Heyyy everyone how’s it going?? I hope you’re all keeping well. The change of the season is definitely happening and I am certainly celebrating winter’s farewell! I can finally wear t-shirts again and leave the house without wearing a hundred layers, plus all the plants springing back to life is a gorgeous sight. Except now I’m in England where the weather is thankfully still nice and hot but I’m awaiting a return of the cold … How are you enjoying the seasonal change?
Anywho, I am back with part three of this incredible (and very long I am so so sorry) blogging awards post. After this, I think I am all caught up on awards (if however you’ve nominated me for an award and I haven’t answered your questions in one of the three parts by now please leave me a note in the comments section so I can get to it! I promise I haven’t forgotten I may have just missed it). Thank you, once again, to all the amazing bloggers who have nominated me for these awards. It has truly made me so so happy because I never thought I’d ever be nominated for so many awards. THANK YOU ALL SO SO SO MUCH!!!!
Now, because I know this is going to be a long post, enough of my rambling and let’s get cracking shall we?
The Sunshine Blogger Award
I want to say the biggest thank you to one of my dearest blogging friends Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life. She is literally a ray of sunshine and is always so kind, encouraging and supporting so Anjali, thank you from the bottom of my heart for nominating me for this award!! She has a fantastic lifestyle blog and if you don’t already follow her, I highly recommend you do – you can check out her blog here so please go give it some love.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked 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 in your post and/or on your blog
Questions from Anjali, Chasing the Maximum Life
What has been your biggest struggle when it comes to blogging?
I think one of the biggest struggles is finding enough time for all the aspects of blogging (writing posts, editing, networking, reading other blogger’s posts) when life gets busy because as much as I love blogging it does take time that is sometimes hard to find.
What’s the title of the current chapter of your life?
It’s the start of something new
What’s your favourite life hack?
Walk away. Whether you’re angry, frustrated, upset or just feeling unproductive, walking away from the situation allows you to cool off, get some space and also some time to think about things and get insight. That way, you don’t snap at someone unintentionally or you can come back to the situation in a calm, rational state of mind and when you do that you can often solve the problem a lot faster.
Road trip or scenic train ride?
Road trip. Definitely. I have a special memory attached to road trips because we used to do them to visit my grandparents at the coast and my dad, brother/boyfriend and I have done quite a few and it’s just so peaceful (plus you can stop ‘whenever’ you want which is great).
Most uplifting song according to you?
This is me from The Greatest Showman
Favourite social media platform? Why?
I think I’d have to say Pinterest – I don’t use it as much as I probably should but it is just such a fun, easy to navigate platform and you can use it for just about anything. I always consult Pinterest for inspiration, tips, and to find fun projects plus you can also just scroll through images that make you happy (baby animals, or just fluffy puppies in my case).
What is the one thing you want to do in the future?
Publish a novel. It’s probably my biggest dream.
What has made you happy recently?
Hmm I’ve been really stressed recently but I guess I’d say something that’s made me really happy was going on a date with my boyfriend and just getting to enjoy a braai with my parents, brothers and boyfriend.
What is the scariest thing you have done?
Swimming with sharks. Everyone said that they are harmless but just the idea of swimming with them was still so terrifying plus when you’re in the sea you are by far the slowest thing there so I am always very humbled by the ocean and swimming with those sharkies was definitely terrifying.
If you could get a paid three-day break from the hustle and bustle of life, where would you spend your vacation?
Probably some tropical island like the Maldives. I could sit under a palm tree and read a book while enjoying the sound of the ocean or swim in those beautiful blue waves. Ahhhhh sounds like absolute heaven.
What is the one thing you love about yourself?
I guess I’d have to say I love my optimism as I always try to see the best in people and hope for the best and it can be very reassuring to think like that.
The Great Achiever “महासिद्धी” Blogger Award
Next, I want to thank Anjali again from Chasing the Maximum Life for this second nomination. She is such a phenomenal friend, and talented blogger, so be sure to check out her blog here. Also, Thank you so much for Kamal for creating the GREAT ACHIEVER “महासिद्धी” BLOGGER AWARD to help promote peace and help for the environment.
- Thank the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog
- Make a post of the award with the statement of CONCEPT AND PEACE & SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT and above. And tag your post with the #greatachiever
- Mention the rules and regulations
- Ask 7 questions of your choice. One of the last questions must include “PEACE” and one for “SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT”
- Nominate at least 7 other blogger or more (up to 21 bloggers) and notify them
- Follow @kamalsbloggingcafe (http://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com) to secure certification as a badge to get a chance of collecting a badge of GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD FOR PEACE AND SAVE ENVIRONMENT
To receive the badge, read the instructions on http://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/award and move down to know the details of the Shining Star Award.
Questions from Anjali, Chasing the Maximum Life
How can you explain peace?
That’s a very good question. I’d say peace is when everything is tranquil and free from violence or unpleasant disturbances. Peace can be relative though as everyone finds peace in different ways but I think at the end of the day peace is when everyone can coexist in a positive, tranquil way and where there is no violence or danger.
How aware are you about the three R’s? Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
I’d say I’m pretty aware of them. Sadly recycling is quite hard to do where I live because of the systems in place but I always try to anyway and me and my whole family are very big on trying to reuse/upcycle what we can and reduce our carbon footprint/plastic use as much as possible.
Do you prefer: Peace with poverty or violence with richness around?
Peace with poverty. No amount of richness is worth any sort of violence.
What is the most important – outer or inner beauty?
Inner beauty because someone can look beautiful but be mean and have a horrible personality so I’d far rather interact with someone who is beautiful on the inside. Looks can only take you so far before true colours (inner beauty/ugliness) are revealed.
What do you think is more important, a former education or super education skills?
I think that all education is important and have value because all different forms help you learn and grow in different ways. However, I do think that super education skills can sometimes be more valuable because they give you more real-world skills and insight as opposed to the type of specific, contextual learning you do in school.
Have you helped someone recently?
Yes I helped someone carry their bags.
If you were given a choice to opt between lots of money or lots of peace, which one will you choose and why?
I’d choose peace because all the money in the world won’t create the same happiness that peace will. If there is no more violence, and people are peaceful and willing to just have rational, mature conversations with each other and act with kindness, I have no doubt the world will already be a much richer place.
Thanks once again to Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life for nominating me for not one but two awards!! She is just beyond a doubt amazing so if you aren’t following her blog, don’t forget to do so by clicking here.
The Mystery Blogger Award
Last but certainly not least, I want to say a big thank you to Addie from Life in Pajamas for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger award. Addie is so sweet and has a really fun lifestyle blog (plus the name of her blog is just too cute for words, and such a mood) so be sure to pop over and check out her blog here.
1. Put the award logo on your blog
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
3. Mention the creator of the award
4. Answer the questions you were asked
5. Tell the readers three things about you
6. Nominate 10-20 bloggers
7. Notify the bloggers (tell them you nominated them) by commenting on one of their posts
8. Ask your nominees five questions with one weird or funny one
9. Share a link to your best posts
Another very special thank you has to go out to the creator of this award. Thank you so much Okoto Enigma for creating this award and creating this fantastic opportunity for so many bloggers to have their work recognized and for them to connect and make more friends!! Be sure to check out her blog too: https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/
3 things about me
- My favourite genre to read and watch is corny romantic fiction
- I can’t eat soft serve ice cream (it makes me cough, which is very bad in the current climate)
- I love pineapple on pizza (don’t you judge me I know there are lots of people who also love it)
Questions from Addie, Life in Pajamas
When is your birthday? Most precious gift that you would cherish lifelong?
My birthday is in the middle of October, when spring is meant to be in full bloom in South Africa. My most precious gift is a tough one … It is a very close call between my childhood teddy bear, my cat (he’s turning 10 this year), my saxophone or my lucky cat (which was a gift from my grandmother and she gives me new batteries for him whenever she thinks I need some luck.)
Which supernatural powers would you choose – being invisible or to read other’s minds?
I’ve always thought being able to read people’s minds would be really interesting so I’d go with that one.
Your favourite author? Why?
I hate these favourite questions because I hate picking favourites (I like lots for different reasons) but at the moment my favourite author is Lisa Brown Roberts.
How many awards have you been nominated for?
I am so grateful to have been nominated for over 20 blogging awards. So many wonderful bloggers have nominated me in the last two months that I’m honestly not sure how many it is right now but I’m super thankful for each and every one of them (including this one). Xxx
Name a place you want to visit again
If I say anywhere does that count?? Jokes aside though, I would really love to go to Italy again, probably Sicily or the Amalfi coast? It’s so beautiful and picturesque plus the food is mind blowingly amazing.
Nominees and questions
So I’ve been nominating various people for these different awards across my awards post but now I’d like to leave an open nomination for all three of these awards. Every single blogger out there deserves recognition for the hard work and passion they pour into their blogs so if you feel any of these awards are something you’d like to take part in, please leave a comment and consider yourself nominated!! Also, I’d like to pass on the same questions for each award that were posed to me.
And that draws this incredibly long series to an end. Once again, thank you so much to Anjali and Addie for nominating me for the awards in this post, and another thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who have nominated me and tagged me in various awards and tags!! I love all of you and you make blogging the highlight of my week. I’m definitely going to try and catch up on tags and the remainder of awards this week so forgive me in advance if I spam your notifications. I’ll see you all soon (and also thank you to everyone who gave me feedback from my last post. If you missed out on that you can still do so here.)
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Blondey on a Mission xxx