‘Top 50 Deaf Blogs’ Award!

Dear readers,

I recently received an Email from Anuj Agarwal, the Founder of Feedspot, informing me that my blog has been selected as one of the Top 50 Deaf Blogs on the web! This is the most comprehensive list of the best Deaf blogs on the internet.

I am extremely happy to have been included in this list, as this is where I found many of the deaf blogs which helped me so much when I first experienced my hearing loss, and which I still follow today.

I am currently ranking number 35! Please click here to see the complete list.

Thank you to my readers for your continued support, likes, and comments.



The Liebster Award!



Hello. Thank you so much to Chinedu Victor at victorfitnessblog.com for my nomination for the Liebster Award! This award is all about getting to know other bloggers. Chinedu is a Nigerian medical student who lives in Russia. He writes information about ways of being healthy. He writes about fitness and health; from personal experiences, medical knowledge and personal research. Please check out his blog at victorfitnessblog.com.


The rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award
  2. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 11 blogs
  4. Notify them of the nomination
  5. Give them 11 questions to answer


Facts about me (Sorry if some of these are repeated from my other awards)

  1. I love waking up to a sunny day 🙂
  2. I don’t like to be in a rush, especially when travelling or on a day off.
  3. I am learning Spanish (slowly!)
  4. I enjoy eating outside, especially breakfast.
  5. I haven’t eaten meat since January.
  6. I enjoy running and am thinking of doing a half marathon soon.
  7. I enjoy walking in the countryside and in the mountains.
  8. I love spending ‘quality’ time with my boyfriend – I’m always making plans for us to go on trips in our spare time, or go out for a drink/food after work during the week.
  9. I like to watch films that are based on true stories.
  10. I live in Madrid.
  11. I am currently in England, staying with my sister and her boyfriend for a few weeks – my two favourite people (as well as my boyfriend of course!)


My answers to questions from Chinedu Victor:

  1. What does life mean to you?

This is a deep question, and I’m not really sure how to answer it! Life can be good and also difficult. I try to do things every day that make me happy. I worry about wasting my free time, and so always like to be busy during the weekends, and during my holidays.

  1. What would you enjoy doing 7 days a week?

I would like to be my own boss. I would enjoy doing something creative, and something that means I need to spend parts of my days outside.

  1. What’s your birthday date?

7th April

  1. Have you ever had a near-death experience? If yes pls brief us about it

No, although I had an operation when I was 4.

  1. Your favourite quote is ?

A day without a smile is a day wasted (Charlie Chaplin)

  1. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?

India to travel.

  1. What’s your dream house?

One day I would like to live in a house with a garden or some land – actually any outdoor space would be nice 🙂 I’d like to grow fruit and vegetables. I wouldn’t like to live too far from a main town/city though, as I enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions.

  1. Most embarrassing moment

I’m not telling!

  1. Your biggest fear?


  1. Any regret? If yes what?

No regrets.

  1. Who’s your favourite author or speaker, maybe both?.

I like F Scott Fitzgerald for his descriptive style. I also like Charles Dickens and Stephen King because I think they are great storytellers. Danny Wallace makes me laugh.

I don’t read much anymore, and this is something I’d like to get back into.


My nominees for the Liebster Award are

  1. Picnicwithants.wordpress.com
  2. The Cvillean
  3. Pinkfordays.wordpress.com
  4. www.xunniemarie.com
  5. adamantiumjoy.com
  6. aishwaryasivakumar
  7. rabbitpatchdiarycom
  8. Bluefish Way
  9. a cooking pot and twisted tales
  10. Bold Blind Beauty
  11. roundtriptravel


Now my questions for my nominees:

  1. Where do you live?
  2. What is the most delicious food you have ever eaten?
  3. What do you like to do in your free time?
  4. Three things you can’t live without…
  5. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
  6. Describe yourself in three words.
  7. What single quality do you most appreciate in people?
  8. Say something nice about yourself…
  9. Why did you start blogging?
  10. Something that makes you laugh?
  11. Something you want to achieve or do in the next 5 years.

For those of you who I have nominated, please don’t feel like you have to complete this award – these things can take a long time! If you have time, then great. If you don’t, then no worries! I just wanted you all to know that I think you are wonderful 🙂


The Versatile Blogger Award – Thank you!

Thank you so much to Mich at michnavs for nominating me for this award. It is so nice to be thought of by fellow bloggers 🙂  Mich’s blog is all about ‘Celebrating life in rhythm and rhyme’. On Mich’s blog page, you will find lots of beautifully written poetry about life, love, the seasons, celebrations and more. Please take time to visit Mich’s blog!

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Here are 7 facts about me…

  1. I love Thai food, especially the green papaya salad known as Som Tum: with “som” meaning “sour” and “tum” referring to the pounding sound of the large pestle used to crush ingredients. I like it spicy and with lots of lime and garlic, and served with sticky rice.
  2. Next week I am travelling to England to spend a few days with my sister and her boyfriend. I am so excited to see them both!
  3. It’s my birthday this Friday – 35 here I come!!
  4. I hate hard-boiled eggs – the shell, the smell, the texture….urghh!!
  5. I really don’t like cockroaches – something about the higgledy-piggledy, super-fast way they can move!
  6. I recently did a bloggers interview with Jacqueline from A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales. I have nominated her before for an award, so I will say it in this section: please visit her blog! She has a wonderful blog, where she posts stories, photos and poetry. She is great at getting people together in the blogging world, and it is through Jacqueline that I have connected with some other fantastic bloggers. Here’s a link to my interview with her: https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2017/04/02/meet-beautiful-lady-carly-sygrove/
  7. I love the sun. Waking up to a sunny morning makes me immediately feel happy 🙂

Nominees: (If you have already been nominated already or do not have the time no worries at all. I don’t want anyone to feel they have to complete this task. I really just want to say you’re amazing!)


1. Wendy at picnic with ants

Wendy has provided me with a lot of information about Meniere’s disease, and often leaves positive and informative comments on my posts. Thank you Wendy 🙂

2. Sarah at Embrace Joy

I find Sarah’s story really interesting. She is originally from Indiana, and has traveled a lot. Recently, she has been living in a city in the north of England called York; very close to where I grew up.

3. Al at The Cvillean,

I met Al through both having experienced unusual forms of hearing loss. I really like his sense of humour and I enjoy reading about his life.

4. Miriam at The Showers of Blessing 

Miriam writes poetry and quotes, and also posts beautiful photos. Miriam often comments on my posts – thank you Miriam!

5. My beautiful blogging friend Susan at Rhythm in life

I love her poetry about her family and her life ❤


The Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate some of your favourite bloggers
  • Tell your nominees the good news!


Nomination for ‘One Lovely Blog Award’…Thank You!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to have been nominated for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ by Sharon, founder of  leadership2mommyship. I woke up this morning to see the message from Sharon, telling me she had nominated me – what a lovely way to start my day 🙂

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I am relatively new to the blogging world, and am so grateful to receive this nomination. Sharon has been so supportive in her following of my blog, and encouraging with her ‘likes’ and comments on my posts. Please visit her blog! She is a wife, and mother of three children; who were all born in three different decades. She’s served 22 years in the United States Air Force and writes stories about her family and travel, and also writes poetry. Please visit her blog!

Sharon. Thank you so much for the nomination – you have really made my day!

7 Facts About Me!

  • I love to go running. When I’m running, I forget about all my worries. Running makes me feel positive, and able to deal with life’s challenges with more strength. While I’m running, I like to listen to podcasts…
  • …I love listening to story-telling podcasts. I like to hear about people’s true stories. I enjoy listening to stories of funny and awkward situations; stories of struggles and strength; stories of friendship and stories about family diversity. Here are a few of my favourites: The Moth, Risk, This American Life, StoryCorps, True Story and The Listening Project.
  • I love baking. I enjoy baking cakes and tray bakes. I like to make cakes that taste yummy, and that don’t rely on having fancy toppings or decoration to make them tempting. My favourite cake is carrot cake 🙂
  • I lived in Bangkok, Thailand for 3 years. Thailand will always have a special place in my heart. It is where I gained self-confidence; where I met some of my favourite people; where I was able to travel to beautiful islands and other countries in South East Asia; where I discovered my love for Thai food and massage; and most importantly, where I met my wonderful boyfriend 🙂
  • I love spending time with my sister and her boyfriend. I live in Spain, and my sister and her boyfriend live in England. I love visiting them, whenever I have the opportunity. Their home feels like my second home, and we always have lots of lovely times together; eating, drinking and exploring the city where they live. ❤
  • I grew up in Bridlington. Bridlington is a small seaside town in East Yorkshire, England. It is well known for the fish and chips; which are usually served in gigantic portions! My parents still live there, and my mum enjoys walking on the beach and cliff tops every day.
  • Despite choosing a career in teaching (specializing in 3-7 year olds) I have a First degree in Maths! However, it wasn’t due to an amazing knowledge and understanding of Maths that I was awarded the First Class Honours, but instead, because of my amazing memory at the time – my sister says that I have the memory of an elephant! I got my degree in Maths; which was always the most difficult subject for me at school (I like a challenge!) by learning theorems and proofs my heart, and then scribbling them down in exams, and immediately forgetting them!

Nominees: (If you have already been nominated already or do not have the time no worries at all. I don’t want anyone to feel they have to complete this task. I really  just want to say you’re amazing!)

  1. https://stubbsyblog.wordpress.com/blog/ Andy was the first person to comment on my blog 🙂
  2. https://morethanabitdeaf.com/ Vera’s blog about hearing loss is such an interesting read. Also, she has given me lots of helpful advice. Thank you Vera 🙂
  3. https://makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com/ Eric was kind enough to publish my post Finding Strength Through Adversity as a guest blogger on his site.
  4. https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/ Jacqueline has a wonderful blog, where she posts stories, photos and poetry. She is great at getting people together in the blogging world, and it is through Jacqueline that I have connected with some other fantastic bloggers.
  5. https://adamantiumjoy.com/ Brad tells an amazing story of strength and courage!
  6. https://braverthanbefore.com/ Talasi has a beautiful writing style and writes about her life.
  7. https://aishwaryasivakumar.wordpress.com/ A fantastic storyteller -she writes about her life.
  8. https://badmomscanada.wordpress.com/ A wonderful blog by a group of Canadian mums, who write about their experiences of being parents.
  9. https://roundtrip.blog/ A lovely travel blog written by Kristin.

The Rules

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate at most 15 people
  • Tell your nominees the good news!