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My favourite read …

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About 6 years ago during my adventures in London, I came across a book that I fell in love with, cried and could relate on so many levels. During my move I misplaced the book and then 6 months ago I remembered and had to place a special order for my book which has a rather odd title – For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani.

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The book is set in two totally different continents in two bustling cities,  Bombay and New York. “Anju” is the damsel who we come to love and share her journey as her family in India try to find her a suitable boy to marry. Anju lives in New York. A modern Indian girl who loves drinking cocktails and fashion, but every time she returns home to visit her family she is put through this whole process of meeting suitors. I identify with Anju and often find myself laughing out aloud when I am reading this book.

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This book is a must read its light , funny , sad and let’s us each walk away with a glimmer of hope. The following are some of my favourite lines in the book :

  1. “why aren’t you married yet?”.
  2. “he looks like he should be on some America’s Most Wanted List”.
  3. “in your baby pink sari ,you look like a marshmallow .All soft and sweet and fluffy and nothing inside but air.That’s what he wants.
  4. “I don’t want you to be happy .I want you to be married.”.
  5. “Beti,the boy destined for you is already born.He is somewhere in the world.We just have to find him.”.
  6. “First get married ,then do what you want.”.
  7. “he was just like every other guy I’d known- scared and closeminded.”.
  8. “I’ve met your soulmate, I’ve met the man you are going to marry.”.
  9. “we need to be two independent people in this.That’s the only way we can see if its going to work.”.
  10. “Rohan led me around the nuptial fire and I followed , our karmas cleansed by its warmth, our lives starting anew”.

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Join Anju on her quest of finding a husband feel her emotions and never give up hope :).

Ciao xxx.

Ps what are you reading?

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Nominated for a Liebster Award

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Last weekend, I got this surprise notification that me/my blog was nominated for the Liebster award.I was very surprised and humbled by this as you never actually know who reads your blog and most people dont comment.

My nomination came from a blogger I have just met via Twitter http://vishal4nw.wordpress.com, Thank you Vishal for this it made my day and yes I accept this nomination with gratitude.

So heres the rules of how this works ………

However upon accepting the Liebster Award, there are a few rules that need to be followed:
– Link back the blogger that tagged you
– Nominate ten others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you
– Ask ten questions for the bloggers you nominate
– Let your nominees know of their award

Here are the questions Vishal asked me :

1. What is your favorite instant messenger ?
BBM

2. Which do you prefer facebook or twitter ?
TWITTER

3. Do you have a dream and what is its purpose ?
My dream is to pursue a career in PR and Social Media.

4. When last did you do something out of your comfort zone
On Friday at IFEELGOOD EXPO I was asked to join JOANIE MITCHELL from MCSA fame to cook with her.

5. What’s your favourite movie ?
Tooo many but SERENDIPITY

6. Your favourite actor or actress ?
I love British actors and actresses
7. What would you do with a million dollars ?
Give up my day job , pursue my dream career , travel the world and write a book.

8. What is your favourite food ?
Yet again too many to choose love Middle Eastern food, Sushi , Mexican

9. Do your prefer dogs or cats ?
DOGS , I have a pup called Zara

10. What’s your favourite song ?
currently anything by Emelie Sande

SO NOW ….. I would love to NOMINATE these 10 blogs

1) http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com
2) http://thesparklinglabyrinth.wordpress.com
3) http://www.lipglosskisses.com
4) http://highheelsandfairytales.com
5) http://citygirlvibe.com
6) http://gaelynsheartofiron.blogspot.com
7) http://runoncoffee.blogspot.com
8) http://cupcakemummy.wordpress.com
9) http://illtakeitall.blogspot.com
10) http://head-ova-heels.blogspot.com

My questions to you bloggers are:

1) What inspired you to start blogging?
2) Your blog is about ?
3)Have you written blog posts anywhere else besides your own blog?
4)What are your currently reading?
5)Facebook VS Twitter ?
6)Where are most of your readers based ?SA? UK? USA?
7)As a blogger are you invited to Media Launches ?
8)What has been the highlight of your blogging career?
9)The best part of blogging is ………………….
10)How often do you blog each month ?

Congrats bloggers 🙂 Spread the love
ciao
xxx

Time off WORK

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As of today midday , I am on a holiday of ten days.It is a much needed break as the last term at work has been crazy busy and so has my life.When I have some time off the are several things I love to do to relax and unwind.I will be doing the following :

* Reading – I feel my reading has slowed down and my to read pile of books is getting bigger so definately a few books need to be read this break.

*Watching Series – another addiction of mine which I have been neglecting recently so will be catching up.

*Pamper Time – have booked mum and I in for a few spa treatments so looking forward to the pampering.

*Cooking – with my crazy work hours ,this domestic goddess has not been cooking up much of a storm so this break will be welcoming to my mum.

*Blogging – with all the crazy going ons in my life but blogging has seemed to be lacking so hence I will be working on keeping up with my target of ten blogs a month.

What do you do when you have time off ?
ciao
xxx