Cornucopia – As Promised

As I walked through the forest, it was impossible to ignore the beautiful surroundings. Trees whispered to one another excitedly as they spotted a new visitor; the sun peeked through their swaying arms to splatter the forest floor with its rays. The shockingly red leaves that fell softly from the branches collected on the soft green carpet down below. Plants fought for the sun’s affection – dainty little wildflowers shied away from the squabble, tucked away in small corners. I treaded gingerly so as not to disturb the tranquility I found within this place.

But something seemed amiss. I had no idea what it was – at least at the time. There was almost no wildlife around, but still occasionally I heard rustling in the undergrowth. It was an unusual mystery to me. But still I pressed on: those strange little events had no meaning to me while I was enjoying the perfect calmness of the forest.

I had no clue what was to happen next, as I strolled through the trees into a clearing. The grass here was greener and more lush, it had been left alone to do what it liked. No-one had been around for at least several years – no humans at least. There were some strange tracks in the grass. On closer inspection they revealed themselves to belong to some sort of horse.That’s funny, I thought to myself. Surely I would have seen any horses. And these tracks are recent!

Suddenly there was a great rumbling in the earth beneath my feet. Before I could escape, a huge majestic creature stood before me. Its powerful legs were topped by a strong, regal body which thinned into a elegantly curved neck. The head… its head was held up high like a king’s, with distinct cheekbones and deep, intelligent eyes. From the middle of the forehead there protruded a single, beautiful horn.

Of course, I took in the long, silken mane and tail. But I still couldn’t believe what now stood before me. A unicorn. It seemed as surprised to see me as I was to see it!

After a long silence, it was not me who broke it. “…You’ve found my clearing.” The unicorn had a soft, female voice. She was less annoyed than shocked that I had interrupted the peace of her resting place. “And you’ve found me.” She was disappointed – if she had not sounded so downright upset, I might have rushed off and told everyone of my discovery. But the deep sadness in her voice discouraged me. This creature wanted to stay hidden. What will she be driven to do to stay this way?

…To be continued.

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Stats, Sweet Stats

Well… I don’t usually look at stats. But today I realised the last time I checked that my blog hasn’t crashed and burned yet was sometime last May.

So I decided to take a look.

And the feeling that hit me wasn’t the depressed, “what’s the point” feeling but a happy, “OMG what happened!” sort of feeling. 😀

My views haven’t exactly gone through the roof, but we’re getting there. We are slowly filling a balloon – metaphor for my blog – with air (ok ok its helium.) which is, of course, my lovely readers. Yes, you!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post, to visit this site, maybe you’re even subscribed!

I should receive an award. Only a small one, for some websites have got into the thousands on subscribers; but an award nonetheless. I would be so honoured to receive it. I would thank my mummy and daddy. Yup, can’t forget about family!

I would thank my few friends who talked me into writing stuff, showing me that I actually really enjoyed it. And finally…

I would be honoured to thank my all-time inspiration to start blogging, the author doesn’t even know me but we share a name, her blog showed me the wonderful world of WordPress blogging! It is…*Queue dramatic drum roll and silence*… Emily, from Emily Eats & Exercises!

Well. It’s unfortunate you never noticed me on your blog. You led me to achieve great things (at least to me they’re great!) and I never would have done it without you, and also my random Google search. This search in itself was thanks to a video from someone – Oh no, I forgot who – but let’s not go into strange details

Thank you so much, guys! You, the readers, deserve the biggest applaud of all! *Cheer*

Sorry! Let’s Talk About it…

I’ve been so caught up in real life that I have forgotten about all my lovely blog readers!

So I’m going to tell you about…

Nothing. Nothing has always fascinated me, the way it’s been given a word – all to itself, the lucky non-thing! – but it’s not even there. I mean, why not give a word to an object or an amazing person? (Hint, hint.)

Because nothing is beautiful. You’ve seen or heard reports of homeless people, with no food, shelter, some don’t even own clothes. We all feel sorry and grateful that we have food, shelter clothes. And it is upsetting to see that. But they all have something beautiful, the handsomest thing in the world…behold, they have nothing!

It’s very hard to find nothing. All the tv detectives, saying they’ve found nothing. They’re so lucky! Obviously it’s not what they wanted to find, but nothing is so hard to spot. There isn’t even nothing in the air around us; theres loads of gases, and obviously energy, which I’ll tell you about a different time. So if you find nothing, remember that it is a precious thing, and although you cannot possess it, just remember and be grateful for your experience of finding it!

Nothing in the dictionary: nothing can be a noun, a verb, even an adjective at times. I searched nothing in my dictionary and found…

1. no thing; not anything; naught: to say nothing.
2. no part, share, or trace (usually followed by of ): The house showed nothing of its former magnificence.
3. something that is nonexistent.
4. nonexistence; nothingness: The sound faded to nothing.
5. something or someone of no importance or significance: Money is nothing when you’re without health.
6. in no respect or degree; not at all: It was nothing like that. Nothing dismayed, he repeated his question.
amounting to nothing, as in offering no prospects for satisfaction, advancement, or the like: She was stuck in a nothing job.

Idioms

for nothing,

free of charge
for no apparent reason or motive
futilely; to no avail: They had gone to a great deal of expense for nothing.
in nothing flat, in very little time: Dinner was finished in nothing flat.
make nothing of,

to treat lightly; regard as easy.
to be unsuccessful in comprehending: He could make nothing of the complicated directions.
nothing but, nothing other than; only: We could see nothing but fog.
nothing doing,

Infomal . emphatically no; certainly not.
no activity, inducement, advantage, etc., present to the eye: We drove through the town but there seemed to be nothing doing.
Wow. There’s a lot of ways you can use the word nothing. So although nothing is so hard to find, it’s everywhere around us!
Confusing, I know. Youll get the hang of it.

Top 7 Reasons to Blog

I’m out of inspiration. Again. It seems that, now, all bloggers have hit a brick wall or something!

To help me get over this wall, I decided to write a list of reasons I love to blog (based on a Daily Post topic) to sort of build some steps so I have an easier time of hurdling this brick wall.

Why not 10? I can think of many reasons I love blogging, and why you should too. Well, the answer us pretty simple: 7 is my lucky number. I  just feel… attracted to this number; I much prefer it to ten. Of course, this also makes it a little different to the millions of other “top ten” lists out there.

By the way – because I randomly feel like it – I’m adding some colour to this post. Just because.

So here they are! My top 7 reasons: (in no particular order)

  • You feel so peaceful while blogging.
  • You feel great after writing a fantastic post
  • You can look out for inspiration every day, which makes life just that little bit better.
  • Other people will read your posts, and get (hopefully!) a good feeling.
  • You can connect with other people
  • Blogging brings out your creative side and you can do what you want – it’s your blog!
  • It’s loads of fun!

Obviously I will add more to these reasons in separate posts. I will also create a series of posts that helps new bloggers get to grips in the amazing BlogLand!

So keep on your toes – new posts will be coming in very soon…