Blogging Awards in the New Year

I’m really happy with the way my stats have progressed last month in terms of views and visitors. I think it is mainly because I have been posting regularly and taking part in various blogging events.

statsI would also like to think that I have improved in quality and although there is no obvious measure for that I did receive some very flattering comments on some of my posts.

In this context I received two awards last month which I accepted (there were others which I had to decline since I already had received them before) for which I am very grateful.

Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence


A warm thank you to Vic at vic briggs for nominating me for this award. Do check out her fiction and poetry and much more at her wonderful blog.

The Rules  are quite straightforward:

Show Humanity, Show Love, Be Yourself, Don’t Be Others, Don’t Gossip,

and Share This Award with 10 others.

And here are my nominees:

Rima Hassan

Asha’s Blog

Nola Roots, Texas Heart

From One Crazy Life To Another

The Backwords

Perspectives on life, universe and everything

The Overcoming

Blog of the Year 2013 Award

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

A big thank you to Aisha at Aisha’s Oasis for nominating me for this award. Do check out her blog for her fairy tale memoirs and wonderful writing. I checked with the originators of this award and it can be accepted in 2014 as it honors the work you did in 2013.

The instructions for the Blog of the Year 2013 Award are as follows:

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:

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 this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!


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 favorite 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 of 6 stars! 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 6 times!

You can find all the badges and banners and information you need via this link: ‘Blog of The Year 2013′ Award Badges.

My nominees are:


TJ Barker

Linda Vernon Humor

Writing To Be Noticed

Pen Kisses Paper

Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you for your inspiring writing. I hope you’ll accept the award I nominated you for.

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Blogging Awards

I was nominated for a few awards some time back and I didn’t get to writing this post and on the way I got nominated for some more awards so I just decided to combine them into one post. I’m sure I must be breaking quite a few rules and I apologize for that but this will just have to do 🙂

On 23rd Dec 2013 (it’s  just two weeks back) I was nominated by Randomly Abstract for three awards, the Versatile Blogger Award, the Reader Appreciation Award and the Terrific Writer Award. A big thank you to her and do check out her wonderful blog.

As I already have the Versatile Blogger Award I will be accepting the other two with a big smile!

On the same day I got nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Victoria at My [Redacted] Journey. Another big thank you to her and do check out her wonderful blog for her writing as a mother and a teacher.

On 1st of Jan 2014 I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by shirlld over at Life as a country bumpkin … not a city girl. Thanks so much and do check out her writing about life in the country. Since I also have this award this post was just meant to say thanks.

To accept the Reader Appreciation Award and the Terrific Writer Award I have to share 7 things about myself. So here goes:

  1. I love Mexican food
  2. Even though I come from a city where we have subzero temperatures I feel more cold than other people. Believe me I’m even feeling cold in Dubai!
  3. I never read my horoscope. It’s so general it could apply to anybody.
  4. I had an arranged marriage which means I didn’t know my husband when I married him. Happily counting 10 years.
  5. When I was in school, I was the shortest kid in class and used to stand at the front of the line in assembly
  6. I don’t play any sports but I love watching a number of sports.
  7. I love watching cooking shows (I’m not much of a cook though)

Now the nominees for the two awards mentioned above:


Reader Appreciation Award:


Terrific Writer Award:

Congratulations and thank you for being so wonderful. I really enjoy your writing. The rules for accepting the awards are to link back to this post, share some things about yourself and nominate your own nominees for the awards.

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Sisterhood Award


A big thank you to Catherine over at Recovery Ramblins Blog Of ~ Author Catherine Lyon for nominating me for the Sisterhood Award. Do visit her blog to read about her amazing and inspirational story.

The rules forwarded to me are as follows:

1-Provide a link and thank the person who nominated you.

2-Answer 10 questions.

3-Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipient know they have been nominated.

The ten questions and their answers are:

1-Favorite Color: Red

2-Your favorite animal: Rabbit

3-Your favorite non- alcoholic drink: Black tea with milk

4-Your favorite pattern: Anything with lines and symmetry

5-Do you prefer giving or receiving presents: Both

6-Your favorite number: ??? None

7-Your favorite day of the month: Friday, it’s movie date day!

8-Your favorite flower: Rose

9-What is your passion: Being a mother

10-Facebook or Twitter- Facebook

And now for the nominees…

  1. helen midgley
  2. Compass & Quill
  3. Tales from the Motherland
  4. hugmamma’s MIND, BODY and SOUL
  5. pardenme

Congratulations and thank you for being so wonderful!

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