The Sunshine Blogger Award | Blogging, Fruit & All The Things I Love

It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated for yet another award, this time by Nath! I only recently discovered Nath’s blog but it’s amazing. Please do click on the link here for her writings. I’m flattered that such an awesome blogger thought of me while nominating people! Big thank you!


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your blog post.

My Answers 

Describe your blogging journey in three words:

Surprising, educational, life-changing.

Who are you outside your blog?

My two personalities don’t differ at all, although in real life I can be very irritating. I often laugh at random things and ramble on for too long about a subject no-one is interested in. I do appear quite put together on my blog, but I have so much work to do and I’m only writing this post because I was distracted from my work.

This is the header you’ll need to include if I nominate you!

Which of your posts is your favourite? Why?

In three years worth of posts, it’s pretty hard to choose. I do love my Awesome Blogger Award post because I spoke a lot about blogging and what goes on behind the scenes. The response to that post what really interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed holding conversation with my favourite bloggers.

Do you have a daily mantra? If so, what is it?

My alarm is labelled ‘today is going to be a good day’ so I say that to myself first thing. Hopefully it will come true!

I used the app Alarmy! It asks me maths questions to turn off the alarm.

What are the three things you are grateful for today?

I’m getting into a routine of listing 5 things I’m grateful for on a daily basis. It’s part of my effort to become more in touch with the Law Of Attraction but also make myself feel better. Today I’m grateful for:

  • my smallish room, that always feels cosy to work in
  • the book I bought last summer, that I am now re-reading. Past Catherine made a good choice and I’m so happy to delve into that world again.
  • my cactus, Elton, who is growing at an astonishing rate! Every time I glance over at him I smile because he’s starting to bloom little pink flowers. How adorable!

Which habit are you proud of breaking?

Up until I was 11, I was terrible and ‘stuffing’. No, this is not in reference to food. Whenever I came across something that didn’t belong, I’d stuff under my wardrobe, bed or anywhere with a gap. Now I have a more minimalist mindset, and due to owning less, I don’t have the desire to ‘stuff’. Plus, it means less to tackle when I do my quarterly sort outs.

What activity makes you lose track of time?

Blogging! Especially the Instagram aspect (thank you for 1.4K on there!). I find myself looking through stories, replying to comments and DMs and discovering new accounts for way too long. It’s not really an addictive relationship, I just love the small blogger community on there. Especially my group chat with the wonderful girlies Ava, Daisy, Grace, Millie, Libs, Sophie and Yaz! You can check out my Instagram here hehe!

Coffee or tea?

Tea all the way. I used to drink coffee at the weekend, usually a Saturday morning with mum, but that tradition no longer continues. We both prefer tea!

This tacky Kevin The Carrot mug is my favourite 😅

Netflix and chill or night out partying?

Netflix and chill (although I don’t have Netflix). I can get so wrapped up in a series I enjoy, so why would I want to leave the house? Upon Rachel’s recommendation, I’m now watching The A Word. You should totally check out Rachel’s accounts, especially her YouTube, because she has awesome videos on there.

What’s the last movie you watched?

More of a TV show kinda gal! The last film I watched was Frozen 2, probably a month ago now.

What food do you crave most often?

Strangely I’m a big fan of apples. I also love cake, any kind, but apples are sweet and refreshing. Whereas cake, if you have eaten a lot, makes you feel a bit sick. I could never be sick of apples. Who else adores fruit? Let me know in the comments!

I Nominate

If you decide to do this award: just linking my website won’t notify me! Copy and paste this link: in your post so I can see it, like and comment!

My Questions

  1. Do you have a bullet journal?
  2. What goal have you already achieved this year?
  3. How long do you spend writing blog posts per day?
  4. What does your content schedule currently look like? (including other socials like Instagram)
  5. What does your perfect morning look like?
  6. How would like to spend the next hour of your life?
  7. What 5 small things make you happy?
  8. Early bird or night owl?
  9. Next book you plan to read? 
  10. On average, how much sleep do you get per night?
  11. What are your plans for summer?

Feel free to answer any of these questions in the comments, or count yourself nominated if you want to do this award for yourself! Make sure to pingback to this post so that I can see it. Can’t wait to see what your answers look like.

The perfect apple 😍

What’s your favourite fruit? Do you find yourself craving a certain fruit sometimes?

If you’ve read the entirety of this post, first of all well done, and secondly you’ll know that I love apples and crave them constantly. I’d love to know what your favourite fruit is in the comments hehe.

catherine x



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50 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award | Blogging, Fruit & All The Things I Love

  1. Thanks so much for the tag! Love reading tags – you get to know someone so much better and it’s so interesting how you just related to the law of attraction in that answer – I’m really trying to get in to it.

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    • Cannot wait to see what your answers looks like! Awards are some of my favourites to write and read, especially because you get to know someone better. LOA is a new thing for me, but through journaling I have been bettering my understanding. Thanks for stopping by, Meg! x

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  2. Thank you so much for the nomination Catherine! It means a lot! I love these types of posts because I feel like you can really get to know the blogger you are reading! I am a lover of a kiwi! I can’t wait to answer your questions! meg x

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    • You’re very welcome, Meg! I can’t wait to see your answers. I’m so happy you got to know me a bit through this tag. There are so many more I have to write so you’re in for a treat! Mmm, I’ve not had kiwi for years. Love it though! x

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  3. I love your answers on these questions!
    I love that daily mantra of yours, it’s encouraging. I relate with the ‘instagram aspect’ too, I easily lose track of time.
    Thank you for the nomination 😊❤️

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  4. Love your answers! I can’t help but smile reading how you describe your blogging journey. Also, I love the idea of including a mantra on your alarm. I want to do that with different mantras every day. And oh, I think we’re gonna get along. 😂 I also laugh at random things and ramble about things that people don’t find interesting. 💖

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    • Aww Nath, I’m so happy to have been introduced to you! I change the mantra every now and then – it’s important to change it so it doesn’t become mundane. Hehe we’re very similar! Do you by any chance burst into song at random intervals in a conversation? Then I’ll know we’re just twins hehe x

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  5. Congrats on the well deserved award, Catherine! I’ll check out Nath’s blog in a minute but I’m curious – I’ve never heard of Alarmy, are the maths questions hard? I think I’d like to try that app. Who am I kidding… I NEED that app! 😂 xx

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    • Thanks Caz! Alamy was a recommendation from YouTuber. You can adjust the difficulty of the maths questions which is awesome! I should probably set my difficulty level higher because I tend to just answer the questions then get back into bed… oops! x

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  6. Thank you so much for the nomination!! 😄💞 Love the idea of labeling your alarm with a motivational quote! ✨ Hmmm my favourite fruit is strawberries! I tried to think of something different but all thoughts lead back to them 😂🍓 Loved learning more about you! 💕


    • Thank you very much, Zainab! Hot chocolate is a little too sickly for me, but every now and then is a good treat. Seems like we’re complete opposites when it comes to hot drinks!


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