It’s gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiny day…

Well hooray for me – I have won an award! OK, OK, it’s not the Nobel Prize or an Oscar, but it’s still recognition for a blog which I have only been writing for 7 months and assumed that no one would ever read! Jill London has nominated me for the Sunshine Award and I am happy to accept! Thank you Jill!

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cognition of the positive and creative inspiration someone provides through their blog. Bloggers nominate those whom they feel are most deserving of the award and so the sunshiny-happiness is spread around and shared across the blogosphere! I am completely honoured to know that my blog has captured the interests of others and I hope I can continue to live up to the award!

There are some rules to be adhered to and so I will endeavour to do the following:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

Now, I’m not entirely clear whether or not you have to answer a set list of questions so I am going to improvise and pick some of the questions I think I would really like to answer. I hope no one minds!

  • Favorite color:  I guess it’s pink. I know it’s a cliché, but what can I say? It’s soooo pretty!
  • Favorite animal:  Now, this is a tough one. I adore my three cats and they are absolutely the best cats in the whole wide world as far as I’m concerned, however, unicorns are also pretty amazing and I probably have over a hundred that Mr B has ‘rescued’ for me over the years so…hmm…a tough one!
  • Favorite non-alcoholic drink:  Tea! Good old-fashioned proper tea. None of your fancy flavoured stuff, just Scottish Blend with loads of milk! Mmmmm!!
  • Favorite alcoholic drink: Red Stag and Coke – alcoholic cherry cola!!
  • Favourite food: Another cliché, but definitely chocolate. I love the stuff!!
  • My passion(s):  Cats, crafts and cooking! (But if you are reading this then I guess you probably already know that!) I guess I also love my job as a teacher so should probably add that here too.
  • Prefer getting or giving presents: definitely giving! Mr B is always complaining that I am too generous but I don’t care! I love to make people smile with a little gift – especially if it’s something home-made or hand-picked!
  • Favorite place: My own house. Its quiet and lovely and it’s where I get to be with my handsome Mr B. In the days when I worked with some of the most difficult young people with the most troubled pasts you could ever meet, coming home to my house was like stepping foot in a sanctuary of order, stability and love.
  • Favorite book: The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Amazing.
  • Proudest moment: Graduating with 1st Class Honours and a merit for teaching practice.
  • Scariest thing you have ever done: Moving 250 miles from home by myself to start my teaching career

And now the hard part; choosing who to nominate and pay-it-forward to!

I would like to nominate the following interesting, inspiring and motivating bloggers for the Sunshine Award:

  1. Live Life Beautifully
  2. Write, Teach, Laugh
  3. Sweet Benanna and Sam
  4. Sweetly Prepared
  5. Rae’s Days
  6. Hello Mister Magpie
  7. Kate’s Creative Space
  8. Pillows A-La-Mode
  9. Bakin’ And Cabbage
  10. Sweet Little Brownies

There is absolutely no obligation on my nominees’ part to accept the award, but I really hope that they do and continue to spread the sunshine and inspiration! Enjoy!

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8 thoughts on “It’s gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiny day…

  1. This award really has brought sunshine with it and gave me an opportunity to thank wonderful bloggers like you, Jill 🙂 Like the giving/receiving question it’s really about sending on the sunshine!

  2. Congratulations on your Sunshine Award! Thank you so much for nominating hellomistermagpie too! Such a lovely idea for an award…I will be doing my best to pass on the sunshine to some very deserving bloggers! Laura x

  3. Thankyou so much for nominating my blog for this award, it’s always lovely to see there are people out there who read my blog and like what they see!

    Anthea.

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