MOTHERLAND

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Today is Windrush Day! 72 years ago approximately 500 individuals from the Caribbean Islands travelled on board the SS Empire Windrush ship which docked at the Tilbury Docks in England on 22nd June 1948. They were invited by the British Government to assist in the rebuilding of the country after World War Two. They were told that they were coming to the “Motherland” – a place paved with streets of gold but upon arrival coldness in every sense of the word was felt whilst encountering signs in windows which told them “No Blacks, No Dogs and No Irish” were welcome. Yet inspite of such treatment they dug deep, worked hard and till today remain the ones you will see working in the essential front line services we often take for granted such as Bus Drivers, NHS Staff, Motor Mechanics and Support Staff in schools which play a huge part in keeping the country going. Below is a poem I have written in tribute to the Windrush Generation of which I proudly belong!

 MOTHERLAND


Plenty sun, sea and drum

Yes dog, yes Irish and Caucasian

Bodies ah move to Calypso beat

Sweat ah drip inna tropical heat 


Nah water or gas bill to pay

Politician ah lie dem still say

Coco, mango, sour sap, cane

Dew come after de latter rain


Sabbath or Sunday service ah bliss

Ah likkle prayer nah go amiss

Amen, Hallelujah de people say

To de preacher broken bread of day


Clear blue sky with cool fresh air

Smile pon faces everywhere

Island covered by sea and sand

Dis we call we Motherland


(C) Copyright 2020, Darell J Philip



Darell Philip Blog Promotion: Get it Right! For Life.

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When I came across a post by esteemed blogger Vincent Ehindero which encouraged bloggers to promote other bloggers on their site, I thought to myself, what a great idea! See Vincent’s post here for details: https://vincentehindero.wordpress.com/2020/06/19/important-announcement-❤%ef%b8%8f✅/
Vincent’s encouragement of us promoting younger aged bloggers as well as those who are new to the blogging community with a small amount of followers is something I endorse and am in agreement with. 

So with this in mind, the first blog I will be promoting here is by a young man from Zimbabwe. This young man is a first year medical student at the University of Zimbabwe which is located in the capital – Harare. In his own words he has “a passion to change the world and the lives of young adults not only by medical career but also through conscious writng, sharing tips and poetry.” He is on course to become a qualified medical doctor by the end of 2024 with the view to practice as an orthopaedic surgeon. Any visitor to or follower of his site – Get It Right! For Life – will be motivated, encouraged, life coached and mentally stimulated through the subjects he covers which work to offer practical advice to those wanting to live a life of purpose on purpose. His latest post which offers life skill coaching to students on the brink of adulthood is a prime example of what it means to live a purpose driven life – see post here: https://buyitrightforlife.wordpress.com/2020/06/21/five-reasons-why-you-should-find-a-hustle/

The talented young man behind Get It Right! For Life is Tanaka and it gives me great pleasure to promote his awesome blog which you can follow here: https://buyitrightforlife.wordpress.com

Tanaka

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Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

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Rules:

(1) Thank the person who have nominated you and provide a link back to his/ her blog. (2) Answer their questions. (3) Nominate up to nine other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions. (4) List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo. (5) Provide the link of the Award creator of ideal inspiration blogger award as Rising Star from http://idealinspiration.blog


THANKS

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Domeka for her nomination of me for this award. I would also in turn like to congratulate her for receiving this award too for she truly lives up to the name of the award, inspiring readers with her own personal faith journey while also encouraging them to do the same. Go check it out for yourself – follow her blog here: https://mymeekmeek.com


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS



(1) If you could give any advice to your younger self what would it be? Treasure every moment with your loved ones because they will not be with you forever!


(2) You can only choose one thing to change about the world today. What would that one thing be? An end to racism


 (3) What advice would you give to new bloggers? 😀 Blog as often as you can and enjoy every moment of it! Remember great bloggers are those who read and comment on other bloggers so do this! 😃


(4) Are you better at writing or speaking? Writing


(5) Are you consistent? Not as much as I’d like to


NOMINATIONS

Congratulations to the following nominees:

1. Michael Reynoso – follow blog here: https://viralwisdomformen.wordpress.com

2. Tanaka – follow blog here: https://buyitrightforlife.wordpress.com

3. Tangie T. Woods – follow blog here: https://tangietwoods.blog

4. Sophia Lorena Benjamin – follow blog here: https://sophialorenabenjamin.wordpress.com

5. Doris Koki – follow blog here: https://doriskoki.wordpress.com

6. Shavanie Dillon – follow blog here: https://agapewordsofhopeministry.com

7. Akpederi Raymond – follow blog here: https://spiralofthyrayvelation.wordpress.com

8. Mel – follow blog here: https://yourlastdayonearthdotblog.wordpress.com

9. Glenda Lubuto – follow blog here: https://glendalubuto.wordpress.com

10. Penela – follow blog here: https://justpene.com

11. Cyn – follow blog here: https://thesunshinethagain.wordpress.com

12. Junaisha – follow blog here: https://gcdiaries.wordpress.com


QUESTIONS FOR NOMINEES

Upon acceptance of the above award, nominees are to answer the following questions:


1. Who inspires you most and why?

2. Why do you blog?

3. Where does your inspiration come from when blogging?

4. When is the best time to blog?

5. What does God mean to you?


(C) Copyright 2020, Darell J Philip



KENNEDY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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THE RULES

  • The recipient may thank the person who has nominated them.
  • The recipient should post a photo of the award in their blog in a post.
  • The recipient may nominate as many blogs for this award (minimum five).
  • Following questions to be answered (You can change the questions as per your wish)


THANKS
I would like to thank Amit for nominating me for the above award. In a short space of time Amit has gained a good amount of follows on his blog which focuses on fitness, health and well-being! As well as being knowledgeable in the area of fitness, Amit is also a really great guy too! Please follow his amazing blog here: https://ltsdo.wordpress.com


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  1. What lessons did you learn from Corona? That we are to always expect the unexpected. Treat each day as if it’s our last and show love to everyone.
  2. What values drive you? Motivation, determination and faith in God.
  3. Which is your favourite movie? Hacksaw Ridge
  4. Whom have you ever loved from your heart? My Mother and late Grandmother (in fact my entire family)!
  5. Your dreams in life? To be a great Journalist and author! 


NOMINATIONS
The following nominees are to answer the same questions given above upon acceptance of this award:

  1. Farhad Kaiser – follow blog here: https://thebefarmed.wordpress.com
  2. Ritish Sharma and Deepak Joshi – follow blog here: https://theblogera.com
  3. Silent Armour – follow blog here: https://thesilentpens.wordpress.com
  4. Shadawss – follow blog here: https://www.shadawss.com
  5. Rishika Jain – follow blog here: https://theetherealunicorn.wordpress.com
  6. Lily Mikulcic – follow blog here: https://sunrosesoulwriting.com
  7. Samuel Lawrentz – follow blog here: https://offshorewritings.com
  8. Shubhangi Srinivasan – follow blog here: https://theshubhsterdiaries.com
  9. No time for pants – follow blog here: https://notimeforpants.com
  10. Rachel – follow blog here: https://wordlander.com
  11. Kally – follow blog here: https://middleme.net
  12. Hannes Van Eeden – follow blog here: https://wanderingambivert.com
  13. Vincent Ehindero – follow blog here: https://vincentehindero.wordpress.com
  14. Eromonsele Emmanuel – follow blog here: https://ericotrips.wordpress.com
  15. Dr Juri Sharma – follow blog here: https://healthhappinesshealing.org
  16. Aashi D. Parekh – follow blog here: https://fallingupwardsweb.wordpress.com
  17. Vijay Hardik – follow blog here: https://thecritilizers.com
  18. Narayan Kaudinya – follow blog here: https://road-to-nara.com


(C) Copyright 2020, Darell J Philip

    MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

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    Here are the RULES …
    • Put the award logo on your blog
    • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
    • Mention the creator of the award. The creator of this award is..Okoto Enigma
    • Answer the five questions you were asked
    • Tell the readers three things about yourself
    • Nominate ten to twenty bloggers
    • Notify the bloggers that you nominated them by commenting on one of their posts
    • Ask your nominees five questions with one weird or funny one
    • Share a link to your best posts

    Never would I have thought that I would be nominated for any blogger award much less the handful I have now received! I have been truly blessed and welcomed into the blogging community and am thankful for each and everyone of my followers.

    On this note, I would like to thank Rishika Jain who has nominated me for this award. It is her love for poetry and fiction which comes through tremendously in her work which I encourage you all to visit – follow blog here: https://theetherealunicorn.wordpress.com

    I would also like to thank the creator of this award – Okoto Enigma.


    Three things about myself are:

    1. I have visited 10 countries
    2. My favourite fruit is red grapes
    3. As a child I had a speech and hearing impediment


    Link to one of my best blog posts is the first one I wrote:



    https://darellphilip.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/heavens-bounty-2/


    Now here is my response to Rishika’s questions:


    • Your top 3 pet peeves: Poor manners; ungratefulness and greediness
    • Who is your favorite fictional character and why? Atticus Finch who stood up to racial injustice
    • A place that makes you feel at home: Family Home
    • Do you believe in Santa Claus!? 🎅 As a child I did!
    • Your hobby other than writing: Reading                           


    Nominees:

    I am leaving this one open to all bloggers who would like to receive it and for those that do, please answer the same questions as those provided above by Rishika!


    (C) Copyright 2020, Darell J Philip

    Thank You!

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    200 Followers

    Before the current lockdown due to the Corona Virus pandemic which has impacted the entire global world 🌎 my blog had 40 special and loyal followers whom I appreciated dearly! Now, since the lockdown, my blog has amassed over 200 amazing followers and I am so happy to have you all here as well as to follow the amazing work you all do on your own blog sites.

    It has been truly amazing having the time to write, blog and also read and meet other bloggers and their work on this platform, not to mention the receiving and giving of blogging awards in appreciation of all that we do!

    I want to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks and appreciation to each and everyone of you. To those who have thousands of followers, 200 may seem like a drop in the ocean but to me 200 is the world 🌎 and I am truly humbled and honoured for all the comments, likes and follows which inspire me to continue blogging and writing which is my passion!

    Many thanks again! Keep writing, keep shining!

    Blessings to you all! 😃🙏💛


    (C) Copyright 2020, Darell J Philip