What about me?

Introducing me!

Lou Lou collage

Hi… My name is Lou… 

I’m fond of things that move me.  Like french fries dipped in chocolate Sundae’s & Greys Anatomy episodes.

I really like shoes and I have lots of them!

I also have stuff, and sometimes write about that too.

Thanks for dropping by, please Click here to tell me about you!

Miss Lou

Follow me on Twitter

Join me on Pinterest

© LP Designs

738 responses to “What about me?

    • Lol… Sorry about that!! I’ve had my bloggie for a while now, though recently not so active and usually I have bursts of activity depending on how much my life will allow! Thankfully I have wonderful blogging buddies who are forgiving and still say G’day when I drop by and read their posts:)

      • Don’t ever apologize for having a successful blog! I was just laughing at myself because im on a surface tablet so I was trying to scroll by touching the screen and then I was like oh forget it and used the scrollbar duhhhhhh! I’m a nut no apologies from either lol

  1. Hi Lou,

    Thanks for following LUMINNEJ all these while. Just to update you that we have moved to a new platform. Do surf over to our new home at http://luminnej.blogspot.com/ for more of the same luminously beautiful stories. See you there! Hope you would follow us from there too *_^

    With love,
    Jeann from LUMINNEJ

  2. I am so not a shoe person (probably as well; I’ve got big ole feet, and there aren’t many cute shoes that are up to the job!).

    My daughter, on the other hand, has loved shoes since months before she could walk!

    • #YayShoes – lol

      Thanks for your kind words! I just got back from viewing your gorgeous pictures of Vancouver Island – Thanks so much for sharing!


      • Thanks for visiting! You know, those are just random iPhone shots. The place is so pretty you just can’t take a bad picture 🙂

      • Sounds like the NT (where I live)

        The only time more than one shot needs taking is when it is of me (if I want a good one I have to take about 200)

      • Hahaha…yep, I agree, I think most of the time the pictures are far better if I’m not in them, but in the end, vacation pictures with people make the best souvenirs 🙂

  3. Hi Lou
    Thank you for following my blog…..I will be back to read more of what you have to share! It’s great to meet you…. 🙂

  4. Pingback: JusJoJuly #14 – Getting it Done | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  5. Hey! Thank you for following. You have a very interesting blog. Looking forward to it! 🙂
    P.S – Had to come a loooong way down to leave a comment. I am not complaining though. 🙂

  6. Pingback: JusJoJuly #11 – Sleepbot | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  7. Pingback: #JusJoJuly #12 – Searching for Alien Toes | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  8. Pingback: JusJoJuly #10 – Past the Halfway Point | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  9. So we both like to laugh-check
    Long conversations-check
    Love for shoes-…………
    Like to write-check.
    Cool, I´m your new stalker, and glad you stopped by my little crazy blog.

  10. Pingback: JusJoJuly #9 Almost Half Way! | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  11. Pingback: JusJoJuly #8 – Maintaining Sanity | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  12. Pingback: JusJoJul #7 Pushing Through | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  13. Pingback: Just Jot It July #6 – Garfield | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  14. I have stuff, too (ha, I liked the way you wrote that) and also like to write about it — especially books. Found your blog from Linda’s and am glad I did; I’m liking it a lot! 🙂

  15. Pingback: Just Jot It July #4 – Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  16. Pingback: Just Jot it July | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  17. Pingback: Just Jot It July #3 – Lone Survivor | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

  18. Pingback: Just Jot it July #2 – The Power of Introverts | Miss Lou Acquiring Lore·

    • You’re very welcome – your PACMAN Gravatar lured me in! LOL

      I also just came across your poem relating to writing – and it reminded me of the value in personally handwriting our notes, letters and writings generally.

      A skill we don’t want to loose!

      Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to say hi!

      Miss Lou

      • lol my thoughts exactly…

        Moving to another time… Legend of Zelda became a favorite and then after that.. Theme Hospital and Theme Park by bullfrog… best games ever made!~

      • I know of them, but missed playing them all. My tertiary study years occupied me considerably. Somewhere I made time for Populous and Magic Carpet on the PC, some other awesome bullfrog games!

  19. Your blog is very fun and you seem like such an enjoyable person! 🙂 It is such a joy to know there are people with at positive attitude like you in the world.

    • Sorry for the 13 hour delay in response!

      Thanks for your kind words. I’m generally fairly positive – does no good to anyone not looking for the best outcome, BUT I do have my down days too!

      Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment 🙂

      Miss Lou

  20. I liked your quote “I really like shoes and I have lots of them”, in my case it’s jewellery. I am a self confessed jewellery hoarder! Oh and a hopeful writer! Glad I found your blog today.

  21. Pingback: The Notification That You Got | I Spontein·

  22. Pingback: ISpontein – Half-Magazine | I Spontein·

  23. Hey Lou, is that a Commonwealth Government lanyard you’re wearing? I used to have one of those with ATO on it 🙂

  24. You like French fries dipped in chocolate sundaes? Me too! That’s too crazy 🙂 LOL I also like to eat mashed potato with gravy and coleslaw together 😮

    • I most certainly do Lyn.. and and I LOVE mashed potato and gravy with coleslaw – and then for good measure, I’d smother it in Tomato Sauce!!


  25. Just wanted to say, I also love Grey’s Anatomy. This whole Christina Yang leaving thing is killing me. I find French Fries dipped in a strawberry milkshake are also quite moving. And I love your eyebrows. That’s all.

    • *wiggled eyebrows* Thank you!!!

      LOL. I ‘m also feeling rather unhappy about Christina going. She just can’t, she’s Meredith’s person. *wails*

      I’ve never tried fries in a shake, I”ll have to give that a go…

    • Be careful about the diving bit, there’s a few rocks around here (I.e picture of my long alien toes and of me eating garden worms), you could be subjected to the occasional concussion or bout of vomiting, eh!

      Thanks for visiting and dropping a line in the comments section 🙂 Much appreciated.


  26. Your blog is great — it’s so full of creative energy and just plain fun! I’m on a virtual quest to discover and comment on a positive blog every day of 2014, maintaining a list on my own blog as a resource, and yours is definitely a keeper. 🙂

  27. Hi Miss Lou,
    Thanks for coming over to my house and peeking at my blog. 😉
    This gave me the opportunity to come over your place and enjoy what you have to offer on here.
    Your blog is absolutely nuts! I love it.
    Will visually devour your stuff. lol
    There is something wrong with both of us and I like it! lol

    • LOL *chuckles* Thank you Rob (I think)

      Wonderful to see you over my neck of the woods. I’ll try and make it a few weeks before I disappear into my busy life again!


  28. Oh wow I’m instantly addicted to your blog! You had me at “French fries dipped in ice cream”!!

    Ice Cream and Yoghurt are the perfect dips for ANYTHING savoury from crackers to crisps to sausages to fries! My family simply don’t get it.

    • LOL your family think your weird too? Yay Join the club.. I try and lure them into having french fries dipped into a chocolate Sundae and they screw up their faces at me.. lol

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂


  29. Thanks for stopping by to visit OG Lighthouse Journal and taking the time to share your opinion and engage in discussion. I also took the time to take a peek at this blog, which I find delightful and fun – an escape of the realities of life in general. Since I have three blogs (tried giving away to the right person Lighthouse Journal), my time is limited. Two other blogs: Old Glory Gunsmith Shoppe and Veritas et Theologium, in case you are interested. Have fun, Miss Lou.

    • G’day Keith, welcome to my little part of the blogosphere 🙂 Thanks for taking the time also to respond to my comments as well as visit. I do a range of posts, some serious, mostly not, though when I do find the time to get in here, I enjoy the interaction.

      I look forward to reading more of your writing as well as seeing you over here too!

      Please feel free to post the links to your other blogs in here so I can find them a little easier 🙂

      Miss Lou

    • You’re welcome 🙂 Loved the latest post relating to the chalk drawings on the sidewalk – such a beautiful community based effort.

      Who would have thought that chalk drawings could be so vibrant!


      Thanks for dropping by to say hi! 🙂


  30. Hi there 🙂
    Thank you for the follow at swim in the adult pool. Feel free to drop by anytime.
    The Pool is always open. 😉

    • Thanks so much – and I am sorry for the delay in response, I am not sure how I missed this one!!

      Loved your slideshow and your positive reflections on the week are a really good habit to get into!

      Miss Lou

  31. Miss Lou, thanks for taking a look at the Hammer Home Street Photography Project. I’m definitely going to have to see what you’re up to here.

    • I loved the pictures you had in your blog – could almost label it a fashion blog of sorts!

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a hello. It is lovely to meet you 🙂

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks Staci, I thank you for the nomination, though am quite busy right now, so won’t complete the conditions in their entirety.

      I’ll try and come up with a bit of a compromise over the next few days 🙂

      Thank you again for the nomination.. *beaming smiles*…


    • Hi drew – thanks heaps for dropping by 🙂 Love your puppy pictures… still getting through the origin of cats, though saw something about alien life form descendants and I’m sure I will have something to share about the four legged walking carpets some time soon.. lol


  32. I used to collect shoes/sneakers/boots of all colors. I had an elaborate collection. Lost them in a fire. Currently rebuilding.

  33. I was pleasantly surprised to see a bright young lady had decided to follow my blog! (I need all I can get…) Thanks Lou, it’s nice to connect! take care Lance Rome Omaha NE…”lover of all things beautiful” (shoes included!)

    • Young? lol I am 35, so getting a tad long in the tooth eh… *chuckles*

      You’ve got a terrific blog, with candid posts. happy to have come across it and thanks for taking the time to come on over here and visit me 🙂


  34. As a new Spikey Miss Lou, you’ve joined a growing clan of folk known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures since the 70′s, as well as day to day happenings on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it. Of course, if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, serious; email me.

    In return, I promise not to be overbearing with perhaps 2-3 posts a day tops. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, hope you have a great day…


  35. Hi Miss Lou! Thanks for visiting me recently. I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog. I see we have several mutual friends!
    Hope you had fun “at the Oscars” 🙂

    • Hi Denise! We do have some mutual buddies! Seems my blogging buddies are all awesome and know awesome people… Lol

      The ‘Oscars Ceremony’ is in about 5.5 hours for us… We get to meet the crocodile we named 🙂 (aptly, Oscar)


  36. Hello!
    Thank you for following my blog. I know how many interesting blogs are out there and feel honored that you picked mine to follow. I hope my stories entertain and inform and my photos bring you joy and wonderment.
    I travel mostly local but try to always find interesting places. I have lived in several different places and dig through my archives of photos to bring glimpses into places I have been. Sometimes I post a recipe because food tells a lot about culture.
    I am not a professional photographer, so my photos are sometimes a little fuzzy and there are telephone poles and wires and other things along with what I was photographing. The older photos are 35mm, the newer are point and shoot digital and a few are Samsung Smartphone.
    I am new to blogging so if you have any advice or critique please drop me a comment.
    Thank you again for following and to quote Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
    Iris the Wanderer

    • G’day Iris, thanks so much for dropping by and taking the time to comment – I really appreciate it!

      Welcome also to the wonderful world of blogging, it’s wonderful to meet you and have you leaving such great comments 🙂

      I’m not sure that I am the best person to provide blogger advice to, because I am often absent from my own blog for weeks at a time – life keeps stealing me away!

      BUT.. when I do manage to get in here and read the most valuable advice I can provide when it comes to creating a community is; read blogs and comment, interact, have conversations with people. Whenever someone comments on your blogs, always respond – even if it just a smiley face 🙂

      Look forward to reading more from you and having lots more conversations 🙂

      Miss Lou

  37. I reckon I varnished some boots once.
    Still living that one down, Y’all.
    You can read all about it on my blog. (If’n y’all got time)
    Love yer Blog, but just now, watching the Oscars.
    I will be back, and thanks for finding mine.

    • Thanks very much for your kinds words 🙂 I loved your Analogy – kaleidoscope to the journey of our lives – beautifully expressed. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and say G’day..


    • You have some stunning pictures posted on your blog… so my pleasure entirely!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and say hi 🙂


  38. This is obviously a place of great learning and of high taste. I mean SHOES you have lots of shoes, for that alone I’d follow, not that I don’t care about all the other nifty things, SHOES (hmmm that sounds a little shallow – do I care … I shall have to ponder)

    Plus the love of a good chat – long and rambling with many offshoots and the opportunity to indulge in a smidge of sarcasm from time to time – So Hi nice to e-meet you and I’ll catch you round the cyber drink fountain for all the (gossip) news. Jen 🙂

  39. Hi Lou, Thanks for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. Your blog is fabulous– love your energy. Will look forward to reading more.

    • Your cover picture of the Opera House sucked me in for the follow… lol (Aussies can be elusive in word press.. )

      Thanks so much for dropping by and saying G’day!


  40. Hi Miss Lou! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following! It is more inspiration to write them for readers like you! What a great blog you seem to have here. I look forward to reading through them and ones to come. They look exciting and engaging!

  41. Hello,

    I hope this message finds you well.

    I’ve just had the fortune of being awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger award and as part of the protocol I’ve awarded 15 other blogs as well, yours being one of them.

    Obviously I don’t know what your stance on blog awards is, but it’s your choice as to whether you’d like to accept it or not and I only mean to say thank you for putting together such a great blog that interests. inspires, and entertains.

    Full details can be found in my post here: http://polaris975.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thank-you/


    Dark Phoenix of http://polaris975.wordpress.com

  42. Pingback: Awards Part Three: The Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence and Seven Awards in One! | A View From My Summerhouse·

  43. Miss Lou,
    Cool blog! Thanks for dropping by at my place in this blogosphere and deciding to keep tabs on my ‘experiments’. Bookmarked you and will be back for more. Keep blogging and stay blessed!

  44. Thank you so much for the follow on my blog! What a blessing. Took a few minutes to glance over yours and I look forward to coming back and reading more and getting to know you! I am now following your blog,

  45. Your blog site is really nifty. I think you are very brave and energetic to ask people to tell about THEMSELVES as we all love doing that, yes? I am thinking with your inquisitive nature you may not ever sleep:) I look forward to stalking (I mean reading) your blog:)

  46. Hi Miss Lou, thanks for visiting and following my blog. I have rather unhealthy obsession with shoes. I literally have a box o’ shoes under my desk at work. I think I might need therapy. 🙂

    P.S. I love the minions!

    • ME TOO re the minions (can ya tell).. lol

      Thanks so much for dropping by and saying G’day! I’m happy to see you are another addition to the Shoe addicts club.. 🙂

  47. Thanks for following me! Still new to this whole blogging thing… it’s a new experience for me. It’s an ego massage while feeling vulnerable at the same time.

    • You’re welcome – Loved your tips on what to do it you’re having trouble sleeping 🙂

      Stick at it, (the blogging thing) its a great way to share stuff with a community, find like minded people, and be introduced to new perceptions & ideas too! (nothing like a good challenge eh)

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂


    • *snorks*… LMAO.. Hardy Ha!
      Love the award!! Thank you!
      I’m too slack to actually do any of the stuff involved so will accept it, but then run off with it and never be seen again! ( I’m trying to accumulate as many as I can in this manner, so then they become rare and people have to start paying me for them)

      I feel like such an idiot doing this.. but.. here goes:

      Lore (lɔː)
      1. collective knowledge or wisdom on a particular subject, esp of a traditional nature
      2. knowledge or learning
      3. teaching, or something that is taught

      *steals Orange Juice and Croissant from your fridge and races off*

      • I just want to make sure I’m clear on this. You gave me the definition of “Lore” to throw me off completely and have me look out the window in a far off manner trying to figure out if I posted something asking for the definition of “Lore” while you stole the croissants and OJ from my fridge?

        Joke’s on you.. I keep the croissants in the microwave.

      • *dejected slump in the corner*

        *Back washes into OJ by ACCIDENT and puts it back in the fridge*

        *grabs the entire Microwave and races off*

        *Yells out while racing away*….

        Miss Lou Aquiring Lore (intended typo?)

        *Gobbles half of croissant, drops microwave on big toe, collapses in heap and bursts into tears*

      • That wasn’t orange juice…. but you’re still up 2 croissants so still winning despite the injury. That’s also not a real microwave.
        I was referring to the “aquiring” in the acquiring 😉

      • *Chomps on Croissant* (please don’t tell me they are poisoned!!) lol

        Not an intentional typo at all! NEVER noticed it before now… and it’s been such a LONG time.

        *ponders whether or not to make the change*

      • I’m feeling like I have been riding on the short bus for almost a year!

        I looked and then did a double take then thought to myself…. ‘No… there is no way I could have done that, surely the spelling powers of the world changed it BECAUSE the ONLY way I could have done that was if I researched and found it to be so’

        So.. Off I went to google the typo and this is what I found:


        Oh. My. Goodness

        OCD #OffTheCharts

      • Yeaaahhhh……

        No… lol

        I had to change it, I was starting to have an anxiety attack.

        I might write a post now, admitting my short bus Dumbtionary error and dishing out trout slaps to my loyal followers for being terrible editors!! How dare they come in here and not point out my typos! *snorks*

      • I will now admit something to you that I am grossly ashamed of, and it took one of my followers to point it out to me.

        *hanging head in shame already… taking a deep breath*
        I, tourmama E, bone fide, self-proclaimed, real-life Star Wars nerd and expert, spelled Skywalker incorrectly due to a typo. It was up there for quite sometime and I was called out on it publicly, although in fairness, she said I could delete the comment to save face. I left the comment up there and spared her life to prove that even a grammar and spelling nazi such as myself, can have an off day.

        I will extend the courtesy to you though..you can delete my comment if you want 🙂

        Or punish your followers…
        Yeah. Do that one.

      • lol… Yes, I think I will just blame my followers and beat them all with trout!!


        I might change it back to spelling it the wrong way, just so I can get screenshots.. lol

    • You’re so welcome! I see you are getting prepared to take your own version of a gap yah! lol Look forward to reading about the lead up and the following adventures.. 🙂


    • Hi tcgopal, when you get a moment, could you please post the link to your blog here? I have been trying to find it, and when I click your name it takes me only to your gravatar and there is no way for me to get to your blog form that page 🙂


      Miss Lou

  48. Wow! There’s just so much energy here! I just started my blog and I’m really grateful that you stopped by and it means a lot. I hope you’ll read some of my work in the future . Thanks 🙂

  49. Lou, Thanks for following my blog of book reviews. Hope you find something that will interest you. Started reading novel and short stories that are little lighter than my recent reads: commentary on relationships and men bashing in a comedic way.

    • G’day Mr Brooks, I Tag searched for the word ‘Books’ last night to find some support to put together a reading list for this year! I think I followed about 30 of you, who all had some great promise in terms of providing some fairly awesome suggestions!

      Problem is, when I click your name it takes me to a very well developed Insurance and Law Business blog…. Could you please provide me with the link to access your book review blog 🙂 (just so I don’t have to go each one by one at this point in time.)

      I’d be very grateful 🙂

      Also, thanks so much for dropping by and saying G’day, it’s lovely to meet you!


  50. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

    Happy New Year !!!!!!! and best wishes for you in 2014 🙂

  51. I like your style, Miss Lou! I, too, am opinionated and love words, although I’m quite a bit older than you. Thank you for following me at Triggershorse. – Fawn

    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Fawn. You are welcome. You have a great spot of the blogosphere over where you are!

      Wonderful to meet you!

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks so much for dropping by and saying hi Billy! I’ve no idea how I missed this comment – my apologies for the delay in response!

      I found your blog by following a comment you made on another blog, I’ve no idea what it was now, though if it comes to mind I will be sure to let you know.. lol

      Lovely to meet you!


    • Thanks so much, I really enjoyed the beautiful pictures, particularly the flowers –

      ‘Flowers are growing
      I feel the wind blow past me
      My heart keeps’


      Great work, thank you for visiting and saying Hi!

      Miss Lou

    • You’re welcome Su. A couple of years ago I did a genogram on my family and have planned to look through my history a little more though I have not got around to it and sometimes feel a little bit sad that looking into my history in more detail is not priority enough for me to get motivated.

      The genogram process was quite depressing as it was looking specifically at the negative qualities within relationships and how they are passed down from generation to generation.

  52. Your “About” page tells a lot about you and your passions.
    A beautiful way to write abut oneself
    That shows your creativity.
    Thanks for the follow.

  53. I have spent, I guess 5 minutes on your page and I already think u r a sweet person 🙂 I love watching tv shows too, but haven’t caught up with Grey’s Anatomy yet. Thanks for taking time out and following my blog. Do feel free to comment too. Nice knowing you, Lou..

    • Thanks so much! I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond, I’m not sure how I missed the comment, I usually go through them fairly methodically to try and get to every one!

      Lovely to meet you 🙂


  54. It started well – sounded almost too good to be true – and so it was – french fries dipped in chocolate – what could they be used for..?
    🙂 🙂 😉

  55. Hi, thank you for the follow. And for the nice walk my finger had scrolling down to post a comment. Nice of you that you think of my exercise. 🙂

    I love the part that everyone loves in your About me. Guess what part? Yes, you are right.
    Also, I will try to make time in my busy, busy, busy schedule (Not true) to answer your questions About me… Have a nice day. 😀

    • *Passes you some ice to deal with the sore muscles resulting from all that scrolling exercise.*

      I certainly hope you do make an effort to respond to my mini interrogation. It will greatly improve my effectiveness at stalking. Lol

      Thanks so much for dropping by!

    • You are very welcome, just the reminder of articulating our goals was enough to the follow on my end.. lol

      Lovely to meet you and I wish you the best with your novel this year 🙂

      Miss Lou

    • You sound like and interesting young lady. I like to be as diversified as possible in knowledge about life and other peoples views of life. I am not a person that thinks I know it all about everything, I don’t know everything about anything. I clicked to follow your blog, maybe you can expand my scope of understanding on issues that I may have a too narrow a focus on now. I hope you have a good week, stay safe, God bless.

  56. Thank you for the follow, not just because it’s exciting know I have a new follower but because I wouldn’t have found your blog without it. It’s amazing! I’m going to make some tea and settle down for a good old read. *potters off to the kitchen*

    • SASS, oh my goodness! I am so sorry I missed this *scratches my head* I have no idea how I let this one get passed me, though thankyou thankyou thankyou!!


  57. Hello Lou,

    You’re funny. I think the description ‘I love to laugh’ fits you perfectly well, as your posts make others laugh too. I saw a post in your blog that shows Australian flag, but then as I was looking at another post of yours, I couldn’t find it. I was intrigued, as it might have something to do with Australia – oh, how hard it is to find other Australian bloggers.

    By the way, I thank you for following my blog: subhanzein.wordpress.com I hope you benefit from what I post there every Saturday.

    Thank you again, blessings and love to you ♥

    • Hi Dorothy Thanks for dropping by. I lived just out of Sydney for a couple of years – in the Singleton Area. Really really enjoyed it, The vineyards and gorgeous countryside are #Stunning.

      The pictures you had up on your blog of you and Bear were gorgeous, your comment just provided me with the reminder to go back and take a look 🙂 Thank you 🙂

      Lovely to meet you,


    • Thank you so much Rupesh. I am very grateful that you think my blog/posts/interaction is worthy of an award.

      I do find it difficult to find the time to keep up with the requirements of them. I don’t post that often (self confessed blogging slacker)

      At this point I’m not following through on the requirements of awards and so feel it is best not to accept, but thank you. I really appreciate the time that you spend interacting with me – both in your own posts and here on mine… 🙂

      Thank you very much 🙂


    • That’s very kind, Thanks for dropping by 🙂

      I love to read and your posts captured my attention after I noted the great review you wrote on the painted table.

      Granted I do not get to do it quite as often as I like, and with often tired eyes, I have even resorted to getting some of my books in Audio through Audible 🙂

      Lovely to meet you 🙂


    • You’re very welcome – you have some gorgeous pictures of India – along with a wealth of information about the country itself.

      Thanks for dropping by, much appreciated.

      Miss Lou

    • Thank you so much Shaun. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you think my blog/posts/interaction is worthy of any kind of award. With that being said, I have to respectfully decline.

      I am so grateful to be nominated for awards, though I find it difficult to find the time to keep up with the requirements of acceptance of them. I usually post less than once a month, and might get to visit my blogosphere less than once a week. (self confessed blogging slacker)

      I hope not to offend you, and please accept my sincerest apologies if I have, with my declining of your gracious nomination, again, thank you,

      The most valued thing you provide to me is taking the time to read and acknowledge my comments on your posts 🙂 I really value that, so thank you 🙂


      • Sometimes people don’t accept, that is not the end the World 😀 Totally cool. I send them and the thought is what counts, so I thought about your blog. That will do..

        No offence taken, this is ONLY the Internet


    • I’m a slack blogger – once every month maybe.. and I need to fix my comment font and .. (theres sooooo much to do)…. lol

      I’m lazy and will probably never get there!

      I came across your blog a little while ago and then lost it (now I make a habbit of following if I see anything I’m interested in)

      I follow Vees blog and I am fairly sure that is how I found you before…

      This time when I found you, I followed with the intent to go back (as I do so often and never get there) But you beat me to it.

      This post: http://dawritechick.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/trapped-in-misery/

      REALLY Strikes home for me. I found myself almost crying reading it, and I thank you for sharing it with the world .


    • Hi Swave!! (trendy eh) lol.. Thanks so much for dropping by , and you’re welcome!

      I was drawn to your blog when I saw the work you had done in speech correction 🙂 /s/ 😀

      My son had some difficulty with speech, though has made significant in roads and actually just got his 1st year report card back with sound results in speech and language (YAY)….

      What was awesomely pleasing is the Straight A/Excellent results he got in anything to do with Maths and Statistics. Physicist?? lol

  58. Miss Lou,

    Thanks so much for the blog follow. It has led me to your entertaining blog, which I am now following.

    I look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts.

    Happy blogging!


    • Thank you for dropping by. I found your posts really uplifting and generally positive in nature – nice change 🙂

      Hope to see you again, often and lots.

      Miss Lou’

    • You’re welcome Bex 🙂

      I’ve enjoyed your blog about generational roles and got through until your blog on 30 days creating new habits.

      I heard of one through Dr Leaf that says it takes 21 days of consistently doing something to learn the habit, or unlearn it.

      I’ve been so slack on the gym lately, I was considering taking up the challenge!! lol

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Miss Lou

      • Thanks for that, very kind of you 🙂

        Yes, 30 days of change seems achievable, but I suppose it is the initial motivation and then continued dedication that stumps most people! Perhaps 21 days would be more preferable!

        I have been lax too, very lax. I just begun dancing again after about nearly 2 months hiatus, I just felt unmotivated. I think anything can eventually become a chore. It’s definitely human nature to slack off sometimes.

        Wish you luck if you do go ahead with the challenge though, and let me know how you get on. I could do with some inspiration!

        My pleasure!

        Bex xx

  59. Chocolate dipped fries, hmmmm that’s something I should try sometime, I do keep having these long conversations about anything and everything with all the people around me and even with myself when I am alone so I get that part as well and all the other stuff you talked about, but what I just don’t understand at all is the fascination with shoes. Why? How many do we really need? Why do people buy so many shoes and what do they do with them, you can only wear one pair a day and there are only 365 days in a year…

    Just kidding, it was wonderful to come across your blog and will keep coming back here. All the very best and keep doing what you love to do.

    • Thanks for dropping by. The leopard on your page suckered me in – I love cats, wild cats, domestics cats… cats are especially awesome to watch in their natural environment.

      The children and I recently watched the Walt Disney Documentary called African Cats which went for just over an hour – they have an awesome education packages for educators that goes with it.

      Thank you for dropping by. I’m a bit of a slacker with my blog, though do enjoy the engagement with others when I have the time and VV 🙂

      Miss Lou

    • You’re so welcome – and thank you for checking out and liking 2 of my Xfile Dishes… lol Hardly anyone has interested in the creature dishes that come from my kitchen… lol

    • You’re very welcome – my pleasure entirely. After reading one of your posts I am very tempted to order the Book version of the road ( See how the movie measures up)

      However… the movie was fairly foreboding… I’m not sure I want to risk it.. lol

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

      Miss Lou

  60. Heya Miss Lou, thank you for dropping in and following my blog! I have really just started, so I feel completely honoured by each new guest. I have just spent awhile poking around here and it looks great 🙂

    • Hi Stephers – Thanks so much for your latest blog!! I checked out the book you were awarded and I have to say – I love it.. 🙂

      I have to tell you, I am very grateful you tried ( the blog, NOT the sex change)… lol

      Wonderful sense of humor, not unlike my own (which has been described as a bit weird, so we might hold off on calling you a kindred spirit in case you are not okay with that)

      Thank you also for dropping by, I really appreciate it. I like you still get pretty excited whenever I meet someone new and they come over to visit my blog!

      Miss Lou

  61. Hi Lou! Thank you for following my blog, I guess you like animals too. How did you find my blog – through one of my tags?
    I love your sense of humour!

    • Yes.. lol That’s how I search. I I think the tag may have been personal experience (one of my searches when looking for bloggies to read)

      If I come across something that on the surface appears to capture my interest I will follow or bookmark and then get back to it (usually on the weekend) to read in more detail, then comment!

      looks like you beat me to it.. lol

      Thanks for the visit and the lovely compliment.

      Also.. Imma fellow aussie – so I might have found you by searching tag Australian?

      Miss Lou

  62. Hello, Somehow you found the Blog where I write about Photography. I poked around yours a bit and I must say I am surprised. If you were to go further you’d be aware that I only discuss that topic in my writing.
    Still, I will find the time to wander thru the myriad of subjects and topics that make up your blog. Nice to be in contact.

    • When I blog hop (go looking for interesting blogs to read) I have this process where I search for a tag, I think the one I searched for that brought up your blog was trip.

      I usually use the word journey because I love to read about where people start and how they travel to find it to their current space in time.

      Peoples experiences are awesome to me, and if there were enough hours in my day i would spend it asking people about their lives and politely forcing them to tell me about almost everything in their lives (Ridiculously nosey)

      What I saw was a capture of what you encountered on your way to work. So, I bookmarked for a closer inspection at a later date, and here you are, having beat me to it.. lol

      I understand your primary focus is about photography, though to me, the captures actually represent alot more holistically. Experience, Excitement, Joy, Gloom, Serenity. That first picture on your journey to work – well that, was foreboding – whats to come… Reminded me of long drives to NT National parks during the wet season. We were almost always in for a Bogged tyre or 3… lol Always an adventure!

      Regarding my blog, Yes, myriad is a fair call. From snake filled toilets to Refugee and Healthcare policy (not even in my own country) I’m interested and love to talk about that with other people who are too!

      Thanks so much for heading over my way 🙂 Much appreciated! I will be over to visit again 🙂


  63. Hi Lou, I’m glad you’re back (or maybe I just missed your latest posts…) and congrats to the new blog attire i.e. your updated photos… I see the black background is here to stay 🙂 mystery lady ;-). Heila

    • Hi Heila *huggles* Nope! I don’t think you have missed anything.. I post about once a month on average – not very consistent at all I’m afraid!

      Wonder if they have an award for the slackest blogger?! lol

      I actually have a plan (it’s a good plan) to make the comments and side fontish white. I just have to do the plan.



    • You’re very welcome!! Loved the post about the The two Bridlington lifeboats, the Robert Whitworth and the Harbinger.

      You write beautifully! ( I felt like I was there)

      Thanks for dropping by!

      • thank you for the compliment – it is very welcome as are you. The piece is part of a book I hope to bring out next year documenting some of the history of this extraordinary strip of coast.

  64. Hi Miss Lou, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling all around your fabulous blog. So many pieces to ‘like’!
    Thanks for visiting our blog and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our adventures, both inner and outer.

    • Its so lovely to meet you! I came across your blog and the 170 foot wall suckered me right in. I often bookmark and follow to come back and read later – Which I have no doubt I’ll be doing at some stage in the next 24 hours!

      Thank you so much for the visit and introducing yourselves! Lovely to meet you 🙂

      Miss Lou

  65. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve tried to read yours, but I’m afraid my eyes are too old for dark grey on black – I can’t read the comments, only your replies, and it’s a bit confusing! 😦


    • Thanks very much for dropping over and saying Hi. I remember coming across your page and being so impressed with the pictures of the ice bergs!

      I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to leave a comment prior to now 🙂 I have a habit of surfing blogs and following any that capture my interest, bookmarking them and then returning later for a closer look.

      You really have an amazing talent for taking awe inspiring shots 🙂 Have you got any of them up on ‘Red Bubble or similar sites?

      Thanks again..

      Miss Lou

  67. Miss Lou you seem to have vanished after our initial little chat way back in June, that is if you remember busy lady 😉 … how does one get in touch with you without shouting out for you on a public platform … please do tell

  68. I used to be obsessed with shoes. I had so many. Then I retired and just wear tennis shoes. I think my feet would die if I put on heels again, and that is all I used to wear. Thanks for following my blog. I will follow yours.

  69. Your site is definitely different and appeals somewhat. Great stuff. Will try and fill in the about you slot. Thanks for hitting the “follow” key for my blog, it is really appreciated. MM 🍀

  70. Thank you for visiting my poetry blog, Miss Lou ! I really appreciate it. I enjoy your sense of humor and writing style. I look forward to reading more posts from you and getting to learn more about you. You’re an interesting girl ! 🙂 …..Jeff Littrell

    • Thanks for the kind words Jeff. I reckon we are all pretty interesting eh.. 🙂

      I appreciate the honesty of your poems and writing. You have a talent for it.

      Thanks for sharing.

  71. You have one of the most visually interesting “About” pages I have ever seen, and your posts are amusing or inspirational or thought-provoking (or all 3 at once). THANKS for subscribing to my funny-caption photoblog! I hope I can bring you a smile (or at least a groan) every weekday.
    –John Robinson

  72. Thanks for the follow and I look forward to your posts. Love the french fries in chocolate sundaes! Everything is better covered in chocolate!!!

  73. Hello Miss Lou! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

    • Sebastian, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

      As I get the time I will be sure to spend some time looking through your posts. Out of curiosity, have you had the opportunity at all to work through “a Purpose Driven Life’, and are you familiar with the Care Force Life Keys Program at all?

      Miss Lou

      • You’re very welcome! I look forward to your responses as you read my posts. No, I have not worked through “Purpose Driven” and am not familiar with “Care Force” at all. Please tell me of your experience if you have. Blessings!

  74. SO first of all, thanks for visiting and deciding to follow my little corner of the blogiverse. I am trying to get better at keeping it current, but life keeps getting in the way. I look forward to following you and reading more about your life, loves, and misc 🙂 stuff. Thanks again!

    • I know all about life getting in the way of updating ones blog and consistently keeping in contact with your post pals!

      Sometimes I disappear for a month!


  75. Hi Lou, thanks for stopping by and following my former blog Fitwellmom. This led me to yours which is great! I wanted to let you know I moved to a new home and you are cordially invited to visit. Now if only you were here to join me with a glass of wine…

    • You are so welcome Stella. 🙂 It’s lovely to meet you! My interest was captured as soon as I saw your cat, who I am sure is a blue Russian? or at least part of a blue Russian, maybe crossed tortoise shell?

      Either way, gorgeous 🙂

      Thanks for the visit 🙂

      Miss Lou

      • No problem Miss Lou. Yeah, we believe that Pippa is at least half Russian Blue, half something else (possible ginger tabby, as her creamy parts have ginger tabby markings, especially on her tummy). But because she’s adopted, we don’t know her ancestory. But do know for certain that she is a lovely little cat 🙂


      • lol disregard me asking that question twice! lol.. so sorry., I methodically OCD style go through comments to respond and I didn’t see this one prior to the other!

        *groans while forehead slapping*

  76. Hi Lou: Thanks so much for visiting “Bookshelf for the intellectually curious and the follow.” Enjoyed reading your musings and sense of humor. As a pensive, reflective person who enjoys engaging conversations about life, you might enjoy many of the wisdom posts on Bookshelf (Wisdom of a Grandmother, Wisdom of Parents, Wisdom of Tom Shadyac, etc). Would love to hear your thoughts and insights. Feel free to send me an email.

    • *beaming smiles* G’day Chas – Lovely to meet a kindred spirit!

      Miss Lou

      P.s: nothing wrong with being ‘mad’ lol.. makes us more interesting eh – which in turn greatly improves the entire world.. lol

  77. Hey Miss Lou, I love your site and look forward to reading more of your post. I started following awhile back but haven’t seen you in my feed. Now I have you set up on email notifications 🙂 All the best.

  78. Hi Miss Lou, lovely to meet you! Thanks so much for visiting me at my ‘summerhouse’ and for the follow, I really appreciate that! I hope you enjoy what you read there. Your blog looks very interesting, I will be back in a few days to take a proper look around (got my babies coming home this weekend so a bit short of time right now!) but I am definitely looking forward to reading more about you! Have a lovely day, see you soon 🙂

  79. Hi! Thanks for the follow. I’ve had my eyes open for you but didn’t know how to find you and suddenly you appeared! 🙂 OM mentioned you in my ‘Concerts in my Kitchen’ post because you apparently also posted ‘Brave’ at some point. Happy to add you to my reader!

    • LOL! I’m not sure what posting ‘Brave’ means? OM can be outrageously big headed and demanding at times, and of course, loves to engage in any kind of conversation with differing opinions. I’ve threatened to call his mother on several ocassions.

      My Fast Service post was dedicated to him, as he kept calling me out on week long absences. (Work yanno)

      It is lovely to finally meet you, and no doubt we will catch up in the future. 🙂

      Miss Lou

  80. Oh, you like shoes? You’ll enjoy my latest post, then. I need more shoes like I need a hole in my head. And yet… I keep getting more of them…

    PS: however, the post is not about getting new shoes
    PPS: Hmmm maybe I should write a post about all the shoes I own..

  81. Hello Miss Lou, thank you for the follow. I have just started on posting yesterday and your follow-up gave me great determination to continue writing. I hope you have enjoyed reading the few posts that I have put up. I will be sure to check yours out. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

    • Your posts are personal and wonderful and you should continue to write and have freedom in that. Whether or not everyone agrees with you, supports you, hates you, the point is for you to have a safe place to express your own thoughts, and engage in dialogue with people of like and not so like mind!

      I encourage your blogging journey and look forward to reading more from you in the future!

      Thanks for dropping by!
      Miss Lou xx

    • No problem Johnny, thanks for sharing. You seemed like a bit of a psycho analyzer, not unlike myself 🙂 Thought I’d tab your blog for some reading sometime down the track (when I don’t have toothpicks holding my eyes open eh!)

      Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment..

      Miss Lou

  82. Hello Miss Lou, thanks for stopping by and also for the follow. This is my return visit to your interesting blog, and for sure that this is not the last visit 🙂

  83. Thank you for following me Lou. I don’t own many pairs of shoes but the ones that I do own are well worn and loved!! Enjoyed reading about you…look forward to reading more

    • Thanks Marion! (I hope that’s right, I derived it from your website) I really like the idea of a PLN and I guess in some ways I hope for something similar when reading and commenting and engaging on my own bloggy as well as other peoples.

      We can learn some good stuff during our relationships with others.

  84. I adore shoes too and don’t have anywhere near enough, although I will be glad when my back decides to let me walk in them again . I love your blog and have nominated you for an award. I hope you enjoy it. Here is a link to it – it will be posted later today.

    • G’day Brissyman! Nice to meet a fellow aussie (not so common in these parts)

      I am not an APS employee. I am a consultant, mostly development and delivery of training packages and QA. I did contract to them in 08/09 during roll out of measures for the NTER.

      Politics within some departments of the APS is interesting 😀

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

      Miss Lou

    • You’re welcome! I tagged your blog to go back and check it out some more when I have a free moment 🙂 ‘How the Cookie Crumbles’ is one heck of a header! 🙂


      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

      Miss Lou

  85. Hi Lou,
    You have been nominated by me(check you are the number UNO on the list) for the WordPress Family Award. I chose you partly for your creativity in writing but also for your contentedness with the WordPress community. I am proud to be part of this community of amazing talented people for which YOU are a part. Congratulations. Check on my blog for instructions and how to accept this award. http://wp.me/s3ia4v-1244
    Whispering Insights aka Oliana Kim

    • You’re welcome.. You write wonderful and I in the small amount of time I had this afternoon while getting ready for work, I found a lil collection of giggles to be had!

      Thanks for visiting 🙂

      Miss Lou

  86. Hi Lou, thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I guess you found something that interested you. I’m a week old in blogging, and your following me is a real encouragement. your blog! its just wonderful. Such creativity.

    • You’re welcome, I love your cover photo and was immediately curious. I am a disaster in the kitchen.. lol – Almost every food I produce (except for salads) could be fairly described as X-Files.. lol

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment 🙂 Lovely to meet you!

    • You’re welcome. I love the thought provoking content of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to engage with me about your views 🙂

      Miss Lou

  87. Hi!
    Thanks for following my blog. I guess that means you found something interesting on it. btw I love your sarcasm and your layout (don’t know if they go together.) Would love it if you’d review my first book… 🙂

    • I bookmarked your site and followed immediately because of your blog name.. LOL

      ‘A Casual Fling with the Keyboard’ appealed to my odd and cheeky sense of humor.

      I hadn’t the chance to get back to it yet, though thanks so much for dropping by. I will certainly take a look at your book and see if it interests me.

      Just a quick note. if you edit your post and make it so that the link to your book opens in a new window, that will prevent your actual blog from being closed in order to view it

      Touch base soon!

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks Chris. MY OCD’ness had me working on it for quite sometime.. lol I’ve pretty much done some things which have totally messed up the original parameters of it – AND its difficult to read commenters comments, but I’m working on it.. lol

      Thanks for dropping by!

  88. Well, I must say to you, thank you for following our blog here at NAME News. Secondly, I believe we have exchanged ideas at one point in time. Lovely blog you have here. Talk with you soon.


  89. Not crazy about green grapes and bacon on my salad but I love mandarin orange slices and walnuts. 🙂 Your blog is creative and interesting. Thanks for visiting the noontimes . . . it brought me to you. I will stop by again!

  90. Pingback: Welcome to a new friend: Miss Lou -What about me? | Miss Lou Aquiring Lore | Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite!·

  91. Here is someting to ADD about you, Ms Lou, I have an important announcement to make…{clearing throat}…You have been nominated by me to receive the One Lovely Blog Award. You are an amazing writer and an inspiration to me and I have no doubt many other people you have touched. Follow this link on my blog for further instructions. http://wp.me/p3ia4v-fT Congratulations!:) Whispering Insights

    • Oh goodness… *massive beaming big grins* I’ve had a few of these come through and to be honest have not felt deserving, not really, so have left them sitting with no public acknowledgement- not that I have not been grateful… I’m sure you understand.

      In this case, I have shared very personal experiences with you and really enjoyed reading your own posts, ones that I have very much related to.

      So thank you. I will work out what I need to do to accept it.

      It’s kind of amusing to me really, that this comes on the back of my recent post about Poo! *giggling*…

      Lol.. Thank you! *huggles*

      Miss Lou

  92. Louella… Thank you for the follow… it is much appreciated. Also, like many have said before me, sarcasm is good. I follow someone on Facebook with the handle “Sarcasm: Because beating the hell out of people is illegal.” I hope you don’t find that offensive as we are just getting to know each other. Have a great night. Thanks. //PM

    • Hi Patrick, my pleasure! No offense taken. I love the diversity of people generally and usually do not have an expectation of them to act in a certain way, unless interacting with me in debate. ‘Attack the topic’ not the person seems to work well for me personally.. lol

      It’s day here – I live in Australia 🙂 almost 1:30pm Though I do plan on having a wonderful day.

      Same to you

      Miss Lou

  93. Thank you very much for coming by my blog, Miss Lou. I’ve been reading a little in yours, and what most impressed me was the ‘what about you’ page. It does seem a good way to get to know people. Though in my case, you could learn most of what matters about me, just reading my blog. I enjoy reading your opinions on most issues, though some of the things that interest you aren’t really part of my world. A pleasure meeting you.

    • Thanks so much Shimonz, for both taking the time to visit and to comment 🙂

      One of the things I personally love about blogging and in particular this community of people located within WordPress is that we are all so wonderfully diverse. We all have so many facets and levels to our being that it is almost impossible to gain that from reading a persons words. It is through the engagement within the comments that find I learn the most – both about myself and about other people. I love to find myself challenged and confronted with new ideas and ways of thinking, and I also really enjoy seeing others work through this process.

      This can be uncomfortable for me sometimes, but whenever I go outside my comfort zone and grow – I’m generally not comfortable.

      It has been wonderful meeting you 🙂 I look forward to reading through your blog and experiencing new ideas 🙂

      Miss Lou

    • Oh I know! I just got back from a Mini Vacation, and took 2 TWO pairs of shoes for 4 days. I only managed to do that because I forgot one of my bags.. lol.. 🙂

      I also have big feets! 12.5 – 13 US womens size!

  94. Hello, and pleasure to meet you. Thank you for following my blog (rrichardsson.com), where I hope you won’t find my stories ‘too’ horrifying for your tastes. 🙂

    • LOL, I’m not too sure how I’ll go reading your terrifying tales, though your writing style interests me, and if I can get past the *shuddery* bits, I’m sure I’ve something to learn!

      Thanks for dropping by, and for the comment 🙂

      Miss Lou

  95. Hello! Thanks for following my little corner of the internet at mechacatalogue.com despite being the total opposite of your interests (I mean the site is about robots while you like shoes and all, haha!). Cheers!

    • Lol, you’re welcome!!. There’s so much more to me than shoes n stuff!..*snorks*

      I actually followed and tabbed your site because I figured you might possibly know something about whether or not there were/are professionally made IRON MAN models. I know he isn’t Robots exactly….But I tabbed and was coming back to it… I just got home from Mini Vacation and so things are a bit all over the place!

      • I see… you could look for Iron Man figures made by Hot Toys, they’re one of the most realistic stuff out there. They’re mostly 1/6 scale, standing at around 12 inches.

      • I’ll be sure to check it out! Thanks for helping! 😀

        I’m going to try and resist the urge to start collecting transformers now!

      • I’m going to make sure my son doesn’t see!… lol.. He’s 7, and I’ve just got him to forget about Bumble Bee, by reinforcing a Sponge Bob Square Pants addiction.. lol

  96. Thanks for following my blog, Miss Lou. I enjoyed reading about you.
    I have a shoe fettish as well…I promised my husband that I would keep my shoes to forty plastic shoe bins…well, I ran out of space, so some bins have 2 pairs of shoes. Shhh…please don’t tell 🙂
    I like bacon and grapes separately, so maybe they do taste good together. Until I try it, I’ll take your word for it!

  97. Hi Lou, thanks for introducing yourself by following our site. So much to explore on yours! (Love your sarcasm…) If you’re on facebook please visit the RAXA Collective page. See you there!

  98. H Miss Lou, thanks for the follow. In the sereis ‘couplings there was a debate as to why women need so many shoes. a guy thought we are secretly millipedes. Hmmm

    • LOL @ being millipedes.. no problem barb, and thanks for taking the time to drop by and say gday. I’m on vacation at the moment, though have you bookmarked to spend some time exploring through your posts when I het home later in the week!

      Miss Lou

  99. “Time its the most precious gift”

    I LOVE YOUR QUOTE! Of course I’ll take my time for read you 😉
    xoxo and nice to meet you 🙂

    • Well I’m not sure about everything! One of my US buddies claimed to eat in with peanut butter on a sandwich.
      *screws up my nostrils*


      Thanks for the comment. I love reading about relationships and how to improve them, so following your blog was a no brainer!!

      Hope to see you a bit more over time

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks for the comment, and my apologies for the delay in response! Not sure how I missed it!

      I enjoy your poetry and short pieces, they speak big wonders!

  100. I used to have a lot of shoes. It kind of runs in our family. One of my nieces used to have about 40 or more pairs of shoes. Not quite Imada, but still. 😀

    • Hoes are shoes, right.. lol

      My Wallace and Gromit slippers are my favorite pair, and they were given to me as a gift from the UK 🙂 I think they were about 30pounds

      Costs doesn’t matter really. I appreciate comfort above other things, which is one of the reasons I very rarely wear closed in shoes on my feet. Most of the are open toes – with the exception of my slippers and of course, my ASIC runners.

      • I LOVE Wallace and Gromit!

        I definitely go for comfort nowadays. I have a problematic back and need the support. Back in the day, though…

      • lol.. *giggling* I broke my pelvis in 5 places when I was 17 in an MVA, so I’ve never really been one for ridiculously outrageous shoe wearing business..

        BUT…. *looks at some of the heel height on these open toes sandals I have* I guess I’ve been moderately outrageous.. lol

        Also, I have always walked on my tip toes, everywhere I go, since I could walk 🙂 So I guess that helps. I have great legs!

  101. Thanks for following my blog! I like what you have written here. It sounds like you are on a path for truth. I am planning for my on-line event on 7/10, and will let you know how to listen in, if you can. Take care.

  102. Hi Lou, thanks for taking the time to check out my blog and for following. Hopefully you’ll find some of my posts to your liking. Best wishes, Martin.

    • Thanks so much Martin 🙂 I’ve had your blog open for 2 days now.. lol I keep getting called away from my puter, then that darn thing called sleep gets in my way!

      I plan to be visiting you with some comments and feedback in the next 24 hours.. hopefully.. lol

      Miss Lou

      • I only started my blog a few months ago, it’s all quite new to me, so any comments/feedback will be much appreciated. Feel free to visit whenever the mood takes you. Best wishes, Martin

  103. I’ve already enjoyed reading just this little bit here. I like your style, attitude, and sense of fashion! ha ha. Thanks for popping by my blog and then leading me back to yours. I’m already looking forward to reading more from you! Take good care! xoJulia

  104. Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.

    • You’re welcome Sandy Sue 🙂

      My link back to your site keep bringing up your gravater.. 🙂 Could you please copy and paste the link of your bloggy in here for me 🙂

      Thank you

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks ( I think) lol, and you are so welcome.. thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment 🙂 I love your work (and am fascinated with how you actually achieve the end result)

      Miss Lou

      • Like all difficult things it is really very simple. The medium is oil,water,minerals,herbs and sound. The shapes are a result of movement, observation and photography. No manipulation other than cropping to size. I am fascinated by joy and what a difference it makes to live joyfully for no reason at all except that it makes me smile on the inside.

      • Thank you for the information regarding how you are creating those amazing pictures. I don’t think I have personally heard of that being done before!

        It sounds like you are living by a good principle 🙂
        Choose Joy 😀


    • Thanks so much for dropping my way and leaving a comment 🙂 I enjoyed having a look around your blog, Kevin. I really hope that gorgeous building that presently houses a bookstore is not demolished!!

  105. Thanks for the follow.
    Interesting blog, especially the bacon and grape thing. 😀
    All the best

    • I am going to sound absolutely ridiculous here, but I don’t even know what granola is! I DO know what Feta is, and I have had many salads with that. None that I have made myself, since I am a total creator of X Files when it comes to cooking.. lol

      Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment 🙂

      Miss Lou

      • LOL, I love your description of your culinary aptitude 🙂 Granola is mostly oats (and sugar). The kind I like comes in a box, loose like cereal, and has flax seeds and vanilla flavoring in it. But you’re meant to be able to make really good granola, too! I have to try that sometime 🙂

        Haha, sorry for talking so much about food! I was just super excited to see a salad combination in the same field of strange as mine!

      • Lol Julie.. *giggling* You can talk as much as you like about anything you like, and especially about food, considering my ‘culinary aptitude’ I really need HELP! *yelps* I’ve been purposefully reading through Food bloggies trying to get half a clue. I;ve got 12 recipes so far I am going to ‘attempt’.

        X Files of Lou Lou Season 2 coming up!

    • My pleasure! I’ve already got a great idea for Holiday activities from your blog – FIRST POST.. YAY!… My daughter is Gluten, Dairy & Egg intolerant, but I am quite sure it will work the same with her recipe!

      Thanks for your visit and kind comments!

      Miss Lou

  106. Hi Miss Lou, looking forward to having a look around your blog, I love bacon AND grapes but I’m not sure about your salad! (Bacon and grapes, together at last?) I’m not the best cook either, but I’m pretty sure the addition of bacon to most things is most excellent. As long as it’s crispy bacon 🙂

    • Thanks so much for coming through and visiting 🙂 I had a field time getting half a clue about the ‘cosmetic’ world over on your initial bloggy!

      I’ve no doubt that will come in handy when reading those Product blogs!

      Thanks for your lovely comments 🙂 Miss Lou

  107. Thank you for visiting my site and for following my tales of ‘dickhead-ness’!

    Completely behind the bacon but not sure about the green grapes…

    Love your blog otherwise 😉

    • You’re welcome. My sensibilities are adjusting beautifully *snorks*

      Bacon = YUM
      Green Grapes = YUM

      Bacon + Green Grape Combination (especially when one is hot and the other really cold) – munchgasmic!

      I like it myself, I spend alot of time in here, lol…

      Thanks for visiting, and the introduction, great to meet you!

      Miss Lou

    • It’s lovely to meet you Clarabelle! Thanks so much for dropping by! I loved your blog about being grateful for the things we have. Getting into the habit of being thankful is core to living a happier, more productive life in my view!

      I look forward to getting to know you and your writings better! Thanks for the comment and introduction, it’s lovely to meet you!

      Miss Lou

  108. Thanks for coming by and the Follow! Shoes huh? Meet the rest of my Family….they are all gaga over shoes! That gene seemed to have passed me by though…I only inherited the handbag gene but skipped the shoe gene!

    • *chuckles*.. I’m quite sure I have enough of the shoe gene for half the population! lol On the other hand, I’ve never been too interested in ‘Handbags’ as they always become black holes to me!

      I swear, anytime I put something in them, it never comes out, UNLESS, of course, I do not want it to.

      Thanks so much for returning the visit and the wonderful comment 🙂

    • Thank you for dropping by and visiting me in return! I absolutely loved your post on windows! It took me to another place and time. (see my comment) lol

      Miss Lou

    • Hi, lovely to meet you! Thanks for dropping by.

      Aquamarine is my favorite colour and I love mostly open toed, strappy sandals! My top 3 favorite shoes are (in this order and pictured on my feets):

      1) Wallace and Gromit Slippers (seen bottom picture on my feet right here: https://misslouella.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/a-little-bit-toey/)

      2) My Asic Cross Trainers that cost me close to a gazillion $$ : https://misslouella.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/ouchies/ouchies-3/#main

      3) Gorgeous Cubic Zirconia buckled strappy black sandals, Perfect to wear with a cocktail dress! – https://misslouella.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/imag1984.jpg

      • I wasn’t but I am exceptionally efficient and usually organised… lol.. maybe.. sort of kind of.. when it comes to administration, I’ve got it down pat.

        Also, I hope you looked at all those links, I did have to go find them.. 😛 lol

      • I love your blog!! And can learn from it. I am not computer savvy at all. I have friends helping me to get started on a blog.. I’m good at writing blogs, but need pictures and some sense of design. I love how you use black. I also enjoy reading your entries. Thanks

      • Thanks so much 🙂 Feel free to steal any of my design ideas n stuff ( just not my direct work of course) *beaming smiles* I did a fair bit of fiddling over a period of time, and usually do not get to spend as much time as I would like in here, so it has been a long learning process, BUT I’m getting there and I have no doubt you will too!

        The widget features are great, so have a bit of a play around with those when you have a moment 🙂

        I really love your blog already and I am only into the about post. Your vulnerability is something that is beautiful and honest and I personally really appreciate that. Thank you for sharing that with the world.

        It is lovely to meet you, and I look forward to getting to know you more over the coming…..

        Miss Lou

    • Thanks so much for visiting mine in return. Your blog is wonderful and I think I am going to enjoy going through and reading the rest of your posts!

      Miss Lou

    • YAY! You’re more than welcome and thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment. You have some absolutely gorgeous pictures on your site.

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks so much for your welcoming words 🙂 I also look forward to spending some more time going through your bloggies in the future 🙂

      Miss Lou

  109. You’re right, time is the most precious gift we can offer, so many, many thanks for deciding you’d like to spend some of yours following my blog. Like you I’m reaching out to share thoughts — it’s great when someone enjoys discovering them

    • You are more than welcome Jackie!! You have some beautiful photography there!

      I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks so much for dropping by mine! I saw your blog name and instantly related, so tagged it for later. I’ve since been a through and am so glad I did!


      • No regrets at all. My experiences are apart of what made me the person I am, and right now, although I have my struggles, I’m generally happy with that.

        I also love that moment when I can provide comfort to someone who has been through similar experiences.

        I love your blog!

    • Thanks so much. I’ve just purchased your book and I am really looking forward to reading it. Finding your blog was like a treasure find!

      Miss Lou

  110. Hi, Lou. First at all I want to thank you so much for coming and follow my blog 😀
    On the other hand , because I like to observe everything, I have seen that in the top of this post there is a photo where you are reading the AIPM journal “Project Manager”. Humm! So perhaps you and I have much in common because I am architect . It will be a pleasure to follow you! 😉


    • You are wonderfully observant!! I first studied Interior Design @ University, though was working at the MGM grand as Keno and TAB Supervisor and became far too busy and bored with Physics classes.. *rollin my eyes*

      Project Managing was a concept I had been practicing throughout my career though first head of the actual label in 2008 while working on a contract with the Navy 🙂

      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment Rafael!

      Miss Lou

    • Thanks so much Eugene! Its wonderful to meet you 🙂 I saw the bird and the word God and decided to follow with the intent to visit at some stage in between comment responses and work 🙂

      Hope we get to touch base at some point again!

    • Lol. Thanks for your comment Mr B. (My childrens football coach is called Mr B.) It’s lovely to meet you too! Look forward to having a good read through your posts over the coming days!

  111. LOL! You’re absolutely amazing and hilarious too!! Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m stuck on yours!! I’m addicted to apples and crunchy peanut butter!!

    • *giggling* Thanks so much! You’re lovely! I just added you on twitter and already favorited 2 of your tweets!

      I love apples – especially the green ones. I’ll have to give them a try with the peanut butter… Perhaps f I served them for dinner with chicken I could label it another one of my X Files!

      • Yay! I’m right behind you on twitter! You write so beautifully! Keep it up and do you! xx

    • Cheese and Jam. No.
      Oh goodness… lol.. That’s almost as interesting as my salty French fries dipped into chocolate hot fudge Sunday!

      Oh and you are more than welcome 🙂 Hope to have some great reads over on your blog in the near future!

      Miss Lou