Guess who has been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award?! Haaaaaaaaaa! It’s me!!!!!!! I’m so excited about this!!!! (Ok… Oops, I should maybe calm down a bit with the “!!!!!!!”…).
Sorry, I’m just really happy and immensely flattered right now, as this was a huge surprise and a very unexpected nomination. My favorite tweet of the week! Great way to start the week!
I’ve been nominated by the lovely @AimsysAntics on Twitter in the last few days but I saw it this morning only as I was busy with the visit of my boyfriend’s parents this weekend (their first time in London! No pressure… ).
You can find her blog Aimsy Antics here. She is writing about travels, lifestyle and food & recipes. Check it out!
Thank you so much for the nomination Aimsy! It was a huge and great surprise and an honor!
Sunshine blogger award: What is it and what are the rules?
For those who don’t know much about the Sunshine Blogger award, here is a bit of insight:
The Sunshine Blogger award is an award for bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity. The bloggers get nominated by other bloggers who find their blog inspiring. In other words, it’s another little ray of sunshine in this lovely blogging community! I love this award as it also helps to spread some happiness, motivate and reward bloggers for their hard work.
The Sunshine blogger award also has rules. I put them in a nice and shareable picture for you! Check it out below:
Answering the questions I’ve been sent for the Sunshine Blogger Award
And now, time to answer each and every question Aimsy Antics prepared for her nominees! You’ll find the questions and my answers below. Happy reading!!
1. What is your favourite part of being a blogger/blogging?
I have 2 favorite parts in blogging: the creation part and the part where you connect with people.
Writing, taking pictures, making videos, etc is a lot of fun to me. I feel like I’m finally using my creative mind the way I want. Just being able to use your imagination, use your creativity and use your ideas & vision to develop a work (YOUR work, in other words, your blog) from scratch is a great feeling. This is also something you can be proud of! People should never forget this!
What I also love is connecting with people. You can do so much with your content! You can make someone smile, you can help someone to solve a problem they might have, you can motivate people and so much more! It’s also a great way to meet other bloggers and connect and interact with them! The blogging community is the most supportive and engaging community I’ve seen so far!
2. Do you have any other hobbies (apart from blogging?)
Yes, I have quite a lot of other hobbies… (maybe even too many! haha)
One of my favorites is dancing. When I’m not blogging or working, I’m generally dancing: either teaching or enjoying myself on the dancefloor. I’m dancing mostly couple dances like Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Tango, Semba. I also know the basics of Zouk, Cha cha cha and Samba. But I also dance individual dances like Afrohouse or Modern Jazz for instance.
If I’m not dancing, then I might be drawing, cooking/baking or taking pictures somewhere. I might also be singing or playing the piano. Unfortunately, it got more difficult since I moved to London as I couldn’t take the piano with me haha
Anything creative, I say yes!
3. What is your favourite food/dish?
Hmm… Really hard question! I’m hesitating between a good Pad Thai Chicken and a Crêpes/Galettes party (salty and sweets French pancakes basically). Right now, I’m craving the Pad Thai! But anyway, that’s the wrong question for me, as I love food in general! I can’t choose haha
You can find the pancakes recipe here by the way! 😉
4. Which season is your favourite?
I would definitely go for Spring: It’s generally sunny, not too hot and not too cold, you can see flowers everywhere, everyone start to be in the good mood again with the sun coming back and the first booking for a summer holiday.
I love all seasons, to be honest, but Spring is probably my favorite (followed by Winter with hot chocolates, family reunions, the Christmas period with all the lights in the city and the Christmas market! Let’s not forget about watching a movie wrapped up in a warm cozy blanket in front of the fireplace! Bonus with the building a snowman if the snow shows up!)
5. Beach break or city break?
Beachhhhhh!!! No doubt about this! For me holidays means swimming in the sea, sunbathing on the beach, relaxing, barbecues and picnics!
6. What is your favourite music?
Ouch… Tough question… It all depends on my mood. The songs I’m listening to are all coming from very different music styles: from Pop to Opera, from Rock to Kizomba, from Bachata to Classic, sad or happy. It’s all about the song and what I feel when I listen to it rather than the style of the song itself.
I also listen to a looooot of covers on YouTube. Don’t let me start with this as I would spend hours watching videos. Currently my favorite are covers from Peter Hollens, Samantha Harvey and Nicole Cross.
7. Do you have a favourite TV show, what is it and why?
I won’t be very original here but I would probably say Game of Thrones and Teenwolf at the moment. I love fantastic TV shows with magic, dragons and supernatural things. These 2 series are gathering these elements with a touch of romance, a sense of humor and a good amount of crazy fights on top. You can not get bored watching these!
8. Do you have a favourite film, what is it and why?
I have 2 favorite movies: Karate kid (the new version with Jackie Chan) and the Greatest Showman. Karate kid is just such a beautiful movie with a great lesson to learn. I watched it more than 10 times but it still makes me cry, motivates me and moves me so much! The emotions you feel when watching it are powerful, that’s why I love it so much.
I like the Greatest Showman for almost the same reasons: it has a powerful message, it’s full of emotions with great actors/singers and I love the songs of the movies! All the songs have a strong message and powerful emotions. You wish you were there! Hypnotizing!
9. Where do you get inspiration for your blog posts from?
I generally get inspiration from my daily life. If I’m in a situation and I learn how to deal with it, I learn tips or get experience in something that I know could help someone out there, then I would share it with my readers.
10. Which social media platform do you prefer to use for promoting your blog and why?
So far both Twitter and Pinterest have been the main source of my blog traffic. I think my favorite has been Twitter as I get way more interactions with other bloggers and it’s really great to meet other bloggers.
However, my favorite social media is Instagram. I don’t use it to promote my blog, but I enjoy it a lot! I share similar content (mostly food and travels) and it’s really fun! But it’s more like a complementary channel to my blog.
11. If you could live in any era, which one would it be and why?
To be honest, I’m happy with the era I live in:
– I grew up at the same time that the development of technologies.
– Our society is getting more and more openminded about a lot of different subjects, which let place to discussions and interactions between people and also more respect and comprehension.
– It’s getting easier and easier to travel.
– Internet became more and more accessible to everyone, which helps connect people between them.
And the list goes on!
I’m definitely fine where I am and really grateful for the life I’m having!
My nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award
Now it’s time for me to pass it on! Therefore, I nominate… (Drum rolls!):
I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you already got nominated in the past! These people work hard to create great content, so go visit each of them! It’s worth it!
My questions to my Sunshine Blogger Award nominees
For my dear nominees, I prepared the following questions:
- What is your favorite animal and why?
- If you could be a superhero for one day, which one would it be and why?
- Describe your perfect day
- What is your secret talent?
- Where do you see your blog in 6 months?
- What is your top 3 travel destinations and why?
- You have friends for dinner, what do you cook? (In other words, what is your favorite dish to prepare?)
- What do you think is the top 3 tools/apps/programs bloggers should have? (Imagine you’re answering someone who just starts blogging, what do you recommend)
- Team cat or team dog?
- Do you play an instrument? (Singing counts!)
- What is your dream job?
I can’t wait to see what you answered to these questions and who are your nominees!
Once again, thank you so much to Aimsy Antics for the nomination! It’s really flattering and it was quite fun to answer all of these questions!
Have a lovely day everyone!
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