The Sunshine Blogger Award…Take 2

Thank you so much, Sally, for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger award…Not my first Sunshine Award for which I am honoured and grateful. I have over the years when I was working always elicited the statement from many employers that I was like ” A breath of fresh air” that statement has always followed me around… It seems people think I have a sunny nature…

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The Rules….Well, there are always rules are there not?

Thank the blogger ( Sally) who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.

Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions – or cheat and use the same questions 🙂

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog

Here are the questions I received and my answers:

What is the most daring thing you have done?

That’s a big ask especially when you get to my age…haha…Was it moving to Thailand? Was it completing all 26.2 miles …A marathon ( some years ago now) Was it holding a snake? I will say I am not very daring…

Name one item still on your bucket list.

My bucket list has as many pages as war and Peace…To visit the Seven Wonders of the world…

If you had a time machine, would you choose to live in the past or the future?

I don’t want to know what the future has in store for me…What if I don’t like it? The past I would love to pay a visit back to The roaring ’20s But I am happy in my present…

What is your favourite movie of all time?

How can I choose…So many…Grease….I know…haha


What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

I have talked to myself many times over the years and mostly berating myself for my stupidity but I suppose to be true to yourself and others and be kind…
What is one of your guilty pleasures?

Dancing in the rain and jumping in puddles…At my age?… Yes, I still do and get told off for encouraging the grandkids…Who doesn’t love jumping in a puddle?…

Do you have any pets?

Only the one now…Saangchai…A soi Dog…aka A street dog who now has his forever home…He got me…haha

Tell us about one thing that really gets your goat.

How much time do you have? Maybe you should ask my nearest and dearest…Just one thing???…. Eat quietly…Do not slurp, Do not crunch those crisps…

Who would you invite to a celebrity dinner? List 5, dead or alive?

Jonny Depp, John Travolta, Patrick Swayze, Elvis,…Did you not mean eye candy???… Ok Ladies…Stephen Hawking …Quote ” Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet “. Michelle Obama, Victoria Wood, Spike Milligan( my kids favourite silly bedtime poetry) and Benedict Cumberbatch…
What is your most annoying bad habit?

Oh dear…It does depend on who you are asking…Take your pick…Do not dig the butter scrape it nicely…All coathangers should face the same way…Do not put the spoon you have stirred anything in the sugar…I think I will stop there…ahaha

Name your current favourite song playing on your playlist right now.

I  have a playlist ( must) update it but normally just pick at random…Wherever the mood takes me…Today..This morning Japanese Piano music….Soothing and calm…


If I nominate you and you have an award free blog, please view the nomination as a compliment: you are under no obligation to respond. (Thanks Mary for that statement)

These are all blogs which I love for their food, sense of humour or just because  so please pay them a visit they are awesome x

My Questions …

  1. Marmite or Vegemite…Think carefully…lol
  2. If you were stranded on a desert island what two books and 3 music albums would you take and why?
  3. What or who scares you the most and why?
  4. If you could choose who would be your next door neighbour …Who would it be and why?
  5. Having a dinner party? Who would be your 8 guests dead or alive, famous or infamous and why?
  6. Chillies do you love them or hate them?
  7. Would you change anything about your blog and what would it be?
  8. Your three favourite foods ...
  9. Cats or Dogs?
  10. What is your pet hate? Mine is.. I cannot stand anyone digging at the butter.. scrape it nicely…
  11. Which of your blog post is representative of you? Please add a link.


About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology:

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great weekend xx

24 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award…Take 2

  1. Darlene

    I love your answers!! I think you are very daring, not many can move countries. I just finished reading Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. I would love to have her as a guest for dinner.

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  3. tidalscribe

    Thanks Carol for nominating me. I shall start perusing the questions; already stuck on the first one. I liked vegemite when i lived in Australia… I think moving to Thailand must have been quite daring.



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