Giving thanks, on New Year’s eve

I had a post pending so I thought I would go ahead and post it before the New Year dawned.

Congratulations and Thank you, Susan, for nominating my blog for the quaint Dragon’s Loyalty Award. As a subscriber of Susan’s lovely blog, I am happy to accept the nomination. I would also like to congratulate Radhika @ SugarnSpice blog for her first award within a week of starting her lovely food blog. Thank you, Radhika, for nominating me for the Liebster award!

Dragons Loyalty Award

I understand that part of accepting the Dragon’s Loyalty Award nomination means that I share seven things about me and nominate up to fifteen blogs.

images (1)As I have already posted a full post (answering ten questions, random facts, new nominations) for my first Liebster award nomination, I will go in for an abbreviated acceptance post and simply combine the random things for both awards. So here goes:

Seven random things about me:

  1. The Weligama bay area, on the southern coast, is one of my favourite spots in Sri Lanka.
  2. I once raised a baby squirrel, that had fallen into our home, when I was a kid. I named the squirrel Rikki, short for Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
  3. The first play that I saw was at the age of 6 and it was the performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the British Council in Jakarta. Since then, I have been a fan of the theatre.
  4. I am fond of instant soup noodles – Indomie was my favourite as a child and now, I tolerate other brands such as Maggie and Ramen.
  5. I generally find shopping tiresome and prefer shopping only when there is an absolute necessity and with specific lists in my hand.
  6. I used to have a habit of collecting books and while I am trying to get rid of that habit, I still enjoy libraries and bookstores.
  7. One of my favourite musical pieces by Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin:

I would like to nominate the following lovely blogs for the two awards and of course, taking it forward is optional.

Dragon Loyalty Award:

Liebster Award:

May the new year bring you peace and contentment! Happy New Year!

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15 thoughts on “Giving thanks, on New Year’s eve

  1. Thank you, Ahila, for nominating me. I’m honored and glad to know you enjoy following my blog. I too enjoy yours and learn so much from it. It is a pleasure to discover the secrets of a cuisine I wasn’t familiar with before.
    Happy New Year to you too and all the best wishes! 🙂

  2. Happy New Year and thank you so much for nominating me. I’m very pleased and honored and also thank you for taking time to read my posts. I really enjoy reading your blog and learn about your cuisine, we have so much to learn and discover.
    Bonne Annee Ahila and you make a perfect choice with Yehudi Menuhin and Ravi Shankar video 😉

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  4. Congrats on your award Ahila! I had fun reading your random facts. How wonderful that you raised a baby squirrel – lucky critter! And I must say that I’m impressed that you enjoyed a Shakespeare play at the age of 6. Thank you also for the nomination – I really appreciate it!! Celeste 🙂

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