One lovely blog award!!

Thank you so much, Prerna, for thinking of me with this award. I have received this previously, so as thanks, I am reblogging the post, in the hope that my Peeps will pop over and say Hello to Prerna!

Prerna's blog


I have been nominated for many glorious awards recently and I was not able to do the posts for them. Please accept my apologies and thank you for thinking of me as worthy of those lovely awards 😊.

Rishabh nominated me for “the lovely blogger award”. He writes wonderfully and is going to start writing book reviews which I’m looking very much forward to !!



( Bonus facts to make up for other awards too! )

  1. I absolutely hate lizards and turn totally insane when the pesky little thing enters my room!!
  2. I love eating different cuisines and trying out new things.
  3. I am really good at making PowerPoint presentations.
  4. I love to do coding with python and Java in my free time.
  5. I love traveling.
  6. I am very much nocturnal.
  7. I love horses and giraffes ( we are very alike )  !!
  8. Snow…

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The Real Neat Blog Award

Many thanks to Melissa of The Anxious Canadian blog for thinking of me for the Real Neat Blog Award!

As I have taken mart in this award previously, I wish to say thanks to Melissa for thinking of me, and request my followers to head over to her blog to check her amazing posts out!

Click here!



RFTM sunshine on an April morning

“Visiting your blog is always such a pleasure, Ritu. Thank you for putting so much love into your work.” That’s what Laura said to me, and then she went and nominated me for an award! Thank you so much Laura! I have already accepted this one, but I appreciate the thought and would lead you all to click below to find a wonderful blog!

Riddle from the Middle

Zoe over at Hope Dream Wait very kindly nominated RFTM for the Blogger Recognition Award this month.  Whoop whoop!  What a cheery surprise for an April morning – it sure enough put a smile on my face.  So thank you, Zoe, and keep on spreading the sunshine over at your own blog.

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Sunshine Blogger Award! Another cherry to the cake!☺😊

Thank you for the nomination!


Thanks a lotAditifor nominating me. Earlier, I have been awarded for One lovely blog award, A-Z tag, The blue sky tag, etc. Visiting Aditi’s blog was great experience. Interestingly, she is from my own city, and knows how to make the best creative out of various things.

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer their 11 questions.
  3. Put up your 11 questions and nominate 11 others.
  4. List the rules.

Aditi’s questions for me:

  1. What was the last thing you did for yourself?
  2. Do you enjoy: your own company/being around others all the time/a happy medium with both alone and others?
  3. What 3 words do you think best describe you?
  4. Have you ever pranked by someone? What did they do?/ Have you ever pranked someone else? What did you do?
  5. Do you have any brothers or sisters, or are you the only child?
  6. What do you think is…

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Leibster Award from Em Linthorpe!

Haven’t done one of these for a while!

I am part of a fantastic group of bloggers on Facebook, called Big Up Your Blogs! Since interacting with them, I have developed even more blogpalships!

One of these pals is Em Linthorpe, and she nominated us for the Leibster Award, collectively! Now I have done this one several times over, but I feel I must do this, as the group has been so supportive to each other, and I am sat here on my sick leave, so have the time too!

So to the rules…

1) Say hi to the person sweet enough to want to know more about you – and display your award with pride;
2) Answer the eleven questions the person gives you;
3) Give eleven random facts about yourself;
4) Nominate some other people that you think are deserving of this award;
5) Let them know you have nominated them;
6) Give them eleven questions to answer.

So, Hi Em!!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me, and our whole group!

11 questions for me to answer:

Listen up nominees! These are the questions I would like you to answer.

1.  What phone apps could you not live without?

My WP app, all the usual social media suspects, my banking app, and the various photo editing ones I use regularly!

2. Do you still keep in touch with any of your school friends?

Via Facebook, we link up, and a couple of years ago we had a reunion where a few of us got together the year we all turned 40! It was so good to catch up with each other!

3. What is your opinion of garlic?

It is a great flavour, as long as you don’t use too much! And it scares away Vampires… what’s not to like! Come one, you know you love garlic bread…!

4. Do you ever do DIY at home?

Simple stuff, like lightbulbs, and tightening screws… I’m not too bad with flatpack furniture! First proper time painting rooms last summer, and I replaced a light socket too! Hey, that’s not bad going for a Girlie Girl!

5. What are your most treasured books on your bookshelf?

I have so many books, but I think my Set of Noddy books are extremely special as they were given to me when I was recovering from an operation at four years old, and they are complete with Gollywogs and all!

6. What was the first concert/gig you attended?

It would have been an Indian musician with my Parents, Gurdas Maan, amazing singer! The first, and only western concert I went to was to see Blackstreet at Wembley!

7. If there was one thing you could change about your house, what would it be?

New flooring!

8. Have you ever been camping?

I have… two interesting days and nights, for my Duke Of Edinburgh award. A sheep walked into our tent… nuff said!

9. What was your worst kitchen disaster?

I love being in the kitchen, so I’ve had my fair share of disasters… but a recent one was when I made cakes for a school bake sale and they all sunk on me! Never has that happened before!!!

10. What words do you regret saying to someone else?

I’m not sure, but I guess what comes to mind is the few times I have generally blown off at the kids, because I am tired and have a short fuse, then I want to hug them and say sorry… They are just kids, not my sounding board.

11. Give us a brief overview of your gaming history.

Gaming and me… Well, let’s be honest, I am not a gamer really! But as a child, we had a Commadore 64 and we used to play Wheelin’ Wally. Then the Sega MegaDrive arrived and Sonic and Golden Axe were favourites! At Univeristy, Hubby Dearest and pals had the PS2 and Tekken was a game played in large groups. I loved it one day when my totally random pressing of buttons meant I beat every guy in the room! No tactics, just playing like a girl!

Now, I prefer things like the Just Dance games on the Wii!

11 random facts about myself

Apologies if you’ve read any of these before… In the past I did so many of these Award Tag posts that I don’t think I have anything majorly original to say!

  1. I have 29 first cousins!
  2. I can wiggle one eyebrow!
  3. I have a stationary fetish, seriously!
  4. The varied backgrounds of my family make me a British, Kenyan, Indian! But genetically, I am 100% Indian!
  5. I passed my driving test on the fourth go… (no comments about why my accident happened here!)
  6. I hate, really can’t stand, sports!
  7. I went swimming with turtles and dolphins in the Carribbean, what an experience!
  8. I only have one ovary.
  9. My wedding dress took 5 people embroidering for 16 hours a day, for 11 days, to make. Wow!
  10. I had Laser Eye surgery nearly ten years ago!
  11. It’s not often that you’ll see me without a smile. 😀

11 questions for my nominees: Excuse the laziness, but I am using Em’s questions!

Listen up nominees! These are the questions I would like you to answer.

1.  What phone apps could you not live without?

2. Do you still keep in touch with any of your school friends?

3. What is your opinion of garlic?

4. Do you ever do DIY at home?

5. What are your most treasured books on your bookshelf?

6. What was the first concert/gig you attended?

7. If there was one thing you could change about your house, what would it be?

8. Have you ever been camping?

9. What was your worst kitchen disaster?

10. What words do you regret saying to someone else?

11. Give us a brief overview of your gaming history.

And I would like to nominate each and every one of you! You have all been so supportive the past week, since my accident, that I just want you all to know I really appreciate you!

Big Love! ❤

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