Happy New Year…2010

Beauty..
Freshness..
Dreams..
Truth..
Imagination..
Feeling..
Faith..
Trust..
This is begining of a new year! 

Remember the laughter,the joy,the hard work,and the tears.
And as you reflect on the past year,also think of the new one to come.

Because most importantly,this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life.
May  all  your  wishes  come  true.

Wishing a very Happy New year.

May all your dreams and wishes be fulfilled.

Best Wishes

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Published in: on December 31, 2009 at 9:40 pm  Comments (7)  

Tagged once again……

 

Its been a while since I updated this blog, its not that I havn’t thought about it, but more so that currently I am concentrating on my recipe blog simply.food. I have had some time off for Christmas and having my daughter at home also means that I have been baking and cooking and trying out all the new recipies  that I never had time to do.Its fun but time consuming especially as many recipies I have to photograph each and every step or instructions,this makes preparing food even longer.But I am having fun in the process.

But back to this post and todays post is all about tag, this tag was passed on to me by  fellow blogger Shruti-Welcome to my world. This is my third tag in the blogging world and as tags go the rules are almost always the same :

1. Write 7 things about our self, also mentioning the person and their blog that tagged you.

2.Pass the tag to 7 unsuspecting victims to do the same.

3.Leave a message on the persons blog  you are tagging informing them of the tag.

4.Keep your fingers crossed that the tag does not come back to you!!!  🙂

So here goes seven things about me:

1. I am happy as I recived a brand new camera for Christmas so that I can click many pictures for my blog!!

2.I  need to try and take up my fitness seriously again as I have let it lapsed in last few weeks.

3. I went on a shopping spree and bought 3 new pairs of shoes  all at once!!!

4. I love driving but not in the snow, yes its been snowing in the UK.

5. I have a confession to make, I love watching all the kids disney movies that are on sky Tv over Christmas.  See I am a big kid at heart.

6. Although I never allow my daughter to eat ice cream straight out of the tub, thats exactly what I did!! Of course it was  the 1st and the last time!!!  😉

7.I am  desperate to go on holiday somewhere warm ,sun ,sea and sand, lets hope this happens this year.

I am going to bend the rules slightly of this tag , I am going to pick the last seven people who posted their links in blog.blogger,blogging ,blogspot  ( your link and comment on my blog thread)and pass the tag to them I hope they accept. I have not interacted with some of these bloggers  and I think this is the perfect oppurtunity to get to know more about them. I certainly hope they will rise to the challenge and not mind this intrusion in their blogger space..

vamsi-http://ashes-phoenix.blogspot.com/

nitin-http://nitin525.blogspot.com/

Vineet- http://123vineet.blogspot.com

Rohit-www.rohitrajpalhimself.blogspot.com

deathman-http://sachin141090.blogspot.com

pavithra-http://pavithra-memyself.blogspot.com/

kartik-http://boredmindnsoul.blogspot.com/

Published in: on December 30, 2009 at 8:29 pm  Comments (6)  

countdown to christmas..

Only five days to Christmas and the count down begins. The Christmas tree is up and twinkling with lights and decorations. The presents are all wrapped and sitting snugly under the tree, waiting to be shared and opened. The festive spirit is already spreading with Carols on the radio and Christmas movies showing on the TV channels and finally we have snow. Christmas does not feel complete unless it snows and I am pleased to say that not only is it snowing in my blog , did you even notice???  (I simply love the snowy template) but we are also four inches deep in white fluffy snow in the UK too. The temperatures are freezing and roads are iced up so what better way to spend the day than to snuggle up with a hot cup of tea in front of the television, but unfortunately the television has been hijacked by the sports channel!! Need I say more ?? I am sure you can guess by who and why!!!

So having a few hours to spare I have time to update my Blogs; angels~ thoughts and simply.food and surf the net. I am pleased to say that my cookery blog launched in October 2008 is well and truly established now. I am having tremendous fun updating it on a regular basis, but more so I am enjoying playing with my camera to try and capture professional looking pictures to accompany the recipes. I am considering taking photographic classes in the New Year at night school to help me improve. I hope santa brings me a new updated camera!!!

Blogging is most certainly interesting but promoting the blog is the key to the success of any blog. Not having any prior knowledge in computing or blogging, I have learnt the hard way ie self taught about using keywords, tags, meta tags, link sharing and of course html coding too. This is all thanks to google uncle!!!

Many times during these sessions, I have had many a disasters where I have accidentally deleted a code and messed up things, but it certainly has been a learning curve that I am enjoying. Also bloggerati  has provided a wonderful platform for making new blogger friends who have always stepped in to help me when I am stuck with my coding. I am truely thankful to them. Thanks guys -you know who you are!!!

Today I created a business page on facebook, another platform to promote my blog, please do come and support me by becoming a fan. To become a fan click here

On another note angels~thoughts is soon going to celebrate it’s 2nd birthday. I never realised that I would get this far with blogging, something that started as a bit of casual time pass has certainly become an obsession, in a good way of course!!  🙂

Published in: on December 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm  Comments (16)  

Children in Need.

 
Once every year in the UK there is Children in Need day where the whole country unites in the preceding weeks to plan events and fundraising for those children that are in need. With the endorsement of the Children in Need mascot Pudsey Bear  who  unites people and encourages them to to help in any way they can to raise the money. The money raised is used to help many charities in the UK and children worldwide. It  is spent on many Nobel causes and helps those who are less fortunate than us. Schools, work places, hospitals, famous celebrities, the young and the old all unite to put on shows, charity events, concerts, sales, raising money by donations and sponsorship. 
It brings unity and comradeship amongst fellow workers, friends and country man as all are working for the same cause to raise money for Children in Need. This year the country as a whole has raised £ 20,309,747 with monies still pouring in. 
Do check this site for more information and to make a donation. 
 Children in Need 
To raise money this year at my work place, amongst doing many other activities we also  held a cake sale. Here are a few of the cakes I baked and sold. 
 
 Click here for the recipies:
Chocolate cake
Carrot cake

Fairy Cakes
Strawberry cheese cake
 
Each year a Children in Need song is launched to promote Children in Need.You can see below the official 2009 song. All funds raised from the single is donated to Children in Need. 

Published in: on December 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm  Comments (21)