Unique Blogger Award


Thanks so much for nominating me for the Unique Blogger Award Sophie. What a lovely surprise. I’m actually a big fan of Sophie’s blog over at Old House In The Shires, and it’s her eclectic style that keeps me coming back for more.


In case this is the first time you have come across a blogger award like this, here’s what it’s all about. These type of informal blogger awards are a way for fellow bloggers to give each other a shout out and a bit of recognition for a particular quality… like, in this case, being unique. They usually come with questions to answer and a lovely sparkly award badge. Bloggers are encouraged to pass the award on and share the blog love. Here’s how I got on.



Unique Blogger Award


Unique Blogger Award



What do you think is the most unique thing about YOU as a person? Hmmmmm that’s quite a tricky one to answer. I’m going to say my unique super power is seeing beyond the obvious and always looking for that sunshine. It’s a little trait that always helps to turn frowns upside-down, and yes, it’s hard to stay grumpy in the Button house for very long. I think this comes across in my writing too… well, they don’t call me the BritMums Happiness Round-up editor for nothing!


Other than blogging, what takes up your spare time?

We love getting out and about as a family. Discovering new places is definitely top of our list of favourite things to do. Lazy beach huts days are also a must as we have a little mermaid on our hands who daydreams of all things beach.

If you were invisible for the day, what would you do?

Haha! That’s a great question. As much as I want to say something daring and exciting, in truth, I would love to be able to see what Little Buttons gets up to at playgroup when I’m not around. On a typical day when she gets home, covered in mud, her answer to my question ‘what did you get up to today?’ is always…. ‘nothing’. Wait. What… really?


My Nominees For The Unique Blogger Award

It’s my turn to pass on the Unique Blogger Award yay! I’m nominating these brilliant bloggers who inspire me over on the #DreamTeam. *I wish I could nominate you all, but as I can’t, I am leaving it down to these lovely bloggers to pass on the award – hopefully in your direction.


All Things Spliced

Rhyming With Wine

Bridie By The Sea

Shank You Very Much

Lucy At Home

Dear Mummy Blog

The Stented Papa

Five Little Doves



My questions for you are:

1 What do you think is the most unique thing about your blog?

2 Name a blog post which is uniquely ‘you’?

3 If you could have any super power, what would it be?


The Rules

– Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
– Answer the questions.
– In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
– Ask them 3 questions.


Thanks again to Sophie from Old House In The Shires for your nomination



  1. June 29, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Fab ideas!
    As an early years teacher I would say that she has possibly done so much that she cant possibly recount it all! LOL
    Thank you Annette. x

  2. June 29, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Oooh thank you so much for the nomination, Annette. It means so much to me that you thought of me! I’d love to watch my kids at school too. Did you ever watch that “secret life of 5 year olds” tv show? It was hilarious and made me even more curious about what mine are like when I’m not around! And you’re right – your happy personality definitely shines through your blog and is one of the reasons I love it so much! Thanks again, lovely 🙂

  3. July 2, 2017 / 2:03 am

    Bravo, Mazel Tov, and Congratulations on your well-earned award! M’wah to you!

  4. July 4, 2017 / 5:09 am

    I can’t wait to do this when I return from vacation! #DreamTeam

  5. July 4, 2017 / 5:14 am

    I love these types of awards! Such a fun way for bloggers to connect and support each other! Your answers are great, and you’ve nominated some fabulous blogs! #dreamteam

  6. July 4, 2017 / 6:02 am

    Being able to see the positive and sunny side of things is a great trait and one lots of people would love to have. It definitely comes through on your blog! #DreamTeam

  7. July 4, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Ha ha I would definitely choose to be invisible so I could snoop on my kids at school too! That and being able to read people’s minds but maybe that might not be such a good thing!! 🙂 #DreamTeam

  8. July 4, 2017 / 9:26 am

    This is exactly why I love the blogging community! I’ve only been blogging for a couple of months but I realised immediately that everyone is so supportive and helpful. I thought it was going to be all cat fights and competition but it’s the total opposite! Great to know more about true blogger behind the blog as well! x #DreamTeam

  9. July 4, 2017 / 9:31 am

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall at Lily’s nursery! This is a great idea for bloggers 🙂 #dreamteam

  10. July 4, 2017 / 10:35 am

    A lovely idea and I adore that quote “…always looking for that sunshine” we all need a little of that attitude #Dreamteam

  11. July 4, 2017 / 10:44 am

    These awards are a fabulous way toget to know a little bit more about our favourite bloggers!

  12. July 4, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Congratulations on a much deserved award! I love finding out more about the person behind the blog 🙂

  13. July 4, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Love these awards and nice that the questions are that little bit different. #dreamteam

  14. July 4, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    Well done you and absolutely loving all your answers, but particularly the last one. Kids never ‘do’ anything at pre-school/school and yet they come home looking like they’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards and dipped in a mud bath #DreamTeam x

  15. July 4, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I love your super power! You are the perfect Happiness roundup editor. Thank you for hosting #DreamTeam

  16. July 4, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    I love these sort of things. It really is a nice pick me up and puts a smile on peoples faces. 🙂


  17. July 4, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Oh how I would love to see what the kids get up to while I’m not there 😉 invisible for a day sounds great x

  18. July 4, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I love what you said about if you were invisible, I think I will also be watching my little one to see what he’s up to when I’m not around #dreamteam

  19. July 4, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    I love tags like this because you get to see the people behind the blog great answers thanks for hosting #dreamteam

  20. July 4, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Just popping back again from #dreamteam. I love that you describe your little one as a “mermaid”. My kids love the beach too! #dreamteam

  21. July 4, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    These awards are fun. Great answers to some very good questions. #DreamTeam

  22. July 4, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Hi, I love these blog awards a great way to show appreciation for fellow blogs, whilst also finding out a little more about the person behind a blog #dreamteam

  23. July 5, 2017 / 6:11 am

    I love your trait of looking for the sunshine, and I’d love to be a fly on the wall whilst my little one is at nursery! #DreamTeam

  24. July 5, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Ah to know what my children get up to all day – that would be fab! Not sure I’d want to see what happens at the teen parties though!! #DreamTeam

  25. July 5, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Aww how sweet, I think I’d watch Charles if I was invisible too. I always enjoy watching him at nursery when I go to pick him up for the few brief minutes before he knows I’m there.

  26. July 5, 2017 / 9:58 am

    These awards are fab. I think i would choose to see what my little girl gets up to at nursery if i were invisible too. #DreamTeam

  27. July 5, 2017 / 11:03 am

    I love these type of posts… possibly because I’m such a nosy Parker !!! #DreamTeam

  28. July 5, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Ooh, I would love to see what my son gets up to at school and my daughter at nursery x

  29. July 5, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Oh i’d love to see what my daughter gets up to at nursery too. This is a cute tag xx #DreamTeam

  30. July 5, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I like the idea lazy days at the beach huts especially on such warm days like today X #dreamteam

  31. July 5, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    I really love these posts like these. They are the perfect way to get to know one another a little better!!! #DreamTeam

  32. July 6, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Thanks for nominating us! We can’t wait to read others answers and fill in our own. 🙂 These challenges are a great way of getting to know other bloggers x #DreamTeam

  33. July 6, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Lovely to see a sneak peak of 3LittleButtons. #DreamTeam

  34. July 6, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    What a lush idea to share the love x #dreamteam

  35. July 7, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    This is such a cute little tag! I love the idea of invisibility and spying on the little ones… Ben would definitely be getting up to mischief at Nanny’s! #dreamteam

  36. July 7, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    That’s really made me think of what I’d do if I was invisible and I’ve got no idea! I feel like it would be a missed opportunity for me. I love that you make things happy – that’s the best unique quality to have! #dreamteam

  37. July 8, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Hi lovely! Erm, I thought I’d already commented on this but I’ve clearly had a brain trump and somehow not done? How did that happen? Sorry… but THANK YOU for the gorgeous nomination. “You are my sunshine, la la la la laaaa, You make me haaappyyyyy when skies are grey, la la la laaaa.” There is no other blogger in blogland better suited to being in charge of the happies. Big hugs x #DreamTeam

  38. July 8, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I would love to be invisible and see what my son got up to when I’m not there! #dreamteam

  39. July 9, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    Just popping by from #DreamTeam. I still need to think of my answers, thank you for the nomination! xxx

  40. July 9, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Thank you so much for nominating me! That’s so lovely of you, it’s on my to do list! I love your unique super power, what an amazing quality to have, I really need to take a leaf out of your book with that! #dreamteam

  41. July 10, 2017 / 11:47 am

    This is what I really love about the blogging community #dreamteam

  42. July 10, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Congrats on the nomination – justly deserved!
    Sorry for the late commenting. It’s been a hectic week.

  43. July 16, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Never heard of this award but what a lovely sentiment. I love your blog, your happiness and positivity 100% shine through. My boy always says he does nothing at play school too xxx #dreamteam

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