Thank you, Devika Fernando, for nominating
my website for the Liebster Blog Award! This looks like fun, and
I love it when authors / bloggers support each other.
1.Link back and thank the blogger who
nominated you in your post. 2. List 11 facts about yourself. 3. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated
you. 4. Pick 5 - 10 new bloggers (must have less than 300 followers)
to nominate and ask them 11 new questions. Do not re-nominate the blogger
that nominated you. 5. Go to each new blogger’s site and inform them of their
To learn more about the Liebster Award, check out this postby Devika Fernando.
random facts about myself
1. I wrote my first poem at the age of
ten, because I wanted to impress my Mom. 2. I often sit, stand, walk and work, listening to music. 3. I love my beautiful Elephant God, Lord Ganesha, who makes
sure I am safe, always. 4. I wear a nose stud, only because my daughter made me pierce
my nose, and I love it. 5. I enjoy watching horror and suspense movies. 6. I love dogs, and know for a certainty that they make the best
pets. 7. I would buy all the books in the world, if I had the space to
room them all.
8. I call myself a bathroom singer. 9. My world revolves around my husband and my daughter, and now
my son in law (love). 10. Family members and close friends are very important to me. 11. I have a wonderful support system, as far as my family is
asked by Devika, which I am repeating here because they are so good!
1. Name three
secrets that you never told anyone.
1) I wanted to get a lottery so that I could buy gifts for myself, and
for all those I loved, when I I was a child.
2) I have always dreamed of being a best-selling author.
3) I have wished I could eat everything I love without the calories
2. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would
I would travel around the world with my husband, spend a long vacation with
our daughter and my son-in-love. I would buy gifts for my family members, which
otherwise I would never be able to afford. I would rent a house at
Stratford-on-Avon and soak in the atmosphere, by watching all the Bard's plays
3. Looking over the last
ten years, what is one goal you have achieved and one that you have not
Achieved: Turned into a journalist and writer. Not achieved: a trip to Europe.
4. What are your plans for retirement? And will you travel, if so where
I will continue
writingfor it is in my blood. Words have their own rhythm within my
mind, and I hope I can continue to juggle them the way I do, forever.Writing is like breathing to me!
5. Favourite drink on a Friday night?
I don’t drink alcohol. If I had to choose something, it would be litchi
juice, or a fresh lime mint cooler.
6. What do you think the secret is to a good marriage or relationship with
a significant other is?
I think a husband and wife have to be friends first. There should be trust,
understanding, love, and above all, a great sense of humour, that keeps the
relationship alive and kicking!
7. Name three words that describe your personality.
Ithinkthat being happy and fulfilled is the key to happiness. Life becomes
worth living when
you try to make
a bouquet with those flowers within reach. I also believe that you must do
everything you do with dedication, and in the hope you are striving for
perfection. Above all,be happy and
love what you do!
11. Who is your favourite poet and why?
There are many poets whom I adore – the
Romantics, Tagore, Robert Frost, Ramanujam, Longfellow, John Donne, Milton are a few. I love Maya Angelou for the images she
evokes, and the beauty of her language. Especially in a poem like ‘I Know Why
The Caged Bird Sings’.
asked by Deepti
I think the questions asked by Devika are
perfect, so I will stick with them (see above "Questions asked by Devika").
If you don’t feel like answering one or some of these 11 questions, do come
up with your own ones.