versatile blogger award

Versatile Blogger Award

versatile blogger award

versatile blogger award

Another day, another award! Check me out! Three awards in 2 weeks… that’s more awards than I’ve had in a life time! This Versatile Blogger Award comes from the lovely Cheergerm @ The Cheergerm & The Silly Yak. Many thanks for the nomination! 🙂

So here are the rules:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself
versatile blogger award

versatile blogger award

To pass on this award, I’d like to nominate:

  1. theglutenfreetreadmill.com
  2. whatjessicabakednext.wordpress.com/
  3. rantingchef.com
  4. stefangourmet.com
  5. Anna’s Kitchen Table
  6. chefindisguise.com
  7. lickandspoon.wordpress.co
  8. forayintofoodstorage.com
  9. homemadewithmess.wordpress.com
  10. bigjewonadiet.com
  11. shivaaydelights.wordpress.com
  12. lewisandkim.com
  13. easyitaliancuisine.com
  14. eatsleepbakerepeat.wordpress.com
  15. myfoodtapestry.wordpress.com

I’ve nominated these lovely people because their blogs are fun and I keep me entertained for hours on end! I’m regularly running late as my quick morning catch up on their blogs turns into an extra half hour in bed! No more snoozing the alarm for me, it’s your blogs that help me wake up! 🙂

So here are my 7 random facts:

  1. When I was a kid I had three goldfish, they were named after my favourite foods: Pizza and Popcorn. Then I ran out of foods, so I just called one FishFish!
  2. For the last two weeks I have had a piece, or two, of cake EVERY day. Then I wonder why I put on weight… 😦
  3. My favourite colour is yellow, but I tell people it’s blue. What does that say about me?
  4. I have little patience, so would make a terrible teacher…
  5. I have never broken a single bone in my body, except a manicurist once told me that it’s likely I’d broken my left pinky finger as a child as it’s slightly twisted. Does that count?
  6. I love holidays in sunny far-away lands and dream of getting out of dreary England for the rest of my life…
  7. I don’t have pets, they are unpredictable and require commitment. I’m quite non-committal with most things in life, if I can help it…

So that’s me! I’m looking forward to hearing back from my nominations! Please check them out, they are amazing and inspiring people! 🙂

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

How happy does this picture make you feel? I’m looking forward to seeing clear blue skies and flowers in the summer time again! In the mean time I’m going to keep staring at my lovely Sunshine Award! 🙂

Not only was I lucky enough to be nominated for this award by Dimple at Shivaay Delights, but a week later Laura at The Veggy Side of Me also nominated me! (As you can see I’m pretty far behind on my posts.)

Please go and check out Laura and Dimple’s blogs, they provide constant inspiration for my usually boring cooking habits! Thanks ladies! 🙂

So when receiving this award, here are the rules on what happens next:

1. Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post and/or on your blog
2. Link to the blogger who nominated you
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers to receive the award
5. Link to your nominees and let them know you nominated them
6. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer

The 10 questions I have to answer are here:

  1. Why did you start blogging? To start sharing my passion for baking and cooking with people who want to listen! 😉
  2. Sweet or Savoury? Sweet! Then a bit of savoury so I can move back to the sweet again… That’s why afternoon tea is so amazing!
  3. If you were to go on a reality TV programme, what would it be and why? I’m very camera shy, I’d probably accidentally  end up in front of a camera rather than volunteering to be in the programme!
  4. What was the last thing you Googled? ‘Sri Lanka Visa’- because I’ve booked flights to go there in September! It’s so exciting and I can’t wait! 🙂
  5. Night in or Night out? Night in, unless the night out only involves going to a lovely restaurant. I’m no longer interested in bars and clubs, I prefer quiet spaces with fewer people… Most people would say I’m quite dull! LOL!
  6. What has been your favourite blog post to write? Most definitely the Coriander Paneer and Jeera Rice post! It was a post about my attempts to try out fellow bloggers recipes, so not even my own creations but it got a really positive response! It confirmed to my mind that blogging is about the sharing within the community and is an example of how the blogging community loves to show support for one another. One of the recipes was actually Dimple’s! 🙂
  7. What is the one thing you never leave home without? My wallet. I feel very insecure when I don’t have some form of money with me! It can be a few coins or my debit card. You never know what will happen!
  8. Where would you most like to travel to? Well aside from Sri Lanka in September, I would love to do a 6 month tour of South Asia. I love the flavours of the foods from that side of the world, and I especially like to try Asian street foods! (Yes, I plan my holidays around food too!)
  9. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I’d like to be able to teleport to any place I’d like to go. This would both be handy in every day life (I’m sick of commuting to work and travelling on public transport!)  as well as helping with my Asian travel adventures. Imagine if I could just teleport around the world? I wouldn’t have to do my travels in one trip, just do weekends away! Oh to dream…
  10. What can we expect to find from your blog in the future? I’m currently starting my kitchen garden for this year. I’ve been trying to grow my own fruit and veg for the last few years and have been fairly successful in growing cucumbers, beans and courgettes. However the cold weather in Northern England means that tomatoes and aubergines have yet to be accomplished! I’d like to use my home grown vegetables in some of my blog posts… please cross your fingers for a decent British summer this year! 🙂 
Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award

So that’s all about me… now the ten people I nominate are…

  1. Elaine @ Foodbod 
  2. Melissa @ The Glen House
  3. Sadia @ Savoury and Sweet Food
  4. Veronica @ Short and Sweet
  5. Tammela @ Wherever I am, you are there also
  6. Vivien @ One Stove
  7. Ada @ More Food, Please
  8. Ahmed @ That Photo Thing
  9. Laura @ La Petite Paniere
  10. Sonal @ Simply Vegetarian 777

Now these virtual friends of mine have been nominated because they bring sunshine to my life! Through their own blogs I get inspiration, through their words I get encouragement, and through their praise I feel pride. Please check out their blogs and see what your missing out on!

So guys, if you are willing to accept your award I’d be happy if you would answer these questions:

  1. What do you look forward to most when you first wake up?
  2. Are you a ‘night’ or a ‘day’ person?
  3. What is your dream job, and why?
  4. What would you like to see on my blog in future?
  5. What was the last dream remember having?
  6. Flowers or chocolates?
  7. What other hobbies do you have aside from blogging?
  8. When was the last time you did a handwritten letter, who was it to?
  9. What cheers you up on a dreary day?
  10. “A picture paints a thousand words”- post a picture that you like and explain why.

I hope you find these questions thought provoking, if not at least a little fun to answer!