Image via WikipediaAyak of Ayak's Turkish Delight sent this over to me.....and while it will be pleasant to resurrect some blog posts - thank goodness she didn't plump for French Leave...I'd be here to Doomsday - I started to put my ears back in fright when I saw the first category....'My Most Beautiful Post'.
I don't do 'beautiful'....I do 'ghosties and ghoulies and long leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night', I do 'miffed', I can ghast flabber to a nicety....but beautiful .....no.
However, onward and upward. Ours not to reason why...
One has to be nominated by another Blogger....thank you Ayak, I'll be speaking to you later....
Then one publishes seven links, one for each category...
Then one drops five more bloggers in it...
My most beautiful post.
Why don't I do beautiful...in the sense of deeply meant, moving or heartfelt?
I am of a reticent generation when it comes to emotion.....I might and do feel it, but it's written expression does not come naturally to me.
As I think I commented on one of Pueblo girl's posts, I use words to cauterise emotion.
So I'm offering Round the Garden in this section, with some photographs of flowers in the area round the house.
Well...they're beautiful, aren't they?
My most popular post.
Like Ayak I was a bit bemused here by views, comments and whatnots. While Shark attacks again came out on top on the stats, I know that a lot of this was because of the publicity Ayak kindly gave it in welfare circles...and I think it belongs in another category anyway....so Law South of the Pecos it is.
My most controversial post.
Please Adjust your dress before Leaving didn't make any waves on the net...but it certainly upset a few American expats in Costa Rica!
My most helpful post.
Coming to Costa rica...or getting away from France. When it's time to go it's time to go....and I wish people wouldn't be constrained by worrying about what other people might think or make of their decision.
A post whose success surprises me.
Alistair Cook and the Whore of Babylon.....the sheer kindness of people commenting on the Stylish Blogger award amazed me...and, with current news in mind, how apt to be thinking of The News of The World again....!
A post which I feel did not get the attention it deserved.
None of my posts deserves attention....I write for my own pleasure.
There is, of course, the one that Blogger swallowed and has not regurgitated which featured visions of The Neighbour nattily clad in crisp white hat with a curly brim and loincloth, swinging through the trees to cut off the neighbourhood's telephone lines yodelling
'Me Tarzan, you stuffed!'
But thanks to Blogger you'll never see it!
The post I'm most proud of.
Shark Attack. I know sharks are not the most endearing of creatures...but no living thing should be treated like this...and thanks again to Ayak for putting out the word.
Now, five bloggers who can offer plenty of the goods in all of the above categories.....but only if they have the time and inclination...no group pressure here.
Pueblo girl.....I have a long memory, my friend....
Pacificmelody's Blog......for all the things I can't say and do...
Blogitandscarper.....he's a lot more than EEEEEOOOWWW....
Sophie's Words...which might be new to you....
And the glorious HATTATT...which will need no words of explanation once you take a look.