Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Sunshine Award

Ooh, another award! And this time it’s a lovely sunny flower to brighten up my blog. The Sunshine Award is a sunny flower that bloggers give to other “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

The rules for this award are simple:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.

2. Do the Q&A below.

3. Pass the award to other deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them, and link to their blogs.

I was tagged for this award by Lindsay J. Pryor who is the author of the Blackthorn series. Not only do Lindsay and I share a love of books and writing, we also share a love for The Vampire Diaries. Thanks for the tag, Lindsay! (And I must apologize for taking a while to respond to this tag – I’ve had three warrior characters that have been monopolizing my time!)

For some info about me …

Favorite color:
Definitely blue.

Favorite animal:
If I have to choose a wild animal, it would be an elephant. They’re so gentle, wise, and passionate about their families. (Sounds a bit like me!) If it’s a household pet … at the moment, I find this one a difficult one to choose as my husband and son have created a zoo at home and all the animals are driving me a tad crazy at the moment!

Favorite non-alcoholic drink:
Water (boring but essential for me!) and Coke Light. I also love coffee and tea.

Favorite number:
7 (and don’t ask me why, it’s the first number that came to mind).

Facebook or Twitter:
I enjoy both but find that Facebook tends to slow down my computer (I really should upgrade, shouldn’t I?) so I tend to get frustrated when I’m online. Twitter is fun and so much more easily accessible from my phone. I love, love, love the friends I’ve made since joining these two social networks. (And yes, I’ll list a few of them at the end of this post.)

Your passion:
My kids, my husband, writing, reading, and chocolate.

Giving or getting presents:
Brightening some else's day is always wonderful so I enjoy giving presents - especially when they’re appreciated. It’s always nice being spoilt and fortunately, I have the most adorable hubby that tends to spoil me a lot! Sigh. Lucky girl.

Favorite day:
Of the week? Saturday. Favorite day ever? I have a few … my wedding day, the birth of my two cutie children, and the day I recently received “The Call”.

Favorite flowers: 
Daisies. They’re so friendly and last longer than most other flowers – a necessity for someone like me who tends to admire them but forgets to nurture them!

So, in light of spreading this award to others who inspire me and brighten up my day (and who love The Vampire Diaries as much as me), I'm going to tag a few of my favorite ladies.  They've been tagged by others for this award already, but here they are:

Tracey Rogers
Alexa Fiennes
Fiona Chapman
Incy Black
Jane Hunt
Alison Lodge
Aimee Duffy

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!

With love,

Rae Rivers


  1. Rae, I can so identify with the zoo scenario. I dream of a day when I just have one cat and maybe a bird. The three dogs drive me nuts. Sounds terrible, but with three kids and a busy life, I don't have time to give them the attention they demand.
    Thanks for giving us a glimpse into who you are.

    1. Hi, Kathy! I know the feeling - and for some reason, despite my protests, our zoo keeps growing and I'M the one always left to look after them. Crazy family. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Ooh, we could form our own TVD fan club at this rate! Have you seen the blog posts I did on what writers can learn from The Vampire Diaries?

    1. Love the idea of a TVD fan club! I read your post when you first posted it but thanks for the reminder - will have another look! Thanks for reading :)

  3. I love that you've included chocolate as one of your passions! I'd have to say Diet Coke would be one of mine.

    Really enjoyed this sunny look in!

    1. Hi, Rebecca. In my opinion, a world without chocolate is ... bleak. Lol. Thanks for popping in and for leaving a comment!

  4. Hi Rae thanks for the tag! I love daisies too they have a higher survival rate around me and they are pretty as well.
    Great to find out more about you :-)

  5. Thanks so much for joining in, Rae! Ah, it's not just TVD we have in common - number 7, water, home-zoos, chocolate, plants/flowers barely surviving under our 'care'... This was a great read and fab to find out more about you. :-)