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The Combined Beautiful Sunshine Award

bbloggerAwarded by Miss Anastasia sunshine-award1

Now this post is a little late in arriving, well actually it is very late in arriving, but I hope you will forgive me.

I really have no clue as to the protocol that surrounds these sort of posts, but since I’ve received a few nominations for various awards, I thought I was high time that I got around to having a stab at organising myself.

So here we go:

So for the Sunshine Award I am apparently meant to highlight 10-12 other bloggers who I think are deserving of being presented with this very, oh so very, orange flower. I am also meant to include ten points about myself… well how hard can that be?

The nominees are:

Miss Millie Ho – I love this girl’s artwork and I can’t wait to be able to turn around in the future and say, “She drew some of my characters before she became famous.”

Chris – An absolutely awesome guy, and an absolutely awesome writer. Need I say more?

Thomas J Webster – You scared the fluff out of me! A fantastic writer of creepy short stories, and another reason why I can not stand next to the gap under my bed in the dark.

Pyscho Lady – I have always loved poetry, and I love it even more when I read a poets work that is wonderfully original and carefully thought out.

Kuba Larson – This piece had me laughing the first time I read it, since I related mostly to the initial impression I got. After I read it again I realised that there was more to it then I first thought and the meaning could be taken as much deeper. A fantastic read all together.

Subhan Zein – I’m a sucker for the romantic. I know it’s clichéd, but throw me a guy writing poetry for the girl he loves and I’m a puddle of gooey mush on the floor. This guy writes beautifully, and not only that, his work had history and cultural roots behind it. It is so rare that you get to see someone embracing poetry as something more than writing and here it is done brilliantly.

Kyoske – I just love it when his updates pop up in my inbox. I always enjoy reading what he’s put up and there is generally something to brighten my day within the words. Even if I’m just cheered by the thought of someone else gaining some form of success in their lives be it large or small.

Lone Wolf Poetry – As I said, I love poetry, and here is another fantastic poet that you must check out if you get chance.

Elizabeth Huff – For services to the world of writers’ block sufferers everywhere. She regularly updates a wonderful collection of writing prompts for those of us who are struggling to put pen to paper, or perhaps just want a challenge with something a little new.

Kyra Leigh – A close, personal friend of mine and someone I can always rely on for an honest opinion. She is such a talented writer herself and I know that at some point in the future I will have to nod along amiably as the great intellectuals of the world discuss her work.

10 points about myself:

– I’m the daughter of a Shropshire farmer and have spent all of my childhood on a medium sized farm in the beautiful English country-side.

– According to my grandfather, I am descended from Sir William Swinnerton; who was a knight of William the Conqueror in 1066.

– I have a great Uncle in Ireland who used to keep pigs in his sitting room. No, I do not joke, he actually had the pigs living in the house.

– I am incredibly short and my mother often jokes that I am the family leprechaun. (Irish connections.)

– I adore books by Neil Gaimon and Derek Landy. They are two of my absolute favourite authors.

– Each spring I go to watch the point-to-pointing with my family.

– I’ve been a room guide at Attingham Park in Shrewsbury and hope to go back next summer.

– I often take on far more than I should be able to cope with. When it comes to writing and work, I always have something to be doing and I rarely have free time that isn’t brought about by putting off work.

– I hate coffee. It is a vile concoction that has no use whatsoever for me, especially since a small cup of tea has about four times the caffeine as a can of red bull. (I don’t remember the ratio for tea to coffee but tea wins out.)

– I have a tendency to wear rings which either appear to resemble knuckle-dusters or pieces straight out of the medieval era. Either way, my fingers are rarely bare of decoration.

Now! For the beautiful blogger award I need to list seven more fantastic bloggers who I have the pleasure of sharing WordPress with, and also reveal seven super secrets.

The nominees are:

Lukas Berzaks – I’m not a cat person. Mostly because these balls of fluff will cause my eyelids to swell shut and the sneeze-a-thon to begin. However, this artist had managed to make me fall in love with cats, if only the awesome kitty that he’s drawn recently.

Table Art Press – This just made me laugh.

Cyranette – Cyranette’s blog is wonderful for those searching for inspiration, and she is a fantastic reader for any blog to have, her comments are invaluable.

Riley Beresini – Contains fantastic artwork.

Sonja Porter – For making me want to read ‘The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared’ (and for writing about it in the first place, where would we be without obscure books?)

Weakly Short Stories – As the name suggests, good for a quick read, fantastic openings.

Random Jossings – Just Read

Seven Super Secrets:

– I talk to my teddy-bears. I simply cannot throw them out, and I find them very useful when I need someone to rant at when sorting out plot problems.

– I’m a little bit of an amazon shopaholic.

– I bluff my way through a lot of things. A lot!

– I get obsessed with TV shows. I watched supernatural seasons 1-7 in about a fortnight and a half.

– Recently I have started working on essays at nine pm, the night before they are due in… This is not good. Do not copy this!

– I ring people, and half way through the ring-tone, realise that I don’t actually want to speak to them.

– I’m awful with dates, despite history being my favourite subject. This is not very useful in exams.

So there we go, I’m pretty sure that is everything I need to complete. I hope that everyone enjoyed reading.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.


  1. Hi Carol, congratulations on the awards! Great job, you deserve them, girl! 🙂 And thank you so much for nominating me and writing the most beautiful testimonial about my work. You make my day, yay! Many blessings and much love to you, Carol ♥

  2. Thank you Carol for your lovely words. It’s quite an honor being my first nomination for anything 😀 Oh and quite a delightful little history you shared with us 🙂 Cheerio!

  3. rileyberesini says

    Thanks for your nomination! I peeked around your blog a little and you have some great stuff yourself!

  4. sfporter says

    Thank you so very much for your nomination. Completely surprised. Glad you like the book reviews – I love reading obscure books and literary fiction. I like your work – you’re very good with poetry. 🙂

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