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Last week—all the way from Melbourne, Australia—my WANA friend Ellen Gregory gave me a Sunshine Award.

The rules of the Sunshine Award are:
  • Include the award’s logo in a post on your blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 10 questions below.
  • Pass the award on to a bunch of “Sunshine inspiring” bloggers. The rules say 10 people, but choose however many you like.

And here are the questions: (note: We are talking about Favourites, and that will be Favorites to some of you. See my post on being bilingual.)

Favourite Colour:

Pink, because it’s a bright, alive, happy colour. I love my pink ski jacket and I do some of my best writing when I’m wearing pink socks.

Favourite Animal:

Makita the Labradoodle 

That would be Makita, a Labradoodle, a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle.


Favourite number:

13, because there are 13 letters in my name.

Favourite non-alcoholic drink:

Ellen likes a large skinny flat white – which I just discovered is slightly different from a latte. It has a higher ratio of coffee to milk and is more “velvety” in consistency.

My favourite is a grande decaf latte, sometimes skinny, sometimes not. And sometimes I go all out and have a grande caramel Frappuccino.

Favourite alcoholic drink:
a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc called Saint Clair



Currently, a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc called Saint Clair, Family Estate, Pioneer Block 18.

We had this for Mother’s Day when we were at Notable’s.



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Writing, of course.

Prefer getting or giving presents?

Definitely giving. Sometimes I even give myself presents. That way I always get what I want 🙂

Favourite City:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Even with the short summers, the Chinooks, and the hail in July, it is still a beautiful city. And I love that it’s close to Banff National Park.

Favourite TV show:

At the moment, Elementary.

And those are my 10 answers. Thank you, Ellen!
You can find Ellen at her blog, to beyond and back.

Here are my nominations for the Sunshine Award:

Sheila Seabrook (Author of Romantic Women’s Fiction)
Brenda M. Collins (Sweet Romantic Stories laced with MYSTERY and MAGIC)
Roxy Boroughs (Passionate…Paranormal…and moments of Pandemonium)
Amy Jo Fleming (Moonbeams and Mysteries)
Jan O’Hara (Tartitude – Jan O’Hara’s home of art, attitude, Vitamin C)
Diana Cranstoun (Writer of Women’s Fiction, with a particular interest in women’s experiences during World War 2 and the early 20th Century Canadian West)
Catherine Johnson (poetry and other oddments)
Jennifer Jensen (Reading, Writing & Real Life)
Sara Walpert Foster (Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition)
Margaret Miller (Marmalade and Roses)
These bloggers may or may not continue the meme but have a look at their blogs, and be entertained.

Want to share your own answers here?