Monday, July 30, 2007


Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, having dreamed up a wonderful post for your blog; then next morning you feel utterly frustrated because you hadn’t jotted it down and now it’s lost? I hear that some writers get their inspiration this way- got the hang of waking up in the night with a giant exclamation mark hovering above them, then quietly dictating semi-lucid ideas into a microphone- clever idea indeed. Paul McCartney attributes his song ‘Yesterday’ to a tune he heard in a dream and managed to write down before it slipped away.
l did this kind of writing in my sleep again last night, didn’t write anything down and now it’s all gone which makes me all the more frustrated because I will never know whether it was trite or the germination of a good idea to craft and polish. Most likely the former lol!
Today however l am redeemed as l have two esteemed blogger awards to perpetuate- ‘Pay it forward’ sort of thing. Firstly I must say a big thank you to my two dear friends, Betty and Connie.
T H A N K Y O U !
They have each given me one of these compliments and l am very touched to have been thought of . Personally, l don’t feel like I’ve been putting enough time into my blog lately to deserve them but I send my heartfelt thanks to them all the same.
And so, the nominees are… in no particular order…drum role . . . .

1 Kris could not be more reflective than she already is! I can hear her speak so clearly through her posts- wonderful writing. Kris makes me think, and wonder, then think a little more- l admire her honesty and realism.

2 CJ is a woman of many talents and l admire her creativity and honest observations of life far travelled. We live not so far apart here in Scotland and l feel blessed to have her as a blogging friend and neighbour.

3 Val lives down in Dorset, England- a place that where l would love to live. What is great about reading Val's blog is that she has been up my way a few times on holiday and loves it! Perhaps we should arrange a house swap-lol.

4 Kirsty is a Scottish lass living and working in America- l much enjoy her patter! I love her take about life over here in Scotland- although abroad she keeps up with what's going on at home.

5 Alice is a wonderful photographer from Down Under- in tune with the world around her. She captures movement and atmosphere brilliantly in her images. I enjoy looking at her photographs because my sister lives in Australia too.

I think back over this past year at the fun Connie and l have had with our 'Love Bird Saga'. Connie is mommy to Rosa Rita as l am to Randy. We both have only one Love Bird each and as most people know these birds usually live in pairs- our two lonely birdies seemed just the perfect match for each other. Connie is a cracking in-law to have, very creative herself with a caring and gentle spirit, a woman with a great sense of humour who always gives me a right giggle.
And so l pass this Creative Blogger Award on to:

l'm away now to enjoy the rest of the evening. Bests to all friends and family.


Gwen said...

Hi Horizon.
Called into see how things were
with you and yours great post, when I wake up in the middle of the night it's to use the loo.
Stay Well will visit again soon.xx

Alice said...

Horizon - I feel so honoured and so undeserving of your 'nomination for an award', especially as I have been so slack for many months. But I'm really enjoying blogging again now, so hopefully I'll be able to provide you with some more photos for your pleasure soon. Alas, they won't be photos of the garden since it's winter here and nothing much is happening.

I know what you mean about the best compositions come to mind in the night. I haven't tried dictating them yet - not sure that Richard would be too happy with that.

Thanks again, dear, and thank you also for commenting so regularly on my postings, even when I've been 'dragging the chain'.

By the way, isn't your new nephew just the most beautiful little boy? Your sister is such a clever little thing, isn't she?

Lorraine said...

Congratulations and thank you very much! (still waiting for the whiskey sauce recipe...grins)

T*mmy said...

I am one that cannot sleep until I am out of bed and on to the computer to at least outline what I'm thinking and save it to draft...then I sleepily head back upstairs!
Congratulations on your awards...well deserved for though you haven't been posting that often it is always a quality post when you do and we all can't wait to hear what you have to say!!
Congrats to all you chose also!

Anonymous said...

You are well deserving of the awards my friend. So glad you are one of my blogging friends.

I was just thinking the other day that Rosa has had that far off distant look in her eyes. I am sure she is thinking of Randy. It might be time for her to try and get in touch with her "Hunk of a Bird" (her words not mine!!)


MissKris said...

Hello, Sarah! I stopped by this morning and what do I see but an award for me! Thank you so much for your kind words and consideration in giving this to me. If you say I'm reflective I'll take your word for it, ha! I'm so giddy...I actually got your comments to load so I can say hi! I sent off that email again but dunno if it ever reached you. We seem to be jinxed one way or the other, don't we? Stop on by when you get a chance...I've got some exciting news as of my August 1st post! ((((((HUGS)))))) to you, sweet lass!

Carmen said...

Congratulations on your awards! You are such a creative woman and such a great storyteller! You deserve them!

PEA said...

Congratulations on your awards dear Horizon, very much deserved they are!! It's not the quantity of posts that's the quality of them:-) xox

Vintage to Victorian said...

Congratulations on your awards, and I'm stunned to see that you've passed on the Creative Blogger Award to me, among others. I'm quite overwhelmed, and must thank you, indeed. I don't know what I've done to deserve it, but I'm delighted, nevertheless!!

I haven't been keeping up with everyone's blogs over the last few weeks whilst I've been building my site, but I should get a bit more blog-wandering time now, and will catch up with all the news.

Thank you so much!

slap me happy said...

Hi sis, thanks for the nominations, feels like the golden globes lol, have been so busy here will call this week and catch up. Got mittens etc for Noah and kids all love gift, your some woman.
love ya loads

MissKris said...

It's Wednesday the 8th...just popping in this early morning to say hello and wish you a good day! My Dear Hubby is in Kansas City this week on business so I'm a little bit at loose ends...a little more computer time in the evenings, less dishes and laundry to deal with...what's a girl to do!!! Haha! Dylan keeps me on my toes thru the day, tho. Hope this finds you well.

MissKris said...

It's Wednesday the 8th...just popping in this early morning to say hello and wish you a good day! My Dear Hubby is in Kansas City this week on business so I'm a little bit at loose ends...a little more computer time in the evenings, less dishes and laundry to deal with...what's a girl to do!!! Haha! Dylan keeps me on my toes thru the day, tho. Hope this finds you well.

Kerri said...

Dictating thoughts into a microphone in the middle of the night might be a wee bit disturbing for the dear spouse :) Good idea though!
Congrats on your awards and very well deserved. As others pointed out, quality, not quantity is what's important. You always write from the heart, which is why we love you! :)
Enjoy your you always do!

HLiza said... does that Creative Blogger Award comes to me? I only realised that today 10 days after you posted this, Horizon. Thanks a lot..(but nobody had ever called me 'creative' before!)

Sling said...

I had a dream about an epic post that I hurriedly wrote down upon awakening,then fell blissfully back to sleep.
I rushed to read what I had written the next morning...
"I really like Vanilla"...
Congrats on the well deserved awards horizon!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I had to pop over for a visit - our blog names were similar, so I was curious to see yours!

Congratulations on your awards! It's wonderful how the blogging community encourages and supports one another!

Merle said...

Hi Dear Sarah ~~ How are things with you these days? Everything going well I hope. I was awarded the
Nice Matters award by Connie and had to pass it on to 8 others, so I have chosen to award you with it.
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

MissKris said...

Good Morning! Sorry about the double-post a few days back...good ol' Blogger either doesn't let me comment at all OR does it twice, haha! It's the 16th and I'm coming by to check in. I'm sure hoping once summer's past that you'll find more time to write...I love coming by to read your posts, Sarah! Hope all's well in your corner of the world! (((HUG)))

Val said...

Right - all the wedding excitement over, the American relatives back to Florida, most of the sheets and towels on the line, I am back to work AND I catch up with my blogging reading - only to find I have an award! Huzzah! What a lovely surprise. Very honoured!

You know, a house swap may not be a bad idea......

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