For You, Daddy!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Christmas In July

Filed under: Blogging — by For you, Daddy! @ 4:30 am
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Nah, this has nothing to do with cleverly titled summer sales in North America nor is this about Christmassy activities at this time of year in the southern hemisphere. In this newsletter, I am (finally!) going to do what I was to have done this past December i.e. in my last newsletter of 2013. Back then, Mum went and usurped my plans. 😉

 

 

I want to thank you, my readers, for, well, reading my blog last year i.e. 2013. There must be many who don’t make it to the end of my classic long winding posts, and that’s okay. Diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks and all that.

 

 

In this post, I’m going to focus on you, the diff’rent streak o’ folks, who e-pampered me by Sharing pictures from your blogs with me to use here, and those of you who read my posts. Some of you left a mark in the form of a Like or a Comment. Then some of you got horribly reckless and signed up to Follow my posts.

 

 

The format of my acknowledgement will be as follows:

 

Name of your blog* (Name hyperlinked to your blog.)

The theme of your blog (Not all of you have one.)

Your blog URL (For those, like me, who like to see the address before you click on it.)

 

*With those of you who shared your images, your personal name will precede the name of your blog.

 

 

*dun dun dun*

It’s revenge time, people.

*rubbing my hands in gleeful anticipation*

I’m gonna e-pamper you right back! Ka-POW!

 

 

You Shared

 

Jessica

Vinyl Walls Decals

http://www.vinyl-wall-decals.com/

 

 

Fiona Hugosson-Miller

Lady Fi

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

http://ladyfi.wordpress.com/

 

 

Matty Byloos

http://www.mattybyloos.com/

 

 

Sekhar Chakrabarti

FLAGS and STAMPS

This blog is all about “Flags of the World” on Stamps & other Philatelic items

http://flagstamps.blogspot.in/

 

 

 

You Liked

 

Art en Motion

Handing you pieces of artistic wonder

http://artenmotion.com/

 

 

HOPPING ACROSS CULTURES

The World is just ……. Awesome!!

http://hoppingacrosscultures.wordpress.com/

 

 

usmanhashmi

Smile! You’re at the best Wordpres.com site ever

http://usmanhashmi.wordpress.com/

 

 

Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog

The Joy, Sorrow, Fear and Humor in Raising 5 Kids with Disabilities

http://5kidswdisabilities.com/

 

 

You’ve Been Hooked!

Observations from the trenches….

http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com/

 

 

A Clown On Fire

Because Every Day is F#%&ing* Magical.

http://clownonfire.wordpress.com/

*Sorry, Clown, but I just couldn’t type out the word.

 

 

Moolta

Do amazing challenges for amazing causes

https://www.moolta.com/

 

 

FLOWERSBLOOMS by “Elvie”

MY WORLD IS A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR! Paintings of my life’s journey, experiences, cherished memories, emotions, thought, ideas and other interesting stuffs.

http://flowersblooms-elvierose.blogspot.in/

 

 

Coffee, Camera & Kids – My Crazy Life

Food, Family, Life, Whatever takes my fancy. I am the original Mother, Beader and Coffee lover.

http://jenbeads.wordpress.com/

 

 

Șic și clasic – “Chic & Classic”

Luxury fine arts, handmade work, original design

http://sicsiclasic.wordpress.com/

 

 

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Food…cooking…eating….tools – What works, and what doesn’t!

http://rantingchef.com/

 

 

Kathryn Darvill

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” – Buddha

http://kathryndarvill.wordpress.com/

 

 

Shogun 360° Marketing

http://aaronchenonline.com/

 

 

WordsFallFromMyEyes

“Until this ghastly tale is told, this heart within me burns” (Coleridge)

http://wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com/

 

 

Dog Leader Mysteries

Saving Dogs’ Lives and Dog Lovers’ sanity

http://dogleadermysteries.com/

 

 

LEAF AND TWIG

WHERE OBSERVATION AND IMAGINATION MEET NATURE IN POETRY

http://leafandtwig.wordpress.com/

 

 

Work Less Live More

http://www.worklesslivemoretoday.com/

 

 

Brandye Dague

http://brandyedague.com/

 

 

MJ Monaghan

“It’s like taking a nap on that little rug when you were in kindergarten.”

http://www.mjmonaghan.com/

 

 

 

You  Commented

 

You’ve Been Hooked!  

Observations from the trenches….

http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com/

 

 

The Book of Terrible

Shining a Light on Mankind’s missteps…

http://thebookofterrible.wordpress.com/

 

 

FLOWERSBLOOMS by “Elvie”

MY WORLD IS A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR! Paintings of my life’s journey, experiences, cherished memories, emotions, thought, ideas and other interesting stuffs.

http://flowersblooms-elvierose.blogspot.in/

 

 

WordsFallFromMyEyes

“Until this ghastly tale is told, this heart within me burns” (Coleridge)

http://wordsfallfrommyeyes.wordpress.com/

 

 

The Ranting Chef

Food…cooking…eating….tools – What works, and what doesn’t!

http://rantingchef.wordpress.com

 

 

MJ Monaghan

“It’s like taking a nap on that little rug when you were in kindergarten.”

http://www.mjmonaghan.com/

 

 

misslisted

Every single story has a beginning at its end.

http://misslisted.com/

 

 

 

You Followed

 

ATTILA OVARI

A Blog about my life’s adventures

http://attilaovari.com/

 

 

The Real Facts

The Official Blog

http://team1million.wordpress.com/

 

 

A Clown On Fire

Because Every Day is F#%&ing* Magical.

http://clownonfire.wordpress.com/

*Sorry, Clown, but I just couldn’t type out the word.

 

 

ROHAN7THINGS

HAPPINESS IS YOUR BIRTHRIGHT

http://rohan7things.wordpress.com/

 

 

The Ranting Chef

Food…cooking…eating….tools – What works, and what doesn’t!

http://rantingchef.wordpress.com

 

 

Taking Back Earth

One Life At A Time

http://takingbackearth.com/

 

 

ArchangelTravel

This WordPress.com site is the bee’s knees

http://archangeltravel.org/

 

 

GLENN FOLKES

http://www.glennfolkes.com/

 

 

Shogun 360° Marketing

http://aaronchenonline.com/

 

 

JoshRhyne.com

http://joshrhyne.com/

 

 

Iaconis

http://www.drewiaconis.com/

 

 

JIMMY 2 HATS

http://jimmy2hats.com/

 

 

Tash Thomas

No website

 

 

Equatours

Home of Tailor-Made Travel below the Equator

http://equatours.me/

 

 

Julian Sherman

http://juliansherman.net/

 

 

Marissa Riback’s Blog

inspiration, motivation, empowering

http://marissariback.com/

 

 

Project Light to Life

A bucket list blog: exploring happiness, growth, and the world.

http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/

 

 

Gotta Find a Home

The plight of the homeless

http://gottafindahome.wordpress.com/

 

 

Tanner Hawryluk

Work Less. Live More

http://workwithtanner.com/

 

 

 

 

::   ::  ::   ::   ::  ::  ::  ::  ::     SUMMER OFF!   ::  ::  ::  ::  ::  ::   ::   ::   ::   ::

Upon weighing the pros and cons, I came to this conclusion easily and fairly quickly – I’m going to take the summer off; with my blog, I mean. My reasons are below.

 

 

I. I begin a 10 day (oral) Sanskrit class today, 1 July 2014. Why Sanskrit? Because:

 

 i. The course is affordable; in terms of the cost of the fees, the duration of the course, the timings of class and the location of the school.

 

ii. Learning a new language is supposedly good for my brain.

Learning a New Language at Any Age Helps the Brain

http://www.livescience.com/46048-learning-new-language-brain.html

 

iii. Sanskrit is completely alien to me. I’m looking forward to mouthing gibberish new sounds and annoying people I know. (So much fun! Hee hee!)

 

iv. Sanskrit is a “root” language. I like, um, digging around.

 

 

II. I begin (written and spoken) Portuguese classes in early August. This is a 6 month, fairly intensive course. Why Portuguese? Because:

 

i. The afore mentioned trying to be forever young by learning to speak in tongues. 😉

 

ii. There is a good enough number of Portuguese speaking people I know in my neighbourhood and at work. Good enough to help me use it and not lose it; the way I lost French and Arabic, and the way I smartly prevented losing Chinese … by jumping the slow boat ship after merely two classes. I’m clever like that. 😉

 

 

III. I will have guests from other states and other countries; no, not all at the same time. I’m clever, remember? My friends/relatives will be with Mum and me for a minimum of 10 days each over the next three months i.e. July, August, September. I know I will not get the solitude that enables me to think and write my posts. I also prefer to be with my guests as much as I can during the brief times that we will be together. I do not want to compromise my night sleep to sit here and write either.

 

 

So these are the three reasons, I will not post over the next three months.

 

 

Subscribers, you will still safely receive posts as usual when I resume.

 

 

Those of you who have RSSed me, I honestly wouldn’t take it amiss if you choose to knock my name off your RSS list. I have 25 sites that are visible right away in my list of Feeds. While I have removed about 3 sites or so to add new blogs that I found more appealing, I will not mind one bit if you do the same to my blog. I do what works best for me. Why should you be any different, yes?

 

 

I’m sorry? *sheepish grin* Yeah. I have, haven’t I? I’ve gone done made a post about ‘no posts’. Could I be more, um, me?

 

 

Hope you enjoy

your

summer up North

and

winter down South

as much as I’m going to

enjoy my time

with

loved ones from the North and South.

 

 

 

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Thank you, Opinionated Man and MuseBoxx, for signing up to follow my posts.

Thank you, storyshucker, for liking my last post.

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P.S.: Cheerful Monk adds a footnote to every post acknowledging those who comment on her previous post. She also links the commenters’ names back to their own blogs.

 I like both these practices of acknowledging the time and effort made to comment, and the free advertising! So I’m doing what I do well – being a copycat! 

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