The Sunshine Award

Thanks to Lucy at The New Northerner for nominating me for the Sunshine Award – awarded to “bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” I love my blog to be a happy place so I’m glad she thinks so too, and although the weather is particularly non-sunny today, I wanted to share the love with my own Sunshine Award post.

sunshine award

Here’s what’s involved:

  1. Share 11 random facts about yourself
  2. Answer the questions set by your nominating blogger
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers yourself
  4. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer then let them know they’re up

My 11 random facts:

  • I love Disney. That is all.
  • The only computer game I’ve really really enjoyed is Monkey Island. I still love it now!
  • I love Christmas so much and get excited very early. I’ve already started thinking about it in a big way!


  • I’ve read Pride and Prejudice an uncountable number of times.
  • When I was younger I watched The Sound of Music every Sunday at my Grandma’s house. I now know that musical very well!!
  • I write a lot of lists – it’s the best way to get organised.
  • This is Bryan – he is the chimp I sponsor at Monkey World.


  • I find intentionally doing exercise so boring!
  • I’m very nostalgic. This explains points 1-5 above.
  • I don’t really like current music – I’m all about the show tunes!
  • I enjoy making things!

And my answers to Lucy’s 11 questions:

  • If you had to choose your last meal on earth, what would it be? Fillet steak with chips and grilled mushrooms and tomatoes.
  • What was the best fancy dress outfit that you’ve ever worn (bonus points if you can share a photo!)? Last Halloween I was Black Swan, and I loved doing the makeup.

Black Swan

  • If you could hop into a time travelling machine, when and where would you go, and why? The Jazz Age – 1920s for the fashion and the music!
  • What are you most proud of doing? Deciding I wanted to work in fashion and then making it happen.
  • What are your guilty pleasures? Tea and cakes whilst watching Disney films
  • If you were in charge of the country, what new law would you introduce? Hmm serious question. I’d make the primate pet trade illegal. I’ve signed the petition because I really believe it’s wrong.
  • Why did you decide to start blogging? For a creative outlet, because I thought it would be rewarding and because I thought it would be a great addition to my CV
  • What is your favourite holiday destination? Disneyland!

Me and Mickey

  • If you could have one superpower, what superpower would you want to have? The ability to stop time! Like Bernard’s watch!
  • What is the best present you’ve ever received? Aww I couldn’t say – I’ve received some lovely ones over the years!! This one from last Christmas has to be up there though.


My blog nominations:

 My 11 questions:

  1.  What are your favourite types of blog posts to read and to write?
  2. What is the most important thing you’ve learned since starting blogging?
  3. What inspired your blog name?
  4. What is your favourite beauty product?
  5. What did you want to be when you were a younger?
  6. What is your best feature or quality?
  7. And your best skill?
  8. What is your guilty pleasure?
  9. What is your favourite place you’ve visited?
  10. Which character from a film or book are you most like (or would like to be)?
  11. What’s the best thing you’ve ever made?

One thought on “The Sunshine Award

  1. I love your Black Swan outfit and make up! These types of posts are great for finding out lots of little random facts about people 🙂

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