ABC and Sunshine Awards

Award Time! 🙂

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award and The “Awesome Blog Content” – ABC Award by my very good friend Patty @ I say she’s an angel but she denies it 🙂



Rules to this Award:

1. Display the Award on your Blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who awarded you.
3. Present 8 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment.
5. Write a word or phrase about yourself for each letter of the Alphabet.
6. Section 2: A word or phrase about myself for each letter of the Alphabet

I must use a letter  of the Alphabet to say something about myself, here goes…..

A. Angelic (I am you know)
B. Bashful
C. Charming
D. Deadly when swatting flies
E. Easily egged on
F. Faithful
G. Goofy (at times)
H. Hungry (at this moment in time)
I. Ingenious
J. Jester
K. King of my sofa
L. Laughs a lot
M. Melancholy
N. Naughty but nice
O. Older than I look (unfortunately)
P. Playful
Q. Quality in everything I do (don’t say a word)
R. Richard
S. Slippery when wet (just like Bon Jovi)
T. Ten times faster than a tortoise
U. Umpteen times faster than a snail
V. Very loyal
W. Wed and very happy
X. X-men comic fan
Y. Because I said so
Z. Zero tolerance for idiots

I now nominate 8 people for the ABC Award and the Sunshine Award

Each one of the above can be summed up by saying they are exceptional. High quality and varied posts aplenty and always a pleasure to read.

Of course you don’t have to accept the award. Just know you are appreciated!

Thank you for reading, Richard.


Liebster Award

Em over at has nominated me for a Liebster Award. It always takes me by surprise when people seem to like what I do but it makes me very happy and extremely grateful. Thanks again, Em.


The Liebster Award Rules:  
You must link back the person who nominated you.
You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

10 Questions I answer:

1) What is your worst habit?     I’m far too competitive.

2) What is the one thing that you will never do again?  I will never ever go to A & E during the night and then wait 5 hours to be seen.

3) What happened the last time you cried?  It was when I said some words at my Nanna’s cremation. I will never forget it.

4) If you could have one superpower for one day, what would it be and what would you do? I always wanted Spidey’s webs. I think I’d web up a few people then cheese it.

5) What is your most embarrassing moment?  Being strip searched at Geneva airport in front of people.

6) If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?  Be happy, first and foremost.

7) What is the most scariest thing that has ever happened to you?  Confronting a gang of lads who were stealing. They backed down but I didn’t realise what a nut I was until after the event.

8) What was happening the last time you were really nervous?   I was doing this.

9) What would people be surprised to learn about you?   I have no writing training at all even though most people think I have.

10) What is your most favourite thing to do?   Write, especially if I can do it with a beautiful view.

Here are my questions:

1. Ice-cream or cake?

2. Winter or summer, and why?

3. What was your happiest moment?

4. What is your favourite book?

5. Talking on the phone or messaging?

6. Where’s the best place you’ve visited?

7. What is your favourite animal?

8. Visiting the Zoo or an Aquarium?

9. What was your best childhood toy?

10. Shower or bath?

Here are my nominations:












The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award
Versatile blogger award image

Christine Blackwell has been kind enough to nominate me for The Versatile Blogger Award. This has made me feel very special as I have never been nominated for anything like this before. I hope you check out her blog as she is an exceptional writing talent. Every post is a good one. Thanks again! 🙂

Here are the rules:

Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven Interesting Things about Me:

1. My dream is to see my book The Snow Lily published.
2. I am very good at all sports except for some reason the discus! (I know it sounds big-headed, but I am.)
3. I have collected Marvel comics (Avengers and Xmen, mostly) all of my life. But have had to give them up since I left work, as I can’t afford them now.
4. I love to be high up with a mountainous view, but am scared of heights!
5. I am very, very shy, and even writing this is difficult for me.
6. I run every week day and am obsessed with getting faster, (which I am doing.)
7. Money has never mattered much to me, as I’d rather be happy than rich.

Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations, these are versatile and talented bloggers:

1. Sahm King
2. Christine Blackwell
3. Ar Vhee
4. ClownPonders
5. suzie81
6. Shawn L Bird
7. booknvolume
8. deadlyeverafter
9. The Lyceum
10. jamieB2013
11. willowdot21
12. Words4jp’s Blog
14. Fairytale Epidemic
15. A Haiku a Day Keeps The Doctor Away