Daily Archives: May 5, 2013

A Writer’s Fountain – ‘Best Moment’ our 3rd Award


I have finally submitted my nominees today for the awards I received back in April.
I discovered another award yesterday that I hadn’t picked up! Also from April (28th)
Thank you Kristen


For this award we have to make a speech and some nominations. I will update this post later in the week with both!

Shine On Award – Nominations


On the 24th April this blog received 2 awards –https://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/waters-nominated-for-1st-award/ click the link for the original post. I would like to extend my thanks to ARNeal for nominating awritersfountain. I am now ready for the challenge of nominating 15 other sites for this award! 2013-shine_on-from-eye-dancera

“The Shine On Award requires you to nominate 15 other blogs, who in turn can post this award on their own sites and nominate others for the award.  It also requires that you then list a few other blogs that tickle your fancy.”

And the nominees are… (in no particular order)

Please excuse the fact that I sent most of you a pingback and not a personal message, I have to get on with work, work and I have been online all afternoon!

Other blogs I like;




Picture It & Write – Baby Vision



Sunday rolls around and it is time for me to create another story by prompt. This is great fun, to find out more click the contributor button.


I was searching for copyright free images for my blog last night and I came across the one I use at the end of my story, it is only a baby shower cake, so if you are following please don’t think of me as a monster and leave on account of this post. I thought it was weird and not something I would add to my media library, after seeing this week’s prompt I went back to find the photo – as the coincidence seemed to be too strong to ignore and I instantly recalled the image when I saw this week’s picture!

baby and fruit loops

Charlotte always wanted to be a mum, from the age of 11 she felt her maternal instincts click in, she didn’t understand other women in their thirties that still showed no sign of desiring a child. The others (practically all of her friends) were married off and producing families of their own. Charlotte couldn’t help but feel duped. She had an early start at being a girlfriend, years before her peers. Close to double figures before she even started High School. Then what happened? She blames herself for all her bad choices.

The blame eats her up on a daily basis and turns even the most positive situations into another gauntlet of horror for her to struggle her way through!

Last year Charlotte met Sean at a Summer Garden Party, she wasn’t sure he was the one to begin with, but they both worked hard to make the relationship stronger, neither of them was getting younger and although Sean could do a ‘Charlie Chaplin’, Charlotte was seriously racing against the clock, approaching her 40th year.

Sean had recently started talking about making babies, it had taken Charlotte by surprise as he vehemently refused to even conceive a marriage proposal, still you weren’t deemed a harlot for getting pregnant out-of-wedlock nowadays. She had started ordering vitamin and iron tablets and took them daily, laughing at the irony of spending decades popping the pill and praying desperately on occasion that she wasn’t pregnant.

They had started trying a few months ago, they were becoming increasingly worried that they would need help. This week Charlotte had seen babies everywhere. In the library whilst she was desperate to study quietly, on the bus to work everyday, they never used to be many mothers on the commuting bus, not with their children at least. On billboards, adverts on the TV, in her magazines.

On her lunch break she was searching through a stock free photo site and she came across an image that turned her stomach, she literally felt her stomach shift inside her, it gave a whole new meaning to having a bun in an oven. Hideous she thought, who would order that for a Baby Shower?


Charlotte entered the board room and settled down for the afternoon marketing meeting, she couldn’t wait to write a new slogan, work on a new project, take her mind off what her and Sean were trying to achieve. Charles revealed the first image, Charlotte couldn’t believe her eyes, babies and cereal?

baby and fruit loops

Charlotte felt another bubbling lurch in her stomach, she made a run for the restroom. It seemed the universe was sending her more than just messages!

Finally – My Nominations for the Liebster Award!



Back in April (click the award for the original post) my blog was nominated for awards. I need to pass this forward now, I have been searching for nominees, many blogs I follow already have strings of awards and multiples, I was so excited to be nominated that I want to give them to people like me, who had none. I have since discovered that people accept multiples of the same award, my list of 11 blogs may include blogs that have had awards already. The other issue that made this a time consuming task – many of the blogs I follow are well established and have over 200 followers.

I hope some of you will have time to explore other blogs I follow, I love finding new places through other blogs.

Firstly, thanks to Rebecca for nominating AWritersfountain for a Liebster.

There were no questions to answer on the original nomination post, now Rebecca’s blog has been nominated for another Liebster award and has encouraged us to use the questions this time.

When you receive a Liebster you have to write;

  • 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer 11 questions from your nominator
  • Nominate 11 blogs with under 200 followers
  • Leave them 11 questions to answer

11 Facts

  1. My favourite fairy tale as a young child was ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’
  2. Stories I still carry in my heart are ‘The Waterbabies’, ‘The Railway Children’, ‘Little Women’ and ‘The Wind in the Willows’.
  3. I used to be a dancer.
  4. I love Zumba.
  5. I am a trained Life Coach.
  6. My favourite food is Sushi.
  7. My father is a Jazz Musician.
  8. I love watching ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
  9. I enjoy travelling with my backpack.
  10. I still wear ‘character’ socks.
  11. I am a middle child. (Or I was, I have grown up a bit since!)

11 Questions

  • Got any hobbies? What do you do when you have a day to play around? 
  • I like to read, watch great films, visit craft centres and art galleries. I don’t have time for more adventurous hobbies at the moment with working and writing taking up all my free time, so these are things I enjoy doing rather than hobbies. I used to do Zumba, but need to get fit again before I can return to class! A whole day to play? Now that I would love! They don’t really happen at all unless I am away on holiday.
  • How about pets? Anything more exotic than dogs or cats?
  • I don’t have any pets Mr G and I used to have goldfish, they didn’t live very long.
  • Sports: Watch or participate? Or neither? 
  • I used to as a kid, I played Netball at County level and Hockey for the School, I am really not very sporty, I am a sore loser. I love watching tennis and have been to Wimbledon a few times, I discovered the joys of Rugby a few years ago, I love watching the Winter/ Summer Olympics, I watch football when it is the world cup. The closest I get to sports is on the Wii!
  • Original Star Wars (Episodes 4-6) or new Star Wars (Episodes 1-3)?  Original Star Wars.
  • What part of the world would you most like to visit? New Zealand.
  • Do you think there is life in other parts of the universe? Quite possibly, Mr G likes to watch the Science shows, I have learnt quite a lot about the possibility of such things.
  • What’s your favourite season? Summer, the sunshine & warmth make me feel  I was born in August.
  • If you had the chance, would you go back to school to study something new? What? They have recently started an A-Level in Creative Writing, I would definitely do that.
  • What’s the strangest thing you have sitting out in your dining room? I don’t have a dining room.
  • What’s your favourite type of music? I like The Doors, The Beatles, David Bowie, Elbow, the Black Angels and many other bands.
  • If you could go back in time, when and where would you visit? The Wild West.

Drum roll – now the Nominees












and finally…

The 11 Questions for my nominees to copy and answer;

  1. What is your favourite book?
  2. What would be your chosen pen name?
  3. What’s your favourite film(s)?
  4. Do you have any hobbies or things you like to do in your spare time?
  5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would that be?
  6. The greatest lesson you have learnt in life?
  7. Your hopes for the future? (Could be your future, the planet, your Country)
  8. Name three things you did this morning.
  9. What was your first job?
  10. Who is your hero/ person you admire and are inspired by?
  11. If you could change 1 thing about yourself what would it be?


Have fun and display your banners proudly!