I was always a bit scared on Daleks. Thankfully it wasn’t just me. I remember going to a football match and the man behind me had an out of body experience. This chap was well over 6ft, heavily tattooed, built like a Terminator and clearly not adverse to the occasional punch up. He was talking to his friend about the new series of Dr Who. When his friend mentioned the return of the Daleks and their new powers – the poor chap let out a terrified squeal

bloody hell they can fly”.

They might have been scary and evil universal overlords however they had a weakness. They couldn’t manage steps… But now they have evolved and can hover.

As well as the evolution had gone they had just suffered a heavy beating from our two cats and a dog. It was no contest. The Daleks had become a defeated race. Or had they. During the night I needed a drink of water. So I quietly and barefootedly made my way in the dark to the kitchen. Then I screamed in pain. A very loud scream. Standing on a little toy Dalek is pain off the scale. Anybody who has stood on a lego piece will know that pain. So I wrote off the Daleks way too soon.


Thank you to Rachel Hill for the Sunshine Blogger Award and your really kind words. If you like great travel writing then please check out Rachel’s site.

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Rachel’s Qustions

How do you decide which blogs to follow?

Maybe just a post that catches my eye, makes me smile, cry or think.

Do you follow people who have different backgrounds, cultures and politics to you?

I hope so.

Can someone have different politics to you but still be a good person in your eyes?

Yes. Politics is different today. Symbolised by hatred, aggression, lack of tolerance. But it doesn’t have to be like that. One picture for me demonstrates this. It’s from a few years back and features the three main British Party Leaders. Different views but with respect for each other.

Do you connect with other bloggers on a personal level?

Yes. Been so lucky to connect with some wonderful bloggers who are now good friends.

Do you read all the blogs you follow?

Somedays yes, somedays no. But if I don’t I try to save the posts for later. Sleepless nights are great for going through the saved posts.

What is your opinion on blogging every day?

It’s whatever people want or are able to do. I do it everyday now as it is such a great stress busting release for me.

Do you like getting a post from the same blogger each day, or do you find you can’t keep up?

Some bloggers I wish they blogged every hour. Occasionally it can be frustrating when you get a Blogger release about one a minute for three hours.

Do you sometimes think what’s the point (in blogging)?


And do you sometimes soar with happiness when posting a good blog post, reading a good blog, or making a connection in the comments sections and think, ‘Yes, this is everything!’?

I get really nervous when I blog. I look at a lot of bloggers and they are so professional, so gifted and so imaginative. Often think what the hell am I doing this for, it’s just not good enough. But each day you read so many brilliant posts from so many gifted talents. Just makes you realise what a great world we live in.

Therefore is blogging a metaphor for life in general?


When was the last time you felt really happy?

Before the world changed. It’s a different kind of happiness now.


Open this up to anyone who has never been nominated before, you do deserve it. I also open this up to anyone with a Dalek phobia…

58 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award – Revenge of the Dalek

  1. I was seriously tremulous at the daleks. My brother loved Dr Who – I was very literally behind the sofa in nervous knots when he watched it (I was too young for it) and every now and then I would peek through my finger tips.

    You conveyed their evilness so well!

    Lovely lovely answers to your Sunshine Blogger nomination.

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  2. I get nervous when I blog too. I have a handful of deleted posts as well – I posted them and then perseverated so badly….I just had to let them go. I wish I blogged more – I just can’t connect two thoughts some days! So happy to connect with you, my fellow blogger!

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  3. Love your answers, especially the politics one. I enjoyed the Daleks story too, I have some very random phobias that if I get caught unawares by someone saying the word I can have the same reaction! Thank you.

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  4. TV arrived in New Zealand in 1960. My family got it in 1965 when I was just starting out at university. There is a huge culture gap between the pre TV and post TV generations here. I have never watched Dr Who programmes, only advertisements for upcoming programmes. But I do know the agony of stepping barefoot on Lego so Ican relates to the pain of steppin barefoot on Daleks. YOOWW !!

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  5. Great answers and loving the daleks adventures. Yours is one of the blogs that I follow that seems really professional. Lol! I have so many deleted and unposted blog posts because I just don’t think they’re good enough. Even as I’m typing this I’m questioning every word that I write and overthinking.

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  6. This will embarrass you, so please don’t worry about responding. But your blog is so darned good . . . It’s actually my favorite WordPress blog to read. You have a natural, incredibly clever, self-effacing kind of humor that really makes your posts stand out from others. Even the “dark” posts never fail to lighten my day. Like I said, no need to respond. Just please keep on blogging!

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    1. I do need to respond certainly if you take the time to read this post. Thank you so so much for your kind words, I am genuinely blushing but more importantly very touched. All I can say is that although I might have a reasonable imagination, I struggle to set that to words. That really just leaves me with what the heart is saying. I often just start and let what I am feeling come out, not worrying too much about structure or grammar. I hope it does help some people out there but it certainly helps me. Again I thank you so much.

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  7. It’s a toss-up between Legos and toy cars. The cars are EVERYWHERE.

    But then a few years ago it was little toy My Little Ponies everywhere, and THOSE hurt, too. Or the Thomas Trains.

    Basically all toys our children love are made to hurt parental feet. x

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