Award Season

I’m delighted and pleased to announce that I’ve been nominated for The Penable Award ! Thank you so much, Dee at RETRODEE for nominating me – and for showing her appreciation in this way. Please check out her blog on all things 50s (‘The best Era ever’) and how they still matter today!

Logo of Penable Award

The Rules for this award are:
1. Tag your post with the #penableaward
2. Display the Penable award logo (to the left) on your post and follow Penable if you haven’t already
3. Thank the person that nominated you
4. Tell us what your writing talent is
5. Answer three questions that you have been asked
6. Nominate three inspiring people for this award
7. Let them know of their nomination
8. Give them three new questions to answer

I’m ok until No.5… I understand that an award is nice to receive but that it’s not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. So rather than nominating, I invite my followers who are blogging to accept this if you want – and to feel free to follow steps 6 – 8.

My Writing Talent
I believe that if you want to write you also need a Reading & Listening Talent. I freelance as a content editor so ‘getting’ the client’s brief and translate it into the right tone for different audiences is key. In my blog I write about things that bring me joy and hope that that comes across. Having lived in the UK for much longer than I have lived in my homeland, I find it easier to write in English.

    1. Who is your favourite music artist or band and why?
    The composer Burt Bacharach – from happy to melancholy, from summer to winter – his songs are just fabulous.
  2. 2. What is your most prized possession?
    The collection of fairytale books inherited from my mother. Fairytales from all over the world – amazing how some ‘themes’ are recurring, but that there are also many that initially feel completely alien – they make you look at the world with different eyes.
  3. 3. Did you enjoy creative writing assignments in school?
    I never had any, unless you count having to write something about ‘How I spent my holidays’ – those I didn’t enjoy. Having said that, I’m of a generation that used to write letters, and my mother had kept some. Upon re-reading them recently I detect a talent for the (unintentional) comic.
    1. Who is your favourite writer and why?
  2. 2. If you could time travel, where would you go?
  3. 3. Do you have any tip(s) for aspiring bloggers?


  1. I’m with you about old Burt. “Something Big” was always one of my very favorites. In fact, I think I will play it right now …

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