Sunshine blogger Award Accepted

Culture Shocks,, Thank You For Nominating Me!


  1. What are your plans for the summer? I will be at my home watching 2 of my three grandkids, and just enjoying life, I hope.
  2. What is one of your favorite posts that you’ve written on your blog? I love my poems, they are an extension of myself. I write to share with others and to give some sort of healing to myself. Life has not been the easiest.
  3. What place in the world would you want to visit? I would love to visit Switzerland or a place where the water is clear!
  4. Which book had an impact on your life? No book in particular. I would say the poem, IT by Rudyard Kipling.
  5. If you were an animal, what animal would you be? I would be a cat, definitely. I feel a sense of kinship with them.
  6. What is your favorite memory from your childhood? My favorite memory as a child would be the World’s Fair, in 1982, I went to it with my family and everything I saw was as big as life to me.
  7. What is your creative style? If you’re curious, here’s a quiz! My creative style would be

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement. • To find out about how to tap into your creative side, see our feature in the August issue out now. What have you done to pursue your dreams lately? How about today?

8.When you think of your home, what immediately comes to mind? Safe place

9,Describe the greatest adventure of your life The greatest would be having a family

10. When did you last push the boundaries of your comfort zone? Every time I write a poem.

I nominate anyone who wishes to participate, using the same questions I was given.

Thank you for reading 🙂


Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award


I was nominated by my writer friend, Rory,

Thank you Rory!
First time for me to receive this award.
Rules are…
Thank your nominator.
Link or ping the post back to them.
Display the picture on your post.
Answer their questions.
Provide questions for the nominated people you choose.

Sunshine Blogger award questions I was given below

Rory’s 11 Questions

What are your thoughts on the newslouchy denim Versace boots worn here by J-Lo?
She is J-lo she makes everything hot even when it’s not, lol

What is your personal credo or catchphrase that you use constantly?
Where there is love, you can have hope.

Do you prefer the company of people or do you prefer your own company more… or do you prefer to have a healthy balance and if the latter what do you consider healthy?
Healthy balance is good. No one needs to be a recluse or jaded. Step out of your comfort zone and mingle a bit. You will like it, or appreciate what you already have.

How productive and organised are you …. no l am serious – really?
I am very regimented and task oriented. Productive, yes, organised, well to an extent.

What advice would you give someone who was just about to go on their very first date?
Be yourself, all others are taken.
Just let what happens happen. No need to get attached so soon or hurry things along.
Enjoy it.

When we were young/er what things did your parents tell you that you find yourself repeating or performing now?
Catch more bees with honey….yeah and the trick is getting them to stay.
One of the phrases that I use.
Drinking my morning coffee while reading the news…like they did.
I don’t know what else.

Have we become too automated or digitally reliant upon computerised technology as a society?
Yes indeed.
What time zone is Japan?
See you wanted to google that….enough said.

With the way that ‘mankind’ a term l use loosely is slowly causing the extinction of animals – how do you think a world of no animals would look in the next 100 years?
Us running around on all fours, seriously though,
It would be a world I would not inhabit.

Do you think you personally spend too much time on the Internet, social media platforms or involved with Smartphones, TV’s or other gadgets and if so, what is your weekly use, roughly in terms of hours?
20 hours in a 5 day week.

What mythical or crytpozoological creature do you wish had actually or did actually exist and why?
Unicorn…I love love love them.

What was the most unsettling film you have seen? [provide link]

****Flowers in the Attic*****

Such a disturbing movie and so twisted.
It makes me nauseous.

I nominate …

Keto For Beginners


My questions…

1. What makes you cry?
2. What gives you joy?
3. What is your favorite book and why?
4. Who is your hero and why?
5. Favorite food?
6. Your reason for blogging?
7.Your favorite movie and why?
8. What is your favorite number?
9. One thing you have learned about life?
10. What would you say to your younger self?
11. One thing you’d change about the world and why?

Thank you for reading 🙂