My first Tag in the ‘Blue Skies Challenge’

Life’s been a little busy lately with our plans of ‘selling up & moving onto our boat’ being in full flow.  I have now found a buyer for my business and it’s going through with great speed, along with having the house up for sale too, so I haven’t had a lot of time to spend on blogging, so when I noticed a few more views to my last posting I was delighted to see that it was because I had been nominated for my first challenge.

For me being new to the world of blogging, it was very exciting to have been chosen by Amanda from  Something to Ponder About and I couldn’t wait to get started, but then soon realised that it wasn’t something I could rush, so I have taken my time on this.

Anyway here goes, but firstly, here are the rules for this Challenge…

Thank the person who tagged you – So a big Thank you Amanda from Something to Ponder About, whose blog is about Travel, Traditional Art, Food and Wisdom.  Such a lovely blog and well worth a visit.
Answer their 11 questions –The questions you put to me made me really have to stop and think.  I have enjoyed my first challenge 🙂                                                                         Tag 11 people
Give them 11 questions to answer.

11 Questions from Amanda, with my answers:-

1.Your favourite place in the world?

I found this question very difficult because I don’t have one particular favourite place, but instead I love being in a Forest, on a beach or up a mountain, but also I love being with family wherever that happens to be, a bit corny I know, but true.

2. What keeps you young?

Keeping active and busy and trying new things

3. Something you would never ever do again?

Let a job take over my life and stop me doing the things I want to do

4. Favourite book/author?

I love reading, but can’t think of a favourite as such.  I enjoy very different books from crime thrillers to gentle stories.  I’ve just started ‘The girl on the train’ by Paula Hawkins, (I know, I’m late to that party!)

5. Thing you most remember from school?

Sports Day’s and the Tuck Shop

6. Most important lesson you have learnt in life?

  1.  Life is too short and precious so – Live life to the Full, don’t waste a moment.
  2. Only have positive people around you, stay away for negativity

7. Tidy desk or Messy Desk?


8. Do you prefer forests or the seaside?

Difficult question, but I have a love of trees so forests

9. Style of art you prefer?

I love Fabian Perez and his figurative art work

10. Favourite food?

Anything Spicy

11. Have you changed careers since you left school?

Many times, yes –  Freelance Make-up Artist; Make-up Rep for a Theatrical Make up company; Make up consultant for Estee Lauder; Local Council Administrator; Office Manager; Monitoring & Evaluation Officer; Children’s Centre Manager; Self Employed Pet Sitter & Dog Walker  🙂

Here are the 11 Bloggers’ I’d like to tag.  

Please don’t think you have to take part in the challenge, just love your blogs & want to show my support…

Cornishbirdblog – Cornish Adventures

Maggie – Views on life as they travel & explore

Fromdreamtoplan – Lisa turns can’t to cans & dreams to plans

WildaboutScotland – A beautiful exploration around Scotland

Lovinglifeinwellies – Adventure & country living in Wales

Little Adventures – A brave change in lifestyle  – follow the adventures

Deliqute – A new Poetry Blog

Free Spirit – Life on a narrow boat

Narrow Boat Wife – Living on a narrow boat

Yellowfields – Adventures of a family that camps

The Zen of living smaller – Quality over Quantity for a fuller life

And my questions to you…

  1. What’s the biggest Challenge you have faced in life?
  2. Would you or have you ever taken a big risk in life and changed your life doing so?
  3. What’s the best thing in your life right now?
  4. Where are you happiest?
  5. If you could describe yourself as an animal what animal would that be?
  6. Do you like to play or watch a sport, if so which?
  7. One word to describe yourself
  8. Are you a Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter person?
  9. Do you have pets? If so what do you have?
  10. Do you have a talent which not many people know about?
  11. Sweet or Savoury

There you go… I really won’t be offended if you’d rather not take part.  If you do, then great, I look forward to reading your Challenge post 🙂

By the way, the picture at the top was of a local cricket match I was watching yesterday, which my son was playing in.  It was such a beautiful day and the sky was truly gorgeous and so blue – Happy Days 🙂