The Sunshine Blogger Award - Take Two and Three!

23 March 2018

Credit: Not Me!

I'm only in my third month of blogging and this is the 5th award that I have been nominated for and for the Sunshine Blogger Award three times! This honestly means a great deal to me. I'd like to thank Cooking With Kids and Navigating Baby for nominating me for this particular award.

Connect with Cooking With Kids here:-

Connect with Navigating Baby here:-

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.

Questions by Cooking With Kids 

Why did you start blogging?

I have always had a passion for writing and putting my thoughts across and ever since becoming a parent myself, I realised that I just had so much to say but no one to share it with, hence The Mum Affairs was born!

What is your favourite food? And your least favourite? 

This is a difficult one to answer because there isn’t that one particular food that I love the most but if I had to choose maybe mince and potato curry as it can be eaten with variations, you can never go wrong with it. As for least favourite  , anything with turnips! Blech!

What do you do in your spare time (apart from blogging?) 

Spend time with my daughter. 

If you had a superpower what would it be? 

A superpower that’d help me get all of the housework and cooking done without me having to actually do it myself.

What is the best place you’ve ever been to and why? 

Lake District because it was just so beautiful and peaceful, you really forget the outside world and your worries when you’re there.

How do you relax? 

The easiest way to relax for me is reading blogposts and watching vlogs on YouTube

Should pineapple go on pizza? 

Yes, why not?

What is your favourite TV programme? 

Now this is difficult to answer as I absolutely love shows like Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Billions, Suits, Scandal, Blindspot, Blue Bloods, Supergirl but if there’s one that sticks to mind, is an all time favourite of mine, Brothers and Sisters!

What is your proudest achievement? 

Walking across the stage with a smile at my Masters graduation ceremony less than a month after my son grew his wings.

Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Too cold because then you can always hide under a blanket!

You’ve won the lottery! Whats the first thing you do? 

Buy a nice family home and give a good amount to charity.

Questions from Navigating Baby

What made you start your blog? 

As mentioned above, the fact that when you become parent you find yourself having an opinion on literally everything so blogging is that haven where you can share that.

Where is your favourite place in the world? 

Anywhere as long as my daughter is with me.

What drives you to get out of bed in the morning? 

My daughter! I have to make her breakfast and that’s my only motivation at the moment.

How do you create ‘me’ time and what do you do? 

My ‘me’ time is usually after Little A’s bedtime, just doing some reading whether a book or a blogpost and catching up on a vlog or tv show.

What makes you feel content and fulfilled? 

Whenever Little A climbs onto me for a cuddle. 

If there was one thing that you have learnt so far in life that you wanted to tell the next generation what would it be? 

Never be afraid to voice your opinion, no matter what the situation, if you are unsure about something, have any doubts - speak up! 

Where are your top three places to go on holiday? 

I don’t really have a top three because I think the best holiday is wherever you go with your loved ones and just have a great time.

What is the best thing that happened to you today? 

We had briefly lost Little A's Bunny, her best friend so the best thing was finally finding it after a couple of hours and lots of searching! 

Where do you see yourself in 2 years time? 

In a bigger home with a permanent long term job and hopefully still blogging! 

What constitutes a really good day for you? 

A good day is where I am able to get everything done such as, going to work, household chores, cooking, cleaning and spending time with Little A.

What do you like the best about having a blog? 

The ability to be able to connect and befriend lots of amazing people from across the world, it’s hard to put into words how loving and supportive the blogging community really is. 


Now my questions are...
  1. Who or what is your blogging inspiration?
  2. How do you feel about blogging?
  3. What’s the best thing that has ever happened to you?
  4. What is that one goal you would like to achieve this year?
  5. Do you have a self care routine? If so, share it with us.
  6. What’s your plan for tomorrow?
  7. What’s your favourite pass time, other than blogging?
  8. What’s your favourite social media platform?
  9. What’s your favourite blogpost by yourself? Link it here.
  10. If you could change one thing about world history, what would that be?
  11. Any advice for fellow bloggers?


I now nominate..

Saira from Saira Says

Jess from Jess in Wonderland
Emma from The Messy Bun Mum
Pam from Pams Bake and Baby Blog
Lousie from Little Hearts Big Love
Rachel from Ordinary Hopes
Five in the Hive
Lousie from That Mum Life
Bekki from Beksky
Amy from Amy Jane and Baby
Gemma Louise

P.S Question for readers:- What piece of advice would you give new bloggers?


  1. Congratulations on winning the sunshine blogger award! So cool that you received it 3 times! Pretty cool to learn all of these facts about you! It's great that you can express yourself via blogging! Oh man, I really liked watching Supergirl except I became too busy @__@. Sending you good vibes to achieve your goals!

  2. Congratulations on all the nominations. Sounds like you have had a very busy 3 months of blogging! Well done!😊 your blog is lovely! Thanks for posting!

  3. These are great answers Soffy and nice to find out more about you πŸ’•. To answer your question for new bloggers: I’d say remember why you started, have fun & don’t give up. It can be tough at the beginning but persistence pays off. Great post! Love reading your blog 😘 xx

    Bexa |

  4. I love posts like these, I think these tags are such a great way of getting to know other bloggers! (I hate turnips too!)- x

  5. Congratulations, being nominated for posts like this is so great isn’t it! I absolutely love the Lake District, fab answers!x

  6. I really enjoy these posts as I feel I really get to know other bloggers better! I would quite like the superpower of housework being done whilst I relax if ever you find out how to gain it let me know!

    Melanie |

  7. Congratulations on the nomination! such a lovely little interview! it's always great to know more about fellow bloggers! xx corinne

  8. Congratulations on being nominated three times for the Sunshine Blogger award, that’s amazing!!

    I can definitely relate to having a passion for writing and then somehow finding myself starting a blog! The super power!! I wish I had a cooking superpower - my confidence level in the kitchen is pretty much nonexistent hahaha!

    YESS PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA! I’ve tried it once and I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Before trying it on pizza, I was convinced pineapple should never go near pizza but then I tried it and it actually tastes pretty good!

    And yess I agree! I prefer the cold than the hot weather, when it’s cold I can layer up, but when it’s hot I’m stuck air condition hopping!

    The best thing about blogging is being able to interact with so many different people from all different parts of the world; it's amazing seeing how large the community is!


  9. Lovely answers Soffy X I'd love to go to the lake district (I love walking and the great outdoors) and completely agree, a superpower to get all the housework done would be amazing (and is badly needed around here ��).


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