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The Sunshine Blogger Award – again! #Blogging #Fun

I was delighted when my blogging pal, Claire from Brizzlelass Books nominated me for this award. I’ve been nominated before but I loved Claire’s questions so couldn’t resist having another go! Please take a moment to visit Brizzlelass Books as Claire’s blog is brilliant!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

Sunshine Blogger

How Does It Work

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

With the rules out of the way we can get down to the fun bit. Here are the questions Claire set for me:

You can live anywhere in the world, where do you choose?

As much as I would love to live near a sun drenched beach in Spain, or set up home in America, my heart will always belong in England, so I would happily choose to live in Cornwall.

What are you reading right now?

I’m half way through Miranda Sawyers, Out of Time. A brilliant book about midlife.

What was the last live music show you went to?

A couple of weeks ago I went to Solihull Summer Fest which is a music festival held in my home town to raise money for Help Harry Help Others. It’s the second year of the festival and I hope it runs for many more years to come. There was a real mix of artists on stage such as Lemar, Musical Youth, Gabrielle, and Peter Andre, but the one act that stole the show for me was Lulu. She was brilliant!


If you weren’t a book blogger, what would you blog about?

I already write two blogs; one is this author/book blog and the other is my personal development blog (Motivate Me), but if I didn’t write these then I’d love to write a travel blog – as long as I also got to do the travel bit so I had something to write about!

What is top of your bucket list?

To own a VW Campervan!


What is your autobiography called?

Oh, this could be fun! First title that sprung to mind was ‘Whatever!’ Apparently this is something I always say (according to my kids!).

After my illness a few years ago, which ended up with me having to close my therapy business, my dad suggested I write a sequel to my memoir ‘How I Changed My Life in a Year’ and call it ‘How I Changed My Life Back Again!’ 😉

What’s your favourite season?

I love the autumn for so many reasons. For me it represents new beginnings. Everything begins to die off and hibernate ready to renew, and the colours of the trees as the leaves turn are glorious.

Don’t even get me started on all the stationery that’s available in the shops this time of year. I’m also a huge fan of Halloween and dress my house up with loads of ghosts and ghouls.

Coffee or tea?

Tea if I’m at home, latte if I’m out and about (don’t know why I do that?)

Chocolate or wine?

I’ve been tee-total for nearly four years so it’s going to be chocolate, however, even when I was knocking back the vino I would still choose chocolate!

Walk or cycle?

Walk! My dad’s a cyclist and goes out on seventy-mile runs with his club three times a week. I can’t imagine anything worse! My bum hurts just thinking about being in the saddle for that long!

Finally, your favourite book this year?

I’m going to cheat slightly and pick one fiction and one non-fiction for this answer.

Fiction: Tipping Point by Terry Tyler. It’s the first in a post-apocalyptic series and was utterly brilliant. You can read my review HERE.

Non-fiction: Junkie Buddha by Diane Esguerra. This is a travel memoir about the author’s trip to scatter her son’s aches at Machu Picchu. Beautiful book. Read my review HERE.

That’s it! Now for my 11 nominations (there is no obligation to do this, I’m more than happy to simply share the links to some of my favourite bloggers):

Lance Greenfield Mitchell –

Gary Jefferies –

Shaun Kellett –

Donna –

Marjorie Mallon –

Gloria McBreen –

Hayley Beasley Dye –

Graeme Cumming –

Willow Willers –

Eloise De Sousa –

Matt Line-Hayward –

Here are my questions:

  1. What was your first blog post about?
  2. Do you prefer reading a paperback or eBook?
  3. Who is your favourite author at the moment?
  4. If you could be any movie character for a day, who would you be and why?
  5. Who is your favourite book villain?
  6. What’s your favourite holiday destination?
  7. If you could travel back in time, which time period would you choose?
  8. What are you currently watching on TV (Netflix, Amazon, etc) that you would recommend?
  9. If you were only allowed to use one social media platform for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
  10. What cartoon character are you most like?
  11. If you could go to dinner with any historical figure, who would you choose and why?

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22 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award – again! #Blogging #Fun”

  1. I love your answers, I forget you’ve been on a similar journey to me in terms of turning your life around and getting healthy. I didn’t realise you were tee-total as well, always good to know there is someone else out there not hitting the booze! I totally agree with you about Tipping Point it’s an excellent book.

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  2. Shelley, what a lovely surprise – I just got this in my email inbox and clicked on to read it, because I loved Claire’s post – thank you so very much, I’m bowled over that TP is your favourite book this year! And thanks too, Claire, for your kind comment, too!

    …..and, I too, Claire, am an almost non-drinker. About 5 years ago I went from being a too-much drinker to an about four times a year one. One of the best things I ever did – never would have thought it!

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    1. I’ve struggled to read fiction lately, Terry, opting for more non-fiction books. When TP came out I knew I wanted to read it because, well, it’s you…and you’re fab! But also because it’s my kind of genre! It was superb and helped me get my fiction reading muscles going again 😉

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      1. I’m delighted that I’ve got you reading again – what better cause could there be??!!

        Lindisfarne is on schedule for the end of the month, BIG cross fingers, and I’m just putting the finishing touches to the ‘Patient Zero’ short story collection (featuring Nick, the guy who first got it, and his friend Aaron who died in a fight over 3 litres of water … also the wife of the prison guard who Wedge killed, Jeff the Prepper who ran Unicorn, and others!!).

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  3. Hi Shelley thank you so much for the nomination I am really honoured. I am afraid I don’t do awards but I am grateful that you chose me as one of your 11.
    I really enjoyed your answer. Have a great week. 💗💗😉

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