The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a way for bloggers to get to know each other and also get other bloggers to connect with each other.sunshine-blogger-award
The RULES of accepting the Sunshine Award are as follows:

Acknowledge and thank the nominating blogger with a link to their website.

Thank you to the wonderful Michael at  Michael’s Origins for nominating me for this award. It is very appreciated!
Share 11 random facts about myself by answering the questions the nominating blogger has created for me.
List 11 bloggers I believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (I can’t nominate the blogger who nominated me.)
Let the 11 bloggers know I nominated them.
Post 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate to answer.

11 random facts about me…

1: Who are your favorite published authors? To name but a few; Paullina Simons, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen and Diana Gabaldon.

2: What did you want to grow up to accomplish in your life?

Travel, love, live, and write.

Growing up in a big family, in a small town; I always wanted to travel, which I did. I’ve always loved to write; but really began to follow my dream in the past few years.

As for the future, well I’m working on it. FAMILY is the most important thing to me and always will be.

I will continue to follow my dream of being an author. It’s a journey, in which I’m finding my way.

3: What are your favorite Movies?

I love a good drama, romance, or war movie. I haven’t watched many movies of late. I have been watching TV series such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Vikings, Son’s Of Anarchy etc….love them!

4: If you got to choose your last meal in life, what would it be? Camembert cheese, champagne and chocolate, and perhaps creamy garlic prawns, or fresh seafood, oh and hot chips!! What a combination.

Jennifer Calvert

Greece

5: What is your favorite temperature? Spring in Australia; nice 25 degree day, sunny and warm.

6: Introvert or Extrovert? Bit of both. I’m pretty outgoing, but can be a little reserved around new people.  Just depends.

7: What are your favorite past times? Traveling around the world for a year. Living in a campervan for seven months, travelling Europe, (France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Belguim, the list goes on and on, Oh and Morocco in Africa.

My beautiful star; Estelle. My love, my life, my light.estelle

8: What about yourself would you change if you could? My self confidence; I’m learning to believe in myself.

9: What scares you the most? Heights

10: Why do you blog? I started blogging as way to express myself, learn, and meet other like minded individuals and creative writers!

11: Who is your favorite musician? Oh I have too many! I could be here all day, here’s a few;

  • Karin O- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Xavier Rudd
  • John Butler
  • Lanie Lane
  • Kurt Cobain-Nirvana
  • Ben Harper
  • Caleb Followill- The Kings of Leon

My Nominees are

Tony Burgess

Carisa Adrienne

George For Fun

Waffle Me This

Lynz Real Cooking

Thomas M Watt

Chris White 1951club

Souldier Girl

Seeingthewhisper

persoinpoesia

Questions for my nominees:
1: Who are your favorite published authors?

2: What did you want to grow up to accomplish in your life?

3: What are your favorite Movies?

4: If you got to choose your last meal in life, what would it be?

5: What is your favorite temperature?

6: Introvert or Extrovert?

7: What are your favorite past times?

8: What about yourself would you change if you could?

9: What scares you the most?

10: Why do you blog?

11: Who is your favorite musician?

Encouraging Thunder Award

encouraging-thunderThank you Tessa for nominating my blog Ink and Quill, for the Encouraging Thunder Award. I’m humbled by the nomination and thank Tessa for her support and words of encouragement. Check out her inspiring site Tessacandoit

I started my blog around April this year and have found it to be a wonderful way to express myself, and be creative.

Before my blog I had always loved writing fiction. Not the best at short stories as I get carried away, just as I’m doing now…

I found out I loved writing poetry and have taken great pleasure in writing and sourcing beautiful imagery to share with you. I have also made some great connections with other incredible writers. Quite frankly I’m addicted to blogging.

There are so many wonderful bloggers out there, It’s hard to choose, but without any further ado, I nominate the following incredibly talented people;

These awesome people who deserve the award are (in random order) : 

  1. amitavchowdhury
  2. aramseywriter
  3. motherwintermoon

What you can do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Post it on your blog or social media account
  • Grant others with the award

What you can’t do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Abuse or misuse the logo
  • Claim that it’s your own handmade logo

What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:

  • Enjoy the award
  • At least gives thanks via comments and likes and or mentioning the person who give the award.
  • Mention your purpose in blogging or joining the social media