The blogging world is so vast , yet so small. Every day we discover new blogs but then in a months time everyone knows everybody else and we become a small family.
I received these wonderful awards, the Fabulous Blog award and the Inspirational Blog award from Prathibha Sreejith , a dear friend and author of an outstanding food blog COOK – EZEE. She is a pleasure to read with her precise writing and captivating photography skills. I have often wondered at her ability to make the most difficult of recipes look so simple. A lovely lady of great potential and immense talent. For those who are yet to visit her space, click on the link above and be transported to her world of delicacies and taste..!! The Inspirational blog award is a novel thought where you try and learn more about the blogger as a person. The following questions are about me and my likes, dislikes and dreams. 🙂
1. What makes you laugh,smile or giggle?
Lively jokes, happy faces, a dish well made, a well written post, beautiful flowers, natkat children and a baby’s smile- all these make me smile. I am not the kind to laugh out loud, but my smile says it all, touches my heart and reaches my eyes.
2. What are your dreams for your future?
Well, every life on earth is built of dreams. Without dreams life would be a plain sponge cake. I dream of starting a small café, a house overlooking a lovely valley, a small garden where my grandkids can play, attending my kids graduation, being able to make a 3 tier anniversary cake, being able to study cake decorating professionally, but most importantly of living a happy, healthy and memorable life with my loved ones and many many more. I am a dreamer. The dreams never end..!
3. If you are going to a cruise,where would it be and why?
I would love to go to Italy. I am in love with Italian food. The cheeses, the pasta, the sausages and the laid back cafes on the road sides are all very tempting. A trip through Tuscany and Rome. I would be a Roman in Rome.!
4. How would you spend your vacation and with whom?
I am not the kind of person who would spend a vacation alone. I need a lot of people around me. I spend all my vacations with my family, inlaws, cousins etc. I eat a lot during the time and chat non stop to any one willing to listen. I am the kind of person to start packing a week before leaving to any place, then unpacking and repacking again during the same week.
5. If given a life,what life would you choose ? Your life now or your past?
There is no such thing as life present or life past. I believe that it is not the time but the instances in your life that make you what you are. I would not be what I am today if not for my yesterday, and I would not be what I will be tomorrow if not for my today. So live life to the fullest. Do not lie, do not hurt anyone intentionally. Be yourself and LIVE..!
6. Is there something that you wished before when you were young but you didn’t get it?
Many many things, however I have forgotten most of them. Life ka kya hai, aaj nahi tho kal.! By Gods grace what I did not get at the time of wishing, I have received later at some other point. I have no complaints..!
7. Have you been in a situation where you might have given up but you still choose to move on?
Yes, there have been many instances where I have almost given up. Starting a blog and maintaining it is a small thing, there are many more. And I know there will be many in the future. Not giving up is the point.
8. Is there someone in your life who has been your source of strength and inspiration?
My parents, sisters and my children have all been motivational and of great importance in my life. However it is my husband who has been my pillar of strength. He is my strongest critic and also my biggest well wisher. He is my friend and guide. I would be lost without him.
So that is all about me.. Now let me pass it on to my fellow bloggers who have always inspired me with their great innovative recipes, tempting pictures and inspiring comments on my posts . Welcome the awards with open hearts and pass them on to your favorite blogger friends..
- Amy of Food Corner
- Julie of Erivum Puliyum
- Ganga Sreekanth at My Favorite Foods
- Christy Gerald at My Kitchen Flavors – Bon Appetit!
- Sangeetha at Spicy Treats
I would love to pass on this award to the following bloggers, individuals who take the time and energy to create unique, wonderfully refreshing blogs. Hope you guys enjoy the award as much as I did and have a great year ahead..
- Kavi at Edible Entertainment
- Sobha Shyam at Good Food
- Priya Sreeram of Bon Appetit
- Jay of Tasty Appetite
- Anisha of Flavours
- Divya of Divyas Recipes
Julie is the author of an exceptional blog Erivum Puliyum, a blog which is in itself a treasury of recipes and ideas. She recently hosted the event Christmas Delicacy, which was an outstanding event. I would like to thank her for the Proud Participant award that she has conferred on us all and wish her many more successes at her blog..! .