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 🙂
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  3. 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
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  4. 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
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  5. 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
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  6. 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
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  7. 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
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  8. 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. 🙂

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  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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
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  12. 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
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  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. July 6, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    What a lush idea to share the love x #dreamteam

  19. 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
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  20. 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
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  21. 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

  22. 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
    five little doves recently posted…School days: Ways to make Mum’s life easier!My Profile

  23. July 10, 2017 / 6:05 pm

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

  24. 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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