Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

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Kristian over at talesfromthemindofkristian nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger award. Thank you Kristian. Here’s the thing, I’m not really doing awards right now due to health issues and time constraints, but the questions are great fun so …. I’m answering the questions and invite anybody who enjoys this kind of thing to answer them as well. There, you’re nominated, all of you. 😉


1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo
2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions

The Questions to my nominees:

  1. What is your theory on the point of existence?

And harm ye none, do what ye will. Live, enjoy, have fun, don’t hurt people. Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination”

Liebster Award


The (slightly modified) rules:

1 – Thank the person who nominated you, and add a link to their blog.
2 – Add the logo of the award to your post and a link to the creator of this blog award –The Global Aussie: The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2019
3 – Write a paragraph about what motivates you in life (not just in blogging).
4 – Answer the 5 questions given to you.
5 – Nominate 2 – 6 blogs that you feel would enjoy receiving the award.
6 – Create 5 questions for your nominees.

Thanks to Pensitivity101 for the nomination Continue reading “Liebster Award”

Mystery Blogger Award


I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger award by the infamous *Dr. Strange* I mean Kristian, thank you, Dr. Strange/Kristian.

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?
“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” –
Okoto Enigma

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Mystery Blogger Award


The Rules

1 Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2 List the rules.
3 Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4 Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6 Answer the questions provided by your nominator.
7 Nominate 10- 20 people.
8 Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
9 Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny
question (specify).
10 Share a link to your best post(s).

Big Thank you to Chris Hall at Lunas on line for the nomination and to Okoto Enigma for creating the award (link doesn’t seem to be working).

Three things about myself:
1 I love cranberries, just raw, dusted with a little sugar.
2 I haven’t watched TV in over 12 years, although I do watch some DVDs.
3 I have over 147 books (both Ebooks and hard copies) in my “to be read” stack.

Chris’s Questions:

What song will always get you on the dance floor?

I Get Around by Dragonette  I Get Around

What’s your signature dish? Baked wild sockeye salmon

If you could meet any author throughout the whole of history, who would it be and why? William Shakespeare. Why? Did I mention it was Shakespeare? And to assure him that someday, people will appreciate his work.

If you could only read one book genre for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? High Fantasy. I love getting lost in worlds filled with dragons and magic.

Which do you prefer: jelly beans or fish fingers with custard (this is the silly question!!)

Jelly beans but only if they’re black.

My questions:

1 Is a hotdog a sandwich? (This is the silly one)
2 What’s the best kind of pet to have? (Dog? Cat? Goldfish? etc.)
3 Is abstract painting (i.e. Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse) really “art”?
4 Where do you find your inspiration?
5 What kind of prompt to you enjoy more, word or picture?

Link to your best post? That’s tough, define “best.” I mean really I like them all or I wouldn’t post them. That being said, this one particularly speaks to me. Medicine Wheel.

When I’m nominated for awards I answer the questions posed to me and write questions of my own if requested. I don’t nominate others. It’s time consuming, I can never remember who does awards and who doesn’t and I have a dreadful fear of leaving someone out. So, feel free to join in the fun with your own answers to any or all of the questions and consider yourself nominated because, let’s face it … YOU ROCK!

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Let the Sun Shine In


Many thanks to Kristian of Tales from the Mind of Kristian for the nomination. Kristian is a fabulous, eclectic writer, do check out his blog.

The “rules” – well, honestly I think we all know them by now. Thank your nominator, answer the questions, pose your own questions, nominate more bloggers.

Sunshine in December is always good. So without further ado, the questions:

What will you be eating on the 25th of December?
What would you like to see happen in 2019?
Name three things you are grateful for.
Continue reading “Let the Sun Shine In”

Liebster Awards 1 & 2


I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award a couple of times recently and, honestly, while I am honored beyond belief; I’ve been so busy traveling that I kind of put them on the back burner. I’m going to combine both nominations into one post for my own convenience and nobody else’s and hope nobody’s offended. Here we go:

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Mystery Blogger Award

mystery-blogger  First, I want to thank Muted Mouthful for nominating me. I am honored.   I will keep her excerpt about the award

“According to Okoto Enigma, ‘Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.’ ”

WOW that’s high praise indeed. (Insert mental picture of me digging my toe in the dirt, eyes downcast, blushing furiously.) Thank you. Continue reading “Mystery Blogger Award”

Sunshine Blogger Award


My first ever Blogger Award.  Wow, I don’t usually do this kind of thing but hey it’s a first right?  So here we go.  I would like to thank Get Set Write for nominating me.

Here, are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog
2. Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

My Answers Are:

  1. Biography or documentary? — Documentary
  2. What would you do without your phone for a day? — Read
  3. A place that you believe is a paradise?– Old Kapaa Town – Kauai
  4. Tree house or houseboat? — houseboat, if it’s docked. Afraid of heights and don’t like boat motion so .????
  5. Your role model? — My mother in law (I know weird right?)
  6. The happiest moment in your life? — the first time Superhubs put his arm around me. The stars realigned and my universe changed forever.
  7. A tongue twister that you find very interesting? — Sὶshίsὶ zhῑ shί sῐ shῑzi = fortyfour stone dead lions in Mandarin  (no I can’t say it)
  8. Your favourite childhood television show? – The Wild Wild West
  9. A room full of books or a room full of cakes? — Books, definately, books.
  10. Your favourite author? Anne McAffrey.
  11.  Which fictional character would you like to meet? – Polgara the sorceress (David Eddings).

My Nominations are (insert drum roll):

Words Unspoken

Grace Life

Words with Ab

The Dark Netizen

Temple of the Self

Samantha James

A Writers Soul

Floating Gold

Written in the Ink

Oh Border

The Pensieve

My questions:

Coffee or espresso?
What are you currently reading?
What are you currently watching (TV or movie)?
When vacationing do you hotel or camp?
Do you have kids?
Fantasy or Sci Fi?
What are you working on right now? hobbies/projects/life
Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?
Carnivore or vegetarian?
Where did you go on your last vacation?
Do you have a tatoo?

Whew!  That’s the longest post I’ve ever done, another first!  — Thanks again Get Set Write