Sunshine Blogger Award

It is always an honour to be nominated and appreciated by other bloggers and readers. I had to check a few times that it was indeed me and my blog that Stiina Marie had nominated. Thank you… it’s truly an honour. There are some rules that come with this nomination and they are the following:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

Thank you Stiina Marie– I am very grateful and it gives me a little boost to continue my posts!

  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

See below!

  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

See below!

  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

I most certainly will!

  • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

All done!

Stiina Marie has put together some great questions and I will do my outmost to respond to them below. I hope you enjoy reading them!

  • What inspires you most to write?

What inspires me the most is the interaction I get. I think my posts can come across as a little bit deep perhaps at times? I really want to inspire and make people realise to live in the here and now. I also write to remind myself at times how powerful we as individuals actually are and can be- and to find and see happiness in the small things in life.

  • How did your blog get it’s name?

Very simple… you can’t control the past, live in the now! and realise that YOU have the power to change your future.

  • Where would you travel if you could?

Very good question. I have travelled a lot in my life. Right now a place I’d love to spend 4-5 days in is Iceland. It looks like such an amazing place. One day I want to go there…

  • What languages do you speak or wish you could learn?
  • I speak Swedish, French and English fluently. I can understand Spanish, Italian, Danish, German and Norwegian. Some more, some less. I studied Japanese for a year when I was in university. A language I wish I’d invested in a bit more. I do know that the best way to actually learn a language is to live in the country for a while. One day?
    • Describe your ideal day.

    My ideal day would be to wake up fresh from a great sleep. Then to go for a slow 30 minutes run and come back and stretch properly. Then I’d prepare a lovely brunch for my family with healthy waffles and toppings of fresh berries and cream. Adding in eggs&mashed avocado on rye bread and freshly squeezed orange juice and hot nespresso. Then we would go somewhere outside by the sea or take our bikes somewhere… then back home cooking a lovely dinner together and savour this by our dining table. The evening we would spend together as well maybe finding a movie that we would all enjoy! Finally… an early night!

      What toppings do you like on your pizza?

    It depends on my mood! I do love pizza with pineapple, ham and cheese or with chicken, pesto and fresh spinach!

      Tell me the weirdest thing you did as a child.

    I’m sure I did a few strange things as a child. One time I recall making a pie of rhubarb and spring onion? Very strange concoction and… as expected it didn’t turn out very nice at all!

      What one thing can you not live without?

    My family!!!

      Favorite quote you live by.

    I have a few quotes that I actually have as mantras and truly believe in:

    “Never give up! It’s never too late to start over or to start again…”

    • If you had a theme song, what would it be?

    Don’t you worry… Swedish as I am!!!

    • You are officially old when 

    Never!!! Age is truly but a number. “It’s not the years in your life that counts, it’s what you fill your life with!!!”

    And here are the other bloggers that I’d like to nominate:

    Fun with Philosophy

    Faiza’s Corner

    Jenny in Neverland

    Chloe May Blog

    Philosophy through Photography

    Anything is possible

    Rhapsody Boheme

    Random writings on the bathroom wall

    A petite slice of life

    The mindful gardener

    Kurian

    Questions for you:

    1. What made you start writing?
    2. Is there anything in particular that you want to achieve with your blogging?
    3. What is your absolute favourite city- and why???
    4. Have you ever done something other people would say is a bit crazy? What?
    5. If you could pick any skill in life to master perfectly- what would that be?
    6. Any super power wishes???
    7. What is your favourite season in the year- if you have any? Why?
    8. Work to live or live to work…?
    9. Mention an obstacle that you overcame and that you are proud of?
    10. Favourite cuisine?
    11. What animal are you scared of???

    I hope you all enjoy my answers and the nominations and enjoy answering my questions! It takes time- hence why I’ve not posted in a few days!!!

    Good luck and happy sunshine 🌞

    Friday inspiration!!!

    Yet again another Friday. Fill your life with happiness- you decide. It is sometimes difficult to understand that no one but you are responsible for how you want your life to be. Of course there are circumstances around us depending on where you live that might impact your life but for the most part… you are in control of your life and your happiness… today is Friday. Be grateful for what life gives. It is precious, tough and amazing all at the same time! I so recommend. Have the most amazing of days!!!

    Back to basic…

    There are so many ways today to improve your life. Here I’m mostly referring to your inner self. I’ve noticed that I need to go back to some tools I used to look at every day- my App 3 good things. And to write more regularly about 3 things that I should be grateful for. The brain is powerful and gratification is also such. Are you good at looking after yourself? I came across this great post Invest in you!. A lot of good advice. One of them is about blogging but also the importance of investing in you! From getting up early, exercising and reading. What are your best tips when it comes to investing in you? What do you do? Please do share… I recommend.

    Scandinavian Fashion

    Scandinavian fashion is everywhere. Maybe not so surprising as this is where I’m currently finding myself! But it truly is everywhere from your kitchen, living room to your wardrobe. Here is a sample of tops, skirts and a funky rucksack from Sandqvist. I have also started to like Samsoe and Samsoe. From tops to nice summery skirts. Another brand that I’ve seen around for many years is Filippa K. Also seem to be breaking into the sports clothes section. Something else on my list to try is also a product from Ole Henriksen. A danish skin cosmetician. They seem great!

    Enjoy these cool classic Scandinavian brands. I will!

    Thursday inspiration!

    Today is Thursday. Here in Denmark is a holiday day tomorrow, so for me it’s like a Friday. A long weekend with family and friends. Sometimes we forget what we have and how good things really are. To enjoy the now. Do you tend to be stuck in the past? Or worry about the future? It can be a challenge. I’m finding it more and more important to accept what’s in the past is there to stay. And you would not be where you are today without it. Learn to let go and focus more on the now. Enjoy the early morning, your coffee or tea. Savour it. Make the most of your trip into work or wherever you are going first thing in the day. Observe, take deep breathes. Life still is pretty amazing. Smile to other people. Smile from within. That generates strong energy around you and there is no doubt that it’s contagious. Love life even. Even in those hard and tough moments when it feels as if so much is working against you. Let the past be gone, love the now and look forward to your future! I so recommend. Have an amazing Thursday!!!