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
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
fighting snakes post.
6. Most Underrated.
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!