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Thank you to Shaun for another nomination of “The Very Inspiring Blogging Award”. I hope you visit his blog as he shares his view of the world around him and for the rules of this award. I am inspired every day by other bloggers whether it be for the wonderful recipes they share, beautiful food presentation, photography of beautiful landscapes and the world around us – and so much more! Thank you to all my readers as you enrich my life.

As for 7 things about myself…

  1. I never read one book – I always have several that I go between. Currently I am reading: Maeve Binchy’s A Week in Winter; Gerry Weinberg’s Perfect Software and Other Illusions About Testing; John Maxwell books – Today Matters and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
  2. I recently got a subscription and my first printed copy of “The Testing Planet” produced by the Software Testing Club from the UK.
  3. I love the period drama “Downton Abbey”. Everything about this series is fascinating to me from the fabulous, artistic filming to the complexity of the upstairs / downstairs politics and relationships. I did get the unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook.
  4. I do not run. See no reason to run unless there is an emergency.
  5. My preference is tea – I drink it black and strong. Only time I will use cream is with Indian Spice Chai.
  6. I adore pizza – yes I know it is not good for you. I actually prefer New York Style pizza that is a thin hand-tossed crust.
  7. I am waiting for the Alien movie to arrive so my husband and I can watch it again to tie it back to Prometheus, which I have seen 3 times. I am happy to see that Prometheus 2 is in development!!

I am to nominate 15 bloggers – though like most who receive the award we want to award it to everyone!

Mama Sheri’s Blog
Ajaytao 2010
Korean Eyes
Mama Mouse Says
The Porto Bellas
Second Half Woman
Nimh’s Kitchen
Indian Cooking Made Easy, Sometimes Not So Easy
Cindy Knoke
Ever Lasting Love of Flowers
My Whisk and Mat
Main St. Cuisine

47 thoughts on “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. Ajaytao2010 says:

    thank you so much I am humbled by your gesture

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome! I so enjoy your photos and outlook on life. πŸ™‚

      1. Ajaytao2010 says:

        thank you so much I am honored

      2. Bernice says:

        πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day.

      3. Ajaytao2010 says:

        thank you dear I live in Mumbai, India. It is 2.20 midnight over here

        where do you belong to

      4. Bernice says:

        I live in the Northeast of the US – in particular New York. I write for two Indian Software Testing Magazines and “know” many Indian testers through social media. Some of them are helping me with my Indian cooking. πŸ™‚

      5. Ajaytao2010 says:

        oh great that;s lovely

        my niece stays in New Jersey with her husband, and some of my friend in LA and Phoenix and San Francisco

      6. Bernice says:

        It really is a small world! πŸ™‚

      7. Ajaytao2010 says:

        yes indeed

      8. Ajaytao2010 says:

        thank you very much

      9. Bernice says:

        Your welcome. πŸ™‚

  2. dawnspitfire says:

    Awe! β™‘ thanks β™₯ you truly are sweet!

    1. Bernice says:

      You are welcome! πŸ™‚ Happy Blogging!

  3. Micha says:

    Haha…I love #4. “I see no reason to run unless there is an emergency.” Congrats to you on your award!

    1. Bernice says:

      For some odd reason… running is very popular where I live…. πŸ™‚

  4. Whitney says:

    Thanks Bernice! Where have you been hiding, you’ve not been posting regularly and I am missing your posts! On another note, a friend was looking at your blog and about page, and he grunts. I asked him what was that about. And he said she’s a software tester. I was like uh ok so. And he said she tests what we develop. Haha.

    1. Bernice says:

      Hi Whitney… thanks for noticing I have been gone… I have been a bit under the weather… your developer friend’s comment makes me wonder what type of dev / tester relationship he has where he works. We have a fantastic relationship with our developers. We are always working closely together and we have mutual respect for each other. πŸ™‚

      1. Whitney says:

        They mostly deal with government contracts, so I am thinking both sides are probably very stern in order to make sure it passes. Just assuming! Hope you feel better soon!

      2. Bernice says:

        Yes some environments are not too friendly. There can be a lot of blame and finger-pointing. I am a former-programmer so I can relate with the developers.Thanks for the well wishes!

  5. I run to the refrigerator…does that count? Congrats.

    1. Bernice says:

      … that might be considered an emergency. πŸ™‚

  6. mamasheri says:

    Thank you my dear. Means a lot to me. And congratulations!

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome Mama Sheri! πŸ™‚

  7. korean-eyes says:

    Thanks so much! I love sharing my food with others and glad you enjoy my blog! Cheers and happy eating!

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome! Blogging does become addicting. πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks much Shaun!

  8. Patty B says:

    Congratulations! You do inspire us to cook!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! And my blog inspires me to try new ingredients and dishes. πŸ™‚

  9. Yesenia says:

    Ahh! Thank you so much!!! Means a lot since I’m still pretty new to the blogging community!! Really appreciate it πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      You are welcomed! Keep on blogging! Bernice πŸ™‚

  10. Congrats on your well-deserved award!! I also love Downton Abbey and am very much looking forward to next season! πŸ™‚

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Kenley! I hope things take a better turn on Downton – very disappointed about Sybil… and did not like the ending at all.. Other than that… I love it!

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome! I too like the silence of night – so peaceful.

      1. Ajaytao2010 says:

        thank you very much

        you caught the right nerve of the full write up

  11. Sophie33 says:

    Congrats on this lovely award! It was fun reading a bit more about you! πŸ™‚ I am a tea lover myself!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you. Do you have a favorite tea? Do you prefer bags or loose?

  12. prayingforoneday says:

    Please accept this award
    I hope you can accept.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you Shaun for the award! Have a great day. Bernice

      1. prayingforoneday says:

        My pleasure x

      2. prayingforoneday says:


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