I went through my old e-mails yesterday to sort out ones I’d kept for follow-up action, and was rather ashamed to find one from Lizard 100 (Green Lizard’s Blog) for Wonderful Team Membership Reader Award which she awarded me yonks ago, so thank you very much, Green Lizard, I may be late but I’m truly appreciative!.
I have also been awarded the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award which I think is really nifty. Thank you very much Lilian Osborne, who publishes the blog: Child of This Age.
And this is an update – I just found another nomination I’d overlooked in my e-mail inbox when I was switching over from my previous Outlook Express e-mail address (which vanished into cyber-space overnight) and setting up my new e-mail addy. Blush, blush, thank for nominating me also, Sally, I really appreciate your kind action. Sally operates the blog: Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.
Much love to both of you for nominating my blog which I found quite by chance came into existence on July 25th 2012, after I moved to North Cyprus. I had been writing an earlier blog which was mainly rants and raves, if I can remember rightly, but since I’ve arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean I’ve headed towards art on this blog, and the odd diversion into other areas: my blog as book The Crazy Crone – Living a Wild & Adventurous Life; my occasional crystal blog: Crystal Crazy Capers; and my photo blog: Mo Davies, Artist.
I said on another blog how much I appreciate these awards – the blogging community is so generous, supportive, kind and endlessly creative. It’s an honour to be part of this wonderful community.
And now to answer Lilian’s questions:
- Honestly speaking would you rather have money or happiness? I’d truly rather have happiness. I have seen so many people with heaps of money who are so unhappy. I’ve never had heaps of money which can be frustrating at times, but it’s taught me to be resourceful, I’ve had lots of adventures, met wonderful people and I’ve learned to be grateful for the small things which are so easy to overlook.
- What’s your most embarrassing moment?
That’s dead easy – walking through a crowded room after using the restroom and finding, as I went to sit down, that my skirt was tucked into my pantyhose. Happily no-one said anything, and I fixed things up very, very fast!
- Do you believe in a God/Gods? No. I believe there’s a all-powerful, pervasive, loving energy which permeates the galaxy and us – we need to look into our own hearts to access this energy, it’s our responsibility, and we are responsible for own actions, we can’t blame an unseen deity for what we choose to do here on earth as we always have the choice of peace and love.
- If you could own any piece of art what would it be? Anything by Turner in his later years. I love his art, but if I couldn’t get my hands on a Turner piece, I’d settle for anything by Salvador Dali. I first saw his work when I lived in London in the early ’70s and I got quite emotional and nostalgic when I saw the same pieces at the National Gallery of Victoria in an exhibition of his work in 2009.
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? That will take me to 77 which is a quite interesting thought. I hope I’m still a crazy crone, wild woman, creating art; writing; shit-stirring; dancing; enjoying nature; living with my wonderful husband and our rescue dogs and cats.
- What would you have for your last meal? Hee-hee, this is going to be disgusting: a lot of small servings of moussaka; lasagne; curries of all kinds; salmon fillet; mashed potato; French fries; cauliflower cheese; brussels sprouts. Just tasters to remember my favourite foods.
- How many piercings/tattoos do you have if any? I’ve had my ears pierced and that’s my lot. I can’t handle piercings or tattoos – when I worked in a crystal shop which also sold pierced jewellery my boss used to handle that side because I’d turn green! Not a comment on those who have piercings or tatts, but it’s a real phobia for me.
- If you could spend a day with anyone dead or alive who would it be? Queen Elizabeth 1, I bet she’d be really interesting and give some seriously great advice!
- What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given? Stand up to bullies, don’t ever give them any power, because basically bullies are cowards.
- Favorite song of all time? Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields, by the Beatles. I’ve cheated as the single I had, had the two songs on the one single. It takes me back to my time at University when I was free and independent for the first time, had great friends, and had the time of my life.
More questions, folks, this time from Sally:
- Would you skydive if given the opportunity? Easy to anwer that one, definitely no, I seriously don’t like heights!
- Which three people would you like on a desert island with you and why? My husband for loving support and because he’s a great handymany; my good friend Tammy Vitale so we can support each other creatively; and the British comedian, Russell Brand, because he’d never stop talking, he’s got a great mind, and he’d keep us all interested and never get bored.
- How far would you walk for a bar of chocolate? Not very far. I love savoury food rather than sweet food.
- Have you ever been caught out by a white lie (or bigger if you prefer)? No, I haven’t, to be very honest. As a Libran sun and Libran Rising I try to keep the peace so I tend to be tactful and pretty honest. Got a thing about honesty as I had a very unpleasant experience as a child to do with lying and truth-telling.
- Would you go into space if offered the opportunity? I go into space very day in my imagination and dance in the great galactic winds. Rather prefer this than real space travel as I know with travel through the imagination is much safer!
- Given a choice between Romance, Science Fiction or Crime which book would you choose and why? Romantic psychic detective novels – they allow me to switch off while my mind keeps trundling on thinking things out sub-consciously.
- Which is your favourite music group and favourite song? Beatles and actually, apart from the two I mentioned above, one of my favourite songs is Paradise Circus by Massive Attack, which was the theme music to the British series, Luther.
- If you could have any job in the world what would it be and why? Artist. Creating digital art gives me enormous pleasure.
- What was your best subject at school? German. I was a natural at it and also came top in class. After six months in Germany in my third year abroad at university I was fluent. I love anything German and still get homesick for the country, even though I’m English by birth and Australia by living there.
- Which author living or dead would you love to have over for dinner and talk all night with? Liz Greene who is a well-known astrologer and psychologist. Her work is fascinating and the psychological programme I got from her astrology site is amazing, as if she knew my life inside out. I’m fascinated by what makes people tick and she is brilliant at insights into people.