I was nominated by Mum’s Budget Beauty Blog for this fun tag and I’m happy to jump on this train.
Rules For The Sunshine Blogger Award
- 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.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your site.
Why did you start blogging?
I like to write, to communicate my ideas and useful information, to share my experiences and opinions, and connect with other people to discuss them further. I wanted to keep track of my parenting journey and a place to vent and reflect on my feelings, failures, rewards, all while sharing them with others. I found myself several times being the reader who benefited from other people’s honesty and I wanted to give back. I feel my experiences may have value for others. I also wanted to test how the blogger’s life looked like, to connect with brands and with a community of like-minded people.
What do you enjoy most about blogging?
My top favourite is that it really pushes me to reflect on certain topics. Sometime I get inspiration from my own experience, sometime from another blogger’s post or some online discussion. It gives a clearer shape to my ideas and feelings.
What do you enjoy least about blogging?
Let’s be fair, blogging is fun if someone reads what you write. Otherwise, better switch to a diary. This being said, I hate how much effort gets stolen from content creation by content promotion.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be, why, and who would you take with you?
I’m pretty happy where I am now. I’m an expat so my wish to move away is reaaaaal low. I would like to travel somewhere nice with my family.
If you won £1million what would you do with it?
Funny, I think often about this and I know the answer. I would split the money, then use one part to fund impactful charities of my choice, the other part to fund a social entrepreneurship project I often dream about (a secret, sorry :)).
Which celebrity would you most like to meet and why?
I don’t have an all time favourite. In general someone who did something truly impactful for the world. At gunpoint I would say either Malala or Pope Francis (which is ironic, I’m the most anti-Catholic Church person on the planet, yet I like the guy).
What was your favourite subject at school and why?
Mathematics. Went on and got three degrees on it. And I know that many people are now staring the screen in horror and I want to tell them that the maths taught in school are nothing like the real deal. It’s like you’ve been trained only doing stretching and never got to dance.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Pretty sure that whatever I would name here, I would anyway die on that island. Pass.
Which is your favourite blog post, and why? (feel free to post a link and share it with us)
I like this question where I get to reflect on my own greatness.
[50 minutes and plenty of arrogance later…]
I choose this post on breastfeeding, for one reason: I poured my heart in it and later one reader (now friend) told me it really helped her when she was struggling. It may not be the post with most visits or the best written, but I know for a fact it had an impact on someone and that makes it invaluable.
What is your favourite film and why?
I like many movies and I may have some favourite ones in relation to how I feel when I set to watch something. The movie I have probably watched the most number of times is What Dreams May Come. I admit I haven’t watched it in over ten years and now I’m afraid to do it again and find it is lame. Only thing I know is that movie used to make me cry for a full hour and a half. Talking of crying and a much better movie, I recommend The Elephant Man. Not for the title! The movie was directed by David Lynch and is one of the best portraits of how human beings can be cruel and noble at the same time.
Where is your favourite place to be and why?
Wherever the people who matter the most to me are.
My nominations and new questions
This was fun! Time to read the replies of some of my favourite fellow bloggers. I here summon:
Matt from Matt & Company, Daddy Poppins, Katy from KatyKicker.com, Heather from Shank You Very Much, Stefania from The Sicilian Mama, Steph from Under Our Roof, John from Dad Blog UK, Jamie from Hashtag Mom Fail, Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy, Kate from Kate on Thin Ice, Kelly from Kelly Allen Writer.
Here are my questions for you, people:
- What is one lie you told as a child and remember to tell?
- What was the most painful revelation of adulthood for you?
- What place that you visited / shortly lived in never left your heart?
- If you would have the budget, you would run and buy…?
- What is happiness for you?
- What personal achievement are you most proud of?
- What is one social cause you truly care about?
- If you could fly somewhere for 3 days, where would you head to?
- Who’s the person who taught you most about life?
- If you could magically change something in the world or your life, what would that be?
- What is your personal best quality?
I’m looking forward to reading your fantastic posts, make sure to tweet me your link.