Sunshine Blogger Award #3

The Sunshine Blogger Award

This past November, I was honored to be nominated for my 3rd Sunshine Blogger Award by Nina of She writes about a variety of topics, but much of her content focuses on travel or the outdoors. Please check out her original Sunshine Blogger Award post here.

Sunshine Blogger Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate (at least) 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions

Nina’s Questions

1. What is your favorite season and why? Nothing beats New England in the Fall. The air becomes crisp, the leaves change color, and the air is filled with the scent of apples, bonfires, and freshly fallen trees.

Fall in New England

2.Β  When did you learn to drive? In high school! πŸ™‚

3.Β  What is your favorite book and why? This is so hard because I love reading. However, the Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is one of my all-time favorites.

Coffee shops like Cafe Nero a favorite for blog writing & planning
Coffee shops like Caffe Nero a favorite for blog writing & planning

4.Β  How long have you been blogging for? I’ve been blogging on-and-off since 2018, but consistently on The Newbury Girl since February 2018.

5. Do you prefer tea or coffee or neither? Iced coffee – all year round! I’ve never been a big tea drinker, but I wish I liked it more.

6. How many siblings do you have? One older sibling.

7. Where do you live? In the northeast, united states. I love getting to experience all four seasons to the fullest extent and although sometimes too blunt, I love how direct New Englanders’ can be.

8. What is your favorite place you have visited? Sydney, Australia. Not only was the weather beautiful, but everyone I met was friendly and I loved the laidback daily culture.

Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia

9. When is your next holiday and where? I’m hoping that my next trip will be in Toronto, Canada. I’ve never been there (or anywhere in Canada) before. Every photo of the city looks stunning I’ve seen looks stunning.

However, since that trip is still pending, I’ll mention my last trip, New York. I’m always visiting New York City since so many of my friends are there. Also, there is always something to do and something interesting to see no matter whatΒ boroughΒ you’re exploring..

The Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum

10. Are you a savory or sweet person? Sweet for sure – I am a chocolate fiend.

11. What is a random fact about you that few people know? When I was a kid, read the first Harry Potter novel from front-to-back within a matter of 4.5 hours.

My Sunshine Blogger Award Questions

  1. What is your biggest blogger goal for 2019?
  2. What is the best advice you received as a blogger?
  3. What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
  4. What was your least favorite song from 2018?
  5. Who was the first artist/musician you saw in concert?
  6. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  7. Pick one: Netflix, Hulu, or HBO?
  8. Pick one: Snapchat, Instagram, or Twitter?
  9. If you could wake up tomorrow speaking another language, what would it be?
  10. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or living, who would it be?
  11. Share your favorite post from 2018. Why is this your favorite?

My Sunshine Blogger Award Nominees

  1. Christine @ Glamour With Christine
  2. Janja @ Seeking Wonderful
  3. Kate @ Katedaysaweek
  4. Charlotte @ Multibendy Beauty
  5. Natalie @ A Mother’s Trend
  6. Beth Anne @ My Name is Beth Anne
  7. Felecia @ Felecia Monique
  8. Girl on The Fly @ A Girl Catching Flights
  9. Linda @ Rocking the Spectrum
  10. Andrea @ Perks of Being Different
  11. Rosie @ Books and Stuff

I know that not all of you will do this tag, but I hope that this post brightens up your day. Happy Blogging!

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Did you enjoy my third Sunshine Blogger Award Post? Check out my first Sunshine Blogger Award or second Sunshine Blogger Award.

I know that not all of you will do this tag, but I hope that this post brightens up your day. Happy Blogging!

28 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award #3

  1. Hi dear
    Thank you for the tag.
    And congrats on the Sunshine Blogger Award. Just read your post and challenge accepted.

    I am ridiculously in live with the photo from the museum – I wish I could see that artwork with my own eyes.

    And it seems like if I ever get the courage to travel all the way to America New Englands the place to go. I appreciate bluntness – it saves this lil’ aspie mind from a lot of wondering if people are serious or not or if there are messages hidden between the lines (I can’t read people that well).

    Have a lovely day❀️❀️

    1. Thanks, Molly! <3 And you are the lucky one!!!! Everyday I wake up wishing that I still lived in Australia lol. πŸ˜€ I am dying to go back, but it is just so expensive. Next time I go though, I want to visit more of Western Australia (but also spend more time in Melbourne). <3

      1. Hahaha I guess people always want what they don’t have! Ahhh yes Western Australia is beautiful, I’ve only been there once but they easily have the most beautiful beaches in the whole country! Melbournes pretty cool too but I guess I’m biased there! πŸ’–

    2. PS – I haven’t forgotten about the “Getting to Know You” tag post that you tagged me in last fall! I’m still working my way through all my tag posts, but I’m hoping this post will go up at the end of this month!! lol <3

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! <3 Do you have any recommendations for things to do in Toronto??

      And I'm so biased towards New England, so I highly recommend a visit – especially if you like colonial history. πŸ™‚

      1. I would do some kind of culinary tour, honestly! I was impressed by the French cuisine. You already have more eclectic food where you live, so this may not impress you as much as it did me. I was in grad school the last time I went and we rented a car and went to Niagara for one day and loved that. Gambling, the falls, etc. We had fun shopping. We went to some art museums. Now that I think about it, we didn’t get around enough in the city to completely explore. We were there for a conference. But I loved everything I saw, and I remember taking note that I would definitely return.

  2. Congrats on getting this award! It’s always such a fun post to read. I’d love to visit New York one day, and also I can totally understand why you love Sydney! It’s such a nice city, and you’re right, the people are really laid back and friendly there. I got obsessed with watching Bondi Rescue a few years ago and really fell in love with the Aussie accent (although, as a Kiwi, I will probably be laughed at for that). I’d love to also go to New England. I much prefer it when people are blunt and to the point!

    1. Thanks girl! <3 I have to confess, it is still hard for me to really differentiate between the Aussie and Kiwi accents (assuming this could be similar to how some people have trouble hearing a difference between American and Canadian accents), but I love both!!!! Everything sounds so much nicer.

      I'm glad that our bluntness seems appealing ahah! πŸ˜€

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