Friday, 22 March 2013

Reality Strikes Back...

In more ways than one.

You know those weeks when everything is progressing nicely and then you find you have a long to-do list. Well that's been this week for me.

I'm getting through the list, and still managed to write 1400 words this week, but the 5,000 word March total is looking doubtful. Well there's always April... :-)

The charming and talented Patsy Collins has nominated me for the Reality
blog award.

Now it does come with responsibilities- there are always rules to follow.

Visit the blog of the person who nominated you and link to them on your post. Then answer the questions and nominate other bloggers- and tell them of course...

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

So many things, both personally and in the outside world, but even the bad things can make us stronger. But if I really had to choose, then it would be my fear of spiders.

If you could repeat an age, what would it be?

Definitely my teens. I didn't fit in at school, and was persistently bullied by a few girls because I was different. I was tall, broad and wanted to learn and to do well in my exams to be able to have a career. If I could do that time again - but with the knowledge that everything will eventually be fine.

What one thing really scares you?

Getting Alzheimer's and losing my ability to create characters and give voices and personalities to my characters; and eventually losing that link of reality with my family.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?

I honestly don't know. Because whoever I temporarily became I'd still have to do their job, and if I was going to be anyone then I'd be selfish and want to be someone who doesn't have any demands to be made upon them, or have any responsibilities- it is only a day after all...

So here are the bloggers I'm nominating for the Reality Blog Award:

Lizy-expat writer

Maxi- Scribbler Maxi's Musings

Keith- Dream it, then do it

Lorraine- From the Top of the House

Alan- snailmale-chez l'escargot


  1. Thank you so much for the award, Carol. Now all I have to do is work out how to copy the badge and create a link to yours! And of course think of how to answer the questions. BTW - I conquered my fear of spiders when I discovered my husband was more scared than I was and I had to deal with them!

  2. Intersting post, Carol. I'm looking forward to reading the others.

  3. Thank you for the nomination, Carol! Now, in words of one syllable, how do I link from my post and copy the badge? You'll have realised my blog is very simple, technically speaking - there's a reason for that!

  4. Interesting answers, Carol. Going back to our youth knowing what we know now would be fun, wouldn't it ... but then again I expect I'd just make different mistakes!

  5. Lizy, glad to see my instructions helped.

    Lorraine, blogs can be as simple as you want them to be. If you are having any problems with right clicking on the image, and saving it to your computer, let me know.

    I'm sure I'd make different mistakes too, Patsy. :-)

    Thank you, Fiona.

  6. Good answers, Carol! We would all behave differently in our youth with hindsight perhaps.

  7. See you soon, Keith.:-)

    Rosemary, I suspect we'd still make other mistakes anyway, it's what we all do, even as adults. :-)

  8. Thanks for the nomination, Carol! Trying to think of some answers! :)


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