There’s me, just minding my own business on a Friday when a little Twitter notification pops up. Yoohoo!
Ross has tagged you in the Sunshine Blogger Award!
Fridays don’t get much better than that. Being acknowledged for the hard work I’m putting into my blog feels just like when you dip a chocolate biscuit into tea and get the soak level just perfect. Or buttery-marmite crumpets. Just lovely.
I’m a little late posting as I’ve been absolutely manic working and preparing to move house. I’m sure most of you feel my pain of living in packing hell. I pack a box, then spend an hour looking for something. Which is, inevitably, in the packed box.
Ross is pretty much like me – just a human wiggling their way through the world, one tweet at a time. He’s honest, funny, thoughtful and his writing reads like a dream. He covers everything from equality for women’s boobs to nerdy guy stuff about comic book movies. There’s very few male bloggers in the sphere and it’s lovely to see one who has a diverse range of interests. He’s also great at showing his personality in his writing!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog;
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you;
- Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award and ask them 11 new questions; and
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog site.
Here’s Ross’ questions and my honest answers
If you could see any Band or Musician that has sadly passed away who would you see?
This would 100% be Whitney Houston, in her golden days. Or Amy Winehouse. (75% Whitney though). Both these women were phenomenal singers and performers. They also put on a show day in, day out, whilst struggling with a lot of internal problems. Something most of us can relate to. Plus, I love a good singalong!
What are your thoughts on Avocados?
I bloody love avocados but it’s so hard to get the perfect level of ripeness. I know that’s the most first worldly middle-class issue to have. It’s still an issue, though. Perfect in a sandwich on crusty bread. Yum.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People with no manners. Using manners doesn’t cost a thing. Not using them can cost you a lot.
Would you rather have no hands or no feet?
No feet, definitely. You can do almost anything with your hands. Imagine trying to brush your teeth with your feet. I’m just not that flexible.
We are going to form a band, what position would take?
Front and centre. Honestly, I’m large and in charge. If I wasn’t in the actual band, I’d definitely be the manager.
What is the most influential quote you have in memory?
“Those who matter don’t mind. Those who mind don’t matter”. Don’t worry about everyone’s opinions of you. The people whose opinions matter will support you. Those people who don’t aren’t worth your time.
Which is scarier, Space or the Depths of the Ocean, and why?
The Ocean! As far as we know, there’s nothing out in Space waiting to gobble you up with gnarly teeth.
What are your thoughts on the scandalous “Reality” TV shows, such as MADE IN blah blah or Real Housewives of who knows-where?
Honestly, I used to be a big fan of the older reality shows. The Girls of The Playboy Mansion was my life when I was at uni. Now, I think it’s a bunch of garbage. It’s all staged. People are very quick to ditch their morals or dignity in favour of 3 column inches on the DailyFail website.
Morecambe and Wise or Two Ronnie’s?
Ronnies! I still think they’re hilarious, even if it is in that cringey grandad way.
If you could hang out with any Kids TV Character from your childhood who would it be?
Rosie and / or Jim. I’d happily spend my days chugging along on the old Ragdoll boat.
What Animal would you be most excited to see at the Zoo?
HEFALUMPS. Elephants are my favourite animals on the planet by far. I’ve been lucky enough to visit two sanctuaries in my time. I’ve spent hours up close and personal, plodding along. It’s the best feeling.
Honestly Holly’s Sunshine Blogger Award Questions
- Sunshine or snow?
- How do you feel about gin?
- Was Salem in Sabrina the Teenage Witch the best character ever?
- Do you ever read any news publications in actual print form anymore?
- Why do you blog?
- Should the Kardashians be put in the bin?
- What 1 sentence would you say to Donald Trump?
- Do you feel bad about how much plastic you use?
- Do you exercise as much as you should?
- What’s your favourite drink?
- What takes up too much of your time?
Honestly Holly’s Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations
Mia over at Blog, Mia, Blog. She’s honest, kind and loyal!
Melissa at Geek Magnifique. Mel and I were in the same English class at school. I’m in awe of where she’s gone with her writing and has even written her own book!
Louise who runs My 3 And Me. She’s a blogger who writes about being a mum and a whole host of other things, including her Tracks of My Years series of guest posts, which is just brilliant.
Hannah at As Seen in SW16. She writes about living and loving in London. She also has one of the best jobs ever!
Emma Rollason who blogs about beauty, fashion and lifestyle in a refreshingly honest way.
Chealsea who writes over on That Skint Gal. She’s sweet, funny and her pictures are great!
This babe on Love You and Them. She writes as fast as I think and everything is pink!
Jackie at Fashion Fairytale. She’s a plus-size fashion blogger who lives life and its prettiness more than me.
Antoria at Finding Satori who writes on mindfulness, self love and gratitude in a really calming way.
Katie who blogs about books on A Novel Idea. She writes on all genres of books, as well as other lifestyle topics.
Rosie who’s just started Indie Shropshire who writes about local events, lifestyle and wedding planning!
Make sure you all follow each others’ socials and get to know each other. Let’s keep this community building!