Hi guys! So I have decided to start a new series. The title is inspired by Barney from How I Met Your Mother.
The idea has been in my head in a while, to talk about the online friends I have made and can’t wait to talk to. This has been kickstarted by Cheila’s Perfect Party series as well.
So basically, I want to introduce you guys to some awesome people, my favourite blogging friends! I made a list of everyone I wanted to talk about and I came up with 40. So this will be a loooong series. I’m thinking of doing it as a bonus post for the weekends. So now, you’ll hear from me at least two times a day for every day of the week, forever 😀
To kick things off, Haaaaaaaaave you met Dippy Dotty Girl?
Her real name is Arundhati, but to us in the blogging world, she is known as the wonderful Dippy Dotty girl (Or Cathy, according to Cheila).
born and raised born in Salalah, Oman, but moved to India, and then England. I believe she has a brother. She is 36, according to her about me page (which I just read today, shame on me). She has always been a writer, but some years back, she and her husband/partner in crime Adi, moved to Northampton. But very very recently, they have made the move to the Big Apple. New York! Sidenote, could someone tell me why it’s called the Big Apple?
She blogs about her wonderful travels, breaks, holidays and hikes.
She has an amazing way with words (must be all that literature she inhales, and the fact she used to work as a writer), and rambles about thoughts, memories, stories and then seemlessly takes us into her latest travel adventure.
Here is a snippet from her about page talking about her love of travel:
When I travel, I do it for the sake of ‘not being a frog in a well’. It is quite easy to slip into a corner of the world and not know anything about how the other part of the world lives. I cannot bear the thought of such an existence because I do not not want to know this wonderful world, its people, their cultures, their food and languages, their many quirks and beers. To keep moving is the great affair of my life and this travelling diary of mine is a record of these precious memories that shall make me smile when I am 80 and you, hopefully, now.
Along with these stories she tells, she shares amazing pictures of these places, from the views she sees, to the paths she walks, the selfies she takes, the animals she comes across, and the food she eats.
Here are some of my favourites:
I wanted to share some of my favourite posts of her. To be honest, there’s so many, that I was having trouble narrowing them down. I love travel blogs, and hers is one of the best out there. I’ve also been following her for months, and she has been blogging for even longer, so I’ve done my best to narrow them down to five.
- Sandwiching Two Awards with Love and Nutella
- Elvis Legs: Boscastle to Tintagel
- Sea Salts and Sail in Mousehole (the name place keeps giving me the giggles)
- Into a Norwegian Artist’s Retreat
- The Manhattan Story
That’s not five is it. Ah well. Almost.
She is also on Instagram under @arundhatibasu80, where she shares even more amazing pictures.
On top of this incredible travel blog that she has, she is also a supportive, lovely person in both real life (I assume), as well as in this blogging community. She will leave you the best comments in her typical writing fashion, and I always get excited when I see her show up in my reader or notifications. She has been following me and supporting me since my Peru adventures post waaaaaaay back in early/mid March. She is one of my favourite blogging friends, and I’m sure you all already know her. If you don’t, well now you have many reasons to go check her out 🙂
Arundhati, you are amazing. You and Adi keep travelling, exploring and living life to it’s fullest, I can’t wait to see where life will take you next 🙂
I will be doing another Have You Met tomorrow. Ten points to those who can guess who it is 😛