If you didn’t know

Morning Bloggers!

It’s been a stressful year, survived – again! I received my results for my first TMA for my MA .  I’m currently going through my options and rights as a student with the institution I am studying with. I can’t really go into  all the details it at this point.  I have received an unofficial  apology and have been advised to take it further.

I will say: I won’t be bullied by anybody.


The themes I write about are close to my heart. I will fight for an  official apology , I’m not so sure about asking for it to be remarked-although other people who have read my work and, understand stage and theater  and the issues I raise say I should demand a remark.

 For me, it’s more about the principle. The people in my life who know the full story of what has happened (especially those who  have seen the comments) which don’t focus on  the academic side of my writing (and who work in the mental health and vulnerable  sector in my community)  are furious on my behalf and are  horrified by the ignorance displayed the person who marked my paper.

I have all the evidence and support to take it further, I just need to make a decision.

I will keep you updated on the outcome.

So, on a more positive note I have been nominated for the SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD by Megan Elizabeth Creative Imaginations card-flowers-daisies-thank-you-card-flower-chamomile-thank-you check out her random facts page. She’s based in Chicago!


  • Thank whoever nominees your blog – Me in this case! 

  • Indulge yourself and answer any questions you feel happy to answer

  • Spread  that radiance to some other awesome blogs to keep the light shining brightly.

  • Use these questions or make up your own to ask your nominees

  • Tell your nominees that they have been nominated. 

  • Put your preferred logo award on display . I chose this one. 



Which decade do you miss the most?

I don’t miss it because I wasn’t alive at the time. I do feel drawn to the twenties. I love jazz, I love the bohemian artsy fartsy-ness of that time, politics, and art movement that brought so many creative and eccentric and bloody brilliant  minds together. I hate war but I love the culture  that grew from such an inauspicious  time.

Yes, I love the decadence- ignorance is bliss -for a brief moment. I love the lingo, the dancing, the style, I love all of it. The struggles during the war which is a stark contrast to the early 20’s.

I also have always loved Rap/hip hop. I had to know every word of Snoop Dogs lyrics. I do think he promoted his brand in a  sexist  manner but I love his smooth, humorous and effortless way of rapping that doesn’t come across like he wants to start a war. It was about the Fedora hats and Pimps – it wasn’t meant to be taken too seriously but everyone has their own interpretation of the music and the culture that grows from a genre of music.

 I do wish I had been around when disco and hip-hop emerged in the late 1970’s and 80’s. I  love Grandmaster Flash, Mr. Hollywood etc..

 I appreciate how  important music is in forming a culture and how it can divide and bring people and communities together.

 I was a rave bunny, a mosher , a skater girl, a raggamuffin.

I love all music.

I love writing.

I love poetry.

I was a part of the E  generation of the nineties. Alcohol wasn’t a popular drug to get high on and I saw a lot less fighting and a lot of different sub -cultures come together and accept each other for their differences.

To which poet do you feel most connected to?

Charles Bukowski and Sylvia Plath -(didn’t think much of her novel ‘Bell jar’ ) I do love her poetry.

Your spirit cartoon character/TV show artist?

Erm… My latest love is ‘Reign’ – just finished binge watching all three seasons and I love the politics and the scandal of that era  and I love to see queens kicking butt. Queen Mary of Scots, Queen Elizabeth Ist rock!

How has your blog helped you the most?

I get to write and people read my posts and get me! What more can I ask for?

I ‘ve made some awesome connections through blogging – It is a great way for me to express myself in any way I wish.  This blog and the people who support me have seen me through some crazy and turbulent times.

I nominate  -(I know some of these are award free blogs but I feel you have been a great support and ray of sunlight in times of need, whether you know it or not)


I think I will stop there



Nora bayes 


About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Dec 10, 2016, in INSPIRED BY MY MUSE and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 48 Comments.

  1. Congratulations, Sunshine! Happy New Year! 🎉


  2. Wow, thanks for the nomination! I had totally missed it. I’m sorry!

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  3. Well deserved award again, congratz !
    Use your battles carefully dear, so you have energy left to win the war if necessary 😉

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  4. Thank you for the accolades and kind words. Even though I have an award free blog, I will post something about it soon.

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  5. Reblogged this on Floyd, Times Are Changin and commented:
    Awesome feelings and very very true.

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  6. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    An Award from Daisy in the Willows

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  7. Much congratulations to you! Great answers and an amazing post. Also, thank you so much for thinking of me! Truly honored. Stay blessed. 🙂

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  8. Hi Daisy, Thank you so much for your nomination, I would love to accept . I am behind on my awards but intend to step into 2017 with my awards on my blog ! So I promise January.
    Sorry to hear about your MA, but as you say 62 is a clear pass, (so congratulations on that score) but if you feel you should question it, go for it, maybe better to clear it up now, than later, if it is making you unhappy, let me know how it goes, have a great weekend xxx And thanks again, I really appreciate it ………..

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  9. Sorry I meant to type thanks for nominating me Daisy and not Daisy for nominating Daisy.lol

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  10. Daisy for nominating me Daisy. I feel your pain regarding the results. I would advice you follow your mind. Do what you know is best. Life comes with lots of ups and downs. Have a happy weekend. 💞💕

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  11. Daisy, you are so sweet. Thanks very much for the nomination. I look forward to exploring all the other nominees. Congrats on your award and of course as always a great post. x

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  12. Happy weekend, Daisy! Thanks for the nomination! 🙂

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  13. Oh, do fight for your rights, Daisy! I never went past a Bachelors, and I was already almost 40 when I graduated, but always regretted not fighting against two professors who felt women over 20 should not be in university and consistently graded me down. Fortunately, I had many more professors who liked my work. Different than your fight, but the same, nevertheless. And since I don’t write poetry the way many people BELIEVE it should be written, I can understand what is happening to you. You are one of my favorite bloggers, you always show intelligence, compassion, and humor. FIGHT! XO

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  14. This is something that I need right now
    I’ve been playing sea hunt in my spit
    This made my day Daisy
    Thank you
    The Sheldon Perspective

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  15. summerstartstoshine

    Thanks for the nomination! I’ve just posted a really inspiring video which I think would really give you the confidence to fight this discrimination. I’m sorry you’re disappointed hun with your first mark 😖 I’m here if you want someone to offer advice or support or to bounce ideas on how you can come back from this.😘😘😘 Love you xxx 😘

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  16. Thank you for being a great Blogging friend x

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  17. Sweta, you are a sweet and funny soul too xxxxxx


  18. Aw, thank you so so much xxxx


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