I have to say Mel, you took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting this. It’s really very kind of you. When I got your message on Twitter, I didn’t know what to say ….Well, here I am, acknowledging this amazing award, coming from an amazing woman I respect a lot.
This would be my second nomination for blogger award, the first was “Blogger Recognition Award” and am ever grateful I got nominated.
For this nomination “Melhopkins am grateful and considering the fact I love your works, this is more like the “cherry on my cake”. I am pleased, honoured and humbled to accept this nomination.
I recommend we visit, she is a woman with goals and strong personality, with wonderful tips that will help you get to know and re-discover yourself.
Here are the rules:
.  Post the award on your blog
.  Thank the person who nominated you
.  Answer 11 questions they sent you
.  Pick another 11 blogger ( Let them know they are nominated)
.  Give them 11 questions
How many countries have you visited in this lifetime?
Just one for now.
What is your favourite country? Why?
Mexico. I love the language Spanish, am not fluent yet but I can communicate. I love the getaway beaches, the historic colonial towns, their museums and galleries.
What is your favourite travel haunt?
Destinations on Google, Tripnary
In your travels, what is the oddest tourist attraction you’ve seen?
Statue of caged cat woman, Eastern Cape Aberdeen, South Africa
How many states, (or provinces, territories) have you visited in your home country?
10 states
What was your favourite travel destination in 2016?
South Africa
Where will you travel to in 2017?
What’s your favourite transportation mode of travel?  Planes, trains, automobiles, bikes, motor home, cruise ships?
Planes, Cruise Ship
Do  you prefer physical adventure travel such as hiking, camping, mountain climbing or relaxing by the pool or beach?
Relaxing by the pool or beach
Hot or cold weather travels?
Cold weather travels
How far have you traveled from your home base?
 4,644 kilometers. The air travel distance is 2,886 miles.(Nigeria to South Africa)
My nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award go to:
. Anne Lauren,
. Harbans,
. Buddy71,
. Spiritual Journey 17,
. Kawsreflections,
. Gbolabo Adetunji,
. Throughmyheartweb,
. Thechickengrandma,
. OIKOS™-Redaktion,
. Curlygirlabroad,
Congratulations! If you’ve already received this nomination.
Here are your  11 new questions, [Good luck]

  1. What would you be doing,if money isn’t an issue?
  2. What is the most creative thing you’ve ever done in 2016?
  3. What is your favourite book?
  4. What inspires your work?
  5. What word of inspiration do you live and work with?
  6. What impact have you made in the life of those around you?
  7. What choice do you wish you had made years earlier?
  8. If you were to change one thing in your life, what would that be?
  9. If you were asked to make just one wish, what would you wish for? Why?
  10. What word of advice do you have for your younger self?
  11. In 2(two) words, describe your blog.

Whitney ibe blog: Inspired to affect lives positively….

Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog),, The Social Talk, and She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe's blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add more value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for assisting clients in setting tangible goals. She is accommodating and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others achieve their goals. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and various websites have learned from her writing style, and it has helped them get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped many bloggers, and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading her excellent posts. She loves dessert,t especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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