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The Sunshine Award

24 Aug

Hello Lovelies.

I am so blessed to have been nominated for a Sunshine Award. The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers who ‘brighten your day’ and ‘inspire’ you to grow your blog and blossom as a blogger.

To think that anyone thinks of me and my little blog in that way is truly touching and I have to give a lot of thanks to Kayleigh from Ruffles and Rabbits for sending me this nomination.

I really love Kayleigh’s blog. she has her own quirky style and posts regular ramblings about her day to day life and rabbit Karl. She’s a fellow geekette after my own heart and I love her tattoos! Please go pay her a visit for if you’re looking for something refreshing to read.

Onto the rules of The Sunshine Award

The rules do differ slightly, depending on who’s nominated you and what they’ve asked you to do so here is what has been handed down from Kayleigh –

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you 

2. Post the award logo on your blog

3. Nominate 5 blogs that you love

4. Share seven facts about yourself

Seven Facts About LittleRed

  1. The name behind the blogger is Elinor, not many people spell it correctly as it’s not the most common spelling of this name. Some members of my family don’t even know how to spell it and i’ve often got different variations on christmas and birthday card every year! People call me Ellie or El or even Eli.
  2. I was born into a mormon family and raised in the church till I was around 13/14 when I decided that I wanted to make my own decisions in life. I still am grateful for a lot of the morals, standards and ideals that the church taught me but I do like a glass of vino.
  3. I really love The Legend of Zelda. I played a lot of video games when I was younger (and still do!) and The Legend of Zelda was the first RPG (Role Playing Game) that I really got into and loved. The first title I played from this series was The Ocarina of Time and that is still probably my favourite with The Twilight Princess coming a close second. I still have not completed Skyward Sword (hate the controls :(!! – i’ll get around to it i’m sure!).
  4. I have one tattoo which I got in August 2012. This is symbolic to me in many ways, and is completely unique. Something along the lines of ” The one who had the key to my heart had to leave and get his wings, but the key isn’t completely out of reach for the right person”.
  5. I have a birth mark that is shaped like a fish. I call it ‘Sharky’.
  6. I really want to visit Egypt. I have always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt and all it’s history. If I had the brains and grades I would have probably gone into Egyptology. It was a childhood dream to discover Cleopatra’s tomb.
  7. I have an unhealthy obsession with books. I love all books that are art, literature, history & design I one day will have a library in my own house full of a sophisticated collection of books and a comfy chair I can curl up and read away a good few hours.

So there we have seven slightly random facts about your truly.

My Nominations

It’s incredibly hard to pick just five blogs that I feel deserve this award nomination. I’ve met so many wonderful people and stumbled across great blogs that this is a really hard decision. The blogs I find myself going back to time and time again are –

  1. Nora Lilly from Hello You Blog.  I find her fashion sense quirky and cute I love she shares her art and photography I find it incredibly inspiring and interesting. I visit her blog to enjoy her OOTD posts with her clever song titles. I often find myself scrolling through her archives to read her wistful way with words and see her wonderful pictures. She does amazing little caricatures of bloggers and I really secretly hope she’ll do more soon! I truly heart this young lady.
  2. Megan from Little Miss Average.  Megan is a really lovely lady! She’s so welcoming, open, warm and friendly that she’s definitely one of my rays of blogger sunshine. She blogs about all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle and I love that you read her blog posts and you feel instantly like a life long friend. She’s not been on the blogger’s scene all too long but she has blossomed so much in that time i’m sure i’m not the only one who really enjoys her blog.
  3. Hayley Russell from Water Painted Dreams. I love that she just blogs about her passions. She adores reading and books which definitely is a girl after my own heart! She takes lovely photos on her blog and I actually love watching her Youtube videos, girl crush on her accent! ❤
  4. Bethany Worrall from Bethany Worrall. Her personality pours through her posts, I really like her fashion sense and follow her OOTD posts. She also does quite a few haul posts which I totally love! All round she’s lovely and bubbly.
  5. Sophia from Tattooed Tealady. Sophia is very well established as a blogger but she’s incredibly down to earth and I love her style. She’s not afraid to say what she thinks and why and that kind of honesty is refreshing. She posts about some lovely things and I look up to her.

I urge you to check all of these blogs out if you’re unfamiliar with them or not. I love all these ladies.

Much Love x

A twist on ’50 Facts about me’

12 Jul

I have read so many ’50 facts about me’ posts lately, getting to know the blogger behind the ramblings is great so here is my contribution with a twist.

Everyone gets sentimental from time to time, people treasure memories and items for years and what looks like an old cinema stubb to you may have it’s own life story to someone else. Rather then share 50 random things about myself I wanted to open my keepsake box to you and share my sentimental stories.

Different I know and this won’t be to everyone’s taste but to me these are jigsaw pieces of my life’s puzzle.

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This box hides away in my home, full of unrealised treasures to the untrained eye, to me, all I need to do is sort through its contents to remind myself how I got to where I am now and all the smiles along the way.

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I love taking photographs. Simple things with so much value. I keep photographs of people i’ve loved and lost, old school friends, beloved pets, places I have traveled and the people I want to remember along the way.

The framed picture is myself and an old boyfriend, his photos remind me of the years we shared and his lust for life. He passed away from cancer nearly 3 and a 1/2 years ago but there isn’t a day goes by where I am not thankful for how he shaped my look on life. Old school friends and silly antics still make me smile, although most of these I am no longer in touch with these photos remind me of the only good years at high school I had. The photo at the back in the middle is of Ilfracombe in North Devon. I holidayed here most of my childhood and I have very fond memories of the place, this particular picture is bright and colourful which is how I remember most of my childhood holidays to be.

Myself at 17 and how skinny I was! Happy again on the beach in Devon, wearing a bikini top in England..shocking right? My first dog Putney, a cocker spaniel we rescued from the Bristol Dogs Home when I was 8, his fur was a similar colour to my hair when I was young so naturally at that age I was convinced we were related in some strange way.

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Tickets from various gigs I have been to, a signed Good Food Show ticket by Jamie Oliver. Cards from my grandparents on my baptism day. I was born into a Mormon family at went to church for many years, although it’s not for me a lot of my family still are active in the Mormon community, I am grateful for a lot of the morals and ideals I was raised with as a member of the church. The train ticket from the day I met Rob (framed photo), one of the days i’ll remember for the rest of my life.

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Reminding myself where i’ve been in life and where I want to go. My travel pack from Rome, this was my first time abroad and I loved visiting all the historic monuments I have read so much about. I bought rosary beads from outside the Vatican which I felt were a true souvenir from Italy.

My various jobs i’ve had over the years, I like to keep my name badges to remind myself of the work i’ve done and how it’s all helped me become the person I am today. A photo of my first boyfriend and I at our sixth form prom, his suit and tie were way too big and I felt so odd in a dress and heals but we still had a wonderful evening.


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All the random things i’ve collected over the years, some meaningful some just fun. An old card wallet belonging to my mum, still has a few of her bits and pieces in along with an old family photo and some keepsake cards. My first MP3 player with all its original tracks on, this was one of the first things I bought with my part time job wages. An old coin found by my grandad years ago, confetti from my 18th birthday, badges I used to collect and clearly I loved Blink 182 as I thought Tom Delonge was god.  My university student card, I didn’t last long at uni but I still keep this to remind myself of that short journey. I am born in the year of the Dragon and the characteristics sum me up to a T.

A pen from Portsmouth, it rained so hard the day I was there and I was wearing flip-flops, I had the worst blisters that day. Five pound coins, this holder was my grandad’s and he always insisted in keeping it in his pocket separate to his wallet. It’s one of the only things I have of his and it might seem trivial but it still means a lot. The postcard at the bottom, my grandma sent to me as the girl on the front reminded her of me when I was a baba.

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An old diary of the year 2004. Talking about being reunited with old friends, my first experience in having crushes and a boyfriend, the first ‘I Love You’s’ and many more memories. I laugh at my 16 year old self when I read this now. An old school book of my dad’s, his many doodles of ducks inside. My dad used to be quite artistic and had such a sense of humor. A fairy sketch I did, I always drew them fierce and empowering which was everything I was not!

Google in a nutshell, this was released when Google first materialised and I have kept it ever since.

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It’s good to remind myself of where i’ve come from, I look at old photos of myself and wonder did I ever imagine where I would be now back then. Some things I could have predicted, most I wouldn’t have foreseen in my wildest dreams. I thought i’d always live in Bristol and have the same friends, I thought I would never put on anymore weight or grow the curves I wanted, I thought that my first boyfriend and I would be together forever and I certainly didn’t think i’d drop out of university.

Life is is full of surprises.

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More random bits and pieces; my Mr Blobby t-shirt, my dad brought this home for me when I was young as I was really ill at the time but totally loved Mr Blobby. I still have this t-shirt, still filthy and aged 5 years. Angel cards, some things in my life that have happened have really made me question if there is something after we pass on. I wanted to find answers and comfort in them, although I still don’t know what is out there I do know I love the art work on these angel cards. My magic key for santa, a house with no chimney needs this key! How on earth will santa get in otherwise!! A childhood bracelet, one of the first pieces of jewellery I owned and I still have it today – a silver teddy bear bracelet.

A handmade ocarina from The Legend of Zelda. I loved this game and still do, so much so I made my own Ocarina of Time.

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There are lots more things in my box but I won’t bore you with them all. I hope you have enjoyed that little insight into my life and memories, if there is anything you want to ask about then please do.

Much Love x