Let the Sunshine Out

Quite a few days ago, Miss Marzipan nominated me for The Sunshine Award. I was surprised and delighted. Before I could respond, I received another Sunshine nomination from Sofia Ängsved Photos & Art

I am not sure if I am supposed to accept two Sunshine awards at once, but I am going to because I want to acknowledge the support, kindness and encouragement given to me by  Miss Marzipan and Creative Garden. I am looking forward to reading about Miss Marzipan’s Blessingway and Advent preparations. They are bound to be special events. I am equally looking forward to more beautiful photos and creative posts from Sofia/Creative Garden.

The Sunshine Award is symbolised by a flower that one blogger can give to other “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

As with most awards the Sunshine Award comes with a few simple rules:

  1. Acknowledge the person who gave this award in a blog post.
  2. Do the Q&A below.
  3. Pass on the award to 10 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

Questions and Answers

Who is your favorite philosopher?

I don’t have one.  I do like the Dalai Lama’s words of wisdom.

What is your favorite number?

It changes all the time. At the moment, I favour combinations of 5 and 6 e.g.  65 or 565 or 655

What is your favorite animal?

My miniature schnauzer 🙂 , then hedgehogs; both are cute and prickly.

What is your favorite time of day?

Twilight in the summer.

What are your Facebook and Twitter?

I don’t have a Twitter account and my Facebook is private for now.

What is your favorite holiday?

Lately, it’s been Diwali because it brings back some wonderful childhood memories.

What is your physical favorite activity?

Walking, walking and walking.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Cranberry juice.

What is your passion?

Kindness and the practice thereof

What is your favorite flower?


My nominees:


The world according to a 20-something, op-shop loving, dumpling eating, finger nail biting, bracelet making maniac.

The blog that introduced me to the blog world.

If today is Tuesday, this must be . .

 Although this Travelling Kiwi is temporarily grounded, I can’t wait till she takes off again and writes about libraries and churches she encounters on her travels.


 A poet and reader of poetry and a translator.  I love her translations of Psyche and Cupid.


 I enjoy her accounts of life in a different part of our lovely New Zealand.


Beautiful photographs and an inspirational look at “loving kindness”

Emily Cooks Vegan

I enjoy her fresh and vibrant approach to cooking.


I admire the creative activities that Mtetar shares with her grandchild.


The photos on this blog are truly delightful.


My musical education is being revitalised by Leaping Tracks wonderful posts on music.


Sufey’s brings a smile to my face and like all my other nominees brings plenty of warm sunshine.


8 thoughts on “Let the Sunshine Out

  1. Russel Ray Photos

    Ack! Cranberry juice! No, no, no, no, no, no, and no.

    It might be psychosomatic, though. At my first Thanksgiving meal living with my wise old grandmother after she adopted me, we had cranberry sauce. I didn’t like the smell of it. Unfortunately, I had to eat “at least a spoonful” of everything. Well, I ate a spoonful of cranberry sauce as the very last thing. I choked it down and promptly threw up all over the dining room table and floor. I was never again forced to eat “at least a spoonful” of everything. Problem solved.

    However, I still don’t like cranberries or anything to do with them………lol

    In fact, I should revoke my LIKE on this post!

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Oh dear, I can understand the need to revoke the LIKE. I feel the same way about most strawberry flavoured drinks because strawberry flavour was associated with being dosed for worms. The medicine was so horrible that the worms seemed preferable.

  2. Clanmother

    Congratulations, my dear friend, on a well deserved award. And congratulations to all those amazing bloggers who received your nomination, I am celebrating! We have an amazing blogger community that continues to inspire and encourage. So glad that we connected!!!!

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I struggled to work out what to do, too. Took me ages. I did a lot of copy and paste work from Miss Marzipan’s nomination post. I don’t think there is really a set formula. I mean I can’t find a page or site that says anything definite about the Sunshine Award. It’s just sunny and fun 🙂


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