Real Neat Blog Award

It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything, let alone awards and since I have been absent for a long time now, I think it might be okay to a come back.

Recently (quite back) the blogger from Dear Kitty nominated me for the Real Neat Blogger Award. Yayayay!

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Anyways, the rules of the award are:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

The questions that I have to answer are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from? India. My country folks be the best.

2. What is your favorite sport? I’m not a very sporty person, but I would say Basketball or Volleyball.

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2015? The entire Kashmir visit was magnificent.

4. What is your favorite quote? I don’t have a favorite. However, the one that is on my mind right now is from a poem, “I am the master of my fate, I’m the captain of my soul”. It is so inspiring.

5. What was your favorite  class when still at school? Eighth, tenth and twelfth have been amazing. 

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier? I wish that I’d learnt to stand up and speak for myself and be confident and secure about who I am. 

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play? Piano.

My nominations are:

Ritu
Erika
Anoop
Rob
Kavya
Aaron/Jonathan

My questions to you would be:

  1. Name one habit you dislike in yourself.
  2. Where do you live? Name one thing you like about the place.
  3. How would you rate your cooking? What is the best thing you can cook?
  4. Rate in order of priority, your desired qualities in potential life partner (or already life partner).
  5. Would you rather: spend a night in a place rumored to be haunted or make ghost hunting your profession?

Hope you enjoy this session.

 

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Cynic, an original name I made for a dear blogger friend, from The Finicky Cynic has nominated me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. This is the first time I’ve received this award, so a double thank you! Just so you know, I like to think of myself as Norberta, the Norwegian Ridgeback.

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On Googling, I found that The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just a someone who follows and comments regularly. 

So, the rules of the award are:

  • Put the award’s logo on your post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and put a link to their blog.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Let your nominees know you have nominated them.
  • Post 7 facts about yourself.

Facts about myself:

1. I’m actually surprised that I never told this to you before, but I lived in Bhutan till I was 4.
2. When I was 8/9/10, me and my cousin had a Momos eating competition. I ate 19, yet I lost by a very small margin though. It was because my mom was making them and she was tired, so she asked me to lose the challenge. #idealdaughter
3. I attended class nursery twice, once in India and once in Bhutan.
4. I once received 24.5/25 in English and my teacher called my paper ‘flawless’ in front of the entire class. It is my proudest moment.
5. I binge watch OTH and FRIENDS.
6. Bhoppan² (hey there, creepy friends!) propose to go on a road trip to Goa and get a similar tattoo there as a mark of their friendship once they finish with class 12.
7. I painted this.

Ignore the shitty webcam quality.
Ignore the shitty webcam quality.

My nominees are:

Anoop

Erika

Erika

Little Rants

Phoenix

Yashika (It’s been a long time!)

Hargun

AdiC

Yusra

Adi

Congratulations everyone! I look forward to your posts! Additionally, I would like to thank ya’ll for the incredible support and unlimited generosity you have shown to me and my blog by reading the creations and the rants of a seventeen year old. I love you all.

Starlight Blogger Award

I was nominated by Swati from Light At The End Of The Tunnel for the Starlight Blogger Award, which is a first. Thank you so much Swati. Her Not So Terribly Tiny Tales are phenomenal. You must head to her little corner on the internet and get a glimpse into her artistic soul.

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The rules of this award are:

  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Answer the 3 questions given to you.
  • Nominate Others.

Swati’s questions are-

1. If ever given a task to write a book, which topic you will hop on to?
Seeing that I’m working on three with absolutely different ideas, I have to say that whatever topic catches my fancy and makes me write is fine with me.

2. How do you define *LIFE*?
I like this quote a lot, “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Does that define life?

3. *Emotions* – How do they guide an existence?
Everything that exists depends on emotions. You are happy, sad, lonely, miserable, cheerful, excited, nervous, scared, confident, enthusiastic, spiteful, guilty, angry or joyous, everything you feel is a part of you. And without you, there is no existence. Nothing exists for you if you’re not there. Emotions, according to me, and invariably, your existence, as without you, nothing is there to last.

My Nominees are:

Ink Mode

Asil 

Nirmala

Congratulations all of you! My questions for you are:

  • What do you feel most guilty about?
  • Is there someone who can confide in each and everything? How did you meet?
  • If you could meet me, would you? Why/why not?

I look forward to your responses. All the best!

Awards!

Recently, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award- a first- and the Liebster Award! Sophie from Sophie Speaks Up And Rachael from Writing Rachael Ritchey nominated me for these awards. Thank you both, a lot! You must check out their blogs immediately. These ladies write stunning.

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The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are-

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.

3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award.

4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.

5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

Sophie’s Questions are-

1) What’s the one thing you’ve wanted but never ever told anyone? I wanted to be the one to write Harry Potter.
2) Would you tell your deepest darkest secret to a total stranger if you’re never gonna meet him again? Sure! Check it out here.
3) Who do you consider your blogger twin? Phoenix.
4) What’s the one thing you would never bring to a desert island? Maybe clothes. It’d be too hot and humid for that.
5) Describe your blog using a movie title. Dil Chahta Hai- The Heart Wants.
6) Weirdest/funniest conversation or statement you’ve overheard in the restroom? “I have fat thighs,” a class sixth girl said to her friend, when her thighs could have not even equated my forearm. Kids, I tell you!
7) English word that you hate the most? Chemistry. Oh wait, I hate studying that too. High five!
8) Do you think Batman can beat Superman? I can beat them both. 

My Questions are-

1. How would Superman feel if his cape blew away in the wind?
2. A 5 year child asks you how you were born. How would you explain?
3. In which direction do five gay men walk?
4. Would you rather have a world full of snakes or rats?
5. You get to cook a five course meal for anyone you admire. Who would be the first invite?
6. Can your tongue touch you nose? Post a picture.
7. What would you name your kid?
8. Complete the lyrics: And right now there’s a steel knife in my windpipe…..

Thank you Sophie! 😀

Rachael’s Questions are:

  1. If you could be any super hero, already imagined or one of your own making, what would it be? Why? Maybe Iron Man. Because he is awesome!
  2. Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Are you the kind of person who will try anything once or are you afraid of the possibility of hating whatever you might bite into, so you don’t try? I try to try most of the time. That’s how my education is going 😛
  3. What is it about blogging that makes you keep coming back for more? The amazing feedback and the appreciation makes me want to write more and prove my versatility and my ability. Also that it’s a great platform to meet like minded people.
  4. If you could tell the next generation one thing, what would it be? There’s nothing like the world we live in. 
  5. Were/are you cool or a nerd in high school? How does this affect your outlook on life now? Nerd. I am still in school, though. 
  6. Do you have a favorite place to just sit and relax? If so, where? My bed, or the car backseat. 
  7. What is your biggest secret goal for this year? To get a good grade and/or get a scholarship to study abroad. 
  8. When did you first start blogging and how did it feel? 2011. It was actually very boring. I didn’t know how it worked. I was young. And I had no idea why people didn’t visit my blog. 
  9. No matter how many times I try to stay away from alien questions, Brant Hanson’s voice keeps popping back in my head. I have to ask, If an alien from outer space offered you one million dollars and an island of your own in exchange for your ability to formulate coherent replies to people’s questions, would you do it? No. 
  10. What are your top 3-5 qualities you appreciate/admire in your friends? Their honesty, open appreciation, sense of humour and being good at everything they do.

My nominees are:

Archita
Aman
Erika
Shubhada
Hannah
Lexi
Suri
Erika

Congratulations everyone! 😀

Liebster Award #4

Yes, my favorite award is here once more! Hannah from The View Through My Window nominated me for the Liebster Award on June 23, 2015. Thank you so much Hannah, and I’m so glad you find my blog worth appreciating! Anyhow, to all my readers, she writes beautifully and I love her photography a lot which you can check out here.


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The rules of this award are:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and display the award on your page

-Nominate ten other bloggers for the award

-Answer ten questions asked by the person who nominated you

-Ask your nominees ten questions.

The answers to Hannah’s questions are:

1.  What is the best holiday you have ever been on? Kashmir here and Goa.

2. A Random fact about you: I love reading acceptances speeches that people write on their blogs when they receive awards.

3. A Novel / Movie or both( or any of your preferred strains like Plays, Poems etc) that just BLEW your mind: The movie, The Notebook and as for both, The Book Thief.

4. An early childhood memory: I don’t remember but my mom told me that when I was three and we used to live on the third floor in an apartment, I used to throw steel utensils from the balcony below and it was at the risk of dropping at someone’s head,

My nominees are:

Aaron and Jonathan

Mon

Shreya

Anukriti

Nidhi

Mr. Simple

Neha

Aakansha

Aman

Indian Drifter

Congratulations everyone! My questions to you are:

1. If you were stuck in the middle of an island with an option to choose drinkable sea water, or edible sand as food, what would you choose and why?

2. You have the opportunity to ask for one superpower. What would it be?

3. Would you rather have dinner for breakfast or breakfast for dinner? Would you invite me?

4. Have you ever lived through a day without knowing that it’s not day?

5. What do you think, would your wrestler name be?

7. How many times can you bathe in a day?

8. What is that maximum of money who’ve spent shopping in a day?

9.How do you like my blog?

10. Can you spot one mistake in this post?

`Best of luck to all the nominees! Happy blogging!

Love,

Akanksha

Awards.

This week, I was nominated for three awards. And one somewhere around May 3 that I forgot to do. And these are all amazing. So, I was nominated for the Blog Tour Award by the beautiful Adi and incorrigibly sarcastic and funny Sophie (so sorry, but I’m not here on June 15, so here it is!) and the Premios Dardos and The Creative Blogger Award by the proud Mumbaikar from Love Expressing. Be sure to head to their blogs for some amazingg articles.

The rules for the Blog Tour Award are:

1) Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.

2) Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post.

3) Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

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Q: How does my work differ from others in my genre?

My work has no style, however I tend to bend towards poetry more than anything else. I feel bad if my work is limited to a specific genre, because by categorizing my work, I think I conform my imagination to that sort of writing, which I don’t want to.

Q: How does my writing/creative process work?

I don’t really give a lot of thought to how I write. But I think that mostly it happens at a subconscious level. Because there are times that I need  pen a paper to scribble my thoughts which form a poem, and sometimes I stare at the sheet for hours, trying to put two and two together to form a coherent sentence. So, it’s as they don’t say, 1% perspiration and 99% imagination for me when I write.

Q: Why do I write and create what I do?

It calms me, soothes me. It’s  place that I know won’t not understand me. It’s a projection of who I am. There’s always a piece of me in everythng I write. I want to show that piece to the world. It carves a place for me in this world. Makes me happy to know that my words that are being read by someone, somewhere can make a difference.

Q: What I’m working on at the moment?

Three incomplete stories, two poems and SAT.

The nominees for the award are:

Inga’s Angle: for her beautiful NYC photography.

Anoop: for his encouraging remarks.

Yashika: for her nth award as a blogger 😛

Yoshiko: for her awesome blog.

I give June 8, 2015 as the posting day. It’s my birthday too. Write good things 😀 Congratulations!

The rules of the Premios Dardos award are:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his or her blog.

2) Include the image of the “Premios Dardos” in the post.

3) Pass the award to another 10 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement.

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The rules for the Creative Blogger Award are:

1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.
2. Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
3. Share five random facts about yourself.

Random facts about me:

1. I’m very sensitive as a person and remember things that hurt me for a long, long time.

2. I can memorize poems reading them once in school.

3. I am going to yoga every morning at 5:30 these days and waking up is a pain in the ass.

4. I stammer when circumstances force me to communicate with strangers. “Can you move that scooter?” “Wh-what, what ha-have I-I do-do-done?”

5. I’m a die-hard, hopeless romantic.

The nominations for both these awards are:

Forgotten Meadows

Hallucinations Of An Angel

Lilrant

Wonder Of My Worlds

The Olive Grove

The Perfect Phoenix

Chatterboxxerr

Congratulations! Have a great time blogging 😀

I Got Another Award!

It’s been a while since I wrote to you, but yesterday evening, I met the happy notification that I was nominated for the Sisterhood Of The World Blogger’s Award- a first- and The Creative Blogger’s Award by the lovely Suchie from lilrant. She’s really witty, sarcastic and a brilliant observer. Do check our her two awesome posts here and here. Thanks a lot, Suchie!

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The rules for both these awards:

1. Post the award logo on your blog.
2. State five random facts about yourself.
3. Nominate others.

Five facts about me:

1. I am currently not allowed to buy any new books so I am running out of reading material. Have been rereading some old books and some that I had left midway.
2. I am extremely insecure about everything. I’m trying to change that.
3. I’m on a strict diet so as to lose some weight before the school farewell in February’16.
4. I have a very sweet tooth. Gulab jamun, ice cream, Nutella- you name it. So it’s hard staying on a diet.
5. I am very passionate about everything I do.

I would like to nominate these perfect bloggers:

Yoshiko

Stella

Khyati

Rob

Sophie

Congratulations everyone! It’s up to you if you wish to accept the award.

Versatile Blogger and Liebster Award.

This week, I was honoured by two of my lovely friends for three awards. Shambhavi, the beautiful blogger from the Ultimate Solace was kind enough to consider me for the Liebster Award, and Yashika, the amazing poet from Yashika194’s Blog nominated me for the Liebster AND the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks you two and to my readers, please head to their blogs. They are utterly brilliant.

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The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

1. First of all,give the link and name of the blogger who nominated you, in your post.
2. Secondly,share 7 facts about you.
3. Lastly,nominate any number of fellow bloggers for the same.

Some facts about me:
1. I’ve been pining for this One Tree Hill hoodie for over an year now: here. So, anyone wants to make me happy? Buy this for me please.
2. I’m trying to lose some pounds but it’s not happening like I expected. Not at all, actually.
3. I’m really excited for Avengers-Part 2. Going on Sunday.
4. I love driving my scooty.
5. Dark Lord Funk, a parody of Uptown Funk is my favorite song at the moment.
6. I love Nutella.
7. My best friend recently got married. Lol, just kidding. I have nothing.

My nominations are:

G at 365 Days of Fun, Tears, Fears and Love
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mily at Emily’s Posts
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rika at Erika Fuego
 Kelzbelz at Kelzbelzphotography
P
reetha at Bovine Chronicles

Congratulations everyone! Looks forward to see your acceptance speeches.

The rules for this award are:

1. Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
4. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
6. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

The answers to Shambhavi’s questions are:

Q1. What is your motivating word?
Hope. 
Q2. What is it, that you want to achieve at present or in near future?
A scholarship to any of the Ivy League Universities. Or a good percentage in the Boards. 
Q3. An animal you would love to share your life with?
A dog.
Q4. Your idea behind this blog?
To have some place to present my work, and vent sometimes. 
Q5. Music genre of choice? Mention the artist/song close to your heart.
Changes. Currently, favorite song would be Dua.
Q6. Your thoughts on love?
It’s infinite, endless and an abyss. 
Q7. One colour that can change your mood?
Blue. 
Q8. Favourite quote?
Currently, “Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want. Everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from, the next smile. The next wish come true. But if you believe that it is right around the corner. And you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it. To the certainty of it. You just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it. With all your heart.” -One Tree Hill. 
Q9. Hobbies other than blogging?
Poetry, reading, searching up trivia, watching sitcoms, and travelling. 
Q10. Recommend a dish I must try.
There’s this restaurant called Tunday Kababi. Their chicken biryani is love, though I eat only the rice because I’m a vegetarian.

The answers to Yashika’s questions are:

1. Which place is your dream destination?
New York. 
2. What’s your opinion about politics?
I’m apolitical.
3. Which person(s) is your primary concern? Mention the name and why?
Right now, myself. I’ve my future at stake. 
4. What is the craziest thing that you have done so far?
Would sleeping for 21 hours be considered crazy? 😛
5. Books or movies – which one do you prefer and why?
Depends. I’m a mooks buff.
6. If you had superpowers , what would you do?
Read people’s minds.
7. Who is your best friend at WordPress?
Ah, caught me. Maybe you, Yusra, Adi, Phoenix, Nisha or Anoop. But I love all I haven’t mentioned here.
8. Make a wish!
I wish this year never ends.
9. Tell me your favourite joke!
-Knock, knock.
-Who’s there?
10. Describe me and my blog in one sentence.
Utterly brilliant. 

The nominees for this award are:

Prose Over Bros
Punk Rock And Reticence
Radio Cure
A Little Bit Of Life
Anishok
Arkajyotipatra’s Blog
Banjarannn
Echoes Of Life
It’s All About Hope
Life As A Misfit Fuck Up

Congratulations everyone! Your questions are:

1. What is the one thing you’d like to change about yourself?
2. Share a secret.
3. How would you describe a rainbow to a blind person? (Hey, Phoenix!)
4. What’s your favorite book and why?
5. If you get a chance to relive one memory, what would it be?
6. Opinion on Harry Potter?
7. What’s your favorite movie and why?
8. Your last dream?
9. Would you rather eat a lizard or a mouse if situation as such arises?
10. Favorite quote?
11. Opinions about me, my blog.

ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.

Look forward to all your posts. Happy blogging guys! Have a great weekend.

An “Involving” Week and Surprises.

This week was extremely involving. I wasn’t busy as most may say, but I just didn’t have time to sit and type. With a long weekend here, I’ll finally be posting more and am transforming into vacation mode with a one day trip to Agra!

In my absence however, two of my blogger friends surprised me with awards! My excitement was beyond control. Lovely Phoenix from The Perfect Phoenix nominated me for the Infinity Dreams Award, and a huge Potterhead Erika from Erika The Bibliophile nominated me for the Creative Bloggers Award. Be sure to check out their blog. They both write amazingly well. I particularly like Phoenix’s poems and since we’re both Potterheads, I don’t think me and Erika have trouble talking.

infinitydreamsaward         The rules for the Infinity Dreams  Award are:

  •  Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

Facts:
1. I was pleasantly surprised when I got this award.
2. I hate One Direction with passion.
3. I’m currently struggling with three stories.
4. I’m reading three books at the moment: PS I Love You, The Beauty Thief and The General In His Labyrinth.
5. I hold the record for sleeping the maximum hours continuously in my family. 21 hours.
6. I spent four years in Bhutan when I was a child.
7. I love blue color.
8. I had a wish to watch DDLJ at Maratha Mandir, but since it’s been taken down, I had to knock it off my Bucket List.
9. I can never, ever fix my wardrobe.
10. I love cleanliness but I hate cleaning.
11. I wish I were a witch (Hel-lo Hogwarts :D)

The answers to Phoenix’s questions are:

  1. How would you describe a rainbow to a blind person?
    It’s the most perfect creation that God could have come up with. Seven colors. They can change the world. 
  2. How long have you been writing? Why?
    I’ve been writing ever since I was in class four. I remember I wrote my first poem in Hindi for my mom who was angry with me. My first English poem was this
  3. What do you think is one thing without which you wont be able to stay sane? And why is that?
    Umm, it changes. The first thing that came to me mind was my family, but then she isn’t a thing. Then I thought that my phone. But I’ve been without WhatsApp for three weeks and it isn’t very tough. So maybe, I just need will to live without something. But, a more satisfactory answer would be my books. 
  4. What is the earliest dream you remember?
    I don’t remember. But a dream that I remember vividly would be the one which gave me idea for my story. 
  5. Do you think you were born in the right generation? Why/why not?
    Not. I think I’d have been more happy if I was born in the time when and where my father was born. Never thought I’d say this but I really envy the life that my father and my grandfather led. It’s the most perfect one I could imagine and would love to swap with them anytime.
  6. What do you pride yourself on?
    My blog.
  7. What symbol do you believe in?
    None. 
  8. What’s your inner animal/bird?
    A tiger. But outwards, I’m a deer.
  9. If you could have any name, what would it be?
    I’m happy with Akanksha. 
  10. Who would you like to meet? (Dead/Alive) And why?
    I’d love to meet JK Rowling and talk to her about the marvellous Harry Potter. 
  11. Are you happy with who you are?
    Most of the time. 

My nominations are:

Wonder Of My Worlds
Wandering Story Teller
But I Smile Anyway
Enchanted Poetry
Elusive Minds
Errinspelling
Forgotten Meadows
Yashika
Kelzbelzphotography
One Name A Day
Outlines 

Your questions are:
1. Are you a writer or a poet?
2. If you could come back from the dead to do one thing, what would it be?
3. A few close friends or tonnes of friends?
4. What do you think can lead to peace?
5. What do you dislike about yourself and why?
6. How old are you?
7. What is the meaning behind your blog’s title?
8. What do you like shopping the most?
9. How many contactsare there on your phone?
10. Favorite food?
11. Favorite book?

Congratulations everyone! 😀 Have fun.

Now, time for award two. The rules of the Creative Bloggers Awards are:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them.

The nominations are:

Prose Over Bros
Punk Rock And Reticence
Meohmila
Orange Shoes Talking
Refractory Ramblings From The Dark Side
Send Sunshine
Sophie Speaks Up
Tranquil Yet Alive
The Finicky Cynicat
The Extra Mile
Gulab Jamman Writes
Writing Stories Rocks
Teen On The Internet
Captured by Aishwarya
Confessions Of An Addict

Congratulations to all the nominees 😀 I’m going with the facts that I’ve already written above.

Thanks a lot for reading my blog. I hope you enjoy the further posts too.