Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I got a surprise this morning

 when I read perpetually-in-transit over my morning bowl of porridge and discovered she had given me the sunshine award.  I always enjoy reading her posts but still feel very new to blogging even though I have just realised it is 13 months since my first hesitant post.

I have just learnt something new i.e. how to put the link to "perpetually in transit" above.  I will also enjoy reading the other blogs that she nominated.

After thanking the kind giver, I am to choose 10 bloggers, who, in my opinion, “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere” and then answer a few simple questions about myself.

I recognize that not every blogger wishes to receive awards, in which case please feel free to decline. It’s even possible that some have already received it and are running out of space on their virtual mantelpiece. The main thing is that I’m given the chance to highlight some of the  blogs I enjoy and offer them for further exploration, so, without further ado, here are my choices. They come from near and far, some are long-established, others newer and still small. Some post very regularly, others quite infrequently. The one thing they have in common is that I enjoy reading each and every one.

As you can see I copied the above from Perpetually in Transit.

starting over accepting changes-maybe

Hillside house

mums simply living blog

grandma linda's house

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the world

the art of not working


cottage tails


and, of course my baby brother


These are in no particular order and I apologise to anyone if I have the name wrong.  (I have tested the links).  As I say this is all new to me.

Now the questions

Favourite colour: blue (although having a blue school uniform for 13 years did put me off it for a while)

Favourite animal: cat - ours are such company (although a dog to take for walks would be good (our cats would not approve).

Favourite number ----- can one have a favourite number?

Favourite drink:  depends on the time of day - coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and a red wine in the evening.

Facebook or Twitter:  Although I do belong to Facebook I very rarely check it.

Your passion: Reading

Giving or Getting Presents:  Giving - I love watching someone, particularly a child, open presents.

Favourite Day:  Preferably warm, not too hot.  Although with lots of friends succumbing to cancer any day above ground is a good one.

Favourite flower:  Whatever is out in the garden at the time, preferably with a scent.

I think I have got the links correct.

Apart from this award I had a lady, Chris, who has recently moved here from earthquake prone Christchurch over for morning coffee.  She has moved to the street where M. is in the Rest Home so I walked back with her and  went to visit him.

Luckily, he was in a better frame of mind as far as I am concerned and I stayed with him while he ate his lunch and then left him to dose while I came back and had mine.

It has turned cold again (one day quite warm the next bitter but that is our autumn) so the fires are lit.


  1. Great, Susan ,for you to get an award, and Sunshine, what we need at this time of the year. We had -2 C here at 6 a.m., all very white. Hope you had sunshine, the visit went well, and the walks continue to give us lovely photos. Cheersfrom Jean

  2. Congratulations! Glad you had a visit and looking forward to more walks.

  3. Thank you for the award ((HUGS)). I'll have to be honest and am known for being tardy at passing them on - I will try!
    Glad your visit went ok - it must be hard never knowing how it will go ((HUGS))
    I love your photos of your walks - thank you for taking us with you!
    Love Leanne

  4. Thank you! I could do with a dose of sunshine, it's been cold and drizzly all day.

  5. I'm glad it was a pleasant surprise, Susan. I really enjoyed treading this and shall have fun exploring your nominated blogs. I see you also have a blogging sibling. Goldenoldenlady from It Helps Fill the Day is my baby sis. :-)

  6. Woops, I've only just seen this (busy). Thank you for your mention; I wish I knew how to do those LINK things!