Friday, 23 October 2015

Sunshine Award!

Hi everyone!

The amazing Jodie from Lupey Loops blog nominated us for a Sunshine Award!! Thank you so much to Jodie for the nomination - we are honoured to think that our little blog brings you happiness :) Michelle was lucky enough to meet Jodie on her trip to Adelaide in May this year. We love reading Jodie's blog - it is informative and entertaining, and we particularly love all the links to further reading! 

The rules of the Sunshine Award are:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate a few other bloggers.
  4. Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
  5. Notify the bloggers on their blog.
  6. Put the award button on your blog.

The questions Jodie asked us were:

  • What energises you?
  • What is your favourite season?
  • What is your proudest moment?
  • What gets you through hard times?
  • When was the last time you laughed so hard, it hurt?

  • And here are our answers!

    What energises you?

    Doing things! I absolutely love doing things, and it makes me feel so much better about the world. When I'm feeling fatigued and awful, often the best thing I can do is get up, have a shower, get dressed and go do something, even if it's just replying to some emails or some easy crochet. Of course, with the CFS doing things is sometimes the absolute worst thing to do; but when I was on graded activity therapy, I just about went insane with boredom and misery because my optimum activity level was... not doing much at all. I choose to take the low points, so that I can have the high points as well :)

    Well, it depends. If fatigue hits me, I usually have to take a quick nap. On other days, it is doing things I love and getting engrossed in them. Oh and I recently took up running which seems to give me boosts of energy. I never thought myself as as runner (in fact I hated it) but I am really getting used to it and it brings so much joy to spent the time outside. Unfortunately I am down with a cold at the moment, so I can't run and I am surprised how much I miss it!

    What is your favourite season?


    Winter! I love the cold, and the things that come with it - hot chocolate, warm blankets, snuggly doonas, being inside... Winter is the best!

    Eh, good question? I probably depends on the time of the year really but I think I am incredible fond of autumn with all the changing colors, the storms and the cozy nights. I do like all the other seasons as well though. I love spring for the boost of green and all the flowers, I love summer for the lovely long evenings and I love winter for it brings the christmas season and snow. 

    What is your proudest moment?

    This is a really hard question to answer. I think possibly when I won two ribbons at the Sydney Royal Easter Show this year, and my mum said to me that my nan (who passed away a few years ago, and was a brilliant crafty artist) would have been really proud of what I'd made :) 

    I agree with Mich - a rather hard question to answer and one I am not sure of. There are lots of small moments, I like to remember. Like finished a crochet item, graduating from uni, mastering a new dish... 

    What gets you through hard times?


    My friends and family, and list making. I know that last one sounds silly, but when life is careening out of control, and everything seems like it's out to get me, just sitting down and writing a list helps me organise my thoughts, and tackle the problems :)

    Family and friends as well - talking to them, hugging them and so on. And time for myself with either sports or crochet. My bf calls it my crochet bubble. 

    When was the last time you laughed so hard, it hurt?


    Er, I do this all the time. At least I have wicked abs under all my belly padding, right? We do try to get people who come to the Melbourne Comedy Festival with us at Easter to get some stomach training in before the funnies begin - first aid hasn't been required yet, but it's been a close call a few times.

    Last night I thought? We were watching some tv show, I enjoyed. I love to laugh, it is such a good time to spent one's time. And I agree with Michelle - the Comedy Festival is awesome. I hope I get to go again one day and see Adam Hills on stage again!


    We nominate the following two bloggers for the Sunshine Award, who bring joy, sunshine and inspiration into our lives:

    - Wool and Cats - It is such a wonderful blog about yarn-y life in France. The Friday pictures always bring a smile to my face. They are so special and well taken. It really shows that Geraldine has an eye for the importance of small things. Oh and of course her cats are such beauties!!

    - WoollyBlueBells - Reading Helen's blog posts is always a treat, along with the wonderful pictures from her life in England (and her travels). She and her husband owns a delightful little caravan and I love reading about their trips. She recently finished her phd and I hope she finds a job which will bring sunshine into her life every day!

    And our questions for them are (stealing some of Jodie's questions):

    - What is your favorite season and why?
    - Which person(s) bring happiness into your life?
    - What is (one of) your happiest memory?
    - What makes you smile?
    - What is the most important thing in your life?


    1. Congrats on your award, you have a great blog both of you and I'm sure many would agree with Jodie that you bring sunshine with your posts :-)

    2. Congratulations on getting this award. It was interesting to read your answers.

    3. Congratulations! Its nice to learn a bit more about you.

    4. Thank you so much for your kind referral and for participating in the Sunshine Award. I appreciate your feedback very much and enjoyed reading your answers.
      I empathise with you both about doing thing and not being able to do all the things when one wants to do them. Running is an amazing achievement. It is so cool that it helps you, Anne.
      I love autumn because there is still a bit of warmth in the sun but winter would be my second favourite season. Summer has hit today and it doesn't agree with me.
      I like how crochet figures in your formulae for feeling good too.
      Thanks again for answering my questions. xxx