The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

I was nominated for this award by ReadRantRock&Roll, thank you so much but I’m not good at this so please be patient with me.

Please take a look at Mischenko’s blog here ReadRantRock&Roll..

Her post What is a Spoiler? is a question I ask myself every day. How do you do an informative review without giving too much away?  The comments from readers on this post and discussion were particularly interesting and well worth a visit.

Mischenko is the type of book reviewer that I aspire to be!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

sunshine blogger

How Does It Work:

  • Thank the person(s) 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.

These are the 11 questions asked by ReadRantRock&Roll

1 Is there something you can tell readers about yourself and your blog?

It was inspired by my dog Alfie who we lost sadly in April. he left a big empty hole in my life and blogging has helped to fill it.


2.What satisfaction do you get from blogging?

The blogging community has been so friendly and supportive, they make me happy!

3. How do you bring traffic to your blog

I try to post interesting content and I’m active on Twitter and Pinterest.

4 What’s something that you’d like to improve on this year?

I definitely want to get more tech savvy and make the blog more exciting.

5 How do you get motivated to blog?

I get motivated from my dogs who mean the world to me, oh…and Pinterest!

Mr Darcy320160829_165639

6 Do you have any favourite books this year?

There has been so many great books this year but I would say Room by Emma Donoghue just because it stayed with me and not many books do that, and After I’ve Gone by Linda Green because it made me think quite deeply about the future. These two books have certainly started some interesting discussions with friends and family and that’s always a good thing.

After I've Goneroom

7. What are you favourite songs, music etc

It would be easier to say what I don’t like ( ie jazz ) because my choice is so varied and it depends on my mood, Today my choice would be Gladys Knight, Help Me Make it Through the Night. Tomorrow? maybe Ed Sheeran, Adele and anything that makes me feel good,

8.What do you do in your spare time?

Reading, reviewing, walking my dogs, crafts.

2014-02-05 11.20.38

9.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I’d like to say with a repaired spine because mine needs fixing, and in a cottage by the sea with dogs and books everywhere!


10. Which five subjects do you read on other blogs?

Book reviews, dogs, crafts, poems, and lifestyle.

11.Do you make money from your blog, or have plans to?

No. that will never happen!


My questions for my nominees (or anyone who wants to answer) are:

1.How did you start blogging?

2 What makes you happy? and what’s your guilty pleasure (I know that’s two but hey ho!)

3 Do you have pets?

4 What luxury item would you take on a desert island?

5 Describe yourself in three words.

6 What are you reading right now?

7 What would you do if you won a million pounds?

8 Name a blogger you follow who is really talented

9 Do you have a blogging schedule?

10 If you were an animal, which one would you be?

11 Tell us all about your blog, social media etc


And Finally,  the Nominees are;

I had trouble choosing nominees because there are so many fabulous people in the blog world so I chose people who have posted upbeat, sunny posts in the last few weeks.

(Please feel honoured but never obligated to participate)

Pamelakramer Animal Picture Books Well Worth Reading

Empty Nest Full Tum delicious low-calorie recipes

The Writing Garnet  for honest insightful book reviews

Thestylishdreamer to celebrate her first Bloggerversary

Brandyandmoose for dog adventures

Rachael Styles- Helplesswhilstdrying for fab Liz Earle review, a product I know is excellent.

kraftireader for review of The Writer’s Retreat by Indu Balachandran.

sunsunnyblog for Arko’s birthday

Whenwomeninspire ChristyB for making it ok to be lonely.

Jennifer Macaire for her wedding post.

Merbear74 Knockedoverbyafeather for reminding me of a great Motown Song.


6 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Add yours

  1. Wow, I’m amazed with all of your answers. First, I’m so sorry to hear about Alfie. What a beautiful pup. I loved all the pup photos. They make me happy. 🙂 ❤

    Cottage by the sea sounds great! I want to read both of these books you have here. Loved your music choices as well. You did such an awesome job on this. I'm glad you did it! ❤ Chat soon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: