Sunshine Blogger Award # 15

Thank you so much, Beckie, of Beckie’s Mental Mess who has bestowed Sunshine Blogger Award on my blog. If you are not following Beckie’s blog, please check it out. It is a fantastic blog, with special emphasis on mental well being.


About Sunshine Blogger Award:
It is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.


Rules are simple:
a. Nominate 11 people and notify them via comment.
b. Ask them new 11 questions.
c. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
d. Display the award logo on your blog post.
e. Answer the 11 questions asked

Beckie‘s 11 Questions:

1. Do you search for difficult words in your writing? like I do. I have to search for meaning.

Sometimes the prompts that I follow are words that I am not familiar with so I look them up. But when I write I use words that I know and am comfortable with. Being too verbose is not my style of writing.

2. What do you prefer tea or coffee? For any specific flavor, please mention the same.

I prefer coffee over tea any day. I like all the flavors that come unsweetened. Like French vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel in coffee. And though I love coffee, I cannot have it more than twice a day. So if I want something in the evening, I love earl grey tea.

3. Most of the time, I am found writing while walking to and fro in my room, on my phone’s notepad. Do you like writing on phones or tablets or laptops?

I love blogging from my phone or iPad. It’s the easiest thing to just pick up the phone, open the app and write the ideas swirling in my mind. I got a new laptop but I have not gotten into the habit of blogging on it. Maybe one day!

4. Where would you like to live, if not the current country?

I am happy in my current country. I do like to go on vacation to other places, but love living where I was born.

5. How many books do you have in your own library?

Like most people, I have downsized my book collection a lot. It’s not easy to lug around books especially if you move homes. So when I moved into my own home, I sold/ gave away most of my books that I had already read a few times. I still have my classic book collection and all-time favorites. So maybe about a couple of hundred books.

6. Have you participated in any protests for any social cause? Which one and why?

In my younger day I did but nothing as an adult. In school, we did protest against the infringement of human rights.

7. A motivating line of your own, if this was an award given to you on stage.

Thank you so much for this honor. If I can do it so can you. It only needs hard work!

8. What genre do you prefer in movies?

As life is too serious these days, I prefer lighthearted comedies, superhero movies or documentaries.

9. Are you a bathroom singer?

Nopes. No singer of any sort. I like to whistle along with my favorite songs while walking and listing to my playlist.

10. How do you spend your Sunday?

Relaxing. But since my husband likes to socialize, we usually visit friends and family. I like the weekdays better as I can plan my day according to my own wishes.

11. Do you like watching TV? What do you prefer watching?

I really don’t have time to watch tv anymore because between blogging, walking and meeting my family and friends, there isn’t enough time left. If there is some new show on Netflix, I do catch it but only if I have spare time on my hands.


My 11 Questions;

Why did you start blogging?

Do your friends and family support you in blogging?

What would be your dream job?

What are your ambitions for the coming year?

How do you think the world is going to cope with the challenges we are facing?

What would be your ideal holiday vacation?

What is the quality you admire in yourself?

What is the quality you admire in others?

What is your pet peeve?

Are you a book reader? If so how many books you read in a month?

What aspect of your personality you would like to change?

My Nominations;


Margate and Neal

Leigha Robbins





I have gifted this award to just seven bloggers as opposed to eleven that I am supposed to.

I hope that you will accept the award and pass it forward. If not, I would love to learn more about you all by reading your answers to my questions.

And any one who would like to answer these questions is most welcome.

Thank you so much Beckie, once again for this award. 😍




Sunshine Blogger Award Nominations # 12 and 13

I am thrilled to get not one but two nominations for Sunshine Bloggers Award;

One by of Something to Stu over

 And another by ;Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian
I am grateful to both of these excellent bloggers. If you are not familiar with their blogs, please check them out. They both are very versatile bloggers.


1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo

2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you

3. Answer the 11 questions given to you

4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions

Here are Stuart’s questions:

1. What, in your opinion, is the most majestic of all God’s creation?

The whole universe is an amazing creation, but I feel that human beings are the only ones who have reasoning, power of making informed decisions and the free will to do so. So I would say that human being is the most majestic of all creations.

2. Are you a read the book type of person or a wait for the movie type?

I would read the book first and then would wait for the movie.

3. What topic do you feel is the least discussed but the one most needed one to be discussed?

We need to discuss a lot of issues in our society. An open debate about our values, morals and behavior is very much needed.

4. Do you prefer hanging out with a group of friends around a fire or chilling alone by a lake?

Friends any day!

5. What inspires you to keep blogging?

It is a place where I can express my opinions and say what I want to say. So it is my new passion.

6. Do you believe the world is going to hell in a hand basket? Why?

Environment-wise we definitely are. There is nothing that cannot be fixed but we need will and definitely some action to save ourselves from the impending doom.

7. If you are a Christian, would you be willing to write your testimony as a blog post?

I prefer not to discuss my religion here.

8. If you have written your testimony would you be so kind as to send the link?

9. What is the current color of your kitchen?

It’s a pale lemon with beige counter tops. The wood work is pine.

10. What is your dream car?

Something which is easy to drive and park. I would prefer something small which is easily maneuvered.

11. Where did the phrase “by the skin of my teeth” originate?

Something which is even slimmer than a non-existent skin on the teeth. Frankly I have no idea. I can google it but what’s the fun in that!

The Questions from Kristian to his nominees:

1. What is your theory on the point of existence?

You mean to ask, Why we exist?

I think that we are created to prove that we are deserving of the love of God. Be good and kind and helpful in life. Accept things that we can not change and do our best to change things for the better which are in our power to do.

2. Do you have a favourite film? What is it?

There are so many not one. I love a movie which makes me think and can change my view point. But I love a good comedy or action movie as well.

3. If you could travel to any place, where would you go?

Switzerland is on my list next. If you read Gary’s blog, he is always singing praises of it.

4. If you could do any job what would it be?

Blogging for some great interesting products or company.

5. What character trait do you find unattractive?

Lying, bragging and being rude. I guess we all dislike these traits.

6. When reading fiction, do you prefer reality or fantasy?

Anything which is well written. Enough to be believable and without loopholes in the plot. Crime fiction is a favorite genre.

7. What would you like to see on tomorrow mornings newspaper headlines?

A certain orange person has resigned and is in custody for manipulating the justice system, and all those under him into lying for him.

8. What advice would you like to give to your ten-year-old self?

Toughen up and stop feeling sorry for yourself. A tough childhood prepares one for seeing the rest of life as an easy walk through the park.

9. What song always makes you smile?

Happy from Pharrell Williams !

10. What television programme would you love to see back on the airwaves?

Sherlock, the BBC one.

11. Have you ever played a practical joke on someone?

As a kid I have but I never was a prankster. As an adult I might have kept quiet when someone else was doing the pranking!

My Questions;

1.Who is your hero/ role model?

2. If today was the first time that you have seen a rainbow, describe your emotions.

3. What is the most commonly used object in your home?

4. What is one thing that you cannot leave your house without?

5. What sort of music you like to listen to?

6. If you had a chance to start a new blog where all your followers were guaranteed to follow you, will you do it?

7. What is more important in life: having health or money?

8. Would you stop your car for a lone hitch hacker?

9. If egg yolk was black instead of yellow, would you still eat it?

10. What is in your pocket?

11. Which planet in our solar system is most likely to support life, other than Earth?

My Nominees;

1.Rory of A guy called bloke and K9 doodlepips

2.Angie of King Ben’s Grandma

3.Kristian of life lessons around the dinner table

4.Paula of light motifs

5. Michael of Morpethroad

6. Nova of Nova’s namesté

7.Ribana of Popsicle society

8. Laura of Riddle from the Middle

9. Teresa of the haunted wordsmith


11. Suze of Suziland too

Congratulations to all the nominees. Hope to hear back from you guys ( at least a few of you). You all have wonderful a blog.

This post was composed in 3 weeks time with blood and sweat in response to ;

Sunshine blogger award.

Thanks again for the nomination by Stuart and Kristian.




Sunshine blogger award Nominations # 10 and 11

Em of From famine to feast has nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award.

Yaasotaa also nominated me for this award a couple of months ago ( maybe more, sorry I put it off for so long).

I am grateful for both these excellent bloggers for this honor. Please check out their blogs.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is peers recognition award for bloggers who inspire readers by promoting positivity and bringing joy.


• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

• List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Em’s eleven questions for the nominees (which were very challenging to come up with )are as follows:

1.What has been your favourite age, and why?

Young age when I was able to do anything I wanted without getting tired was good but it had a lot of responsibility and fear of failure. Old age where I have a few limitations health wise but fewer fears and responsibilities. I guess each had its bonus. I think I am happy to be in the age I am now because I am more comfortable in my skin.

2.What things do you collect?

Unfortunately I do have a lot of meaningless stuff which probably has very less value for me, like cosmetics, clothes shoes. I am trying these days to curb this habit and give away what I don’t need or use.

3.Do you work better with actual lists or with mental lists?

Since my memory is not that good anymore, I work better with actual lists. But I am not the sort of person who is always making lists. There are two type of lists I make, grocery shopping list and packing list. The rest is left to my memory!

4.Do you meditate? Why or why not?

I do, daily. It centers me. It makes me aware of the things I should be grateful for.

5.What’s your favourite non-mental health book/author?

Oh I have loads of writers I like to read. My current fave is Louise Penny, an Canadian author. Her style is a cross between Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle. Very interesting books.

6.How old do you want to get?

I want to live till the age I can exist independently and not be a burden on anyone, not even my children.

7.Do you think the human species is getting better, getting worse, or do you think we just do the same things over and over again?

We probably are making the same mistake our ancestors made but since we have access to a far more advanced technology, we are likely to make more serious mistakes and cause irreparable damage.

8.Do you believe in things metaphysical? Do you believe in horoscopes, prognosticating cards, and so on?

I do believe in the metaphysical, like concept of soul, angels and other non- physical entities. But I don’t believe that the future can be predicted, so no to horoscopes etc.

9.Team Marvel or Team DC?

Team Marvel. All of them. Though DC is getting better with the recent Wonder Woman movies.

10.Do you like brunch and if you do, what’s your favourite brunch food?

Not very keen on brunch.

11.Eat in or eat out?

Eat in all through the week. Eating out one weekends!

Yaasotaa’s Questions are;

1. What do you think about love?

Love is essential part of being human. It’s not always about romance, though that is essential too, but love among us in families and friends. Among us as humans for each other is very necessary.

2 jungle traking or swimming?

Don’t know how to swim so if it has to be choice between just these two, it has to be jungle tracking. Though I would be the last one, bringing up the rear.

3.Ever felt the presence of ghosts? Was it a woman or a man or a couple?

I can’t say that I have experienced a ghost. Seen them in movies only.

4. Pizza or Mc?

Pizza, of course!

5. Have you been betrayed by your friends?

Who hasn’t been betrayed in life. But they certainly were no friends. Friends don’t do that and those who betray us or back stab us are no friends.

6. Drawing or painting?

Both but on a very primitive level. Imagine a child doing it!

7. What is your worst nightmare?

Not being able to look after my physical, mental and financial needs. I never want to be in that position.

8. What is your favrourite instrument?

A pen for writing, a screwdriver for fixing thing and an iPod for music.

9. Who is your mentor?why

My father taught me the basic values of life. He is my role model and try to be like him.

My Questions;

1. What is the most important thing in life for you?

2. Do your friends and family support you in blogging ( or any other passion of your’s)?

3. Which is your favorite flavor, in ice cream?

4. What would be your dream job?

5. Who is your favorite actor, or author ( if you don’t watch movies)?

6.What are your ambitions for the next year?

7. How do you think the world is going to cope with environmental challenges?

8. What would be your ideal holiday?

9. How has your way of thinking changed with age?

10. Which season describes your personality?

My nominees:

1. Joyrose of Nuggets of gold

2. Tony of Sonofabeach96

3. Tanya of Salted Caramel

4. Di of Pensitivity 101

5. Beckie of Beckie’s Mentalmess

6. Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind

7. Fandango of this that and the other

Congratulations to all the nominees. There is no pressure to accept the award , only do so if you fell like it.




Sunshine Bloggers Award # 9

I am honored to receive a nomination from Kristian, of Tales from the mind Kristian for another Sunshine Blogger Award. I am excited and grateful for this award. Thanks a lot Kristian. You can check his award post here. You must pay his blog a visit. He is an exceptional blogger.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. ✔️
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.✔️
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. ( 5 questions and 6 nominations only) 🔵
  4. Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.✔️
  5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.✔️

Kristian’s Questions to me;

If you knew someone who had given up on reading, what book would you give them to get them interested?

If someone has given up on reading, I would want to know why. If this is due to a shortage of time, I would give them something like a short stories book, so that they can read one story at a time and stay connected to reading. If that person has stopped reading books because they couldn’t find an interesting book, I would give them my personal favorite, Lord of the rings to read. It is guaranteed to make them get interested in reading again.

What do you consider one of your character flaws?

Being too impulsive. Acting first and thinking afterwards. Proverbially after I have taken the leap, I will think to myself, what am I doing. But sometimes not even then. Maybe after I have landed into the soup then!

What is the last song you listened to before reading this?

” Problem” by Becky G, I really love this one!

What would you like people to know about you, that may not be obvious?

That I make a lot of spelling mistakes. I have auto correct on all the time, but that comes with its own quirky problems, like changing names and phrases that aren’t in US English.

What impression would you like to leave people with?

I would love people to see me as a genuine person. Caring and sincere.

If you had to sing something in public, what song would you choose?

I can’t sing to save my life. I could take part in a chorus of a song , the lyrics of which I knew.

Name a book that you are intending to read, at some point.

I got ” The soul of Rumi ” by Coleman Barks. It’s on my night stand for a couple of months now. I hope to read it eventually.

Do you have a favourite artist/painter, who are they?

I love and admire all the paintings by Monet. They are so pleasing to look at. I am no art expert so my criteria is beauty and aesthetics.

What subject that isn’t normally taught in schools, do you think should be?

Since I was in school around 40 years ago, I don’t know what they teach there anymore. But one thing is apparent, nobody is teaching good manners to young generation anymore. Maybe they should, so that the sense of entitlement can give way to gratitude in our youth.

My views about entitlement here.

Do you have a pet? What animal is it, or what animal would you like to have?

I don’t have any pets. I wanted to keep chickens when I was a kid but they all passed away and since then, I haven’t had any pets.

You wake up at 2am and can’t sleep. What do you do?

I walk if I can’t go to sleep. Or if I get up in the middle of the night and further sleep eludes me. It is great way to overcome insomnia as 30-45 minutes of medium brisk walk can tire you and you can go back to sleep. It also is helpful to think out the thoughts that are keeping you awake.

I have written a post about walking indoors, perfect for nighttime. You can read here.

My Questions;

What is the best thing about blogging?

Have you written or plan to write a book? If so what is your genre?

Do you make life seriously or are you a happy-go-hlucky person?

Do you believe in coincidence or you think every thing is predestined?

Closing your eyes and imagine yourself in a place you have always wanted to visit. Where are you?

Bloggers I would like to present this award to;

Beauty lies within yourself


In His care 753


Laundry and dishes

Chiru of Inspire And Change

Congratulations to you all. I hope that you guys can accept this and pay it forward, but if not you can give it a pass altogether or you can just answer the questions. Your call. If anyone feels able to answer my questions, please do.




Sunshine bloggers award #8

Belle of Wandering Belle’s Blog has nominated me for Sunshine Bloggers Award

Thank you so much, Belle, for this nomination. My blog is honored. Please check out her page you will love it.

Her Questions are;

What makes you the happiest about your blog?

When I write something which matters to me and people react to it, initiate a discussion .

What is your all time top goal?

To be a better person.

What is one thing on your bucket list?

Don’t have a list.

Where would you suggest someone go visit?

Any place that brings them peace. It could even be a walk in the park.

What do you think would make a difference to this world?

Being free of prejudices and judgment.

What is a hobby you wish you had more time to enjoy?

Reading. I find very less time these days to read.

What is your favorite song right now?

Too many!

What would you like others to know about you?

That I am hellavaguy?

Have you ever written a book? What is the name of that book if so?

None, and as yet no ambitions of writing one.

What is one thing that would make you happy right now?

Seeing my family happy and healthy.

List 5 things you love.

My family x 5

My Questions;

1. How long have you been blogging?

2. Do your friends and family support you in this?

3. Which is your favorite time of the day?

4. What would be your dream vacation?

5. What genre of movies you like best?

6. What do you wake up to?

7. Are you a morning person?

8. What motivates you?

9. How do you think your friends see you?

10. What would be your idea for saving the environment from pollution ?

11. Happy or peaceful, what is more important to you?

My nominees:

Any blogger reading this, you are my nominee. Congratulations. Please answer the questions, follow the rest of the rules and don’t forget to link back to my post so that I can check it too.



Sunshine Bloggers Award #7

Mel of Crushed Caramel has nominated me for my 7th Sunshine Blogger Award. You must check her blog. It is amazing. Thank you so much. I really feel honored to be given this nomination. Thanks again, Mel.

The Sunshine Blogger Award has some rules:

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Mel’s Questions;


Clap your hands if you’re happy!

2. HAVE YOU MADE ANY CONFESSIONS IN YOUR BLOGGING POSTS ABOUT MOMENTS OF MADNESS IN YOUR LIFE OR TIMES YOU WERE ALMOST IN TROUBLE WITH THE AUTHORITIES? (I know that some of my nominees have shared a long list of their confessions already, so please do pick the most outrageous!)

I have only confessed to one vice, Ad-vice! You can read about it here!


Couscous with olive relish, it was amazing.


Not to my face!


Many. I wish I could control my spending urges, I also want to be slim and to be giving.


As a kid, I used to act in plays, make speeches and also directed a play we were putting on. As a grown up… nothing.


Countries trying to solve everything by force. I would love to see the ongoing conflicts resolved peacefully.


A sugar free, gluten free chocolate fudge cake. It has to be calorie free, since it will be my ” dream” cake.

9. WHAT WOULD YOU LOVE TO SEE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE NEWSPAPERS TOMORROW MORNING? (other than than any particular politician being abducted by aliens)

All conflicts have been resolved in the world and all countries have destroyed their nuclear arsenals.


I was too old for a crush when internet was invented.


I try to be. But I am sure you would be imagining me in your mind in a certain way, and if you see me or meet me it would be totally different.

Since the Questions Mel has asked me are very interesting, I am asking my nominees to answer the same.

My nominees; Are all of you. Anyone interested in answering these questions is offered the Sunshine Blogger Award. Please feel free to join in the fun. I would like to invite people who are new to blogging world, to join in, answer these questions so that we know a bit more about you.



Sunshine Bloggers award #6

Another nomination by Tom of the Slumdog Soldier for the Sunshine Bloggers Award!

The rules are;

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

• Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.

• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Thanks a lot Tom, for this nomination. I am honored and truly grateful. Tom is writing a great blog. Please visit and check it out for yourself.

His questions for me;

1. Where are you from?

I am a citizen of the world. I consider the entire world as my home.

2. Do you think of yourself more as an early bird or night owl?

I can be both. Some days I am an early to bed and early to rise person, though I doubt that I gain any wisdom or wealth from it! And there are days that I don’t sleep till wee hours of morning. In both cases I use my time writing my blog.

3. What is your birthstone?

I think it’s Topaz, though not sure.

4. What’s your favourite season of the year and why?

I love it when seasons change. Those are my favorite times.

5. What’s a favourite quote that’s really inspired you?

Cheer up, things can always be worse.

6. If you could choose one fantasy world to visit for a day, which one would it be?


7. How do you like to wind down after a busy day?

Curl up on the couch with a decaf coffee and do some blogging, while my husband is sitting next to me binge watching some violent series. I give him company and he gives me company. And we do our own different things !

8. What would your dream job be?

A taster for a four star vegetarian restaurant.

9. Why did you start blogging?

I had no intentions of blogging but a friend of mine started a blog on WordPress and to read her posts I made an account on WordPress. And every time I would open the app it would invite me to start my blog. And one day, in a move that even surprised me, I did start my blog.

10. What have you enjoyed most about blogging so far?

I love the fact that I can write what is in my mind and in my heart. Also that people here are so generous and supportive that they make you feel like part of the family, blogging family.

11. Which of your own blog posts would you recommend to new readers first?

I am like a mother, I love all my posts for one reason or the other. If you have time, please read all of them. I have one regular post, the one that I have conceived, and written from my heart, almost everyday. Other then that, I do write for daily prompts, but I try to write them with a message in them.

My Questions;

What quality you like best in others?

What quality you like best in yourself?

How important is your blog to you?

Do you think that your blogging personality is different from your real life personality? ( Borrowed from Fandango)

You have won a free vacation, all expense paid. Where will you go?

Which is the most played song on your playlist?

If someone paid you to write a blog for them, will you?

What is one thing you like best about blogging?

Do you think people should do their own thing or conform to the expectations of others?

We have been bust destroying the nature and polluting it. How would you reverse the situation?

If your country is invaded by aliens, what would you do?

My nominees;

The Eclectic Contrarian


The bag Lady

Smell the coffee

Suziland too or obtuse childhood

Wandering of an Elusive Mind

Sanah of A pause for Nature

Salted Caramel

Not so modern girl

Thoughts for Change

Fun with Philosophy

I want to say a couple of things.

1: If I have already nominated you for an award, and you told me that you don’t do awards, I may have forgotten it and done it again. So please disregard this nomination and accept my apologies!😛

2: If any of you are not interested in this award and its accompanying formalities, please feel free to disregard this nomination.

I am so grateful to all my blogging family for the continued support. Thanks a lot. If anyone else wants to take up this nomination, please do. I will be very grateful.



Sunshine bloggers award #5

Monaminga has nominate my blog for another Sunshine Bloggers Award.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award for bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring – people who spread “sunshine” to the blogging world!

The Rules:

1.Thank the blogger/s who nominated you.

2.Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post and list the rules.

3.Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.

4.Nominate 11 bloggers you want to give the award to.

5.Ask the bloggers 11 questions of your own.

Thanks a lot Monaminga for nominating me for this award. I am truly grateful to you. She is a unique blogger. You should visit her blog. I am sure you will love it. Sorry that it took me a long while to do this blog post.

Here are her questions for me;

1. What’s your favorite place in the house, why ?

It’s the lounge, I sit, write and relax here.

2. Do you have a pet ? What is it ? If not why ?

No pets. Once we had a few chickens as kids but they all died. So no more pets.

3. What is the first thing that you do when you wake up ?

Grab my phone and look at all the various notifications.

4. Where do you see yourself in ten years ?

Sitting here in my couch and blogging, that is if I am still around.

5. Tell us a joke.

I went on a diet and lost all the weight I have gained in the last thirty years, ha ha ha ha!

6. What was the last movie you saw ? How did you like it ?

Crimes of Grindelwald! I loved it. Not because it’s a very good movie, but because I love the whole Harry Potter saga! And J K Rowling!

7. What do you think about Woody Allen’s movies ?

Nothing much of them.

8. How do you live your spirituality ?

I meditated every day.

9. What’s the best advice you’ve been given ? Who gave it to you ?

My father used to say, “You can not cross the bridge before you come to it” I try to follow this advice and not worry about a problem before it arises.

10. What / Who are you most grateful for in your life ? Why ?

I am grateful for have an excellent man as my father who guided me so well in life till he lived . I am also grateful for my husband who supports me in whatever I am doing in life and my kids, because I love them so much.

11. If you could take only one thing on an isolated island, what would it be ? Why ?

My smart phone with all the apps for Kindle, food delivery etc!

My Questions;

Which one, do you feel is your best post?

How do you get inspiration for writing?

If given a choice would you choose traveling by train or ship?

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Which would you say is the best part of your life?

How was life in childhood for you?

Are you a coffee person or a tea addict?

Food that you cannot resists?

What should be the first thing a child be taught?

How are you enjoying blogging?

What are your ambitions for your blog?

My nominees;

1.Culture shocks

2.Jade M Wong

3.Live etc

4. Meditation in Motion

5.Message in Stanza

6. Musings

7. Optimistic Soul

8.Racquel Writes

9.The Wild heart of Life

10.Two on a rant

11.A dad trying to cope

As I know from my past experiences, that some of you won’t be able to accept the award. But congratulations to you all. I am hopping that some of you would accept and pay it forward!



A big Thank you to you lovely people( and a little pat on the back!)

Yes! You guessed it. 300+ follows. WordPress doesn’t acknowledge getting 300 follows on the blog, so I decided to do it myself. Not (only) because I am proud of my blog for getting this level of attention but to show my gratitude to all these wonderful people for following my blog and encouraging me in my writing.

So it seems that I have written more than 100 posts. I need to thank the wonderful people for mentoring me and for providing us with daily inspiration for writing. of this that and the other, Teresa of , The Haunted Wordsmith and Ragtag community. The lovely Hélène for the weekly picture prompt, What do you see. And many others who inspire us and give us thought provoking prompts. Specially Rory, of a Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips.He has initiated many writing tags, quotes and questions to engage us all in a community spirit.

I have had more than 2500 visitors to my blog, with around 8500 views.

My blog was nominated for 4 Sunshine Bloggers Awards and 2 Liebster awards. I am humbled and overwhelmed by this love and encouragement shown to me.

I have to thank the kind people and friends here in this new world of blogging for all this love shown to my blog!




Sunshine bloggers award # 3

Yonnie, of Inhiscare has nominated me for another Sunshine Bloggers Award.

The Rules:

1.Thank the blogger/s who nominated you.

2.Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post and list the rules.

3.Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.

4.Nominate 11 bloggers you want to give the award to.

Ask the bloggers 11 questions of your own.

Thanks a lot to Yonnie of Inhiscare, for giving my blog this honor. I am very grateful.

Her Questions:

Who is you favorite Music Artist and name three things you like about them?

I really like the music and songs of Ed Sheeran. I love the songs he writes, his humbleness and the fact that he raises money for different charities.

How old were you when you do you first Creative Writing or Graphic Design (Drawing)?

I guess that it would be school. 6th or 7th grade.

Why and How Long have you been on WordPress Blogging?

I started my blog on 6th September. That would make it two and a half months.

What is your favorite Holiday, if any to Celebrate and Why?

I love the spring/ Easter break. I visit my daughter and grandson.

If you were on the dance floor. What’s your best dance move?

Sitting it out!

What inspires you to write?

My experiences in life, my hobbies ( diet and food info) and all the people who I have come in contact on WordPress. They all inspire me.

Do you find it challenging to write through adversity?

Haven’t faced any adversity during my time writing yet, though have been pressed for time frequently. I just plan ahead.

If were offered an opportunity to live in a different country and write for a year. What place would you choose and why?

I would like to go to England and write about all the places I would visit there.

What is you favorite color?

I would say black and red.

Do you still enjoy using handwriting your work?

No, it seems cumbersome and the writing itself has deteriorated over the time.

When is your favorite time to of day or night to create your work?

It’s practically all the time that I am not sleeping or busy otherwise. It’s become a whole time thing now!

My Questions:

What made you start blogging?

Do your friends and family support you in this?

Which is your favorite time of the day?

What would be your dream vacation?

What genre of movies you like best?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Are you an emotional person?

What motivates you in life and writing?

What sort of friend are you to your pals?

Have you written poetry as well?

Being happy or peaceful, what is more important to you?

I will nominate 11 blogs, who will, I hope accept the award and pass it forward.

The blogs I want to nominate:

A Jeanne in the kitchen

All About life

In the corner

Luna’s on line




Renard’s world


Tales from the mind of  Kristian

Walt’s writings

Thanks for reading my post. Waiting for your feedback and comments.



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