An Award…

… was bestowed on me, not only by my sweet friend Kim over at notcrazyunwell. com, but also by sweet Carissa at

sunshine award

Getting the sunshine award from one of my very best friends, who brings sunshine into my life on a regular basis, is pretty much the best compliment one can get. Thanks so much, sweetie! Also having a pretty new blogging friend give the award to me as well, is absolutely mind-blowing. Thanks Carissa!

Now, here are the rules to accepting this sunny award:

* Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. (Done.)

*Tell us something about yourself.


For years, I could not eat chocolate ice-cream. Horrible, right? I hadn’t had any chocolate ice-cream up until a couple of years ago, because of a somewhat ‘traumatic’ experience  that I had when I was about 5 years old.
My family had driven – as every year – to the Italian Alps for our skiing vacation. The last few miles before reaching the mountain village, where we always stayed in a little B&B type of place, is pretty much just windy roads and those I could never handle quite well. Right after we arrived, my Mom treated me and my sister to some ice-cream to reward us for being so patient during the long drive, but feeling a little queasy due to driving the windy roads previously, I threw the chocolate ice-cream right back up… and ever since that day, I’d start feeling sick if someone just mentioned the words chocolate ice-cream.
It’s funny how your brain can establish connections between things that are in fact not connected at all, because I obviously didn’t throw up because of the chocolate ice-cream, but because of my nausea which was due to the windy roads.

Just a little while ago, I started to consider giving chocolate ice-cream another shot. I kept thinking that maybe after all those years I was finally over it and able to enjoy chocolate ice-cream again. Turns out, my body seems to have finally ‘forgotten’ the experience and I am happy to report that, while I’ll still go for vanilla if I have the choice, chocolate ice-cream is actually quite tasty to me again! I can’t believe that I missed out on it for such a long time :)

* Nominate 10 other bloggers and

* Let them know that you awarded them! (Done.)

Here are the ten girls that I pass the award on to…

Kat @
Nora @
Steph @
Mandy @
Sylvia @
Jen @
Lesley @
Michelle @
Caro @
Katy @

Check out those lovely ladies!

  1. heh. i didn’t know that story. how sad because chocolate ice-cream is sooooo goooood. in fact, now i want some. xoxoxo

  2. I agree with Kim, now I want some, too!
    Happy Monday! xxx

  3. Thank you! :) sunshine right back at ya girl! I will get on to posting it a passing on the joy, or should I say sun?, right along. Have a great day!

  4. Awww, thanks! Sending the sunshine right back to you. Hope you had a fabulous weekend and that your week is off to a great start.

  5. Aww, thank you for the award! :) That’s so interesting how things like that when we’re little can affect us later on. I’m glad you’re now enjoying it! I’m not a huge fan of chocolate ice cream or cake for some reason. I prefer vanilla all the way!

  6. Cannot believe you went that long without chocolate ice cream.. Wow.. Great post !

  7. Congratulations on your award! You have a beautiful blog, I found you through Alisa from Rags to Stitches, and am a new follower!

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