Firstly, I would like to thank for this nomination. Please go over and pay her a visit. I really love her blog and I’m sure you will too.

I am very honoured and very proud to accept this award for the second time. I write my blog in the hope of reaching as many people as I can who have been through similar experiences in life, particularly traumatic ones, so that they feel less alone. Through writing my blog, I have made many blogging friends who I follow and chat to regularly. I can’t thank enough for giving me an opportunity to be heard and to help others.

Apparently there are rules to this thing, I found them here:

Well, here we go!

11 questions about myself:


1. Why did you choose your current career?

My current career is doing my best to be an author of true-life experiences which others in a similar situation can relate to. I also love writing, spending most of my day doing this which particularly helps me to keep my mind active and alert as I am disabled, don’t get out much and don’t have very many ‘real-time’ friends. Also I write because it keeps me sane and keeps me out of mischief!

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Although there are many places I would consider living for various reasons, such as Australia to be close to my sister, my choice would be…exactly where I am living now; in the same house, in the same town and the same country, the UK because I am very happy and settled here, having lived at my current address for 34 years! I have no desire to live anywhere exotic or far away.

3. Who is your greatest hero/heroine and why?

I would have to say they would be Maya Angelou and Nelson Mandela for the change they made to so many peoples’ lives in this world.

4. Can you remember the name of your first primary school teacher?

My first primary school teacher was called Mrs. Atroshenko (which is a bit of a mouthful!). She was Australian and always so kind to me as I was a very quiet, shy child. She left though, to go back to Australia and I was brokenhearted!

5. What is your favourite thing to do to pass the time?

The activities I would choose would be, writing as it is my passion, reading (love my Kindle!), and drinking coffee with close friends or family.

6. Can you sing?

Actually, I’m not too bad (but also nothing special) as I can hold a tune. I have been in three different choirs and usually sing Soprano.

7. What is your favourite book and why?

Strangely, I would have to say my favourite book is Roget’s Thesaurus! I am fascinated by words and language and can spend hours pouring over all the unusual and little used words.

8. What is your favourite sport?

To be honest, I hate most sport especially football, cricket and golf (which will make me very unpopular, I know!!). I do like to watch the athletics, gymnastics, swimming and diving when the Olympics are on.

9. What is your favourite four-legged animal?

I would have to say elephants. I have always been fascinated by their gentleness, the caring way they bring their young up and I found their pure size quite awe-inspiring. There is a wonderful book called, ‘Sacred Elephant’ which contains the most beautiful photographs and poetry about these creatures.

10. Can you remember what your last dream was about?

This is a difficult one. I tend not to remember any pleasant dreams at all and have absolutely no recall of them. Unfortunately, I do have my fair share of nightmares and sometimes night terrors virtually always connected to my child abuse and rape and the loss of a child.

11. Name your five favourite foods.

Hmm! Not easy, this one – we are lucky in this part of the world to have so much choice. I think I would have to say, in no particular order, coconut, marzipan, spring greens, milk chocolate and cashew nuts.

I nominate the following five bloggers to also receive this award:


Author: Ellie Thompson

Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ... ... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full. I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x 😊

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