More Awards and love <3

Hi friends, I was away for few days and didn t really have time to check and respond comments . Now I am back and while I get time to prepare new posts, check what I missed here  , I would like to share these Awards I got for a while now and want you to check the blogs I nominated^^.

 

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I have been nominated for the versatile blogger Award  and the leibster Award a month ago by Julie, https://emptynestadventures.life/. Please do check her blog, She is one of the most amazing and  adventurous person I know^^, her blog is very inspiring and always gives you a reason to laugh^^. Thank you Julie, I am so happy you nominated me^^.

About the Awards

The Versatile Blogger Award was created to feature and recognize blogs that have unique content, high quality of writing, and fantastic photos. As the web-page about the Versatile Blogger Award says – “Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”

The Liebster Award was created to recognize and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, you get the picture

The Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
2. Include the banner in your post.
3. Tag it under #versatilebloggeraward, #liebsteraward in the Reader.
4. Tell 7 things about yourself. What are some fun facts about yourself?
5. Keep up with the chain and nominate bloggers for this award.

7  things about me (other than what I have already shared on my posts)

1-I  have another blog just about travel but so few people know about it :-): https://mypuzzletrip.wordpress.com/ for those who are interested.

2- I speak 3 languages :Malagasy -English and French. I studied japanese too many years ago but because I didn t use it I just forgot it.

4-I love playing ” Tekken” , with this I play to win not to have fun and I am a very bad loser .

5-I often have an outloud conversation with myself on the road  without doing it intentionally.

6-I am rarely reachable on the phone.

7-I often brush my teeth before eating, I never understood why I keep doing it still.

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I have also been nominated for the friendship blogger award by Rad gamer, https://daradgamer.wordpress.com/ , one of my favorite too, you must check his blog^^, it s all about inspirational quotes . Thank you for nominating me, it s an honour, and I like this Award^^.

This award was created/invented by Novus and this is for those we cherish here on WordPress, to show them affection and to offer them our friendship.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and a link to their blog.
  • Nominate other bloggers to receive the award.
  • List the rules and display the Friendship Blogger Award logo in your blog post.

My nominations all mixed up but especially to show affection and offer friendship ❤

In A Messy World

Cheche Winnie

Issue bytes

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Vogue & Vibes – Anushka Hazra

Head Full Of Dreams

Unbound Roots

Invest In YourSelf First!!

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Despite my deepest thoughts

MY VALIANT SOUL

Poetry Inspired

Empty Nest Adventures

Just M.E.

Bharath’s Banter

Sreepriya Menon

The Floating Thoughts

Grabba

iWrite… my love story!

Quotes, Blogs and a Whole lot

 

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Antsafanou

Warmest hug ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I ve been nominated for the sunshine blogger award

This is a first experience with nomination^^ and I am so grateful  Patti Moore Wilson, wednesdayschild2  nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. I do hope you check out her blog!  I am honoured ❤

Rules:

  1. Be polite, and thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger has posed
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions in turn
  4. Display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo
  5. List the rules

Patti Moore’s Questions:

  1. Dog person or cat person? (and why or why not?)I had a bad experience with a cat once, though I find them cute, I don t reaaly stand when they “purr”, I prefer dogs, they are very dependant and responsive, just what I like.also , I love giving them a bath or just jogging with them.
  2.  What was your favourite childhood book?Methode Bosher, french school book. It had plenty of images and I remember my dreams used to be based on the pictures depicted on that book.
  3. If you could have any super power, what would it be?teleportation during traffic jam.
  4. If you could have a (long as you want) one-on-one conversation with any person, living or dead, who would it be?David from the bible, the author of psalm.Or any of my close friend (don t have too much)
  5. When/how did you know that you wanted to write?When I was a teenager struggling with generation gap and questioning about my identity, I started to journal about my feelings , my dreams, I wrote letters to imaginary people or myself and I started to write poem too. I always found freedom in writing , a space to express myself without limits . I ve been so hurt once when I just wanted to open up and share what s going on in my heart, I did not really get the reaction I expected . I knew that paper would always listen to me and never judge.
  6. Do you have a bucket list? One or two noteworthy items you could list here?something small to people maybe but big for me :busking in Europe ,london especially and attending coachella  in California with my cousin. (one day, I hope)
  7. Who inspires you, and why?many of course but one of the top first is a close friend who has been my leader. She is faithful to her words and she is the closest testimony of “Dare to dream “that I have.Her love is just contagious.
  8. What’s changed most in your lifetime?my home ,I actually don t have a fixed home because I always move depending on my work or my mood. In ten years, I have lived in 10 different places.I really cannot stand to stay in the same place for a long term period.
  9. Which fictional character would you like to meet, and why?Granny Dan from Danielle Steel’s book.
  10. Are you sunrise, daylight, twilight or night? Please explain. Both twilight and night. They are the closest to infinities and magics, always know how to wake up inspiration.
  11. Name one of your pet peeves.I cannot stand people who forget to flush the toilet

My nominations:

1- Ankit Thapa@ankitthapa068

2-d i l i p@dilipsnaps

3-Matthew G@amongcrows

4-Empty Nest Adventures@julieswhitney

5-madisoneran@madisoneran

6-fauxcroft@fauxcroft

7-Sundaram Chauhan@sundaramchauhanwrites

8-my valiant soul@myvaliantsoul

Questions to my nominees
1- What is your favorite conversation topic?
2-who is your favorite author?
3-If you could teach anything what would be your subject?
4-what did you buy with your first salary or money you earned?
5-City or village person?
6-If you could choose your own name , what would it be?why?
7-Holiday in the mountain, beach or forest ?why?
8-what is your love language?
10-what can t you stand?
11-One of your goal for this year is?
I really would like to know you better^^, I love your blog.
Looking forwards
Antsa

Celebrating YOU

Today I am celebrating my 50 followers and 200 likes on” Puzzle of the heart”. please read till the end :-p

I started “Puzzle of the heart” in february 2018 with no idea or particular goal at the very beginning but to have a place where I can pour my heart instead of my tears because february this year was one of my hardest time ever. I found myself so disconnected from it all and nothing made sense , I just wanted to “not exist” as long as I couldn t figure out in what another day would matter, I am not implying I was suicidal but I felt so burried in  the darkest hole alive,and with no more energy to continue anything anymore.

I did not plan to write consistently after few posts  and especially not continue in poem but One followed , liked, another one too,then other more .For me it meant a lot, not necessarily the number but the CARE, even just to read me. With  The followers gradually  growing and the likes especially after Naya’s blog party (I am genuinely grateful for ), I  just found a space for me, a home, I just felt  reborn and part of something  again, challenged in so many ways. Now I can see the light again , thanks to your reflections ,your supports through comments and likes.

50 surpasses my expectation actually (I didn’t  expect anything at first). The virtual world is such a blessing and for me you are not just followers but people I want and need  to respect. You are the polishing hands for my rusted heart indeed^^. I really do appreciate you all and I really want to know you better .So I would love to ask questions and you ‘re welcome to answer any of your choice or all by starting with your name and the country you come from. It is fine if you have got questions to ask too.

1- Why did you start blogging?

2- what is your dream?

3-What is the quote that defines you the most?or A quote you try to live by?

4-what do you do in life/ what is your job/what do you study?

5-What makes you special?

6-What do you expect as a follower?

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Meanwhile, sending the warmest hug ❤

Antsa

 

 

1- be a tourist in your hometown

Antananarivo is the capital city of Madagascar. Can ‘t really describe how big it is but sure it is really big. After 27 years living here, there are still a lot of places and towns I have never set foot in so this year, I ve made it a challenge  to discover  a new spot every week or  at least one every month^^. Today I am going to bring you to Andohalo, at the “Musée de la photographie” specifically.

 

location: Andohalo, Antananarivo

Entrance fee:     – Ar 500  for local people

– Ar 10 000 for tourists

Hours:                  -9AM to 5PM

What can you do or see there?

Basically , the reception will introduce you to  5 different rooms with good surprise (really don t want to spoil cause I want you to see by yourself) and give you intructions about how things work there. The visit only takes about half an hour then you can enjoy the inside and outside scenery^^.

What I liked most there :

  • The architecture of the building,   typical  traditional malagasy houses
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  • The  pleasant garden

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  • The panoramic view of the capital

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  • The exhibition room

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  • Good time with friends of course

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  • A clearer knowlege of Madagascar  history which I struggled to get when we studied it at school, so I totally recommend for School or students to come and check ^^

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  • God’s painting : I love the sky especially clouds and sunset^^, everytime I look up it is always different , always breathtaking, well, sometimes dull on your  dull period though, but in general , it often moves me.

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Hope you enjoyed being with me there. Special Thanks to Nadine and Mamitiana for that wonderful morning and the pictures^^.

love ❤

Antsafanou