Wednesday, December 12, 2012

May the road rise with you this Christmas

Photo from here.

No, really, it’s not. Instead, it’s a quick thankyou note to some lovely bloggers who’ve linked me in Christmas linky thingamajigs and the Sunshine Award.

I love that these wonderful, kind bloggers have linked to me – what a lovely Christmas surprise!
I adore each of you, and thank you so much for involving me in your linkies. Go check these ladies out.

The idea of these link games is to ask questions, answer them for yourself and then tag people to then do the same, in a big, fun chain-letter-blog-dance that could, frankly, go on a for about a decade. Terrific for driving traffic to your blog and maybe picking up some extra readers.

Here are my answers from these linkies for those who are curious**:
  1. What would I do with a million dollars? Pay off my home loan, sell the house and buy somewhere near some really good coffee. Give some to the RSPCA.
  2. Favourite Time of the Year? Bedtime. No, actually it’s Christmas. Bedtime. At Christmas.
  3. Favourite Festive movie? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?
    Image from here. 
  4. What is your Passion? It changes daily. So ask me tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day... good luck keeping up with that one.
  5. Favourite Colour? Purple.
  6. Favourite time of the Day? See No 2 above.
  7. Favourite Flower? One that doesn’t have wild crazy plant sex every Spring and make me want to gouge my eyes out with a weeding fork.
  8. Favourite Non-Alcoholic Beverage? What are these non-alcoholic beverages of which you speak?
  9. Favourite Physical Activity? Seriously? Do you not know the frog at all?
  10. Favourite Vacation? Anywhere that includes warm weather, a pool and cocktails. Lots and lots of cocktails...

At this point I’m supposed to link to a handful of other bloggers that I admire. The bad news is, I’m not going to carry on the link. I admire many, many fabulous bloggers but I don't want to add to the business of this insane season by linking to them and obliging them to continue the chain. So yes, I am the Grinch who stole the linky.

The good news is that I want to wish everyone some peace and rest in this fuckpants crazy time of year. I hope you all survive it without too many valium-laced eggnogs.

May all your Christmas lights illuminate first try.

Image from here.

May all your trees be squirrel-free. (At this point I’d also like to add possum-free but that’s the next blog post)

Image from here.

May the road rise with you this
Christmas Season

Image from here.

*“The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: “Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favourite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!”

** Probably just those three ladies I mentioned above.


  1. Right back at ya sister! I'm a purple girl too..have purple in my hair just for Christmas!

  2. Bahaha! Awesome is who awesome hangs with lol

    Merry Christmas lovely! xxx

    1. Ha! Good saying. Merry Christmas to you too chicky babe! xxx

  3. I cannot believe you like / watch those National Lampoon movies. Hmmm... will still talk to you though!

    1. To be honest it's the only one I like. But I like it A LOT! xxx

  4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, one of my most favourite movies! Love it! When I grow up I want to decorate a house with as many lights as the Griswalds!

  5. Hilarious. But I agree with Deb above, don't get the National Lampoon movie thing. I'm so not into slapstick.

    You have a happy Christmas too. V.

  6. I wrote this whole witty reply here and my wordpresss account ate it's in the ether never to be seen again....Oh well Merry Christmas and Good Luck to your family.

    1. Thanks Jackie. If I see your post I'll laugh dutifully and send it on its way ;-) xxxx

  7. Purple is my favourite colour too. Apparently it is the colour of good judgment being a mix of fiery red and calm blue. But in Qld please don't wish the road to rise - the bitumen is bloody hot

    1. Hi M. It's also the colour of intuition and spirituality, apparently. Go figure!