Sunshine Blogger Award

Many thanks for @lilyannawrites for nominating me to do this particular blog post.


  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you in the post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate other blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post


1) If you could only dress in one colour for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

One colour for the rest of my life? One colour? I’m not sure I’ve ever worn just one colour, except maybe in my goth days…There’s something about black. Nowadays I wear colours, yet probably clashing colours which I’m told is the thing these days. I love yellow but honestly I’d look like a banana all in yellow, green is too green although I’d be great in hiding in the long grass. Blue is the colour I really like, like those wonderful pastel blues of the sky in autumn, but not a colour for all the clothes. Red is a big no no. I’d be like a reverse match. Purple is good, maybe that although I don’t like to wear the same colour all the time. People say I’m sometimes grey, so I could pick grey but imagine having to use the colour of your life for your clothes? Would you ever be happy? White then would be good, although imagine keeping it clean? You see I’m really good at making decisions… Going around full circle, I guess black would allow me to fade into the background, so black it is 🙂 Are all the questions this hard?

2) If you had the choice between being able to fly or reading minds, which would you choose?

Ah that’s an easy one. Flying it would have to be. Reading peoples minds is a great idea in theory but what if you found something you didn’t want to know? How could I live with that. What happens if the person finds out I was reading their mind? Surely that’d be like stalking someone? It’d be intruding on the private and innermost thoughts. Not something I’d ever want to do. I’d have to get rid of my fear of heights for the flying though 🙂

3) What was/is your favourite school subject and why?

You’d expect me to say English, me being into writing and although I did study it at A Level, it almost was responsible for my love of reading being dragged from me. All that analysing books for no real purpose. I bet half the time they weren’t meaning what our teachers said. Books are for reading and taking you to places in your imagination. Luckily it didn’t. It should have been IT and computing as my life has gone that way but it wasn’t. My favourite subject was history. Finding out about the past is wonderful. Then realising how many times things happened the same way made the mind boggle. Surely we learn from our mistakes? Looking into the past is like looking into the future, it’ll happen again. History is about who we are, how we were moulded into the way we are now. It’s not a load of dates, although 1856 Bessamer Steel Converter still sticks there. There’s a rich social history about our past that always fascinates me.

4) What job did you want when you were younger, and do you have that job now/still want to do it?

I wanted to be a librarian… yeah real nerdy stuff but it was all those books. Imagine being able to go to work each day and be surrounded by so many books. It would be heavenly and you even get paid for it … Now I’m a designer, a writer (yeah for myself) and a computer geek. I love the things I do but I’d like to teach, just got to get rid of the anxiety first…

5) What is your favourite book to film adaptation?

Films are never as good as books, they just couldn’t be. A book takes hours to read, a film way less. You can’t scrunch so much into a little space, not even with the TARDIS. I’m constantly disappointed with films of books I’ve read. In a book it’s your imagination that creates the scenes. In a film it’s the directors. I’ll take mine any day. The only one that came close was Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. I remember the scenes in it were just as I imagined. The Great Hall, Quidditch, the colours were all there. Apart from Peeves and the sorting hat song, it had it all.

6) Which fictional location would you most like to visit?

So, so many places I want to go to. I’d love to live at Hogwarts, go to Hogsmeade. The meal table at dinner, imagine getting loads of everything you want, endless pizza or curry. Would that be like heaven? Attending a quidditch match would be far better than the owls on a drab grey freezing cold day. Middle Earth would be great, apart from the dark places, the village looks like great living. Everyone seems happy.. The planet of the Ewoks would be a marvellous place to visit. All those trees and cuddly ewoks. Long strolls through the giant trees, obviously after the empire had been defeated… My place would be Narnia though. As a child I loved the stories of this mythical land where animals talk. It’s not a perfect world, always threats to its existence. Magic exists in it’s borders. Aslam was my favourite character, although as you grow older he’s slightly tarnished by the god thing. I always try to get there. There’s so many wardrobes in the world that one must lead there. IKEA watch out, I’ll try every wardrobe, just in case.

7) Who is/are your favourite blogger/s?

To be honest I don’t follow many bloggers out right. I’ll look at a few non-league football ones (Two men in search of the perfect game is a good one). They tend to be better than higher leagues. I look at a lot of recipe ones, particularly Jack Monroe’s, life of a bootstrap ones and Vegetarian Indian sites. I’ll find quite a few blogs on Twitter that I’ll follow for a while. I follow a few of friends ones like @lilyAnnaWrites. I will try more to read blogs during the next year. Any suggestions will be welcome 🙂

8) Why did you start blogging?

I started because my dad encouraged me from a young age to put things down. It’s a great way to release your feeling and opinions instead of just ranting at your friends. Someday I get so wound up I want to vent. That releases the tension better than exploding at my family and friends.

9) What’s the funniest thing someone has ever said to you?

I’ve been dreading this one as I’m not sure. I can’t think of anything witty that anyone said to me. Am I that boring or just not interesting?

10) What’s the most random fact you know?

Random facts? Carrots used to be purple, hippos milk is pink are two I can think of. My mind deserts me at the moment. Sheffield Wednesday used to be cricket team that played on a Wednesday because it was early closing day and the members worked in shops. The Humber isn’t a river but an estuary. Now just saying things that come into my head.

11) Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 yet?

Small steps. I’m taking small steps this year, not planning anything large. I want to read and write more but no targets.


Thanks Lily, that was fun …

So as I don’t know any bloggers personally, please feel free to do this anyone who cares.

Questions are:

  1. Hedgehog or porcupine?
  2. What is your favourite book and why?
  3. One meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  4. Which decade would you love to live in, and why?
  5. What’s your favourite kind of music?
  6. What literary work (book or comic etc) best describes your personality and why?
  7. Do you believe in the afterlife? Explain why?
  8. What frightens you the most and why?
  9. Favourite day of the week and why?
  10. Which of the seven dwarfs is you favourite and why?
  11. Santa or the Easter Bunny?


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