My place in the sun

Back from the world of high-street botox, designer dogs and leapord-print everything that is Cannes, I am basking in a warm glow that is a fabulous sun tan. But until recently, I was more likely to carry a Victorian parasol in the sun for fear of catching colour than bake on a beach for hours [...]

Back from the world of high-street botox, designer dogs and leapord-print everything that is Cannes, I am basking in a warm glow that is a fabulous sun tan.

But until recently, I was more likely to carry a Victorian parasol in the sun for fear of catching colour than bake on a beach for hours a day.

I blame my grandmothers. When I was growing up in India, they considered a sun tan to be the third vice, after alcohol and cigarettes, exclaiming after my Goan holiday: “Look how dark you are. Who will marry you??”

Not like this was ever going to put me off tanning for long (or anything else for that matter).

But two generations later, my sister greets me at home yesterday with: “Oh my God, look how dark you are. Use yogurt and lemon juice right now!”

Scary, that. It would both cool and bleach my skin right back to normal. But I’m not sure I want to steep myself in a chicken tikka marinade just yet…

Actually, I was already basking in a warm glow when I left for Cannes.

Despite missing every single food blog event, posting intermittently and blogging only when time permits, I have been deemed worthy of not one but two blog awards! A real honour if I can spot one!

thoughtful-blogger-award-2.jpgSo I am now a thoughtful blogger thanks to Sandeepa of Bong Mom’s Cookbook.

931071493_0f5480a680_o.jpgAnd then I got a Rockin’ Girl Blogger award from Sra of When My Soup Came Alive.

Thanks ladies. It certainly makes it all the more worthwhile. As do all the lovely comments, sometimes fraught, about this, that and the other in recipes.

I’ll be back to blogging about food tomorrow. But here are my nominations for the awards:

Meena of Hooked on Heat, Sam of Becks & Posh, Nandita of Saffron Trail and Michelle of The Maltese Bacon are my Rockin’ Girl Bloggers.

Kathryn of Limes and Lycopene, Coffee of The Spice Cafe, Bee of Jugalbandi and Wendy at A Wee Bit of Cooking are my Thoughtful bloggers. 

I could nominate Asha of Foodie’s Hope for both, but then she has already received the award 100 times over as she well deserves it.

And a special mention for Mangs, who diligently tries almost all the vegetarian recipes on this site and is on the verge of pissing off her Halal Indian cornershop with her queries. Hang in there buddy…

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