The Sunshine Blogger Award and is a way of connecting bloggers and sharing positivity.
These are the rules:
Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog Answer the questions set by the person who nominated you
Nominate other blogs and give them questions to answer
Notify your nominees through social media or commenting on their blog
List the “rules” and display a Sunshine Award logo in your post
So… let’s get started!
THANK YOU, Lisa, great blog!
Less-stuff writes about de-cluttering so her questions are about waste, objects and saving practices. Here are our answers
(our nominees and their questions are below… keep reading!)
What has made you happy recently?
Ale: the little presents and cards we received from friends to wish us happy travelling!
Fra: our new camera. My parents too got a new one right after getting married. Good memories :)
I write about decluttering but I think stuff is really important to us. What is your favourite thing?
Ale: The Sierra Leonean bracelet that Francesco redesigned and gave me on our engagement.
Fra: my MacBook. It's an object of hope. It has no purpose per se. It can be adapted to any type of change and evolution.
At www.less-stuff.co.uk I do lots of challenges like Plastic Free July and Zero Waste Week. Do you blog any challenges? If not, what is stopping you?
Ale & Fra: not yet. We've just started blogging. We've done a few challenges, though. Sober October a couple of times. Inline-skating tours of cities... Any suggestion for challenges to blog?
What is your top money saving tip?
Ale: in office-based daily life, definitely a lunch box from home. When travelling, Couchsurfing - which is also a super interesting experience!
Fra: working from a public library as opposed to from a café.
How do you reward yourself when you want a treat?
Ale: blueberry soy yoghurt.
Fra: like our blog, our married life has just. The best reward: bacini from my wife
(Ale: oops slightly less romantic...)
Where is your favourite place and why?
Ale: in London, Regent's Canal. Because it's London without being London. And because the landscape and buildings change at every step. In the world... I've got so many favourite places for so many different reasons, I'd probably had to write another blog for that!
Fra: in London, the area around the Tate, the Globe theatre, the millennium bridge. Because it's architecturally beautiful and humanly vibrant.
It is a rainy, miserable day, do you stay in or go out?
Marmite, delicious spread or Satans own diarrhoea?
Ale: as a vegan, it’s super helpful to get all the b12 vitamin I need!
Fra: simply disgusting.
What do you do with a glut of courgettes? I need to know this pretty urgently as we have loads in the garden!
Ale: it’s probably too late to answer, Lisa, but… ask my husband ;)
Fra: risotto! If you cook too much, freeze the surplus and eat later on.
What is the best present you can give that isn’t a physical thing?
Ale: time together. Just offered a canoeing afternoon to Fra for his birthday.
Fra: share a passion, teach something that you’re passionate about and skilled in.
Being sustainable is a big part of less-stuff, what is your top tip for living green?
Ale: be moderate in what you think you need. Then, if you are motivated enough, go vegan, start cycling, etc.
Fra: buy the server hosting service by Masterismi.com. It’s based on renewable energy.
Optional question – What is your favourite joke?
Ale: I'm afraid I'm too boring to have a favourite joke...
Fra: “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher” Socrates… my favourite since I met Ale ;-)
And now, our turn to nominate beautifully inspiring blogs:
Jasmine’s journey by Jasmine Nguyen
Exploring Social Enterprises around the world
EOS International by Wes Meier & team
Co-designing Solutions to Overcome Poverty
From Scratch by Sabine Harnau
Supporting businesses whose hearts are in the right place
Brave & Co Design by Kimi Mischke
Creating honest and brave visual brands for motivated do-gooders
And our QUESTIONS are:
ABCity.org is a nomadic programme based 2 loves, design and social value, and 1 condition, letters!
1. When you hear 'design', what's the first thing that comes to your mind?
2. How do you measure what's valuable for you?
3. What's your favourite letter (no matter the alphabet!)?
ABCity.org is now travelling to Russia, China, Nepal and Myanmar.
4. What's the most amazing place you've ever visited?
5. The most inspiring person you've ever met?
6. The funniest story from your travelling? ;-)
In our travelling, we'll visit social enterprises working with food, urban innovation or movement sports.
7. Do you have any particular food habit?
8. What's the most incredible thing you've seen in any urban exploration?
9. What's your favourite sport?
The Sunshine Blogger Awards is about blogs that share positivity. We've only just started blogging, so...
10. What's been your favourite post from our blog so far?
If you didn't have a chance to read our blog yet, not a problem, there's a reserve question: Who's your favourite blogger and why?
And last but not least, our favourite question:
* What's creativity for you?
@ our nominees: Thanks for taking up the challenge. Looking forward to reading your answers soon!
@ any other readers: Feel free to answer any question you fancy in the comment box below. We’d love to hear from you :-)