Sunshine Blogger Award

As a blogger, I would have to say that Twitter is one of my best social media platforms. It keeps me well informed, and also lets me know what my peers in the blogging community are up to. I have been seeing a lot of Sunshine Blogger Award posts on Twitter, and now I have been nominated. Thank you for the nomination Hills aka This Leo Loves ❤❤❤

Sunshine Blogger Award logo

Okay I’ve been nominated! What is it though?

I’m not actually sure about the origins of the award but I do know it’s a wonderful thing! Receiving a nomination means you have been recognised by you blogging peers. This makes me feel absolutely awesome. Its nice knowing someone thinks you are doing a good job!

I’ve got new rules, I count em!

I don’t have new rules, but I like the song (New Rules- Dua Lipa) and I have the actual rules lol ?

The rules are as follows:

Sunshine Blogger Award rules

My questions from This Leo Loves

What is your favourite thing about blogging?

I have creative freedom, it’s an extension of me, it’s my space. I’m not restricted or told what to do by someone else. There is something quite liberating about that and it feels so special.

If there was one thing you could change about your blog, what would it be and why?

I would probably change the name of my blog (still keeping it though). Don’t get me wrong! I love the name of my blog, but the name was a bit short sighted. Trousseau is defined as being, the clothes, linen, and other belongings collected by a bride for her marriage. When I first started my blog, I really believed, I needed a blogging niche. I was planning my wedding, so I thought ooh, I’ll be a wedding blogger. Guess what? I’m married now and don’t fancy talking weddings anymore! I have so many other things happening in this crazy thing called life, that I would like to share with you all! I won’t get rid of the name because it’s part of my blogging story.

What has been your proudest blog achievement?

I would say posting regularly on my blog. I started blogging over 2 years ago. But I have posted more in the past 3 months or so, than I did in over 18 months ?. My social media following has grown, and I have regular, good quality interaction with my followers. It is such a wonderful thing when someone says they can relate to a post, or thanks I needed this. Yes my blog is my space, but if I can touch the life of a single person, I feel blessed!

If you were a travel blogger, what countries would be on your to visit list?

Oh my goodness, I have loads! South Africa, Faroe Islands, Japan, Antigua, Mali, Togo, Senegal, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Guadeloupe, Costa Rica, Grenada and the other islands that make up Cape Verde (been to Boa Vista already)

Who is the blogger / influencer/ vlogger that you admire the most and why?

I like quite a few bloggers for different reasons. I admire most of the bloggers I follow.One of my faves is Ruth in Revolt. I’ve said it on social media, and I’ll say it again. This girl right here has a heart of gold, and a heart to help. She has written a number of posts that have helped me blog wise. Over the summer, she took part in a 24 hour Twitter chat for charity. The reason why I admire her is because she is just herself! Not only that, she is truly genuine.

If you had to emigrate which country would you go and live and why?

It would probably be Sierra Leone. It’s where my mum is from. I’ve been there a number of times but only ever stayed in the capital. There are parts of it that are still untouched by tourism and that attracts me. The country has a very rich history, part of my history. There is so much for me to discover in regards to my identity. Apart from piecing together my history, I would love to be part of the development of the country. I don’t know what type of role I would play, but whatever I could do, I would.

Where would you go? picture of a globe

What would people say is the best quality about you?

Those who really know me, would say I’m a bit of a joker. I love to laugh, and my laugh makes others laugh. I just can’t help myself!

Name two things on your bucket list that you have yet to do?

The first thing would be visiting Disneyland Florida and Universal Studios. I’ve wanted to visit since I was a child.  I have my own family now, so I would love to share the experience with them. The second thing I am yet to tick off the bucket list, would be going on a Caribbean cruise. I’ve been to a few islands but there are so many more to be visited!

If you could only listen to one artist / group for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?

I think this is such a difficult question. So many different genres, meaning I’m essentially picking one genre for the rest of my life…what an evil question! LOL! Initially I was going to go with Stevie Wonder but I’m gonna go with Mary J Blige instead. Mary J has formed part of the soundtrack to my life from What’s the 411? She’s RnB but there are hip hop elements as well. We have ballads and tunes to bop to! More importantly, we have sing along crew songs! I think I may have found a loophole. What about the tracks where Mary has done a duet? or remix the tracks? Loool

If a book was written about you, what would it be called?

Champagne taste, prosecco life

mockup of a book cover, Champagne taste, prosecco life

Who would play you in the movie version of the book?

It would have to be Taraji P Henson. I’ve seen her in serious roles and funny ones Too. Even in her serious roles, she can be comical. All of this makes her the perfect person to play me lol!

My nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award are…

Green Loc’d Momster

Shinavy Blogs

As Told By Ali


My Being


I haven’t listed 11 but I think that’s okay ❤

Nominees here are your questions

1. Why did you start your blog?

2. As a blogger, which brand do you dream of working with and why?

3. What do you love about your blog?

4. What do you love about yourself?

5. If you had to choose one could country to travel to, for the rest of your life, where would you go and why?

6. If you could choose any superpower, what power would you have? And what would you change with that power?

7. If you could play a character in a movie, who would you pick and why?

8. You come into a large sum of money that makes you considerably wealthy. What is the first thing you spend your money on?

9. Which Disney/cartoon character can you personally identify with?

10. There has been a food crisis and you can only eat one meal/food type for the rest of your life. What are you choosing?

11. What is your karaoke/sing along in the shower song?

Here endeth my Sunshine Blogger Award post. I had some tough questions! Hopefully mine aren’t too difficult!!

Have a great week!

Trousseau xx


  1. September 18, 2018 / 11:09 am

    Congratulations on your nomination; I love how you’ve set this out. How have you done the rules layout? It’s so clever!xx

    • trousseau
      September 18, 2018 / 11:27 am

      Thank you so much! I use an app called Canva. It’s so good! You can download it on your phone xx

  2. September 22, 2018 / 1:06 am

    Disneyland is somewhere I will like to definitely in the near future, love the name of the book. Thanks so much for this nomination. Love doing post like these. 🙂

    • trousseau
      September 22, 2018 / 8:26 am

      The book question was quite difficult, so I just tried to capture my essence in a title. I like nice things, but I’m not going to get into debt for things! I’ll act my wage, hence the prosecco life in the book title lol ? This is my first award post and I really enjoyed the process. I totally understand why you like doing them! ?

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