Thursday doors #36

You may recall that I visited Brussels in July which proved to be a fertile hunting ground for old and interesting doors. I took soooooooooooo many photos that I’m going to feature them over the next few weeks.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments’ on Norm’s site, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern Time).

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award VIII

I’m back from Australia but I’m still ploughing through those awards. Many thanks to Muffin (and Steve) over at Steve’s Country for the nomination. The pair aim to give their readers a “smile as wide as a country sunrise, and maybe even a laugh or two!” I’d say they succeed! I love Steve’s pictures of the local flora and fauna. Of course, by the time this post appears, everyone will be hibernating again. Poor Steve lives somewhere where the sun doesn’t shine for long. So around this time, he’ll need some cheering up. Please visit Steve and his adopted cat Muffin, read what they have to say, and give them a follow. You won’t regret it.

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

Nominate new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

Steve and Muffin’s Questions

1. Do you have any pets?

I love animals but all my time and energy goes into looking after my husband. I have no time for a pet.

2. How long have you been blogging?

Since 2009! Blimey, that’s nearly 10 years though I did have a hiatus between 2012 and 2014 while I was helping to establish VeloVoices.

3. Do you think you will be blogging a year from now?

Absolutely! Unless, you know something I don’t?

4. Do you prefer to use a laptop/computer or your phone for blogging?

I use a combination of my laptop and mini iPad.

5. What time of day do you blog most often?

I tend to write mainly in the afternoons.

6. Have you ever travelled right across the country where you live?

I have and you can read all about my travels on my blog.

7. Do you enjoy cooking?

Do apples grow on trees? I love cooking and, aside from the Michelin star bestowed on me by my French friends, I am famous the length of the French Riviera for my cakes. Once tasted men have been moved to ask for my hand in marriage. Since I’m already married, I’ve started a list, just in case…….You’ll find all my recipes for cakes and whatever on my blog.

8. Do you enjoy reading?

Yes, a great way to relax.

9. Do you enjoy exercising?

Yes! I try and start each day with a spot of yoga followed by a jog – I’m not very fast – or a ride.

10. Do you enjoy eating healthy foods?

I try to only eat healthy foods but the odd French fry occasionally creeps in.

11. Do you have any ideas for me/my blog?

Look, any ideas I have I’m keeping for my blog! Cheek!!!

My Nominees

I know a lot of you don’t like awards but I do. It helps us to better know our blogging community. So I happily nominate anyone who has taken the time to read this post and my questions are below if you’d like to join in and spread some of that proverbial sunshine. 🤗❤️

My 11 Questions

1. How long have you been blogging and what prompted you to start?

2. What do you write about on your blog and why?

3. Typically, how much time do you spend each week on your blog?

4. What prompts you to follow certain blogs?

5. It’s The Sunshine Blogger Award so how do you spread rays of sunshine on your blog?

6. If you were to impart some words of wisdom about blogging, what would they be?

7. Who or what, if anything, has influenced your blog?

8. What’s the best bit about blogging?

9. Describe your blog using only five adjectives.

10. What do you think is your best blog post and why?

11. What’s your idea of “A Perfect Day”?

If you don’t want to do the whole “Award Thing,” maybe just answer question no 5 in the comments below.

Have a great day

Sheree

Thursday doors #35

Here’s Part II of a  large selection of doors and doorways from my recent trip to the Bavarian town of Lindau, on Lake Konstanz.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments’ on Norm’s site, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern Time).

 

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #8

Still persisting taking close ups with my mini iPad! I’ve decided I just need more practice.

Continuing with the flower theme, and all from our recent trip to Australia, though I have no idea what any of them are. Answers below would be much appreciated!

Sunshine’s Macro Monday is a challenge hosted by Irene encouraging us to scrutinise the smallest of details by getting up close and personal and bringing someone or something to life in a photograph. It’s a one day challenge without prompts.  Irene posts a Sunshine’s Macro Monday post each Monday, just after midnight Central Time (US) so don’t forget to use the tag SMM and mention Sunshine’s Macro Monday somewhere on your post, creat a pingback or add a link in the comment’s section of her post.

Another award, really?

I’ll be honest, it’s a mystery why anyone would nominate my blog for an award. However, thanks must go once again to Dragon Warrior who only blogged for a couple of months over at The Den of Dreams.  She very kindly nominated me for my second Mystery Blogger Award. I do hope her exams went well and, more importantly, a certain someone has replied to her message!

Then, a few days later Lydia gave me a third one! She blogs over at Lydia’s blog and, like me, loves cooking. The third of seven siblings, Lydia plays guitar and piano, helps in children’s ministries, and loves serving God.

This is allegedly, and I quote, “an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts whose blogs should captivate, inspire and motivate you.”  Thankfully, it’s also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging – that’s much more me. This award was dreamt up by Okoto Enigma – what a fabulous name.

The Rules Of Engagement

Now there’s a whole list of rules I have to follow, here they are:-

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 to their post about the award

5. Tell your reader(s) 3 things about yourself that they may not already know

6. Nominate at least 10 other blogs for the award

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice which should include one weird or funny question

9. Share a link to your best post

10. Check you’ve fulfilled all of the requirements above – I have!

Three Things About Me

I’m an alumnus of Loughboro’ University, which is where I met my husband of over 40 years – where’s the time gone? – and I’m a chartered accountant by training.

Dragon Warrior’s Questions

1. 3 pet peeves?

Only 3? Okay, here goes: disrespect, most -isms (such as racism, sexism…….) and my beloved constantly failing to put things back from whence they came.

2. Something nobody should ask you?

How old are you?

3. Something really crazy about you?

There’s nothing really crazy about me, either now or in the past.

4. If the world would end and you were to take ONE thing with you, what would it be?

My husband

5. The most mysterious incident that happened to you?

I’ve wracked my (still) excellent memory but I cannot recall any mysterious incident ever!

Lydia’s Questions

1. What is your favorite grocery store?

I prefer food shopping in my local markets to shops, but my favourite grocery store is the closest one.

2. Do you enjoy shopping more for clothes or food?

Deffo food!

3. What are you looking forward to the most next year?

My beloved’s retirement and I never thought I would say that.

4. Why do you blog?

Because I can!

5. Which do you dislike more: cockroaches or spiders?

Cockroaches

My Nominees

It seems to have been raining awards recently in my part of the blogosphere and, while I think it’s a great way to get to know one another, I appreciate that many of you are suffering from award fatigue. So, here’s the deal, if you’ve recently started blogging or you feel you’ve not received your fair share of awards, and perchance you’ve read this post, please consider yourself honoured with this Mystery Blogger Award.

Five Questions for My Nominees

1. What do you most enjoy about blogging and why?

2. What’s your favourite sport (participation or watching) and why?

3. Where in France would you most like to visit and why?

4. Which meal would you choose for your last supper?

5. Name five people whom you’d like to join you for your last supper and explain why you chose them?

My Best Post(s)

I have no idea, you tell me!

Thank you for your time and attention. Have a great day!

Thursday doors #34

Here’s Part I of a  large selection of doors and doorways from my recent trip to the Bavarian town of Lindau, on Lake Konstanz.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments’ on Norm’s site, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern Time).

 

Wordless Wednesday – fire station

While I’m away in Australia where I’ll be taking thousands of photos – yes, really – I’m going to keep Wordless Wednesday going. I generally try and feature a photograph from my archive but one taken at a similar time of year.

I’ll also continue to let the picture speak for itself, otherwise it’s no longer Wordless Wednesday!

Impossibly cute fire station