An Award For Ivor.

It’s award time, beautiful people!  The Sunshine Blogger Award comes to me from Dancia at .  and her wonderful site,  Living a Beautiful Life  Thank you, Dancia!  I am honored.  Please visit her if you’re not already following her blog — she is indeed the essence of sunshine.

I don’t usually do these awards, maybe I don’t feel worthy ,  maybe I don’t like doing the questions, or maybe I don’t have enough time. Anyhow I’m doing this one for Dancia.

What is The Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award recognizes bloggers who inspire positivity and joy.

What are the rules for The Sunshine Blogger Award?

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award and link to their blog.
  • List the rules and include The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
  • Answer the 11 Questions asked of you.
  • Write a new list of 11 Questions for your Nominees.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for The Sunshine Blogger Award.


11 Questions Asked of Me:

.What is happiness to you?

Home and love

What is one place you love visiting?

Ocean Grove surf beach, sun, golden sand and surf, that’s perfection.

What is your favorite comfort food?

An egg & bacon roll at my Football Club on game days, with a few beers !!

What is the best advice about life you’ve received?

Probably best explained in this little poem of mine, “I Do Thee Shine”
 When I was little and young.                                                                                                                    Your heart will always shine” Said Mum.                                                                                            When I grew up, a know-all teenager.                                                                                                     Head strong, and an all-night rager.                                                                                                      Your love of life will shine through” Said Dad.                                                                                    Later on I married, so happy and glad.                                                                                                  Suddenly, one spring, MS touched her bad.                                                                                               The shining dulled and time turned sad.                                                                                                  Dad said, “Your heart shone through”.                                                                                                     And Mum said, “Her Star will always shine on you”.                                                                              My Star, my Dad and Mum, you are my spine.                                                                                         For you, I do thee shine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What is your favorite song at the moment?

I’ve hundreds of fav’s, mainly by, Leonard Cohen, but the one I’m playing at the moment, is by Nick Cave, “To Be By Your Side”

What have you been wanting to do and haven’t yet?

Travel, especially to America and Philadelphia.

What would you teach a class or person tomorrow, if you had to?

To be kind and have compassion

What did you dream of as a child?

To grow up to bo as good as my dad

What habit would you like to quit?

I’d like to stop crying as much as I do, “How many rivers of tears must we cry, before all the deepest wells run dry”

Where do you get your blogging inspiration?

Most of my poems emanate from my dreams

What is one interesting or weird thing about you that most people don’t know?

Since my stroke, as I’m aging, tiredness sometimes overwhelms me, and then I suffer anxiety and have panic attack because I’m feeling inadequate.

If anyone would like to participate and answer the above questions, please do, and as I feel I might be imposing on my fellow bloggers, I won’t be nominating anyone.


A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows, comments, likes or quietly tours my blog.
I truly appreciate every one of you.

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

48 thoughts on “An Award For Ivor.”

      1. I actually liked answering the questions, but I feel uncomfortable about nominating my fellow friends and readers, and that’s why I don’t do them. 😊


      2. Exactly my reasons too. Almost feels as though we’re forwarding on a chain letter and sometimes some of the questions are quite personal. I am very pleased for you Ivor. 😊

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  1. Congratulations Ivor.Your answers gave away an even more charming man we learned to to know through your poetry❤️
    I confess the answer about growing as good as your dad transfixed my hearth.

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  2. Without any doubt whatsoever, you DESERVE. Congratulations! I appreciate that your answers include your parents, love, and more love. And tears are not a bad habit. They are powerful expressions of so many different forms of emotion. ❤

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    1. Thank you Colleen, And I so know about all of my tears, I’m an emotional guy, who’s tear-ducts need a good plumber to fix the leaking taps. xx


      1. And there’s more sad news about the Texas situation today/yesterday. I’ve now sent some Australian dollars to the Texas Civil Rights Project, I’m so far away and feeling helpless, but I shall keep writing my words.


      1. its nice to have a change like that I agree, flexes the creative muscles a little and you did splendidly, well thought out answers and the accompanying poem wrapped up your deepest thoughts.

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      2. 😊 Not too many muscles left tonight, I another busy plumber week, and it’s so cold and wet, it wore me out, A restful weekend will be good for me ☺️

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      3. i hope you get that rest, wet weather can be very depressing too, keep warm Ivor, some nice cake and hot coffee sounds like good medicine. busy is good but with equal amounts of fun and rest too, like you i have had a hectic week and look forward to some rest but looks like kids have lots of plans for us this weekend. let those muscles rest and rejuvenate!

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  3. Congratulations Ivor–Well deserved Award: you wrote: ‘Since my stroke, as I’m aging, tiredness sometimes overwhelms me, and then I suffer anxiety and have panic attack because I’m feeling inadequate.’

    I’m glad you shared it. I don’t think you’re alone with that.

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