Saturday, 30 April 2022

A-Z challenge 2022 - Z is for Zany, Zappy and Zingy

#AtoZChallenge 2022 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter

Welcome to the conversations in my head with my friend Alice, previously seen in my 2019 A-Z posts and loosely based on Alice in Wonderland.  At least that's the plan.


Are we still talking Wendy?  You went very quiet on me yesterday after our discussion on youthful.

Of course Alice.  And to a degree you are right.  I’m never going to be youthful again but I don’t need to be old.  And of course I will be old but that will be easier if I’m fitter and in charge of my mind.  I can certainly work on getting fitter and being healthier.  Not sure about the mind thing with you inside it.  Time will tell on that front.

Right so do you have a word in mind for the letter Z?

Actually I have 3 Alice.  I chose them to sum you up.

Oh dear.  Are they nice words?

Definitely.  I wanted the challenge to finish on a positive note.

Ok.  What are the words?

Zany, zappy and zingy.

Do you really think they apply to me Wendy?

Yes.  Zany means silly or amusing.  You can be very silly at times Alice but you are also, according to our readers, amusing.

Oh so you don’t find me amusing then?  Bit of a back handed compliment.

Yes Alice sometimes I do find you amusing.  Anyway the second word, zappy, means energetic or lively which you definitely are.  You have much more get up and go than I have which is good although if you could curb your enthusiasm first thing in the morning it would be appreciated.

I’m trying Wendy, I’m trying.  And this week you seem to have been getting up earlier anyway.

The decorators are here working in the spare bedrooms so I’ve had to be.

Well you should try and keep to the earlier rising and work on going to bed a bit earlier.

We’re digressing Alice.  The final Z word I’ve chosen for you is Zingy which means striking, attractive or appealing.

I don’t go around striking anyone!

Striking as in your looks Alice which are also attractive and appealing.

Oh, now you’re making me blush.

Well Alice, despite being a grumpy, overweight, non-youthful, waffling idiot at times I have appreciated your help with this challenge.  I’ll even go as far as to say I couldn’t have done it without you.

Oh stop, you have me crying.

Well that would be a first.

Hey, does this mean we can do it all again next year?

Ask me in 6 months’ time Alice.

You’re not expecting me to be quiet until then are you Wendy?

Well that would be like asking for the impossible Alice so no.  And I’m definitely working on ideas for keeping you involved in my blog.

Oh goody we could….

Alice, don’t start getting carried away.

Yes but I have some great ideas….

Alice!  You have to learn when to stop which, as we’ve finished the A-Z challenge, is now!

Well there’s still a reflection post to be done Wendy so readers definitely haven’t heard the last of me yet.

Ok Alice, you get to have the last word.

Thank you Wendy.


  1. I think I have to read "Alice in the wonderland" again, last time was maybe when I was 10 years old !
    But I think you should look in your mirror because I don't see a grumpy, overweight, non-youthful, waffling idiot ! but rather a loving youthful grandma !! amongst other qualities of course !! I still remember you bothering what to do with two wedding dresses !!

  2. We like Alice. Let her be around....she sure is striking ;) also ur z words are some which i used in my post today too....was grt fun knowing u..i hope to cross paths again..good luck

    Congrats on completing a to z. From "The Pensive"

  3. Oh dear, I hope I don't have to wait 6 months for Alice to reappear? Maybe there is another person you can introduce (ducking as I am sure you will throw something at me, Wendy, grinning). I have really enjoyed this. Have a beautiful weekend.

    1. Ha no I think she'll be cropping up before then,

  4. Well done for completing another a to z. I have a feeling this isn't the last we'll hear from Alice.

  5. I agree, you need to keep Alice for your blog. Anyway, congratulations!

  6. You had one of the most unique themes for the challenge this year. I did enjoy the few posts of yours I read. Congrats on reaching the end :) It was a fun challenge this year. Not sure I'm doing it next year, but I did enjoy this year's challenge indeed!


  7. An fitting end to another fun A-Z, Wendy! You and Alice have kept us entertained all month! I am waiting to see how you bring Alice into a regular blog...

  8. Great job Wendy. I've enjoyed hearing the conversations in your head!

    Janet’s Smiles

  9. This is such a fun idea for the A-Z challenge. You can find out a lot about yourself from imaginary conversations, I find.


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