Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello everyone. Last week I posted my Mystery Blogger Award post, and this week I’m doing another award post, this time though it’s the sunshine blogger award.

A golden cornfield background. In the foreground a circle with The Sunshine Blogger Award written in the middle

Like the mystery blogger award the sunshine award gives bloggers a chance to give their favourite bloggers a shout out, and a chance to answer questions about themselves, and as you may know I love answering questions, so here goes.

Again for this award I had two people nominate me, so I’m gonna be answering both sets of questions. My first nomination was from Catie who writes Spectrum Mum. Catie lives in Holland and writes about her experiences as a mum of an autistic child.
My second nomination is from Poe who writes Pragmatic Poe, a blog giving no nonsense advice on parenting, relationships and health.

The rules

Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog while

Answer the questions the person who nominated you provided

Nominate other bloggers and give them 11 questions

Notify your nominees via social media and/or blogger love, the comment section of their blog

List the ‘rules’ and proudly display the Sunshine Award logo in your post

Caties Questions

1): What piece of advice would you give to a new blogger?

I think the two most important pieces of advice any blogger can be given is to write for your own pleasure and don’t become obsessed with stats.

2) What is the best mistake you have ever made?

Oh, that’s an interesting question. I guess the answer would have to be my first marriage. It was a HUGE mistake but out of that came my kids.

3) What is your motivation?

Food, praise from people I admire, and in total contradiction to my answer for question 1, blog stats.

4) If you could change anything about yourself would you? And if yes, what would you change?

Yes, I would love to be less mental.

5) Tell me one fact about yourself that not many people know.

Eugh, that’s a hard one, because I share so much on my blog and on Twitter…..err…… I don’t like Jim Carey films, but think the man himself is quite interesting.

6) What do you do when you have free time?

Eat, crochet, twitter, blog.

7) If you could live anywhere, where would you live?

At the top of the bastard hill. I love the village I live in, but my house is halfway down a really steep hill. I moan about this hill constantly on Twitter.

8) Who is your celebrity crush?

Dave Grohl

9) What does your perfect day look like?

Any day spent with Mr A is a good day. Add some good friends, a bit of steampunking and a little spending money and I’m a really happy bunny.

10) What is your comfort food?

Apple pie or crumble and cream. Sloppy foods like cottage pie fish pie, cauliflower cheese etc.

11) What was your favourite childhood toy?

My brother and I had a toy chimp called Charlie.

Poes Questions

What motivated you to start blogging?

My anxiety. I wanted a place to explore some of the thoughts in my head.

2) You are the lucky master of a genie and you get 3 wishes. What are they? (No extra wishes or genies allowed, you cheater).

1)50 million pound.

2) The impeachment and subsequent imprisonment of Trump

3) The ability to eat without putting on weight.

3) If you could travel to any period of time in the past, when would it be and why?

I would love to explore all of the medieval period. I am fascinated by that period in time, the fashion, castles and the kings and queen’s.

4) If there was one thing you could change from your past, what would it be?

I wouldn’t have let myself be bullied out of a job due to my mental heath.

5) What is you biggest struggle right now?

My biggest struggle is with myself. Low self esteem, anxiety and depression all work to make me my own worst enemy at times. Oh and I could do with a bit more money.

6) What inspires you to be better?

I think I’ve always tried to be the best me I can, so in a weird way I guess I inspire myself to be better.

7) Pepsi or Coke? I have to know if we can really be friends or not.

Pepsi (did I pass?)

8) When was the last time you cried?

I cry all the time. This weekend was particularly bad, I croed for various reasons including Tesco running out of rhubarb pies.

9) Of these options, which animal do you most identify with: eagle, lion, turtle, chameleon? Why?

I see myself most as a turtle. When I’m at my worst with my anxiety I withdraw mentally into myself.

10) What current trend do you think should die already?

Unicorn themed shit. I love unicorns, but the tendency to colour any piece of shit rainbow coloured and call it a unicorn cake/pizza /bagel/milkshake etc needs to stop now.

11) What would you do if you were given 1 million dollars?

Buy a house, and a car for Mr A. Then try to help my friends.

My Questions

1) What are your plans for the weekend?

2) You’ve been selected to cook a 5 course banquet for Prince Harry’s wedding anniversary. What’s on your menu? (They must be dishes you can actually cook yourself)

3)  Describe your ideal Christmas day.

4) Elephants or penguins, and why?

5) What is the scientific formula for a long and happy life?

6) If someone made a film of your life who would play you?

7) What is your survival plan for the zombie apocolypse?

8) Which bloggers do you most admire and why?

9)  What is your super power?

10) What is your favourite dad joke?

11) The end of the world is coming and you have a secret bunker with unlimited supplies. Alongside your family there is room for 5 people. Which twitter folk (because famous people all have their own bunkers) would you save and why?

My Nominees

Daddy Poppins
Dad Geek UK
Blog Of Dad
Lisa Pomerantz
Claire Justine
An Ordinary Mums Musings
Bryony Perfectly Imperfect
View From The Beach Chair
Bringing Up The Bernies
Mum Of Three World
Nikki Ranson

I’ve nominated 11 people, but as always I would love to hear everyone’s answers to any of my questions.

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Thank you, Mrs A Xx


  1. Rosie Doal

    October 13, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    This is sweet. I really wish I had more time on my hands to take part in these awards. I work full time and it’s al I can do to keep up with my blog sometimes x #MixItUp

  2. Nige

    October 10, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Oh I love apple crumble love these find out so much about the blogger #mixitup

  3. nightwisprav3n

    October 10, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    These are all really great questions! I loved your 3 wishes answer, especially the one about trump! haha! That would be mine too:) #mixitup

  4. Nikki Ranson

    October 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks again for nominating me, had a load of fun filling this out!

  5. Melissa Baxter

    October 8, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    What a lovely blogger title. Glad you’ve been nominated. I’m still pondering your other questions lol but I’ll try and answer some of these:

    1) What are your plans for the weekend?
    To have a lesson hectic weekend than the last one!
    2) You’ve been selected to cook a 5 course banquet
    Sweet and sour prawns
    Fairy cakes
    Coffee! (Can’t do sorbet or ice cream or the like)

    3) Describe your ideal Christmas day.
    On a beach or with friends. Even better, both!

    4) Elephants or penguins, and why?
    Elephants as they’re gentle giants and live in hot climes

    5) What is the scientific formula for a long and happy life?
    Don’t stress
    Keep active mentally and physically

    6) If someone made a film of your life who would play you?

    No idea!
    7) What is your survival plan for the zombie apocolypse?
    Yikes! Go out guns blazing

    8) Which bloggers do you most admire and why?
    Rose tinted ramblings as her blogs are so cool being unique and fresh and we have some funny things in common
    Lucy at Home she has awesome parenting advice

    9) What is your super power?
    Getting by and conversing in many languages

    10) What is your favourite dad joke?

    11) Yikes a toughie, is save you as you never forget to include me in the Monday reminder and I feel you are a trustworthy person who is staight up. The rest I need more time to think

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 9, 2018 at 3:04 am

      Great answers xx

  6. endardoo

    October 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Interesting questions – and answers. Enjoyable read. #MixItUp

  7. Jo

    October 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Love your answers and your questions to the new bloggers. And I’m totally agreeing with the end of unicorn themed things that don’t have actual unicorns! #mixitup

  8. An Ordinary Mom

    October 4, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    There not being any more rhubarb pie IS something to cry over! I’ll be working on your questions.Thanks again!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 8, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Luckily there were pies this week in store

  9. Spectrum Mum

    October 3, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Oh I am so happy that you did this tag and that I got to find out lots more about you too. Thanks lovely xx

  10. Nikki Ranson

    October 2, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Awe thank you for the nomination, I will post my questions abd answers tomorrow evening! Really need to think! Questiob 2 scares me lol.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 2, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Aw, Im sure your answers will be fab 😊

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