The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award

While I was catching up on a bit of Sunday night blog reading I realised that I had been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely Melissa over at Nolan Writes (be sure to check her blog out!). Unfortunately, the Google Bots and WordPress Fairies didn’t notify me! (It’s awfully lonely being self-hosted so if anyone knows any way I can be notified when someone links to my blog, please drop me an email because I’m clueless!)

As I haven’t done The Sunshine Blogger Award before I thought I would give it a whirl.

The rules of accepting are:

  • You acknowledge and thank the nominating blogger with a link to their website and then answer the questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
  • You then must list 11 bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (You can’t nominate the blogger who nominated you.) Let the 11 bloggers know that you have nominated them.
  • Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer.

So thank you for the nomination Melissa, here goes…

1: Who are your favourite published authors?

I’m quite partial to a bit of chick-lit and my favourite author is Belinda Jones. I think it’s because all of her stories are set around people going on holiday, so it’s no surprise that I enjoy reading her books!

2: What did you want to grow up to accomplish in your life?

Hmm… I’m not someone who has a definite and clear idea about long-term goals, I like to keep my options open and go with the flow. Although if I said I didn’t want to be rich I would be lying so to sum it up, here is a quote from a Belinda Jones novel-

“I always thought I would be rich. But then I turned twenty-five and found myself still shopping at New Look and realised things weren’t going quite according to plan. Probably because I never actually had one.”
– Divas Las Vegas

3: What are your favourite Movies?

I like comedies mostly. But some of the movies I’ve watched many times include Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (of course), Disney/Pixar’s Up, Clueless, Lost in Translation, Elf, Anchorman, Home Alone (1 & 2)…

4: What’s your favourite food?

Ohhhh I can’t pick just one! I love ice cream. And margarita pizza (the cheesier the better!), chips (if you’re in the UK or fries if you live in the rest of the world). So basically the same favourite foods as a 7 year old.

5: What is your favourite temperature?

Yesterday was quite nice, about 20-22 degrees celsius. That’s warm enough to enjoy the outdoors but not so hot that you sweat.

6: Introvert or Extrovert?

I am an introvert. I always thought that just meant ‘quiet’ but have recently learnt alot more about the traits of being introvert and it sums me up perfectly!

7: What are your favourite past times?

I don’t really have any hobbies as such because I lose interest and move on quite quickly but I do enjoy relaxing at home with the hubby, seeing friends, going shopping with my mum, writing my blog and of course, going on holiday!

8: What about yourself would you change if you could?

I want luscious long thick Disney Princess hair! Personality wise though, I would like to be more decisive and less anxious.

9: Where is your favourite place in the world that you have ever visited and why?

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to many fabulous places so it would be impossible to pick just one favourite. As apparent in questions 4 and 8… I’m a very indecisive person!

10: Why do you blog?

I started this blog really as a way of remembering the amazing places I have travelled to. I find it quite therapeutic actually, even though it feels like it takes me forever and a day to write each post!

11: Who are your favourite musicians or bands?

I’m more of a song person than a musician person but I seem to have Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 on continuous loop in my car! (Locked out of Heaven is the best song to drive to!) I’ve also met the Stereophonics on more than one occasion because my husband loves them, they’re a really nice bunch of guys!

Here are my nominees:

Life Loving

Heels in my Backpack

Wyld Family Travel

Four Camels and a Coffee to go

A Life in Design

Slovenian Girl Abroad

The Cosy Traveller

A Red Lip and a Nude Shoe


The Unfinished Travel Project

Got Meghan’s Blog

And here are my questions for you:

  1. Who or what inspires you?
  2. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  3. If you could be an animal, what would you be?
  4. If you could take a trip tomorrow, anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  5. City, country or coast?
  6. Introvert or Extrovert?
  7. What are your favourite movies?
  8. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
  9. What is your guilty pleasure?
  10. What do you like most about blogging?
  11. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?


Don’t forget – there’s still time to enter my fabulous necklace competition! Just click here for details




4 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

    1. You’re welcome! Keep up the awesome blog 🙂 I find Lost in Translation relaxing to watch, it’s defo my chill movie!

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