The Sunshine Blogger award

A couple of weeks ago I was tagged by Em, author of Em’s World to take part in the Sunshine Blogger Award. If you don’t know what this is it is a fun Q and A type post, with all the questions being set by the blogger who tagged you.

What is your favourite social media platform for promoting your Blog?

Pinterest is a really useful tool for generating blog traffic. However my favourite is still Instagram. I know it has had a lot of bad press recently, what with all the algorithm changes, but I haven’t fallen out of love with it. 

If you forget about numbers, ignore all the bots and follow unfollow nonsense,  it is a great way of making genuine connections with people of similar interest. Just keep liking and commenting on the type of content that you want to fill your feed! 

Do you prefer TV or films?

Can I cheat and say Netflix? I tend to watch TV programs more than films I just rarely do it in the traditional way anymore. 

What was your proudest accomplishment of 2017?

Last year I was promoted at work to Supervisor. I genuinely didn’t think I’d get the position. However I applyed with a  ‘Whats the worst that can happen? They say No’ mentality. 

Having got the job and proved myself this has now led me to now stepping up to Assistant Manager on Maternity cover basis.  It’s going to be hard to step down again but is proving great experience for the future. 

What is you favourite song right now?

I don’t know? Sorry a a massive cop out but I can’t pick just one. 

The last song I downloaded though was fire in me by John Newman.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would love to visit Iceland. It would be amazing to see the northern lights, geezers and volcanoes. 

Do you have any pets? If so, what?

We have a King Charles Spaniel named Izzie, who we adopted from my cousin. She is getting rather old now bless her, she spends most of her time seeking out cosy corners around the house to have a snooze in.

What is your favourite quote?

This isn’t really a quote but an acronym of the word FAIL – First Attempt In Learning.

What do you do to motivate yourself?

I respond best to a list. It sounds boring but i am a very visual person. Physically seeing items ticked off my list never fails to push me to achieve more.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?

Agghh! It is really hard to narrow down just one thing. My answer is going to sound extremely mushy but I’m going with…meeting my Husband. This is because I consider it to be a defining moment in relation to the direction my life has taken. We met at work 17 years ago when we were just 17 years old. He has officially been in my life longer than he hasn’t. It wasn’t planned but I fell pregnant nine months into our relationship. We were very young and had a crazy amount of growing up to do. At times it has been hard but I wouldn’t change it. We now have three children, live a comfortable life and both have careers that are moving in the right direction.

Do you have a bucket list? If so, have you ticked anything off yet?

It’s not really a bucket list, more of a list of goals for 2018. I recently went to see the west end show, Wicked, which was on that list. You can see my full list of goals in this blog post. 

What do you find most challenging about blogging?

I don’t have time in my day to join in with many blogger chats. I definitely think this has limited the speed at which I grow my readership. 

As the rules state is is now my turn to tag 11 other bloggers to pick up the baton and answer somw questions from me.


My Questions

  1. Who is your favourite fellow Blogger?
  2. How would you describe your personal style?
  3. Would you ever consider plastic surgey? If yes what would you have done?
  4. Where is the favourite place you have visited?
  5. What one piece of advice would you give your teenage self?
  6. What is your earliest childhood memory?
  7. Can you remember what your last dream was about?
  8. Do you have a shopping wishlist? If yes what is currently at the top of it?
  9. Have you had more than one career?
  10. What meal would you choose for your last supper?
  11. What advice would you give to anyone considering starting a blog?

I’m tagging 

Ashleigh from
Megan from Beauty-ful World

and anyone else who things this is a fun tag and wants to answer my list of random questions.