A one-off post featuring (almost) shameless vote wrangling

Yes, you’re right: this post is basically an excuse to use the verb “wrangle” in a title 🙂

However, it’s also to say “yay!” because, wonder of wonders, I’m nominated for a Bloggers Bash Award!

2nd annual bloggers bash awards 2016

I’m nominated in the Best Pal Blog Award category, the criteria for which is: Which blogger do you want to go to the pub with? Or maybe have dinner with? Who never fails to reply to comments, and has thoughtful things to say. Maybe they encourage the community through weekly challenges or blog parties. Who wouldn’t the blogging world be the same without?

This is so lovely. I’m thoroughly delighted to be nominated. *cue happy dance*

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More Happy Than Not Tag

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Thank you to Amy over at Curiouser and Curiouser for tagging me to do the ‘More Happy Than Not Tag’. This is the tag that has been on my “to do” list the longest. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long – better late than never!


What’s This Tag About?

The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag was created by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome but originally made in response to the “What makes you #MoreHappyThanNot?” question inspired by Adam Silvera’s debut More Happy Than Not. It gives you the chance to highlight ways you find happiness.

Rules for the tag: (1) answer the question “What makes you more happy than not?”, (2) link back to the person who tagged you, and (3) have FUN.


I like to think, in general, I’m quite a happy person. So to stop myself from rambling on, I’ve limited myself to 6 examples of when I’m more happy than not 🙂

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The Beautiful Blogger Award

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I’m slowly starting to make my way through my tags and nominations. Sorry for the delay!

Thank you to Amy at Curiouser and Curiouser, and Alicia at Caffeine and Books for nominating me. This is such a lovely award and getting your nominations made my day!

Also, being the Beautiful Blogger Award, it’s a top excuse to use this gif:

Dr Who You are beautiful gif

One for the Whovians there. You know who you are 😉

To make up for how long it took me to respond to their kind nominations, please everyone check out Amy and Alicia’s wonderful blogs and their great book reviews.

The Rules:

  • Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you.
  • List seven random things about yourself.
  • Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers and notify them (I’m going to cheat here)

Seven random things about me:

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Pastry Book Tag

I was tagged for the Pastry Book Tag by three lovely bloggers: Erika, Simon and Ashley. Thank you for the nominations and sorry it’s taken me so long to do this 😦 To compensate in some way for my tardiness, please visit their fantastic blogs!

The Pastry Book Tag was originally created by Writing on a Vintage Typewriter.

Here’s goes…

1. Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.

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Starlight Blogger Award

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Thank you so much to Stephy over at stephysweetbakes for nominating me for the Starlight Blogger Award! Her blog is full of lovely things – the pictures of her baking are to die for so go check them out!

This award was created by Carolina at Yesterday After to celebrate the bloggers who inspired her “through their beautiful and original content, imagery, art, abilities, and wonderful personalities.” How lovely!

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Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award badge

Blimey! Thank you to Stephy at stephysweetbakes for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. It was a lovely surprise and awards are always a great opportunity to support and find out about other bloggers.

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