Out of the blue

Have you just wished for something out of the blue and got it granted 🙂 I am not sure if you heard of the Icelandic commentator who went crazy when his country won the match against Austria

So yesterday when my friend and I were discussing the matches (he is a very avid fan and watches almost all the matches) I told him that I would love to see Iceland win against England and if possible have the same commentator be at the match 😉 Wouldn’t that be very cool? When forced to choose a side, he chose England. So I bid him good night wishing for Iceland to do their best. Today morning when I got up I saw the news that Iceland won 2-1 against England which brought a smile to my face because it was something I wished just before I slept and it felt like those fairies have been very busy to get my wish come true 😉 Go Iceland!

You know you are getting old when…

the cake is not large enough to hold the candles 😉 1-IMG_20141212_183304821.jpg

Good Morning ;)

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“As the blinding lights of heaven in a slow march approach, to caress the earth to wake her up, I too would like to be a part of the legacy by wishing you,
“Happy Good Morning”.”
― Harshada Pathare, You Complete Me

PS: Taken in a Tea Estate in Munnar while going for short morning trek.

It will be happier…

WordPress review was a good measurement, but I couldn’t add much to it. So here is my personal review.

Baralikadu still reigns. After all these years (That post was posted on Feb 2013…) it is still the first in the search terms and always get the max views on my blog. Never would I have thought of that when I posted those photographs of a very small and quaint place near my hometown (Coimbatore). I guess I should start charging the folks at Baralikadu some commission if my post is earning them visits 🙂

This year I crossed 1500 followers…Yay!!! Thank you all!!! And hearty welcome to all the new people who have joined this journey! Hope you find my blog(s) interesting and entertaining 🙂

I finally made my blog an ‘awards free blog’ ( more out of laziness than anything else) but then as I say on my picture (down below the page if you scroll down)

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” Thanks for being part of my blogging journey.

and the best award for me is your time!

Took part in a couple of new prompts, apart from the ones I was already participating.

Finally got around to complete my Cambodia and Bali tour report a couple of days before on my travel blog. Failed to do one for my US trip I did this year (i.e. 2015) , but will finish it in a week.

On a personal level, I had to send off three of my friends to different places (and countries) for better opportunities (and I hate send offs even though I am very happy for them), was a witness to two of my gay friends marriage (can’t say how happy I was for them and I was their official photographer too , yay!!!), did two international trips this year (as opposed to one every year), ticked Sky Diving from my imaginary to-do list, got my tattoo done, tried my hands at dating and found someone too, spent more than I earned ;), worked out harder and got around to fix some of my long term health issues (will write about one particular issue in detail later) and on my way to fix a few more things for a healthier life style, took it easy at work (had to balance it somewhere), made some new friends, got a little bit more confident of self…well, that is all I think 🙂

With that, good bye 2015 and Hi there 2016! , Welcome!

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Wishing you all a Very Happy and Joyful New Year. May your dreams come true and you stay happy, content, and hopeful. 

Take care and see you all next year! Happy Blogging! 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Here is my Tatty Teddy and Me wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!