Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sunshine Award, New Meetings and Holiday



Recently, an editor introduced me to WAYN (Where Are You Now), a website which is for making friends with like minded people around the world. As the introduction came from a reputable source, I thought I’d join and have since been inundated with requests from men for friendship/meeting. Well……......

The other day I read a blog which suggested that “It’s not what you get in life that makes you happy, but how you respond.” And I thought, how true.

On that note, I have been awarded the Sunshine Award from Debs. In order to reply, I have to list 5 things that make me happy, so here are some of them.

1. A wonderful walk yesterday, despite the fog and getting lost. Just to set the tone, at the start of the walk, Jon told me the following: “A bloke picks up a girl and takes her home, says, “You remind me of my little toe.” “Why?” she says. “Because I’m cute and cuddly?” “No he replied. “Because later on I’m going to bang you on the bed.” Sorry – this just really appeals to my sense of humour.
2. All my daffodils have come out, and their yellow smiling heads nod at me when I walk up my steps.
3. A friend often sends me texts that (inadvertently) make me laugh. I save them for when I need cheering up.
4. The feeling I get when a few more pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will make up my next novel fall into place.
5. My friend Viv, who has a great capacity for one-liners. When talking about the fact that at our age most of us (men in particular) have a lot of baggage, Viv said, “Get a porter, I say.”

And on that note, I am off on holiday for a week. By the time I get back my flat will be redecorated – or most of it – so I will come home to a new me. Or rather, the next chapter begins…....

Talking of which, I am planning next novel. Ideas for female character's name please......

29 comments:

Jenny Beattie said...

What a gorgeous cheerful colour the flower is on the award picture.

I hope you have a fabulous holiday. See you back here soon.

Vermont Designs said...

Tell Viv not to go on holiday during my visit this year - please.

Flowerpot said...

Isn't it gorgeous, JJ? Can't fail to be cheered by that!

Flowerpot said...

Shelagh - I'll tell her!

Sally said...

Have a fabulous holiday. I'll miss you at singing but will think of you having a good time. I love your 5 happy things!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Sally - I will miss it too but won't be away for long! See you tomorrow x

Deborah (Debs) Carr said...

Great answers. I love your friend's idea to 'get a porter' too.

Hope you have a fantastic holiday. x

Talli Roland said...

Hahaha! I can't help sniggering at that little toe joke. :)

I always look up baby names on the Internet and scroll through them until one takes my fancy!

Chris Stovell said...

Gosh, there's so much going in your life now! Have a wonderful holiday and tell us all about it...

Flowerpot said...

Debs - she has a very good porter!

Sally said...

I've nominated you for another award! Check it out here
http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/versatile-blogger-award/

Flowerpot said...

Talli - I've had a look on the internet but there are so many I glazed over after a bit!

Flowerpot said...

Chris - there isa lot going on isnt there! But am not anticipating anything untoward on holiday so don't hold your breath. But then - who knows?!

Flowerpot said...

Blimey Sally - thanks so much! Will pop over there now....

Akelamalu said...

Congrats on the award and have a great holiday. x

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Having your flat decorated while you're away is a great idea, so much less hassle to deal with.

The daffs are beautiful aren't they, so vibrant and welcoming.

Enjoy your holiday.
CJ x

Flowerpot said...

Spring has to be the best time of year, I think, CJ. Yes hope Howard can get most of painting done before I get back. That's teh plan anyway! Will probably come back to chaos but never mind!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Ak!

Philipa said...

Jon?

Hope you have a lovely holiday, Sue x

Flowerpot said...

Phil - Jon is a very lovely friend. And thanks - I intend to have a good holiday!

Pat Posner said...

Have a great holiday, Flowerpot!

xxPat

Pat Posner said...

Have a great holiday, Flowerpot!
xxPat

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Pat. Can't get excited about it right now but I'm sure that will come....

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I enjoyed this post, and I hope your holiday is an enjoyable and fun on that recharges those inner batteries!!

Colette McCormick said...

Daffodils always make me happy.

Female character names ? How about Gloria Winterbootm?

Have a great holiday.

Jarmara Falconer said...

You sound like a very interesting person, Flowerpot. I'm sound about your sad lost. I shall drop by with a cuppa and share a cake with you soon so I can chat some more. Have a great week.

Flowerpot said...

Colette - great name!

Flowerpot said...

Jamara - good to meet you please call again soon!

Flowerpot said...

Kim and Pat - many thanks. I had a great time!