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Honours in Sunshine.

This morning I was greatly touched ( I know many would say I’ve been touched for years) to receive from my wonderful friend Margaret Lynette Sharp, an award called The Sunshine Award. I take great delight in introducing you to her blog wher I’m fortunate that she often features not just birds but also the natural beauty of Australia- or at least her part of it.

Without  further ado, allow me to introduce  http://margaretlynettesharp.wordpress.com/

All awards come with a price and this is no different. I need to display the award itself which I shall now do………………………………………………

sunshine-award

Then I must tell you 10 interesting things about myself which I confess will be a struggle. Lastly I must make my own nominations which will be difficult only because there are so many wonderful blogs out there, and I’m charged with informing them.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………     1. Though Welsh, I was actually born in Germany.

2. I love playing board games ( not Monopoly) and cards. At age 6 I was learning how to play Cribbage from watching my parents/grandparents play. It’s good for maths.

3. Michael/Mike whom I refer to as brother has been my best friend for 40 years now.

4. My first name ( and preferred) is David though some family/friends call me Mike to differentiate from my father, imagine the confusion with No.3.

5. I’m an inveterate shopper. I love it. The Postman may hate me though. It’s great seeing someone’s face as you give them a gift.

6. I had a breakdown that left me unable to speak to people face to face but I have no probs annoying them on the net.

7. Typical man I hold my feelings close but when my budgie died and one of the rats very recently ( Bernie) I cried like a baby.

8. I love humour in most forms but never quite ‘get’ some of the cult things like Monty Python. Current favourite, The Big Bang Theory, unbeatable.

9. Some people say I’m an easy touch but it’s better to be conned by a few than let one real one go unnoticed.

10. The Internet has been a blessing. Without it I may never have written, and I’ve forged some great friendships over the world…………………………………….

My Nominations.

1. http://ililarbel.weebly.com/    A very interesting blog for those who enjoy history and by a very skilled writer.

2. http://www.wildozark.com/  Some stunning pictures. Helpful herbs and currently a blog about a trip to Germany.

3. http://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/8197164/  Animal Couriers. Heartfelt stories about re-homing mistreated animals and reuniting animals and owners worldwide.

4. http://greatbigjar.com/  A real delight to read this blog is by a Scottish friend whom I treasure.

5. http://www.sorinsuciu.com/ A delightful blog by a very funny young man ( See The Scriptlings) who also carries great interviews.

6. http://seumasgallacher.com/  The blog of a man at peace with his own insanity. A great humorist.

7. http://maggiethom.wordpress.com/  A great selection of book reviews.

8. http://dieselelectricelephant.wordpress.com/ A great writer and a great reviewer.

9. http://valeriedavies.com/  A wonderful eclectic mix of posts.

10. http://acflory.wordpress.com/ Simply because I love this woman and what she writes. Great books and things that matter on her blog.

Right, I shall notify everyone and hopefully some will take up the challenge themselves. If you haven’t been included in this list it isn’t because I don’t value you or your blog but simply because there are so many I do love that I’d be here all day if I didn’t stop somewhere.

Hugs and Compliments of the Season to you all.

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