Sunshine Blogger Awards

About 2 years ago I switched off commenting on my blog. I had been attacked by some nasty trolls, and reading though all the mean comments nearly led me to stop blogging.

A few months ago I decided to be brave and switch them back on, so that my readers could interact with me directly through the website and contact with me wasn't restricted to social media followers only.

What happened when I did this wasn't what I expected. Apart from the reasons for me wanting comments back in the first place, fellow bloggers were commenting on my posts again- which led me into discovering some awesome new blogs and bloggers, some of which were relatively 'new' to blogging. I've been chatting away ever since and am really enjoying falling in love with proper blogging again.

Today was made even better when I opened up the Twitter app after work to see that the lovely Belle Blogs had nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! The idea of this is to highlight some of the blogs you love within the community, as well as getting to know them better! We bonded over pizza and Dave Grohl, and our mistrust of those that dislike pizza! I love her writing style, and will be eagerly watching her blog grow.

The rules of  The Sunshine Blog Awards are:

  • Shout out to the blogger who nominated you with a link back to their blog
  • Answer the questions given by the blogger nominating you
  • Nominate some more bloggers for the Sunshine Award, with links to their blogs
  • Don’t forget to notify your nominees!
  • Give new questions for the nominees to answer!
So here are the questions I was set with my answers:

What was your favourite age growing up?
Even though I am 29+1 when I write this, I still think I am growing up! I think the summer after school, so when I was about 15, was when I had the best time. No worries, no school, exams over. Just a limbo bliss!
How, when & why did you start a Blog?
On my phone, 2014, as a place to share the recipes that I was making at the time. It was really only a space for me, but then people started to send me pictures of their versions of my recipes and it grew from there!
If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or over it?
Depends which shoes I'm wearing and where I'm going. Ideally stomp the hell out of it!
If you came back in your next life as an animal, what animal would you be?
I'd be a hedgehog, because I think they are prickly, a little like me!
What would be the title of your memoir?
Voice of an Angel, Mouth Like a Trucker
If you could do anything, besides what you’re doing now, what would you do?
I think I would sat in Suzie's Saloon in Amsterdam!
If you had unlimited money to start your own business, what would it be?
Something blog related...may be set up a SPF restaurant!
Who do you admire most in the world?
If you had only one sense (hearing, touch, sight, etc.), which would you want?
Taste! Haha
What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?
Cheating- Once a cheat always a cheat.
What do you hope to achieve with your Blog?
I want this to be my full time income!

So here are the bloggers I nominate, as well as YOUR questions. I love a really random question, so enjoy!

Nominated Bloggers, who's blogs I love to read:

With love, Leighann
Laura Has a Blog
The Fit Careerist
The Unmisunderstood
It's Amanda Lauren 
Carefree & Coffee
Life with Lynette
Becca Blogs It Out

If you were a hair, how long would you be?
If you could only drink 1 liquid for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
If you were giving a plot of land anywhere in the world, where would it be and what would you build?
What was the last song you had on repeat?
If you could give yourself 1 but of blogging advice to someone new, what would it be?
Twitter or Facebook?
What pets did you have while you were growing up?
What was the most unexpected movie ending you've seen?
If you owned a pirate ship or navy frigate, what would you name your ship?
Where do you see your blog in 6 months time?

L x