The Sunshine Blogger Award

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“Él éxito no tiene que ver con la cantidad que tenemos, sino con la persona que somos.”

It’s been just over a month since I started blogging. What an adventure. I have already hit 2,000 views. My daily view record is over 600. I have found my place within a strong, supportive network of bloggers. I have worked with some great companies and there is only more to come. I hope. 

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But, success isn’t measured in what we have. It’s about the person we are. So, I’m honestly honoured when somebody nominates for a blogger award. The fact that two lovely ladies, Rebecca and Jaime nominated me for this is, well, wonderful.

Jaimes’ Questions

Who is your all-time favourite blogger? and why?

My all-time favourite blogger is Petite Passport. I love the aesthetics. I love the blogs. I just love it all!

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

It would have to be Chicken, pesto and tomato pasta. You can find a quick recipe for my favourite dish here. Pudding would be strawberry cheesecake!

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Who are your top three favourite authors?

Only recently have I began reading Harry Potter. It’s taken me 23 years, but I am loving them. They’re so magical. So, my favourite right now is J.K Rowling. I also love Charles Dickens and Roald Dahl.

If you could go back in time and live in a different era what era would you go back to and why?

I actually like this era. I like the technology. The power of everything in my hands. However, if I had to go back and experience I would return to the roaring 20’s. I remember watching a show on BBC2 called ‘Back in Time for…’ and they followed the daily lives of a family being thrust back in time. I loved the episode with the 20’s. The decade of empowerment. The war had ended. Women stand up and fight for their right to vote. Flapper dresses were all the range and the men sported tuxedos and ties. Dancing was the culture. I think I would fit right in.

What’s your favourite blog post that you’ve ever written?

My favourite blog post is all about my engagement which you can read here.

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What’s number one on your bucket list?

This was so difficult. There are so many things I want to do and want to see. Can I say complete my bucket list as my number one? Guess not. It would have to be travel to Bora Bora.

What are your blogging goals for 2018?

For 2018, I hope my blog continues to grow and continues to improve. I hope I get better at featured images and I hope my DA score improves. Optimistically, I hope to reach 500 followers.

What’s your favourite high street store and why?

I fluctuate between BershkaStradivarius and Zara. But my favourite right now would have to be Zara just because their leggings are the best thing I have ever purchased.

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If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

I would have lunch with Audrey Hepburn. Her stories would be incredible. One of my favourite movies is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She was sophisticated and elegant. Could I invite Princess Diana and Walt Disney along too, though? That would be one incredible lunch. Can I also add Zac Efron, just because?

If you had a snow day, how would you spend it?

Depends on how much snow! Ideally, I’d curl up on the ottoman, in the window, with a fluffy blanket, pyjamas and fluffy socks and read a book.

Rebecca’s Questions

Why did you pick your specific blog name?

Saturday afternoon, Alex was asleep. I was bored. I opened my blog and the first thing I thought of was ‘Diary of…’ I am always known as the Spanglish girl for dropping a Spanish word amongst an English sentence or vice versa. So, ya está!

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Who would you want to play you if your life was a film?

I would want Selena Gomez. She seems pretty down to earth and has a similar appearance to me!

What’s your favourite social media platform?

I was really active on Instagram for a while, but my love for Twitter has returned.

What super power do you wish you could have?

I wish I had the power to communicate with my dogs. I would love to understand them, talk to them, let them know they’re loved.

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Favourite beauty product?

I love anything from Benefit.

If you could, would you time travel?

If I could I would travel forward just to take a peek at how my life is in the future!

What do you love to do when you have spare time?

I love to sit on the balcony with a coffee and watch the beach or the pool. I also love to walk with Rio and Alex. I also love to read, shop and watch movies. In summer, I love going to the beach or the pool.

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Cat or dog person?

100% dogs. More specifically, these two dogs!

What type of bloggers do you like to follow/read?

My favourite bloggers are travel bloggers. I love to see where their adventures have taken them to next. It also gives me the best inspiration of where to add to my list!

Favourite fashion trend?

I am loving my hat, right now.

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Go to comfort food?

There is nothing better than watching a good film with a hot chocolate and a big bag of Kinder Schoko Bons. Which, is what I am going to do – right now!

Thank you so much, Rebecca and Jaime, for nominating me! 

Hasta luego,

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Hola! I'm Lauren ("Loh - run") — A twenty-something, engaged, English girl living on the Costa Blanca, obsessed with travel, love and elephants.

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