Ah I have just logged onto twitter to see that the lovely Jess Cantoni has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger award! 🙂
It is awarded to people that are ‘inspirational through their positivity and creativity in the blogging community’. I didn’t think anyone viewed me as this so it has made me smile massively on this dreary, drizzly January day!
If you have been nominated by me, please follow the rules below:
Say thank you in your blog post to the blogger who has nominated you, and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked 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 in your post and/or on your blog.
Here are the answers to the questions I was asked by Jess:
1. What 3 things do you enjoy most about the blogging community?
I love meeting new people and the friends I have made through blogging will stay with me for a lifetime. I love meet ups and engaging and interacting with new (to me) bloggers. I also love reading and learning from other bloggers in order to better my content.
2. When you’re not blogging, what are you doing instead?
I work full time in radio and when I am not there I am usually either eating in a restaurant or trying out new recipes in my own kitchen with my housemate. She has tried all sorts of weird and wonderful things that I have either created or recreated. Some have been a big hit, and some really haven’t!
In bed, on a cold day, under the covers with my electric blanket on!
5. Have you owned any blogs before your current one?
I had never even really put pen to paper before starting this blog. I absolutely love to write but was too scared t show anyone so other than a few stories in school or handwritten letters to my best friend, I have been mostly silent.
6. Which 3 bloggers do you look up to for inspiration?
TalkBeckyTalk definitely. I follow everything she does and love her reviews.
Lucy and Lentils foodie blog makes me hungry and she is a genuinely lovely person too.
The Gastronomic Gorman is the reason I blog. She is a personal friend and when I said I wanted to start writing she gave some great advice and just told me to start! I am so grateful to her for encouraging me.
7. Do you have a preferred snack when blogging?
Not really, I will eat anything and everything but I get easily distracted when eating so try not to do so.
8. Full-time or part-time blogger?
Part time. I really should schedule more time to write but life got so busy towards the end of 2017. I need to make more time or this.
9. Do you listen to music whilst your blogging? If so, what?
Not really, as I find I get incredibly distracted and then start singing along to the songs and then forget my train of thought!
10. How do you deal with lighting issues when taking photographs?
Oh god I don’t! I am so bad at photography that I just wing it! I am looking to do a photography course this year to get a handle on it a little more.
11. How far in advance do you plan your posts?
Erm… Planning? What is that? I write when I have time,and when I have been to a restaurant. I am trying to incorporate a little more lifestyle into my blog, so I need to start prepping a little more!