I have really enjoyed participating in the A to Z April Blogging Challenge this year. Views on my blog have been good and I have had some lovely comments. The best thing about the challenge though was finding some wonderful new bloggers.
I have listed a few of my favourites. (In no particular order)
Abbie’s Adventure Diaries – Abbie’s A – Z theme was things she had learnt by the time she was 30. Knocking on 40’s door (nearly) I was curious to know if they were similar things to what I had learnt. Quite a lot of them were.
Milly’s Guide – Milly’s Guide for the A- Z was centred around Mental Health. I have had Mental Health issues in the past and over the past few months due to some personal struggles they have been trying to resurface. Reading this blog has helped me identify some warning signs and has made me re-think certain strategies before they get any worse.
Natalie Westgate – Natalie’s A – Z theme was A Secret Diary of A Serial Killer. This was great I loved getting a new chapter everyday. If you have not read it yet, you should. Go there now… Hang on read this first, then go!
Dorky Mom Doodles – This was a lovely little gem. Kids are so funny and the doodles that go with the posts are delightful.
Unfortunately I don’t have time to mention all the other wonderful blogs I discovered. I especially liked one who I cannot find now who put pictures of various hot men for every letter.
Linky List – Yes or No
I did miss the Linky List this year. Due to being in pain during the last week (I lost a filling/crown mentioned in previous posts so won’t bore you again) I did not link my posts on any other social media or the A to Z blogs as I had scheduled my posts. Inevitably this led to the amount of views on these posts being significantly few. I also noticed that I only had 3 referrals from the A to Z website yet loads through the WordPress version and WordPress in general.
However, even though views on my blog are nice, it was harder to find blogs. I managed to visit at least 6 new ones plus the ones I decided to follow everyday. I used to like going through the list and knowing where I was. There were a lot of occasions when I clicked on the same blogs over and over again, not by choice. I understand the list is a lot of work for the moderators, but I did miss it.
Overall I really enjoyed participating in the A to Z Challenge 2017. Looking forward to next year.
Z I G G Y T H E V U L T U R E
Ziggy is one of four vultures who appear in the animated tale of The Jungle Book. The other three vultures are called Buzzie, Flaps and Dizzy. Together they appear to parody The Beatles. I read somewhere that The Beatles were meant to voice the vultures but due to other commitments they were unable to attend the recording. I have no idea how true that is? But it would be nice if it was.
I love the vultures in the cartoon. When I was younger we used to have a show every school holidays called Disney Time. Back then we had very little in the way of Disney Home video and at the time where I lived lacked a decent cinema. Due to this classics such as The Jungle Book were not seen by children of my generation. That was why Disney Time was so popular, we got to see small sections of all these classic Disney movies we never got to watch.
One of the clips I remember loving was that of the vultures. I remember watching them tease Mowgli and loving the way moved. They move as though they are shrugging their shoulders all the time and sort of bounce. They also sing a song called “that’s what friends are for”.
I hope you have enjoyed my pictures over the A to Z Challenge. Some have been more successful than others. Thank you all for visiting, liking and all the lovely comments.
Back to normal blogging now…
X – C A L I B U R
Okay I cheated – I know it is spelt Excalibur but there are no Disney Characters that begin with X. I have searched and searched nothing.
Excalibur is the mythical sword that appears in The Sword in The Stone. Legend stated that whoever was able to draw the sword out of the stone would become the next King of England. In the legend the sword drawer was of course Arthur. In Disney’s version Arthur is a young orphan who is known by his carers as Wart.
Wart is befriended by Merlin after stumbling across his cabin in the woods. Merlin has a pet owl called Archimedes who talks like a human. Archimedes also teaches Wart to fly.
I apologise for my drawing today. Only there was not a lot to go on. See you tomorrow for Y…
V I O L E T P A R R
Violet is the eldest child and only daughter of Bob and Helen Parr or as they are better known Mr Incredible and Elastigirl. Violet appears with her parents and her two brothers, Dash and Jack-Jack in the animated super-hero caper The Incredibles.
When Violet is first introduced in the movie she has a few self esteem issues. She is shy, withdrawn and socially awkward. She prefers to hide behind her long hair. (The picture I have drawn is how I imagine her profile picture to look on social media.) Her personality appears to be reflected in her super powers. Violet has the power to turn herself invisible at will and also create a force field. Once she discovers her super powers and becomes part of the Incredibles Team, Violet’s confidence grows.
I suppose you could relate this to real life, once you know what your super power is, that thing your good at, your confidence grows. You become less of a shrinking violet and come out in full bloom.
If I could have one super power I would choose invisibility, though sometimes I believe I already have it.
I hope you like today’s drawing, see you tomorrow for W…
T I N Y T H E T – R E X
Tiny is a Tyrannosaurus Rex who appears in Meet The Robinson’s. Tiny was briefly under the control of the Bowler Hat guy’s, Mini Doris but then he became a pet to the Robinsons.
“I have a big head and little arms. I’m just not sure how well this plan was thought through.”
Tiny may be one of the biggest reptiles on the planet but once he is not under the control of Mini Doris, he behaves like a puppy.
I decided to show you the picture I copied to get Tiny. It is not exactly the same I’m having a bit of trouble concentrating due to my mouth. I still have a hole where the crown was and it is getting sorer every day.
I hope you like my picture today. See you tomorrow for U …
S E R G E A N T T I B B S
Sergeant Tibbs makes an appearance in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. He is the sidekick to a dog who is known as the Colonel and a horse called Captain.
Sergeant Tibbs helps the puppies escape from Hell Hall, Cruella De Vil’s manor.
I am not overly happy with this picture as I have had to do it pretty quick due to another project I am working on. Once I have completed it I will share the photo’s on here.
See on Monday for the Letter T… and tomorrow for Slimming Sunday.
R H I N O
Rhino appears in Disney’s animated adventure – Bolt. Despite his name Rhino is not a huge armoured beast, in fact Rhino is a Hamster.
Rhino happens to be Bolts biggest fan and is super excited when he meets his canine hero. Rhino is very comical.
As well as appearing in Bolt, Rhino also has his own short – Super Rhino. In this short Rhino gets given super powers like Bolt.
I hope you like today’s post.. see you tomorrow for S…