Saturday, 16 March 2013

Getting a Grip on Reality


Teresa Ashby from A Likely Story has very kindly nominated me for the Reality Blog - thank you Teresa!
 
This award is nice and simple (which suits me!) as are the rules:

Visit the blog of the person who nominated you and link to them on your post. Answer the questions, nominate more bloggers and let them know.


Here are my answers to the questions:


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

There would be no cows in the field I have to cross when I walk Bonnie.
 

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

Oh, definitely my forties!
 

What one thing really scares you?

Can I really only have one? I suppose it would have to be the pitch black... and cows (sorry I just had to sneak that one in).
 

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

Teresa Ashby - then I see could steal here secrets to short story success!
 
I have chosen people to nominate whose blogs I like and who I haven't nominated for an award before:
 
Karen Clarke Get On With It
Sally Jenkins
Helen Yendall Blog About Writing
Lynne Hackles I Should Be Writing

19 comments:

  1. I must admit last time I was in a field full of cows I did feel a trifle nervous - they do like to come and check you out don't they?

    I think you've already found the secrets to short story success and if you were me for the day, you'd discover my secret life as a computer game addict :-) x

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    1. Ha ha. My husband is addicted to Bubbl Mania on the ipad - is this one of yours?

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  2. Hi Wendy, I'm afraid of cows as well,they can have strange personalities I think. Especially when they've got calves. Well done on the story sales. I enjoyed the Isle of Wight one. It felt like going on a tour of the Island. Lovely story. Will look out for the others.

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    1. THank you, Susan - it was actually one of my favourites. Hope you enjoy my others.

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  3. Thank you so much for the nomination, Wendy! I'm scared of cows too - when I was about 7 we went on a nature walk from school and a herd of cows chased us. It was the boys fault because they were shouting at the poor animals and waving sticks.

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    1. I now feel even worse about them Sally!

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  4. I really like cows. I grew up on a farm which might account for it.

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    1. I do like cow, Patsy - just from the other side of a strong fence!

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  5. Great answers, Wendy. We often have cows lumbering along the other side of our fence which borders the hilly farmland. I don't mind them, but years ago one got through a neighbour's fence and ended up in her patio!

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    1. On her patio! Oh my goodness - I need a lie down!

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  6. OOH I'm so with you about the cows, oh my goodness - I was chased by a thundering herd of them while walking the dog a couple of years ago, and I've never run so fast in my life. I had to leap over a barbed wire gate (which ripped my cardigan) to escape them, into a field I then couldn't get out of. I had to circle it for ages while they watched me and Molly kept barking at them, which meant it took ages before they got bored and wandered off. (Can you tell it affected me badly?!)

    Thanks for the tag, I'll try and do it justice :o)

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    1. Right, that's - my worst nighjtmare confirmed! I am never walking Bonnie ever again!

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  7. Yes, Wendy you are right to be nervous of cows when you've got a dog with you. I know someone who regularly used to walk her dog through a field of cows and one day they charged at her, trampled her and nearly killed both her and the dog. Fortunately they both recovered but it wasn't nice! I wouldn't go through a field of cows with a dog. (and now that I've terrified you, can I just say, thanks for nominating me for a blog award!!)

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    1. Hey, thanks for that, Helen - I now feel heeps better!

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  8. Hi Wendy, I am here via Teresa's blog. Congratulations on the award and on the sales. Glad you sorted your colour scheme out eventually too! (Could anyone like the colour of puce?)Well done on all counts :-)

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  9. Welcome to my blog, Deborah.I just popped over to yours - bet you're excited about your new grandchild later in the year...grandchildren are very special (I also have three)

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  10. ha ha ha ...i hate the dark too, and I hate cows, and I loved my forties the best! Great replies and a well deserved award!

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    1. You see - we are twins! I don't think anyone will ever walk through a field of cows again after everyone's comments!

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