Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Sweet Surprise

We just got back from our cruise yesterday, and did we ever have adventures, both going and returning! But there was a surprise waiting for me when I got online. In my absence, writer and blogger, Victoria Lindstrom (Writ of Whimsey), passed the SuperSweetBlogging award to me and four others. (This is good in more ways than one. I have a trillion pictures from the cruise to sort through and need some time to catch my breath before sharing highlights Rajan and I enjoyed. I'll be blogging about those starting next week, so please come back.)


Meanwhile, the SuperSweetBlogging Award:  The rules are:
1- Answer the following five questions.
2- Nominate five sweet bloggers.


The Questions:
1. Cookies or Cake?  Cookies, hands down! Any kind of cookies. Chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar cookies, oatmeal . . . . All of them.

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate. I love a cup of hot cocoa to start the day.

3. Favorite Sweet Treat? I'm not really a big sweet eater, but my favorite dessert is the Tarta de Santiago they make in Galicia. It's like a giant cookie, but soft, with almonds ground so fine there's no nut pieces, and the top is dusted with powdered sugar.

4. When Do You Crave Sweet Things the Most? As I mentioned above, I'm not a really big sweet eater. Even though I like cocoa in the morning, if you give me a box of chocolates, it can take me months to eat them. 

5. Sweet Nick Name? My husband and I both call each other "Babe" or "Sweetheart".

And Now My Nominees:

1. Rachna Cchabria: Rachna's Scriptorium Rachna was one of my first blogging friends and she gave me so much help in learning to navigate Facebook. (She is always lending a helping hand to others.) She's also a great example of perserverance -- perserverance that has paid off. Her stories and books are finding homes.

2. Richard Hughes: Writing and Living Another of my first blogging buddies. He has written and published two e-books and recently has ventured into the world of painting. Sweet-natured, he is always supportive of fellow writers and friends. 

3. Carol Riggs: Artizcarol Ramblings Carol writes YA (and has an agent!) She gives great writing tips on her blog, and is an all around sweet person, very supportive of fellow writers.

4. Jayne Ferst Not only is Jayne a sweet person, but her blogging is always quite humorous. It's a very gentle, wry humor, and I can't wait to read her novel when she finishes it, because I know it will have me smiling. 

5. Keith Wynn: Musings of an Unapologetic Dreamer Keith must have one of the most uplifting blogs around. If you want a boost to your day, go read one of his posts. They always bring you back to those moments that make life sweet.

Actually, I'm nominating 6.

6. Teresa Cypher: Dreamers, Lovers & Star Voyagers Teresa has one of the sweetest personalities I've ever encountered, both on her Facebook posts and her blogposts. Check out her Wordless Wednesdays.




24 comments:

Victoria Lindstrom said...

You are so deserving, Elizabeth! Have a great week!

Carol Riggs said...

Congrats on your award, and aw--you're so SWEET passing it on to me. And "Babe" and "Sweetheart" are great nicknames, very romantic. :) Yay for chocolate chip cookies!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thank you so much for the nomination Elizabeth. You're wonderful!!

Barbara Watson said...

I wish I wasn't a sweet eater. For instance, last night I ate a sundae, topped with my homemade hot fudge for supper. Yes, for supper. :-) Hot cocoa sounds like a super start to the day.

Rosi said...

So glad you had such a great time on your travels. Let me know next time you get a box of chocolates. I will be happy to help you out.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Victoria, Carol, and Keith, glad to pass it on.

Barbara, your description of dinner made me WANT to like sweets more. I like ice cream now and then. But nothing beats hot cocoa.

Rosi, We get at least one box from someone at Christmas, and Rajan has to watch his sugar intake, so I'm the designated eater of chocolates. I will definitely bring chocolates to meetings after Christmas.

S.P. Bowers said...

I'm with you on the cookies. Congrats on the awards.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, S. P.

Richard Hughes said...

Congratulations for receiving this award and thanks for nominating me.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks, Richard. You're quite deserving of it.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations on receiving the award Elizabeth, you are one of the sweetest bloggers I know. Thanks for nominating me for the award.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Rachna, you are super deserving of the award! I really appreciate all the ways you have helped me navigate the online world.

Julia Hones said...

Welcome back, Elizabeth!
I'm going to have one of those cookies now!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Julia, it's good to be back. I have had wonderful journeys, but as that saying goes, there is no place like home. :-)

Jayne said...

Awww that's lovely, Elizabeth! What a sweet surprise. ;-)

And thank you so much for saying that about my novel - I hope very it has all those qualities.

Glad you are back safe from your trip and looking forward to seeing a picture or two from your adventures!

Jayne said...

That should say 'I hope very much'. I am now hoping very much my editing is up to scratch! My excuse this morning is my cat is resting his head on my keyboard and I'm having to type around his nose.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Jayne, thanks for stopping by. The pictures will be forthcoming once I settle into being home again. Good luck with your editing.

Mark Noce said...

Love it:) Just came over from Rachna's blog, very cool to mention her too:)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mark. Hope the writing is going well.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Congrats on the award! Looking forward to hearing about your cruise =)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Hi, Ruth. Thanks for the congrats, and I will be posting about the cruise in different ways on both blogs soon.

Connie Keller said...

Can't wait to see photos and read about your trip.

Kimberly said...

Congrats on your sweet award. I am totally opposite, I crave sweets all the time. :)

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Thanks for the congrats, Kimberly. Instead of sweets, I have a fondness for breads, any kind.