The Lighthouse Award

the-lighthouse-award1How lucky am I? My lovely writing friend, Cat Lumb, has nominated my blog for another award! You can find Cat’s blog here. Cat and I have become friends through a shared love of writing and we are now working as critique partners for each other’s novels. You can read about her writing journey on her site and pick up lots of valuable writing tips there too! She has helped me in so many ways and I am very grateful for her support, advice and friendship 🙂

This new award is called The Lighthouse Award and it’s a bit different from some of the other awards out there. So, without further ado, here are the rules for it:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  • Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share three ways that you like to help others.
  • Nominate as many bloggers as you like.
  • Inform your nominees of their award nominations.
  • Have fun!

Here are my nominees, chosen because I enjoy reading about their experiences and I’m sure you will enjoy them too:

Helena Fairfax – Romance Author

Diana Scott – The Pelican Writer

Touching Light – The Thoughts and Fiction of H B Slade

Okay, so now to the difficult bit. How do I think I help people?

Well, I suppose the most obvious way in which I help people is through my part-time job as a teacher. Helping children to learn is an important job, whether they’re your own children or someone else’s and it’s a job that the children make worthwhile.

I have a family of my own and I think I am pretty helpful to them. This ranges from making sure that my kids get up and go to school every day, to planning and booking interesting holidays for us all, which is one of my favourite activities.

We are a very pet-friendly family and have rescued three cats over the past twenty years or so, helping them to have better lives than they would have done otherwise. One of our cats passed away recently and it was just as upsetting as the previous time but they really have enriched our lives 🙂

So that’s my bit done. Do go and have a look at the other websites mentioned here. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Thanks for reading. My next post will be on Monday, as normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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Hardly had the New Year started than I found out that I had been given an award by Sandra Danby for loyally reading her blog over the last few months. You can find her blog here:

http://notesonaspanishvalley.com

It is such a lovely blog about Sandra’s life in Spain and it has been my absolute pleasure to check it every week to find out what has been happening in her part of the world. Sandra is also an experienced writer so she has often had words of wisdom for me in my new writing life which have been much appreciated. So I’d like to say a big thank you to her for giving this award to me.

Now, a brief mention of The Rules for this award, which are:-

  1. Thank the person who offered it to you and link to their site.
  2. Display the award on your site and write a post about it.
  3. Present 15 or so other bloggers with the award and let them know about it.
  4. Write 7 things about yourself.
  5. List the Rules.

So I would like to take a moment to link to some other great people who have started following me since I began my own blog.

1.  John writes thought-provoking poems on his site.

http://theworldoutsidethewindow.wordpress.com

2. Alana supports and inspires other writers here.

http://alanamunroauthor.com

3. Jenny is a book-blogger.

http://jennyinneverland.wordpress.com

4. Kimberley is a writer and blogs about it.

http://writerkimberlyhill.wordpress.com

5. Lisen is also a writer and blogs about her writing journey.

http://lisenminetti.wordpress.com

6. Diana is also a writer and blogger.

http://pelicanfiction.wordpress.com

7. Another writer trying to establish a daily ritual of writing.

http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com

8. Taylor is a writer of fiction and micro-fiction and is also heavily involved in NaNoWriMo.

http://littlewritelies.com

9. This site is described as a library of literary interestingness!

http://interestingliterature.com

10. Crissi is an author, writer and blogger.

http://crissilangwell.com

Now for some things about me.

* I love Marmite 😉

* I have two cats, Charlie and Miley (named pre-twerking era)

* I speak French fluently and a number of other European languages less so.

* I love to sing.

* Three of my heroes are Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman and I have seen them all perform live.

* My maternal grandfather was Czechoslovakian.

* I have studied about wine to diploma level.

So I would encourage you to go and look at these sites and thank you to them all and to you for continuing to read my blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Julie Stock and My Writing Life, 2013 – 2015. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Julie Stock and My Writing Life with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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