Monday 23 May 2016

Yay! My first award!!

I am so thrilled that this little craft corner of mine has been nominated for an award - the 'Liebster' award from Nicola. We met and interacted at the A to Z challenge this year. Thank you so much for the appreciation. It sure means a lot!!! 

Did you know that Liebster means 'favourite' or 'dearest' in German? 

So here are the rules of this award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog in your post.  
  • Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. 
  • Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  • Provide 11 random facts about yourself. 
  • Nominate 5–11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, that have less than 1,000 followers. 
  • Create a new list of 11 questions for the nominees to answer. 

First I have to answer 11 random questions from Nicola. So here goes...

1. Printed books or E-books?
A. Definitely printed books. I need to hold it and feel it and turn every page. And yes another reason to use this cute bookmark. But I will choose e-books if  the lights are off and I don't want to disturb the kids.

2. Cinema or Theatre?
A. Cinema. We all need that few hours to escape into another reality. That said, I am beginning to appreciate theater more now. I mean there are no second takes here. So you got to give it to them.

3. Cities or Countryside?
A. A little bit of both. Sometimes you need the hustle and bustle. Sometimes you want to be far away.  

4. Cows or Sheep?
A. Anything that makes a fun story for my kids to read. Who can resist the cow who jumped over the moon and the kind sheep that gave dignity to that some boy who lived down the lane.

5. Superman or Batman?
A. Wonder Woman?

6. Driver or Passenger?
A. Literally speaking- I spent many a good year, being afraid. Now am enjoying getting over the fear. Metaphorically though, I would like to sit by the window and dream.

7. Sweet or Savoury?
A. I want both. 

8. Thrillers or Romance?
A. Can't say for sure. Thrillers are romantic. And romance can sure be thrilling.

9. Sandals with socks or without. 
A. Without please! I knew a guy at work who wore sandals with socks. (Yes sandals can be considered semi-formal in tropical weather.) And I think he wore a new pair everyday. It was the whitest socks I had ever seen.Every single day.

10. Sunbathing by the beach or by the pool?
A. I am tanned enough. I might sit under an umbrella somewhere. Besides I am a bit shy.

11. Justin Timberlake or Justin Beiber?
A. Justin Timberlake.

Now I have to go ahead and give you 11 random facts about myself....Let'see

1. I can watch a movie in any language. Just give me subtitles.
2. As a kid, I imagined being an orphan and adopted.
3. I love to read children's story books. So glad I have kids. (Hope they don't imagine being orphans and adopted!)
4. I have taken driving lessons from 8 different instructors. 
5. I can stay up all night watching random videos on YouTube.
6. I was the only employee wearing a jacket all through the year in Chicago. My desk was under the AC vent. Not fun.
7. As a kid, I would cry to attend catechism class in church. Now I ask way too many questions. 
8. I cannot function without a morning cup of coffee. 
9. I love Chinese food.
10. I love doodling.
11. I can go crazy, I mean really crazy over craft supplies.


Now I have to nominate 5 to 11 bloggers for this award.
And here they are..... drum roll please.....

1. Mumbai on a high  

2. The Piscean Me

3. Spice of Life

4. The bespectacled mother

5. Everyday Muse
And 11 random questions from me to the people I nominate...

1. Sunny days or the Rains?
2. Morning person or a night owl?
3. Do you have a morning routine?
4. Are you a planner? How far ahead do you plan?
5. Do you experience envy? How do you deal with it?
6. Can you do without dessert?
7. Something you absolutely need on your pizza?
8. Something you are afraid of?
9. How handicapped do you feel without your phone?
10. If you could, would you be an employee or an entrepreneur?
11. Do you enjoy audio books?


  1. What a wonderful way to get to know you. I'm glad I met you through the A to Z . Isn't it amazing how the Internet connects people so seamlessly ( when it works , when the computer works and when the electricity is uninterrupted! )

  2. Fantastic answers. Thank you for accepting my nomination! It's so lovely to get to know you better. I also love children's books and especially reading them to children. Seeing their little faces beam with excitement - it's great. Super questions to your 5 nominees. I do hope they accept. Have a lovely week, Seena!

  3. Thank You Seena. Its an honour! So glad to have connected with you in the 2016 AtoZ.. I shall put up my acceptance post soon... Cheers!