Thursday 5 April 2012

Sunshine came softly through my a-window today

A big thank you to Donna at Believe in Yourself for giving my blog the Sunshine Award. Thank you very much Donna, I really appreciate it. I would love for everyone to visit Donna’s blog at dmyatesmusings. I will be passing the award along to ten other bloggers, so if you get the time, please visit their blogs too.

Now I just have to answer ten questions and select ten blogs.

1. Favourite colour? Turquoise because it makes me think of the sea and summer holidays.
2. Animal? Dogs. They are such loyal and loving creatures.
3. Number? Eight has always been lucky for me.
4. Non-alcoholic drink? Tea preferable with scones, jam and cream!
5. Facebook or Twitter? Twitter, Facebook frightens the life out of me.
6. My passion: Vintage books
7. Getting or giving presents: Both!
8. Pattern: Paisley
9. Day of the week: Saturday because I usually visit a book fair or flea market.
10. Flower: I like so many! Spring, snowdrops. Summer, daisies. Autumn, Chrysanthemum. Winter, Hellebores (Christmas rose), although mine usually flower in the spring!

Donna’s questions were quick and easy so I would like to pass them on to;

The secret DMS files of Fairday Morrow
Fantastic Reads
CarryUsOff Books
Silver's Reviews
Dragonscale Clippings
The Sill Of TheWorld
Storybook Love Affair
Vintage Cobweb
Life Between Pages
The Oliva Reader

Sunshine came softly through my a-window today / Donovan / Sunshine superman.

Thanks for calling in. I hope you have lots of sunshine in your life.


  1. Thanks Barbara! I'll do my answers some time this weekend. Scones with jam and cream sound so good right about now and paisley is also one of my favourite patterns :)

  2. barbaraannefisher5 April 2012 at 15:28

    Hello Megan, I’ll be over to take a look next week. I remember you had a pretty paisley scarf on your blog, so I guessed you liked it too.
    When Terry and I first got married we had purple and green paisley wallpaper in the sitting room. It was fashionable at the time but looking back at the ‘photos I have no idea how we lived with it!

  3. I loved reading a little bit more about you. I love flowers, too- so it was nice to read your list. Your Saturdays sound so pleasant and turquoise is just beautiful. Makes me think of the beach. I look forward to checking out the other blogs that you nominated. :) Thanks! :

  4. C. Lee McKenzie5 April 2012 at 16:23

    These kinds awards allow your readers to know a bit more about you. Very lovely. Of course, I could have answered the question about your passion. It's quite obvious. And what a wonderful passion it is, too!

  5. Ahh. I loved reading all of your answers. How fun.

  6. Hi Barbara - always enjoy reading your answers!

    Just wanted to let you know as well that my little sunbeam is shining on your blog this week. Hope you enjoy it!

  7. barbaraannefisher6 April 2012 at 09:05

    Thank you Sharon, I’m basking in sunshine today!

  8. barbaraannefisher6 April 2012 at 09:37

    Hello Stephanie, thanks for calling in and leaving a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed reading my answers. Turquoise always reminds me of a perfect day in Fiji. Our son was married there. It was the most beautiful beach, white sand and turquoise water. I'm rather hoping they decide to have a wedding blessing in a few years. The same spot would be lovely!

  9. barbaraannefisher6 April 2012 at 09:49

    Hello Lee, I spent half my life working in offices dealing with client's accounts; little did I know I was working with the ‘wrong’ kind of books. Having found my real passion, I’ve never looked back. Thank you for your kind words!

  10. barbaraannefisher6 April 2012 at 09:50

    Hi Donna, I had fun answering them, thanks again for the award.

  11. Darlene Foster7 April 2012 at 02:38

    You deserve this sunshine award as your posts are always sunshiney! Nice to learn more about you too. I will check out the other blogs you listed.

  12. Storybookloveaffair7 April 2012 at 10:17

    It's funny because all of that sort of pattern is coming back in fashion with a vengeance! There's floral everywhere but I'm not complaining because I love it! Hope you're having fun exploring the flea markets this weekend :)

  13. barbaraannefisher7 April 2012 at 15:39

    Darlene, it’s not difficult to be sunny when surrounded by so many beautiful books. Thanks so much for calling in and leaving a comment.

  14. barbaraannefisher7 April 2012 at 15:45

    I am, but just want the rain to hold off on Sunday as there is a big outdoor market. I hope you are having a lovely Easter.

  15. Thank you for the sunshine, and the award nomination! I love the blue-and-greenness of the sea, too. The flowers you mention just sound so romantic & beautiful.

  16. barbaraannefisher10 April 2012 at 14:32

    Hello Claudine you really deserve the Sunshine award, because you blog is always sunny and welcoming. I hope you enjoy answering the questions.


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