Sep 15, 2012

Blog Awards for me and you & little this-n-that about Me !!

“No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.” 
- Mary Kay Ash

So let me start by expressing a big Thank You to all those who have thought my blog was worth receiving their precious awards. At the same time let me tell you I'm so sorry that I've never acknowledged them or posted them on my blog as I should have.
Everytime I get a new award I make sure I send a thank you note to the respective person and I save the award on a folder in my dsktop , thinking of posting it with my next post. But then my next post would be after another 2 -3 weeks and I rush up with a post of some recently made dish and I totally forget about the award. How stupid of me!!

But since past few weeks, I was determined to check out all my posts where I was given awards and ackowledge it where it should be. So here goes my friends, all the beautiful and encouraging awards I have gotten till date. I actually went back to the respective bloggers archive and dug them out again to make sure ;-)
And I'm going to share them with few fellow bloggers whom I feel deserves it , though everyone is an award winner in the blogging world. Kudos to us all !!!

So heres my long list of awards from where I left off, that I'm immensely proud to share . You also get to know a few details about Me , as thats a rule/condition for some of these awards. So keep reading till the end :-)

Starting with an  award shared so lovingly by Sonali pradhan of Only Fish recipes last year on Dec31st,2011. Best New Year's Eve Gift ever :-) Unfortunately I couldn't find the award , but Thank you so much nevertheless. 
My New Year 2012 also started with another beautiful set of awards given to me by the lovely Sangeetha of Spicy Treats on Jan 3rd,2012.

Ramona of Curry and Comfort shared the Fabulous Blog Award on Feb 8th , 2012. 

Again a set of beautiful awards shared by Sonali pradhan of Only Fish recipes on March 4th,2012

Deeps (Deepthi Rao) of Naughty Curry on March 7th,2012 shared the Versatile blogger award, which left me smiling loud and wide  :-D
The 3 rules of the award were:
Thank the person who awarded you & link back to their blog (which I did)
Share 5 things about yourself (which I will do shortly)
Pass the award to 5 other blogs you love (which I will do shortly) :-)

Vineetha of Fine Flavors on March 22,2012 shared another gorgeous looking Versatile blogger award
The rules for accepting this award were:
Add the awards to your blog. {Which I'm doing now ;-) }
Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog. (I always do that first)
Share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself. (will share shortly)
Forward this award to your fellow bloggers and inform them with a comment on each of their blogs  (will share shortly)

A lovely blogger Poorni @ Easy and Homely Cookbook shared the Sunshine award on June 5th, 2012

Another new blogging friend Punitha of South India Food recipes on July 29,2012 shared a gorgeous looking Sunshine Blogger Award to all her blogging friends, how sweet of her :-)

And last but never the least, a gorgeous looking flower shaped 'Liebster Blog Award' shared by  Jopreet of Indian Kitchen on Aug 12th, 2012

So there you go my dear friends, I hope I have done justice to your efforts in giving me these awards , and who could me more proud than lil'ol me :-)

Ok, now coming to few of the rule categories for some of the awards, I have to mention few things about myself and I'm going to share a total of 12 things about Me, don't run away, pls pls stay to read :-)

1. I'm Manju Mohanan Nair, born on October 8th, in Saudi Arabia. I'm proud to say I stand 5'8" tall , which my mom was hopelessly worried about as I'm the tallest in my family and she kept thinking I would grow up to be a giant...sheesh, the problems that come with being the daughter of a devoted professional nurse!!! ;-)
2. I have lived in/studied in/visited the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Dubai, India, Mauritius and USA and hoping to see many more....

3. I hate to watch movies in a theatre...ya *gasp* ! I can never remember the story of a movie that I've watched in a theatre, I'd rather watch it at home where I can pause whenever I want , go to the loo whenever I want and eat whatever I like ,again, whenever I want ;-P

4. I like keeping myself busy, so even after working 8hrs daily, I come home planning to try out a new entree or bake a cake from scratch, take photographs , clear up some of it and later whine about how I have so much to do everyday and ask Manish to help me do the dishes ...hahhaha!!! Oh btw, I also have to feed my naughty 14month old, not an easy task in between all this :-)

5. I can be very stubborn about executing things a certain way and even if I ask around for ideas, I usually always go by my own instincts...some examples on my blog are My Valentines day dinner, My little boys B'day party, the dinners/lunches I host for my friends at home and several others not listed in the blog  :-) 

6. I never knew I could bake, but now all I do is think about what to bake next , thanks to few good friends and blogging ! My The baby shower Crib cake for example, I went crazy looking for ideas and techniques for almost a month before I made that cake!

7. I am a true-blue Chocoholic :-) Serve me a platter of desserts and I will go for anything which looks chocolatey brown or has chocolate chips in it :-) A cup of Hot Cocoa now and then literally pulled me through my pregnancy :-)

8. I get depressingly homesick during cold weathers, sounds weird ?? No idea why and I hate wearing sweaters. 

9. I love spending time with my little boy...but I go crazy if I have to look after him the whole day myself :-) I believe in 'division of  labour'...hahaha!!!

10. I have a hell lot of friends, but my weak point is that I never keep in contact with them, not on purpose, but just so happens! I hope to get back in touch with everyone again. Thank you God for Facebook and Twitter, atleast that way I can do some justice.

11. I post something on my blog, and from the very next minute, I keep checking at my Gmail or Facebook for comments/Likes. Its like an addiction, I won't stop checking until I'm dead tired or going to sleep, and when I wake up at midnight/early morning to feed my kid, I again check ;-)

12. Right now, I'm feeling quite weird that I've started all my above sentences with ' I ' , does it make me sound arrogant? ;-) and I cannot summarize myself in 12 hopefully I'll get more awards where I need to say more about myself ! ;-)

Hope you enjoyed knowing 'Me' a bit more!  :-)
Now to the exciting part of this post. Giving away some of the awards to my fellow blogging friends. 
Rules for accepting these awards:
1. Accept the award and leave a comment on my blog for your acceptance.
2. Post them on your blog and share some 5 facts about yourself.
3. Share the awards with at least 5 or more blogger buddies, Spread the joy my dear friends :-)

I want to share this 'Versatile Blogger Award' with :
2. Kankana of Sunshine and Smile
3. Ramona of Curry and Comfort
4. Gayathri of Gayathri's Cook Spot
5. Divya of Flavor Fiesta

I want to share this 'Cutest Blog Award' with :
1. Julie of Erivum Puliyum
2. Vineetha of Ruchi 
3. Shema of LifeScoops
4. Shirley of Enriching your kid 
5. Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef of SweetToothCraving

“Liebster” is German for “favorite”. So this  “favorite blog award” is awarded to:
1. Namitha of Collaborative Curry
2. Deepa of Hamaree Rasoi 
3. Sonali of Only Fish Recipes
4. Sayantani of A Homemaker's Diary
5. Anu of Hot Pot Cooking

This gorgeous 'Sunshine Blogger Award' is awarded to:
1. Sangeetha of Spicy Treats
2. Rashida of Inherited Recipes
3. Puja of US Masala
4. Aarthi of YummyTummy
5. Priya of Priya's Now serving

I seriously want to share more awards with everyone but lets start with this much for now :-) and keep waiting for more, shall we!! 

Have a good weekend guys, I have to work though :-( but hard works will pay off someday right? Maybe I'll get a comp off for the weekend work, so I'll keep wishing for that to happen  :-)

Take care and stay tuned, Manju's Eating Delights is gonna be brimmed with recipes and activities over the next few weeks, so keep waiting for whats coming up next on my facebook page here!!!



  1. Thanks a lot for considering me for this award Manju!! Thrilled and honored :)

  2. Thank you for my award, Manju! I am honored. 5'8"...that's tall for a girl from our side of the world. I'm 5'6" and when in heels look like a giant amongst most of my relatives. :) I loved reading about you too... it's always so fun to get to know each other more. :)

  3. gr8 Congrats on your awards... wish to get many more...

  4. Thanks Manju! Wishing you many more awards.

  5. Congratulation on your award & thanks for appreciating my effort and sharing award with me...
    I already received same award from South Indian Recipes.
    Never mind, I'll update it on my place and keep it as a token of love.

  6. wow first of all congrats on receiving these awards Manju and thanks a ton for remembering me in sharing this. love and hugs coming your way.

  7. Congrats on ur awards Manju, glad to know more about u too.. Btw thanks for sharing ur award with me,am honoured.

  8. congrats manju..... its so nice to see all these awards... you really inspire me dear!!! keep going!!

  9. Thanks so much, so thoughtful of you. Enjoyed your meme :)


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