Sunshine Blogger Double Whammy

Right, so…


I got nominated for this award twice, pretty much on the same day πŸ˜‰ I’m so grateful that others find material worth reading on my blog πŸ˜‰ and that they’d like to share me with the world out there πŸ™‚ I always get really nervous with these kinds of things, but I’m going to attempt to ‘do it right’ πŸ˜‰

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site.
  3. Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  5. Notify the nominees about their nominations.

As I mentioned, I got the award twice. So I’ll try and keep my answers short…but be warned, this will be a long read…. and you’ll know far too much about me by the end. So not really much different to my other blog posts πŸ˜›


Thank you to My Forty Something Life for the nomination. If you’re forty something, it’s definitely worth checking the blog out. I’m even tempted to try Yoga πŸ˜‰

The questions (and my answers) to that nomination are as follows :

  1. Why do you blog?Β To reach out to others and hopefully connect, because I love to write, to try and make a difference with my voice, to be an encouragement
  2. If you were stuck up a tree for an hour or two…what would you do?Β Just sit and appreciate the view. I don’t get a whole lot of ‘down time’, so it would be a special moment for me πŸ˜‰
  3. What is the funniest thing you heard today?Β No one else is awake yet, but I read this and it made me laugh : ”Here, I bought you a calendar. Your days are numbered now.” πŸ˜›
  4. What makes you smile on a regular basis?Β Pretty much everything πŸ˜‰
  5. What is the one (or two if you must) thing you can’t live without?Β Air πŸ˜›
  6. Who’s blog do you read that you recommend to us all (it doesn’t even have to be someone you nominate)?Β Uh….that kinda puts me on the spot, doesn’t it? πŸ˜› I always visit Dr. Eric Perry, PhD – he’s a very popular clinical psychologist, and I like to read his views on things. But that’s also because I am kinda nutty about all things psychology related πŸ˜›
  7. What kind of soup would most reflect you as a person? Alphabet Soup πŸ˜›
  8. What is your favourite TV show right now?Β A really old one which I am revisiting – and still loving πŸ˜‰ Full House My daughter is loving it, but I think John Stamos has a lot to do with that πŸ˜› For once her and I agree on a ‘nice looking man’ πŸ˜›
  9. If you have a spare Β£100 in your wallet / purse…what does it get spent on?Β A random stranger/beggar and my children (human and fur)
  10. What was your favourite children’s show growing up…can you remember the theme tune…are you now singing it?Β UGH! YES! (Thanks for that πŸ˜› ) Good old Barney.


Thank you to Jesusluvsall for your nomination πŸ™‚ A man of faith who lives his life serving others, and that’s more than blog worthy πŸ˜‰

The questions (and my answers) to that nomination are as follows :

  1. If Jesus were to knock on your door, what would you think?Β If He knocked, then I probably wouldn’t actually know it was Him till I opened it, so my thought upon hearing the knock would be, “Who needs me?”
  2. This week is Thanksgiving Week in the USA. What are you thankful for?Β In all honesty, everything. Even the difficult times and difficult people I encounter. And yes, I AM being honest. Sure, it makes me tired, and I get hurt. But I learn along the way. And it makes me different, and better.
  3. Where would you like to travel to in the world.Β I gave the long answer here. The short one is USA!!!!
  4. What is your favorite snack food?Β salty crackers and a variety of cheeses πŸ˜‰
  5. Do snack while you blog?Β No. But I do drink copious amounts of coffee πŸ˜›
  6. What is your favorite season and why?Β Winter, winter and winter πŸ˜› Yes, I live at the coast in sunny South Africa, so our winters are never colder than about 40 degrees F – and I was told for years that that’s why I love Winter. Then I went to the UK and faced a different kind of cold – ‘proper’ cold. And I still thrived in it. And that’s why I love Winter – I thrive in cold and gloomy weather. Strange, but true. While others just want to stay in bed, all toasty and warm, I am at my most productive when it’s cold. In our Summer heat, with high percentages of humidity, and no air conditioning, I just don’t get anything done. My energy is sapped and those are the days where I am the one who would rather just be on my bed πŸ˜› I also exercise a lot more in Winter – not because I am preparing for a ‘Summer body’, NOT AT ALL. But simply because those are days where I actually have the energy to do so!
  7. What book has meant something to you lately?Β Kathryn Cushman’s ‘Waiting for Daybreak’.Β Not the type of book I usually read – if I’m not reading crime thriller murder mystery, then I am reading self help/growth books. But something made me pull this one out of my bookshelf. It was a gift from a friend who passed away last year – I never read it when she gave it to me. I’ve only read it recently, at a time when I needed it most. Amazing how things like that happen, isn’t it πŸ˜‰
  8. Who is your favorite singer?Β No. Just no. Because I have too many πŸ˜›
  9. What is a favorite blog post of yours? Share a linkΒ Mine personally? One I have written? Hmmmm….. I have a few – and they’re all about where I live. I have linked them to each other, sort of. But please read them – a great guide to South Africa πŸ˜‰ Mostly the differences between here and the US. And it will also explain my spelling πŸ˜› One of a Kind; Can you speak American? (highly recommended πŸ˜› ) and South Africa’s Tummy
  10. I am a disaster cooking in the kitchen. Would you trust me in your kitchen?Β Yes. Because I think it would be fun πŸ˜‰
  11. What movie have you seen recently that you liked?Β Nothing new, I’m afraid. I watched ‘You’ve got Mail’ for the umpteenth time the other night – it’s a firm favourite with me because one of my dreams is to own a bookstore exactly like Meg Ryan’s in the movie πŸ˜‰ (I don’t usually watch romance, so yes, it really is all about the books πŸ˜‰ )

And that’s all folks πŸ˜‰

Now for my nominees (you do not have to participate). Their questions will follow :

Winning 40
Rest and Chaos
Fractured Faith
Cynthia D. Griffin
Encouraging Grace
The Happiness Nerd
Fun with Philosophy
Herry Chic Counsels
Paul – A life worth giving

Your questions (total randomness):

  1. What is your favourite quote?
  2. If you could share a brief word of encouragement with someone, what would you say?
  3. Do you like to ‘dress up’?
  4. Are you an animal lover? If yes, favourite animal?
  5. What do you think is your best physical feature?
  6. If you could ask your president/ruler of your country one question, what would it be?
  7. If you could visit only one place anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?
  8. Coffee, tea, or neither one?
  9. Pizza, cheeseburger, or salad?
  10. Sweet or savoury?
  11. If you could be good at one sport, which one would you choose and why?

If you made it through, thanks for reading πŸ˜‰

15 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Double Whammy

    1. I’ve never seen snow in real life 😦 It’s on my bucket list because it is something I just HAVE TO experience! I was hoping to see some when I was in the UK, but no such luck. I really want to make a snow angel, and build a snowman, like they do in the movies I watch. AND have a proper white Christmas πŸ˜‰

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  1. Come visit me! I am in Wisconsin, USA. We get a foot or two of snow. Usually all at once in a big storm. I am near Lake Michigan so we get the lake effect snow. Last year it got really cold and was down to -19. I agree with you that winter is great. I have a chronic illness and don’t do well in the heat. I am also terrible at cooking so we would have fun with that! There are so many other things I loved about this post. It is just so much fun to get to know other bloggers after following them and reading their work. I have loved your blog so it is nice to know more about the person behind it! Thank you!

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    1. Ah thank you, Collene. It’s always great getting to know people 😊
      I am DEFINITELY adding you to my list of USA stops, if I ever get there someday! My goodness. That sounds amazing! I’d get a lake AND snow, and meet you! 😊😊😊😊 How wonderful! πŸ’œ

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