sunshine blogger award | my nomination

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i was nominated by the lovely notesatdusk for a sunshine blogger award a few days ago, so as a little extra post this week, i thought i’d mix it up and answer some of the questions i was given.

and, before i forget, here are the rules:

  • thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog
  • answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you
  • nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 different questions
  • list the rules
  • display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post (feel free to use the one i made)
  • notify your nominees!

so if you’ve been picked as one of my nominees, don’t forget to write a post soon and make sure to let me know when you’ve posted so i can check them out!

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first of all, i didn’t want to start my post without a little shoutout to my nominator… i’ve been following this blog for a little while now and i’ve been loving some of her recent posts! an especial favourite is all about dissertations, which i’ll definitely be re-reading next year.



why did you start blogging?

i’ve dabbled in having blogs for years, but i was never able to keep my interest and actually want to continue posting. i finished my first year at university and decided to take the plunge of creating a blog that was going to last! while it may have had a rocky start, i pushed all of my concerns aside. i revamped the blog rather than starting afresh – again. so, after a lot of research and thinking about what i love – and what is a big part of my life – i decided on a theme of university life, hence the creation of jessicr.

what is your most vivid childhood memory?

this is going to sound really weird, but i constantly remember eating a type of ‘the simpsons’ biscuits in the shape of a squishee cup?! my brother remembers it too: they tasted of banana and were so good! but, we can’t find any evidence that they existed/existed anywhere. does anyone else remember these from their childhood, or is this just one big mandela effect…?

you’re on a plane on the way to your dream travel destination. where are you landing?

at the moment, i have a fascination with croatia. one of my favourite travel bloggers to cover the beautiful country is the blonde abroad. and, if you haven’t seen photos, go look at some to see why i love it so much! (i won’t admit that the fascination is due to my obsession with mamma mia 2…)

who is your favourite fictional character? (books, tv or film)

this is such a tough question so i’m going to have to answer it in three parts. (and, just to pre-warn, i’ll probably change my mind on these answers by next week.)

books: eleanor elephant (check out my review! shameless self promo)

tv: sherlock (i’m ashamed to admit i’ve only recently finished watching the series)

film: winnie the pooh (yes, i may have just seen christopher robin at the cinema.)

what is your favourite smell?

freshly baked chocolate brownies. but that’s probably just because if i’m smelling them, it means i’ll be eating them very soon.

if you could change your name, would you? and what would you change your name to?

i don’t think i would. even though i used to hate my name, i’ve gotten used to it now and i think it’s a part of my identity.

what is your favourite cuisine?

before i was vegetarian, definitely chinese… satay chicken, sweet n’ sour, chicken balls, you name it. now, i can’t get enough indian food. my go-to takeaway is a curry any day of the week.

if you were a crayon, what colour would you be?


what is your zodiac sign?


what are three things that make you really happy?

number one: at the risk of sounding incredibly cliché… dogs! i couldn’t count the number of times i stop for a dog i see in public.

number two: new stationary. nothing else needs to be said.

number three: photography. i’ve been dabbling with my own for years now but i especially have a love for my dad’s photos. i don’t quite understand how he does it, but some of the photos he takes are out of this world. if you’ve got a second spare, please go check some of his stuff – it would mean a lot!

how do you spend your free time?

i’d like to be able to say something like “going to the gym!”, or, “going on a run!”, but in reality i binge netflix shows and eat too much food for my own good.


my sunshine blogger nominations

aka: some of the blogs i’m loving at the moment!

gemma leanne

plottinger twist

beth rebecca



earth to connie

soph isobel

indigo violet diaries

lola vienne

rebeca elen

yes whale

(i know she’s already been nominated for a sunshine blogger award – read her post here – but i love her blog so much that she deserves a second nomination!)


my questions

  1. what is your biggest pet peeve?
  2. who would you consider to be your number one idol, and why?
  3. what’s the most annoying question people ask you?
  4. how different was your life a year ago? – is it for the good or bad?
  5. what food do you crave the most?
  6. if you could have a video of any event in your life, what would you choose?
  7. what movie/book/tv show do you know the most quotes from?
  8. name some of the things that you wish you knew before starting a blog?
  9. what is something your friends would consider ‘so you’?
  10. on your camera roll, who is the last person you took a photo of?
  11. how do you get in the way of your own success as a blogger?


(you can read notesatdusk’s nomination post here)

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