Sunshine Blogger Award

A HUGE thank you to (Kitty) Cat for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am incredibly honoured to be included in your list of nominees ☀️ Everyone, please go and check out her website, The Strawberry Post, where she entertains, educates and inspires her readers 😀 It is one of my favourite blogs and you can read her post for her fourth Sunshine Blogger nomination here.

Rules

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate up to 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.

Questions Asked of Me

Here are (Kitty) Cat’s set questions for me to answer:

1. Do you have any hobbies your blog followers don’t know about?

Oooh, not going to lie, this required a bit of hard thinking 😂…I would have to say playing card games and quizzes, it is so much fun and thankfully, I got to do a lot more of it during the holiday season. In addition, doing online courses has been a bit of a recent hobby, it keeps me motivated and I love that it can be done at your own pace. I purchased a few courses last year and have slowly been going through them. Mainly they are related to work and writing, however, I would like to do a completely random course in the future that no-one would expect of me 😛

2. What’s your favourite animal?

🐶🐶🐶! It may not be the most exotic or exciting answer 😅 but I love how dogs are loving, joyful, and playful. It’s like having a little kid in the house – they have such a presence which immediately brightens up a room.

3. What is/are your favourite movies?

Hmm…because I watched this recently during the Christmas period and it is still on my mind…has to be The Santa Clause! 😀 It is a classic to watch during the holidays offering magical and feel-good family vibes. My boyfriend and I did a drinking game of the movie on Christmas Eve. Fun and dangerous evening 🥴 and highly recommended!

4. What’s your creative outlet?

My most effective creative outlet is writing ✍️ It works when I am feeling stressed or overwhelmed, and it’s fun and easy to jump into at any time of the day. I love creating new worlds and experimenting with different scenarios and twists, and lately, I’ve enjoyed writing lifestyle/shopping articles.

5. Do you enjoy any sports (watching or playing – assuming no pandemic/lockdowns exist)?

I am not a sporty person unless the occasion calls for it…You have a much greater chance of finding me indoors under a warm blanket with Selling Sunset playing on the TV. However, for watching sports, my preference is tennis 🎾 because I love the tension and its fast pace. And my favourite sport to play is badminton 🏸 it is always a must-do whenever I book a holiday at Centre Parcs.

6. What would your dream job be?

My dream job would be to make this blog into a full-time and sustainable profession. But to be honest, anything and everything to do with content management and writing is what I consider a dream and blessing 💖 🌟 such as Content Editor, Columnist, Screenwriter, Video Game Writer, etc.

7. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

I cannot choose just one place…it’s too hard 🙈 there are so many beautiful locations in the world 🌍 I do like living in the UK (pre-COVID) but also the Philippines would be great, so would Italy, and Singapore, and Spain. I would need to toss all the countries’ names in a hat and pick one to decide!

8. What type of music do you like to listen to?

I listen to a variation of music from country to pop to rock to theatre productions 🎶 I am willing and happy to listen to all kinds of music except those that use derogatory lyrics towards men and women.

If you got any songs or artists that you are a fan of and would like to recommend, feel free to leave a comment below 🙂

9. If your life was made into a book, what would be the title?

Underestimated but never defeated.

10. What food do you never get sick of eating?

This may be the most boring answer to this question, but if I don’t have it for a few days, I start hyperventilating…it’s rice 🤣

I went on a holiday for five days and didn’t have a single grain for the entire duration. I swear it to you…I dribbled a little bit when I arrived back home and saw a steaming bowl of hot white rice waiting for me.

11. If you could bring back something/someone that has gone (disappeared/lost/died) what would it be?

This is a really great question! I love it, thank you (Kitty) Cat for this 💕

Someone – My paternal grandmother. I regret that I didn’t get to spend as much time with her as a teenager/adult, but she was always kind and happy whenever she got to see me. My parents have never failed to speak highly of her. I really wish that I got to talk to her more.

Something – A pair of earrings that my Mum lost when I was younger. She has mentioned it a few times and was heartbroken when they went missing. They were from her Dad from when he worked in Saudi Arabia. I really wish that I could conjure up those earrings and give them back to her.

My Nominees 🙂

It was difficult to only choose 11 people to nominate for the Sunshine Blogger Award. These talented bloggers share great content that should not go amiss.

  1. Word Nerd Scribbles – Flash Fiction, Book Reviews, Writing Advice, and Author Updates.
  2. Jesse Joseph – Musings on Life, Business, Philosophy, and Wisdom.
  3. Fartfist’s Compendium of Artistic Expressions – Welcome Back to OUR Imagination.
  4. The Party Project – Throwing parties to eat cake.
  5. clcouch123 – I’ll talk you’ll talk we’ll talk.
  6. inkbiotic – A mish mash of interesting words and snippets from the foolish disaster that is my life.
  7. C’est La Vie – Collect beautiful moments!
  8. It’s Time 2 Rise – I’m Your Escape.
  9. All in All
  10. The Yorkshire Dreamer – Taking note of life’s adventures.
  11. Thisgirllikes2shop – Beauty, Makeup, Fashion…

My Questions 🙂

Here are the questions for my nominees! I tried to come up with a diverse range and hope you enjoy answering them.

  1. What are you looking forward to in 2021?
  2. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
  3. What is your favourite season and why?
  4. What was the last song you listened to?
  5. What is your blogging schedule?
  6. If you could change your blog’s niche, what would you change it to?
  7. What game show would you like to be a contestant in?
  8. Which fictional character annoys you the most?
  9. If you had a warning label, what would it say?
  10. What is your favourite thing about your career?
  11. How would you describe your perfect day?

Thank you for reading my answers! What are your thoughts on them? Let me know what you think in the comments below…

37 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations on your nomination!!

    Writing is one of the best creative outlets there is! It’s also amazing how well-traveled you are.

    One of my favorite bands in the world, and one I recommend to everyone, is Tedeschi Trucks Band. They play a variety from country-ish to blues to jazz to classic rock. They’re so varied in their musical approach, and absolutely amazing to see live!!

    Thank you so much for the nomination, as well!!!

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    • Thank you Jesse 💕

      I truly love travelling, it is a huge blessing. Can’t wait to go away again when it is all safe 🙂

      Oh, I have not heard of that band before (shamefully)! It sounds amazing and my kind of preference. I’m excited to check them out, thank you for the recommendation! 😊 Live bands are the best to watch, the atmosphere is unmatchable.

      My pleasure – congratulations on your nomination 🙂 Can’t wait to read your answers!!!

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  2. Congrats on your nomination and thanks for nominating me! Much excited and honoured! Just loved your candid responses there 😍 Isn’t writing so therapeutic and a great way to reflect of the past and imagine the future? p.s. I have strangely been hooked to classical music recently which seems to trigger the mood for some quiet late-night writing!

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    • Thank you so much for your comment, and you’re welcome for the nomination – so deserving 💗 Writing is a wonderful way to express yourself and to reflect on your life and your goals in the future…it does help to put things in perspective 🙂 Oooo classical music! 😋 I’ve started listening to classical music while working from home and have found it incredibly motivating x

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  3. Congratulations on your nomination, and thank you so much for the nomination. I love activities like this as you get to know the blogger behind the blog. I’m with you on the online courses, I’ve lost track of how many I’ve started during Lockdown. Dogs have to be my favourite animal too, especially now that I can’t see the family dog. The title for the book of your life is excellent! I love how honest and creative your responses are, thank you for sharing. 😊

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    • Thank you for your kind message and reading my post 💕 happy to nominate you, you’re one of the best blogs I’ve had the pleasure of finding recently!! I agree, these tags are always so fun to do and I cannot wait for your response 🙂 I had no problem starting the courses, but finishing them is a whole other story lol 🙈 I hope you can see your family dog soon and that all your loved ones are safe and healthy 💗

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  4. Such great answers and I’m glad you enjoyed the questions! 🙂 I love The Santa Clause and always try to watch it at Christmas although I’ve never played a drinking game of it, lol. I also just love watching tennis, in fact I used to wish I was a tennis player when I was a kid, but never actually played it although I did play badminton at school (wasn’t very good though). Oh and there’s nothing wrong with rice, my go to food is probably more pasta or bread rather than rice but I definitely understand that craving for something that seems so plain. 🙂

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    • Thank you for the nomination and reading this post 😊 it is an honour! Would recommend the drinking game if you wanna get a bit boozy haha one of the rules is to drink any time “Santa” or any word for Santa is said…and you can only imagine how many times it is said in a Christmas film 😅 I understand what you mean, tennis is such a cool sport and wish I could play it too! Ahhh fair enough, and thank you for the reassurance 💕 bread and pasta is delicious so gotta have it as go-to food 😋 just had some now for dinner actually lol! But yes, after a while of not having something you’re so used to, you will crave it more than could imagine 😂

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      • Aw, you so deserve it and I really love your answers ❤ 🙂 Lol, I think everyone'd get drunk really fast with that rule about 'santa' or another word being a call for a drink. wow, I think that film has like several mentions of the word in one minute at some point, lol.

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  5. I like and appreciate your responses. I think dogs is a great answer to the question about animals. And I like rice a great deal, too, and wish that I would lean to cook it, myself. As for whom and what should come back, your choices are admirable, wanting your grandmother to return and for the lost pair of earrings to be found. Congratulations on your nomination. And thank you for mine.

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    • Thank you for reading and your comment 💕 I’m happy you liked reading through my answers – they were so fun to answer 😊 Congratulations on your nomination! 😀 You have a great way with words and I always get excited when I see a notification that you’ve posted. Can’t wait to read your answers!

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      • Thank you again! You’ve asked great questions to which I’ve enjoyed drafting responses. Hey, I also get to promote your blog, which I’ll be happy to do.

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      • Thank you so much 💗 I’m happy to hear that you’re having fun with the answers! It’s always a pleasure promoting your blog 🙂 You’re a really talented writer, and I admire your way with words and character x

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  6. Congratulations on the award! Rice would be one thing I would never get sick of eating either. It’s just so delicious and you can make so many dishes out of rice you would never get sick of it. I eat rice for almost every meal anyway so it wouldn’t even make that much of a difference for me lol 😂

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    • Thank you Pooja! 😊💗 Ahhh…I’m so happy that you can never get sick of rice too 😂 I agree, there’s so many great dishes you can make with it that it can never get boring haha. Thank you for comment 💕 I hope 2021 brings you lots of happiness and success x

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    • Hi Claudia! 💗 Thank you so much for your incredibly kind comment 🤗 it is a huge honour and blessing to be nominated. No doubt that you will be nominated yourself soon ✨🤩

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