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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

My very first award. Wow! My thanks goes to p3chandan ( Malar ( for presenting this award to me. I am deliriously happy that you think I deserve it. I would also like to thank the person who created this award!Great idea. 


In accepting this award, these are the things I have to do:

1.Post linking back to the person who gave me the award.

2.Share 7 random thngs about myself.

3.Award 15 recently discovered bloggers.

4.Drop them a note and tell them about it.

Here we go, then. I am trying to keep to the rules by selecting new bloggers, and by that I assume those who started blogging at about the same time I did...last year. I am also trying to scan whether they have already received this award. If indeed I have made the mistake of bestowing them the same award, then take it as an added honour. The following (in no particular order) are the stylish bloggers whose blogs I have had the pleasure of getting to know:

Donna from Garden's Eye View
Fer from My Little Garden In Japan
Rebecca from The Garden Roof Coop
Betty from Great Arquitect
Donna from Garden Walk, Garden Talk
Bonnie from Here A Garden, There A Garden
TS from Casa Mariposa
Cat from The Whimsical Gardener
Laura from Patio Patch
Carolyn from This Grandmother's Garden
skchris from Garden Sense
Lily from The Suburban Gardener
Beth from Plant Postings
Larry from Conrad Art and Gardens
William Wallace from London Is Cool
Tracie from D.O.M.O.

As requested, here are 7 random things ( really random) about myself:

1. I love ballroom dancing, and enjoy the cha-cha and rhumba most.

2. I won't swim in a pool unless it has no deep end!

3. I love swing and standards and light jazz, so among my favourite singers are Sinatra, 
    Laura Fygi, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Patrizio Buane...and many more singers from 
    the genres I like.

4. I would love to be able to sing in French, Spanish and Italian perfectly, but this is a 
   dream that is probably going to remain a dream forever, as my singing skills are 
   laughable and I don't speak those languages.(Sigh) 

5. I truly relish my cup of coffee, and relish even more having coffee and cake with 
   (Two more to go...hmmm, what can be considered random...?)

6. I have a pair of slippers which have sparkly, golden sequins.

7. And wait for this - this is my favourite thing to share with others about myself - I just 
   adore anything hot and spicy- hot curries, spicy Thai food, chilli-laden Hunan (a province
   in China) food, Malay food with aromatic chilli-paste, name it, as long as it
   is hot, that's my kind of comfort-food!

I had great fun putting together these images of what I like to have around share with you:


  1. Rosie, I think you are such a stylist person and you deserve the award, judging from your lovely mosaics! I loved to dance and sing too but those were the days when life was more fun when I was younger of course! Now..well gardening is my everyday fix at the moment!

  2. Congrats on your award. It must have taken time to prepare this post and thank you for considering my blog on your list. I am quite honored.

  3. Hey Rosie!

    Well given! You deserve every part of the stylish award also for your amazing passion for gardening!

    Thanks a lot for sharing it with me and the other blogger friends, I treasure this very much :D

    One thing, I will post it in greenbe, that's ok?

    Have a nice day!

  4. Rosie... congratulations for the award!

  5. Congratulations on the award Rosie! And thank you very much for the honor of including me in your list of blogs. I enjoyed reading your seven random things...Diana Krall is a personal favorite ;)

  6. Thanks a million for the award! I was shocked and very thrilled!! :o) I love to dance and would love to learn how to ballroom dance. It looks like so much fun! Thanks for visiting my blog. Happiness!

  7. Congratulations! It was such a great honor to be included in your list of blogs. Thank you!

  8. Rosie, thanks for the honor. I love the ht food and the slippers...beautiful china cups too...

  9. Hi Rosie,
    Congratulations on the award. Nice to know a gardening blogger from Malacca. Thank you for stopping by and for following my gardening blog. Do you follow Petite Nyonya too? She has a gardening blog 'On The Green Side Of Life" and she is from Malacca. And she happens to be my sister! Yes, this is a small world after all! Will be back visiting. Meanwhile, happy gardening and have a lovely day!

  10. @ p3chandan - Thanks again for your kind words...and as for singing, dancing, I say go for it, there's no age limit. Celebrate life in small ways like these.

    @ orchardparkway - Thanks and just spread the joy with the award :-)

    @ anisfairy - I can't wait to read the 7 things about yourself you will be sharing with us!

    @ Lrong - I would have added you in my list if not for the fact that you have already been awarded. Cheers to you and your blog!

    @ The Whimsical Gardener - What fun to discover that you like Diana Krall too.

    @ Casa Mariposa - Getting to know you is such a pleasure!

    @ Lily - I'm glad. This is an opportunity to get to knw you a little better.

    @ Donna - You like my slippers, great! So Bollywood,isn't it?

    @ kitchen flavours - I am so excited to find the both of you...chances are, we have mutual friends, as Malacca is so small.

    @ Lula - Thanks. I have been a little bit busy lately, and have misssed out on the weekly memes, sorry. Will be back soon.

  11. Hi Rosie: Thank you so much for the honor! I will include a link in my next post. I love your mosaics. Cheers! Beth

  12. Hi Rosie - am chuffed that you picked me and will attempt to live up to the honour at some time. Your collage is a beautiful synopsis of what makes your blog so stylish. Noticed a lot of delicate china teacups - in London Cockney slang, Rosie Lee means tea.


  13. I loved reading more about you in this post. Darling slippers! Thanks so much for including me in your favorites. I posted on a similar theme not too long ago, 10 things about me, so I will skip posting this time. But so happy that you consider me a Stylish Blogger.


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