Tag: Anything but Books Tag #SocialSaturday

Tag: Anything but Books Tag.

I do love reading the tag posts that surface every now and then. Some are dedicated to awards and sharing the blogger love, and others are about books, music, or film. Today, I’m delighted to take part in the Anything but Books Tag thanks to the lovely Claire from BrizzleLass Books – she loves the tag posts almost as much as me!

So, here goes…

Q1. Name a cartoon that you love

Oh, I miss wamr-benn-twotching cartoons on a Saturday morning! There was something special about running downstairs in your pj’s to flick the telly on and watch She-ra and Top Cat. Out of all the incredible cartoons of the 70s and 80s I would have to say the Mr Benn still holds a special place in my heart.

Q2. What is your favourite song right now

I love a huge range of music from Guns n Roses to R&B. If it makes me smile, dance, and sing then I love it. I’m also drawn to specific songs if the words relate to what’s happened in my life.

At the moment I’ve got Macklemore’s Glorious playing on repeat. I love Skylar Grey’s chorus as it resonates with everything I’ve been through.

I feel glorious, glorious

Got a chance to start again

I was born for this, born for this

It’s who I am, how could I forget?

I made it through the darkest part of the night

And now I’ll see the sunrise

Now I feel glorious, glorious

I feel glorious, glorious

Q3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading

People watch!

Q4. What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by

I don’t think my followers would be that surprised by any of my antics as I’m an open book (no pun intended!). I share pretty much all my extracurricular activities with my fans so most of them know about my duel life (fantasy fiction and personal development).

Q5. What is your favourite, unnecessarily specific thing to learn about

Genealogy. I’m fascinated by history but to find out who my ancestors were and how they lived their lives is incredible. It’s like doing a giant jigsawGrandad Wilson puzzle as you put together the pieces. I researched my dad’s line a few years ago and couldn’t find my great-great-grandad who appeared on the census one year, then disappeared, only to reappear at the next one. I dug deeper and finally found him. He was visiting his son on the day of the census. Not something unusual until you realise there were no cars and he probably had to walk across two counties to make that visit.

Q6. What is something unusual you know how to do

It’s not unusual but it’s the only thing I could think of – I can do silver service waitressing!

Q7. Name something that you’ve made in the last year

Does chicken pie count? Seriously, my most important ‘make’ this year is my vision board. I make a new board every New Year and use it to motivate me to achieve everything I want during the year. I also run workshops on the topic so I get to see tons of other people create something special.

Q8. What is your most recent personal project

My most recent personal project is also a business goal too. I’m a member of a fabulous networking group in my local area (Socially Shared) and meet loads of fabulous women who have started their own business. Many of them are fascinated by my blogging tales so I created a new eCourse designed to help them, and other small business owners across the globe. I launched my first course in October. Blogging for Beginners: Business Edition is aimed at the small businesses who know they need to blog but don’t know where to start.

Q9. Tell us something that you think of often

IMG_20171001_0004Easy! VW Campervans – Type 2 to be specific. I’ve been obsessed with campers for as long as I can remember. I owned a 1975 bay which was so rusty you could see the road through the holes in the cab floor. (The baby in the photo is my son who is now 19!) They represent freedom, fun, and adventure for me and it’s my main aim to get another one in the future.

Q10. Tell us something that’s your favourite, but make it oddly specific

I have to admit, this question stumped me. I looked at Claire’s answer and saw that she’d mentioned her favourite jumper. I had a little ponder on some of my favourite things specific to writing and came up with…nothing! Nope, diddly squat on the inspiration scale for this one. So, I thought I’d share my favourite TV shows at the moment that help me wind down after a writing marathon session.

The Walking Dead – If you want to follow the chat about the latest season then I recommend popping over to Terry Tyler’s blog where she’s sharing her thoughts on Season 8’s zombie action.

Outlander – OMG, I am utterly obsessed with this show! I arrived late to the party but then had the added bonus of being able to binge watch three seasons.

Lucifer – Fun, snarky, and hot; that’s our lovely Lucifer. Definitely a guilty pleasure.

So, there you go. I hope you enjoyed reading my Anything but Books Tag post. I’ve tagged five bloggers who I thought might enjoy taking part, but please do feel free to join in if you enjoyed this, or not if you didn’t! 😉

  1. Terry Tyler
  2. Em Linthorpe
  3. Barb Taub
  4. Hayley Beasley Dye (Just Another Blog From a Woman)
  5. Ritu Bhathal (But I Smile Anyway)

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33 comments

  1. Oh yes! Mr Benn definitely Shelley!!!
    And I’d love to take part in this tag!
    Just it’ll be after this weekend… seeing and it’s our wedding anniversary and hubby would not be impressed if I’m sat on my computer or phone right now!!!!
    Thanks for thinking of Me! Xxx

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  2. Well, thank you so much for tagging me, Shelley – I was just about to say, me me me, I’ll do it! Enjoyed reading your answers; we have differing music tastes and I thought Outlander was dreadful, but I know I am in a minority here!!! Thanks so much for the TWD posts mention 🙂

    The VW camper – totally get that, I’d love one, too. I saw a birthday card with a nice drawing of one on the other day (I buy cards I see and just like, all the time), and realised later that I had actually bought it for you, although of course I have no idea where you live. WTH, if I just address it to ‘Shelley Wilson, Solihull’, I am sure it will get there!

    Already copied and pasted the questions….!!!

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    1. Ha ha, that’s brilliant. Yep, it probably would find me eventually 😉 Glad you were okay with the tag. I thought you might have done Claire’s Zombie Tag too! Can’t believe you didn’t like Outlander!! *shocked face* Although, to be totally honest, I wasn’t watching it for the historical insights 😉

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      1. I thought the main actress was rubbish, and not right for the period, but we only watched the first episode!!

        I did look at Claire’s zombie tag, but it seemed to be orientated towards a book that you had to have read to ‘get it’; or maybe I just looked at it in too much of a hurry, and didn’t ‘get it’ myself – more than likely!

        Already started my answers – fun downloading South Park and AC/DC videos when I’m supposed to be writing/tweeting…!!

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  3. Love your answers! I love that you are doing a blogging for business course, I used to run something really similar! Also the jumper was a fluke as I had posted it on Instagram a few days before, if that hadn’t happened that question would have completely stumped me! 😂

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    1. Haha, glad it wasn’t just me!! I really loved putting the eCourse together. I get asked if I’ve written self-help and personal development courses all the time so I think it might be time to do that too. Thanks for tagging me x

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  4. Love the camper van, Shelley. I’d love to just pack up for a while and go wherever. And Outlander, too. I’m watching season three now and I’m glad it’s sticking fairly closely to the books, although obviously not as detailed.

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    1. I’m probably much older than you, Angela so it might be called something different now! It’s serving a la carte meals from large flats using a spoon and fork (one handed) it’s more impressive than it sounds – honest! 😉

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  5. So fun to get to know more about you, Shelley. I used to love getting up on Saturday mornings and watching cartoons – it’s not the same now for kids with cartoons on so many channels and all the time. Jammies and eating cereal out of the box – that was a kid’s life on Saturday morning!

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    1. I totally agree. Cartoons are streamed through the night these days – it’s no wonder kids don’t sleep! There was something very special about Saturday morning TV. It was like a secret time just for us – no adults allowed! 😉

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  6. Ah yes, they don’t make cartoons like they used to. Mr Benn was a firm favourite…along with Mary, Mungo and Midge.
    It’s on my bucket list to own a VW camper van one day and load up the dogs and take to the road…one day…
    Lucifer…so camp yet so addictive. Love this series.

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