After a refreshing month, spent in the company of my books and family, away from the clutches of the cyber world, it is indeed good to be back again… Back to the family of bloggers that I have missed. As the first post of this new year, I would like to thank all the bloggers who have been a part of this journey of mine, right from when I first entered this blogging community six months back, happy to have found a platform to showcase my articles in. I would like to thank you all for your constant encouragement, which spurred me on to write more and better. And so, I would like to repay you for the kindness that you have shown me, and for readily accepting me as a part of your community…

Though too late now, I would like to thank Manu Kurup, a wonderful photographer who blogs at StarScrutiny, for nominating me for the “ Blog of the Year- 2012” award.

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I would also like to thank Snigdha, who has a very informative and interesting travel bog, for nominating me for “The Illuminating Blogger Award”.

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 The rules of the award are:
1  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you
2  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back 
3  Share a random thing about yourself:
                      I have always wanted to attend Michael Jackson’s live concert… But sadly, that wish of mine will never be fulfilled…
4  Select 5 or more nominees for the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs – My 5 nominations are:


Next, I would like to thank Anil Cm, also a wonderful photographer who takes us along with him on his travels through his beautiful pictures, for nominating me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”.


The rules of the award are,

1. Display the award logo on your blog

2. Link back to the person who nominated you

3. State 7 things about yourself :

  • I am currently pursuing my under graduation in Computer Science Engineering, in India.
  • My aim in life is to visit every nook and corner of the world before all the beauty is destroyed by mankind.
  • Ever since I did scuba diving last month, I have been wanting to get a PADI certificate!!
  • Buying new books and setting my hands on them is my personal favourite drug.
  • I am excessively possessive of the things I love, which unfortunately includes a few human beings too!! 😉
  • I am addicted to my mobile phone, like every teenager now!!
  • The blogging world has definitely opened a lot of horizons for me, and made me a better person as a whole.

4. Nominate other bloggers for this award and link to them.


Finally, I would like to thank Kat B, who has a wonderfully illustrated and informative blog, for nominating me for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award”.


The rules for receiving this award are as follows.

  1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
  2. Answer 10 questions.

The Questions to be answered:

  • Your favorite color?  Black
  • Your favorite animal?  Elephants
  • Your favorite non-alcoholic drink?  Ice tea
  • Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook.
  • Your favorite pattern?  Anything that has small flowers in it.
  • Do you prefer getting or giving presents?  Giving presents.
  • Your favorite number?  7
  • Your favorite day of the week?  Obviously, Friday (I can look forward lazily towards the weekend)!!
  • Your favorite flower?  Water lily
  • What is your passion?  Books, Travel and Music.

3.Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
4.Include the award logo within your blog post.

5.Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.

Thank you all once again, and wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year!! 🙂

52 thoughts on “Gratitude…

  1. * I am delighted to hear that you and Nominated Considered me on your list . However , as much as I wish I could receive, because I can not , I already did. My sincerest apologies. Let’s give the awards to Those who have not gotten it.or nominate me for any of your other two nominations (which I accept with great pleasure ) Thanks

  2. Congratulations, Sumithra for a successful six months of blogging and adding your touch to the blogging world. It is a joy to follow you on your journey though life, education and traveling. Thanks,too, for nominating me for the above award.

  3. I like your goal of visiting every corner of the world. Traveling the world is so wonderful, I agree. Thank you for the nomination and, more importantly, for your lovely blog!

  4. Thank you Sumi (can I call you that, or is that for your friends/family?) – I know a few of these bloggers, and am honored to be mentioned among them. It’s good to see you back here, and I wish you a wonderful year ahead as well!

  5. Congratulations on your well deserved awards and congratulations to all those remarkable bloggers who received your nomination. I am honoured that you included my blog with this esteemed group. I am celebration our connection. All the very best – 2013 will be amazing.

  6. Hey Sumithra! Your awards are very well deserved 🙂 So glad to see you back and thank you so much for your Sisterhood of the World award! I am truly honoured by that… *hugs* to you, Sister.

  7. Congratulations Sumithra – and thanks for nominating my blog (a first!). What a wonderful way to get to know other blogs. Thanks for nominating those too. Am sitting in McDonalds using their wifi facility. Have limited time. But will definitely follow the (kind and encouraging) rules. Hope to link up tomorrow again. But got to go now – my wifi time is running out. Your blog is truly inspiring. I get som much from it, and it reflects your personality and character – wonderful.

  8. I was walking with my on a track at Woodgate Qld. and stuck in the fork of a Teatree was a Teddy bear. I picked it out of the fork, Pauline protested and wanted me to put it back as it belonged to some child, who may come back for it. As it was faded from the darkbrown, on the part that had been protected by the fork of the tree, and the rest of it faded to silver grey by the sun. I told her the child would be too old for Teddies, I planned to give it to the first child, we met in our travles, that looked deserving of it. The bear was jammed in the front window, above the dashboard, in our pop-top van. It stayed there for months. Pauline christened him Woodie. We were in a cafe in a one horse town in Western Australia. The van was parked near by and there was a quiet, well behaved, little boy patiently sitting with some adulta. ” I will go and get Woodie.” I said but Pauline said no. Women get very fond of their Teddy Bears.

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