A Request

In late May of this year, Sue posted about the Liebster Awards. Here’s where I’ll admit I have no idea what all these awards I see are about, don’t know who starts them, and honestly don’t really give them a second thought.

That said, SueBC very kindly commented that she would like to simply read my answers and no need to do all the other stuff. I filed that bit away, saving the handy list of questions for a rainy, lazy summer day. Which today is. Here we go Sue…


What is the best movie you have seen in the past year?

Wonder Woman without a doubt. Though Thor Ragnarok has yet to be released or The Last Jedi…I’ve been waiting for Wonder Woman and I was not disappointed!662e5bb4fb7a33893e23e7b6012ab274


What is the most memorable live theatre and/or concert experience you’ve had in the past year?

LOL…..do you really have to ask? I’ve never been to a concert, like a band or Garth Brooks or anything like that, and we don’t get much Broadway here, so I’m going to go with the only live theatre I went to last year. My mom is rolling in her grave!  4


What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?

Well a quick scroll through my Kindle shows me lots of self-help titles this year. Blah. One interesting little gem has pinged my radar several times. Joey W Hill’s Branded Sanctuary.  I don’t know if it’s the panic-stricken nights of the delightful heroine Chloe or the quiet, steadfast, sizzling sex appeal of Brendan, I find myself paging through this story incredibly often.

Chloe has always been a creature of joy and laughter. Since a brutal attack nearly a year ago, the trauma she experienced has gotten worse. She has started hiding from her life, even putting up walls between herself and those she cares about most. During a panic attack one night, she impulsively calls a number that she’s had for many months. Chloe met Brendan at her boss’s wedding. With confidence and seduction, he easily steps into the role of helping her manage her fear. By the end of the long call, they’ve indulged in some serious flirtation and mind-blowing phone sex—and she’s feeling things she’s buried for too long.
The problem is that Brendan is the perfect male submissive—and Chloe isn’t wired for the D/s lifestyle. While their attraction is undeniable, Chloe doesn’t know if she can be everything Brendan needs. As a submissive, Brendan would never ask her to be something she’s not—even if it will break both of their hearts to turn away from how they feel about each other.

Joey’s been doing new covers but I love this old one so if you’re tempted to read, click here for the new cover kindle version.



What is your favourite photo of the past week on your mobile phone and are you willing to share it?

My foot warmer when I’m writing. This was a time she snuck up on the bed for a little Sunday nap. Little Luna.



What is your favourite photo ever of your favourite actor or actress?


What songs are at the top of your playlist right now?

Some of these really show my age….

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

This is what you came for – Calvin Harris

Cheap Thrills – Sia

I surrender – Billy Gillman

I drove all night – Celine Dion


What is the most recent TV show that you binge-watched?

Last Tango in Halifax

LOVE LOVE Loved it! I adore watching Nicola Walker and I’ve never forgiven Spooks for killing her off in the bleeping last (second to last?) episode.


What time of day do you usually write and/or blog and why?

My brain lights up at 3pm but I don’t usually get to write till after dinner…..dang kids.


Does your avatar have special significance and if so, what is that significance?

My avatar is a picture of me from two summers ago. It does have special meaning to me. It’s one of two selfies that I took late one night in bed. I’d had my hair cut and gone to the work of curling it and decided it should be documented! They were taken for a specific person and when I look at them I see how blasted happy I am. The quality isn’t amazing (pre-iphone) but I consider them pictures of my soul. Here is the other.




In your real life, how open are you about the fact that you have a blog?

Not very.

I struggle writing if I get too wound up in who’s reading. I do have some family members that read the blog and sometimes it ties me up a bit. It’s a battle I keep fighting.

What are the boundaries for you in terms of how much of your real life you share on your blog?

I think that if you read my blog you know quite a bit more about me than anyone who actually knows me, bar one or two people. I feel quite at home being myself here. What I generally won’t share here is anything relatively current about my kids, my political views, and anything very religious. Though I know I have ranted a bit about the way I was raised, I’m not interested in blogging about religion.

Hm, why am I blogging? lol


0 thoughts on “A Request”

  1. I love “I drove all night”.

    that “who’s reading?” question is really like acid in my soul on some days as well.

    1. I have a love/hate thing going with Celine…having grown up in the 80’s. But that song!
      It’s like letting someone sniff my dirty laundry. How you doin’?

  2. I’m thinking those songs are recent–so I guess I’m showing my age. The only one I know is the Celine Dion song. I remember when she was 11 years old! Ouch. I must have been nearly the same age. I like your answers. And the pic is great! When I look at it or your avatar I see a confident woman who is intelligent, kind and fun. Keep writing if only for yourself. We enjoy your thoughts!!

    1. Lol… I thought I put the first five or so songs down but then I realized except for Celine Dion they’re going to think of a 12-year-old oh well that’s my current list.
      I’m glad to find people I can be myself with!

  3. Yeah, most of her work is not really to my taste but I like that song. I’m okay. Feeling like I’m waiting for something to break and getting tired of it …

  4. Hey Carly! Thanks for answering!
    Luna looks so very comfy warming your feet. And both of those pictures of you are great!
    Thanks particularly for sharing the blogging answers. I’m still exploring where I’m comfortable with boundaries and I seem to be pushing them just a wee bit lately in both directions.
    Haven’t seen the Wonder Woman movie yet. I’m looking forward to the new Thor movie for sure, though.

    1. I just watched a free webinar about building a blog this morning. I learned so much! It was by Jeff Goins and it was free. I’ve spent a lot of the day watching his you tube channel and thinking about what I want this blog to be about. I’m a bit all over the place🙄. Thanks for asking me to do this, it was a really good learning experience!

  5. Firstly, thank you so much for the follow! Second, I do enjoy getting to know the people who blog and their interests. While I might be inclined to participate in this request, I know that Paul would want us to be careful to not give away anything that would reveal us to people who know us. I tend to agree with him that it is probably best for us with our families and careers that we are not “discovered” with the nature of our blog content.

    1. No problem. It’s not for everyone! I think the best way to get to know, is read the blog. I agree about having to be careful due to content!

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