Thursday, 8 March 2012

Happiness, Happiness...

Many thanks to bubbly blogging friend Patsy who has kindly passed on this lovely Sunshine Award to me - just what we need up here in Scotland after yesterday's sleet! It has come in a good week too. I'm not posting an author spotlight today as I'm off to our annual Scottish Association of Writers Weekend Conference tomorrow. As well as judging one of the short story competitions, I'm doing a workshop on the Sunday and have to finish preparing it to run off the handouts. Last minute as usual, almost.

So in light of this being a Sunshine Award, my random facts are all to do with what makes me happy.

1.  Simple pleasures, and being an optimist as far as possible.
2.  A walk beside the sea, or in the countryside.
3.  An absorbing book or film.
4.  Listening to music.
5.  Dancing - of any kind.
6.  Singing - at home, or in a church.
7.  Reaching the end of writing a short story or novel.
8.  Interesting old buildings.
9.  Being with other writers at a conference or meeting.
10.Being with my family or friends.

Now I'd like to pass the award on to these sunny bloggers I enjoy visiting online:

Anita; Janice; LindsayGilly; Jane and Ute

I'm planning to have a great weekend - hope you do too!



Lindsay Townsend said...

Many thanks for this very pretty award, Rosemary! I agree with you about simple pleasures and being positive.
I don't have time at the moment to 'do' the Sunshine Award at the moment, but I do appreciate receving it. Thank you.
Lindsay x

Teresa Ashby said...

Well deserved, Rosemary - your blog is such a cheerful one :-) And reading your happy things makes me see why x

Janice Horton said...

How lovely - a sunshine award from a ray of sunshine, which is what you are, dear Rosemary!

Thank you so very much - I will proudly display it on my blog.

Have fun at your conference this weekend!

Janice xx

Anita Chapman said...

Thank you so much for this award Rosemary. Receiving it made a lovely start to the day!

Joanna said...

I enjoyed reading your list, Rosemary, and agree with all of those lovely, happy things. They would make me happy too. Have a wonderful weekend. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Lindsay!

Thank you, Teresa - that's so kind of you!

Aw, thank you, dear Janice!

You're welcome, Anita!

Thank you, Joanna - it's the simple things that are the best sometimes!

Ute Carbone said...

Thanks Romy! A nice surprise and appropriate for the lovely sunny day we've had here. Love your simple things!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Ute!

Jane Richardson said...

How lovely! I'm always up for a bit of sunshine! :) Thank you, Rosemary. I l like your list very much, and I'll get to my own list soonest!

thanks again,

Jane x

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the award! And yes, a walk by the sea is always uplifting.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Jane!

Thanks, Talli!

Diane Fordham said...

Congrats Rosemary. Enjoyed reading the things that make you happy. I'm always left with a smile on my face after reading your posts. Have a great weekend. x

Patsy said...

Your happy things are all things I like too! (I can't actually dance or sing but I like having a go when no one who'd be upset is watching/listening)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for that lovely comment, Diane!

It's the feel-good enjoyment that matters, isn't it, Patsy!