Red Nomad OZ Round-Up #1

Welcome to my first round up – a bit of ‘housekeeping’ actually – just to tell you what’s happening in blogland!  Well, my bit of it anyway … But don’t panic – we’ll be back to ‘normal’ travelogues before you can say ‘Red Nomad’!

1. ‘Red’s Round-the-World Extravaganza’ #1
It’s over – but not before the blog hop visited Australia, Greece, Philippines, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Vietnam, Italy, Sicily, Dubai, Indonesia, Mexico and Japan!  As well as some great free travel resources and a new blog network to join! Who’d have thought??!!

If you missed it, (where have you BEEEN??!!) click on the button below to go back and check it out– the stories are as terrific as the destinations!

2. Coming SOON … Extravaganza #2!

So when’s the next one? SOON (OK, before I have to start paying for the free Linky tools)!! Joining in is as easy as entering the link to any of your travel-related posts to the linky tool on my blog, and/or visiting any or all of the other entries!

Note your diaries with Tuesday, 22 March for Extravaganza #2! The linky will be open for 48 hours (but of course entries can be read any time). So … spread the word, and get ready to hook up (OZ time) for Extravaganza #2!!

3. ‘Round the World’ Button Upgrade

Now recovered from an appalling bout of technophobia, my ‘Round the World’ button is now programmed with a ‘Round the World’ specific URL. Yes, yes, you tech-savvy folks can laugh all you want … but if you’ve got the OLD button, you might want to replace it with the new one …

It’s just a jump to the left …

4. ‘Weird Stuff’ is featured!

My favourite ‘Weird Stuff’ travel photo has been featured with a new spin on the Travel Tart’s website! Go have a look and see who’s style you prefer!! Just don’t tell me if TT is more your cup of tea …

5. Stylish Blogger Award

To my surprise, TWO STOP PRESS – THREE bloggers have awarded me the ‘Stylish Blogger’ award!! Thanx so much to Monica and Oak Lawn Lady and Ann O’Dyne – but I’ll just accept it the once!! Strange really, given my blog is just a simple variation of a Blogger template – so maybe Blogger deserves the award … Nah, I’ll take it anyway!!

Of course, as Spiderman’s grandpa so aptly put it – ‘With great power, comes great responsibility’! Award recipients are to tell the world 7 things about themselves, and pass on the award to 15 others (now you can see why I’m only accepting it once)!

So … 7 things about me! Well, where’s the fun for you in me making a list of my virtues? Instead, go exploring and back track to these 7 early posts, each of which will tell you a bit more about me!!
i) Red Nomad OZ is GO!
ii) Favourite Place #1 – Wycliffe Well
iii) Farewell, My Friend
iv) Teenage Dental Tragic
v) Incident at Isisford
vi) Hinchinbrook Lite
vii) Traveller SHAME Files #1 – the Dingo Trap

6. And the award goes to …

In accepting this award, I must also pass it on – but to whom?? There’s no shortage of bloggers from whom to choose, but how to narrow it down?? The 10 blogging lessons I learned during my first year of blogging were each based on a different blog. SO … as a further ‘thanx’ from me to each of these bloggers, I bestow this award on them!!

Wanna see who they are?  You’ll have to take the link …

That’s it for now!
Thanx for the catch up – back to OZ travel again soon!!

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  1. @Manzanita – you didn’t miss out! I fixed your link!!
    @Jayne – My pleasure!! And you’re too kind … (but that’s OK, I can cope with that!!)

  2. Thank you so much!
    And congrats on receiving it in the first place, of course yours is a stylish blog, you have more flair in your dotted i’s than Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel and Christian Dior have in their combined design houses.

  3. Much applause on your award. Baby, Take a Bow!!!!

    I missed out on the Hippity Hop. By the time I got my mistake figured out and going back and forth across the world, it was closed. Oh well, You’ll probably have another. Then I’ll be ahead of the game.
    Love and Peace.

  4. @Kurinji – thanx! But a real surprise!!
    @Kara – thanx to you too!! I guess that means my work is done …!!!
    @Mary – thanx, but makes me realise how much I have to learn …
    @Tanya – Welcome! Come back any time!!

  5. Congrats!!! I’m here from a blog hop and great to meet you!

    <3, New Follower
    Come get a dose of laughter at A Taste of T

  6. You desearve it – not only is your blog interesting & informative, it’s also a whole lot of fun. Congratulations!

  7. @River – you deserve it! Took me ages to work it out, but in the end I just right clicked on the button, selected ‘Copy’, then pasted it into the post. You should be also able to paste it somewhere on your blog I think!!

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