The Sunshine Blogger Award

26 January 2018

Credit: Not me!
I felt so overwhelmed with emotions when I came home from work yesterday and found out that the lovely Malorie had nominated me for this award! It has not even been a month since I joined the blogging world so I was really not expecting this at all!

Thank you so much Malorie! Do go check out her wonderful blog Maloreads - from lifestyle to books to challenges, she's got it all!

You can connect with Malorie here:
Twitter,
Instagram,
Goodreads,
Bloglovin,
Pinterest.

Before I dive into answering the questions, here are the rules!

1. Thank the awesome blogger who nominated you!
2. Answer all of the 11 questions you were asked by the blogger.
3. Nominate further 11 bloggers and ask them your own 11 questions!
4. List the rules in your post as well the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or blog.

So without further ado, let's answer!
(Just be warned I do get carried away with my answers)

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1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
I have always found myself wanting to say something especially since becoming a mother. Being the only one out of all my friends to have a baby, I'd think twice whether my friends want to hear about Little A's random poop explosion or how I ended up going out and not realising that I have baby puke all over me or being very sleep deprived I wore my clothes the wrong way round and only realised in the evening - these are just a few examples.

So coming across parenting blogs I realised that this is what I want! I didn't know that the blogging community was so big, I first came across vloggers on YouTube then bloggers. Since I have always had a passion for writing I thought why not combine being a Mum and writing!

2. What's been your favourite post from your blog so far?
My favourite so far is the one that was the most difficult to write emotionally, 'Birth and Beyond: How I Really Feel' Little A's birth story. I have put this as my favourite because when I read it, I can feel proud of myself that I actually managed to write that and share such a personal and to an extent a traumatic experience with the world. I wrote this with the hope that someone may read it and it encourages them to open up their feelings as well one way or another because from my own experience I know that keeping such feelings bottled up can only do damage not good.

3. What's your favourite social media platform?
Twitter! I am actually only active on Twitter although I have made Facebook and Instagram accounts but I find twitter so simple and easy to use and communicate with fellow bloggers.

4. What's your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
At first I was confused as to what I can write here but thinking about it, there are two which are connected, it is actually that I achieved a Merit in my Masters of Laws which I did whilst I was pregnant with my first born, my Angel baby, an eventful and emotional pregnancy. Coinciding with this, managing to attend my graduation ceremony a little over a month after my son grew his angel wings. I remember to not wanting to be there, not wanting to face the happy crowds but I just told myself that my son would be so proud of me today. So I walked onto the stage, keeping my son in my mind and smiled an actual genuine smile.

5. What's a short-term goal you wish to accomplish before the end of the year?
I have a couple of goals for this year that I wish to achieve by the end of the year which are listed here but if I had to choose one between them all then it would have to be moving to a bigger home. With Little A growing up so quickly she needs more space, everyday is like a reminder that we need to move. Although, some people do manage with the space that we have and I feel grateful for what we have but I'd like her to have the freedom that I had when I was a child. This goal, I am confident, will be achieved by the summer.

6. What's your ideal of day?
An ideal day would be a day where I'd manage to get everything done. Whether that's going to work, cooking, cleaning, blogging, keeping Little A happy and entertained, eating (I sometimes forget).

7. What's your favourite book?
If you had asked me this question 10 years ago I would have instantly wrote either the Twilight or the Harry Potter books but now I really don't have a favourite. Anything that I may come across and read and end up liking will become my favourite for the time being.

8. Who's your celebrity crush?
If I was younger I probably would have written Johnny Depp or Gareth Barry (footballer) but now I actually don't have one! I'm so boring, right?

9. Who would you most like to sit next to on a 10-hour flight and why?
My Mum! This is because we both would always have something to talk about and she would take good care of Little A when I'd want to rest my eyes..

10. If you could go back in time to witness a historical event, and only witness it, which event would you pick?
There are many historical events that I would like to witness and change but the one event that I would happily witness and not want to change would be in 1918 when British women first got to vote. It really would have been impeccable and surreal to witness this great achievement.

11. Is there a country you have always wanted to visit, and if so, where?
This is a difficult one! It would have to be a tie between Turkey and Canada! Turkey because of its history and culture and Canada because I have no idea why but I have this strange obsession with Canada, I think Canada is the only other country in the world that I can see myself living in other than the UK.

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I now nominate..

Kerry from The Mummy Thomas blog
Hannah from Hannah The Mad Dog.
Rebecca from Rebecca Reviews.
Lucy from Lucy at Home.
Millie Berman
Wendy from the Nap Time Natter.

My questions are:

1. Who or what is your blogging inspiration?
2. What are your hobbies other than blogging?
3. What did you want to be when you were younger?
4. If you could travel into the future which year would go to and why?
5. What's your favourite quote?
6. What was the last thing you ate?
7. What's the first thing you notice about people?
8. Cookies, cakes or doughnuts?
9. Do you bulk write your posts or write as you go along?
10. When is your birthday?
11. Any advice for the younger you?

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Thank you everyone for stopping by and don't forget to leave your lovely thoughts below!

17 comments

  1. Loved reading this and getting to know you better. Thank you for the nomination! xxx

    www.thetravelbugster.com

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    1. Thank you and you’re welcome! Excited to read your answers x

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  2. Hi, congratulations on the award, I am nosy and like to learn more about the person behind the blog. I would also choose to sit next to my mum on a 10 hour flight. I’ve been to Turkey nad would also love to visit Canada.

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    1. Thank you! We have a lot in common :)

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  3. Twitter is definitely my favourite platform too! I love reading these to get to know the individuals behind the blog a little better x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Twitter is by far the best platform for communication! Thanks for stopping by x

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  4. Not a blogger award person myself, but happy for you and congratulations on the award.

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  5. I love your answers and getting to know more about you!
    I hope to find more time soon to read your posts - including your favourite!
    Have a great day!!

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    1. Thanks Mal for giving me this opportunity:) x

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  6. I always enjoy reading these Award blog post. It so such an amazing wa how to get each other better :))

    anniens.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks for stopping by x

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  7. I love these posts, so nice to find out more about other bloggers! I've always wanted to go to Canada!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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  8. I really enjoyed reading this its a great way to discover new bloggers and more about the person! I agree that Twitter is definitely my favourite platform :) xx
    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

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    1. Twitter all the way! Thanks for stopping by x

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  9. Oh wow, that was such an inspiring read! I'm so proud of you for getting on that stage and keeping your son in mind, you overcame a major obstacle and achieved such an excellent grade in your degree. I think your blog is quite uplifting and hopeful I can take some tips into the future when/if it's that mommy time for me. Congrats on yuor award and too everyone else :)

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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