Friday, August 26, 2011

The 7 x 7 Link Award

Hi everyone and firstly an apology for my absence last week - just too much to do and the blog simply didn't happen, so sorry to those who wait for their weekly dose of the roos!  The blog has won another award and I feel both proud and humble.  It's lovely to think you are thought of when these blog awards roll round cyberspace and I appreciate the thought very much.

Thanks to Jo of Chronicles of Illusions for the award.  Please go and say hello to my Aussie/NZ friend.

This award is fairly complex award and so it will occupy the space this week, but it gives me the chance to mention older posts that some of you newcomers won't have read and may be interested in. I first need to link you to seven previous posts:

1. Most Beautiful

In a very biased way I find any posting with an animal featured is beautiful, but if I have to chose one I'll go with the first part of Merrilyn's story.  Kangaroo Joey Arrives.  Long time readers know a bit more about Merrilyn, but this is where I decided to chronicle her life from the start.

2. Most Popular

Of recent times, (and it's really hard to call this one as readership grows) Gone in a Flash is the winner hands down. The Story of Merrilyn's overnight disappearance.

3. Most Controversial
Death after Sex caused a little controversy.  I certainly think it attracted people who wondered what they might find and the little antechinus has quite a story!

4. Most Helpful

I've had lots of thanks for my pumpkin soup recipe, which overcomes the problem of cutting through the tough skin of many pumpkins.  If you liked (like) this you might also like homemade mango ice cream.

5. Most Surprisingly Successful
Well many people find one snake off putting, let alone two - and two engrossed in fighting with each other! I used photos my father manged to capture quite a few years ago in the fighting snakes post.

6. Most Underrated.
Possibly because it was early on, but somehow this post didn't catch much attention and I find squirrel gliders simply irresistible!  Want to find out more - go to Not much bigger than a thumb!

7. Most Pride Worthy.
This was a tough one.  Awards are great and I often blog about things I'm proud of, but I settled on this post that I don't even recommend you visit now.  It had an oil leak meter on it showing how much damage the gulf oil spill was doing!  Oil continuing to spill took me away from here to another part of the world, but I think we need to speak up whenever our natural environment is threatened - after all we need it ourselves to survive!

So now to pass this award to 7 blogs!  I've decided to pass it to 7 blogs belonging to people who both follow me, and who also come over and leave comments regularly.  They each have unique blogs, but more than that, they are great human beings who have become, or are becoming my friends!  A welcome to some new followers too and be sure that I'll be over to follow you as long as your icon links me back to your blog!  So if you are looking for some new blogs to check out - here's the list!

Catbird Scout - some of the most beautiful writing you'll find around!

Whispering Pines - lovely family and lovely stories

The Untroubled Kingdom of Laila Knight - Go and share some of Laila's divine madness.

So You're A Writer - reasonably new but great writer's blog.

Shirley Wells - Dark Crimes, Deep Secrets, Powerful Stories.

Kiddothings - humorous stories of raising small children.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded - again funny stories, this time of raising teenage girls.

So enjoy!  Thanks again to Jo of Chronicles of Illusions for the award.  Back to kangaroo stories next week!

Now added this to Lovelinks #21 Go and take a peep and join the fun!


  1. You're just too sweet Cheryl! I'm truly honoured to accept this award from you. Thank you. It's been great reading about your beloved roos and learning a bit more about these wonderful animals. Thank you also for popping by my blog and leaving me your comment love. You've been a wonderful bloggy friend. I will try to read all of your posts here.
    Your pet cat is so lifelike and is super curious! It's stalking my every move! :)
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you so much for the award, Cheryl! I shall try to be worthy of it.

    I must catch up on your posts. I can understand why 'Gone in a Flash' was so popular. That story had me on the edge of my seat. (And I so love that picture.)

  3. How lovely! Thank you so much for thinking of me : )I want to come back later and read the squirrel glider one for sure. We once raised a flying squirrel and he was wonderful. But right at the moment I have to -Drive Someone somewhere! ; )

  4. Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

    The pictures are so amazing!!!! Found my new favourite blog!

    Lola x

  5. Thank you so much again, Cheryl. I loved your pictures. You truly live surrounded by speacial animals...your own paradise. I'll be sure to check out your fellow blogger buddies. :)

  6. I have had a fun morning checking out your links to previous posts. Over the weekend I shall tootle between the seven blogs you recommended. I loved rereading some, and reading some of those for the first time. :)

  7. Thank you so much, Cheryl! I'm so grateful to have been mentioned among the other, more experienced bloggers. You have no idea what this means to me. I really appreciate it. *hugs*

    I'll be sure to check the links to your older posts again. After all, I do need that weekly dose of 'roo now! ;)

    Thanks again!

  8. Thanks Cheryl! I don't even rate as a great's so family saturated! But I love your blog and I have learned so much about your part of our beautiful world, about roos and other species that I've only seen in zoos. Thanks for the entertainment, the education and the award! You're the best!

  9. Congratulations on your award :)

  10. You know, I got so excited getting the award from you I forgot to congratulate you on receiving Congrats on the award and the previous ones you've received too. You're one popular kangaroo lady!!

  11. Congrats on your award! I never read the squirril glider one so thanks for the link to it. Don't like the look of the snake one *shudder* I popped over here to let you know that I have launched a fab giveaway on my blog:

  12. Thanks lovely people. So thrilled you come and visit and enjoy these beautiful creatures.

  13. Thank you so much Cheryl for the kind mention, and for including me in such great company. Your blog has been one of my favorites for a long time, so I'm doubly thrilled to see you get this recognition.


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