A day for spreading Sunshine!

On my Twitter biog I describe myself as a ‘Glasgow weather survivor’. With good reason. Last Thursday it was unremittingly wet all day. I even had to apply blotting paper to my eyebrows when I got home. However, good news awaited. I found that one of my blog followers, emariaenterprises, had nominated me for a Sunshine award for my most recent post “Holy Dharma with Heron”. Many thanks, emaria! Your award certainly cheered up a lousy day.

There are a few rules to follow on being nominated for a Sunshine award. I am complying – most unlike me!

1) Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.

2) Answer 10 questions about yourself.

3) Nominate other fabulous bloggers.

4) Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

5) Share the love and link the person who nominated you.


Here are seven answers – more than enough! And you, dear Reader, have to work out what the questions are….

1. I have far too many planets in Leo. 2. Just as well they’re in the Twelfth House! 3. I was actually born in the 12th House – 12, Plantation Road – on the street in which my parents were living at that time 4. My birth was so premature and I was so tiny that I was anointed in olive oil, wrapped carefully and placed in a drawer – too small for a cot – and not expected to live. Wrong!!! 5. I have my Honourable Discharge Papers from the British Merchant Navy 6. At a time when I was utterly dismissive of astrology, an astrologer I met by accident in a launderette drew up my chart and predicted that I would become an astrologer in my early thirties. Right!!! 7. I am still asking the same question I started asking when I first opened my eyes to the world: “Why are we here?”

(answers, under a plain wrapper, to this site. Reward for most original response)

Here are six great blogs,  in no particular order, whose writers can always be relied upon to inspire, inform, move, provoke and amuse. Check them out!

http://selmainthecity.wordpress.com/ – Holding on to hard won hopefulness

http://shoreacres.wordpress.com/ – The Task at Hand: a writer’s on-going search for just the right word

http://blankieandgoatie.wordpress.com/ – Reflections on parenting….

http://prettyfeetpoptoe.com/ – It’s just my point of view. Love it or hate it.

http://mountainastrologer.com/tma/tma-this-week – Your gateway to understanding the cosmos

And last but not least, with my thanks, the blogger who nominated me:

http://emariaenterprises.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/oh-how-sweet-is-this/ – Musings on life, love, politics, and the nature of happiness

400 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2012
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12 thoughts on “A day for spreading Sunshine!

  1. How kind of you to include me in your list of bloggers, Anne. I appreciate it so much, just as I appreciate your blog. I do hope that even more people will become aware of your talents and insight!

    I just checked, and see that Glasgow is clear, though a tiny bit cool. Perhaps your award already is bringing some sunshine to your world, too!

      1. I checked them out. Nice writing on the first in the list, I read them last night just before I checked out for the night (yawning). I can;t remember the name off the top of my head, but it had nice pictures too. Wait, let me go back and look again, then I can comment more intelligently, even if it is late again 🙂
        OK. Back again.
        Selma in the City. Great observations about how friends help you get through crisis, (of any nature)
        I like her picture of the flower growing in the rocks.
        Shore Acres. The Task at Hand. Although I don’t personally like Woody Allen The observation that jumping in enthusiastically with both feet into a new project, even if you don’t always know what you’re doing can sometimes achieve great results. that should be my motto. That’s generally how I do everything…. although my results aren’t always so successful.
        Blankie and goatie. I loved the story about the nature meadow and the little bit of woods reclaimed from the old abandoned and gone back to nature tennis courts. I hope they win their fight.
        Mountain Astrologer
        Saw the most recent post and determined that it was definitely meant for astrologers that knew what was going on in those charts.
        Saw the “For Beginners” section tonight. Intriguing, but my security software doesn’t like it because their security certificate has expired. I’ll have to find a way around that.
        Obviously, I have a lot of new stuff to explore.
        Have You sen The Garden Goats blog? It’s a hoot. I’d nominate that one but I think she may have already been nominated a bunch of times.

  2. Hi Emaria and thanks for this review! I have posted what you said about the Blankie and Goatie site there as a comment. It’s a great project Emily is running in the Children’s Wood and it deserves lots of encouragement.

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