Sunshine Blogger Award # 9, 10 & 11

I was working at this nomination from Gauri and it took me so long that in the meantime Iโ€™ve received a second and a third nomination ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜†

Oh Ribana…you are so slow with these awards…

Gauri, Ms Eager Beaver from nominated me first and then Marge from then Hope fromย for the Sunshine blogger award.

Iโ€™m really grateful! I thank you very very much to all of you for thinking of me!ย 

Ms Eager Beaver defines herself as a crazy workaholic who likes to be honest and live the life to the fullest.ย When you are a little bit down and you need a smile or a good laugh go visit Ms Eager Beaver.ย 

Marge is a Personal Fitness Life Strength Trainer, Powerlifter, proud member of Powerlifting Australia, cancer survivor and motivator. Too much for a women? No way! Go and visit her blog and youโ€™ll see that sheโ€™s more than that!ย 

Hope is from Ohio and she has two adorable multipoo puppies, isnโ€™t it this wonderful? If you are looking for inspiration visit Hopeโ€™s blog and youโ€™ll not leave empty handed.


The Sunshine Blogger Awardย is peers recognition award for bloggers who inspire readers by promoting positivity and bringing joy.


  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Gauri’s questions:

  1. Whatโ€™s your dream travel destination? – difficult to choose only one as I love to travel and I like sea, mountain, city, countryside…everything ๐Ÿ˜Š
  2. Your ideal vacation? – 2-3 days of new discoveries, learning a little bit of history (that I did not like when I was in school) and then followed by one week by the sea, simply doing nothing except enjoying nature ๐Ÿ˜Š
  3. If you had the opportunity to demolish any stereotype (only one), which one would that be? – culture stereotype. Iโ€™m from Romania and unfortunately there are quite a few Romanians around the world doing bad things, especially in Italy there they are seen as thefts and not recommended people. And of course Italian will consider all Romanian as being like that…I think this is happening with all nationalities but however I was quite bothered of this. Luckily my Italian family โ€œadoptedโ€ me and considered me as part of their family without any issues but still others are not so fortunate…
  4. Whatโ€™s the most judgmental statement that you have ever heard? – I think nowadays people are too judgmental with everything. They judge every single thing. I think these kind of people have too much spare time in their life. I will never waste my time in judging anything….who am I to judge? And why do I need to do it? It is affecting my life? Oh no…if everybody would stop being so judgmental the world would be better.ย 
  5. Romantic comedies or suspense thrillers? – well I think both ๐Ÿ˜Š
  6. What was your favorite age growing up? – until 6 years old ๐Ÿ˜Š
  7. What do you value the most in friendship? – sincerity
  8. On what topic or topics, you would never make jokes? – health, it is very important for everyone.
  9. How do you deal with negative emotions? – thinking at good things that I like and at my dreams. It cheers me up!ย 
  10. What makes you feel most accomplished? – that I had the gut at one moment in my life to say NO to my old life and YES to the change. I couldnโ€™t be more prouder!ย 
  11. What was the last thing you read digital or in print? – Iโ€™m still reading it โ€œLa pergamena del tempioโ€ it is a digital print in Italian since tomorrow I have my exam for Italian language ๐Ÿ˜‰

Margeโ€™s questions:

  1. How would you describe yourself? – a simple and honest person that tries to enjoy life๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. If you woudnโ€™t be who you are, who would you be? – definitely a dog ๐Ÿ•ย 
  3. If you would have a power to change the World what would you change – every single part of this world has its potential and its resources but unfortunately who guides this world doesnโ€™t seems to care and force people to do what they donโ€™t want or they donโ€™t like. For example are parts of the world were people are very good in tourism, spoiling and entertaining the visitors, but they are forced to work in factories…I would like to give the opportunity to everyone to do what they like and love and what they are good in doing, Iโ€™m sure this world would be a better world.ย 
  4. Something about you that your close friends or relatives donโ€™t know. (I guess it is secret, but anywayโ€ฆ) – not sure…I donโ€™t have too many friends or relatives and they know pretty much everything about me…so that they can stay away from me or from doing the things that I donโ€™t like๐Ÿ˜Š
  5. Three types of food you never ate but would like to try?๐Ÿ˜‹ – Iโ€™ve tried pretty much everything that I wanted too…traveling it gives you the opportunity to discover a lot of new foods…๐Ÿ˜Š Of course Iโ€™m not aware of a lot of cuisines all around the world and I hope one day when Iโ€™ll be able to travel more Iโ€™ll discover them ๐Ÿ˜Š And just today I’ve found out from Huguette about the makdous, pickledย baby aubergines filled with walnut, garlic, peppers, definitely I would like to try it ๐Ÿ˜‹
  6. Three types of foods you will never ever ever try? No freaking way!!! – worms ๐Ÿ›ย , oysters and bugs ๐Ÿœย 
  7. How you censoring what you really think or feel?๐Ÿค” – Iโ€™m not very good at it. Iโ€™m a very direct person and if I have to say something I say it in the face and I do have some problems with this because people most of the time donโ€™t appreciate it ๐Ÿคช
  8. If you could change one thing in your life, what would you change and why?๐Ÿค” – nothing…I think I am who I am today because of everything that happened in my life so far.
  9. What are your plans when you will get old like grandma or grandpa? – I hope Iโ€™ll have my cottage by the sea by that time and Iโ€™ll just enjoy life, gardening, cooking and surrounded by my hubby and at least 3 dogs ๐Ÿ•ย 
  10. Whatโ€™s wrong but sounds and feels right?ย –ย Eating pasta and pizza daily ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. If you were moving to different country forever, but should only pack one bag, what would you pack? ) ๐Ÿงฐ – my wallet with my credit cards and my passport ๐Ÿ˜Š for the rest I can buy anything that I needย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hopeโ€™s questions:

  1. Who inspires you most in your life? What traits do you admire about them? – nature is a wonderful inspiration for me and of course my hubby which is a very loyal and positive person.
  2. Why is blogging important to you? – I blog because I want to bring a little bit of sunshine in everybodyโ€™s life ๐ŸŒž
  3. What is your favorite type of sky? – blue sky with wonderful white little clouds…same sky that I saw in Cambodia…Iโ€™ve never saw such a blue sky anywhere else…stunning ๐Ÿ˜Š
  4. What do you hope to get out of blogging? – Iโ€™m already grateful being part of this community. Iโ€™ve meet even if not in person yet, beautiful and amazing people!
  5. Do you have any hobbies (besides blogging)? – enjoying nature, traveling, reading, cooking are only a few ๐Ÿ˜Š
  6. Favorite place you have traveled or wish to travel to? And why? – I loved every place where Iโ€™ve travelled! Each travel means for me a new experience from which I learn new things, new cultures, new foods, new habits and traditions. Where I wish to travel? Everywhere ๐Ÿ˜Š
  7. What is the most valuable thing youโ€™ve learned throughout your life? – that life is only one and today Iโ€™m here but tomorrow or even in the next minute Iโ€™m not sure…so I need to live it at the fullest, I need to enjoy every moment as will never come back!
  8. Sweet or sour? And why? – sometimes Iโ€™m craving for sweet but most of the time sour… I like it most…
  9. Weirdest, craziest, or just most interesting dream you have ever had!? – that I live in hotel ๐Ÿ˜Š and it was a recurring dream…not bad actually ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. What is your #1 goal in life? – for now my cottage by the sea ๐Ÿ˜‰
  11. Are you satisfied with where you are in life right now? – yes but thereโ€™s room for improvement ๐Ÿ˜Š

My questions:

  1. Is the sunshine affecting your mood?
  2. Can you be called sunshine?
  3. What brings you joy and happiness in your life?
  4. Are you happy?
  5. Would you change something in your life?
  6. If you could choose to live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?ย 
  7. Do you like your job?
  8. If your boss would offer you a job in a different country, would you accept it?
  9. How important is for you to be honest?
  10. When was the last time youโ€™ve cooked at home?
  11. Are you pursuing your dreams?ย 

My nominees:


As usual no obligations but please don’t ignore it.

I have put the full website address instead of writing the name of the blog and I think every nominee should receive an automatic pingback, am I right? Who knows, your advise will be very much appreciated!

Thank you all for your support and I’m always very grateful to be part of this community ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒท


50 thoughts

  1. Congratulations on your awards, Ribana! Just curious, what dog would you be? ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you so much for giving me Sunshine! ๐Ÿ˜€ xo

    1. Thank you very much for reading Mel ๐Ÿ˜Š My pleasure ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ You are a sunshine ๐ŸŒž Oh well, I think a Jack Russell ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Jack russell is so cheerful and active, pretty much like you isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. First things first, congratulations Ribana๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒบ another well deserved award, actually I got that wrong, a well deserved three awards.๐Ÿ˜ฎYour on a roll๐Ÿ˜‰and also I would like to thank you for the support you have shown my blog, it’s very much appreciated, you truly are the best.๐Ÿค— Lyndsey.

      1. It’s my pleasureโคand I certainly will๐Ÿ˜Thank you so much!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™

  3. Wonderful answers!! I can see you devoted much though to this <3 loved all your answers,
    and that sky view is absolutely amazing, the architecture is just WOW! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ ๐Ÿ™‚

    All good wishes, Hope <3

  4. Oh my goodness, you got a lot at once, CONGRATULATIONS you deserve them all. Your post and words of encouragement are sunshine every time I click on to them to read, thank you for that. And thank you so much for the nomination as well. I LOVE that Shirley Temple thank you, she is adorable and I watched her shows growing up. I still have some old VHS tapes of Shirley Temple shows that my kids watched when they were little. So cute that you would be a dog, aren’t they the best? I love all those critters out there. Have a beautiful week filled with blue skies, tiny puffy clouds and lots of sunshine.

    1. Thank you very much for your kind words! Iโ€™m so glad I can bring a little bit of sunshine in your day ๐ŸŒžI love Shirley Temple too…I used to watch all her movies when I was a kid…she was too cute ๐Ÿ’• The golden curls ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰ Dogs for me are the best ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ• Enjoy the nomination and have a lovely and happy day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒท

  5. Congratulations, Ribana on your awards ๐ŸŒธ That must have taken you a while to answer 33 questions LOL

    I think youโ€™re right – they should receive a ping back. ๐ŸŒธ

    1. Thank you very much Hilary ๐Ÿ˜Š oh yes, Iโ€™m quite slow ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคช I hope theyโ€™ll receive the pingback ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wish you a lovely day ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ

      1. Last night I didnโ€™t have time to message people to let them know I nominated them. Turns out a bunch of ppl got the message anyways. For now on I wonโ€™t be writing on peopleโ€™s walls to leave spam-worthy links ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  6. Thatโ€™s amazing answers! Now I see that we are pretty much alike. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š so many I would answer like you did! No oysters and bugs for me too!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    1. Thank you Marge! Iโ€™m glad you like it ๐Ÿ˜Š Is wonderful to discover persons which are alike and have things in common ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒž Iโ€™m really thankful for this ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

      1. Me too Ribana! I am so grateful that my subconscious mind work is producing the results, because this is one of the many topics I am working on – meet more like minded and happy people. โœ…๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

  7. Hi Popsiclesociety,
    The good news is that, a person who gets nominated is already a winner. Whether you get the trophy or not,you are acknowledge by your peers.
    Congrats ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘!

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