The Sunshine Blogger Quiz

I was tagged by Susan from You Are My Sunshine in The Sunshine Blogger Quiz. I’ve always loved doing random quizzes like this. Who remembers the days when you used to get random quizzes that you would email between friends?

So here are the questions I got given by Susan:

  1. What are your travel plans for 2017

    So far we don’t have any travel plans. We usually decide on a holiday a month or so before we go. As yet we don’t have a passport for Isla, so that restricts where we would go. I do love going to the seaside so a week somewhere in the UK by the sea would be nice, like we had last year.

  2. Share your favourite photo from 2016

    This is a hard one! I took so many photos in 2016 after the arrival of our gorgeous baby girl, that it’s taken me a while to pick just one. It’s the first photo I ever took of Isla. She was probably less than 5-10 minutes old here, and if you look close enough you can see a tear of happiness on Chris’ cheek. Daddy’s first cuddle with his daughter. My gorgeous family.

    Sunshine Blogger Quiz

    Proud Daddy cuddling Isla Jean


  3. What has been your funniest parenting experience to date?

    This is another hard one. There have been various times when Chris and I have been crying with laughter at various things, but I don’t know whether it was a ‘you had to be there’ type of thing, or we were just very sleep deprived, as they don’t seem that funny now. Funny and disgusting would be Isla kicking her nappy and poo going flying across the living room!!

  4. Why did you start blogging?

    I’ve blogged on and off for a number of years, though I think this is the one I’ve kept going for the longest. I think this is probably my 6th blog that I’ve had. But previous to starting this one up I probably hadn’t kept one for about 5 years or so. I think I was inspired by my high school best friend, Zoe over at Mama Geek. Mixed in with a bit of boredom one afternoon!

  5. What are you currently reading?

    As I mentioned in my 20 goals for 2017 post I want to read more, as I haven’t really read any books since Isla was born. I’m half way through a Stephen Fry book…but have been for about 2 years now! I read a lot of blogs at the moment, so that I can comment on them to be a more active part of the blogging community, as well as finding inspiration for future blog posts or how I would like my blog to be like one day.

  6. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

    To be invisible. I’d love to be able to spy on people and see what they are getting up to….to be a fly on the wall for the day. Mostly cos I’m really nosey!

  7. Instagram or Twitter?

    Instagram these days. There are so many lovely pictures on there these days, and you can still build good relationships with other people on there. These days I find that twitter is just a lot of spammy stuff….which I think I am also guilty of at times with dropping links to my posts (I’m going to work on this and try to be a bit more active in conversations on there), but I get so fed up of seeing the same people post links to the same post 5 times a day.

  8. Which family member are you most like and why?

    I think I’m turning more and more in to my mum each day. Though I don’t always think that’s a bad thing! For a long time people have got us mixed up on the phone, and one of our friends said we sound so similar when he met mum a while ago! I think one way me and mum are very alike is that we are very much people people. We care so much about our friends and family and will do anything for them. Both of our jobs have always been working with people (she was a social worker, I worked in a psych hospital and then for a drug and alcohol treatment centre)

  9. Are you more like ice or fire?

    I had no idea how to answer this question so took to Google to see what it suggested. It came up with a Buzzfeed quiz (about GoT, which I can honestly say I have never watched or read. Please don’t hate me!) It turns out I got Fire. Here is what is said about why:

    You are known for your energy and warmth, but just like fire, you can be unpredictable at times. You’re a natural leader, but sometimes your own intensity can get the best of you. Just remember, the night is dark and full of terrors.

    Take from that what you will!

  10. What is the story behind your blog name?

    I think on the whole it is pretty self-explanatory. Life As Mrs D. I started this blog a few months after we got married, and although we had been together for 8 years before we got married, I thought I’d write about life as a new wife, and all that goes along with it. We’re now over 3 years in, and life has changed a lot since then!

I am passing the sunshine on to the following bloggers:

Vicki at Tippytupps

Guilianna at Guilianna Marie

Hollie at Hollie in Wanderlust

Kayley at Friendly First Foods

Toula at Toula Rose

Here are the questions I’m giving them:

  1. Who is your favourite blogger and why?
  2. What is your favourite blog post you’ve written and why?
  3. If you could invite 4 famous people, dead or alive to dinner, who would they be?
  4. Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter?
  5. What would your ideal job be?
  6. What food do you dislike the most?
  7. You’re on a night out, what drink do you order?
  8. If you would work with any brand for your blog, who would it be?
  9. What do you like doing in your spare time?
  10. Who in your life do you admire the most?

Tag me on Facebook or Twitter so I can have a read of yours!


  1. countryheartdeb

    February 23, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Love it, i love these lists for finding out more about bloggers! 🙂

    1. Sophie

      February 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      I love finding out about other bloggers too, I’m so nosey!

  2. ABlondeAndABaby

    February 23, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Some great questions- and answers! If you’re looking for a nice seaside town to visit I recommend Eastbourne- my home town!

    1. Sophie

      February 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks. I’ve never been to Eastbourne so will mention it to the hubby!

  3. Devon Mama

    February 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    What a beautiful photo!!! Made me a little emotional! x

    1. Sophie

      February 23, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      I love looking back on this photo. Always makes me smile!

  4. Jaymee Heaton

    February 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I love the photo he looks so happy!

    1. Sophie

      February 23, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      He was. Proud Daddy!

  5. The Amphletts

    February 23, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    I had the same goal for my 20 wishes for 2017 post & I’ve still not found the time to pick up a book yet! Love the photo, a moment to cherish forever x

    1. Sophie

      February 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      I’ve still got 4 issues of a magazine subscription I had last year that need reading, not even come out the cellophane!

  6. ClaireBearx

    February 24, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I love these posts! I think I may also have been nominated so I should definitely get that up soon! 2016 seems to have been a huge year for you welcoming your gorgeous baby girl into the world and becoming a family. I need to get into reading more too, I used to read loads and since bear was born, I really haven’t read much at all…oops xx

  7. Babies and Beauty

    February 26, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Oh I love these, they’re such a good way to hear more about the blogger behind the blog.

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