10 Blog Awards have made a happy Dizzy. :)

Me and Dizzy can’t believe how many awards we’ve been nominated for! It always makes our day when we receive one of these! We’ve been abit naughty though and haven’t done any award posts since February…So this is us doing a little catch up. 🙂


Sunshine Blogger Award


Massive thank you to James. I just love the name of this blog award so much. James has a wonderful blog that includes reviews as well as his own writing. Definitely worth a visit. 🙂 I have also been nominated for this award by Rhiann who writes about her journey with a neurological condition. Her blog is brilliant and well worth a read whether you also live with a neurological condition or not.


1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Questions asked to me by James:

  1. Where is the best place to watch the sunrise or sunset? Either the sea side or somewhere in the country with hills.
  2. What color do you wear the most often? I don’t really wear one colour more than others. I just buy and wear anything with animals on. It’s unicorns today! 🙂
  3. How many siblings do you have? None. Most people say it’s good that there’s only one of me. 🙂
  4. Which charity would you leave all your money to in the future? The Donkey Sanctuary
  5. If you lived in another country, what would it be? Scotland! I’m a quarter Scottish and just love the landscape there so much.
  6. What are your favorite and least favorite candy bars? I don’t eat any since trying to be super healthy. I use to love pretty much all of them though!
  7. What is you favorite time of day? Nap time. 🙂
  8. What is the least favorite part of your own blog? The ‘Happy Healthy Stuff’ section. 8 months on and I still haven’t added any happy healthy stuff to it.
  9. What food causes you to pig out the most? Vegan ice cream with chocolate sprinkled on top. It’s very yummy. 🙂
  10. What actress would you want to meet for coffee? I actually don’t know…
  11. Where is your most ticklish spot? I’m not that ticklish but probably the sides of my waist.

Questions asked to me by Rhiann:

  1. What inspires your blog posts? How do you come up with new things to write about? My MS is the inspiration for my blog and hoping I can write something that will in some small way help other people. I have a little book with Peter Rabbit on that I carry round and scribble down ideas that come to me. Or Dizzy comes up with things she’d like to do so we do a post on that. 🙂
  2. If you had to choose just one social media platform to use for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why? Twitter! I never really understood twitter but now I love it!
  3. What fictional character do you most identify with and why? People say I’m like Luna Lovegood which is probably true.
  4. If you could be one person from history, who you would choose? Why? I don’t know for this one. I’ve never thought about wanting to be someone else.
  5. What has helped you reach acceptance in your journey with chronic illness? Or do you feel you have yet to reach acceptance? I have days where I feel I have accepted it and others where I know I haven’t. I think what helps the most is finding the positives and finding new things that I enjoy doing (and can do).
  6. My latest blog post is about my favourite box sets to binge-watch. What was the last show you binge-watched or are currently watching?
  7. What lessons have you learnt from living with chronic illness? To appreciate life and the positives, to look after yourself and that it’s ok to realise you sometimes need help.
  8. What blogger or bloggers do you admire the most? What have you learnt from them? I think I admire most bloggers! Everyone I learn something new from!
  9. Who gives you strength in your everyday life? My partner and friends.
  10. What are your biggest struggles in everyday life? My MS, the fatigue and general feeling of feeling ill everyday.
  11. If you could accomplish anything in your future, what would it be? To make a difference to people with chronic illness and open my own donkey sanctuary. 🙂

Questions for nominees:

  1. Have you ever got lost in a maze?
  2. Do you have any unusual fears or phobias?
  3. Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?
  4. If you could travel to one place in the past, when would it be and why?
  5. If you could have one magical power what would it be and why?
  6. What’s your favourite part of the day?
  7. What was your dream job when you were growing up?
  8. What’s your weirdest experience?
  9. What’s your lucky number?
  10. What makes you happy?
  11. What’s your favourite mythical creature?


Unique Blogger Award


Thank you so much to The Bag Lady for this award. I do love things that are Unique and was very happy to receive this award. 🙂 She has a wonderful blog that is so worth checking out.



1.  If you were to make a movie of your life what would be the title? A Life of a Heather

2.  What is your favourite childhood memory? Going along on the little train at Bournemouth that went along the sea front. That was my favourite holiday, I was completely obsessed with the little train. 🙂

3. If you could, is there something you would like to change about yourself? That I was abit more confident in situations.

Three Questions for my nominees:

  1. What’s your biggest dream in life?
  2. What’s your greatest achievement?
  3. If you discovered a new species of dinosaur what would you call it?

The Liebster Award

We’ve been nominated twice for this award! Thank you so much to  James and The Maniacal Book Unicorn. Both have brilliant blogs (even if I have already said that about James) 🙂 .



  • Say thank you to the person who has nominated you for the Award.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person has asked you
  • Nominate 11 people
  • Ask the people who you have nominated 11 questions


  1. What made you start blogging? My illness. Wanting a place to be able to express my thoughts and hoping to also help others, even if just in a tiny way that are also living illness.
  2. What are the primary content areas on your site? My blog posts!
  3. What other languages can you speak, read or write? None! I was always awful at languages. I can count to 10 in Spanish and say I like chips!
  4. Which color best describes your choice in books? Green
  5. What is your favorite of the 7 deadly sins, and why? I’m not sure I like any of them.
  6. What other job would you want to have? Working with animals.
  7. What foods can’t you stomach no matter how hard you try? (You must have tried it before) Baked beans!
  8. What zoo animal would you most want as a pet? A penguin
  9. Who do you live with? My mum and our dog
  10. Describe the perfect book. Fantasy novel that has magic and dragons! A story that makes you think about life but ultimately has a happy and/or hopeful ending.
  11. Which blog that you follow is your must-read every day? Only 1! I can’t do this question, I have too many!

My Questions for my nominees:

  1. Do you like dragons or dinosaurs best?
  2. What book could you read over and over again without getting bored of it?
  3. If you could have 3 items on a desert island, what would they be?
  4. Do you wear identical socks?
  5. What was your least favourite school subject and why?
  6. What’s your favourite memory?
  7. What’s your favourite children’s story?
  8. Which fictional character do you wish was real?
  9. Do you believe in fate?
  10. Have you ever got really lost going somewhere and where did you end up?
  11. What was your first job?

The following awards I have been nominated for before so if you would like to read them you can find them here Even though me and Dizzy are being abit lazy and not doing them again we are still so grateful to be nominated for them so massive thank you too:

LIFEBLOG and DoniW for The Varsatile Blogger Award

Scarlett for The Mystery Blogger Award

Jess for The Blogger Recognition Award

ShannonG for The Solidarity Blogging Award


Our nominations! Please feel free to pick any or all of the above awards to complete if you would like to.  🙂 I love all of these blogs (and I know I’m still missing loads of this list)! xxx

Jen at Tripping Through Treacle

Sid at Sid’s Paleo Blog

Peggy at Leggy Peggy

Stephanie at Stephanie’s Novel Fiction

Cathy at Cathy’s Real Country Garden

Brigid at Watching the Daisies

Rhiann at My Brain Lesion and Me

Mose at A Word from Mose

Dakota at Dakota’s Den

Tabi at Busy Bee Blog

Linda at Kelleys DIY

Jo at Fearless

Anne at Horse Addict

Bibishan at Bibishan

James at This is my Truth Now

ShannonG at MSnubutterflies

Rugby at The Bag Lady

Elizabeth at The Comfortable Coop

Etain at A Homeschooling Life

Felicia at Nesie’s Place

Elsie at Elsie LMC

Becca at A Punk with MS


60 thoughts on “10 Blog Awards have made a happy Dizzy. :)

  1. Dakota/Caren/Cody says:

    My goodness!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you and A HUGE THANK YOU for including us in your list! Oh my!! We soooooooo enjoyed reading your responses and you KNOW we love your blog. I live with a chronic kidney issue (medullary sponge kidneys), which means I have stones, all day every day, multiple stones all the time and my kidneys will never be “clean” I have to have frequent “blasting” (Just had one last week), to keep them a manageable size. While my condition is not as serious as yours, I soooooooo understand having a chronic condition and I admire you greatly. Most of the awards you listed above we have received (some more than once, and I think one you listed we did not receive)……..I think we didn’t receive the “Unique Blogger Award” but….we are going to pass on writing about it because we feel YOU are EXTREMELY unique and we are not! lol!!!!! Please know, that Dakota and I are DEEPLY APPRECIATIVE of the fact that you even thought of us!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! We love you, Dizzy and your blog and STILL WANT YOU TO WRITE THAT BOOK (with Dizzy!!) so that we can be the FIRST to review it! Barks and licks and love from Dakota and Caren.

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading my responses. By the second one I was thinking people might start getting abit bored with this! 🙂 Kidney stones sounds so painful though. That’s what people say that I know who have had them and that’s a lot to deal with.
      You’re definitely unique with your blog too!! But thank you. We have started the book! Only got about 5 pages but it’s a start! We’ll make sure to send you a copy when it’s finished. 🙂
      Hope you’re all having an amazing week. 🙂 xxx


  2. bbhwithms says:

    Yuh all have been busy!:). Congratulations! :). Couldn’t have happened to a better donkey! (And yes I DID want to say ass but only because that is the inappropriate in me always wanting to come out and play:)



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  3. anne leueen says:

    Congratulations to you and to Dizzy! That is a spectacular number of awards and very well deserved! Thank you also for nominating me and Horse Addict. I have designated the blog as “award free” as I feel I do not have time to respond properly to the awards. But I am honored with the nomination from you and will do my best to respond. Thank you. I am also super excited about the book in progress. Dizzy may become a star like Street Cat Bob whom I love dearly! All the very best to you and Dizzy!


    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      Thank you! We completely understand if you do decide not to do them, it was more a way of showing our love for your blog! But if you do decide to we will also very much look forward to reading your answers. 🙂
      I love Bob. It’s just such an amazing true story. It’s one of our favourite feel good films too. xxx

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  4. leggypeggy says:

    Congratulations for all your awards. Love your responses. Thanks for the nomination and thinking of me, but I’ll have to decline. I’ve always kept my blogs award-free. I know you’ll understand. Thanks.

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  5. James J. Cudney IV says:

    Congratulations on so many awards. Great answers. I’m Scottish too! We’ll have tea while we are both there. 🙂 Great answers and thanks for the nomination to do any of the others. I will take a look at them, as well as all the new people to meet from your blog. Have a great evening. -jay

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