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The Real Neat Blog Award

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Thanks very much to Stevie Turner for nominating me for a ‘Real Neat Blog Award’! I’m honoured!

The rules of the ‘Real Neat Blog Award’ are as follows:

Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
Nominate any number of bloggers you like, and ask them 7 questions.
Let them know you have nominated them.

Stevie has asked me these 7 questions below:

1. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

To get a university degree. I know I have done just fine without one, but I always felt it was an experience I would have enjoyed.

2. Do you think we have been put upon this earth for a purpose? If so, what is it?

I think we have been put upon this earth to love one another. Too bad not everyone feels that way.

3. Do you think life was better before the Internet and explosion of social media sites?

No, I don’t. Life is always best, right now. I’m not one of those people who wish things were the same as before. I embrace change and use it to my advantage. Without social media, I would not have been able to move to Spain and be away from my family and friends. Also, the internet and social media helped me to become a published writer.

4. Which of your possessions can you not do without?

My computer. See answer to number 3.

5. What would be your dream job?

A tour guide. It would be fun to show people around interesting places.

6. If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?

A ticket to an around the world cruise.

7. Do you believe in an afterlife, or do we just die and that’s the end of it?

Yes, I do. I believe we will see our loved ones again in the afterlife.

So, now it’s my turn to nominate some people for ‘The Real Neat Blog Award’ and ask them 7 questions.  Here goes – I’ve nominated these 6 amazing bloggers:

Beth Ann Chiles

Robbie Cheadle


Christa Polkinhorn

Lorna McInnes

Pamela Wight

Here are your questions my friends, let’s have fun with this:

  1. What is your favourite season and why?
  2. If you were given a plane ticket to visit any place in the world, where would you go?
  3. What is your favourite savoury food? sweet food?
  4. If you could change your first name, what would it be?
  5. If you could be a character in a book, which one would you choose and why?
  6. What is your one guilty pleasure?
  7.  If you could be any kitchen utensil, what would it be and why?

I can’t wait to hear your answers. xo

61 Responses to "The Real Neat Blog Award"

Well deserved….great answers!!

Dear Darlene – Thank you so so much for this nomination. I will do my best to get to this as soon as possible. Thanks again for the thinking of me

No rush! Look forward to your answers.

Thanks, I hope to do it by the latest this upcoming weekend. Fingers crossed

Congrats Darlene. So deserved. Especially loved: Life is always best, right now.

Thanks, David. You can use it, if you want.

Congratulations, Darlene! 😀 These were great questions from Stevie and I enjoyed reading your answers. So many knock the internet in today’s world – whilst blithely continuing to use it – so it was refreshing to read your feelings and how you embrace it and its advantages! I hope you get a chance to go on that round the world cruise one day – that would be fantastic! Hugs xx

Thanks, Annika. Hugs back xo

Great answers! Thanks for answering my questions, Darlene. x

And thanks for the nomination!! Have a great week. xo

Reblogged this on Stevie Turner, Indie Author. and commented:
Some interesting answers to my questions from Darlene Foster.

Congratulations and thank you for nominating me. I enjoyed reading the answers to your questions.

Glad you enjoyed my answers. I look forward to your answers to my questions.

Loved your answers. I was humbled to be chosen by Stevie too. 🙂

I look forward to your answers!

Thursday! Thanks Darlene. 🙂

Thanks for sharing this with us at the Senior Salon. Congrats and again thanks for nominating my blog.

Great answers and questions. I can’t wait to read the answers from the writers you nominated.

Darlene, Well this is fun! Loved your answers and love that you nominated me. I will try to do this on my blog soon! You would be a perfect tour guide, by the way. 🙂

No rush. I look forward to your answers. Thanks for your confidence in me as a tour guide. xo

Fabulous, Darlene. I enjoyed learning more about you. Thank you for the nomination. I am going to try to do this as my work is easing up now.

Glad you enjoyed this. I look forward to your answers!

I enjoyed learning a little about you, Darlene, and I definitely am on the same page with you about our purpose. ❤ And you know…. taking a college course in a topic you enjoy would be really fun…

Thanks, Diane. Pleased you enjoyed this. I have taken a few college courses and did get a Teaching English as a Second Language Teaching Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan (via distance learning) but I would have liked to get a degree in something of interest!. You never know, it may still happen.

Wonderful, Darlene! I enjoyed reading your answers and am especially fond of #3: ‘Life is always best, right now.’ I believe we are always where we’re supposed to be ❤

Pleased you enjoyed this, Tina. I believe that too, but sometimes need to be reminded.xo

Congratulations Darlene. Love your answers.

Thanks, Diane. Hope all is well with you.

Congratulations! Fun – and perceptive!

Thanks. How kind of you to say so.

Congratulations on the recognition Darlene. I am inspired by the answers to your questions. Your positive attifude and embracing the present moment really resonates with me.

Thanks for the kind comments, Sue.

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Wonderful answers, Darlene – if you have room on that cruise, I’ll join you!

Of course! We would have so much fun and we both would be writing notes and creating stories everywhere we went!!

Oh my gosh, as always, I am slow to the game! I just love your answers so much, I’m not sure I can come up with ones so wise and witty. But I am honored that you included me here in your nomination. I am working on it and will probably have it done in a week or so.
In your answers, my heart bloomed with your #2 answer.
Your #3 and 4 made me laugh. You are a delight, Darlene, and a special friend whom I value, even if we’ve never met in person. But with all the traveling you have ahead of you when you win the lottery, I’m sure you’ll come say hi to me in Boston. 🤗

I would be sure to stop in and see you in Boston!! Glad you enjoyed the answers and I look forward to yours. I also consider you a special friend. xo

If you could be any kitchen utensil, what would it be and why? You are super creative and funny, darlene. I’m afraid I’d have to think about the answer! What would YOU be?

I would be a wooden spoon so I could mix everything together and produce something amazing! What would you be?

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I enjoyed reading your answers!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

You’re welcome! 😊

Yay congrats!Love your blog, and your writing style!May I know how long you’ve been blogging for?keep blogging<3Id love for you to check out my blog as well:)

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have been blogging for 8 years, ever since my first book was published.

Well deserved!
I can’t copy the image of the blog award to my blog. I don’t know why. Can you guide me?

Thanks! I’m not the best person to ask. I think you need to save the image on your computer first. Then you need to save it as an image on your WordPress site before you can put it on your blog. If you don’t use WordPress I have no idea. Maybe the person who gave you the award can assist you. Have a good day.

I use WordPress. I appreciate that you feel that you are not the Best person to ask; still you have helped me alot even without realizing it. Thanks a ton!

I am always concerned about giving out technical advice as I am not that good at it. I just try a few things until it works and then can’t remember what I did. Glad it helped.

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