Sunshine Blogger Award.

Being a “new kid on the block” can often bring up feelings of uncertainty, self-doubt, and insecurities. These are the feelings that even I felt, quite often ( and still feel at times) while developing my blog. However, I can firmly state that if it weren’t for a plethora of amazing bloggers/readers like you, your support, encouraging words, and assistance, Saudade would not have been what it is today. Therefore, it is with great honor that I accept the nomination for The Sunshine Blogger Award.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

“This is an award honouring bloggers who inspire creativity, positivity by bringing sunshine in the blogging community. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee and should be extended and awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it.”

I would like to thank SUSI BOCKS for such a sweet nomination. Thank you so much ! She is an amazing blogger, guys and writes authentic, yet beautiful stuff. This is my very first blogger award and I don’t know how to contain this leviathan amount of happiness and thrill. This is huge for me because it means that someone out there not only read my blog but also connected with it at some level to think of me for this award. Susi, you truly brought a ray of sunshine to my day.

Thanks again! I promise to keep up with the spirit of writing. Now, I’ll answer your 11 questions.

1. What style of writing do you prefer?

I like prose and poetry equally – I feel my poetry feeds into my prose writing through description and content. However in terms of preference, though, poetry has given me more freedom to explore, I feel I have always been more comfortable with prose writing to branch out something surrealistic and emotionally relatable.

2. When you were a child, were your dreams encouraged?

I must say, I have been truly blessed to have one of the most supporting parents out there. They have not only always encouraged me to follow my dreams but have also always motivated me to achieve them. 💙

3. What event has had the most influence on you?

I believe, being mentally bullied by the people I trusted the most, during my early teenage years…was a major turning point.

4. Stick shift or automatic?

Too young to drive or get a driving licence at the moment. Whoops. ;_;
Will surely let you know once I’m eligible enough, though. XD

5. What genre of movies do you watch the most and why?

Okay…now that’s a tough question! To be honest, I have quite a vivid taste in movies, it mostly depends on what mood I am in .

However, the genre of movies that are usually on top of my “to-watch” list are,

i . Psychological thrillers

( I mean, what could be better than snuggling up in bed and letting yourself delve into this genre of movies, as they slyly reel you in with their intriguing characters and suspense, right ?)

6. Do you keep up with climate change events?

Yes, I do.

7. Do you know who Greta Thunberg is?

“If they don’t do it, then we will ! “

Yes I do, who wouldn’t know a girl who at such a young age had the courage stand up against norms and give her voice to climate change , right?

Her strength and courage has truly inspired many, all over the globe.

8. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate, always. :’)

9. What is your favorite B Movie actor and why?

Another difficult question ! Haha. It’s so hard to pick one !

But, I guess I’ll go with Sterling K. Brown, his remarkable performance as Prince N’Jobu in Marvel’s Black Panther….I feel, set stage for the entire movie !

10. What is the most pleasing season of the year?

For me? its Monsoon.

Like c’mon, can there be anything more perfect than the sound of rain spattering on your window, a mug of hot coffee on your table and a book in your hand to soak in the magic of such a pleasing season?

11. What is your favorite part of the house?

My study desk in my bedroom is my favorite spot in the whole house. It is my private retreat that just lets me be for as long as I wish to be. The window right in front of my desk, allows me to look out into the green garden below and beyond the street and helps me relax and rejuvenate, while calming my hassled nerves after a stressful day. Its that spot of the house where I can enjoy a quiet cuppa in the soft glow of the setting sun, read a good book for as long as I want to, without any interruptions.

My nominations are :-


Samyak Singh

Kitty Jade

Sheila Murrey

Shantanu Baruah


her mourning coffee

Yastika Sharma

Yassy Khan




1.Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked 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 our blog.

My questions to you guys are :

1. What is your favorite thing about being a blogger ?
2. Why did you join WordPress?
3. How do you deal with writer’s block?
4. Name the book(s) that changed or shaped your way of thinking monumently?
5. When writing, do you generally start with an outline of the story or simply begin writing?
6. Three things you wish to have right now ?
7. What is one genre that you really want to read more of this year and why?
8. How do you deal with anxiety, if any.
9. What are your three all time favourite quotes?
10. What are the two songs on your playlist, right now?
11. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?

Let me know if you receive your pingbacks . Happy blogging , everyone ! 💙

Artwork by Kathleen Lolley

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Samyak Singh says:

    Sterling k brown is indeed a show stopper. This is Us rests heavily on Randall and God! He’s unbelievable 💙😍
    Thanks for the nomination. It’s been a while since someone has been so raw and seemingly natural. Feels like home after reading your answers.

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    1. SAUDADE says:

      Thank you, Samyak. Means a lot!

      Looking forward for your answers, though.💙

      Also, I’m so glad to meet another Sterling K Brown fan. Though, I haven’t really completed the entire series of This is Us yet , but so far, I have liked all the episodes and yes, his role as Randall is truly stunning! 💙


      1. Samyak Singh says:

        Yeah exactly. I love the whole cast. They’re so poignant and keep putting up stunners one after another.
        You go nail all the episodes.😊❣️

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        1. SAUDADE says:

          I know, right?
          And yess , I’ll try finishing it soon! :’) 🙈

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  2. mel says:


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    1. SAUDADE says:

      Thank You! 🌸

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  3. Kitty Jade says:

    Thanks for the nomination! I love your questions so I’m really excited to answer them. I didn’t receive a pingback but thank you for letting me know 🙃

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    1. SAUDADE says:

      You’re most welcome…I’m looking forward to your answers!

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      1. Kitty Jade says:

        Just scheduled the post! You’ll be seeing my answers next Monday 🙂

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  4. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations on achieving the Sunshine Blogger Award! I loved your answers, especially number 10 ❤ And Sterling K Brown is awesome too 🙂
    Thank you so much for the nomination, that is very kind of you! ❤

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    1. SAUDADE says:

      Haha, thank you. Means a lot to me!

      ah! You’re amazing and totally deserve it. ❤

      Happy blogging 💙


      1. Jennifer says:

        My pleasure! ❤ Thank you and happy blogging to you too my friend 😀

        Liked by 1 person

    1. SAUDADE says:

      Thank you! 🌸

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Susi Bocks says:

    YES, CHOCOLATE!! 😁 Thx for answering the questions and such wonderfully kind words of praise! ❤️

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  6. aruna3 says:


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    1. SAUDADE says:

      Thank you 💙😊


  7. aruna3 says:


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      1. aruna3 says:


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    1. SAUDADE says:

      Thank you 💙😊


      1. daneelyunus says:

        Most welcome 😊😊


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