Zero to Hero Day 24 – Bringing in the Flock (Roundup)


Oh boy, knew there would be a catch with this blogging thing.  Now they want me to pick a few of the great moments/blogs/posts that I have read for our assignment for Day 24.  ARE THEY SERIOUS?  (Yes, this is a shouting matter.)  I can’t pick and choose from all the fantastic blogs/people behind the blogs, that I like, the great posts, the writing, the stories, the photos, the laughs – oh, the laughs.  Why would I even want to try, because I know that I will certainly forget someone and that will lead to unhappiness, and this blog is about being happy, so that is my rationale behind NOT doing a roundup.

ALSO, “Roundup” is actually a weedkiller here, so basically you, dear Melissa W, are asking me to kill what I love!

Roundup also has connotations of bringing in the flock so that they can be

A: sent off to market,

b: branded, tagged, dipped, de-testiculated (if they are male – ouch), hoof trimmed, inoculated, and any other not-so-nice thing we might wish to do once we have got them where we want them,

c: parents separated from off-spring (so either said parent or off=spring can have the aforesaid A: thing done to them).

So, in general, “roundup” is not a thing I’m wishing to inflict upon my blogger friends.

These are my excuses, and I proffer them in good faith, take them as you will.

Okay, okay, I will limit myself to just a few, but I’m not “rounding them up” you understand!  OK! – roundup bad – liking good.

(Gosh this is hard)

Um, she put me LAST on her list, so I’m putting her FIRST (seems fair to me).  If you to know who makes me laugh, have a look here for Nikky who hooked me from the first blog post that I read.  Why?, because she was funny and her last paragraph grabbed me round my marshmallow emotions and tried to strangle me.  After that, of course, I discovered she was completely wacko, but I LOVE IT.  Now I’m pretty sure that she is my “second head”, the one all Taswegians are supposed to have.  How she ever got over to Gibraltar I do not know, but someday I may have to go and find her and bring her home to my green valley.

Kaz, for being a fellow Aussie and for her amazing photography.  Also she gave me the recipe for this fabulous cocktail.  But most recently, for going the extra mile and finding the lyrics to a video post she put up, when I commented that I couldn’t hear what he was saying.  What more could you ask?

Christin, whose blog title and tagline says it all.  How could I not follow, after I read the first post I found of hers?

Hacker, Ninja, Hooker, Spy.  If you haven’t found it yet, go there!  I read in morbid fascination, and laugh with insane disbelief, about all the things that happen to this girl.

The Chocolate Teapot, for he humour and her great drawings, especially Steve the Unicorn.

Kat at Dandelion Fuzz, for being brave enough to share her journey, and her incredible love for her family.

Charity for this great post

Hugh for his admission that dyslexia is his monster (my Husband was slightly dyslexic), and this video post.

All my fellow 101bloggers …

(see this is why I didn’t want to do this, I’m following 43 blogs at the moment, and really it should be more but I just don’t have the time)

… that are determined to “give it a go”, all the people who have liked, and commented on my posts, or even just looked and went away and maybe thought, or didn’t, about what they had seen.

Consider this NOT a round up, just the tip of the iceberg, there is more, sooooo much more, waiting under the surface.

Zero to Hero – Day 11: Chatting over the fence with the neighbours

The assignment from Blogging101 for Day 11 is to get to know our neighbours.  So, off to peruse comments, posts and blogs for something to pique my interest, and here is what I found.

A post on the blog Antigua A la Carte, the post was by-the-light-of-the-blood-red-moon

A post on the blog Everchanging, the post was 18/365

A post on the blog Handmade Australia Blog, the post was handmade blogging hints and tips

A post on the blog Broken Light Collective, the post was Freedom from mental illness