Versatile Blogger Award

20140705-124254-45774311 My friend Aanchal at has nominated my blog for this award.  I am always grateful for bloggers liking talealongtheway, and I like to encourage other bloggers by nominating them.  WordPress is a family for all of us.

Now a little about Aanchal, who is an IT professional and integration architect in London. She works hard to be able  to travel on  weekend excursions which can be as rewarding as longer holidays.  I am very pleased since my blog is mainly about my travels.  Aanchal is one of the many bloggers who overcomes adversity in life.  She daily must conqueror OCD and claustrophobia,  just to leave her home and enter the world.  Most of us just take  our lives for granted, but Aanchal takes each day as a gift.  My admiration to you , my friend.  Thank you for the nomination.

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominates you publicly in the post and by linking back to  his/her blog.

2.   Display the image of the award on your blog.

3  Share 7 interesting facts about yourself.

4.  Nominate 15 bloggers for the award and notify them  on their “about” page or another page of their blog.

7   facts about me: (Since I have done this several times, I am altering this a bit and writing a paragraph.)

8 and 9 year olds love to look at maps. It is the first time they realize that  there is a big diverse world out there beyond  their  home, school, and city.  For various reasons, I had a half and hour each day of enrichment for third graders.  I thought it a wonderful opportunity to share my discovery of the ancient world.  Using the internet for research, the kids learned to write their name in the ancient languages, learn history, read ODYSSEUS in an abridged edition, construct ziggerats, pyramids,  and the Parthenon.   As an end of the year culminating activity , each dressed as an ancient  person or  object ( Corinthian Column) for a Living Museum.  In turn they would entertain me with tales of growing up in  Arizona with rattlesnakes, bob cats perched on a cactus, scorpions, and tarantellas.   But  the stories didn’t begin until the testing was finished for the year, of course!

Here are my nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check them out!
















Congratulations to you all!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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23 Responses to Versatile Blogger Award

  1. aaanchalk says:

    Thank you so much Anne for your kind words. You are a very much well deserving candidate 🙂
    Only a small thing, I would say (I am smiling at the moment) I am a ‘she’ 🙂 I know Indian names can be confusing. You must be dealing with a lot of names at the moment.

    Thank you so much for your love.

    Much Love


    • annetbell says:

      L O L !! I think I have updated all the “he’s ” to “she’s”!
      Thank you for taking my mistake with such good humor. Indian names are confusing but that is no real excuse for the mistake. Many thanks for your love and gentle Indian understanding!


  2. Congratulations. (I’ll take a look at your recommendations.)


  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Congrats on the award. It was fun learning a little more about you. Thanks for adding me to your list. 🙂


  4. Anne, Such an honor & humbling experience to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by you!!!!!!!!!!!! To be thought of in that way by you & considered among the fine others has very special meaning to me. As you may know, some of us respectfully & gratefully decline such awards due to the time/activity they require. My thanks & appreciation! Phil


  5. annetbell says:

    What a lovely kind comment. And I understand that the process is time consuming! Cheers!


  6. YellowCable says:



  7. yasniger says:

    Thanks a million….


  8. Congratulations to you. Hugs, barbara


  9. lauramacky says:



  10. Anne, congratulations on receiving recognition. I look forward to reading stories that you are putting up on wordpress… I myself appreciate travelers (not travelling) and I enjoy several of the photo and stories blogs – and of course, as you may realize from my own blog, I like diversity and various expressions of how fellow bloggers view life in these times.

    Thank you so much for recognizing my blog.

    Hugs; blessings;
    ~ Eric.


  11. Biswajit says:

    Congratulations! And thank you so much for nominating my blog.


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