Real Neat Blog Award | Image Earth Travel

Thanks to Nilla of the blog Image Earth Travel for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award.

I have received this before, so I am sharing her post as thanks.

And, because I feel like it… here are my answers to the questions she posed!

1. Do you prefer solo travelling or travelling with someone? Why?

I wish I could give an answer that was based on experience, but the truth is, I have never travelled alone so I don’t know! I would like to try it once at least though. Travelling with someone is wonderful too though, as you create memories you both share.

2. What is the very first country that you visited?

I was six months old, the first time I went on an aeroplane. It was from the UK to India to attend my uncle’s wedding. I remember nothing. There are photos to prove it though! After that, it was Kenya, where my parents were born and brought up.

3. Do you backpack or travel in luxury?

So far, it has been a life of ‘luxury holidays’ or visiting family!

4. How did you start blogging?

By total accident! I was trying to comment on the first post of a friend a few years ago, not even knowing what a blog is, and then WP asked me if I wanted to start one, so I thought why not! And here I am nearly four years later!

5. Why did you choose your current blogging platform?

It was where I fell into it, and I have been happy here.

6. From what part of the world are the most of your blog visits?

The United States is by far the place where I get the most views!

7. Do you find advertising on a blog distracting?

Yes, especially the ones that are really random. But if people use affiliate links I don’t mind them!

And there you have it!

Please visit Nilla’s original post!

Thanks again, Nila!!!

September, 2018 It’s always a great surprise to receive a nomination from a fellow blogger and this time, the nomination is for the Real Neat Blog Award.

Source: Real Neat Blog Award | Image Earth Travel

The Real Neat Blog Award

It appears to be that time again…! This time the lovely Akanksha has nominated me! Thank you so much dear, all wards are much appreciated! 🙂


The rules for the award go like this:

Insert the award logo onto your post.
Answer the seven questions they asked you.
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate other bloggers and ask them seven questions and let them know you’ve nominated them!

So, logo set, thanks have been extended, now for the question and answers!
My questions to answer are:

1. Which is the last book you read?

Gifted and Talented by Wendy Holden – I like a bit of easy reading, and I like Wendy Holden’s books!

2. When’s your birthday?
3rd September, a Virgo!

3. A place you’ve always wanted to visit.
The Taj Mahal… I’ve been so close, but never actually there!

4. “Kyunki soch kabhi bhi aa sakti hai.” What’s the wackiest place you’ve made a life changing decision in?
OMG! I don’t know! The Toilet??!

5. 2 am party with friends or a 2 am date with coffee and Netflix?
Nowadays it would be 2am, in bed, fast asleep!

6. Your favorite outfit. (Please post a picture in that, please?)

I love wearing my Indian outfits! Here is a quick pic of one!20140627_1141127. What’s the one thing you’ve tried plenty of times but have always failed at?
To grow up!!

My Nominees
One Sip At A Time A new blog I’ve started following recently
Single Family Asylum Oh he makes me laugh!
Learning Web Development I’ve learned a lot from this NEAT blog!
The Return Of the Modern Philosopher Austin… a funny guy with a great blog!

My Questions to my Nominees
1) Love or money?
2) Where would you ideally love to live?
3) Real book or electronic device like a Kindle?
4) Who is your biggest inspiration?
5) Do you have a pet?
6) How important is family to you?
7) What has been your best ever blogging day?

Please don’t feel obliged to accept and take part, its just a little fun, but I appreciate you r blogs, whichis why I have nominated them! 😀

Rob!!! I think I’m gonna need that pinny now!!!

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The Real Neat Blog Award …

Always an honour to be nominated for an award from you awesome lot!!!
This time its the Real Neat Blog Award, and I’ve been nominated by Mboki at  Learning Web Development. Thank you so much!

Awarded 27/3/15

Awarded 27/3/15

And these are the rules:

1) Put the award logo on your blog.

2) Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3) Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4) Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5) Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

So, I have displayed the logo… and again, a huge thanks to Mboki!!!!!!!

My questions

  • Tell us one thing that the world doesn’t know about part of the world you are coming from.

Hmmm…. ooh! I don’t know! Well, ok, my area was one of the first places in England to have a Sikh temple established, as when the initial migration happened, of Sikhs from the Punjab, to England, they came by boat and would dock here! Now we have one of the biggest temples in Europe!

  • If you have to choose three days sleep or three days without sleep what will be your choice?

Three days without sleep, I could keep awake, but I couldn’t make my self sleep!

  • If you chose to sleep tell us why, if not then what will you be doing in those three days?

Oh as a working mum there is so much to do, I would be cleaning, cooking, spending time with the family, reading, watching things I miss usually, and probably blogging or browsing my reader a lot!

  • Who is the most important person to you right now and why?

Not one person, there is one entity which is the most important to me, my family. Without them, I am nothing, and I couldn’t choose between my spouse or my children!!

  • Does your blog represents who you are in real life?

Absolutely it does! I write what I think all the time, and so I guess that is a 100% true representation of me! – Though sometimes I might hold back, knowing there are a lot of people I know that are reading too….

  • What was the most challenging thing when you started to blog?

I think it was working out what I wanted this blog to be about, then I realised I am Jill of all trades, master of none, so I wanted to be able to write allsorts, and that’s exactly what I did!

  • Quality or quantity?

Very dependant on what you are thinking of…. but essentially a little bit of good quality is better than a whole ream of rubbish, I guess!  Damn! I’d better stop posting so much!!!

And so to nominate…..
The Indecisive Eejit Funny funny blog!
Mihran Kalaydijan Beautiful music…
Real Mom Of Long Island Another mom blog that is fantastically funny!
Baffled Baboon Randomly funny blogger!
Angels Whisper 2-11 Gorgeous Kitty Shots!

And my 7 questions… (This is almost harder than choosing the nominations!)

  1. If you could change anything about yourself, what would you change?
  2. Where did your blog name come from?
  3. What is the meaning of your name?
  4. Tell me your dream date!
  5. What is your favourite type of music?
  6. Which single person has inspired you the most in life?
  7. Sweet or savoury?

And there we have it!  Please don’t feel obligated to accept the award, it’s just a small way of showing my appreciation to a few blogs I enjoy! If you have already received it, either be like me and have it again (after all, you don’t see them super stars giving back Grammies, or Oscars, saying “Oh no thank you, I got one last year!”) or just feel appreciated!

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