So clearly it wasn’t funny enough to award me, by far the most negative person I know, with something called a sunshine award, but to do it twice. However this does make me LOL so let’s get right to it.
I was nominated by the lovely Ruth who definitely deserves to be called a ray of sunshine. She is lovely and supportive, as well as really funny. You should definitely go check her blog out right now! Don’t even finish reading this post, just go.
The rules are:
- Thank the blogger/bloggers that nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
- Nominate the 11 blogs that you wish to receive this award and write them 11 questions to answer.
- List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/blog.
Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?
‘Go-getters don’t cry’ is one post that holds a special place in the piece of coal that is my heart. I’ve written a lot about sensitive topics like being suicidal and self-harm but turning my gaze to the time before I got ill and how my own behaviour affected how things turned out is not an easy thing to do.
Are you heading off on any holidays this year? If so, where?
I’m going to visit my parents at Hanko in Finland’s western coast in a couple of weeks’ time but it’s not really a ‘let’s book a hotel and visit a place’ type of holiday. But I get to cuddle my cats and dogs and take walks on the beach with them, so I’m definitely not complaining!
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!
I have two cats and two dogs. They’re all living with my parents. I grew up in a house filled with cats, at most we had five. Natural selection has narrowed them down to two: Marsa who is a regular house cat and Sissi the Siamese, aka Sauna Cat. The reason she holds the name is because she resides in the sauna, both in my parents’ current flat and in my childhood home. She actually hasn’t left the sauna in about ten years. She’s a little weirdo, who doesn’t allow us to use the sauna as it’s her home. My mum says she is going to be the only thing I’ll inherit because the cat is going to outlive both of them.
The two dogs are called Nipsu and Ninni. Nipsu is a chihuahua and the love of my life. He’s the only one of our pets who isn’t a rescue animal. We originally got him as my puppy, who I was supposed to take to UK with but that’s not happening since my parents love him to bits. Still he never gets as excited about seeing anyone but me. He’s a coward who is scared of hares and swans and waves. He however did chase a butterfly the other day! Ninni the Pomeranian is the newest addition to the family, and she chases everything from hares to deer. I don’t know what she’d do if she ever caught them, probably just wag her tail. She’s a rescue dog from Spain and just wants to be everybody’s friend. I imagine her saying ‘holaa!! 8D’ continuously in her little head.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
The town I was born in was an absolute shithole but it had a brilliant library with wonderful staff. My mum would make me go to library after school where she would pick me up after she’d finish work. I made friends with the staff, and I was allowed to go sit in the library bus when it wasn’t in use. Reading in the buss alone, surrounded by hundreds of books, was an absolute heaven.
I also made friends with this lovely woman who was in charge of the children’s section of the library. My family moved away when I was about twelve, and I went to visit the town and the library before I left to study abroad. I happened to meet up with her three days before she was due to take retirement. It was very emotional for both of us.
Do you have a favourite album? If yes, what is it?
No, I only usually like only one or two songs by an artist or a band, never a whole album.
If you could have any superpower for 24 hours, which one would you pick?
I would love to be a mind-reader but not for longer than 24 hours, couldn’t handle it longer than that.
What’s something you wish more people knew about you?
That I’m not just ‘that girl who moved to the UK and is now a reporter.’ Me being foreign is just one aspect of me but people get caught up in it and it both annoys me and hurts my feelings when people are surprised when I know words like ‘bin.’ I’ve lived here for six years, of course I know what a bin is.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
I really genuinely enjoy trashy things, so they’re not really a guilty pleasure. I feel no guilt, I just enjoy them. But I know that my affection for magazines like Take a break and programs like Love Island would definitely be considered as guilty pleasures by other people.
What are you looking forward to right now?
Feeling better and making a complete recovery.
What’s your favourite thing to drink?
I love to drink coke, it’s like my only vice. I don’t drink, smoke or use drugs so I allow myself to have a can of coke when I fancy one. As vices go it’s not too bad, I could be shooting up heroin to my eyeball.
You’re going to be stuck on a desert island for a month, what’s ONE thing you can’t live without?
My laptop. I wouldn’t really need the internet but I’d have to have Word so I could write stuff down. I can’t exist without writing stuff and I would definitely lose the plot if I was not allowed to write. In hospital I’d use a notebook but since this only allows one thing it has to be a laptop. Otherwise I’d be stuck on a desert island with a blank notebook and no pen.
My questions are:
- What is your party trick?
- If you could play any instrument in the world, what would it be?
- What would your perfect house look like?
- Your dream job?
- An embarrassing thing you did as a child?
- What would be one piece of advice you’d give to your teenage self if you had the chance?
- Describe your blog in one sentence.
- Describe yourself in one sentence.
- What are you scared of?
- Tea or coffee?
- What three words would your mates use to describe you?
Again, my nominees don’t have to feel like they need to post! Just showing some love to their wonderful blogs ❤