I was planning this week on doing a post about my progress on my cosplay for MCM, but as per usual my planned timescale for getting that done has gone to crap. I’m in major con crunch and haven’t had the time to stop and take photos. Instead, I thought I’d share a fun post since I’ve been tagged on Twitter in this, and it just looks like a lovely and positive thing to take part in.
I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Ami at UndercoverSuperhero. She runs a wonderful blog full of positivity and inspiring real life stories. You can find her at https://undercoversuperhero2.home.blog/ to check out her beautiful work.
The rules are as follows:
- Thank the person who nominated you and don’t forget to link back to their site
- Answer the 11 questions asked by your nominators
- Nominate at least 11 more bloggers for the award
- Write 11 new, creative questions for your nominees to answer
- Notify your nominees via social media or by commenting on their blog
- Lastly, List the rules and display The SunShine Blogger Award logo on your site or in your post
Questions from Ami
Who is your favourite superhero or supervillain and why?
I don’t know if I would necessarily call him a supervillain, because I am always able to see the good in bad boys, but I’d say Loki is entirely my favourite. Especially in the MCU interpretation of him, I like how complex he is and that he is shown to be an incredibly flawed, human character despite him and Thor constantly being referred to as Gods. I love his dark humour, sarcasm and mischief. It also helps that he’s incredibly pleasant to look at, I’ll admit.
If you could create a colour, what colours would be combined? And what would it be called?
I feel like I am incredibly unqualified for this question haha! I would combine green and gold and call it Loki. I know, unoriginal.
What are you hoping to achieve with your blog?
For me, I consider my blog a place to share whats on my mind. I would like to create a safe space for others to come and find honest discussion. I aim to be a voice that is open about my flaws, issues and failures, as I feel there are too many voices out there perpetuating the fake lifestyle on social media, and it’s damaging to many people, but especially young people. I’d like to discuss general life events and feelings honestly, and give readers a place to come and see that they’re completely normal. I also love to give information that is helpful, which is exactly why I write about such a variety of topics. If I feel I have something useful, I’m always inclined to share it.
What is your favourite movie quote?
I’ve found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said “Journeys end in lovers meeting.” What an extraordinary thought. Personally, I have not experienced anything remotely close to that, but I am more than willing to believe Shakespeare had. I suppose I think about love more than anyone really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter and define our lives. It was Shakespeare who also said “love is blind”. Now that is something I know to be true. For some quite inexplicably, love fades; for others love is simply lost. But then of course love can also be found, even if just for the night. And then, there’s another kind of love: the cruelest kind. The one that almost kills its victims. It’s called unrequited love. Of that I am an expert. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space! Yes, you are looking at one such individual. And I have willingly loved that man for over three miserable years! The absolute worst years of my life! The worst Christmas’, the worst Birthday’s, New Years Eve’s brought in by tears and valium. These years that I have been in love have been the darkest days of my life. All because I’ve been cursed by being in love with a man who does not and will not love me back. Oh god, just the sight of him! Heart pounding! Throat thickening! Absolutely can’t swallow! All the usual symptoms. – Iris, The Holiday (I know that’s incredibly long for a quote, but I just think it’s such beautiful writing and I felt so connected to the feeling. I’ve always loved it.)
What is the one joke that you cannot tell without laughing so hard?
I don’t know any good jokes, I know I’m rubbish! I can instead share a couple of my dad’s most used “dad jokes” that I hear on a regular basis.
Two snowmen are standing in a field. One looks at the other and says “can you smell carrots?”
I tried tapdancing once. I was rubbish, I kept falling in the sink.
What is something beautiful you see everyday?
I love the view from my new office. There’s some houses but it’s mostly just trees and I’m not used to seeing so much greenery. Helps that it’s on the third floor.
If a genie appeared, what would be your 3 wishes?
- I wish all of my family & loved ones would have enough money and good health to live a long, wealthy, happy life.
- I wish there was no more poverty or hunger.
- I wish for an end to all hate and evil.
What is your favourite type of weather and why?
Okay, so you know when it’s just starting to be Summer. If you’re in England like me you’re probably saying no, because Summer is a rarity here. When it’s just getting warm, and you can wear skirts/dresses/shorts but you still take a hoodie. It’s sunny, but not boiling and you’re just comfortable in any outfit. That’s the one.
What was your favourite sweets/candy when you were younger?
Pick n mix
Favourite game at the amusements/arcade?
House of the dead/dance mats. Which is hilarious because they so don’t match haha.
Favourite social media platform?
Instagram/Pinterest. So much inspiration there!
Claire-Anne – Brodie Creations
Charlotte – The Outspoken Blonde
Kayla – That Kayla Girl
Lucy Mary – Lucy Mary
Jamie – Jamie Lee Jenkins
Brogan – Brogan Tate
Jasmine – Thoughts From Jasmine
Helen – Helen Anderson
Ell – Ellduclos
Taiwo – A Lifestyle Nerd
Ashley – Pieces of Ashley
Questions from me
If you ever did cosplay, who would you cosplay as?
What’s one thing you consider “weird” about you?
What’s your favourite movie genre?
What’s your favourite Christmas tradition from your family?
If you could travel anywhere, unlimited budget, where would you go?
Who is your favourite fashion inspiration?
What is your dream wedding theme?
Who is your favourite Disney “prince”? (We’ll say prince because I count all the leading men in the princess movies, not just the ones who were actual royalty!)
What is your favourite Disney song?
What’s your favourite feature about your best friend?
What’s your favourite thing about where you live that makes it home?