Wednesday, 16 February 2011

blogger award.. woot woot!!

Behold, my First Ever Blogger Award.

Fancyflea, I thank thee =D 
She's got a Project 365 going on and her pictures are awe-SOME. Yallah, check out her blog The Fancy Flea already!

The Rules laid down, cold and simple:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us seven things about yourself. 
3. Award 7 recently discovered new bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received the award.

7 tidbits you knoweth not of me:

1) The first animated film I remember loving to bits was The Land Before Time. I was four.

2) I'd like to study literature at Oxford. 

3) As a tween, when assigned menial tasks around the house, I'd conjure up something to make the drudgery more tolerable. When I was washing lettuce for the salad, I was Little Foot munching on a Tree Star (you won't get it unless you've seen The Land Before Time), when I was emptying a sachet in a cup of tea, it wasn't sweetener but a sleep inducing drug. Etc.

4) When I'm running late, my mind automatically switches on that rhyme the White Rabbit sings in Disney's Alice in Wonderland -
I'm late, I'm late 
for a very important date.. 
no time to say hello goodbye! 
I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!

I'd sing this often (mentally) when hurrying out of my society to catch a rickshaw.

5) I have an inexplicable fascination for things British (not just the accent) - literature, countryside, manors, the old no longer existing lifestyle, fashion, BBC adaptations of classics.. Maybe it's the 'slave' mentality. I suspect my mother, Enid Blyton and the BBC had more to do with it.

6) My favourite period in history is the Second World War. I love watching movies and reading of people's survival stories during the war, especially the Battle of Britain. How the English coped - their collective determination and iron will through a time like that is truly something to admire and marvel at.

7) My mom encouraged me to keep a diary. She bought me my first one when I was in second grade. It had a name on the binding - Electra, for the girl getting off a green scooter on the front cover. The name stuck.

Now disclosing the new blogs:
Booktastic! [my first *unknown* follower :) ]

That's with the newbies. I haven't really come across people new to blogging.
This is where my resourcefulness kicks in. *improvises to continue the list with the newly discovered blogs that are a part of daily reading*
Travel Babbles

To the award God: Sorry if you think I *broke* the rules. You left me no choice.
To the non-blogging reader: Blogger awards are cool.


  1. Congratulations! You absolutely are so deserving of it!!


  2. I giggled at the I'm late! I'm late! :P haha!
    Thanks so much for the award! :)


  3. @Katie: That's so sweet. Thank you :)
    @Ice Maiden: lol anytime!
    @The Blue Periwinkle: Thanks! :)

  4. Thank you so much! :)
    About the making things up part?You smell of Calvin and Stewie,my friend :P
    Literature at Oxford?Maybe we could take a course together!That's my dream too!
    Loving the British thing?Oh boy,oh boy!I thought I was alone with this and mentally cringe at wondering whether it IS that word.But really,I've grown up on British Literature,the only channel that I remember dad watching while I was something of a fry was BBC and who doesn't love a British Manor? and the cobbled streets,oh!
    Favourite period in history Second WW?OH I LOVE YOU.But I'm more interested in Germany-the rise and fall and living :)

  5. OMG. You're like my sista from another mista xD
    Calvin and Stewie? Nooo. My particular scent is Calvin and Hobbes ;)
    We had a family membership at the British Council Library (BCL) for over 10 years. They had a huge selection of BBC classics and my mom would rent one every week. I'd watch them with her and get grossed out at any kissing. And now.. :P
    I think the BBC is the only production co. out there that does any justice to classics. Any other adaptation = sacrilege! My love for British literature is attributed to the BCL :) My heart broke when they discontinued the library 5 years ago. It was such a major part of our lives.
    Can't wait to read your 7 things now. Go post! Vite vite!

  6. aww!!!! thanks PM!!
    PM for PM!! get it??? :P

    and you and sweta are not the only ones with a thing for British. Damn them, left he soil, but never the hearts. hai na?
    my favorite time in history is he Georgian era of the britain. the ballrooms and courting.. even though they were recking havoc in our country..
    guess i read too much historical romances. :-/

  7. WOOTTT WOOOTTTT...u go girl!!!...congratulationssss homie =P (yea not so british and so me =P)...hehe muahhhzzzz

  8. Congrats purplemoon bean! I'm kinda confused, was I awarded something? I'm totally new to this, what is the name of my award? LOL...I will repost with all your info once I know the name of the award and if I have a little badge to show for

  9. @smalltown_girl: Lol! we should start a club.
    is Pride and Prejudice one of them? :D I haven't read many classics, usually watch the series.
    Wives and Daughters is my absolute fave BBC series :) It's on Youtube! Check out when you're free!

    @kagome: canada's got a firm grip on your being :P thanks girlie! muah! :*

    @Marilyn: Oh I'm sorry I didn't make it clearer! It's The Versatile Blogger award. The image you see righttt on top of the post, under the first line - yup that's the badge (I don't have the HTML code.. I resort to the primitive method of saving a pic and uploading it).
    As I understand it, a blogger 'awards' other bloggers he/she feels are most suited for it in a post who carry on the tag. Your blog name is listed with others here meaning you were awarded. Congratz :P
    Awards usually have rules, all the ones I've come across on other blogs have the same - thank and link the blogger who awarded you, award other bloggers that fit the criteria specified etc. Like the one here. You can add the badge as a permanent feature of your blog too :D Would you like me to email you the HTML code or is the above pic fine? I'll try to source it in any case.

  10. hey congratulations!

  11. Oh,you're right!Any other adaptation=FAIL.I have a membership at BCL :D *wicked smile* *curls finger,beckons* ;)

  12. @nabanita: Thank you! :)
    @Sweta: *seething with envy*

  13. Anytime :) Been following the events unfolding in Bahrain. Stay safe.

  14. First, I just love that you use the phrase, "Woot Woot"...I use it all the time! so fun :)

    Second, congrats on your award for such a lovely blog!

    Liesl :)

  15. Hey Mizzza Congratulations :):)The second point is so of my liking. I didnt knew u had BCL membership..The one which I have dont lend DVDs anyways i have the BigF membership, thanks to u :), to take care of that.

  16. Congrats on your award! Lovely blog you have here! Love the photos :]
    I'm visiting from FTLOB & I'm your newest reader.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  17. Purple moon, I'm so sorry for the delayed response! Thank you so much honey! I really appreciate it...I would love for you to send me the html email is! :)

  18. Oh my gosh, I love The Land Before Time! Munching on a Tree Star?? Genius! :)


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