A Delighted Return πŸŽ‰

Hi there! I’M BACK! πŸ™‚πŸŽ‰

Yes, I know – I haven’t posted for 1 week.

Yes, I know – I may have promised that my blogging schedule will change a bit this month…but I never said that I’ll go cold turkey for 7 whole days. I never intended for this to happen though…

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Before you criticize me…why not hear my side of the story first?

No one ever warned me that my second week of the new year would be jam-packed with stress, studying, cramming, sleeping only 5 to 6 hours, stomach aches, and basically having to deal with 8 IGCSE exams. Ok – I think you get the picture – it was a hectic & tiring week. Image result for too much gif

So now you get why I haven’t been able to squeeze in even 1 post even though my hands were itching to & I always felt the constant urge to break free & blog. The best I could do was to read some posts, like, comment & reply back to comments as well as a bit of Tumblr reblogging –Β  which usually happend while I was on the school bus at 8am every morning. Did I mention that I hate waking up early?

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As for my exams…well don’t get me started. Some were really good & easy, while others were kind of moderate (ahem ahem – pointing at you Mr. Chemistry). The good news is that I’m done with all my major mid-year exams!Β  I still have 3 more next Sunday & Monday – but tbh I can deal with those.
Subjects I blame myself for taking in IGCSE’s: Pretty much everything. Enough said.
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Anyway…enough of this sad-talk. I’m not here to complain. I’ here to create interesting, positive & inspiring content! πŸ™‚
My week hasn’t been all that bad though. On a much happier note, a delighting incident happened on Tuesday 17th January! I haven’t mention this before (because of no exact reason), but last October (2016) I actually did my real cambridge IGCSE English As A Second Language Exam. I studied, prepared, practiced, asked my teacher to mark things I wrote, and worked my butt hard for it. When I sat my 2 exams – 1 listening as well as 1 writing & reading – I’m happy to say that I faced no struggle & that I was completely confident in my answers. The long & short of this story is that the results came out last Tuesday & this was my result:-
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I’m so happy, delighted, joyful, enthusiastic, glad, pleased, proud & all the positive words you can probably think of! You might be saying “So what? It’s just english – whoopdeedoo.” But still don’t deny it…it counts as a subject & I achieved something truly great! I’ve actually signed up for the English As A First Language Exam next May & I hope that the result would be the same since I’m actually pretty good at English.
My Mum was so happy & proud – she kept screaming, congratulating, huging & kissing me a lot! Did I ever mention that it’s one of the best feelings in the world when you’ve succeeded at something you worked hard for as well as satisfying your mum? ❀️
Basically that was the highlight of my week! πŸ™‚
Moreover – wait what? Did writing all these formal essays this week rub off onto my blogging style? >facepalm<
Over the week, I got tagged & awarded for various things & I thought my return post could be about something fun & entertaining!
The Mystery Blogger Award



  • Display Award Logo On Blog
  • List The Rules
  • Mention Creator Of Award & Provide A Link
  • Thank The Blogger(s) Who Nominated You & Provide A Link
  • Say 3 Things About Yourself
  • Nominate From 10 To 20 Bloggers
  • Notify Nominated Bloggers By Leaving A Comment On Their Blog
  • Answer 5 Questions From Nominee
  • Write 5 Questions For Your Nominees
  • Share Your Best Post
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This award was created by Okoto Enigma to give unseen bloggers a chance to show yourself a world.
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Thankyou so much to Evelynn & Nathalia , BridieAshby, Aqsa Rahim, and Owl With Mind for nominating me! It is a pleasure & both of you are inspirational bloggers who have great & interesting blogs! -Beloved Reader Please Go & Check Out Their Blogs, You Won’t Regret It!Β  –
3 things about me:-
1. I’ve never tired sushi before & I don’t really favour the idea of it.
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2. I don’t have any pets.
3. I’m not the biggest fan of makeup – it’s usually just some moisturizer, blusher, lip balm/lip gloss/ lipstick & maybe mascara or eyeshadow sometimes.
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Every single blog I’ve nominated above is unique & creative in its own way – you are all AWESOME! Keep It Up & Never Dout Yourself! 😍
I will leave comments on each blog soon – Promise! πŸ™‚
Which person is more like you: Belle (Beauty and the beast), Poppy (Trolls) or Hermione (Harry Potter)?
Belle from Beauty & The Beast
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Where is your favorite place for thinking?
In Bed Or In The Car
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What do you hate the most?
Speed bumps, paper cuts, traffic jams, too much adverts to the point that you forget what you’re watching, cramming the night before a test, annoying people, girls that are too full of themselves, and being sick.
Do you sometimes look animals and plants around you and think: β€œDo they got brains? Do they think?”
Well, yeah, I sometimes do so. I know they have thoughts of their own, a mind of their own, a language of their own – simply a wrold of their own. But at times I can be like “I wonder what that bird is saying to the other bird…”
What is your favorite thing to talk about with anyone?
That’s easy. Anything to do with fun & entertainment really. Things I read on social media, gossip, TV shows, movies, songs, shopping, food, models & actors, how I hate my school teachers, or incidents that happened!
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^Me When I Don’t Know What To Say^
Which place would you like to visit before you die?
Hmm…I don’t mind really. Somewhere in Europe, America, Australia, England – any place that I haven’t been to would be great! πŸ™‚
What’s your current obsession?
Blogging, Instagram, Tumblr
What’s your weirdest dream so far?
I don’t really remember my dreams to be honest – so I literally have no idea.
If given a chance then which Disney character would you like to be and why?
A Disney Princess of course – Cindrella or Snow White – they’re my favs since forever!
If you could be invisible for a whole day then what all would you do??
Play tricks on people I hate, do whatever I want all day, sneak up behind my classmates & hear what they’re gossiping about or what they say about me, go to the movies w/o having to pay for a movie ticket, get on an Aeroplane seat to anywhere then I’d cough up the price for the trip going back home, steal tests & mark schemes to ace my exams. *sly grin* I probably wouldn’t, but it’d be nice – can’t deny that. We promised though: Hard Work = Success πŸ˜‰
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1. What is 1 question you hate to answer?
2. Are you usually late, early or right on time?
3. What are the top 3 apps you use on your phone?
4. If you could be any age in a week, what age would it be and why?
5. What’s the worst punishment you had as a child?
Extra Hard Bonus Question: Nutella Or French Fries?
The 2016/2017 Tag
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1. Mention Creator of tag
2. Use the image in the article
3. Mention blogger(s) who have chosen you
4. Answer the questions
5. Tag 9 other bloggers & let them know
Huge thanks to David for creating this awesome tag!
Thankyou to Shania, Evelynn C, Jazzy Blog, and soobxblog for choosing me to do this tag! You are all remarkable & incredible bloggers – so thanks for letting me join in the fun! πŸ™‚
1.Describe your 2016 in 3 words
Unexpected, Exciting, Tiring
(there were good times, “I didn’t see this coming” times, sad/bad times & exhausting times)
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2. Write the name of 2 people that haveΒ characterized your 2016.
My Mum. She is the most inspiring, wonderful, kind, caring, pretty, affectionate, appreciating, understanding, wise, quick-witted, loving, helpful, stunning person in my life. NO ONE can ever replace her. She. Is. Perfection.
I actually don’t have a 2nd person in mind…..
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3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.
Barcelona! It’s beautiful! Everythign is so great – from the food to the shops to the people to the streets!
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4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.
I can’t decide. That’s simply my answer. I enjoy almost everything I eat – especially my Mum’s cooking which is so mouth-watering! πŸ™ˆ
5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016?
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If we’re talking about like special events…then there were loads! Acing my term 1 & term 2 ministry exams, my birthday, Mum’s birthday, Ramadan, Eid, Travelling to Sharm in July, Travelling to BCN in August, Shopping trips, going to the movies, entering Yr10, creating my blog……
6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you wantΒ to link a photo.
Ahem – Are you seriously asking this question? I’m a shopaholic, remember? I could go on for ages…
Just for the sake of it, I’ll list some of the items – Pandora Bracelet & Charm, White Nike Air Shoes, Roxy Teal Hoodie, Bershka Black Jeans, C&A hoodie & dark blue jeans, Lefties black coat, Guess Black Sweatshirt With Embroidery, Ralph Lauren Pullover, Desigual Bermuda Jeans, Roxy Backpack & Pencil Case….AND I think that would be enough for now.
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7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.
1. To listen & do what my parents tell me & advise me.
2. To work & study really hard to get 8A*s in my IGCSE’s next May.
3. To do more of what makes me happy!
8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.
There are many things on my “To Travel To List” -New York, Canada, London, Anywhere in Europe (Germany, France, Amsterdam, Italy)
9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.
Anything Delicious!
Bloggers I Tag:
Doni W
Again, I will comment as soon as I’m done with this post & free! πŸ™‚
One Lovely Blogger Award
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1. Thank the person who nominated you & provide a link to their blog.
2. Post about the award.
3. Share 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate bloggers
5. Tell your readers good news!
Thankyou so much to Rainbow Girl (JoT)Β for nominating me to do this great award! Your blog is amazing!Β  πŸ™‚
1. My Fav Emoji is the ❀️ closely followed by 😊, πŸ˜‚, πŸ™ˆ
2. I prefer red-sauced (tomato) pasta to creamy white-sauced pasta.
3. My laptop & phone are purely Apple Devices.
4. I like to sleep a lot…..
5. I can lose focus & get bored very easily.
6. The 5 apps I mostly use are: WhatsApp, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, WordPress
7. My birthday is on the International Day Of Happiness πŸ™‚
NOMINATIONS: I think we should refer to the nominations in the Mystery Blogger Award! πŸ˜‰
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GOOD NEWS: I told you already before starting the awards & tags!Β  πŸ™‚
I was nominated by the beautiful Anna to do this fun & enjoyable tag! Thankyou! Check out her blog – It’s what I’d call the nearest thing to perfection! 😍
A – Awesome
B -Brilliant
C – Clever
D – Delighted
E – Excellent
F – Fabulous
G – Great
H – Happy
I – Interesting
J – Jokey
K – Kind
L – Loving
M – Magestic
N – Nice
O – Optimistic
P – Perfect
Q – Quirky
R – Remarkable
S – Stunning
T – Terrific
U – Unique
V – Vivid
W – Wondeful
X – Xtraordinary? Does it count? πŸ˜‚
Y – Yummy
Z – ? I have no idea.
I’m Tagging: Everyone & Anyone I mention above in either the Mystery Blogger award, One Lovely Blog Award and/or the 2016/2017 tag! πŸ™‚
That is all for now! I hope you enjoyed reading this post! I’m so happy that I’m back to blogging – finally! πŸ™‚
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You might be sad that I’m going now, but I absolutely have to. Je voudrais Γ©tudier le franΓ§ais – meaning that I have to study french. Why? Because I have a reading & writing exam next week! So, I better get going…
Comment any thoughts, ideas or absolutely anything you want!
Au Revoir Pour Maintenant!
Smiling Dreamer

66 thoughts on “A Delighted Return πŸŽ‰

      1. Jothish Joseph says:

        Feels great. I don’t know how to be thankful. It’s definitely a feeling beyond words. I think it’s easier to propose a girl I love than thank you for considering me worth this nomination! My new year has definitely started on a high!

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  1. Tamara Hoerner says:

    HEY! Glad you’re back! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NOMINATIONS!!! This was a great post…fun to read. THANK YOU for the nominations! Means so much to me. I have some schoolwork of my own to finish up, then I’ll do the awards. Probably Monday! Thanks again!!!

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