Playing Tag


As bloggers what is it that we all want?  Having our own little corner of cyberspace in which to write anything we darn well please is reward enough in itself. Nevertheless if we are honest most of us are hoping to be 1) Paid for our blood, sweat and tears through sponsorship and advertising or 2) Picked up by a major publication and paid for our blood, sweat and tears. Failing either of these idealized scenarios a little bit of acknowledgement from our peers goes along way. Hence the popularity of “tagging” memes.

I was recently quite chuffed to be tagged by Kirsty of My Home Truths ( with the cheerily named Sunshine Award.

The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: “Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere”. The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favourite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!

I’m not sure I’m worthy of such an accolade. I certainly don’t set out to positively and creatively inspire others. Rather I use this blog as a platform to 1) moan about how my house is trying to work my to death and 2) express my undying lust   admiration for Michael Fassbender.  Anyhow if any of you have been positively and creatively inspired by my ramblings – you seriously need to get out more.

Now to the questions.

1. Favourite Time of the Year?

Autumn. The oppressive humidity of February has left but the weather is still warm. Even better the ocean has been heating up all summer and is still like a tepid bath. Our beach side life here in Chez ‘Abulous is idyllic.

2. Favourite Festive movie?

Arthur Christmas. I took P1 to see this on the big screen last year and came out grinning from ear to ear. I enjoyed it more than she did. The fact that Santa’s magic was explained away by cutting edge technology and an army of elves didn’t make it any less captivating. Also with the vocal talents of James McEvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent what’s not to like?

I think we all know that hapless Arthur will end up wearing the red and white cap.

I think we all know that hapless Arthur will end up wearing the red and white cap.

3. What is your Passion?

Other than giving my little miracles the best childhood ever, my passions are researching and writing. I hope they will be part of my future along with some payola!

4. Favourite Colour?

Its a tie. The blush of a pink arygle diamond and deep, mysterious emerald green.

These very expensive diamonds are the colour of luuurve.

These very expensive diamonds are the colour of luuurve.

5. Favourite time of the Day?

If I can get up before the kids and snatch a 10 minute walk down to the beach at sunrise its magical. It also means I start the day with real coffee.

6. Favourite Flower?

This is a difficult question given that I am botanically illiterate. Its also a bit like choosing a favorite child – they are all good. For my wedding bouquet I went for a bright, bold and exotic look in stark contrast to my personality.

7. Favourite Non-Alcoholic Beverage?

It should be stamped upon my forehead – ” That’ll be a skinny cappuccino with one please”.

8. Favourite Physical Activity?

I can tell you its not vacuuming the house. Probably swimming in the local ocean pools without the kids.

9. Favourite Vacation?

It would have to be Dunbogan. If that was too extravagant, I’d fancy a trip to the Galápagos Islands on a luxury yacht.

This one would be fine.

This one would be fine.

I recently tagged five very fine bloggers in the Christmas Wish List meme. This time around I’m choosing a fresh crew.

1) Slapdash Mama

2) Oculus Mundi

3) Falling Face First

4) Bachelormum Style

5) One Mother Hen

6) Help I’m Stuck

7) Robomum

8) Lydia’s Lunch Box Of Thoughts

9) Five Frogs On A Blog

10) Blundermum



photo credit: Crouchy69 via photopin cc

8 thoughts on “Playing Tag

  1. Thank you, very kind, and much apprecaited. I will be posting a blog at some point tomorrow on this 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh thank you I am excited! I will do a post tomorrow. (squeals with delight and jumps up and down).

  3. Woot! Feeling the love. I’ll do all this tomorrow, ;o)

  4. Congrats to you and thanks for tagging me!!

  5. Yo i’ve posted my responses! Thanks again. Let’s be FRIENDS! I love your blog you are a cack. xx

  6. Thanks luv! Very kind you are. I will put on my sunshiney hat and be all sunshiney and stuff!!! 🙂

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