7 Links (Better Late Than Never)

Back in July, Sonia Marsh, the Gutsy Writer, nominated me to take part in the Tripbase 7 links challenge. I was very flattered, but we hit a busy patch and I wanted to be able to devote the appropriate time and attention to doing this challenge. I have compiled nearly 300 posts so that’s a lot to work through. And then I just forgot, but now I’m back on track. So rather late, at long last here is my contribution.

So, I’m to give the links to:

my most beautiful post – hmm, I’m not sure I do beautiful posts, but I did one about Yves Rocher plant based beauty products here. I think that fits the bill.

my most popular post – without a doubt, this one! Anything with the word ‘naked’, ‘bare’ or ‘nude’ in the title has always done very well!!!

my most controversial post – off course learning French is better than sex!

my most helpful post – two possibilities here. Anyone cycling in France will need this quick look at cyclists’ rights helpful, but if you’re feeling hard done by since you’ve heard that French people don’t get fat, then this could help your self-confidence

a post whose success surprised me – again two to choose from: first up mine and Benjy’s whistle-stop tour of Strasbourg. Secondly, my examinatio of  pink toilet roll.

a post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved – my painstaking translation of a famous poem about the Creuse masons, but if you’re not into French historical poems you might prefer to see this neglected turkey related one:

the post I am most proud of – all of them! Seriously, I put a lot of time and love into each one because I choose to. I love to entertain and inform, and most of all I love blogging.

I have to nominate up to five bloggers to take this same challenge. So I choose:

Helen Hannimann

Vanessa Couchman

Jason Matthews


Alex Adena

If you enjoy my blog, then here’s advance notice that I’m currently compiling a soon-to-arrive ebook, The Best of Blog in France. I’ll be keeping you posted. I have to master inserting photos into files for converting into the various ebook formats first though …


0 Replies to “7 Links (Better Late Than Never)”

  1. Okay, I will take this challenge and post my 7 links but I’d rather not nominate anyone; instead I’ll ask anyone reading it to consider taking the challenge and passing it on however they see fit.

    1. Thank you Jason. And sorry, I actually used the wrong word. I should have used ‘invited’ rather than ‘challenged’ and of course it’s completey optional. I like the idea of the open invitaiton for seeing who’d like to have a go at coming up with their 7 links.

  2. Thanks, Steph. I don’t know whether to be flattered or flummoxed. Bit of both… Good way of looking at one’s blog and perhaps seeing ways of improving it. Will take up the challenge in the next few days, but have something else to post first. Not sure whether to nominate people or take up Jason’s idea of spreading the challenge more widely. Will think about that.

  3. Sorry, I sounded a bit grumpy above. Not intentional – just a bit out of sorts yesterday. I’m rather looking forward to doing it since it will give me a chance to look at some of my posts afresh. You’ve done many more than me – I’ve done about 160 – so it must have been hard work going through them all!

  4. Oh my…well that is a challenge isn’t it! I think I may actually follow Jason and not nominate….although maybe I could come up with one or two poor souls if I have to….I’ll have to give it all some thought!!! Thanks for the nomination anyway!! I might have to go out and do something controversial to fill that category ….I mean mostly I burble on about knitting and quilting and my very non-controversial life….!

  5. Thanks Stephanie. Of course your naked body on the tractor, was that you? Were you naked? and the French is better than sex were intriguing. See the title is what counts, not the content, 😉 Anyway, I’m upsetr that French people are getting fatter. They’re not allowed to as I use them as an example in the US as people who don’t snack and eat in moderation. I am proud of them, but sounds like things are changing. Too bad. What do you really think?

    1. Yes, that’s me on the tractor! And I’m afraid French people are getting tubbier. Amongst the mums at Ruadhri’s school, I’m the oldest but the slimmest. And I’m not French!

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