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Mystery Blogger Award

You guys know me – I’m a sucker for an award, so when J.S. Pailly nominated me for my second Mystery Blogger award I was naturally chuffed (I’m very British you see). Thank you for the nomination and thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating this award.

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According to Enigma’s website:

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

I’m genuinely excited when I get an award becasue it means that what I’ve done isn’t meaningless twaddle, it means something to someone like so many of you guys inspire me!


 

Award Rules

  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award (Okoto Enigma) and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate roughly 10 – 20 people for this award.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
  • Ask your nominees five questions.
  • Share a link to your best/favorite post that you’ve written.

 


 

So as part of accepting this award, I’m supposed to tell you three facts about myself and then answer five questions from Outside Perception. Here goes:

Three Facts about me:

  1. I’m weird – No, really I am!
  2. I like music more without words.
  3. I’ve always had a mind full of adventures and people – but I’ve not thought about writing any of it down until recently.

 


Five Questions from J.S. Pailly

 

The Mystery blogger award demands I answer 5 questions from my nominator so here it is:

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I would prefer not to, but if I have to then I would like to be someone who plays outside all day in some way or the other.

What book has had the most influence on you?

2001 A Space Odyssey

 

Has a movie ever brought you to tears? If so, what movie was it?

Yes, it was Shrek!

 

If you were a dinosaur, which dinosaur do you think you’d be and why?

I would have to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex, becasue they’re mean and shit and no one bothers them much!

What will be the title of your autobiography?

How a weird guy got by in life!

 


 

So I’ve got some nominee’s of my own:

journeytoambeth

outanabout

mandibelle

arousedblog

thedarkestfairytale

teaandtales1

alliepottswrites

runwright

 


 

My Questions

  • What’s your most recent big achievement?
  • If I was anew blogger why should I come and visit your blog?
  • What was the last movie you saw? Was it good?
  • What kind of person are you?
  • What will be the title of your autobiography?

 

I hope you can all take part in this, but if you’re a no awards blogger then no worries just take this nomination as recognition of being awesome.

Simon 🙂

 

SONG CHALLENGE DAY 5

This is the 5th and final day of the Song Challenge. A big thank you to Erika Kind who nominated me for this challenge. I’ve loved doing this and maybe I’m going to do something like it again from time to time… who knows? 


Here are the rules:

HERE ARE THE RULES:
POST A SONG A DAY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
POST WHAT THE LYRICS MEAN TO YOU.  (OPTIONAL)
POST THE NAME OF THE SONG AND VIDEO.
NOMINATE 1 OR 2 BLOGGERS EACH DAY OF THE CHALLENGE.

Today’s nominees:

Beauty Beyond Bones

Little Mermaid


I just love Seasick Steve and this is one of his best tracks – it reminds me of me a bit!

Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

Seasick Steve – You can’t teach an old dog new tricks


“You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks”

There must be something wrong with me
What it is I can’t quite see
I can’t seem to do nothing right
Never need to change my style
Been this way for a long long while
Maybe there’s a few things I oughta fix

But can you teach an old dog new tricks

Wanna put a little fire in my life
Climb a little higher, that is right
Tired of this ordinary bullshit
Never need to change my style
Been this way for a long long while
Maybe there’s a few things I oughta fix

But can you teach an old dog new tricks
Can you teach an old dog new tricks

Well, that right
Maybe I should leave well enough alone
I might not be perfect but I’m me to the bone
I don’t need to change my style
Been this way for a long long while
There ain’t nothing that I got to fix

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You can’t teach an old dog

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You can’t teach an old dog
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You can’t teach
Have mercy!
You can’t teach
You can’t teach
O Lord!

Writer – Seasick Steve

Sources. YouTube / A-Z Lyrics

Simon 🙂

SONG CHALLENGE DAY 4

Get ready to dance for Day 4 of the Song Challenge. A big thank you to Erika Kind who nominated me for this challenge. It’s been a while since I’ve posted much music to my blog so this makes a nice change and it’s making me think about some different and interesting tunes.


Here are the rules:

HERE ARE THE RULES:
POST A SONG A DAY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
POST WHAT THE LYRICS MEAN TO YOU.  (OPTIONAL)
POST THE NAME OF THE SONG AND VIDEO.
NOMINATE 1 OR 2 BLOGGERS EACH DAY OF THE CHALLENGE.

Today’s nominees:

K

Gail


I just love this son – it’s… I dunno but I like it!

Walk the Moon – Shut up and Danc with Me

Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Danc with Me


Shut Up And Dance”


“Oh don’t you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me.”
I said, “You’re holding back,”
She said, “Shut up and dance with me!”
This woman is my destiny
She said, “Ooh-ooh-hoo,
Shut up and dance with me.”

We were victims of the night,
The chemical, physical, kryptonite
Helpless to the bass and the fading light
Oh, we were bound to get together,
Bound to get together.

She took my arm,
I don’t know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said,

“Oh, don’t you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me.”
I said, “You’re holding back,”
She said, “Shut up and dance with me!”
This woman is my destiny
She said, “Ooh-ooh-hoo,
Shut up and dance with me.”

A backless dress and some beat up sneaks,
My discothèque, Juliet teenage dream.
I felt it in my chest as she looked at me.
I knew we were bound to be together,
Bound to be together

She took my arm,
I don’t know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said,

“Oh, don’t you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me.”
I said, “You’re holding back,”
She said, “Shut up and dance with me!”
This woman is my destiny
She said, “Ooh-ooh-hoo,
Shut up and dance with me.”

Oh, come on girl!

Deep in her eyes,
I think I see the future.
I realize this is my last chance.

She took my arm,
I don’t know how it happened.
We took the floor and she said,

“Oh, don’t you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me.”
I said, “You’re holding back,”
She said, “Shut up and dance with me!”
This woman is my destiny
She said, “Ooh-ooh-hoo,
Shut up and dance!”

“Don’t you dare look back.
Just keep your eyes on me.”
I said, “You’re holding back,”
She said, “Shut up and dance with me!”
This woman is my destiny
She said, “Ooh-ooh-hoo,
Shut up and dance with me.”

Ooh-ooh-hoo, shut up and dance with me [x2]

 

Writers: Eli Maiman, Berger Benjamin Harris, Sean Waugaman, Kevin Ray, Ryan Mcmahon, Benjamin Berger, Maiman Eli Brose, Nicholas Petricca

Sources. YouTube / A-Z Lyrics

Simon 🙂

SONG CHALLENGE DAY 3

I’ve got a real power song for this third day of the song challeng. A big thank you to Erika Kind who nominated me for this challenge. It’s been a while since I’ve posted much music to my blog so this makes a nice change and it’s making me think about some different and interesting tunes.


Here are the rules:

HERE ARE THE RULES:
POST A SONG A DAY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
POST WHAT THE LYRICS MEAN TO YOU.  (OPTIONAL)
POST THE NAME OF THE SONG AND VIDEO.
NOMINATE 1 OR 2 BLOGGERS EACH DAY OF THE CHALLENGE.

Today’s nominees:

Charley

Firefly


I fell in love with Evanescence and their music the day I heard this song, Katherine Jenkins took it and made it even better if that was possible. But this is the original!

Evanescence – Bring me to Life

Evanescence – Bring me to Life


Bring Me To Life

How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core where I’ve become so numb
Without a soul my spirit’s sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Now that I know what I’m without
You can’t just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life
(I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside)
Bring me to life

Frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead

All this time I can’t believe I couldn’t see
Kept in the dark but you were there in front of me
I’ve been sleeping a thousand years it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Without a thought, without a voice, without a soul
Don’t let me die here
There must be something more
Bring me to life

(Wake me up)
Wake me up inside
(I can’t wake up)
Wake me up inside
(Save me)
Call my name and save me from the dark
(Wake me up)
Bid my blood to run
(I can’t wake up)
Before I come undone
(Save me)
Save me from the nothing I’ve become

Bring me to life
(I’ve been living a lie, there’s nothing inside)
Bring me to life

Writers:David Hodges, Amy Lee, Ben Moody

Sources. YouTube / A-Z Lyrics

Simon 🙂

SONG CHALLENGE DAY 2

On this 2nd day of the Song Challenge, I’ve picked a cheery tune with a bit of nostalgia. A big thank you to Erika Kind who nominated me for this challenge. It’s been a while since I’ve posted much music to my blog so this makes a nice change and it’s making me think about some different and interesting tunes.


Here are the rules:

HERE ARE THE RULES:
POST A SONG A DAY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
POST WHAT THE LYRICS MEAN TO YOU.  (OPTIONAL)
POST THE NAME OF THE SONG AND VIDEO.
NOMINATE 1 OR 2 BLOGGERS EACH DAY OF THE CHALLENGE.

Today’s nominees:

Ginger Ocean

Lennon


This song is appearing all over the place these days, but Eric and Ernie immortalised it!

Bring me Sunshine – Eric and Ernie

Eric and Ernie – Bring me Sunshine


“You Bring Me Sunshine”

Bring me sunshine in your smile
Bring me laughter all the while
In this world where we live
There should be more happiness
All the joy can give
Te each brand new bright tomorrow
Make me happy through the years
Never bring me any tearsLet your arms be as warm
As the sun from up above
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love

Bring me sunshine in your eye
Bring me a rainbow from the sky
Life’s too short to be spent having anything but fun
We can be so content if we gather little rainbows
Make me happy all the long
And I’ll keep singing my happy songs

Let your arms be as warm
As the sun from up above
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love

Make me happy all long
And I’ll keep on singing my happy songs

Let your arms be as warm
As the sun from up above
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love

Written by: Brenda Lee

Sources. YouTube / A-Z Lyrics

Simon 🙂

SONG CHALLENGE DAY 1

It’s day 1 of the Song Challenge. A big thank you to Erika Kind who nominated me for this challenge. It’s been a while since I’ve posted much music to my blog so this makes a nice change and it’s making me think about some different and interesting tunes.


 

Here are the rules:

HERE ARE THE RULES:
POST A SONG A DAY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
POST WHAT THE LYRICS MEAN TO YOU.  (OPTIONAL)
POST THE NAME OF THE SONG AND VIDEO.
NOMINATE 1 OR 2 BLOGGERS EACH DAY OF THE CHALLENGE.

Today’s nominees:

Holly

Ocean

 


 

The song I’ve chosen today is one I heard a few days ago and it brings me out i goosebumps every time I hear it  – it has so much feeling in it.

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Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel – Sound of Silence


“The Sound Of Silence”

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silenceIn restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silenceAnd in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sound of silence“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said “The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence”

Writers: Paul Simon

Sources. YouTube / A-Z Lyrics

Simon 🙂

The Blue Sky Tag

I had a little surprise the other day when Tina of Writteningeek nominated me for the Blue Sky Tag. Thank you for this Tina, it was a real joy to get this from you and to fill in all the questions. I love getting tags and that kind of thing

This is the updated version of the post – the answers to my questions were lost last rime around! grrr…


 

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions.
  3. Tag 11 people.
  4. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.

 

Here are my answers to the questions:

  • What frightens you the most?

I think the future does – but you know spiders are pretty scary!

  • Coffee or tea? (I am not addicted to coffee, I just have a VERY strong appreciation for the bean.  😉  ).

Tea every time, all kinds and tastes, even some fruity ones 🙂

  • Have you ever traveled outside your country?

I have been to Sweden a few times and France once for work – not a holiday but hey!

  • Would you survive a zombie apocalypse?

Who knows? I would like to think I would and I would use brains rather than brawn to do it – I think there would be more risk from other humans trying to survive.

  • Name one thing on your bucket list.

To start living.

  • What’s the thing that you are most proud of?

Not sure really, either than means I’m not proud or not much has made me proud yet… Hmmm. I’ll let you know on that one!

  • Would you ever travel to outer space?

Sure I would – what an adventure!

  • Are you a morning person or a night owl?

I have to be a bit of both these days…

  • If you could have a superpower/mutant ability, what would it be?

I wouldn’t – I want to be Iron Man 🙂

  • Do you have a phobia?

Spiders.

  • Do you use a lot of social media or do you just have your blog (and maybe one other account, such as Facebook).

I do use a fair bit of social media, I have Facebook, but I’m rarely on it, I also use Pinterest, SumbleUpon and Twitter 🙂

 


Now I’ve got my 11 miscreant’s otherwise known as nominee’s:

fabulouswithglitches

heroicallybadwriters

todaysdose

rachaelritchey

itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

theanonymouswritersnotebook

bubblesandbeebots

outanabout.com

pouringmyartout

erikakind

beff88

 

Here are  the 11 questions for my nominees:

  1. When you see blue skies and a sunny day what do you want to do most?
  2. What’s the most ‘blue skies’ thought you’ve ever had?
  3. What’s your favourite season and why?
  4. Has there been a moment in your life that stands out above anything? What was it?
  5. What do you love most about blogging?
  6. What do you think could make blogging better?
  7. What’s your favourite TV series?
  8. What’s your favourite film?
  9. What was the last piece of music you bought?
  10. Apple or Android?
  11. What was the last thing you did that you thought you wouldn’t like but were surprised you did?

There’s no pressure to take part – I hope you all do though!

All my nominee’s are great bloggies – make sure you have a look at what they’re up to and click their follow buttons!

Simon 🙂

THE BLOG-AHOLIC AWARD!

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My good friend Acire from Scribes Canvas tagged me on the blog-Aholics award. Acire is someone who I think it quietly brilliant. She writes her stories, does her thing and doesn’t shout about it. Her love of Sci Fi was a surprise to me. Make sure you visit her blog and follow.

Rules:

  1. Put the above award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can even link to their “About” page)
  4. Mention the creator The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) of this award and please provide a link or pingback as I [Esmé of The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy) ] would love to meet you!
  5. Write a post to show your award
  6. Share a link to your best post(s)
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself
  8. Nominate 5-10 fellow bloggers, or more if you wish
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

I have a few posts that I’m fond of, these show the diversity of this blog, and the randomness of my mind:

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Time Dilation and Messing with my Head

Two Wolves – A Cherokee Teching


 

3 interesting facts about me :

  1. I’m an engineer.
  2. I find monotony boring.
  3. I’m random and proud of it.

 


 

I would like to nominate:

Charley

Lennon

Miriam

Hannah Fearless

Roger

Shell Sizzle

Niki

pouringmyartout

Samantha

Gail

Thank you again to Acire for tagging me on this, I’m not on as much as I used to be but I’m always trying to be about, if only to scroll thought the posts of my bloggies. I hope all those I’ve nominated can join in – if not please take the tag with the as a sign ofe you’re awesomenessssssss…

Simon 🙂

Monday’s Music & Words Award #Music #MWA

Hey, this is very cool! I just received this absolutely cool award from Eric of Stomperdad. As he sais, on his blog he shares his “joys and frustrations of being a dad to two wild, fun, and wildly fun boys Crash and Bang” and short stories! Please, check his blog out! Thank you very much for this nomination, Eric!

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This award is completely new to me and that is why I do a full award post, instead of simply reblogging. Here are the rules

1. Link back to the person who nominated you

2. Answer these questions with words AND music

3. Pass the award to 5 bloggers who inspire you with posts about music

4. Tag your post with #MWA, for Music&Words Award so that we can all find you down the line. 

5. Quote these 5 steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the icon on your sidebar as well. 

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Music was very much witheld from me when I was young. But I soon found that music is everywhere and you can’t escape it. I found it could make and break my mood.. I love music and I don’t know what I would do without it now as It can shut out the world and take me places I could never get to without it.

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MUSIC RELATED MEMORY?
I have no idea. Apparently when I was young I liked the Carpenters.

 

WHAT’S THE FIRST ALBUM YOU’VE PURCHASED YOURSELF?

Kate Bush – The rubber band girl

 

WHAT’S THE LATEST MUSIC YOU’VE PURCHASED? (NO ONLINE STREAMING OR FREE DOWNLOADS, I’M TALKING ABOUT CASH HERE!)

 

I’m not sure as it’s been a while – probably Two Steps from Hell’s Battle cry.

 

WHAT SONG DID YOU LISTEN TO LAST? (NO CHEATING, COME OUT WITH THE DIRTY PLEASURES!

ACDC – Thunderstruck

Now to my nominees:

 

Lushivity

littlebrantleyabroad

Carisa

House of Heart

theanalyzedlife

 

Thanks  again Eric!

Simon 🙂

The Get to Know Me Tag

 

Hi Bloggies!

I saw this award posted by the lovely Charley of BooksandBakes1 after chatting to her about it she suggested I should complete this. Sure I thought… why not? So thanks for suggesting this Charley.

Name: Simon

Nicknames: Si, git, old fart, oi!

Star Sign: Saggitarius

Occupation: Engineer

Hair color: Not sure, ginger ish with some brown.

Hair length: Short

Eye colour: They seem clear to me!

Best feature: How can I judge that? All of me?

Braces: I have crooked teeth – what do you think?

Piercings: Nope

Tattoos: Not yet…

Right or left handed: Right if I know what side that is 😛

Best friend: What’s that?

Award: I’m still alive!
Real holiday: Only to the UK – Lakes is good!

Concert: Never been to one


Film: Not sure on this – it depends, could be Star Wars or Oblivion or 2001 or something like this.

TV Show: Blackadder, Red Dwarf and

Colour: Purple

Song: Too many good pieces of music to choose from, I’m more for pieces without vocals like Two Steps from Hell and Audiomachine

Restaurant: Pizza Hut! Bust cookie dough deserts ever!

Shop: One with gadets, books, DVD’s and games in it. Plus toys – does one exist?

Shoes: I don’t care…

Feeling: Too much going on, can’t even be tired.

Eating: Not yet!

Watching: Nothing – was watchin Colin Furz’es You GTube Channel

Wearing: Wouldn’t you like to know!

Miracles: Yes.

God: This is a question that’s hard to answer – been thinking about it a lot lately and I think our philosophies a flawed. As usual.

Love at first sight: Never met her.

Ghosts: Of my past…

Aliens: They’re here already.

Soul mates: Who’s that?

Heaven/hell: Same a God – our philosophies are flawed, based on the power feeing our minds with stuff intended to control us.

Yourself: This was bettered not long ago – still recovering.

As Charlie did, I’m going to leave this open to anyone that wants to do it. I would like some people to do it as I often tag people and I”m never sure if they did it. If you do, link back to this post so it should show up that you did it.

Have a great weekend all!

Simon 🙂