It's been an eventful year, and I thought the last day of the year should be a time for collating the year that was, here at The Keybunch!
The year started with Lakshmi's beautiful Photo Calendar
with breathtaking shots to take us through our days of 2014.
January also saw one of our most popular home tours - Komala Krishna's lovely Chettinad-style apartment
brought with it a special event for me and the blog. I attended my first-ever blogging conference Win14
, a lovely event with accomplished key-note speakers, my first meeting with BlogAdda's fab team particularly Harish and Ankita, and of course meeting old friends like Sunita Mohan and this is where I forged new friendships. In February, I also posted a Valentine's message
that I spoke from my heart, but the surprise was not this heart-surprise cake that I featured alongside the post, but the numerous emails that I got, telling me that the post touched them deeply, and was a very meaningful one!
I am still in love with the gorgeous hot pink-orange color combination
that I talked about in February
. Here's a shot that singer Remo Fernandes was kind enough to share with The Keybunch, featuring this lovely combination in the backdrop of his son Noah's wedding.
In April, I took the month off to go back to my hometown and spend time on my pet project - looking at, clicking pics and meeting the residents of beautiful old Mangalorean homes.
I also took part in a collaborative fiction contest
with 8 other bloggers, and our team rocked! We stormed the leaderboard through the first 2 rounds, made it to the top 5 of the contest in round 3, and are now awaiting the final announcements with bated breaths! Wish us luck!
Finally, in December, the blog wore a festive look, and there were lots of Christmas-related posts including my plea to help do your bit to put an end to hunger among India's school kids
, my Christmas Cake Recipe
and Pallavi Rao's decked-up Christmas home.On a sad note, I take time out to remember the kids of Peshawar - the ones who perished, and the ones who survived!
Hasn't it been exciting? I certainly enjoyed bringing you all these stories and posts. What would you like to see on this blog in 2015? Email me and thank you everyone for the love, and the wonderful year you gave me by being a part of this blog!
Happy New Year 2015!