Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey guys! Today I have a bit of a different post for all of you lovely people! I've been nominated by Dawn , Ramblings of A Neurotic Writer , Charlie and Susan for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Before you read this you should definitely head over to  , , and and show them all some love because this post wouldn't exist without them!

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so others can find them

2. Answer the 11 questions which the blogger who nominated you asked

3. Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 different questions

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog site.

Dawn's questions!

1.The Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded to bloggers who are creative, inspiring, and radiate positivity. Of the three, which one do you most resonate with?

I'd like to think I'm a pretty positive person so I guess I'd say the third one. I don't really see the point of spreading negativity, it never did anyone any good!

2.If you could have any animal as pet, what would you choose and why?

Hmm good question! The practical side of me is saying dog because my sister and I have been begging our parents for a dog since before I can remember but since it says ANY animal I think I'll have to choose an otter! It's a bit random but they're so cute!!!

3. What's your number one tip for taking pictures for the blog?

I personally use stock photos for my blog and then edit them with canva but for taking photos in general I'd say use the rule of thirds because it makes your photos more aesthetically pleasing. 

4. Where do you often read blogs? Phone, tablet, or computer?

I like to keep my personal and online life pretty separate so I read blogs on my laptop and use my laptop to publish posts, use my blog social media accounts, etc and I use my phone for my personal accounts.

5. What is your day job? And how do you find time to blog?

I don't exactly have a day job, I'm still in secondary school and if I get the opportunity I babysit kids in my estate. I use my free time after homework and extracurriculars to blog. 

6. Do you play games on your phone? What's your fave?

I don't really play games on my phone often, I used to when I was younger but I can't really remember which ones!

7. If you could work with any brand, which companies would you work with?

I've mentioned before in a q&a that I can only use bareminerals for my face and eye makeup due to my insanely sensitive skin so they would be amazing to work with. I also love organisational/stationary stuff so brands that make those sort of products would be right up my alley.

8. On your birthday, what's for breakfast?

Definitely crepes with nutella! I've almost always eaten them for my birthday breakfast (and they're still just as delicious!)

9. What is your goal for the year to accomplish on your blog?

I don't have any major plans yet but I'll be chuffed if I can make it through blogmas without running out of ideas!

10. A book that you love but you're embarrassed to tell?

I'm not really embarrassed by any of my favourite books to be honest! (You could say I'm a pretty open book!) (<--- Please forget I ever said that)

11.Favorite drink to order?

I don't know if this is meant to be alcoholic or not but there's no underage drinking going on here so I will go on the non-alcoholic route thank you very much! I usually get a diet coke if I'm getting a drink or else I'll just get water.

Ramblings of a Neurotic Writer's questions

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging to try and help me get away from exam stress but since I started I've grown to love it more and more.

What's your favourite genre to read?

Without a doubt YA fiction!

What are three things you would take to a desert island?

Bear Grylls (idk if you can bring people but ah well), a hammock and a flare gun to signal for help.

Who is your favourite author/poet?

OOOoohhhhhh this is such a hard one! I love Jandy Nelson and John Green and poet wise I think Seamus Heaney is really good.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A bird definitely! I've always wanted to know what it feels like to fly!

What is your go to comfort food?


Favourite TV show/film?

My favourite tv show is probably "How I Met Your Mother" or "Family Guy" and my favourite film is probably either "Mama Mia: Here We Go Again" or "To All The Boys I've Loved Before".

What 5 things could you not live without?

Food (I'm not saying that as in like "well duh obviously food" I just love food!" , books, my laptop, my friends and my family :)

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 fish  ><(((º>    ><(((º>

What was your favourite subject in school?

I'm still in school and my favourite subject is English.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

There's so many places I'd love to go but I've always though Mauritius and Greece looked amazing!

Charlie's questions

If you could travel back in time and experience a specific event, what would it be?

I'd love to have been around for the first moon landing. It would be unreal to see that happen when it actually happened.

Do you have any hobbies, loves or interests outside of blogging/writing?

Yeah! I love to play badminton and ,although I'm not very good, I find playing guitar so fun! 

What are your best and worst characteristics?

I think my best characteristic is that I can be honest with people when they need to hear it. Even if they don't like what they hear and get mad at me I'll always say what I believe is right. My worst is probably that I can be a bit lazy sometimes which I absolutely hate.

If you, and only you, could live forever, would you choose to do so?

Definitely not.

If you could pick three artists or bands, alive or dead, to play at your perfect live gig, who would they be?

All Time Low because I love their music so much, Prince because I think he was an incredible artist and Queen because I just think they were iconic.

What’s your favourite comedy or comedian?

I love Dara O'Brien because I think he really gets the Irish sense of humor and he can have me in stitches laughing sometimes.

Would you rather wear the same underwear for two weeks or the same pair of socks for a month?

Probably underwear because I just couldn't sleep in socks.

If you could pick a favourite toy from your youth, what would it be?

I don't know why I loved these because I'm definitely not a girly girl but I used to be obsessed with barbies and polly pockets.

What song evokes the strongest memory of a certain time, place or person?

"Scene One - James Dean & Audrey Hepburn" By Sleeping With Sirens really brings me back to just after Summer 2017 and that time of my life.

What blog post are you most proud of?

I have to pick 2 because I can't decide sorry! I love my post "Beauty" because it's pretty raw, I barely edited it so it's just coming straight from my heart. I also love "52 Blog Post Ideas to DESTROY Your Writer's Block" because I'm honestly really impressed that I came up with that many but also because I've got such a positive response on it and lots of people have told me it was useful.

Susan's questions

Where is your favorite place to visit?

I just love going anywhere abroad to be honest! My favourite place that I've been so far is probably France.

What is your favorite movie?

I think I mentioned this in one of my other answers but I've been loving "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" and "Mama Mia: Here We Go Again".

How long have you been blogging?

I posted my first blog post on the 4th of February 2018 so when this goes up I'll have been blogging for 7 months and 5 days I think? 

What is your favorite blog post that you have written?

I answered this one earlier too kind of. I'd say it's between "Beauty" and "52 Blog Post Ideas to DESTROY Your Writer's Block"  

If you could spend the day with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

I'd love to meet Albert Einstein, he seems like such an interesting person!

What special skill do you have that most would consider unusual?

I can't think of one!

What is your favorite motivational quote?

Am I the only person who doesn't really get motivational quotes? Like I know they're meant to motivate me but they just don't tend to.

Who is your biggest cheerleader?

Definitely my Mam

What is your favorite snack food?

I love Snax crisps!

Coffee or Tea?

I don't drink either!

What song do you wish you had written?

I'm obsessed with therapy by All Time Low so I's say that.

 Who I'm nominating

I'm sorry if any of these people have already been nominated, I tried my best to make sure you hadn't done it yet!

My 11 Questions!

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

2. What's your lucky number? 

3. If you could live in any fictional world what would it be?

4. What aspect of blogging do you think you need to improve on most?

5. If you could invent anything, what would you come up with?

6. Yanny or laurel?

7. What are your blogging pet peeves?

8. What's the last movie that made you cry?

9. What's your favourite joke?

10. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?

11. Do your friends/family know about your blog?

So that's it for this weeks post, again thank you so much to Dawn Ramblings of a Neurotic Writer , Charlie and Susan for nominating me and I hope the people who I've nominated enjoy answering my questions! As always my social media profiles will be linked below if you'd like to follow me and of course thank you so so so so so so so much for reading!

The Ordinary Blogger xx

P.S. I'm sorry this post was so long! I scheduled it the first time I was nominated and since then I've gotten a few more and wanted to include everyone!

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  1. This is a lovely tag, nice to get to know more about you! What are your fish called? Hehe x


    1. My dad named them after some cyclists he likes so I don't really know what they're called hahaha

  2. Well done on getting though all those questions. I love your yanny question haha. An otter would make such a cool pet but it would probably cost a lot to build his pond in the garden. I love posts like this, they are really refreshing and you feel like your getting to know the blogger a bit more.
    Kate x

  3. It's always interesting reading a little bit about the blogger behind the blog. I LOVED TATBILB as well Xx

  4. What a great post!! I feel like these tags/awards are such great ways to spread love in the community as well as learning more about one another. I can relate to wanting a pet and asking your parents for ages as I've been wanting a cat for aaages and we're finally getting one! Persistence is key haha xx

    - Rumaanah

  5. Oh congratulations on the nomination lovely! You've made me really fancy nutella pancakes haha! An otter is certainly an unusual choice, I wonder if that's actually a thing!

    Soph - x

  6. Congratulations on earning the sunshine blogger award. It's always nice when others radiate positivity. It helps in brightening the mood up. It's good that you're babysitting during your spare time for some extra cash. YESSS For chocolate being a comfort food!! Thanks for sharing these answers! Oh boy @ #6!!! I keep hearing Yanny, hehe.

    Nancy ♥

    1. I've heard Yanny and Laurel but mostly Yanny hahaha

  7. Congratulations on the nomination! I recently just posted something something similar in a little ‘Ask Me Anything’ post, they are such a great way for others to get to know you!

  8. Great post and congrats on being nominated for the award!
    I still need to see To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Good shout on taking Bear Grylls to a desert island with you ��

    1. Thank you! I'd definitely recommend checking out To All The Boys I've Loved Before, I thought it was brilliant!

  9. well done getting through all those Qs! :D and good luck with keeping up the good work through the holidays. i'm sure you'll come up with ideas and topics. x
    Joy at The Joyous Living

  10. Wow, what a big Q and A post! You did a really good job answering! I enjoyed reading your answers! Badminton's fun! I used to play all the time when I was younger.

    1. Thank you! Badminton's definitely my all time favourite sport!

  11. Congrats on the nomination lovely!

    Omg though, wouldn't it be incredible to have a pet otter! xx

  12. I love Badminton too!! I love posts like these and finding out the personal and quirky things about a blogger you might not realise x

    Morgan //

  13. I love the sunshine blogger posts because you really learn a lot about a person. I love the response to the animal questions- I would definitely be a dog aswell!

  14. Hi there! Congratulations on your nomination! Love your questions - and your answers!! ����

  15. These posts are always great ways to get to know the blogger a bit more :) Great answers! I loved To All the Boys SO MUCH I didn't think I would because it's really not my sort of film, haha!


  16. Congratulations on the nomination! A bird would be my worst nightmare! I'm scared of them, I know that's a bit random...Loved that you included so many questions and answers here x


  17. So interesting! Same, love crepes with nutella. I think I'll have to make them soon.

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