Thank you to Carol Hopkins (Chopkins2x3) for the Sunshine Blogger Tag.

Rules are: (to quote from a movie – we them more as guidelines)

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you;
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you;
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

The questions which need addressing are:

What is your favourite thing you write about?


What makes you very happy?


What makes you feel angry?

Those in power. Self serving numpties in my country.

What experience changed your life or was a pivotal turning point?

2016. Losing my mum and partner within 6 weeks of each other. So ill prepared to be cast adrift without my guides.

What is your biggest fear?

Bono singing.

What advice would you give to people younger than you are?

Don’t listen to me. Your special – do your own thing.

What is the source of your inspiration?


What would you change about yourself?

Be less tired and to look less like a sack of wet potatoes. Hopefully that won’t cause to much offence to potatoes.

Which of your character traits are you grateful for?

Can’t think of one. As my school report would say ‘bang average’.

Where would you most like to live?

Anywhere you get a view of a mountain.

What are you most passionate about?



Your blog is great so if you fancy a go – I’m nominating you with the same questions…

70 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Your old school report didn’t do justice to you, so here’s my take on you:
    You have an amazing depth of empathy (you even know how the Boy Cat feels!).
    Your sense of humour even when life is filled with too many rocks and edges hints at the strength that lies hidden inside you.
    But most of all, no one could have guessed at your capacity to love and to love… and to love.

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    1. Ha ha. Of course he does. I aye laugh at the story of him at some concert doing his bit…it was a fundraiser … along the lines of every time I clap my hands a child in Africa dies of starvation. And some Glesgae punter shouts. ‘well f”ing stop doing it then.’

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      1. Yeah I reckon that is what that punter meant. Defo infra dig. Like you peasants should be dipping in your pockets. This is another true story, not known cos it involved our nephew out on a very small stag do in Ireland, like that just basically a few mates. Anyway, they were in some pub and they saw him and he very graciously posed etc, swamming about with them, doing the big rock star bit. He was with this other guy at the bar who took the pics and the bar was pretty empty. Anyway when the lads went to pay their bill, the barman said, it’s been paid. ‘ What?’ said the guy whose stag it was, ‘Was that by Bono?’ ‘No,’ said the barman, ‘That was by the Boss. The guy who took your pics.’ Springstein. He never said a word about who he was and he settled their tab. Kinda telling that.

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      2. That is a wonderful story. Must admit Ive always had a lot of time for Bruce. This just adds to it. I remember being in a pub somewhere near Leamington Spa and the pub had an old jukebox. It had a big sign stuck on it saying if you play record XX you will be barred. When I checked it was the U2 track….


  2. It must be horrible to live in a world where your greatest fear could suddenly jump out of the Supermarket’s public address system as you’re casually sauntering down the chocolate aisle, catching you unawares?

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  3. I love that the answer to most questions is “son”. I always hated those school reports and the fact that people who rarely got to know you as a person could have the power to wrap your whole being up in such words as “average”. (I had that tag applied to me as well). You, my friend, are hardly average. And even though you experience a lot of pain and frustration in life you lift up your readers with your courage and your wonderful sense of humour.

    Thank you for the shout out and please keep on keeping on.


    1. The Rockies look really impressive. But also need the atmosphere and the feel of the place. The Alps have this in bucket loads. Somewhere like Glen Coe in Scotland although not that high are drenched in an atmosphere of foreboding and history. The Rockies don’t know.

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