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Recognition – It’s Nice

Someone and by someone I mean the wise and all knowing Cindy Dwyer has finally recognised my genius and bestowed a ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ upon yours truly. I have to admit I’ve never heard of the Sunshine Blogger Award but at this stage I’ll take whatever I can get.

So apparently the procedure is I answer a few questions and then send on the award to ten more underappreciated geniuses who can either answer the questions or just sit back and bask in the kudos. So here we go … (man this is a bit easier than a normal blog post!)

1. What is your favourite Christmas/festive movie?

Terminator 2 – yeah you heard me.

2. What is your favourite flower?

Flowers? Seriously? Well I guess whichever ones put a smile on the missus’s face.

3. What is your favourite non-alcoholic beverage?

Coffee! I drink way too much of it and when I don’t get my cup in the morning I spend the rest of the day moping around in zombie land.

4. What is your passion?

Writing something that brings a tear to somebody’s eye, alas it’s very hard to do, so if I can’t manage that I’ll just hit them with a cheap joke instead.

5. What is your favourite time of year?

Summer – unfortunately in Ireland we don’t get them.

6. What is your favourite time of day?

Well it’s not 6 in the morning anyway, that’s for damn sure.

7. What is your favourite physical activity?

Swimming. (I could have said something naughty but the mother has the address of this place.)

8. What is your favourite vacation?

I have an all time favourite vacation. I’d just met the missus a few months before and we decided to run off on a month long inter-rail trip around Europe. I also have a favourite everyday (I wish) vacation spot – A little beach in Co. Kerry that shall remain nameless.

So ten nominations of my own hmm ….

L.B. Gale – Don’t ask me what L.B. stands but she really knows her fantasy.

Janie Chang  All you ever needed to know about Chinese history.

Valerie Sirr – A writer from the big smoke of Dublin

Erin O’Quinn – Irish historical fiction writer

Flick Merauld – Cats, dogs and ebooks

Elise Fallson – Aspiring writer that blogs about anything and everything.

Caren Kennedy – All about writing

L.P Fergusson – Creator of Duntisbourne Hall

Erin Brady Pike – (I think she may already have this award!)

Cheryl Headford – Don’t let the content warning scare you off.

And now its time for me to get away from this damn interweb for a while and try to do some proper writing for a change!

Comments (19)

  1. Thanks for the nomination. I wish you’d done it earlier and saved me the work of the latest new post! Just kidding – always nice to be awarded!

  2. There is no more deserving a blogger out there in the bloggersphere that DS Taylor. Big hoorah to Cindy Dwyer for nominating him.

  3. Thanks so much David. You’ve brightened up my hectic but getting nowhere fast day no end. Plus, I can dust off my own blog and update it now. x

  4. […] to D.S. Taylor for a Sunshine Blogger Award. Like D.S., I’m not entirely sure what it is, but if it says […]

  5. Congrats on your award! And thanks for tagging me -it adds a little “sunshine” to my day. 🙂

  6. Congrats on the award and Cindy’s discerning eye. I know that of all the blogs I dip into now and then, Dave’s always catches mine with his humour and the way he manages to make a personal connection with his writing. A rare quality.
    You just need to write more, Dave! Ya lazy slob. I know you can do more.

  7. I can’t seem to locate the “follow” icon, so that I can follow your blog. Where is it?

  8. Elise Fallson

    Thanks for the nom! Sorry it took me so long to get over here, I’ve been out of town.
    Great answers btw, yeah for coffee and awwwww, what a sweet answer on the flower question! Hope you’re getting some good writing time in!!! And thanks again for the shout out. (:

  9. Hey, Dave, thanks for the n0mination. Now what do I do? Do I get to answer the questions and send them on for someone else to answer? Oh, goody. It’s kind 0f fun putting people on the spot. They never know whether to be all *shucks* or just to be honest.

    Here’s a question that I know you can answer, since you have wordpress: how do you get a badge (like the award flower) to print on the blog?

    Are you getting thru Sept. okay and getting stuff done? Wassup? Be happy. ~Erin

    • Dave

      hi! Yeah answer those questions and put some people on the spot!! You gotta go somewhere in the appearance settings I think … after that ummm… (dang now I’m on the spot!)

  10. Hey not to worry. I figured it out. You just turn the image into a .jpg, find out its URL in your “media” box in the dashboard, then paste it into your “image” widgets.

    EZ, si si? I put it on my blog, and the questions on my FB page.

    I’ve been astonished and pleased to see that at least three people I sent the image to have picked up on the idea and have made the award the top spot in their weekly blog.
    So thanks again, bud. All best till next time. 😀 ~Erin

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