The Sunshine Award!

8 Sep

You never know what a day brings forth! My late mother used to say that, and she was on the money!

Little did I know that, a few days ago, I was on the cusp of nomination for another blogging award!

Yes, indeed! Emily Wheeler has generously nominated yours truly!

But : there are conditions.

Firstly, I have to reveal some previously secret information.

Here goes.

1. What is your favourite Christmas/festive movie?

Stumped already! I simply don’t have one.:) Christmas is a special time, and films or even tv shows that touch on it offer a unique chance of empathy.

2. What is your favourite flower?

Well, Camellias are very beautiful, and lack the thorns of roses. Although rampant by nature, Wistaria scores plenty of points in my book through its glorious colours and equally glorious perfume!

3. What is your favourite non-alcoholic beverage?

That’s a hard one. I like fruit juice, tea, and chocolate milk: not all at once! I prefer my tea to have a little sugar, and lots of milk.

4. What is my favourite passion?

Another tricky one. I have a passion for many things: dancing, swimming, animals, writing, art and music. Asking me to chose one is a bit like asking a parent to choose their favourite child.

5. What is your favourite time of year?

Another tricky question! Spring is lovely for the flowers, but not for the allergies that often accompany them. Summer is great for swimming, but not for the heat that goes with it. Autumn shines though its glorious leaves, and milder weather. Winter: well, virtue is the energy is can bring, but its downside: colds and flu: is unthinkable.

Winner: Autumn!

6. What is your favourite time of day?

Mornings! When the day is fresh, and you can look at the world through revitalized eyes!

7. What is your favourite physical activity?

I have several that I can’t separate.

Dancing, for its music, motivation, and social interaction.

Swimming: What better way to exercise in the heat? And so refreshing!

Walking: a wonderful way to enjoy a pleasant environment.

8. What is your favourite vacation?

I like the water, so somewhere pet-friendly and by the sea. So relaxing!

Now for the next bit.

First, an apology. I don’t know how to link your blogs, dear nominees, so feel free to add your links in the comments section!

1. jtelusma

2. Jenny Schwartz

3. Kate Loveday

4. Jennifer Avventura

5. Helene Young

6. Nicole Alexander

7. Rachael Johns

8. Lorelei Orion

9. Wendy Orr

10. The Wanderlust Gene

They’re all wonderful!

22 Responses to “The Sunshine Award!”

  1. Jennifer Avventura September 8, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Thank you kindly for the nomination! 🙂

  2. Jenny Schwartz (@Jenny_Schwartz) September 8, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    It’s always hard to pick a favourite anything. I love camellias, too. Beautiful flowers.

    Thanks for the nomination 🙂

  3. The Wanderlust Gene September 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Margaret, thank you for your support, and congratulations on answering all those impossible questions! I see some new bloggers amongst your nominees – it will be fun to visit them on your recommendation.

  4. jtelusma September 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    I am very grateful Margaret, thank you 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp September 9, 2012 at 12:05 am #

      My pleasure! Thanks for your support! You have some wonderful things on your blog!

  5. Lorelei Orion September 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Thanks for the nomination, Margaret!

  6. Margaret Lynette Sharp September 10, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    Here’s the link to Emily Wheeler’s wonderful blog:

  7. Nicole Alexander - Australian Storyteller September 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Thanks Margaret,
    interested readers can find me at

  8. rachael johns September 12, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Thanks so much Margaret – I promise to update my blog tonight (

  9. Margaret Lynette Sharp September 13, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Thanks, Rachael! You’re a real beam of Sunshine in our lives!

  10. Helene Young September 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Thanks, Margaret, there’s a lot of sunshine around romance writers!! Thanks for sharing some more 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp September 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

      Sunshine and happiness go hand in hand! Delighted to spread some more around.:)

  11. Margaret Lynette Sharp September 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    And thoroughly deserved, Rachael!:)


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