Thank you so much to Pretty Updates , for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. What a lovely positive Blog Award this is.. It just sounds ‘happy’ doesn’t it? Check out Pretty Updates blog – there are lots of fab posts! http://prettyupdates.com/2017/03/18/sunshine-blogger-award/
The RULES are:
• Thank the person/persons who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
• Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.
So here are the answers to the 11 questions:
Q1. Your favourite quote!
“A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
– it’s difficult to pin my favourite quote to just one but this is definitely amongst my top 10..
Q2. If your one wish can be fulfilled, what would you wish for?
Good health for all my family
Q3. One thing you want to get rid of…?
Facial Hair … It must be an age thing but it’s definitely getting worse… YIKES!!
Q4. Categorise these according to your priorities : Love, Fame, Money .
Love, Fame, Money..
Love first without question! I then decided that if I was a ‘famous author or blogger, this would automatically bring money…
Q5. Which do you think was your best post ever?! Add a link
New Beginnings…. This is a small post and to most probably pretty uninteresting but it was my first blog post and for me it marked the start of a fabulous new chapter in my life. It was written in March 16 and was the start of a year of massive positive change in my life and a fabulous ‘blogging’ journey where I’ve met some amazing people who I can genuinely call friends.. I suppose it’s not my ‘best’ post more my favourite post.. I hope that counts?
Q6. One thing you learnt from blogging..
That there are some amazing and incredibly kind, caring, supportive people in the World.. I’ve loved learning things about cultures and connecting with fellow bloggers across the world..
Q7. Who is your role model? (Who inspires you the most?).
Anthony Robbins has been a powerful inspiration in my life.. At the moment though I’ve been inspired into major change by Andy Harrington, who runs a brilliant motivational series of workshops and seminars… My mum has been a great source of wisdom and inspiration in my life too..
Q8. Which places do you love to visit?
I love visiting lots of new places here in the UK including Anglesey, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and the Lake District amongst just a few… We invested in a fab new tent last year which we’re looking forward to using a lot this year as soon as the weather starts to settle… We’ve also had some memorable and wonderful trips to mainland Spain over the last few years which we also love.. you can’t beat a bit of sunshine and I love the Andalucian Region..
Q9. Your hobbies?
I love spending time with my 2 gorgeous granddaughters and I also love reading, writing and all things to do with development of the mind… NLP, Hypnotherapy etc..
Q10. How many blogging awards have you received?
3 previous awards including the Liebster Award, Blogger Recognition Award and Versatile Blogger Award. This Sunshine Blogger Award is just so positive sounding and I’m going to make this my last one and become an Award Free site.. Going out on a ‘high’!
Q11. Is vlogging in your plans?
Yes – I’m going on the Public Speakers University Course in London later this week and am hoping to improve my ‘vlogging skills’ and cut out the ‘ehm’s and ah’s’.. Watch this space!
And here are my 11 nominees…
Note to the Nominees: Please don’t feel obliged to take up the nomination as I know it can sometimes be hard to keep up with these and your blog.. I’m not even going to check if you are a ‘blog free’ space. I just feel that I want to nominate the bloggers who are rays of sunshine in my blogosphere…. I had to add 12 nominees which I know is against the rules but hey.. rules are for breaking!
Note to readers of this post: These are fabulous bloggers who inspire me with their amazing and varied blogs… Please take time to check out their blogs for a great experience..
https://poetpasblog.wordpress.com/ (sorry Mr P – I couldn’t leave you out of my list of people who never fail to make me smile).
And for the 11 questions for you to answer if you choose to take up the nomination, I enjoyed answering my questions and I’m going to copy some of these too..
- What’s the favourite blog post you’ve written and why? (add link)
- What’s your favourite quote?
- Who has inspired you most in your life?
- What is your number one blog goal for 2017
- Which Country in the World would you most love to visit?
- What inspired you to start your blog?
- What makes you really laugh?
- If you could choose anyone in the World to be your mentor, who would it be?
- If you could make a wish for ‘anything’ – what would it be?
- What advice would you give to a new blogger?
- What change could you make that would make a positive difference to your life?
Thanks for the lovely positive nomination.. Be Happy! x
I just discovered this post now! Congratulations Wendy. You are most definitely a sunshine blogger. I have always been award free but I feel very grateful for your nomination. Happy weekend. 😍
Aww thanks Brigid
I’m on an amazing course on public speaking..very challenging and learning lots.. Hope you’re having a brilliant weekend too. Xxx
Brilliant. Look forward to hearing about it. Weather here is fab so been in garden yesterday and today. Sitting today but getting my pond area updated yesterday. 😍
Congratulations . Enjoyed reading it
Thanks and much appreciated.. I’m glad you enjoyed the post! x
Hugely deserved and many congratulations! XX
Thanks Osyth.. I’m making this the ‘last award’.. couldn’t resist it with the name! xx
Oh I think one should never say never. I have politely ignored a few (thanked the donor and then moved on) but there may be an Oscar one day and I’d find that hard to decline 😂 😂 xx
Well that’s very true Osyth.. You could be right!! I’m convinced.. xx
Thank you for the lovely thought, but I’ll have to pass…I’ve already participated in this one and it always makes me sad nominating other blogs because nobody wants to accept..(excuse the stifled self -pitying sobs) but as I said, thank you for the thought! As you know I love your blog and your invaluable wisdom…and Dolly…!! Xx
I know the feeling so no need to apologis. This was my last one too… I’m definitely declining all future requests too. Xxx
It’s nice to do a few so you can put the badges up, but they are quite time consuming as well..xx
They are Samantha.. Great when you’re starting out to boost your confidence though. For me with the sunshine award, I didn’t expect anyone I nominated to ‘do it’ but just wanted you to know that I appreciate the sunshine you’ve bought to me with your support and great comments over the last year.. Thank you! x
Oh bless you! 🙂 What a lovely thing to say and thank you very much! 🙂 xx
You’re welcome and I mean it! xx
Hello my gorgeous friend. Thank you so much for nominating me amongst many other wonderful bloggers. I actually gave up doing awards some time ago and have put off so many that I’ve lost track. I’ve been meaning to go award free for a long time but, as with so much else in my life that gets put off, I just haven’t got around to it. But I really really appreciate the mention, especially from you Wendy who inspires me so much.
Congrats on your award Wendy, very much deserved.
Hope you had a lovely weekend. Talk soon. Hugs xo
I’d decided the last one I did a while ago was going to be my last but Sunshine Blogger sounded so ‘happy’ I decided to make this my last one too and go out on a ‘happy Award note’.. I had a lovely weekend and a great night out last night celebrating a friends 70th Birthday in ‘Hollywood Glamour’ style! Great fun.. xx Hope you had a brilliant weekend too Miriam xx
Good for you Wendy. Why not go out on a high? Sounds as though you had a lovely weekend. I just saw your pics on IGram. You looked totally glam and fabulous. ❤️xo
Yep Miri – fab weekend and it made such a lovely change after the scuffy clothes for DIY’ing to ‘glam up’ and spend a great night with family! xx
I bet it did! Nothing beats getting glammed up occasionally. xo
Absolutely… Occasionally xxx
Congrats on tge award and thanks for the nomination. I actuall think i may have this one. I had accepted a few awards when i started and then tired to nominate a few bloggers. It was to hard to do that. Then a few blogger kindly didnt accept. Becayse i was so new i did realise i dont have to accept. Since then i dont accept dimply because everyone is a great blogger and it is hard work. I cant choose one blogger over another everyone is great.
Having said that i appreciate your nomination and so nice to be recognised. Thank for the nomination. And i hope you understand if i dont accept.
I do completely understand Bella. I felt exactly the same when I had a run of being nominated for some other awards and I also declined a few too. I think they are pretty hard to keep up and this is definitely my last one too.. I just wanted you to know that I do really appreciate the support you’ve always given to me and my blog.. Thank you!! xx