For those of you who don’t know.. Opening up today… I’m an intense chocoholic😂
I’m literally addicted to chocolates.
It wasn’t just sheer nostalgia that prompted me to write this blog, but the surprisingly rich and indulgent taste of this chocolate that suddenly hit my mind.
Does it ring a bell? The OG fancy chocolates before Cadbury launched Silk and Bournville. Even the haters of white chocolate bought it just for the masterpiece that it was.
Does anyone of you remember the Disney edition – CADBURY WOWIE? It would have Micky Mouse characters in white chocolate embedded into the chocolate. It was so so good🥺💝
I remember eating around the chocolate and then collecting all the characters and storing them in a container😂
They aren’t available anymore sadly. I really wish badly that they would return🧚♀✨
I have no idea which decade this belonged to, but my closest guess is around 2003-2010. There is differing information on the internet about it, but I haven’t found any official statement about its production’s shutdown either.
I’m sure that those of you, who have had the privilege of tasting the Dairy Milk Wowie, know what it represented and meant to us💜
If any one of you also have any such thing lost, vanished and unavailable….do mention it in the comment section…would love to know🌸💜
This is my first nomination for any Award, when I got to know that I’m being nominated for this award I felt genuinely happy🥺🥰 (Aahh, teary eyes)
I was being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely, @Shaheen Reviews , A Beautiful Cook❣️ Thank you so much!! 😊
However, if you aren’t already following her, I highly recommend you to quickly rush towards her page👆 to find some of the luscious and stunning food recipes😋
What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
Now, how does it work and what are the rules?
•Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. •Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you. •Nominate 11 new blog to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. •List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
The questions set by Shaheen
Where do you get inspiration for your hobbies/interests/talents? – It is my Mom💜 and my Dadzu💜 who motivates me to do anything and have always stood by my decisions no matter what. I’m forever indebted to them🌈💗
Whatever your blog is about, when and why did you get interested in that topic? – My blog is all about personal blogging, I write on topics I’ve learned on my daily basis, and I love coming and sharing it with you guys🥰 I apply form known as creativity to see the beauty in all things i wish to accomplish as a part of my interest in blogging😇
Do you ever feel nervous before publishing a blog post? – Honestly, Yes, at times, because the topics or subjects you are interested in doesn’t mean that the rest of the world will also find it worth giving a read. Yet, I believe that my posts makes ones heart dance🙈
One thing that can lighten up you day in an instant? – There are a few, but any one thing is always getting to eat deserts…🌈💜
Most watched tv series? – I don’t have any “most watched” as I’m not a very huge fan of TV Series, but it can be The House Of Cards on instant.
Your comfort food? – Chicken Mandi
What is a Good morning like for you? – When I can get to do my morning prayers and a huge mug of latte🤤💜
What’s your favorite thing about your blog? – I love when people comment on my posts and interacting or chatting with them or getting to know their opinions is my most favorite thing
What activity takes the most of your time? – Social media without a purpose or too much of socializing😬
Are you, so far, proud and satisfied with your blog’s progress? – Yes, Allhmd, I am! And I will bare the patience of growing and glowing even more🌈💜
And that’s it for my answers! Thanks again Shaheen for coming up with these questions and tagging me – these were so much fun to answer!
Obviously, you only have to do this if you want to, so no pressure if you don’t! And if you already did this at some point, I hope you don’t mind getting a different set of questions – feel free to take your time answering!
Questions for my nominees:
What is the purpose of you blogging?
What is your blog mostly focused on?
How long does it take you to write an average blog?
How did your family members react when you told them about your blogging decision?
Are you also frequently asked this question that “Do you make any money out of blogging”?? How do you answer it?
What is that one topic you always wanted to write a blog on but couldn’t for any reason!?
What is that dream destination of yours?
Has blogging changed your life overall?
Do you study/do any additional job other than writing blogs?
Any three random facts about yourself!?
One of your favorite post you’ve written?
Okay Guys, so that’s it for today, I hope you liked my answers, I have genuinely answered them all also, please let me know your opinions on my questions, let’s chat in the comment section…👻
I’m sure every single one reading to this blog would relate to this in some or other way…, all of us want to become a better person, but some of us don’t know how.
Every single day before going to bed I sit their and try to reflect and see if I’ve done anything bad or hurt someone or see what can I do to become better.
Not only that, but I have a goal of leaving an imprint on the world for doing great things. By setting aside some time each day to reflect on what behaviors were good and bad, I have the opportunity to grow.
Just to be honest, Me myself, I struggle each day to improve myself and to get better in every way I can. It is not easy, but trust me it is the most beautiful🌸 thing. Like they say…
“There is never an excuse for not being a good person”
So, how to be a better person?
Here are a few ways to become a better person through self-development:
To willing to change In order to become a better person, you have to be willing to change.
Change is the only way you can help grow and progress into the person you want to be. Most of them are strictly against changing, which can make it hard to grow!
When you keep an open mind and are willing to change, you are able to grow into the person you want to become.
Fling your anger Most of us ruin those innumerable subjects of life by letting anger and rage alter the decision-making skills. TBH, I am a very angry person, and it is very difficult to control the anger especially at the times when someone gets into your skin.
But anger only destroyes and effects my mental health with an increase of my blood pressure.
Controlling anger is an extreme difficult task to master, but trust me it’s is very beneficial and makes you the most beautiful person.
Find some way of relaxing your nerves when you’re angry, I just remember my lord and try to calm myself and it always works for me.
Forgive Forgiving someone who’ve hurt you is very difficult. Whenever I get upset on someone I simply ignore them and maintain distance.
That is the simplest you can also do, as wishing them bad or using curse language or being bitter on them for the rest of your lives will make it more difficult on yourself and would cause you mental illness.
Forgive the person who’ve hurt you or did wrong to you and move on quietly🌻
Listen to people Okay, so here all I have got to say is…People are extremely busy with their careers, families, and lives. Everyone is in a rush, but people rarely ever have time to listen to what others have to say.
I have always learnt it from my dad that listening to people and giving everyone a voice is one of the greatest things you can ever do.
Being a good friend You might be a terrible friend and not even realize it. That should scare you. Really, it should!
Sometimes our actions and the words that escape our mouths stop going through a filter. Then eventually we’re not even conscious of how horrible we are as a person/friend/lover/whatever.
There’s no universal method to being caring without being too pushy. Instead, you’ve got to figure out what works best and adjust as needed.
Good friends know how to pick up right where they left off no matter how long it’s been since they last saw each other.
I hope this helped you and if you feel it’ll help some of your close ones then do share this article with them and let them know that you do care for them💞☺🌼
“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” ~Unknown
Like snakes shed their skins periodically, I have come to think we shed a bit of ourselves too. But unlike snakes, we don’t completely walk away from the skin we shed.
We leave a bit of ourselves behind, with everyone we meet, and everywhere we go — also carrying back with us bits of others in the shape of memories as we walk away.
Memories don’t, they never fade away completely. Yes, we keep pushing them away consciously as we try to move on from any kind of toxic relationships or toxicity – as one should!
“Toast to the ones here today Toast to the ones that we lost on the way ‘Cause the drinks bring back all the memories And the memories bring back, memories bring back you” ~ Memories – Maroon 5 (song)
But.. Memories never die. Those bits and pieces of our memories remain suspended where we are!
I used to be afraid of memories. Of losing the good ones. I used to think that perhaps there was a limit to how many times we could remember something and once we had exhausted that number, they would be no more.
So many people we love or hate, so many we interact with in various positive and negative ways.
In the end, Those happy memories are what gives you hope to live on and keep going, And those happy memories you make will be with you forever and ever, and when life gets tough in the hereafter it will be those miniature tiny beaming, gleeful memories that pop back into your mind and help you smile and get through those crazy rugged times.
Okay… We gonna rewind to Valentine’s Day. I’m single. My plan is to watch movies with my dadzu and to eat some delicious turkey dinner.
Now… As the sun went down I was badly craving for brownies – like, I really need brownies for aforementioned reasons—and proceed to pull every baking book off of my shelves in my search for my ideal brownie recipe.
I wanted rich, dark, chewy, legit café-like brownies with crackly tops. I didn’t want those gooey, fall-apart, stick-to-your-front-teeth brownies. I also didn’t want health-ified brownies or brownies swirled with cheesecake. I wanted one perfect brownie. Sometimes a girl just needs a brownie, you know?
Five batches of brownies and a bunch of brownie research later, I think I’ve found it. I learned a lot along the way. I learned that in order to achieve the shiny, crackly top, you have to stir the sugar into hot butter so it melts.
If you have never made brownies from scratch, give these a try and I promise you’ll never reach for a box again.
INGREDIENTS: (For about 9 servings)
• Good quality chocolate, 225 g semi sweet
• Butter 12 ts (Room temperatured, not fully melted)
• Sugar 250 g (1¼ Cup)
• Egg 2
• Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons
• All-purpose flour 95 g (¾ Cup)
• Cocoa Powder 30 g (¼ Cup)
• Salt 1 teaspoon
Prep Time : 15 minutes Cook Time : 30 mins Total Time : 45 minutes Category : Desert
Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° Celsius) with a rack in the oven. Line a square baking pan with two criss-crossed pieces of parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper.
Chop your chocolate into chunks. Melt half of the chocolate in the microwave, this usually takes about 20-30 seconds. And, save the other half for later
Now pick a large bowl, mix your butter and sugar in an electric hand mixer, if not a blender then, beat vigorously with a wooden spoon, Stir until you no longer see streaks of flour. Then beat vigorously (put those arm muscles to work!) for 50 strokes with the wooden spoon or spatula.
Whisk in the melted chocolate (make sure that it’s not too hot or else the eggs will cook). Then, sift in the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Fold to incorporate the dry ingredients, being careful not to overmix as this will cause the brownies more cake-like in texture.
Now, fold in the chocolate chunks, then transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish.
Bake the batter for 20-25 minutes, depending on how fudgy you like your brownies, then cool them completely(make sure you don’t bake them like a cake, brownies are more moist and fudgy in texture)
Slice, and serve them with a nice cold glass of milk… I also love pairing them with salted caramel ice-cream (kheeekheee)
Ta da! Homemade brownies made from scratch and baked with love.
Leave a comment below: Your comments make my day☁🌻 Thank you🐾💜 If you have a question, please skim the comments section, you might find an immediate answer there. Also… If you tried out this recipe do let me know☺
I was 4 since I started taking trips, with family, friends, friends in the form of cousins….!
9 out of 10 trips were never planned…haha, the most amusing part is a true traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving!
It used to be so instantaneous, and my family members be like : “Chalo, let’s go on for a trip!” “Where : pata nahi, let’s just leave and the roads will decide the destination..” (okay… That was quite a little dramatic, haha) No, but seriously, trust me, my family are such gypsy’s that trips and picnics are like oxygen to us , Hahaha, and the most prime reason is, it keeps us all connected!
Picnics come in all forms and they’re magical things because you don’t really have to follow rules or etiquette – simply sit in the sun or the shade of a mossy tree, take off your shoes, remove your tie and lie back in the cool grass, all while enjoying delicious treats and the company of loved ones.
We are so crazy for road trips and our timings are always so prompt, kheekheee, never it has been scheduled, at times I have sacrificed my deep solace sleep, “aaarrrgghhh” for the trips…My dad wakes me and my mom up and tells us to dress up and pack our bags ‘quick’ in that electrifying voice… Hehe. My dad have an immense relish for tours..!
I can never explain in words how stupefying are all the trips we have taken till now…!
Those high spirits, cheer, laughter, livelines, enthusiasm, zest ….etc etc are never expressible!
And… We always have this kind of competition between us as in who’s gonna play the best songs all over the journey… And I’ve always won (no doubt!!) as I’ve got the best taste in music… Ahheemm!!
You know.. My aunt always have asked me for my playlist and she locates my songs in her iPod, I mean whyyyy!! I hate sharing my songs with anyone… It’s as if I own all of them!
It doesn’t really matter WHERE you go for a picnic, just be sure to go, because it’s good for your soul.
I saw a quote somewhere that went something like “Happiness is like a potato salad that, when shared with others, becomes a picnic.” That sure sounds like happiness to me!