yourself. I hope that I spend no more than 5% of my ‘blogging time’ writing and the rest is spent enjoying other people’s posts.
10 What is one thing people might find surprising to learn about you?
I’ve not had alcohol for two years.
11 What do you think is your personal proudest moment, feel free to brag!
At my son’s school leavers service this summer. He stood up in front of the church and spoke without notes for about one minute. He made eye contact with the audience, talked clearly and was very funny. Briefly his Aspergers was put to one side. It took everyone by surprise and I was so proud.
I always remember as a 10 year old winning an art contest and having a painting of a space rocket displayed in the local gallery. It took me about 2 months to finish and it most have been an inch thick with paint.
I would like to nominate the following Bloggers
My Questions for the nominees
- What makes you smile?
- Why do you blog?
- I’ve talked about Planet of the Apes and Planet of the Pugs. What Planet would you like to live on?
- If you could only ever read 3 books, what would they be?
- What was your best ever holiday?
- Which cartoon character are you most like?
- If you could introduce one thing worldwide, what would it be?
- If magic existed, which spell would you try first?
- What’s your secret talent?
- What would your perfect day look like?
- What’s the one thing you would like to change in your life?