The Sunshine Blogger Award

A few days ago, I was very kindly nominated for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ by @Retrospectblog (I will leave her blog at the bottom of the post). Essentially, this is a really cool tag and – if you have seen my YouTube channel – you’ll know that I am a huge fan of tags. I think they are such a fun and different way to get to know bloggers/YouTubers. So, when I was nominated for this, I knew instantly that I would love to give it a go. Thank you to @Retrospectblog for tagging me! I will the rules to the tag below so that you know what it is all about.



Rules:
The Sunshine Blogger Award recognises bloggers for their hard work and being a source of inspiration to others and is voted on by fellow bloggers. In addition, there a few rules for nomination:

· Thank the blogger and link their blog to your post
· Display the Sunshine Blogger logo on the post
· List the rules in the blog post
· Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger that nominated you
· Nominate 11 other bloggers for the award and provide 11 questions for them to answer

So, without further ado, here are the questions I have been asked to answer.

1. What made you start blogging?
I had always wanted to start blogging ever since I found out about this online world. I first came across blogs through Zoe Sugg, and ever since then I have loved all things blogs and all things YouTube. I knew at some point I wanted to start both, so this year I took a gap year and set about it. I am so happy I did because I love every single aspect of it!

2. If you could go to one place in the world, where would you go? 
This is a great question, it is also a difficult one to answer haha because there are so many places I would love to visit and so many I would love to revisit. In terms of places I want to revisit, it always will be Ireland. I would love to explore more of Ireland, I have family over there and whenever I go I absolutely love being there – it is one place where I just feel completely chilled. In terms of a place I would love to visit for the first time, it is a tie between New Zealand or Canada.

3. What one thing can’t you leave the house without? 
At the moment it might have to be my vlogging camera because I am doing Vlogtober this year. But normally it would be my phone because I like to make sure I can get in touch with anyone at all times and that anyone can get in touch with me. But also, I like to have my phone to take pictures.

4. What’s your dream job? 
Now, I know this is going to doing very ‘2018’, but I would love to be a content creator and that to be my career. This is only because it is the first thing I have done as a hobby that I am really passionate about and absolutely love, and so if that were to be my career I know I would love it in the same way.

5. What is your favourite animal? 
I would have to say dogs. I have always had dogs in my family growing up and currently have 3: Gem, Lottie and Stanley. I don’t think I’ve ever not had a dog, and so I would have to say dogs are my favourite animal.

6. What is your favourite type of sweet? 
Another great question. my favourite sweets are for sure Haribo Giant Strawberries – I absolutely love them – or pencils (I think that’s what they’re called haha).

7. Favourite hobby? 
THIS. Like I have said this is the first hobby I have ever had where I love all parts of it. I feel like it’s a real passion of mine and I feel so fortunate to have found something that I love to do so much. So, I would definitely say my favourite hobby is blogging and YouTube-ing.

8. What’s your favourite TV show, book, movie, or video game? 
I will go one by one to answer this question. 

· TV show
It is very difficult to pick just one, but at the moment I am loving; Power, Gilmore Girls, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Killing Eve

· Book
Well, as I speak, this evening I am going to attend ‘An Evening With Zoella’, for her book ‘Cordially Invited’. This is the book I am most excited about at the moment, so I would have to say ‘Cordially Invited’ by Zoe Sugg.

· Movie
I have done a blog post all about my favourite movies – I will leave the post here:

· Video game
I don’t play any video games, so can’t say I have a favourite haha!

9. What’s your favourite type of food? 
I have an ideal meal of starter, main and dessert that I would always choose if I could:
Starter – Prawn Toast and soya source
Main – Salmon Tagliatelle
Dessert – a crumble (of any kind haha)

10. What’s your favourite kind of blog post to write? 
I love to write all blogs posts to be honest haha. I really enjoy tag posts like this one, and I also like to write posts that are more honest. For example, my ‘Pre-University Nerves’ post or any kind of life updates, I love to write. My favourite blog post that I have written is probably ‘My Thank You Letter to Zoella’, because I really meant every word and it was nice to have a space to thank someone who I have looked up to for a long time.

11. What advice would you give to a newbie blogger? 
My top piece of advice would be write about what you love, don’t put too much pressure on yourself and don’t be afraid to start and tell people about it. Just go for it and be proud and happy that you’ve found something you absolutely love to do. 


Now comes the part of the tag where I tag people to do this blog post. So, with that being said, here they are:

· Estelle @JeSeraiReine
· Sinead @sineadkathryn
· Emily @_emycatmuir
· Meg @The_WriteBlog
· Kylie @ConfidentlyK
· Kelly @kellyprincew
· Lucy @LucyMaryTaylor
· Maria @mariajblogs
· Kayleigh @KayleighAWright
· Evie @EvieBraithwaite
· Jodie @jodie_melissa_

And here are the questions I would love you to answer…

1. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
2. What is your goal this month?
3. Where is your ‘blogging space’ – i.e. where do you most love to write posts?
4. How would you spend a perfect day?
5. What TV show are you loving at the moment?
6. Who inspires you (either in life or in the blogging community)?
7. Do you have a favourite quote? If so, what is it?
8. What is the most important thing you have learnt since starting a blog?
9. How has your blog changed since it began?
10. Where is your favourite place to be?
11. What do you hope people take from reading your blog?


Please let me know when you answer the questions! I would love to hear people’s responses to these.
So, that’s it for today’s blog post. I have really enjoyed this tag, so thanks again to @Retrospectblog for tagging me to do it.

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