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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Z for Zeal, Zest, Zany and Zenith

We have reached the end of this year's A-Z Challenge and here is where my  inspiration ends too, as I cannot come up with anything beginning with Z relating to my theme of the Scottish Borders. 

We've not even a ZOO - the nearest is Edinburgh.  I checked a Touring Guide for Scotland and only one  Z word appears in the index  - ZETLAND - the old word for Shetland and about as far away from the Scottish Borders as you could get in Scotland.

A  trawl through Borders census returns might well come across a Zaccharias, or Zachery or Zebediaha Zena, Zelda, Zita, Zillah  or Zoe. 
But instead I will conclude by saying that this A-Z Challenge has been a very stimulating  blog prompt to follow and great fun, despite the pressures of posting almost every day. It has been amazing to read how different bloggers have interpreted each letter.  

But one thing is certain - we have all approached the challenge with ZEAL and ZEST We have  ZOOMED in  on our chosen theme, ZIPPED  through the letters, at times been ZANY,   but we have   now  reached  this ZENITH  

Thank you for joining me on this journey through "My Scottish Borders".
Your comments have been much appreciated.

 The triple Eildon Hills  - the most famous view in the Scottish Borders
taken from the village of St. Boswells 
Copyright © 2014 · Susan Donaldson.  All Rights Reserved

A-Z Challenge Preview
A-Z Challenge A - Abbeys,Abbotsford and Armstrong's
A-Z Challenge B - Border Reivers, Border Ballads and Blackmail 
A-Z Challenge C - Common Ridings and Carter Bar 
A-Z Challenge D - Dryburgh Abbey,  Duns Scotus and The Douglas Tragedy 

A-Z Challenge E - Ellio's, Earlston, Enigma Hero and Eyemouth Tart   
A-Z Challenge F - Flodden, Fletcher and Flowers of the Forest    
A-Z Challenge G - A Green & Pleasant Land and Galashiels   
A-Z Challenge H - Hermitage Castle and Hawick  

A-Z Challenge I - Inspirational Land  of James Hogg & Will Ogilvie
A-Z Challenge J - Jedburgh, Jedthart Justice & Jethart Snails 
A-Z Challenge K - Kalaidoscope, Kelso and Kinmont Willie   

 A-Z Challenge L - The Fair Lilliard and Leaderfoot Viaduct  
A-Z Challenge M - Muckle Mou'ed Meg and Melrose   
A-Z Challenge N - Newark Castle and Nature    
A-Z Challenge O - Oxford Connections - Sir James Murray & Mary Somerville   
A-Z Challenge P - Pele Towers and Princely Connections    
A-Z Challenge Q - Queen of Scots and Queen of Elfland
A-Z Challenge R - Rivers, Rugby and Rumbledethumps 
A-Z Challenge S - Scott's, Sir Walter and 'Scott's View 
A-Z Challenge T - Turnbull's and Thomas the Rhymer    
A-Z Challenge U - US Presidential Connection, Unusual Sight & Unusual Facts  
A-Z Challenge V  -Valour  Votes and Vital Statistics  
A-Z Challenge W - Wallace, Waterloo, Walks and Woods 
A-Z Challenge X - EXplorer, EXcursions, EXprressions and EXhaustion 
A-Z Challenge Y - Yetholm and a Yarrow Ballad


  1. Hi Sue, I think you have done very well to stick to your theme for 25 letters. It is also interesting that there isn't a zoo!

  2. Very good z's and congratulations on making through! whew!


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