What a Welcome Home!

We had a wonderful Writers’ Week in our Writers’ Retreat in the beautiful Angus  countryside. Plenty writing, country walks, healthy eating and great company.


We even made some new friends


Well! I seem to remember the last time I went away for a writers’ week, and had no Internet access, I came home to find I had a bloggers’ award, and here, it’s happened again. What a lovely way to end our Writers’ Week.


Thank you so much, Teagan Kearney, for this delightful award and the kind words you said about me.

Teagan is a fellow blogger who often writes about writing and adds a super Haiku at the end of her blog. Her posts are always interesting, informative and helpful. Do take a look at http://writingmynovelnoworkingtitleyet.blogspot.co.uk

As part of the award, I must nominate a number of people to also receive the award, so here are my nominations:

Jo Robinson, a lovely lady who I find enormously encouraging. If there’s a way she can find to help fellow writers, you can be sure she’ll use it. Jo’s blog address is http://africolonialstories.wordpress.com

Jennifer David, another lovely lady whose blog I always enjoy. Do check it out at http://writingsofamrs.com

Aimee Pow, a young woman who is just beginning to blog about the things she thinks and likes, and needs plenty encouragement to continue. This is a lovely young, refreshing blog. Another one to check out at http://bonuspumpkin.blogspot.co.uk

Receiving the award also requires sharing three ways you like to help others. Whew! I don’t think of myself as being very useful to anyone else, since I’m physically somewhat limited, but I do try to help anyone I can.

The most important way I help other people is by offering to study the Bible with them, something I have been doing for more than forty years. Although I still have so much to learn myself, I am always happy to share what I already know about the Christian way of life and the positive effects it can have. I don’t do this through my blog or my writing, because I don’t think these are the appropriate forums for such discussion…for me, anyway. I prefer one-to-one conversation about such personal things.

The second way I try to help others is through my writing. My novels are usually about issues that ordinary people face in life. My protagonists find ways to overcome obstacles, using common sense, their hidden strengths and the help offered by others. Some have told me they find my novels helpful to them on a practical and an emotional level.

I try to be generous, both with my resources and my time and I find I am sometimes able to help friends with advice or just a listening ear. I also run a small writing group of friends who are fellow writers, where we can all share our writing tips and experience.

Here are the Lighthouse Award rules in full:
     Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
     Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
     Share three ways that you like to help others.
     Nominate as many bloggers as you like.
     Inform your nominees of their award nominations.
     Have fun!

16 thoughts on “What a Welcome Home!”

  1. Yay! What a great surprise – congratulations! Your retreat sounds like a great idea. I think I’m gonna talk to my friends about this. We live in an electronic obsessed world…a retreat from it all seems so inviting.


  2. You definitely deserve those blogger awards. I also look forward to hearing about your retreats and adventures with writing. It always makes me want to branch out more and meet other writers. You know, face to face. 😉


    1. Thank you, Katie. I find it both helpful and encouraging to interact with other writers in the real world as well as the cyber world. For one thing, nothing can quite take the place of a real hug x


  3. Congratulations Christine! You are up there amongst the most deserving of this award. You’re a ray of sunshine, and I have the upmost respect and admiration for you. Your book is on my list to read. I have a few books I need to review and after that I’ll be able to read yours. I usually read fantasy, horror, thriller and suspense, but for you I will make an exception. 😉


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