Awards Galore! Part#2

Real Neat Blog Award
I’m absolutely delighted to have been nominated for this award by the wonderful & ever-encouraging Millie! Millie writes amazing historically inclined stories. She’s a lovely writer with two novels to her credit.
Thank you, Millie for nominating me for this award! πŸ™‚Β  Do go over & check out her equally amazing blog.
β€’ Put the award logo on your blog.
β€’ Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
β€’ Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
The Questions & Answers:
1. Which is your preferred way of expressing yourself creatively, either on your blog or elsewhere (e.g. art, poetry, photography etc.)– On the blog it’s often through some pieces that I jot down along with the help of photography πŸ™‚
2. What do you like best about blogging?– I get to meet & interact with people from all over, with such myriad & unique dimensions to all, share my profoundest of thoughts, & I also get to read such beautiful pieces / view captivating photographs, of which both Eliot & Ansel Adams might have been a tad bit envious of!
3. What is your favourite genre in books and films/movies, and why?– Gothic,Comedy & Thriller; all of which are atypical to one’s usual life surroundings! :p
4. Which three qualities do you value the most in a good friend?– Trust, Compassion & an Understanding nature!
5. Are you a city-loving person, or do you prefer the quietness of country life? Give your reasons? — Quietness of country life. But with a good Internet Connection πŸ˜€
6. Is there any particular time of year where you live that you like the best, and why?– Any time is great when it’s not hot & humid!
7. Do you have a favourite flower? If so, what is it you particularly like about it?– Daisies & Peonies; simply because I think they are such happy flowers! πŸ™‚




Gavriel’s Muse

Real Neat Blog Award! #2


Β I’m absolutely delighted to have been nominated again for this award by the amazing & talented Udit aka The Alamanac Of Life! He’s a wonderful blogger/ writer, with works that reflect maturity beyond his years. Do hop on over & check out his equally amazing blog! Thank you, Udit for nominating me!

Rules :-
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the given questions.
3. Nominate bloggers.

1) Your favourite book and why?– In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin. For the adventure! And also for Chatwin’s captivating prose/ writing style!

2) If you could have dinner with anyone in the world right now, who would it be?– Jesus, Shaw, Degas & Marlowe.

3) One song you like?– This. (Okay, I know this isn’t one song but this is the one I absolutely love at the moment!)

4) Pet peeve(s) of yours?– a.) I absolutely detest peanut butter, though uncannily, I like peanuts in general. b.) Alarm clocks going off! c.) Monday morning blues…sigh…

5) Three words to describe you?– Compassion, Empathy & an extreme Lazy goose!

6) One thing/ s you can’t live without?– Novels & Humour ( well, I have a most novel connection with these! Notice the pun, ah, well… πŸ˜›

7) Favourite piece of clothing you own?– PJs

8) Your favourite movie and why?– Dil Chahta Hai (adventure), Whiplash(dedication goals), Grand Budapest( Humour)…Serendipity(I’m sappy)

9) What would you be if, you could have been anything? (As a profession).– A photojournalist

10) Your favourite superhero.– Sherlock.


Girl who can’t sit still




Awards Galore; Part #1

Liebster Award


I was absolutely happy to have been nominated by Norma. Norma is a wonderful blogger who posts such amazing write-ups & is an equally amazing photographer! πŸ™‚ Thank you, Norma for nominating me for this award. Do go over & check out her equally amazing blog.

The rules for this award are:

1. Thank the person/people who nominated you by providing a link to their blog in your Liebster Award post.

2. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.

#11 Random Facts about me:

1. My blog is a secret! πŸ™‚

2. I love to take photographs endlessly!

3. I have a severe case of stage fright; though I think I’m a lot better now. πŸ˜‰

4. Sea- food & sweets, be my soul-food!

5. I’m an ardent Philatelist.

6. Innately Introvert. Though I think I talk a lot more via blogging! πŸ˜€

7. A lazy being, though better off than my brother, Sam; he’s a pro! πŸ˜›

8. Wodehouse is my therapist.

9. Apples, moi favourite.

10. I like my sleep

11. I love blogging & all of you guys! ❀

Questions & Answers:

1. What inspires you?– Everything that I lack, inspires me to be a better person.

2. What has been the greatest achievement of your life?– I think I’m still on the lookout for it…I had a photograph clicked by me published in the local newspaper; If it can be considered.

3. Books, movies, songs, plays – what do you like? Could you name the favourite?Β  Books- Jane Eyre, Of Mice & Men; Movie- Dil Chahta Hai & Grand Budapest Hotel; Song- Go, Go, Go by Panic is Perfect; Play- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

4. Whom do you admire and why? – My mother dearest, no ‘whys’; She’s the best. Period.

5. What all creative things do you do?- Does sleeping count!? πŸ˜› jk. The above answers & facts should tell you! πŸ™‚

6. With all the creative things that you possess what else would you want to add to your list?- Just a minute, somebody’s at the door! πŸ™‚

7. Which is a recent movie or a book that you have watched or read?- Q3. all are recent-ish

8. If you have to spend an entire day as someone who would that be (as in a movie character or a character from a story or T.V. series) and why?- Sherlock Holmes. No questions asked! :P

9. Which is your favourite colour?- I don’t discriminate! πŸ˜‰ All are good!

10. What is your favourite sport to watch? Which sport do you enjoy playing?- To watch, Boxing; though I refrain from partaking in it! πŸ˜›

Β  11. What is your favourite food?- Sea food be my soul-food! Om Nom Nom Nom πŸ˜€

Hope you like it! πŸ™‚

Big hugs,


Thank you, Rob! *Liebster!


I’ve been AWOL for a long time, 30 days – an eternity! During that time, my dear friend, Rob, nominated me for a Liebster! My FIRST Liebster!!!

Blogging is a relatively new thing for me. I’m a novice at it, Really; (This would be my 12th post). The WP community has been a wonderfully supportive family for me here. I’d like to thank Rob who is a great friend, for even considering me, deserving of it. Thank you, Rob! πŸ™‚ Do go over and check out his amazing blog!

Rules for this award:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and display the award on your pageΒ 

-Nominate ten other bloggers for the award

-Answer ten questions asked by the person who nominated youΒ 

-Ask your nominees ten questions (I’m bending the rules to 4 )

The questions Rob asked me:

1. Have you ever had an outbreak of laughter at a time that was inappropriate?

– I’ve had such outbreaks, one too many times! ;p

2. What is your typical breakfast?

– Milk, cornflakes and a fruit.

3. What is your favorite weekend recreation?

– To sleep and read one Maupassant short story.

4. Do you prefer days or nights?

– I like days that are bright and shiny and which eventually converge into nights! ;p

5. What book are you reading currently or finished recently?

– Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

I’d like to nominate these guys for the award:

My Questions:

1.Β  What is the best holiday you have ever been on?

2. A Random fact about you

3. A Novel / Movie or both( or any of your preferred strains like Plays, Poems etc) that just BLEW your mind

4. An early childhood memory