Unique Blogger Award #2

I was recently nominated for this award and I was honoured to receive it the first time.  The lovely Shinelle over at Shinavy Blogs  nominated me for this award the second time around and it brings me great joy to know that some of you really consider my blog “unique”.

Over at Shinelle’s blog you would find recipes, sports, blogging challenges and other inspirational posts.  If you’re not already familiar with her blog you should head on over and take a look yourself who knows what interesting information you would find.  Let’s begin.

Rules for this award:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions you were given.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

Shinelle’s questions

1. I love reading quotes, so what are two of your favourite quotes?

Two of my favourites include:

  • “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll
  • “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino

2. What does a dream vacation look like to you?

I think a dream vacation for me would be to travel to five or more countries enjoying the people, the food and sites of each destination and having my family and dearest friends share in the experience with me. 🙂

3. How do you unwind after a long and tiring day?

After a long and tiring day, I hit the shower, have dinner, watch a little television then close off with some relaxing music before bed. 🙂

My nominees are:

  1. wormalblog
  2. Mbalenhle
  3. Kali Borovic
  4. Listen to your Heart
  5. Elsie LMC
  6. ugurbocegisite
  7. Hannah
  8. Sweta Ojha
  9. Dippy-Dotty Girl
  10. HIMANSHI SHUKLA
  11. kritikagarg
  12. A learning poet
  13. Heart to soul

 

My questions to nominees:

  1. If you could be any Marvel superhero who would you be and why?
  2. How do you cope with stress?
  3. If you were given the opportunity to act in any movie, would you take it? What type of movie would it be – action, romance, horror, drama, sci-fiction or comedy?

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciation for the contributions you all make.  If you choose to take part, that is fantastic because I would love to read your answers! If not, no worries! Just keep writing… 🙂

Thanks again Shinelle for the nomination and the opportunity to highlight some other bloggers.

Real Neat Blog Award

I was recently nominated for my first Real Neat Blog Award  by  Fraziersracket.  Thank you so much for this it means a lot. Fraziersracket is a blog that keeps you in the know about all of your favourite tennis stars as well as any new ones to look out for.  Frazier provides insight into the matches and the players.  Feel free to stop by and see for yourself because Frazier will definitely bring you up to speed. 🙂

The Real Neat Blog Award was created by DearKitty1 .  Why ?  I quote,   “There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention.”  That is just so sweet and thoughtful.  That was really neat of her ;).

Rules

  1. Put the award logo in your blog.
  2. Thank people who nominated you, linking to their blog.
  3. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate any numbers of bloggers you like, linking to their blog.
  5. Let them know you nominated them.

 

Frazier’s questions

Name your 3 favorite foods. 

  1. a good bar-b-que  with fresh crispy fries with just a touch of salt with macaroni salad or cole slaw. Yummy!!!
  2. Roti or Pharatha with curry chicken, curry potato, pumpkin and curry mango with slight pepper. Delicious!!!
  3. Baby back ribs. I’m licking my lips just typing it.

Do you prefer watching sports or playing sports?

I definitely prefer to play depending on the sport.  Players have more fun but they also have more of the risk in terms of injury.

Would you choose a vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

I would probably visit Alaska only because I live in the tropics so I would welcome adding it to my list of new experiences.  🙂

If you would go back in time, what year would you travel to?

That is tough, so many options and possibilities. I would go back to 2010. That was a magical time for me.  It was one of the happiest periods of my life because of someone really special and dear to me.  🙂

What has been your biggest challenge?

Biggest challenge to date: co-parenting hands down.  Some people have it so easy and some of us have to call on the Almighty God for strength, wisdom and patience to always do what’s best for our kids.

Something you miss the most from childhood?

I think what I miss the most would be the carefree life that some of us as children had growing up.  Our issues were so simple looking back now. 🙂

What does a perfect day look like to you?

A perfect day for me, would include me spending time at the spa getting my hair done, getting a manicure, a pedicure, a facial, deep tissue back massage while listening to the sounds of the waterfall in the background.  After all of that pampering, I’ll head off to meet my family for lunch/ dinner where we would talk, laugh and of course eat enjoying each others company to later retreat to our home to just relax.

My nominees:

  1. Elsie LMC
  2. Ipuna Black
  3. Roda
  4. Turtledesk
  5. Dippy-Dotty Girl
  6. Life, more than existence
  7. TheCagedBirdSings
  8. Hannah
  9. Dreaming of Guatemala
  10. Heart to soul
  11. Ink Spatters Brought To Life…
  12. simple Ula
  13. shinavyblogspot
  14. Lee
  15. In A Messy World
  16. Reactionary Tales
  17. Hussein Allam
  18. Pink For Days
  19. sunsunnyblog
  20. wormalblog
  21. Life According to Liv
  22. Intentergy
  23. Kali Borovic
  24. Prerna’s blog
  25. Avid Observer
  26. Old house in the Shires
  27. AdriannaJ
  28. bellainizio
  29. MissTalkaholic
  30. EssenCentral
  31. lifeofangela

Unique Blogger Award

Another first for me, the Unique Blogger Award.  It brings me great pleasure to be nominated for this award by the wonderful Nel over at Reactionary Tales.

Her blog is definitely interesting, informative and entertaining.  She has a weekly segment dedicated to endangered animals which I love.  She also shares poems and lots of other posts that can put a smile on your face or make you think.  If you don’t know her definitely head on over and see for yourself. 🙂

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Nel’s questions:

  • If you could pick a book to turn into a movie adaptation, what would it be?

This is a tough one but I would like to see Rick Riordan’s: The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians).  I’ve been fascinated with Rick Riordan ever since my son started reading his books.

It’s about the adventures of the demigod Percy Jackson as he and his friends go on a dangerous quest to rescue his friend Annabeth Chase and the Greek goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped.

  • What inspires you most about your blog?

My followers and readers because they inspire me with their presence, comments and interactions. 🙂

  • What author inspires you (doesn’t have to be a book; can be a film director or music composer)?

Steven Spielberg, film directorHe is my man of the hour or should I say decade since his work will live on long after he’s gone.  Now that is a legacy I would love to leave behind.  He his work speaks for itself.  He is a director, producer and screenwriter – the man is versatile.  You can learn a lot from someone like that.  He is passionate and knows what he wants and does not quit until he is satisfied. 

  • Bonus question because I’m listening to The Circle of Life: What’s your favorite Disney song???  

“The Circle of Life” is one of my favourites too! I’m convinced that  Disney knows exactly what songs to use to captivate the audience so we would be forever in love with their movies. 🙂

My favourite Disney song is A World New World from the movie Aladdin sang by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane. This is just beautiful.  You can’t help but sing along.

My nominees are:

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciation for the contributions you all make on a daily basis.  If you choose to take part, that is fantastic because I would love to read your answers! If not, no worries! Just keep writing… 🙂

A special thanks to Nel for giving me the opportunity to do this award.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sunshine Blogger Award

This is my very first Sunshine Blogger Award.   I am honoured to be nominated for this award by Roda.   Roda is an amazing person.  Her blog embodies everything that this award is about.  She is creative, inspirational and definitely positive.  If you are not familiar with her blog Growing Self then you’re missing out so I suggest you check her out.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How Does It Work?

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Roda’s Questions:      

  1. Use one word to describe yourself. – Determined
  2. What is your favorite season? Rainy season because it is not as hot as in the dry season.
  3. Are you a city mouse or a country mouse? – City mouse
  4. What is your superpower? – Mind control
  5. Why do you write? – I love it!
  6. What is your favorite book? – Reposition Yourself: Living Life without Limits by: T. D. Jakes
  7. What brings you JOY? – Blogging and my family
  8. What is your favorite fruit? – Avocado, it is so yummy! 🙂
  9. Who is your role model? Why? – My mother because she is strong, hard-working and determined.
  10. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? – I have so many but I would love to visit Paris.
  11. What do you love most about YOU? –My personality.  🙂

My nominees are:

  1. Life, more than existence
  2. Ajay Vyas
  3. Cheila
  4. Ipuna Black
  5. Don Cormier
  6. Maggie
  7. Sweta Ojha
  8. Rhythm In Life
  9. TheCagedBirdSings
  10. Elsie LMC
  11. Thetravellingdiaryofadippydottygirl

My questions to the nominees

  1. Do you prefer to smell the roses or grow them?
  2. Are you the adventurous type or more reserved?
  3. Do you prefer cake as a dessert or ice cream?
  4. Do you prefer to drive or be driven?
  5. Where is your ideal vacation spot?
  6. Can you cook?
  7. What is your favourite dish to prepare?
  8. Who is the most supportive person you know?
  9. Who is you favourite singer?
  10. When you think of blogging list one word to describe the feeling it gives you.
  11. Do you pamper yourself as much as you like?

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following 11 blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciation for the contributions you all make on a daily basis.  If you choose to take part, that is fantastic because I would love to read your answers! If not, no worries! Just keep writing… 🙂

Thank you again Roda for the nomination. 🙂

 

One Lovely Blog Award

Avid Observer at whatlivingtaughtme nominated me for this award.  I am honoured and thankful to receive my first ever One Lovely Blog Award.  It really means a lot.  Thank you, Avid Observer.

Those of you not familiar with the blog should know that Avid Observer is all about motivating others, embracing life and making the most of it. Make time to visit you won’t regret it. 🙂

Here are the rules:

  • Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  • They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  • Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  • Nominate 15 people to do the award!

Seven (7) facts about me:

  1. My favourite colour is blue.
  2. I love BBQ  and curry dishes.
  3. I’m a sucker for hot french fries.  Yes, I eat junk food from time to time but I try not to over indulge. 🙂
  4. I recently created a twitter account but I’m still learning.
  5. I do not exercise as much as I should. 🙁  I started every morning a few months ago but I’ve been lazy. I’ll get back into it.  I promise!!! 🙂
  6. I love interior and exterior decorating. I love seeing a space transform and come alive by simple things such as a change in paint colour, adding storage units, plants even wall art.
  7. I love engaging with my readers.  Your feedback and comments inspire and encourage me to keep writing.  Thank you for that. 🙂

My nominees are:

  1. Roda
  2. Listen to your Heart
  3. Ajay Vyas
  4. Cheila
  5. poetrylover
  6. braveandrecklessblog
  7. eternalsoul25
  8. Sar
  9. Mr. Mel
  10. Shweta Suresh
  11. Elsie LMC
  12. Intentergy
  13. David Jose
  14. fraziersracket
  15. kayla

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show my thanks and appreciation for the contributions they make. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, just keep doing what you do. 🙂

 

Growing Self Blogger Award

Today I am honoured and humbled to be nominated for this new award called the “Growing Self Blogger Award”.  This award was created by the amazing and talented Roda from Growing Self.

What is The Growing Self Blogger Award?

“The Growing Self Blogger Award has been created to acknowledge and celebrate amazing individuals, in the blogging community, who are persevering through life’s challenges not only to GROW as individuals,  but to reach out and help others GROW as well.” ~Roda

How Does It Work:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank the individual that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Describe the award and mention the creator: Roda  – Growingself.blog
  • Nominate up to 5 blogs.  Remember, the purpose of this award is to specifically celebrate those individuals that make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Give 1 reason why you nominated each individual.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

I am honoured to nominate the following five bloggers:

  1. Growing Self
  2. Cheila
  3. Doni W
  4. Mbalenhle
  5. havau22

I nominated you because….

Growing Self –  you inspire me with your words and pictures to “be still” and appreciate the beauty that is not only around me but within me. I love the way you see the world through you camera lens and appreciate that I get to experience a little of it with you. Thank you.

Cheila – the beauty about you is that you inspire me without even trying. 🙂 You inspire and motivate me to get things done. Thank you for that.  Over the past few months, I have seen tremendous growth both in you as a blogger and your blog.  As you continue to navigate through the challenges that come know that we are here to support and encourage you.

Doni W– you seek to motivate and inspire. Your unique blogging style brings your topics to life and I appreciate that.  Thank you for being who you are and sharing your insight.

Mbalenhle – you comes across to me as a down-to- earth young woman that speaks her mind.   You share your thoughts about various life issues and always leave readers with things to think about. I enjoy your ‘tell it like it is’ approach.   You encourage me to keep it real.  Thank you.

havau22 – I have come across various posts from you that force me to look within myself and ask some tough questions and even take corrective action where necessary.  I am a grateful for that.  Thank you.

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process.  By nominating the above blogs, I am able to show my appreciation and thanks for all  that you do. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing…

Thanks again, Roda!

The Versatile Blogger Award #3

The amazing Roda nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Although this is the third time I have been nominated for this award it means so much to me when my fellow bloggers take time to acknowledge and show their appreciation for the contributions I make.  Thank you Roda!  🙂 You all need to visit her blog Growing Self to be inspired and captivated by her wonderful adventures and beautiful pictures.

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?
Bloggers nominate other bloggers who they believe deserve recognition for their high quality standard of writing, uniqueness of content, passion and love displayed throughout the site and to top it off, amazing photos!

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.
  • Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  • Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

7 Fun Facts About Cherylene

  1. I don’t wear stiletto heel shoes. My back is aching just thinking about it.  I admire women who do.
  2. I can only drive automatic vehicles.  Manual vehicles seem a bit complicated. I’m afraid I would mash them up.
  3. I love animals but I like to admire them from a distance. My visits to the zoo are few and far in between because of all the ‘interesting’ and overwhelming odours that often greet me. 🙁
  4. My favourite colour is blue.
  5. I did a Royal Caribbean cruise some years ago and it was one of the best trips of my life.  I look forward to doing another cruise one day soon.
  6. I love staying in all-inclusive resorts.
  7. I love to cook but I love to eat more.

My nominees for this award are:

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show my thanks and appreciation for the contributions they make. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, just keep doing what you do.

Thanks again, Roda! 🙂