Sunshine Blogger Award

Wow, a blog award… I’m pretty sure it’s been literally years since I last did one of these! I was nominated by the lovely Chomeuse with a Chou – if you don’t know her blog definitely go and read it. She’s an amazing writer!

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The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community. As always, there are rules.

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to the blog.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Link up there ^)

2. Answer 11 questions that the Blogger asked you.
See below.

3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the awards and write them 11 questions.
Also below.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine blogger award logo in your post on your blog.
Done and done πŸ™‚

  1. Why did you start your blog?
    Short answer: to clear my mind of all my random thoughts (see tagline). Slightly longer answer: My first blog was an MSN space (later MSN Live Space) that came with my e-mail address. I started using it out of curiosity, having no real idea what it was. Later, I used it to blog during my time in Austria, as a way to keep friends in the loop about what was happening over there. I started this blog shortly after I moved back to Germany. I was bored, basically friendless and my boyfriend was busy writing his Diplom (German version a Master’s) thesis, so I started a new blog to keep myself occupied and get my thoughts out of my brain.
  2. What are your favourite things to do (when you aren’t blogging, of course)?
    Read, obviously. If you’ve read even one post on this blog you’ll probably know that πŸ˜‰ Other than that cross stitch, travel and eat.
  3. If you could only visit one place, where would you go?
    Japan – assuming this means visit one place on holiday and not if you choose anywhere other than “home” you never get to go and see your family ever again πŸ˜‰
  4. Do you have a favourite post from your blog?
    Ooh, umm.. difficult one. I enjoyed writing this one:
  5. What is your favourite book? (If it is far too difficult to choose, who is your favourite author?)
    Do you really think favourite author is any easier than favourite book? Both faaar too difficult! If forced to choose I would say Terry Pratchett (with massive apologies to Stephen King, Joanne Harris, Michael Bond and Agatha Christie!). Book is literally impossible.
  6. What are your goals for your blog?
    I don’t have any really. Just to keep going with it for as long as it makes me happy.
  7. Which three possessions would you grab in the event of fire?
    Nick (my stuffed mouse who I’ve had since I was born – you can see him at the end of this post, although these days he no longer lives in the bed due to a hole that I’m afraid might grow), my passport, and the only photo of my step-mum I own.
  8. Do you live in the town or country where you were born?
    If you’ve read even one word of my blog you should know the answer to that πŸ˜‰ No, no I don’t.
  9. Do you have any unusual phobias?
    I don’t like ironing because I’m afraid of burning either myself or the clothes. SO pretty much I have a phobia of the iron (as opposed to iron the metal). Is that unusual enough?
  10. Do you speak another language?
    German. Plus the tiniest bit of Spanish.
  11. If you could chat to any person in history (real or literary) who would you choose?
    If we’re talking famous people, Beatrix Potter. Otherwise my Ukrainian great grandmother.

Here are my questions:

  1. What is the best book you’ve read so far in 2018?
  2. If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be? (In this imaginary scenario you have the perfect conditions to keep it happy and healthy and there is no danger of being eaten)
  3. What food could you happily eat every day?
  4. What is your favourite thing about the place you live?
  5. Where were you born?
  6. Are you eating or drinking anything right now?
  7. What is one talent you wish you had?
  8. Do you have a favourite board game?
  9. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
  10. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  11. If you won a large sum of money, what’s the first thing you would do?

Now to nominate people. Feel free to not do it and please don’t hate me πŸ˜‰

Kristen from See You in a Porridge

Shazza from Sunshine and Celandines

Audrey from Life as Louise

Dubliner in Deutschland

Elaine from I Used to Be Indecisive

Beth from Ami in Schwabenland

Heather from Heather goes Deutsch

Jessica from Ever the Crafter

Steven from Sunshine. Whimsy. Tacos.

Lyndsay from Our Girl in Zurich (who is currently away on an adventure in South America, but will hopefully answer my questions on her return after Easter)

Sorry, that’s only ten. Everyone else I can think of us has been nominated already or doesn’t really read my blog. If you made it this far, I hope you enjoyed this little insight into me!


15 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. Thanks for the tag! And also, omg, I have an irrational fear of irons too! Even when they aren’t on I avoid them because what if they had been on recently? Haha

  2. Thanks for answering and for the undeserved compliment πŸ™‚ I realise that some of my questions may not have been entirely imaginative or appropriate to find out more about you but I was feeling dazed after getting that far and had started to lose momentum! I wouldn’t be able to choose just one author either, but the great Terry pratchett is a very good choice πŸ™‚ I’ve always wanted to go to Japan too. Ukrainian ancestry sounds fascinating, have you visited Ukraine?

    1. Thinking of questions is really difficult. I can’t say mine are particularly interesting πŸ˜‰

      I am still sad that Terry Pratchett is gone. There will never be anyone else like him.

      I have never been to Ukraine, although I am in touch with my mum’s Ukrainian cousin. It was originally on my 35 before 35 list, but I changed that item when things started getting bad there. I would still love to go and my granddad came from near Lviv, so the opposite end of the country from all the fighting.

  3. Nooooooooooooooo, where did my comment from yesterday go?!?!?!?! I enjoyed reading this!!!! I WELL understand your ironing phobia! When I was a kid at school, I was TERRIFIED of anything that might burn me so I HATED CDT and Science because of glue guns, soldering irons and bunsen burners! I did not touch a single one of them the entire 5 years I was there!

    1. Whaat? You commented already? I shall see if I can track it down.

      I’m impressed that you got away with not touching those things for 5 whole years! In CDT I was more worried about slicing my fingers off on the jigsaw thingy.

  4. I love that you tagged me! I love doing these things πŸ™‚
    I HATE ironing. I’m not afraid of it, but I really do’t enjoy it. Lol. If K wants his dress shirts ironed he knows he has to do it himself.
    Why Beatrix Potter? I’m just curious. Also, have you seen the new Peter Rabbit? I LOVED it!
    I have my own version of Nick, too! And I’d grab him in a fire! My bunny named Bunny. Lol

  5. Aw, thanks for the tag! Though not sure who’s left to tag, I think you covered all the people I regularly read already, lol.

    I’d love to meet Beatrix Potter, given the chance, but I do think I’d be disappointed if she wasn’t just trailing adorable woodland creatures, ala Snow White (or any other Disney princess, really). πŸ™‚
    Ironing isn’t really a phobia for me but definitely something I find pointless and refuse to do. Take me slightly wrinkled, or not at all, haha.

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