Sunshine Bloggers Award Nomination!

What a way to stat the weekend with this nomination! Thank you to my fellow blogger Breakup, Makeup, Wakeup for this, it has truly blown me away.

Very blessed and humbled to be nominated, especially given that my blog is still brewing 😉 My understanding is that this Award is awarded to Bloggers by Bloggers all over the globe to help promote and encourage us to keep on going and put ourselves out there – no easy task! So, I take a bow for my nomination and thank everyone who has supported me with The Tea Chest Blog thus far.

So Thankful ♥

1 Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site. 2    List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site. 3                 Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions. 4                    Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. 5                    Notify the nominees of their nominations.

Breakup, Makeup, Wakeup’s Questions:

1        Which do you think is your best Blog-post and why?   Breath and Embrace Your Tea I enjoyed researching it, rediscovering how tea makes me feel and reminding myself to take some time for myself. I feel it resonated with my audience too.
If you let me know I’ll read/comment on it if I haven’t already.  Perhaps everyone I have nominated could do likewise, just to give all these amazing bloggers listed here an additional bit of support.
2        Which is the worst Blog-post you have written and why?   Hmm probably some of my earlier ones, Whats Your Poison…. I was so excited to start blogging that I didn’t really impress myself or probably my readers. I didn’t evolve any comments, just left it hanging. Have learnt so much from other bloggers and love getting feedback.
Again if you let me know I’ll give it a read and comment…and don’t be offended if I agree with you!
3        With the exception of ‘death’ cause that’s a forgone conclusion for everybody and everybody’s loved one…name one thing that has happened in your life that you wish you could change, and why. I wish I had been braver in my youth/adulthood. I had a dream to pursue a particular career and I listened to people who didn’t have my best interests at front of mind and I was quite easily influenced back then. I have no regrets and have learnt a lot from experiences both good and bad. I have a saying “that I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for my past”; I truly believe this ♥
4        If you were given a million quid/dollars etc and you had to spend it within 72 hours what would you do with it and why? Easy…pay our mortgages, set up our children, help our families out, buy a yacht and sail the world.
5        If you could change something about yourself (a certain character trait/something about your looks/a mannerism etc) what would that thing be? Hahaha I have one of ‘those’ faces where you know exactly what I am thinking and feeling. I have been told I should never play poker! Would love to be a little less obvious.
6        If you knew now what you knew now when you were 16, how do you think your life would have been different. I would have followed my dream career, trusted my instincts more but I still would have made all the same decisions when it came to love and life.
7        Excluding children (cause I don’t have any so I can’t join in and I know many of you will choose these(!)), what’s been your biggest life achievement? Being happy and independent.
8        Let’s go all ‘Desert Island Discs’ for a moment – actually, let’s rip it right off.  Give me your five favourite songs and if they provoke memories, let’s hear the memory! Ugh just 5? I love music and have a varied love for it but if I have to pick just 5…Under the Bridge (RHCP), Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton), Babooshka (Kate Bush), Blue Ain’t Your Colour (Keith Urban) and Desert Rose (Sting).
9        What/who (famous person or otherwise) makes you laugh hysterically? My daughters make me laugh and smile so much. Both have a great sense of humor ♥ Famous person would be Michael McIntyre or Robin Williams.
10   If you could re-live one day in your life, which day would it be and why?  Oh boy, when you get to my age there are a few days I could re-live and do things a bit differently but mostly appreciate all the more knowing now what I didn’t know then. If I had to choose just one day it would be the last time I had lunch with my ‘Big Bro’, I would have told him how much he meant to me… 😦
11   Is there anything I can do today to help you to promote your Blog?   You my dear are an amazing, super supportive, helpful and faithful blogging buddy and I love that we have connected ♥


  • Your blog name – how did you chose this? Link it in here ♥
  • How did you start blogging? What was the turning point that went from idea to lets do this?
  • What do you use for motivation?
  • Who inspires you? Can be famous or someone within your clan.
  • If you could have any kind of super power what would it be and why?
  • How many different platforms do you use for your Blog? Link them here ♥
  • If you could have a conversation with anyone who would it be and why?
  • Best travel experience ever?
  • Favourite drink? If you drink tea – what is your preferred brew?
  • What is your favourite movie of all time? How many times have you watched it?
  • What is your main goal when it comes to your blog?


♥ My supportive and funny buddy Breakup, Make Up, Wake Up http://Breakup,Make Up, Wake Up Thank you so much for all you are and all you do ♥ ♥ Leanne who I find completely honest and raw and has so much to offer ♥Ashley Marie from the Epic Bloggers Group which has just started up and is a great place to just say it how it is and bounce ideas off each other – keep up the great work! ♥Ashley Marie also has the fabulous Blog The Irish Twin’s Momma which is a fun, honest and interesting read ♥Marian from Just Muddling Through Life I really enjoy your fresh writing style, lovely way to relax with a cuppa. ♥Wanda aka as The Broke Hockey Mom telling it like it is (@BrokeHockey) ♥Kat Fenton author of Kitty Kats Crazy About Books Blog Full on book reviews and amazing graphics, oh and fellow Kiwi – that has to count for extra points 😉 ♥ Traveling Our World with CK, beautifully informative and such great photos would make anyone want to take off and embrace the wanderlust. ♥Diary of a Travel Family fun and informative real life adventures of a family traveling. ♥ Lee Silsby from EarningsPortal is a true testament to loyal follower and supporter of other bloggers. ♥Phill Slater A Not so Secret Diary flipping hilarious and one of my favs to read over.

All of you are inspirational in your own unique ways and I am loving this journey that we are all on.


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