The Sunshine Blogger Award

11 May 2018

Dear Friends,

I am buzzing here as blogging has lead me to get to know some truly amazing people and one of the most inspiring and funny bloggers I know nominated little old me for The Sunshine Blogger award.  Lisa Pomerantzster you are a complete star! To receive the equivalent of a blogging Oscar makes me feel like I should be wearing a ball gown instead of my dressing gown. My lovely friend, I am honoured and I thank you!

Now, the point of this lovely award is to get to know a little bit more about bloggers. So here we go... 

My questions posed by the lovely Lisa:

Q1. Do you have a favorite thing, person, dare I say, ‘muse,’ to inspire your writing?
Oh that's easy. My son. This blog is a testament to him, he inspires me every single day to be a better person.

Q2. Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog because my head felt so full of words, sentences and stories that it felt like it was going to burst. I needed a space to breathe out.

Q3. Who is your hero (alive or dead, or even animated) and why?
My grandad was my hero. He was incredibly strong and was a man of very few words but when he did speak people listened. With him I always felt safe and loved. 
I am always drawn to quotes by the amazing Maya Angelou. I really admire the work she did for human rights.

Q4. What drives you meshuggeneh (nuts)?
I really can't stand judgemental people. I get mad when I feel like anyone is judging my choices as a parent or when anyone is being unkind to others. I can not stand injustice of any kind.

Q5. What were you like as a kid?
Fiercely independent and creative!

Q6. Where is your happy place?
The beach, I absolutely love walking barefoot in the sand. I call it my therapy.

Q7. When it comes to gifts, would you prefer to give or receive?
Give, especially when it comes to my family. 
I prefer the gifts made by my children than expensive treats. Although a spa day is always appreciated!

Q8. What’s your very favorite song?
Oh now this is really really difficult as I love music and there are many many songs I could choose. But if forced I would have to choose Stevie Wonder, For Once in My Life. It was the song hubby and I walked down the aisle to after we were married.

Q9. How would you describe that song to someone who cannot hear?
The best day of your live packed into 3 1/2 minutes of pure joy.

Q10. What would your pet say about you, assuming of course, that you have a pet, and it can talk?
Nova, would say, I am my mummy's baby and that means I can get away with almost anything naughty that I do. She is good at sharing food and giving cuddles but gets cross when I bark and jump in the window.

Q11. Any regrets?
I wish I had realised earlier that the best thing you can be in life is yourself. When I was younger I didn't always have the confidence to just be me and followed the crowd too much.

The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog while
  • Answer the questions the person who nominated you provided
  • Nominate other bloggers and give them 11 questions
  • Notify your nominees via social media and/or blogger love, the comment section of their blog
  • List the ‘rules’ and proudly display the Sunshine Award logo in your post

My nominees are: 

My Questions are:

Q1: What piece of advice would you give to a new blogger?
Q2: What is the best mistake you have ever made?
Q3: What is your motivation?
Q4: If you could change anything about yourself would you? And if yes, what would you change?
Q5: Tell me one fact about yourself that not many people know.
Q6: What do you do when you have free time?
Q7: If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
Q8: Who is your celebrity crush? 
Q9: What does your perfect day look like?
Q10: What is your comfort food?
Q11: What was your favourite childhood toy?

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