I am one lucky bunny lately, with winning prizes and now awards, and it’s only just the first week of March!

Earlier this year I received the prestigious “Kreativ Blog” award from that handsome young dude over on “This Kid Writes Reviews” .  Erik might only be ten years old but he can certainly hold his own when it comes to reviewing books and interviewing published authors.  He now has his own column in a local rag and also gives impressive interviews!  Want to know more? Then pop over to his incredible blog.  The rules are to tell ten interesting facts about yourself and pass the award on to six others.

Another award I received a couple of days ago was the Sunshine award from Darlene of a lovely blog called Darlene Foster’s Blog.  A published author of two very interesting books Amanda in Arabia and Amanda in Spain, she is working on a third (see I do read blogs), and I have learned that Darlene is very much like me, a dreamer and loves to travel,  she also has two cats named pumpkin and monkey (I daren’t ask how those names came about)  The rules are tell ten facts about yourself and pass on to ten others.

Now!…. lol   For each I am suppose to tell ten things about myself… mmm well that makes twenty things, but I am not going to bore you with that so I will only do ten things.

1.  Favourite colour is pink

2. hated maths (only because I couldn’t do it)

3. Hated the dentist even more   (still do)

4. Got lost twice going to my new shop where I now work…. Lol

5. On my 40thBirthday I walked around at work all day with a sign on my back that said as much, without knowing it. (I know who did that)

6. Hubby and I during a change of planes on our way home in Australia nearly boarded the wrong plane.  No one noticed till we got to the steward at the doorway to direct us to our seats, that this plane was going to JAPAN!

7. watched people having a fish pedicure in the markets in Cambodia, too chicken to put my feet in for fear they would eat my feet alive.  (I have such very dry skin, and these little fish eat dead skin)

8. Got terribly burnt on a cruise around the Greek Islands and learnt from the staff on board that yogurt is the best after sunburn treatment to use on your skin (have used it ever since and recommend it).

9. Some years ago when my second oldest brother got married and while away on honeymoon, with the help of my hubby I painted “just married” signs on the road in front of their house (it was a quiet street at in the dead of night), painted another on their driveway and then proceeded to hang a huge similar sign up in front of their house, strung from one tree to the next, except that they arrived home unexpectedly and gave us such a fright that I fell down the tree, breaking branches and scratching my legs as I went, landing with one foot in a bucket…….   (you had to be there to see it)

10. I taught my little cavalier King Charles spaniel, to board surf, (have a pic around somewhere)

Now for the hard part,  to pass these awards on to others,  *oh soooo many to choose*……   I thought I would share just a few of the many websites I have enjoyed  so here they are..

Donna at : On the Write Track   check out her very inspiring blog for the body and soul of writing.

Penny at:  A Penny and her Jots   A fellow writer enjoying her writing, check out her interesting blog.

Amy at:  A million Words  Join Amy as she looks forward to her new book due out in the fall this year.

Barbara at:  Grade ONEderful  This is a sweet colourful blog, and she is a dab-hand at making games… check it out.

Abigail and her Mum Tray at:  Tray and A  Check out the new mother and daughter team who are sharing their thoughts and fun with us, along with participating in the 12x12in12.

Clar at:  Clarbojahn’s Blog  A fellow writer with a new book due out any day and enjoying taking part in the 4th Platform Challenge and 12x12in12…. Go Clar!!

Loni at:   Loni Edwards Blog  Check out Loni’s colourful blog, she’s a wonderful illustrator and has a gallery full of artistic pics.

Please take some time to check these lovely websites out and get to know the owners and you will see why I love them to.

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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  1. Catherine says:

    Congrats on the awards Diane and love your things about you. That tree story is so funny.

  2. martidl says:

    Thanks, Diane, for the lovely awards…I feel so honored! And I have to agree with Catherine…I’m glad you weren’t terribly hurt, but that tree story is a hoot!

  3. I LOVE #9! It’s such a funny story! Congrats Ms. Tulloch and everyone that won an award! 🙂 I saw (on TV) of people getting a fish pedicure – It looked a little strange.

  4. Joanna says:

    Congrats on the awards, Diane. I always eat yogurts with hot curries to tame them, but have never thought of putting them on hot skin. Thanks for the tip!

    • Thankyou Joanna. Arrrr well now you know. Just apply loads of yogurt on and leave for abouot 15 mins, cools skin right down and in a day or two will go brown. Apply regularly for one to two days.

  5. You deserve those awards and more, Diane. 🙂
    Thanks for the heads-up on the yogurt for sunburn tip…did not know that!
    And, does anyone like going to the dentist? Except perhaps the dentist’s spouse.:)

    • awww Thankyou so much Vivian. Yep its excellent. Apply Yogurt liberally on skin for 15 mins then wash off, do this for 1 – 2 days sunburn gone brown. It cools the skin. LOL agree about the dentist…lol.

  6. Loni Edwards says:

    Yeah, I have to agree #9 is hilarious! Great reading the things about you Diane. And thanks so much for the awards and the kind words 😀

  7. clarbojahn says:

    I’m another who’s glad to know about the yogurt for sunburn! Thanks for the tip. It was fun learning more about you, Diane. And thanks for the award. It’s true my book will be out any day but I’m not part of 12X12. I thought I would be going out of my mind with busyness by now but that hasn’t developed. Any way because I thought I would be out of mind busy I didn’ t sign up. I’m just keeping my eye out on those that did. I am keeping informed, (hopefully)

    • Oh, sorry, I thought you were in the 12x12in12. Never mind, I see you around and keeping your finger on the pulse (so to speak) Good for you. Good luck with your book. You are welcome with the Yogurt tip, a lot of people have been grateful for it. Thanks for commenting Clar.

  8. Great tidbits of information about you Diane. Loved # 5, 7, and 9. You really are something! I think I know a lot, and you continue to surprise me! LOL

    • LOL…. I am so glad I surprise you….LOL. I cracked up when I read this.
      Thought you would get a laugh…… oh! there are so many other silly So glad I made your day Pat. 🙂

  9. Thank you very very much, Diane! I’m tickled pink that you would think of me.
    I also LOVE pink and HATE the dentist. You should post a pic of your cavalier on his/her surf board. That sounds so funny 🙂
    Take care!

    Grade ONEderful

    • Your very welcome Barbara. I had a feeling you love pink…lol. If I find the pic of my dog surfing, (it was taken quite a few years ago as he has long passed away now) I will certainly post it. Everytime a little wave came, he fell off…lol. He lived more under the water than above it…lol.

  10. Darlene says:

    Thanks for the mention Diane. Loved learning more about you and the tree story is great! We do have a lot in common and I am so glad we connected. BTW The cats were named when we got them and since they were already 5 years old we didn’t think we should change thier names. (Mystery solved) I will check out the blogs you gave awards to.

    • Your very welcome Darlene. I to am very glad you have come into my life here and look forward to enjoying this writing journey together.
      Thankyou for solving the mystery of the cats names…

  11. Amy Dixon says:

    Thank you, Diane, for the awards! I was so surprised!
    Loved your stories, you are quite the world traveler. Looking forward to passing on the blog award love!

    • You are very welcome Amy. Oh yes I am quite the traveler…. LOL. Hopefully soon I will update my travel page and then you will hear more of my travels there. Thankyou for popping bye.

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