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The Versatile Blogger Award

What a wonderful day for me. I was awarded The Versatile Blogger Award by Lisa from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish.

Thank you dear Lisa, this is so nice of you and I really do appreciate receiving this. BUT the really nice thing is that now that I have received this, I need to pass the award on to 15 pages of my choice 🙂



The Rules of this Award Are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you
the award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Send it along to 15
other Bloggers and let them know you have awarded them!



Mmmmmmmm, let me think, 7 things about me….


1. I was born in a very small town in South Africa and I’m an only child.

2. I was a very good athlete with my main events being the 100m, 200m, long jump and high jump.

3. My husbands brother was my neighbour for 2 years and the reason the two of us met.

4. I am writing my own cookbook and hope to have it published the end of next year.

5. Another passion of mine is photography.

6. I love reading mystery novels and scary movies.

7. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000 and have been living with this very debilitating illness since then.

But I am very blessed to be “extremely healthy” and I do not let this invisible monster get me down. I have a

wonderful husband, family and friends that make it worthwhile to fight the MS with everything in me. And besides….there are so many things to bake and cook and so little time to be sick :D.


Have a wonderful week Foodie friends and most of all….have a wonderful life!!!!


The 15 pages I would like to give the award to are:


Moore or Less Cooking


Santi’s Kitchen

Living the Blue Collar Way

Food College, PA


Carla’s Kitchen Confessions

Paper Plates and China

Mary B’s Sweet Bites

Yumbo McGillicutty

The Witch’s Kitchen

Comfortably Domestic

The Black Peppercorn

Serious Food for the Soul

Miss Vittles Catering





About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

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