A third award for the House of Dreams!

I’m absolutely delighted that ‘Writing in the House of Dreams’ has been nominated for ‘The Sunshine Award’


The Sunshine Award is ‘given and passed on to bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.’

‘Positively’ and ‘creatively’ are two of my favourite words!

Acceptance of the award comes with the following instructions:

  1. Acknowledge the person who gave this award in a blog post.
  2. Do the Q&A below.
  3. Pass on the award to 10 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

So first of all, my thanks to the lovely Carolyn Hughes – do check out her phenomenally popular blog The Hurt Healer which is always thoughtful and beautifully written

Second of all, here’s my Q&A:

1.Who is your favourite philosopher? Hmm…  I don’t really have one. I do like Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’ and Susan Jeffers’ philosophy of ‘Whatever happens, I’ll handle it’ though

2. What is your favourite number? 4

3. What is your favourite animal? The owl – it knows the secrets of the night

4. What is your favourite time of day? I find they’re all enjoyable in different ways – it’s one of the benefits of insomnia that you get to know the full 24 hours really well

5. What are your Facebook and Twitter accounts? Facebook Jenny Alexander Author Twitter @jennyalexander4

6. What is your favourite holiday? Camping in the far North of Scotland and the Northern Isles – breath-taking scenery, wonderful wildlife, absolute tranquillity

7. What is your favourite physical activity? Walking in wild places

8. What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink? Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

9. What is your passion? Writing and dreamworking (no surprises there then!) I love teaching workshops too

10. What is your favourite flower? Nasturtiums, geraniums and roses in the summer, Michaelmas daisies in the autumn, snowdrops in the winter, primroses and daffodils in the spring. Impossible to narrow it down any further!

Gorgeous geraniums in Barbara Hepworth's garden in St Ives
Gorgeous geraniums in Barbara Hepworth’s garden in St Ives

So now my nominations, in no particular order:

1. Toko-pa Artist, musician and dreamworker – a gentle, thoughtful blog and a beautiful voice

2. Writing Sisters Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers – creative inspiration from a Christian perspective, quotes and beautiful illustrations 

3. Abi Burlingham Engaging and varied articles about a writer’s life

4 The Artist’s Road One of my favourite blogs about the craft of writing, by Patrick Ross

5 recovery network: Toronto Fresh perspectives on ‘mental illness’

6 Poetry Therapy News New blog by poetry therapist Victoria Field – poetic inspiration and thoughtful commentary

7 Wright Story Visually delightful blog about all kinds of creative activities

8 Brain Pickings Weekly Brilliant selection of articles and quotes about fascinating topics every week

9 Help! I need a publisher! No-nonsense, practical and inspirational blog about writing and being published by the Crabbit Bat

10 A Nennius Blog Award-winning author Susan Price talking about life and writing, with help from the legendary Blott

Once again, thank-you Carolyn for nominating Writing in the House of Dreams – it will wear the Sunshine Award with pride 🙂

Which blog would you nominate for being positive and inspiring?

10 thoughts on “A third award for the House of Dreams!”

    1. That was an inspirational blog this time Jenny.Thankyou. Congratulation and praise to you for deserving the award. iIshall check up on all those that were mentioned by you. A question. Is there a writer on line that could provide me with a writing course ?I am living in France as you know and would love to start writing again.

      1. Hi Yeshe – thank-you 🙂 I’ll ask my friends in the Scattered Authors if anyone does online workshops, but it could be worth googling too? If you fancy a week’s residential I’m doing 2 next autumn, but they’ve got a bit of dreaming in there with the writing, and it’s probably too long a wait!

  1. What I enjoyed with this one was thinking positive and creative drew my attention to the wide variety of inspirational blogs I follow, and yours gives me something unique!

  2. Jenny – hopefully you got my message of thanks for this award. I wanted to thank you in a post at the time but bad health followed by me dropping my laptop scuppered my plans! I’m only now beginning to play catch-up. Nevertheless it was encouraging to be thought of and I’ve just enjoyed reading your answers and am pleased you’ve provided a link to Victoria Field with whom I’ve done courses/LAPIDUS with in the past.
    Happy New Year 2013! May your year be full of creative joy!
    Kat X

  3. Hi Kat – I don’t think I received your message so it’s lovely to find your comment here. I wish you all health and happiness in 2013, and I’ll look forward to another bright colourful year on your blog 🙂 x

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