Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lovely Blog Award and A Little Bit Of Me

I am so honoured to have been awarded the one Lovely Blog award by the lovely Kajal who blogs at Rainbow Hues. Thank you Kajal.

The timing of the award is perfect as I can also post this for the letter L at ABC Wednesday. As they say, timing is everything!

But back to my lovely award.

As a part of this award I am required to mention eight things about me, share five writing quotes and nominate five bloggers for the awards.

So here goes ...

Eight things about me:

1. I love roses - they are my favourite flower. I've also grown to love Camellias as they grow very well in my garden. And Camellias resemble roses.

2. I enjoy reading and my favourite book is The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. I can read this book over and over again and each time I discover a new meaning. 

3. You've Got Mail is my favourite movie. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are my favourite actors so how could I not love this movie. 

4. I cannot imagine life without music. My favourite song is Spanish Eyes. I am convinced I have a spiritual / karmic connection with this song. I also enjoy instrumental music as I find that very soothing.

5. My favourite musical is Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera. The musical scores in this are absolutely sensational and the show has everything - Romance, Mystery, Suspense.

6. I love to travel and very grateful and blessed that I have seen so many places in the world. Also grateful that I have lived in 2 very different countries - India and New Zealand and 2 very different cities - Mumbai and Wellington. Mumbai, my hometown, is so vibrant, it never sleeps. And Wellington, my adopted hometown, is a spectacularly beautiful city.

7. I love Indian, Italian and Malaysian food. Biryani, Fetuccini and Bami Goreng are foods I enjoy.  But most of all I love the Indian "fast" food of Dahi puri. Yum.

8. I love poetry and one of my favourite poets is Rumi. Poetry has a way of touching my soul that no other form of writing can. My favourite Rumi poem is The wine of Divine grace.

Five writing quotes

Not quite sure what that means so instead  I'll take the liberty of just posting some quotes that I love:

1. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul ~ Invictus - read the full poem - it is truly inspirational.

2. I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination ~ Jimmy Dean

3. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls ~ Joseph Campbell

4. This above all to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. ~ William Shakespeare (One of my dad's favourite quotes)

5. Respond intelligently to unintelligent treatment ~Lau Tzu


My One Lovely Blog Award is sent with love to these lovely blogs that are some of my favourites.

Vidya Sury - Coffee with Mi -
I love how Vidya converses with her late mother through this blog. A heart warming blog with a touch of humour that makes it so endearing.

Martha Orlando - Meditations of my heart
Beautiful and inspirational. Martha can tell a story from any situation. I love the prayers in each post - always perfect. 

Penny McDaniel - Spiritunity
Spiritual and motivating. Penny's blog resonates with my soul.

Vandana Sharma - Eternal Emotions
I love Vandana's poetry. She writes with so much soul and emotion. Her poems are delightful. 

Shilpa Garg - A rose is a rose is a rose
Shilpa is a very versatile writer. Her posts are varied, interesting and easy to read. Shilpa can craft a post to suit any challenge and she does it brilliantly.
And once again, thank you Kajal for nominating my blog for this lovely award.

Have a lovely day.

Warm Regards



  1. Thank you for nominating my blog, Suzy.

    I love Phantom of the Opera me gooseflesh each time I see it. :D And I absolutely loved reading all the things "about you". Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks - Love them too!

    Happy midweek to you!

    1. Thanks Vidya. Glad some of my likes are yours too. POTO is just awesome.

  2. I enjoy reading and watching movies. You got mail is my favorite too! I don't have a good relationship with poems! :P
    Congratulations for your award. Thanks for nominating my blog for this One Lovely Blog Award. Touched and honored. :)

    1. Thanks Shilpa. YGM is such a cute movie.

  3. Congrats, and thanks for sharing a LITTLE bit more about you!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team.

    1. Thanks Roger. ok so perhaps it was a little bit more than a little bit. lol. But L for little fits!

  4. First of all many congratulations for this award:) . May god bless you always.

    I don't know if I really deserve the appreciation that you bestow upon me, but I thank you form the bottom of my heart :)

    1. Thanks Vandana. Your poems are Divine. Blessings to you too.

  5. Congrats on your award, Suzy, and thank you for mentioning my blog. It's all beautiful, isn't it? Sending you blessings and love.

    1. Thanks Penny. Blessings and love to you too.

  6. Looks all the ladies here love You've Got Mail! What's not to love, eh?
    Congratulations to you, Suzy and all your nominees whose blogs I love too! :)

    1. Thanks Corinne. So true, what's not to love about it. Glad you liked my nominees.

  7. Nice to know a bit more about you - must say I LOVE the quotes!

    abcw team

    1. Thanks Leslie. Glad you liked the quotes.

  8. awesome! well deserved suzy :)
    I am a foodie person too and loved the cuisine you mentioned :)

    those quotes were beautiful. gotta check out some new bloggers mentioned up there.

    1. Thanks Ruchira. I hope you enjoy their blogs as much as I do.

  9. Congratulations on your well deserved award. I enjoy visiting all the wonderful people's blogs you mentioned. They are exceptional as are you! ♥

    1. Thanks Kathy. That's so sweet of you to say. Those blogs are great.

  10. Congratulations on your well deserved award. I enjoy visiting all the wonderful people's blogs you mentioned. They are exceptional as are you! ♥

  11. Congrats Suzy and congrats to the winner of the award as well. Ah, Englebert Humperdinck is one of my favourites as well. I like his Last Waltz and can listen to it over and over.

    Joy always,

    1. Thanks Susan. EH is one of my favourites too. Last Waltz is also a great song.


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