Field of Flowers Award

field-of-flowers-awardI was nominated for this beautiful award by the very talented Lita at litadoolan. A big thank you to her! She is new to WordPress but makes an impression straight away. She writes from the heart and even her comments are very thoughtfully laid out. Do check out her wonderful blog for some great reviews of art and architecture and much more!

All awards come with conditions with which to comply.


▪Thank the blogger who nominated you

▪Place the award on your blog

▪Nominate 7 other bloggers and write a little something about why you would give these bloggers

A Field Of Flowers

▪Let your nominees know that you nominated them

My nominees are all new discoveries for me. I’m sure you will enjoy these blogs as much as I have.

1. Pinstripes&Lipgloss: Taylor’s blog is upbeat and is sure to lift your spirits. She writes about her life as a college student and also about food and fashion.

2. Wanderlust: Dr AM is an aspiring young doctor and writes about her experiences and her desire to travel.

3. The Wandering Poet: Andy’s beautiful photography and wise thoughts are sure to inspire you.

4. The Writer’s Life: Karen’s short stories with vivid imagery are a joy to read. She transports you into another world with such skill, you feel the emotions of her characters and leaves you wanting more.

5. Alexandra’s blog: Alexandra’s photography is both beautiful and personal. She doesn’t care for too many words, she lets her photos do the talking.

6. peacefulblessedstar: This star has an inspirational story and a mission to spread happiness to those in rough times. She shines brightly and is a true blessing.

7. Love, Support, Educate, Advocate, Accept… Julie is an inspirational mom and a true angel. Her story is one of courage and strength and is sure to inspire you.

Congratulations to all the nominees and I hope you’ll accept this award. It is just a small thank you for being so wonderful! Keep writing and stay blessed.

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Blog of the Year 2013 Award

A big thank you to my friend Olga at Life is great for nominating me for my first Blog of the Year 2013 award. Do check out her wonderful blog with exciting posts from her life as a journalist.

I have nominated the following blogs:

1. The Jittery Goat

2. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

3. JED’s Playhouse

4. This, that and the other thing

5. vic briggs

Congratulations and thank you for your inspirational writing!

The instructions for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!


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And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award


‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award – thumbnails

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award


A big thank you to tjbarkerseattle for nominating me for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award recently. It was a very pleasant surprise as I didn’t even know this award existed!

Here are the details of the award that were passed on to me:

The philosophy of the award is: ‘The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.’

There are some rules that one must follow in order to fully accept the award and they are as follows:

1. Firstly, display the Award on your site (see Award page or sidebar!) You earned it and you deserve it!

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your acceptance post;

3. Nominate 15 well-deserving bloggers for the Award and let them know the wonderful news by sending them a message on their site;

4. List 7 interesting facts about yourself.

So here are my nominees:

  1. Lemon Lime Follies
  2. The Library Lady and Rosie Bear
  3. my guilty pleasures
  4. Flowers and Breezes
  5. Life Confusions
  6. crookedeyebrows
  7. Life is Great
  8. A Crazy Chef
  9. Love~K
  10. Life as it lives
  11. Mod with Love
  12. Peace be upon you!
  13. All Resource
  14. A Curious Gal
  15. Lindsay Cummings Writes

Congratulations to all of you and thank you for being so wonderful!

And here is something about me:

  • I self published two children’s books this year. Check them out at My Books
  • I’ve read my books to over 100 children aged 3-6 years at book readings.
  • I failed my Dubai driving test 4 times before passing on the 5th attempt.
  • I have traveled to 13 countries across the world.
  • I can speak a bit of French thanks to having worked in a French company.
  • I love crafting.
  • I like eating fruit and dessert more than other food.

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The Versatile Blogger Award


So, another thing to smile about these last few days has been my nomination for The Versatile Blogger Award by sayanything. A big thank you to her and do check out her wonderful blog.

The rules for this award are:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  • Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Inform them of their nomination via comment on their blog.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My nominees are:

1. ronaleer

2. Making Life an Art

3. Bulging Buttons

4. Cancer Is Not Pink

5. Crafted In Carhartt

6. Destino

7. Musings of a Random Mind

8. @Zebra Crossing

9. Anawnimiss

10. Life is great

11. The Write Place

12. Creative Writing For Me

13. mycookinglifebypatty

14. TedBook

15. Books, Music, Photography & Movies

Congratulations to all the nominees for their very interesting blogs. Keep up the good work!

And now a little about me:

  1. I love watching cooking shows, but don’t really like to cook.
  2. I have a Master’s degree in Electronics (yawn!), but even with a technical degree I’m more inclined towards art.
  3. When I was working in a telecom company I designed a tool to automate one of our frequent tasks.
  4. The first time I traveled without family was when I was sent for training by my company.
  5. Any emotional scene in a movie or TV program can make me cry.
  6. I don’t watch horror movies.
  7. Nothing could make me sit in a roller coaster.

And now I’m off to inform the nominees…

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My First Award


A few days ago I was nominated for my first award, the Liebster Award by Ruminations from an Introvert. Thank you so much and do check out her wonderful blog!

Basically, the Liebster Award is a “favorite blog award”, as Liebster is the German word for favorite, beloved, or dearest. It is meant for smaller blogs with less than two hundred followers to help expose them to the world and help them discover other new and upcoming bloggers.

In order to formally accept this award, the nominee must do several things

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated me.
  2. Answer ten questions given to me by the blogger who nominated me.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.
  4. Create ten questions for my nominees to answer.
  5. Notify my nominees.

Here are my ten questions to answer:

1. What made you decide to start a blog?

My publisher suggested I start a blog to promote the children’s books I have written. That’s how it started. But through it I have discovered a love for writing and am really enjoying the experience.

2. What is your guilty pleasure?

I love sweets of all kinds especially from my part of the world; gulab jamun, barfi, kheer… yummy!!

3. If you were an ice cream flavor which would you be?

Vanilla. Goes well with all flavors.

4. You’ve just won a contest and can live anywhere in the world for 1 year. Where do you go?

I’d live in Switzerland. It’s a beautiful place and I’d get a chance to travel all over Europe.

5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I loved math and wanted to do a PhD in Math!

6. You’re stuck on a deserted island with one other person. Who is it?

I don’t care who as long as he/she can figure out how to get off that island.

7. What one thing do you wish you did more or had more time to do?

Spend some time with sick children in hospitals reading to them.

8. What is your favorite memory?

The birth of my son.

9. If you could witness any moment in history what would it be?

I would witness the fall of Mecca by the Muslims at the time of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him)

10. What is your favorite holiday and why?

My holiday to Istanbul with my husband before my son was born. We had the most wonderful time. A holiday cannot be as relaxing when you have kids.

And now for the nominations:

  1. Lemon Lime Follies
  2. say anything
  3. gorgeous little thieves
  4. Things I have learnt today
  5. Mixed spice
  6. Reinvention of mama
  7. For the love of ovaries
  8. An Author’s Adventure
  9. True stories
  10. The river mom

And here are the 10 questions for the nominees to answer:

  1. What is your blog about?
  2. Describe yourself in one word.
  3. Who is the most important person in your life?
  4. How much time do you spend on writing every day?
  5. Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?
  6. What is your favorite food?
  7. If you found a pot of gold what would you do?
  8. If you could be a famous personality who would you be?
  9. What is your favorite invention?
  10. What is your favorite feature on WordPress?

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