Thursday, 23 February 2012

My very own Versatile Blogger Award


What an unexpected surprise - a really pleasant one though !! Thanks a ton, Pooja for honoring me with this award. It really means a lot to me. I have always being in awe of other blogs who have decorated their pages with various awards and now I have one of my own to proudly flash around. I am especially happy, as I am totally a non-technical person and in this journey I have totally being on my own. This might not seem like a big deal to some of you but setting the blog up took me a lot of patience and time right from conceptualizing to implementing. In fact, I am still in the learning stage and have a long way to go. That reminds me, I am still struggling to set up my navigation menu bar with a drop down menu without any luck. Any suggestions, guidance, help of any kind on this topic is really welcome and highly appreciated.
All the same, thanks a lot for the love and recognition. Its always nice when you are appreciated by your fellow bloggers.
On receiving this award, I have been asked to:
1)   Thank the person who awarded you the badge and link back to them in this post(done)
2)   Share 7 things about myself.
3)   Pass the award on to 5 or 15 more bloggers that I enjoy.

4) Contact these bloggers to let them know about the award.

Having already thanked Pooja in the beginning, I now come to the second step - to  share 7 random things about myself. At first thought I couldn't really  think of anything that might sound a wee bit interesting but after a little while and a lot of introspection I came up with so many things to share that it was really difficult for me to stop. It was a lot of fun to look back and think what could really make you a interesting enough person for people to read about you. So here goes:-

  1. I am a firm believer in "Whatever happens, happens for the best and there is someone up there always looking after you".
  2. I love to travel , especially long journeys by road, and can be ready at a moment's notice to travel anywhere.
  3. I have an ongoing battle with my weighing scale (though I very conveniently like to blame it on my hypothyroid). So,let's see who wins.
  4. I love trekking and camping in the hills. Just love the pristine clean air, the flowing streams and the silence of the nature surrounding you.
  5. I have studied in 11 different schools primarily because my father was in the armed forces.
  6. I have a fear of swimming in the sea - and to overcome it I went scuba-diving in the Andamans last year. (The experience was just mind-blowing)
  7. I believe in speaking up my mind and just can't take any nonsense. I just hate it when people think you will accept everything quietly and try to take you for a ride.(Though I secretly feel that my husband and kids get embarrassed by this).    

These things truly reflect about me as a person.
About the next rule, much as I would like to divert from the regular norm and break  the norm of passing the award further on as it is very difficult to nominate a few and  leave out the rest. I feel all blogs are truly deserving as only a blogger can understand how much of effort, thinking and hard work goes into writing a post. But on the other hand, I know how much I loved receiving this award, so similarly I would love to pass on the honors to some other blogs that I enjoy visiting. Here they are and yes most of them are about cooking:
Cute and cool Blogstuff 
Unleashed in the world
Passionate about Baking
Sprinkle Bakes
One Perfect Bite
My Culinary Adventures
Happy Home Baking
Lecker and Yummy Recipes
Ria's collection
The Food Librarian
Sprinkled with flour
Easy cooking
Magpie recipes
 I nominate this award to all my fellow bloggers for putting in their heart and soul in writing and sharing their passions with their friends. Of course, there are many many more blogs that are worth a mention. While you go and pay them a visit, I will finish up my task of informing the nominees of their nominations.
Adios and do keep visiting!


  1. First of all congrats on the award...Wishing you many more..I love the random stuff about you. Strangly I see so many similarities..I too believe in everything happens for good, have thyroid therefore that used to be my permanent excuse for the weight...(.. till I joined 12wbt )however I don't like trekking but like hill.. since i went to a boarding in Nainital.

    Glad to have found you via indibloggers. Your newest follower and a regular visitor now

  2. Thanks a lot for your lovely wishes Kajal! By the way what is 12wbt? would love to know more about it !

  3. Congratulations Mukta. Even I am fighting with my weight and being a foodie, you know who wins all the time...:(
    You studied in 11 different schools, that must be quite a learning experience.

    Thanks for nominating me...:)Truly honored!!!

  4. Hi Mukta so nice to know you better and guess what I am with you on every point except I have only been to 4 different schools :)
    Am very lazy to pass on awards tho I am very happy to accept them hehe. If you like you can pass it on to some one else but I am still honoured you chose me! Thank you!

  5. Wow...this was fast, and much better than mine....and when you say you are not so tech savy, you should look at me...I'm completely a handicap and now even jinxed.
    Was great to read about you, especially after I'd read the you were in Mhow for some time.
    Great blog, great post as always.

  6. Pooja, nice to hear from you and I am so happy to hear that you like my posts. I was surprised that you knew about Mhow as very few people have heard about it! Would love to know more about you too.

  7. Hi Mukta, Congrats on the award, and thank you so much for passing it on to me, I feel so honoured :):)