Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Sunshine Blogger Award


So I woke up this morning with a notification that I'd been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and despite knowing nothing about this award until today, I'm feeling very blessed to be nominated as I didn't even really think anyone cared about my little space on the internet, let alone liked it enough to put my name forward, so I can't thank Hilary enough for such a kind gesture ♡ It's a lovely way to start 2018 and has definitely given me that confidence boost to put more work into my tiny little blog. Go and check out Hilary's work at mudmilkandcoffee.blog, her blog is inspirational and you won't regret giving it a read! :)

For those of you who don't know much about the Sunshine Blogger Award like myself, the award is given to a blogger that is inspirational through their positivity and creativity in the blogging community.


SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD RULES:

  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
My answers to Hilary's Questions

Why did you start blogging?
I've always loved writing and found myself bored and quite lonely throughout my pregnancy so I wanted to create a place that I could put my thoughts down and generally rant about things that I love. Plus, it's a great way to de-stress when life gets a little bit hard. 

What is your favourite thing to blog about?
It's gonna sound super cheesy but definitely my son, Cassius. It's just so easy to go on and on about him and I feel that having a blog with updates about his life will be lovely for him to look back on when he's older. If boys care about that kinda thing, I don't know but hey :P

How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog up in June 2017.

What do you do in your spare time?
I'd love to be interesting here and say I have an amazing life where I do awesome things on a daily basis but that would be a lie...my life is so mundane, you would not believe :P 
My spare time consists of reading, watching tv shows and hanging out with my dog, Nobu.

Do you ever want to get married and have kids?
Well I've already got the kids part down! I'm not planning on having more any time soon and if I'm honest, marriage has never really fazed me. Me and Dane have been together 5 years in June so it already feels like we're married at this point, haha. But sure, maybe some day. If he ever gathers the balls to ask me ;)

What is your favourite kind of coffee or tea?
I'm not a huge coffee person, I tend to drink Mocha which is cheating really as it's basically hot chocolate with a tiny bit of coffee :') I live for standard English tea though. 

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Ooh, hopefully living somewhere with more opportunities than my home town, with a great job and surrounded by people that inspire me and make me better. I'd love to move to another country like Canada or something but I don't know how realistic that is to be honest!

What is your 2018 goal?
To be better at taking care of myself. Physically and mentally. I'm notoriously good at putting myself down, always have been, and this year I want to stop holding onto my past mistakes and create a life I can be proud of.

Where are you from?
I never really know how to answer this as I've moved around a fair bit throughout my childhood but I guess Faversham in Kent would be the obvious answer as that's where I've lived for the past 13 years. 

What job do you have currently and what is your dream job?
I'm not employed currently as I had my baby in June and left my job before then due to family stuff; although I'm still doing dog sitting occasionally which is more a paid hobby than a job.  My dream job, oh my god, I don't know...it always changes. I want to work at an animal sanctuary in China, be an author, work at Disney and more.

I noticed Hilary only posted 10 questions to answer so there we have it! I wish I could nominate all the bloggers that I've come to love reading up on but alas, the limit is 11 so here are my choices :)

My nominees in no particular order:

My Questions for you all:
  1. What do you love most about your blog?
  2. If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
  3. What bloggers/youtubers inspire you the most?
  4. What platform of social media has helped your blog grow the most?
  5. What is your favourite book?
  6. Would you rather give up skincare or make up?
  7. Where is your favourite place to travel too?
  8. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
  9. What is your spirit animal?
  10. You have the chance to be any tv character of your choice, who do you choose?
  11. What do you hope to accomplish in 2018?
Big thanks again to Hilary over at mudmilkandcoffee.blog for nominating me and I can't wait to read everyone's responses! Good luck all 

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5 comments

  1. Congrats on your awards! I love this kind of awards as they are proof that there is so much support in the blogging community! it is also always nice to learn more about fellow bloggers! xx corinne

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  2. Haha I love the answer to the job question! An animal sanctuary in China or Disney, brilliant. I'm quite indecisive in that sense too x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  3. Cool award and great blog! Keep up the good work!

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  4. Congrats on the award!! Love your insight!! I'll be back to read more soon! Wish you the best!

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  5. We may be a little late to the party but congratulations! We love you blogs especially how fresh they are. Very inspiring!
    Saaf xxx
    www.thetravelbugster.com

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