Mystery Blogger Award XII – XIII

Okoto Oke Enigma, whose blog site is created this Mystery Blogger Award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blogs not only captivate but inspire and motivate. They are some of the best out there, and they deserve all the 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 – the latter’s more me! ♥♥♥

I was most fortunate to be nominated earlier this summer by two different writers whose blogs are amazing and who write from the heart. Please, if you don’t already follow them, head on over and check out their wonderful blogs:-

Three more things about me

1. I love cooking plant-based meals.

2. I’m allergic to latex so will never be able to indulge in S&M activities or play Catwoman.

3. I’m starting to get itchy feet after enjoying the summer at home in the south of France.

Most read posts

My series of posts entitled: The things about France that surprised me:………………………

The Storyteller’s Questions

1.What was your craziest thing you do in life?

Now, you see I’m way too sensible to do anything crazy.

2. When was the last time you felt lonely?

Actually, I rather like being on my own and it’s very rare I ever feel lonely.

3. If you can choose 1 talent, what talent will you pick? And why?

Maybe the ability to sing since I sound like a fog-horn.

4. Where was your best traveling trip?

Australia and Japan – I’m hoping to have to chance to revisit both countries. 

5. (Weird or funny question): If animals could talk, which animal would be the most terrifying?

No question, domestic pets. Imagine what they might say about us or rather you, since I don’t have any pets. 

Random’s Questions

1.Who or what is your biggest inspiration and why?

My parents because they were great examples to follow.

2. Have you ever seen a ghost? Or would you want to?

No and no

3. Which is your favourite book and why?

Manchester United Ruined My Life by Colin Schindler – you’d need to be a football supporter to truly appreciate the book but it was just so funny.

4. Have you made any predictions?

No, sadly the battery’s flat in my crystal ball otherwise I’d have predicted the Lottery numbers. 

5. If you could see the whole world in only one colour, which one would you choose: black or white?

Now, here’s the thing, if the world were all black or indeed all white, you wouldn’t actually see anything, would you?

Award Rules

  1. Put the award logo on your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  3. Mention the creator of the award
  4. Answer the five questions you were asked
  5. Tell the readers three things about yourself
  6. Nominate 10 to 20 bloggers
  7. Notify the bloggers (tell them you nominated them) by commenting on one of their posts
  8. Ask your nominees five questions with one weird or funny one
  9. Share a link to your best posts

My Nominees

If you read all of this  – congratulations – consider yourself nominated. By participating you will generate free content and offsite links which are good for your rankings. You’re welcome 🙂

Hope you had a fabulous weekend Sx


Song Lyric Sunday #11

I like that Jim Adams of Song Lyric Sunday Challenge gives us plenty of notice about each Sunday’s prompts. Today it’s Brother/Sibling/Sister. I’m wondering whether to pick a song about siblings or a group with siblings, there are certainly plenty of the latter.

I’m going for one of the more obvious picks, the Bee Gees, even though only the oldest brother Barry is still going strong. The group formed way back in 1958 [yes, that long ago!] and consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late 1970s. The group sang recognisable three-part tight harmonies; Robin’s clear vibrato lead vocals were a hallmark of their earlier hits, while Barry’s R&B falsetto became their signature sound during the mid-to-late 1970s and 1980s. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits, as well as writing and producing a number of major hits for other artists.

Arguably, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (1978) was a turning point in their careers, with both the film and soundtrack having a worldwide cultural impact and enhancing the disco scene’s mainstream appeal. They won five Grammy Awards for Saturday Night Fever, including Album of the Year. The Band have sold an estimated 200 million records worldwide making them among the best-selling music artists of all time.

My pick is one of their 1970 numbers, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”, which was released in 1971 as the first single from the album Trafalger. More notably, it was their first US No. 1 single. The song appears in the 2013 film American Hustle and on its soundtrack.

Lyrics: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

I can think of younger days
When living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
But I was never told about the sorrow
How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?
How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again
I can still feel the breeze
That rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
We could never see tomorrow
But no one said a word about the sorrow
How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling
How can you stop the sun from shining
What makes the world go round
And how can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again
La la la la la la, la la la la
La la la la la la, la la la la
Please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again
Da da da da
Da da da da, da da da da da, da

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Gibb/Robin Gibb
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.

One word Sunday: spectacle

Should this be a spectacle, or where I’ve made a spectacle of myself?

It was easy, I’ve gone for the former and one of the world’s great spectacles, the Great Barrier Reef from our 2019 #adventuredownunder.

I’ve decided to join in with Debbie Smyth‘s One Word Sunday challenge, largely because she sets them well in advance – always an advantage in my book. In addition, she’s a fantastic and inspirational photographer.