Friday, January 23, 2015

Very Inspiring Blogger Award: Woohoo!

Nominated for this award!

When I was informed by Usha Menon, a sweet elderly Indian woman who happens to be a prolofic blog writer, I was thrilled! Not just because this prestigious award (though a different look) was bestowed upon me last year (by her then too), but because it's great to know that people appreciate my blog writings.

Usha affectionately terms herself as "eccentric grandmum" as her blog site demonstrates. Her blog is named 'Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha' seemingly after an Indian movie. She writes delightful haiku and imparts compassionate wisdom on her other blog posts.

I am grateful to have met her online - she is like a grandmother, to me too! - and, of course, to be honoured with such an award.

According to the guidelines (rules), you are supposed to write seven things about yourself. Here are mine:

1. I'm Dutch Canadian having been born in The Netherlands (also known as or nicknamed 'Holland' for short) and becoming a Canadian citizen as a young girl.
2. I was born a twin and am a surviving one, and middle child.
3. I consider myself a survivor having been close to death a few times in my life.
4. Apparently, I was left-handed as a child and was 'forced' to change to my right (wonder what would have happened if my left hand was my dominant one?)
5. Music has always been an important part of my life, though as I get older I love silence more (since we live in a relatively noisy world). I love a variety though I especially appreciate electronic for dancing, instrumental for relaxation, and devotional music for chanting.
6. I love to read non-fiction though I love to read great fiction - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is my favourite book or at least one of them. IF you read it, you will understand why!) and I wish I had more time or ahem, need to make more time.
7. I love to look at the sky, day and night, though especially the moon and stars...don't ask me why, I just do! ;)

And now, I am supposed to nominate bloggers whose blogs deserve the award. Usha already mentioned names, some of which I would have listed below otherwise. I will name those who are part of BAR (Blog-A-Rhythm) as I belong to two blogging groups, this one more actively than the other.

In no particular order then, actually I changed to alphabetically, I choose the following bloggers to receive this award. Drum roll please....

1. Cat Graham
2. Kathy Combs
3. Hema Anavatti
4. Nabanita Dhar
5. Nisha Sanjeev
6. Sanch LivingLife
7. Shailaja Vishwanath

Add the badge in your post.

And inform each one whom you have nominated for the award.

Thank you again dear Usha for this award nomination. I truly appreciate it. Namaste.


  1. Congratulations Ell :)

    And thank you for nominating me for the same ...

    Keep writing...I love having the chance to read what you write

  2. Thanks Elly...Humbled and honoured.

  3. Never too busy to accept an award, Elly :) Thank you so much for this honour. Congratulations to you as well for the well-deserved award :)

  4. Thank you for honoring me! ♥

  5. Congrats, Elly. You are truly sn inspiring blogger. 😊

  6. Congratulations, Elly! Well deserved award! Your blog is always so down to earth and right from the heart.

    I enjoyed reading the seven things about you and see that you aren't really pregnant (only in a symbolic sense of starting something new, I guess) though you had me a bit confused about that for a while there. Doesn't take much with me. LOL!

    Thanks so much for passing along the honour. I am grateful. Very nice of you.

  7. Congratulations, Elly for accepting the award,which you truly deserve.Wish you many more accolades in future.


  8. Congratulations!!!

  9. Thanks Naba! Your compliment makes me smile...big! :) <3

  10. Nisha, though I don't always read yuor posts, do know that I appreciate them. :) <3

  11. Shailaja, in that case I will change you to #8? ;) <3

  12. Kathy, I love your posts especially your short ones: to the point with a "punch line!" :) <3

  13. Thanks for your kind words Vinitha. There are many bloggers whose writing I admire including yours; however, I cannot list them all here, unfortunately! ;) <3

  14. Cathy, I think the same of your writing as yours is very down to earth and also from the heart: I truly enjoy reading them. And yes, my 'pregnancy' was on purpose! ;) <3

  15. Thanks dear Usha! You are inspiring to me with your writings! :) <3

  16. Hey congratulations Elly! Its a well deserved award. Thank you for considering to nominate me earlier, but as discussed I have been unfair with a few other fellow bloggers who nominated me in the past with regards to doing what it takes to taking it forward. I highly appreciate the gesture but the crunch of time due to certain personal priorities keep me from accepting the awards. I'm genuinely sorry for being unable to accept the same and touched with your gesture.

  17. Thanks Vinnie for your well wishes. :) I'm sure the time will come again when you will be able to accept the award or another. ;) <3

  18. Congratulations, Elly! ☺ Seems you are in good company, as well.

  19. Thanks Debbie. And yes, I would agree! :) <3