I was nominated by the lovely Olivia to complete this tag - I love things like this! It's great to get to know people and discover other bloggers in the sphere, so I hope you enjoy reading and that you check out the wonderful people I've nominated below! 

Sunshine Blogger Awards Rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post and / or blog!


1. Which blogger(s) inspires you?
At the moment I am really loving Victoria from InTheFrow and Carrie from Wish Wish Wish as I think their posts are always so well thought through and their photography is insane! I also really love Where's Mollie as she gives allll the travel inspo and now I really want to book an Australia trip! I've also loved Brogan Tate for years, and I always watch her vlogs. Hannah Gale is also amazing, and I love her style of writing - it sounds a bit like me in real life!

2. Why did you first get into blogging?
I started blogging in April 2016, as I was unemployed and struggling a bit with my mental health, and I wanted something fun and creative to do. Blogging ended up being the solution as I was reading so many blogs and following YouTubers and I've always loved writing from a young age!

3. Which is your most favourite blog post that you've written and why?
I'm actually really proud of my post about why you should hire someone with a mental illness, as it's something personal to me and I've found it hard at work because of my mental health. It reminds me of what I can offer and puts a positive light on mental health at work. Apart from that, I like my guide to Mykonos as I love the pictures and it reminds me of a great trip!

4. Where do you find inspiration for blog posts?
I love reading other blogs and getting other peoples' views and insights on things, but I also keep a list on my phone for ideas when they happen to pop into my head! Sometimes even articles I read in magazines can trigger some inspo so I like having somewhere accessible to jot them down before I forget. I like writing seasonal posts for that time of year too, so I try to write out a load of ideas in advance if I can! 

5. How do you see your blog developing in the future?
Honestly, I have no idea! I'm really enjoying doing it as a hobby and getting to know and meet new people, so I hope that at least continues! I'd like to keep working on my photography skills as I really love it, and also to write more lifestyle posts, so that's something I'm keeping in mind.

6. What is your favourite takeaway order?
Pizza! If we're being specific, Domino's pizza with a double decadence base...yuuuummm.

7. If it was ethically and morally possible to have any animal in the world as your pet, what would you have?
I mean, if I'm being *adventurous*, I'd totally have a pet dolphin. I've loved dolphins since I was little, and feeding some in Florida was a highlight! To be honest though, I just reeeeeally want a dachshund. They're so adorable and cute and sweet and their little legs...I need one!

8. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
I like the fact that I'm getting stronger in myself and I'm starting to voice when I'm unhappy about something. That, or when I can decide to let go of something that no longer makes me happy. It's taken me so long to get to this point, so the fact I'm starting to do this is big progress which I'm proud of!

9. Which TV character do you relate to?
Right now I've been binge-watching Friends, and I feel very much like the earlier seasons Rachel, when she doesn't know what's happening with her life or where she's going, but she's just gonna give it a go. Feel like I'm at that point too at the mo.

10. What is one goal that you would like to complete this year?
I really want to get a tattoo or get a second ear piercing. I've wanted both for years but never got round to either, so this year will be different!

11. Tell me three random facts about yourself!
I'm a twin, I can make one eye look in another direction from the other, and my name means 'drunk' in Irish. Fun fun!

I'm nominating:

1. Jodie from The Little Backpacker
2. Jessica from Journeys With Jessica
3. Grace from Grace Believed
4. Rob from Rob Talks Mental Health
5. Zoe from I Believe in Romeo
6. Mira from 113 Things To Say
7. Jemma from Dorkface (also check out her Etsy store too, she's so talented!)
8. Mel from Geek Magnifique
9. Lauren from Lauren Evie
10. Abbi from Abbi Louise Allen
11.  Zoe from No Light Without Darkness

If you've already completed this tag, or you don't feel up to it, not to worry! :)
Here are my questions:

1. If there was one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what do you think it should be?
2. What do you think is the most important quality in a friend?
3. What are your self-care tips?
4. What's your favourite film?
5. Tell me one goal you'd like to achieve in your lifetime.
6. If you could meet one blogger/YouTuber/influencer, who would it be?
7. If you could tell your 12-year old self anything, what would it be?
8. What's one book you would recommend to everyone?
9. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
10. What's one thing you've done that you're most proud of?
11. Where do you stand on the whole pineapple on pizza debate?

Thanks so much Olivia for nominating me - this was so fun! I hope everyone enjoys having a read and checking out the amazing people I've nominated, as well as Olivia herself (I love her blog)!

M x