The sunshine blogger award nomination from Sadje

Sadje kindly nominated me for this award, thanks Sadje!
I was so happy to be nominated!

So I shall go ahead and answer the questions posed by Sadje!
Ok here goes 😀

What is your favorite time of the day?
My favourite time of day is early morning, about 3 or 4 AM. I like to listen to the birds singing then, it is very peaceful.
How strict are you with yourself, regarding health?
I am not that strict usually. Sometimes though I can be. When it comes to healthy eating and exercise I try to be strict, but with things like bedtimes etc I am not.
Do you follow back a blogger who follows your blog?
It all depends. Usually I do if it isnt a spamer. But sometimes I will go look and see what I think, and if I am interested in the topic they are blogging about.
How do you deal with criticism in real life?
I usually let it rub off of me. I do occasionally get upset about it though.
How do you deal with criticism in the blogging world?
I dont allow critical comments on my blog. Its just a rule I have. I will delete any unsavoury comments.
Any ideas about how we can turn the current situation to our advantage?
By doing all of the things we always put off, now that we have time on our side.
Are you a dessert person?
Yes. I love dessert. I am very sweet toothed.
What colors do you like to wear?
pink, red, black, purple.
What color decor you like around you, in your home?
i dont really mind. I’m not bothered as I cannot see the decor around me.
What is your favorite place to write from?
My bedroom. I usually sit on my bed to write.
Do you like getting Blogging awards?
I do. Its fun. And I appreciate people nominating me for them.

And I nominate whoever wants to participate. Go for it!

Emilia of My inner mish mash sent us a christmas package!

So some of you may already know, Emilia of the blog my inner mish mash was doing a readership award on her blog. She awarded us the award, and she sent us a package with some lovely gifts in it.
So yesterday afternoon, we did a video of us opening her package. I will share the video here for you all to watch.

A good read!

Hi guys! I have been watching the irish book awards tonight. I love books so this was right up my street!
One of the books that won an award was the book overcoming by vicky phelan.
Vicky phelan is a woman who got cervical cancer, and she blew the whistle on the cervical check scandal, over 200 women in ireland got wrong smear test results and were wrongly diagnosed, and they all ended up with cervical cancer because of it.
Overcoming tells her story. Its a fantastic read and I highly recommend it. Its in print and on audible as well.
If your looking for your next good read, pick this book up!
After she won the award tonight she gave an interview and she’s like a breath of fresh air! This woman campaigned and took the medical profession to court, won her case, but she’s terminally ill and we should not forget that!
She’s now on a trial medication and so far it is working for her. But she’s slowly dying.
If you read any book this year, please read vickys book.

Liebster award!

The lovely Yiya over at world of my thoughts
has nominated me with an award! Thank you kindly, riya! I truly appreciate it!

First, the rules!

Award Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!
5. Make up to 11 questions and ask to your nominees.
6. Notify your 11 nominees.

Ok, well, here I go!

11 facts about me!

I am a coffee drinker!

I love my role as a volunteer for friendly call!

I love the sound of rain falling!

I love dogs!

I love music! Especially pop music thats currently in the charts!

I’m very short, 5 foot 1 inch!

I laugh a lot.

I smile a lot.

I love to travel!

I am passionate about childrens rights!

I love to write!

And now to answer the 11 questions Riya has set for me!

  1. What really makes you angry? People who are deliberately rude! And people who abuse animals and or kids!
  2. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? My dads lamb stew!
  3. What is your biggest fear? Wasps and bees!
  4. What has been your best moment this year? booking my trip to collorado!
  5. If You Could Live Anywhere In The World For A Year, Where Would It Be? The USA!
  6. How do you relieve stress? I either write it out, or I relax with a good book!
  7. Would You Rather Go To Space Or To The Bottom Of The Ocean? I’d rather got to space!
  8. Whats your favorite season? Spring!
  9. Whats your favorite sports? I’m not really a fan of sports.
  10. Ice cream or milkshakes? Icecream! Peanutbutter cup flavour!
  11. New york or paris? New york definitely!

And now who to nominate!

Paula of light motifs

Sherry of view from the back!


Bandid carolina girl!

and just cuz I want to nominate another person…I also nominate…

21 and sensory!

My 11 questions to you my nominees are:

1. Can you swim?

2. Pepsi or coke?

3. Snail mail or email?

4. Do you enjoy traveling?

5. Snow or rain?

6 What is one of your favourite quotes?

7. Are you a glass half full or glass half empty sorta person?

8. What is your favourite flower?

9. If you could give your younger self some advice what would you say?

10. If you had one superpower what would it be?

11. Favourite book?

Thanks again for nominating me Riya! This was fun!

I got nominated for volunteer of the year!

so I found out yesterday that my supervisor nominated me for volunteer of the year. Our local volunteer centre holds a competition each year and crowns the volunteer of the year and the organisation that they volunteer for gets recognition and I think they also get some money and then the person who wins gets a trophy and a certificate and there is a day out at a posh hotel and food and all that sorta thing.
I would so love to win! But just being nominated is awesome too! Just the fact that she thinks I am worthy of the volunteer of the year is huge to me!
I will keep you all posted! I am not sure when the competition is over and when the winner will be announced but I think its going to be soon!
fingers crossed but even if I dont win I am so thankful to just be nominated!


Another mystery blogger award!

Thank you, Dr. tanya from Dr. Tanya at salted caramel for nominating me for an award!
I am very very grateful and I thank you kindly!

Dr. Tanyas blog is amazing! So go check her out!

So what is this award? A mystery blog award!

Now, whats the Mystery Blogger Award?

Its an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion. ~ Okoto Enigma

Five Questions For The Nominees Of This Award

1. How old is your blog now?

This particular blog I started in 2015, but I’d been blogging before then, on another blog, my first blog post on wordpress was in January 2012.

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

I enjoy the comradory, the friends I’ve made are all amazing and I love that I am also raising awareness of mental illness, disability and other related issues too!

3. How important do you think Social Media is for the success of a blog?

I dont think its that important. Most of my readers come from wordpress itself, not from facebook or twitter but I do have my blog linked to both places.

4. How would you define a sucessful blog? In other words, what do think a successful blog looks like?

Lots of engagement, comments, likes, but especially comments on posts, engagement, its keye for any blog to do well. If a blogger doesnt respond to comments, they’re blog will flop.

5. Funny/Weird Question: if you were a superhero, what superpower would you like to have and what would you do with it?

I’d love to be able to become invisible! That would be cool as then I could listen in on conversations and stuff without being seen!

Here are 3 things about me!

1. I am an early riser and a night owl!

2. I love windchimes! I have a few pairs in my house!

3. One time when I visited america, I went in a walmart and came out with a bra that I forgot to pay for, oops!

My 5 questions for my nominees are:

1. If you could spend a day doing what you wanted, what would you do with your day?

2. What time do you usually wake up at?

3. Sunny weather or cooler weather?

4. what toppings do you like on icecream?

5. Funny question, whats the silliest dream you ever had?

and now on to my nominees!

I nominate:

nova of novas namaste online

Erika of share your light:

trina of its good to be crazy sometimes

Michie, of only michie

and lorraine fover at

congrats to you all I hope you’ll accept the nomination!


The mystery blogger award nomination!

I’ve been nominated for the mystery blogger award by the outstanding blogger christian, from tales of the mind of christian. Thank you so much, christian! I am so grateful to you for nominating me!
I love getting awards! Its so much fun!
First, what is the mystery blogger award?

Its an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.



  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Answer the 5 questions you were asked
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  7. You have to nominate 10 20 people
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  10. Share a link to your best post(s).

3 things about me…

1. I love to sing! I was in stage school as a child, and did voice coaching as an adult.
2. I love dogs! I’m a dog person all the way!
3. I have one sister, and no brothers! I sometimes wish I had more siblings.

Here are christians 5 questions to me and my answers…

  1. Did you have any childhood goals and have you achieved them? I didnt really have goals as a child, my only goal was to survive what was happening to me, survive the abuse I was going through.
  2. What is something you have always wanted to do but never have? Visit canada and australia. I hope I can do it some day.
  3. What is something you are proud of? I am proud of the fact that I keep going, even when things are hard, I am also proud of the fact that I’ve gone to college.
  4. What is your favourite film/movie? I have many, some of them are, marley and me, home alone, ghost, sister act, I now pronounce you chuck and larry, mama mia.
  5. Because I loved Beckies question so much, Im going to copy hers. Weird/Strange Question If you could have dinner with anybody (Dead or Alive) who would that be, and what would you like to ask them? I think I’d like to have dinner with maya angelou, I’d ask her how she had so much great wisdom and advice to impart on all of us.

And my questions to my nominees are:

1. what time do you wake up?
2. Do you cry easily?
3. Who is your hero?
4. What is your favourite candy?
5. Strange question? Do you think there is life on other planets?

And my nominees are:
a single parents life
iggie of color me bipolar
nova of novas namast365 online
ray of my multiple life
sharyl of the bag lady
trina of its good to be crazy

I hope some of you will do this! Congrats to all of you!