You don’t ask… You don’t get!

********NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON THE 30TH JUNE 2016********


As many of you know, I was brought up in a large household with several Uncles and an Auntie. I was very close to my Aunt Gwen, and we spent a lot of time together watching old films, eating cough candy twists and listening to old music. She really was an idol to me.

Now my Aunt Gwen was never one to shy away from asking or doing what she wanted. “If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get” was something she used to say frequently. But that really has never been my style.

Whilst I get it in principle, I genuinely don’t like asking for things. Favours, products to review, I even hate asking for help. I am as stubborn as they come, and in many ways would rather go without.

However, there is something I would really love, and this time, I am going to ask for it.

So… here goes!

The nominations for the Plus Size Awards have just gone live. Held on the 19th November in London, the red carpet affair will be the highlight of the Plus Size Year.

Having followed the event last year, whilst my blog was still very young, I lusted over the glamorous dresses, the red carpet, the getting together of all the bloggers, some friends and some I admire from afar.


This year I would love to be a part of the celebration of everything Plus Size.

So, how do I (and you) make that happen? By nominating my little blog under the ‘Best New Blogger’ category.

I have been blogging for just over a year, and it has literally changed my life. I have had adventures, met some amazing people, modelled, travelled to Europe and generally chatted about my life, my style, my family and my activities.

I have been to Plus Size Events, which before last year, I never knew existed. I have chatted with hundreds of people just like me, shared tales, giggles and a few drinks.


It truly would be an honour to get nominated, and whilst I don’t have a cat in hell’s chance of actually winning, it would be amazing to get to go this amazing red carpet event.

I already have 5 full length velvet gowns in my wardrobe, with nowhere to wear them! What better reason to nominate me?!?!

To nominate…

If you think I am worthy of a nomination, all you have to do is click here and fill in in the Best New Blogger category. Why not have a look through some of the other categories and nominate a few of your favourites in those too!

Oh and you really will earn my and a few others eternal gratitude too!

Hayley Stewart of

Last Years Best New Blog Winner – Hayley Stewart of

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  • Helen Clark

    This sounds like a fab night out. I’ve voted and hope you get to wear one of your dresses 🙂 x

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you so much! ️Xx

  • BixxBoxx

    You can totally win! You are amazing! I’m so excited to go, it would be awesome to see you win. I will absolutely be nominating you! You are an inspiration to me! Xxx

    • Tanya Brannan

      Awwww thank you sweetheart! That’s so lovely of you to say xxxx

  • Your blog is fantastic and you are in with a good chance of winning!

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you so much xx

  • Oooo good luck! You have a fab blog so I expect you’ll do really well 🙂

  • dominika

    This is sounds like an amazing even and you can totally win it! Good luck!


  • Rhian Westbury

    Good luck! Your blog is great so I can’t see why you wouldn’t at least get a nomination. Such a great excuse to wear a beautiful dress x

  • good luck hunny you sure deserve to be there voted for you x

  • Tori Gabriel

    Best of luck, mate! I popped over and voted so fingers crossed. I really hope you win!

  • kitty kaos

    You are so hard working too my lovely so I am sure you will get lots of votes! Love you xxx

  • Wishing you the best of luck – Popping over to vote for you now! Your Auntie sounds like an amazing, formidable woman – I like her philosophy!

    • Thank you so much Helen, and yes she REALLY was! Especially as she was mentally handicapped!. She never let anything stop her xx

  • Hello Beautiful Bear

    I’ve just voted for you lovely. The best of luck, sounds like your blog has served you very well so far 🙂 X

  • Hayley Ann Stewart

    Aunt Gwen sounds great!
    Done! And good luck poppet!

  • Sophisticated Curves

    It is done and good luck! You deserve it. Let me know if you would like Sophisticated Curves to sponsor you. 🙂

  • Leighanne Modeste

    Best of luck, fingers crossed your hard work is noted. Can’t wait to see what you wear to the awards

  • Good luck, you really deserve to win this so fingers crossed x

  • Best of luck with the awards – I shall keep my fingers crossed for you 🙂 x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Best of luck, I so hope you win lovely! H x

  • Of course I will vote for you lovely, I really hope you win you deserve it hun xxx

  • All voted for you, good luck with it, you deserve to get through x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Wishing you lots of luck you have done a great job on the blog I hope you win x

    • Thank you Melanie, I have everything crossed that I get through to the finalists xx

  • I hope you do well! It really is awesome that your blog took off so quickly!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Good luck! You definitely deserve to win.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Wishing you lots of luck with this hunnie, I hope you win too x

  • Hannah Boal

    Nominated! Wishing you the best of luck xx

  • nominated 🙂 good luck and hope you get far

  • Jessica

    Wishing you good luck, dear! Will surely nominate your blog. 🙂

  • Awesome achievement, best of luck. I’m totally voting!

  • Best of luck with the nominations. good luck.

  • Jenni Grainger

    Good luck with the nominations, will nominate later x

  • Fingers crossed for you – I really enjoy your blog and seeing all your lovely outfits! 🙂

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you Becca! x

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I have my fingers crossed for you lovely! I love your blog – will nominate you later x

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you so much Hannah x

  • I love that in such a short time blogging has transformed your life. Great that it gives people such confidence – Best of luck to you for the awards.

    • Tanya Brannan

      It really has! I couldn’t be happier 🙂 Tx

  • Laura

    Good luck, I hope you get the nomination that you would like. Got my fingers crossed for you xxx

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you so much Laura xx

  • Good luck! I hope you win. My fingers are crossed for you.

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you so very much Jemma x

  • Good luck with the competition! it’s good to see how far you’ve came over the last year and how much its transformed your life. Oh and i’ve nominated for you to win, so thank me later 😉

    • Tanya Brannan

      Awww thank you so much Northern Crumble! I really do appreciate it x

  • Le Coin de Mel

    Couldn’t agree more… you don’t ask, you don’t get! Just voted for you lovely, fingers crossed!

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart x