Sunshine Blogger Award – Part 1


I’m over the moon this week to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by two different bloggers so I’m starting with my nomination from where you can find some great tips and advice on managing eczema and other allergies. Thank you so much for thinking of me.

I love being part of the blogging community, especially via Twitter.  It’s really supportive and I’ve discovered so many new blogs that I love to read as well as finding more and more confidence in my ability to write something that’s of interest to people.  Even if you aren’t a blogger yourself, it’s a great way of finding of filling 5 minutes here and there and finding different perspectives, new hobbies and interests or just people who have similar ideas to you.

  Here’s how it works……..

  • Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  • Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post

Questions from

1. What goals do you have for your blog?

I just wanted my blog to exist initially.  Now I’m happy that people read it and more so, engage with the posts.  I do like the numbers but I’m more about the interaction and getting my writing out there.  So my goal is to continue this and to use it to fuel my confidence into writing a book.

2. What is your favorite social media platform?

I use Facebook in terms of personal life as it’s where most of my family and friends are but for blogging I find Twitter is the best place to connect with others.

3. What is the one post you want every one to see on your blog?

The Harry Potter one seems to be very popular but my first ever post is probably the most important to me – It’s was written out of frustration with the education system and how it manages children with HF autism (for want of a better term)

4. What is your favorite book?

My all time favourite book is To Kill A Mocking Bird.  It has such a   powerful message told through an innocent perspective and sadly the message is still highly relevant today.

Me Before You is up there on my list too.  I just love the characters and the beautiful telling of the story.

Of Course I also love Harry Potter.

5. What made you start your blog?

I’ve always wanted to write.  I originally began two years ago with a post and then I never had the courage or time to pursue.  I’m currently on leave and decided to give it another go – I was so embarrassed about putting my writing out there that I kept it fairly anonymous to begin with and still do to an extent.

6. What is your writing process?

I’m a bit of a rebel.  When I get an idea I start a draft post so I don’t forget.  I often think a lot about my posts so when it comes to writing I kind of blast it out and make changes as I go along.  I don’t spend a long time re-working pieces unless I’m not happy with them.

7. Dogs or Cats?

I love both! I currently have a Labrador though.

8. Do you have a fandom Harry Potter, Star Wars, etc?

I’m not an extreme fangirl but I do love Harry Potter. I love my Loot Crate subscription and I do get a lot of merchandise for gifts (and sometimes for myself).

9. What is your favorite thing to do?

I love to read, meet friends and I have season tickets to the Newcastle Eagles Basketball team.

10. What blogging goal that you’ve achieved has made you feel the most accomplished?

100 followers was great yesterday but just receiving comments on my blog and seeing it shared has been great.  .

11. What is the best place you’ve ever visited?

It’s between Italy and Japan (very contrasting so I can’t choose) although I love Edinburgh too.


My Questions for my nominations: 

Who is your favourite author?

Why do you blog?

What’s your idea of the perfect writing place?

How long have you been blogging?

What else do you enjoy doing – apart from blogging?

What would be your dream job?

Do you have any quirks? Do Tell!

What book character would you like to be and why?

What TV character would you like to be and why?

Any tips for new bloggers?

Any words of wisdom for life in general?


I’ve nominated the following 11 bloggers to answer my questions if they wish to.



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