The blog of photographer and musician, Kim Ayres

Archives Meme

Brave Astronaut has tagged me to do this one.

The rules for this are that you are to go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you've written.

Link 1 must be about family.
If you look over on the sidebar under "Find Your Favourite Topics" you'll see there are over 60 posts I've used the label Family Man to describe. However, the post that probably gives the biggest insight into the family dynamics in our house is the one about the out-takes from the birthday video the kids and I created for Maggie last summer. Birthdays, Mariachi and Video Out-takes.

Link 2 must be about friends.
I wasn't sure about this one. Of course I have all my blogging pals, but I rarely blog about anyone I know outside the family who doesn't have a blog. However, trawling through the archives I found this one about my friend Dave - Rain, Floods and Loch Ken.

Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are... what you're all about.
There are loads about me. In one way or another just about every post on this site is about me. Even under stricter definitions, over on the sidebar you'll find the label Who Am I which contains 38 entries. The obvious one to look at under this category though is the 101 things about me

Link 4 must be about something you love.
The family one has already been covered, so the next obvious one is food. Again there is a category on the right about that which has over 20 entries. I guess my favourite is a short conversation snippet about Leftover's Soup.

Link 5 can be about anything you choose.
Even after more than blog 325 entries, my favourite remains And I'm Not Looking Forward to The Journey Home. Not only does it still make me smirk, it was one of the first to make me realise how I could turn a bad situation into a good blog entry

I'm now supposed to tag 5 other people, but I'll pass on that. If you'd like to do this one on you're own blog, then consider yourself tagged, otherwise, don't worry about it.


Fat Lazy Guy said...

I can't believe I missed that family post of yours. Such a great video, even if it was only the outtakes. Does Rogan still play the trumpet? I always thought that was a pretty cool instrument to play. I've yet to read the others, but I will.

Mary Witzl said...

I've been right round your blog tour, Kim, and left a few comments. I've almost reached 100 blog posts myself -- imagine! -- and am considering quitting when I hit that number. Blogging enables me to procrasinate all too well, plus I am desperate to get a job and start making some money!

And I am STILL waiting for one of the kids to show me how to paste your beard award into my blog. One of them helped me out with the other award and they both feel that I ought to know how to do this after being shown once.
S i g h.

Canadian Girl said...

Loved the leftovers soup post. I am always looking for ways to reincarnate leftovers and soup is one of my favourites. Maggie sounds like an amazing cook.

Brave Astronaut said...

Thanks for playing along. I enjoyed reading the posts, a few of which I had not read before. It is nice to get a little more insight into the bearded one.

Restaurant Gal said...

Not a bad meme. Usually, the feel so laborious. This one seemed like a labor of love. (The family video was just wonderful, a favorite of mine.)

PI said...

I have just watched the birthday one again - with a big grin on my face. Meg is the only one who is behaving and I wonder how she puts up with you two; her patience is immeasurable:)

Kuin said...

HI kim.
speaking of blogs.

I am on the move yet again. to the one topic that I am always interested in.

I need this right now as the rest of my world seems to be crumbling.

Come find me at

Kim Ayres said...

FLG - Rogan does still play the trumpet. He goes through varying levels of enthusiasm for it, depending on what tunes he's being taught

Mary - Don't stop blogging UNTIL you get the job, or just start blogging ABOUT the job.

Let me know if you want me to send instructions on how to put the award up.

Canadian Girl - If Maggie ever started up a cafe selling soup, cakes and homebaking the place would never be empty. However, she has no desire to do it for a living.

Brave Astronaut - I'm a pretty easy-to-read, open and straightforward guy: Love my family, struggle with food cravings, would change the world and become ruler of the Universe if I wasn't so tired.

Restaurant Gal - I try to limit the memes - I've only done a small handful in a couple of years, but after the peanut butter M&Ms from Brave Astronaut I felt I couldn't really refuse his request.

Pat - it's true, she puts us to shame. Still over the weekend we had some fun with the digital camera - I'll be posting about it soon.

Kuin - I've replaced the link. If you need a sponge shoulder at any time, you have my email.

Tom said...

Enjoyed the outtakes - my outtakes are never as much fun. And I wonder how leftover soup would taste comprised of KFC, McDonalds and Taco Bell. Have to to believe not quite the same.

Kim Ayres said...

Oh I don't know - add a bit of chopped celery and a few lentils...

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