The Gratitude Award #2 And The Mystery Blogger Award #7

The Gratitude Award #2 And The Mystery Blogger Award #7

Today I am going to speed through a couple more of the recent awards I’ve received. I don’t want people thinking I’m not grateful for the nominations, but I try not to over-saturate my blog with these types of posts. I love answering the questions but I worry that other people won’t be as interested in hearing my answers – I don’t want to bore you lot.. well, anymore than I already do.

Firstly, the Gratitude Award, which came from Anni over at Gluecksgeist. If you enjoy baking, DIY, beauty (and more) type posts, then go and check out her blog.



  1. Finding and adopting Mia back in October.
  2. Throws, hot water bottles, fluffy pyjamas and cups of tea. It’s very cold right now.
  3. Having recently received my (overdue) steroid ankle injection (for my arthritis).
  4. A freshly clean bedroom (I did a deep clean and reorganise the other day and it makes me happier to know that the dust bunnies have been banished – for now at least).
  5. Having recently gone self hosted with Blogerize.

Next up is the Mystery Blogger Award from Zora over at The Girl In The Green Scarf. Zora posts about everyday lifestyle, beauty, fashion and more. Go check her out.



  1. I’m not religious but I do believe there is something after life. Maybe not a Heaven or Hell the way depicted in the movies, but something. I can’t believe that our energy, our souls and everything that we are made up of doesn’t continue in some way after death.
  2. I think people should have to opt-out of the organ donor list (otherwise known as presumed consent), similar to Wales, among many other places. In England people have to opt-in and a lot of them simply never get round to it, so despite having nothing against donating their organs after death, these organs don’t get used and many lives are lost. Although I’m not sure how that works with children under 16, for instance, I’d hope the ruling there goes to the parents unless the child has explicitly asked to donate.
  3. I love a good philosophical debate.


  • Do you think people are born evil or become evil?

I’d say it is probably a bit of both. Is a baby born evil? No, not in the sense that that baby is lying there in-between nappy changes plotting it’s future devious endeavors, but is it possible that the genetic makeup of a person can lead them to do more bad things in life? Yes.

Can a good, mentally stable person could become evil throughout their lifetime because their experiences? Yes. Can that same good, mentally stable person not do evil despite their trying life experiences? Yes.

I think there are a lot of facts involved and if I really got into the question I’d want to define evil more – but that’s probably not interesting to the majority of people reading this.

But, if you are interested I’d like to ask a question? Considering evil, the Devil and hell etc. the souls that go there are suppose to be evil souls? What about psychopaths? People who are born lacking remorse, guilt or shame; any of that good stuff that keeps the rest of us from acting on any errant impulse we have? Say we argue with someone and absentmindedly think about hitting them over the head with a bat, we don’t do it, but if a psychopath does does that make them evil? Even though they are physically lacking the ability, and biology to not do such things? Just food for thought. Interesting question though.

  • What is your favorite thing to do?

Be with my family, my dogs, doing something fun and laughing.

  • Name one of your most embarrassing  moments?

I can’t really think of any, that not because I don’t embarrass myself but I’ve either forgotten (maybe purposely) or over time what once seemed beyond embarrassing doesn’t affect me anymore. Plus I think as you get older you do become less embarrassed by your faux-pas.

  • If there is one thing you could change in the world what would it be?

I’ve answered something similar to this before; “Something along the lines of perfect health for everyone. No cancer, or Alzheimer, disabilities or mental illnesses… etc, I know how hard life can be having less than great health so I’d fix that for everyone who has to deal with that hardship. Don’t be thinking I’m too selfless as I would benefit greatly from this wish too.”

  • If you could go back in time and change one thing what would it be and why?

I don’t think I would. If I could start over again knowing what I know now? Yeah I’d probably give that a whirl. But I’m not sure how much one change could bring about, or if that it would end well.


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If you want to do either of these award/challenges then feel free. Thanks again to the girls that nominated me


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  1. February 8, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Loved reading your answers! I know other people get bored with blog awards but I don’t see how! Everyone’s answers are always so different & interesting to me. You’ve really got me thinking about evil in the world, too.

    • Sarah
      February 9, 2018 / 12:14 am

      Thank you very much! I’m glad you enjoyed it 😊 What are your thoughts on evil?

      • February 9, 2018 / 2:57 am

        I’m not sure! I have a lot of thoughts. I can’t decide if people are evil because they’re evil or if they turn that way throughout life.

  2. January 31, 2018 / 9:05 am

    I completely feel you on not wanting to oversaturate your blog with awards – I don’t actually do them; I’ve tried writing a couple, but could never bring myself to publish because … like even I was bored.

    I really enjoyed your answers though – really thought provoking, especially the answer about evil. For me, I find it difficult to quantify because in a sense we’re all slaves to the body we’re born into. Some people’s brains (like psychopaths) don’t work correctly; some don’t have the impulse control we have. Nothing about that is really our souls necessarily – and some people commit acts that afterwards they hate themselves for because of disorders etc. Certain evil is most definitely a choice, but some of it I wonder about ….x

    • Sarah
      February 1, 2018 / 12:43 am

      It’s difficult, because I am always grateful that someone nominates me, and I enjoy answering them, but I do question if my answers interest or even entertain those reading..? For now I think I’ll continue doing them every now and then (it’s also nice to have an easy post to rely on if I’m busy and haven’t had time to write a post).
      Oh definitely, some people are ‘evil’ and it cannot be excuse but other times I do wonder. And about the Devil himself? He’s made out to be an horrific creature but isn’t he, technically, only punishing bad people? Why does that make him bad by association? Anyways 😉

  3. January 31, 2018 / 1:24 am

    love reading these, definitely agree that organ donation should be opt out! xx

    • Sarah
      January 31, 2018 / 1:27 am

      Hopefully soon, a lot of countries already do it, I don’t understand why we’re behind xx

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