The Liebster Award

Thank you to Radhika for thinking of me for the Liebster Award!

As I have received this previously, I would like to share Radhika’s post in thanks, and as I love answering questions, I’ll answer them here!

Great questions by the way, Radhika!

  1. If given a chance, what would you like to change about yourself? I’m not sure I’d want to change any of me. As a 40-something woman, I have grown used to my body, personality and it’s quirks. If I changed any of it, would I still have the life I have now, the life I feel is perfect for me?
  2. What were you looking for when you started your blog? Absolutely nothing! I didn’t even know what blogging was!
  3. A movie, book or friend – which one for company when feeling low? Friend, Book, Movie – in that order. My best friends are always at the end of the phone, but being mothers too, they can be unavailable, so I know I’ll always have my books!
  4. What 3 things do you always carry in your purse/wallet? Money, phone, pen with a notebook.
  5. Have you ever dreamed of doing something out of your comfort zone? Not really. I think I always strive to go a little further with whatever I do, pushing myself a step further each time, so it feels achievable.
  6. Do you have any OCD habits (obsessive-compulsive disorder)? I need to know what is planned when we are doing things, and in what order. I can’t not have a plan of action. Funny, since I am such a pantser when it comes to blogging!
  7. Which do you favor – a white lie or a candid truth? I think both have their place in lives. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it needs to be told, to help a person. Equally, there are situations where revealing a truth may be more harmful, so a white lie works better.
  8. What freaks you out most? The thought of my loved ones not being with me.
  9. What is the thing that most irritates you in a person? People who always want to talk about themselves, and seem to have been there, done that, and done it better, no matter what story is being told.
  10. What does this award mean to you? I am humbled that I was thought of. Any recognition like this touches my heart. ❤

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Liebster Award Nomination

Thank you so much, Aishwarya, for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I have received this several times previously so I would like to thank you by sharing your post, and encouraging my dear Peeps to go and visit Aishwarya’s blog!

Because I am sat here, I thought I would at least answer Aishwarya’s questions though!

Q.1  What do you think is the most beautiful creation of nature?
Children are the most beautiful creations in my eyes!
Q.2  What/ who is your inspiration for blogging?
I didn’t even know what blogging was until I accidentally fell into it… so I can’t say I aspired to be like anyone else, and since I started, I have come to realise that there is no point in trying to be like anyone else.. there are millions of blogs and bloggers out there. It’s best to set your own goals, and expectations, and do the best you can!
Q.3  What is your favourite memory till date?
It’s very hard to isolate just one memory once you reach a certain age; Graduating getting married, the birth of my children, becoming an aunty for the first time… seeing a child I teach finally ‘get’ something… precious moments with my grandparents… holidays with my parents… what do I choose? All these memories mean so much to me…
Q.4  Please answer honestly : Do you think there is a sitcom/ show better than F.R.I.E.N.D.S?
I think Friends is one of a kind.. it has tired the test of time, and 20 years later, is still on reruns and is brilliant to watch! In fact my son has just discovered it and loves the fact that Comedy Central has it on all the time!
Q.5  Which is your favourite cuisine?
World cuisine! I can’t choose! I love certain aspects of so many foods out there!

I realise from a lot of my answers above, that I am not a particularly decisive person lol! I don’t have many favourites, because I like to keep my options open lol!

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Leibster Alert!!!

And another one!

Amaya of Life of An El Paso Woman has blessed me with another award!  The Liebster Award, no less! Thank you my dear, it is much appreciated!

Awarded 30/7/15

Awarded 30/7/15

So, the rules…

For those of you who have never heard of The Liebster Award before, it’s an online award given to (usually new) bloggers (generally with less than two hundred followers) by other bloggers. Accepting the award means adhering to a few rules which normally involve answering 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you, adding 11 facts about yourself, then nominating between 3-11 bloggers and asking them 11 questions of your own.

Oops! Well, I might be a tad over the required followers mark, but hey, I guess I am still new to some of you!

11 Facts about me

I can’t think of anything new! So if I have repeated myself in the list below, in another post, I apologise!

  1. My Musical influences are varied, from Western, to Eastern music, from Pop and Soul, to Religious and Dharmic!
  2. My Dad is the best man in the world, and has coloured my life, in the best way possible. I am lucky that my Hubby Dearest fit the mould!
  3. My Mum has been a rock for me, through out my life, and has been there through thick and thin, and is still there, always.
  4. My brother was a pain in the neck, growing up, but as we grew, he became one of my best friends!
  5. I never tried Aubergines until I got married!
  6. I find it so hard to have a clear out… I am a total hoarder…!
  7. I wish that I could play the piano.
  8. I learned the guitar as a 10 year old, but the teacher was awful and would slap your wrist with a pencil if you got a note wrong…put me off big time!
  9. On the Chura, at my wedding, the function that happens the night before a girl gets married, I wore an outfit that used the marital headscarf of my maternal grandma, and when I was gifted a second one during the ceremony, I was given my mums wedding scarf.  It was so special, more so than getting a new piece of clothing, as they belonged to two special women in my life!
  10. I love to collect costume jewellery, but I am adverse to wearing it! It’s so heavy, sheesh!
  11. I have far too many bags!

The Questions for me to answer

1. If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would it be? To anywhere hot, with a beautiful beach, and golden sand, so I could relax!

2. Who’s been a positive role model in your life? My parents have been the biggest and most amazing role models in my life.

3. What do you like about your hometown? The fact that I have many memories there!

4. What is the best meal you can prepare? I do a meal chicken pie!

5. What’s your favorite chore to do at home? Ironing!

6. What’s your favorite book? I don’t have one favourite, I like too many!

7. What’s the very first thing you would do if you won the lottery? Faint!

8. What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable? Mango, wins everytime!

9. How many times have you fallen in love? I was in love with the idea of falling in love as a youngster, and thought I had many a time, but true love, one that, once you have fallen, you can’t get back up… once!

10. What was your favorite game or toy as a child? My Fisher Price toy phone!

11. What’s your favorite beverage? Non alcoholic, Tea.  Alcoholic, Vodka Lemon and Lime!

My Nominations


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My questions for my nominees (I’m borrowing yours Amaya!)

1. If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?

2. Who’s been a positive role model in your life?

3. What do you like about your hometown?

4. What is the best meal you can prepare?

5. What’s your favorite chore to do at home?

6. What’s your favorite book?

7. What’s the very first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

8. What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable?

9. How many times have you fallen in love?

10. What was your favorite game or toy as a child?

11. What’s your favorite beverage?

As always, please don’t feel obliged to accept, but if you do, I’d love to hear from you!

Here she goes again… Sorry! Liebster Award alert!

This time a lovely young blogger, Michelle from A little Bit Of Everything has nominated me for this prestigious award! Thank you so much Michelle!

Awarded 25/3/15

And as I said in my previous post about accepting awards, whether I have had them before or not, I will try my hardest to accept them!

Here are the several rules a nominated needs to do in order to accept the Liebster Award:

  1. Link the person who nominated you (that’s Michelle) to your blog post and let them know you answered their questions.

  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator.

  3. Nominate other bloggers for the award.

  4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

  5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Here are my questions to answer…

  1. What is your favorite color? Why?

    I love the rainbow… All colours… Because colour makes the world beautiful! One of the hardest questions to answer, I feel there is no single colour that gives me ultimate happiness, just this colourful world!

  2. If you are given the chance to be someone else, who will it be and why?

    I’m pretty happy being me, but you know what, I’d love to be a man, any man, for a day, to see whether it really is an easier life than being a woman!

  3. Where is your preferred tourist destination here on earth?

    I’d love to visit Australia… One day, so I can say I’ve been to the other side of the world!

  4. Do you believe in fairy tales and happily ever after? Why?

    I know they aren’t always happily ever after, but I do believe in fairy tales, I like to fill my life with positiveness!

  5. Past, Present or Future?

    Present, the past is a fond memory to look back on, the future is a present I am eager to unwrap, but the present, I make myself!

  6. Who will you choose, the one you love or the one who loves you?

    I am lucky as they are one and the same but there are husband, and equally my children, family and cat… I could never choose between them, that would be my hardest decision….

  7. What or who inspired you to do blogging?

    I started blogging as a friend of mine started one and when I went to comment on her first post, WordPress asked me to sign up, so I did! It gave me an outlet for all these words I have bubbling inside me!

  8. If you can relate your life to a book, what will it be? Why?

    My life is so varied, there are many genres there, it wouldn’t be one book, it would be a collection… Either that or I’d have to write my own!

  9. What is your favorite food?

    I love the Indian street food snack Pani Puri!

  10. Love or Money? Why?

    Love every day! Love makes me happy, and in a happy world everything is rich, your thoughts, experiences, your views. With money you can buy material things, but what about the loneliness? You can achieve great things with love behind you, and maybe money will follow!

Friends or more than friends?

My friend became my more than friend and then got promoted to my Hubby!

And now my nominees…

More Than A Dash of Salt

Grubbs N Critters

Carol’s Random Travel Thoughts

Viva La Viv

Desi, Divorced and Damn Fabulous!

And my questions to you are…

  1. Where were you born?
  2. Why do you write?
  3. What would you do with your last $/£5?
  4. How many countries have you visited?
  5. Tell me your dream job.
  6. Did you enjoy school? Why/why not?
  7. What one gadget could you not live without you?
  8. What is your favourite book and why?
  9. Is there life anywhere other than earth as far as you’re concerned?
  10. Can you play an instrument of?
  11. What is your favourite song?

I hope my readers take this opportunity to visit some lovely new Blogger’s, and for those I’ve nominated, please don’t feel obliged to accept, I’m just sharing the love! ❤️

Some more awards nominations again… Again!

Hey Y’all it’s happened again, more awards that I was nominated for, that I have already gratefully received!

Here they are…

Daydreamer Award 10th March Vaishali of the The Champa Tree blog.

Liebster Award 20th March Shivangi of Latest Stories By Shivangi blog.

Now, as I have already gratefully receive these, I think I would like to pass the awards on to some new bloggers I have met recently, and show my gratitude to the blogs above for nominating me!

Awarded 10/3/15

Awarded 10/3/15

The Daydreamer Award – Vaishali wanted me to describe myself, tell others something about me that I haven’t managed to tell others yet, but have been meaning to…

Well, that’s a hard one, I think I am pretty much what it says on the box, if you know what I mean! I am a straight up British born Indian girl, with a mix of east west, that means I kinda get the best of both worlds!  I am sweet and innocent, a good Indian girl, according to my family, and those who don’t really know me that well, then those who know me better know the Ritu that is a WHOLE lotta laughs, not so innocent, but still pretty sweet!  I can recall the faces of so many people I have met over the years who are almost shocked to see I know so much about life, and am not some sheltered individual, but hey, I don’t mind, I am able to morph into the right kind of personality for the situation!

And for my nominees

1) Lily Pups Life
2) My Grandfather Was An Undertaker
3) Sane Teachers

Take a look at the rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Complete the challenge they set you.
  3. Select a blog or blogs that you want to give the award to. (The amount of blogs you select is unlimited!)
  4. Tell them about it and set them a challenge.
  5. Please include the rules in your post.
  6. You can use the image I have used for the award!

My challenge to you is to tell me about your dream partner…

Then there’s the Liebster Award

Awarded 20/3/15

Awarded 20/3/15

There are several rules by which you by being nominated must do in order to accept the Liebster Award:

1. Link the person who nominated you (that’s me) to your blog post and let them know you answered their questions.

2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator

3. Nominate other bloggers for the award that have fewer than 200 followers.

4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

My 11 questions…

1. What is the meaning of your name? My full name, Ratinder apparently means Changing Seasons…
2. What is your blog site all about? Its about all the crasy thoughts that go on in my head!
3. What inspires you to write? Anything and everything!
4. Who is your favourite film star? I have too many, not just one…
5. Which is your favourite creative work(could be anything)? Writing
6. Apart from blogging, tell us apart your hobbies? I love to read, sing, and dance, and dress up!
7. What is the best thing about you. I’m open hearted…
8. Which festival do you enjoy the most ? I love Vaisahki in the Sikh Calendar, and Christmas in the Christian one!
9. What makes you sad? children who are not looked after…
10. If you were God, what would you do first? give every child who doesn’t have one, a deserved set of good parents.
11. What is your next blog about? This award!

My nominees… maybe not many, deserving ones!

1) Through Hrishi’s Eyes
2) Fourth Generation Farmgirl
3) The Teen Daydreamer

 And my 11 questions to you are…

  1. Who would you most like to meet, from the past?

  2. Cat or dog?

  3. Do you believe in the afterlife?

  4. What is your worst trait?

  5. Do you still sleep with a soft toy?

  6. What would be your idea car?

  7. Why did you start blogging?

  8. If you could rename yourself, what would you use?

  9. Sweet or Savoury?

  10. Tell me one thing no one else knows about you?

  11. What is your favourite drink?

I’m sorry I haven’t been able to nominate more, but my PC was playing up!

But thank you again to my nominators.. it is always lovely to be appreciated, and I DO appreciate it!

Happy days all!  Please be sure to check the above blogs out, they are great!

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