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SunTag – The Mystery Blogger Award.

SunTag – The Mystery Blogger Award.

Thank you very much to Donna at Chocolatenwaffles for tagging me in this Suntag post. I haven’t done a tag post in ages. So it will make a nice change to my review blog posts, and hopefully show a little bit more of myself in this post, aside from just the books I like.

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         Here are the rules:

  • Put the award logo/image in your post.

  • List all the rules.

  • Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog.

  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

  • Nominate 10-20 people and notify them.

  •  Link back to the creator of the award.

  • Ask nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with a weird or funny question.

  • Share the link to your best/favourite post of yours.

 

Three things about myself.

1.  I’m at a stage in my life where things are going to change soon. My saying at the moment –  “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, it is important that step is in the right direction”

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2.  I’m a little bit scared of crabs, as they remind me of spiders! Yuck.

3. When I started ChocolatePages, I loved sweet, happy, romantic comedy chick lit books. Now I love a gritty crime thriller with murders and dark themes! I wonder what that says about me???!!! 

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Now for Donna’s questions. Donna was very imaginative with her questions. This is what prompted me to do this tag, she made it interesting. I was also challenged to make my questions a little different and hopefully interesting. 

#1 Which finger of your right hand is your favourite?

This is one of the strangest questions I have ever been asked.  I think probably my fore finger as it is most useful. I like my little one as it is the best looking. But I’m going for practical over beauty for this one! 😎

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#2 You have 5% of battery left on your phone and on your Kindle, only one electric plug and 30 minutes to use it before you are stuck for hours with no electricity. Which device do you charge?

Well that would depend if I had any Wi-Fi availability? If there was Wi-Fi I would charge my phone. Then I could tweet, email and phone / text. 

If there was no Wi-Fi and I didn’t need to phone anybody for help, then I would charge my kindle as I would enjoy spending 30 minutes reading with no interruptions while I wait whatever I am waiting the 30 mins for. 

I actually enjoy a bit of waiting time when I have my kindle or book with me. Good question from Donna. 

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( I will have to think hard about what I will ask to match these great questions). 

#3 Have you congratulated yourself this week for anything at all? If the answer is no, find something, anything you did, and congratulate yourself, you deserve it.

I tend to congratulate myself quite often usually for small things as they happen more often than big things. I agree with Donna that self praise is a good thing and can improve our self esteem and confidence.  Sometimes I even say to myself ” well done for coming this far” (when life has given me raw blows).  It gives a bit of strength to go a bit further. 

It’s something I recommend ( and I think Donna would too). If you haven’t tried it, find one thing to congratulate yourself on and see if you feel even a little better for it. 

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#4 Salty and sugary snacks?

Can I have both??? If I had to choose I would choose sugary  ( chocolate of course). But one of my favourite chocolates is sea salted milk chocolate. 

I also like to eat crisps and chocolate together!   😉

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#5 What’s your favourite tree?

Cherry Blossom tree for sure. They are so beautiful, and here in the UK, a sign that summer is well on its way. 

Spring: abundance of Japanese cherry blossoms

 

 

And now for my questions! For anyone that wants to follow on from this post, I look forward to your answers. Leave your links in the comments or just tell me your answers in the comments. 

1. What is your favourite day out of the whole year? 

2. If you had to stay somewhere alone for a week would you choose a white sands beach or a green forest?

3. What would you ‘last meal’ request be?

4. There has to be a bookish question, so what is your all time favourite book?

5. Where is your favourite place in the whole world?

 

My favourite/best post

I have chosen this post because the organisation is wonderful, and it is something we could all do that would mean a lot to somebody else.

Help a sick child with PostPals.

 

The Nominees:

No pressure to do this, but anyone who wants to, I would love to read your post. Thanks to Donna for tagging me, and here are a few lovely ladies whose answers I would love to read. Plus they all have amazing blogs, so go check them out. 

Irena BookDustMagic

Kat

Alice

Analee

Shawna

 

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Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Awards., Tags

 

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Happy First Blogerversary AND 100 Followers!

Happy First Blogerversary AND 100 Followers!

                 ChocolatePages has made it to ONE WHOLE YEAR!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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This past year that I have been blogging has been blog-tastic!!! I have fallen in love with ChocolatePages and actually have become quite addicted, hopefully in the healthiest way possible  😉

I started blogging last April, just to see what it was like. I had been reading lots of other people’s blogs, and thought I can do this…. and I want to do this. Then became ChocolatePages.

Over the year, I have gained 100 followers. This is amazing, I wasn’t sure anybody would want to follow my thoughts. I am so happy that I have written posts that people enjoy, it makes my day to have likes and comments on my posts. I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all my followers and those of you who read my posts.

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Over the year, I have read lots of books, spoken to the authors, (which I love!), joined blog tours, entered and won competitions on blogs and Twitter. And the most lovely thing is that I have made blogger friends, friends who have the same interests as me. These friends can rave about books, discuss plots, endings, characters and huge tbr lists. This is one of my favourite things about blogging. So, blogger friends, THANK YOU!

As a celebration of blogging for one year AND gaining 100 followers, I want to do a giveaway. I have entered lots of these, but never planned one myself.

So here it is. Lots of luck to you and THANK YOU for all your support over the past year. I hope it will continue for another year to come.

Here is what you could win by entering my giveaway:

Click on the rafflecopter link below to enter, Thank you.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed. The winner was announced as Jess from  www.cakecrumbs-and-pages.co.uk 

Thank you all for entering, I’m sure I will be running more celebratory giveaways as my blog continues.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2015 in Awards., Books, events

 

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Post Pals. How YOU Can Help a Sick Child.

Post Pals. How YOU Can Help a Sick Child.

This is the most important, emotional post I have ever or probably will ever write.

Post Pals - Putting a Smile on Childrens Faces

I found this website from reading Glamour magazine, they had written about it and I thought I would have a look.

POST PALS is a charity set up and manned by volunteers to help sick children in a way that anybody can do. It doesn’t cost a fortune, you don’t have to commit to anything, all you do is write a card, or a letter to a sick child.

We all know how much a nice letter or card can brighten our day. Imagine these children and their siblings, parents, carers or guardians. Just a little letter or card can bring a smile to their faces when they are struggling with their health.

Post Pals - Putting a Smile on Childrens Faces

No home addresses of the children are given, they each have a PO Box. If you want to help, have a look at this site: http://www.postpals.co.uk

You can read about each child that is waiting to hear from you. The web page will give you advise on what kind of things to write AND what NOT to write.

If you like you can send little gifts, they can be as inexpensive, home made or expensive as you like. The site has guidelines on things to be wary of depending on the child’s illness.

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 I’m writing this blog post to make more people aware of this amazing organisation. Please help if you feel you can. You can also help by spreading the word. Noone is too old or too young to write. There is a cuddly toy writing to one of the children! 😉

Make a child smile, it will brighten their day.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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Posted by on March 7, 2015 in Awards., events, love, Tags

 

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One Lovely Blog Award.

One Lovely Blog Award.

 

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I am happy to have been nominated for The One Lovely Blog Award, thanks to Elizabeth at :

http://elizabethslifestylediary.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/one-lovely-blog-award-elizabeth-gayle.html

You can see her post and blog from this link. She is a lovely young blogger with a passion and a love for blogging, which you can just see from her posts. Check her out, she is FAB!

So, the rules for this award are:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

It is lovely to have been nominated for this award, as my blog has only been up since April this year and I was dubious about how many readers / followers I would get. I was writing it for me because I had read other blogs and loved them. Now, my blog has been up for 7 months, I love writing it even more, I have lots of followers and also made lots of new friends from blogging. So, when I say I am honoured to be nominated for this award, I really mean it. Thanks Elizabeth! I hope the bloggers that I award are also happy to be nominated and will also be able to continue with the award so that other bloggers can be given the award too.

Now, for the seven facts about me:

  1. I have been blogging for 7 months now, and I love it. I try to spend more and more time blogging because it makes me happy.
  2. I got married last year, it was the best day of my life so far. I spend lots of time looking at my Wedding photos remembering how fantastic it was. My Husband is my soul mate.
  3. I love Sophie Kinsella books. They make me laugh out loud, which is the sign of a brilliant author. I would love to meet Sophie one day.
  4. I could eat chocolate all day, but worry that my stomach will too big for my clothes. So, I just have a bit of chocolate in the evenings. 😉
  5. My Husband has severe food allergies which is very frustrating, difficult, challenging for us both. But we seem to getting there with what he can and can’t eat.
  6. I have travelled to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Mexico. I would love to travel to India one day.
  7. I work with Autistic children, the kids I work with are fantastic and I learn new things every day while working with them.

 

So, there are the 7 facts about me. I think its nice to learn a bit about the bloggers that you follow / read. I hope you feel like you know me a bit better now. Here are the bloggers that I would like to give this award too. I hope you are able to continue this post on your blogs. Be sure to send me your links when you are ready, as I’d like to learn more about you all too.

Moa at http://www.littlecoffeebreak.com

Cara at http://www.carawritesstuff.wordpress.com

Maddie at http://www.itsmaddiehbu.blogspot.com

Emily at http://www.emilybelleblogs.blogspot.com

AJ at http://www.ajbookreviewclub.wordpress.com

Meghan at http://www.gotmeghan.wordpress.com

Ffion at http://www.asouthwalesbloqg.com

http://www.londononthepage.wordpress.com

Kristal and Charmaine at http://www.onceuponabookblog.com

Charlene at http://www.charlenejess.wordpress.com

I will finish off by saying, I love and follow all of these blogs. Well done bloggers and congratulations on being nominated for having a fabulous lovely blog.

Please send me your links when are ready.

Have a nice day.  🙂

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2014 in Awards.

 

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