Thursday 17 May 2012

Romantic Friday Writers Appreciating the Zealotry Challenge No 36

Here are two posts for the A to Z Challenge that I would like to repost here. The letter  X-post to remind me to write more for children. And the letter Y because it is simply an expression of joy for the colour yellow.

The Letter X

Today is Friday, 27th April 2012, and the letter is 'X'. Yes, I took the easy way out, and chose 'X marks the spot' as my Etsy treasury theme. It's about pirates and treasure maps!

If you have children, especially boys, you cannot avoid at some point, being forced to 'walk the plank' or help dress Captain Jack Sparrow for a birthday party. Here is Erik as Jack Sparrow:

Photo and Copyright 2009-2012 Christina Wigren

And this is Elisabet's treasure-map:

Photo and Copyright 2009-2012 Christina Wigren
Children's literature is filled with pirates, from Captain Hook in Peter Pan, to Johnny Depp's unsinkable cinema character. (I know, many of you will raise a warning finger and tell me that those movies are not suitable for children. I know, I know. But, at least, I sit with them, watch, translate and explain that, 'No, no, you can't do that at home. Johnny Depp is not hanging there. It's a specially trained stuntman, and besides there is this enormous tvelve-layer, princess-and-the-pea-mattress for him to land on!)

I'll stop here because we are supposed to keep these A to Z-posts short. But I have reason to return to the fantasy-world of sea-going cut-throats at a later date. Ah, it's the pirate's life for me!

The letter 'Y'

Today is Saturday 28th April 2012 and the letter is 'Y'. 'Y is for Yellow', one of my favourite colours!

April is drawing to a close and so is 'Blogging from A to Z'. Lets hope that there are spring flowers where you are, and even some yellow daffodils blooming, here in the north!

[Text & Photographs 2009-2012 Christina Wigren All Rights Reserved]

Best wishes,

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Duck and Wheel With String

Here is where I am leaving the A to Z Challenge

For Blogging From A to Z in April I showed Etsy treasuries that I had curated myself. For those who are not familiar with the Etsy site, this is where you can find anything handmade, vintage or craft supplies sold by independent sellers from all over the world. An Etsy 'treasury' is simply a promotional list of items from different Etsy shops; free advertising for other shops that I admire. A gift to my fellow artisans.

If you want to visit other blogs that participated in the challenge, find them here:

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