Shauny Award and Friends and Followers Award

I was thrilled as I always am when I was nominated for not only the Shauny award but
shaunyawardalso the Friends and Followers Award by Sherri Matthews who writes from her summerhouse. She has a wonderful blog -she stirs kinds of emotions with her writing , humour and the occasional sadness. Her enjoyable from the heart memories will stir your own memories and together you can wander down a path that perhaps you weren’t planning on exploring today but the sheer unexpectedness of it and the delight she gives you makes that path even more special. Sherri also writes about Aspergers as her daughter has this condition. An interview she did recently with her daughter was fascinating and can be found at

The Shauny Award. Was created by Dr Rex who created this award to acknowledge the efforts and multiple contributions that a lad, Shaun Gibson, has shown since he started blogging in the wordpress platform. You can find more information at

The rules of acceptance are:

Show Humanity, Show Love, Be Yourself, Don’t Be Others, Don’t Gossip, and Share This Award with 10 others.”

My 10 nominees for this award are:

friends-followers-award-1This award was created by to celebrate the 75,000th hit on her blog. A monumental amount. Well done Nerissa.  Thank Sherri for passing it on to me.

This award has a few simple rules: 

  1. Post the award on your blog
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and follow them by any means necessary
  3. Pass the award to a few friends who already follow you
  4. Let your nominees know they have been nominated

BUT, and it’s a very big BUT, I find it simply impossible to send this award on to just a few. If you are reading this blog you are a friend or follower. In this case you are nominated for this award. I would like you  all to know that I am very appreciative of all of you who read and follow me and although I try to keep up with you all I do at times struggle as I can’t just put a like – I have to read your posting. Perhaps I’m not the fastest reader and I know that as I am doing my Masters at the moment and life has to happen as well I don’t get around you all as frequently as I should.  Please take this award as my thank you to you. 

Congratulations everyone.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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19 Responses to Shauny Award and Friends and Followers Award

  1. Congratulations with your awards.


  2. mewhoami says:

    Congratulations on your awards! I also appreciate how you don’t just go around “liking” posts without fully reading them. That will make the next “like” I get from you, even that more special. 🙂


  3. cindy knoke says:

    Congrats and so well deserved~


  4. Sherri says:

    You deserve every award Irene, and thank you for such lovely words, you are very kind. and I am very humbled indeed. So glad to have met you here, many congratulations once more and as you always say to me, a very hearty cheers 🙂


  5. Thanks for the award. Can you tell me how to put the links on other blogs to award people?


    • You’re welcome. There must be an easy way but I put all my mominees addresses in my post which will generate a ping back (so they will know whether you send an individual note to them or not) and then I do a note which I do individually. It is quite time consuming but I don’t know an easier way.


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