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Saturday 24 July 2010

The Sunday Roast

What in the world is A Kaishon?

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I have a real treat for us this week with some stunning phography from a very well known and liked blogger. Aren't these photographs absolutely brilliant?

Life with Kaishon is written by Becky

who lives in a Philadelphia Suburb in Pennsylvania.

Life With Kaishon is a blog about the adventures of her son and her family.

Thank you for the interview, Becky.

A very warm welcome to you and your followers

Here's the first of the standard questions. Why do you blog?

It is so fun to share our days with the world!

I loved my friend Gretchen’s blog and I wanted to have something to share like this with my own little muffin!

My son can look back someday and see what we used to do when he was little! I love that.

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What's the story behind your blog name?

Can you believe there is no story? I needed a name and that just came to mind so I zapped it in and now we are stuck with it.

What is the best thing about being a blogger?

I have met so many sweet blogging friends. I love the community and the friendships. Blogging has made my life richer.

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What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

Have fun. Make it snappy! Put a picture in your post.

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(Stunning photographs, Becky)

What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?

The birth story of Nella Cordelia.

Do not read unless you are prepared to cry.

What is the most significant blog post you've ever written?

Wow. Most significant?

Here’s to kids who are different by Digby Wolf.

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Then a new one by me.

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If you were to suggest three blogs for roasting who would you pick, and why?

Grandma J is one of my most favorite bloggers. She is the fun and quirky Grammy you had when you were growing up and she will always make you smile! lady Communal Global is a great blog. Lola from Utah created it and it is a fun way to view the world each day thru the eyes of women all around the globe!Study 1 - black border (resized 150) Drew from Happy Chaos is an outstanding photographer and a fun blogger. She is a great person to meet and visit. I never click away without a smile on my face.


{This picture taken by Drew}

That concludes the formal aspect of the interview but it would be nice to get to know you a little better while you are slowly turning on the roasting spit. So while you are screaming in agony above the open fire here are a few more questions for you.

Pick three things you can't live without (no you cannot have ice cubes to cool you down)

Things and not people? If it was people that would be so easy (Jesus, Kaishon, my Family)

I could not live without my camera, my black yoga pants or my coconut coffee from Dunkin Donuts!

(Beautiful answer, Becky)


If we were to make a movie about blogland, what would it be and who would you cast in the leading roles?

A movie about blogland? How about we write a book instead. In the book we would all think that we loved the other bloggers and then we would meet in real life and be intensely disappointing.

(You most probably have a point there)

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If you could live your life again who would you be, and why?

I have loved this life so very much. I don’t think I would change. I would make myself skinny though! : )

(Great that you are so pleased with life as it is - a lot of you fellow roastees are of the same opinion)

You have been given a wonderful talent from above. This causes you to make your mark on humanity and be world famous. In which area would prefer: a best selling novelist, a brilliant artist, a gifted musician, a fantastic singer, a charismatic leader, anything you choose, and why?

I would pick brilliant photographer. I think the beautiful thing about life is that all of us ARE given a talent from above. We have to make our lives count in whatever way we can and find our talent!

(I think you are already a brilliant photographer and I am sure every reader will agree)

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If you were an ice cream cone, which flavor would you prefer and who would you most want to lick you?

I like pistachio! Green is my favorite color. Plus, I am totally nutty! I suppose my sweet husband Gary could lick if he wanted :) all other lickers need to stay far away because that would creep me out!

(And quite right too!)

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Describe in one sentence your perfect day

One sentence? Oh my.
Vacation with all the ones I love.

If you were a fictional writer which one would you be and why?

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I have to pick a writer too?
Oh me. Oh my! What will I do?
I like Shel Silverstein, and Eric Carle-
Who, oh who’s identity should I borrow?
Dr. Suess would win today-tis True.Tis true!

(Love your highly original reply - you're a poet and we didn't know it!)

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I have done so many embarrassing things in my life. Here is a post about one of them… Unbelievable (no pictures in this post!)

(I'm off to have a read and to enjoy some more of your fantastic photographs)

And finally if you have answered all these questions I invite you to ask me one in return - it's the least I can do. OK fire away!

Do you visit blogs every day?
What is your favorite thing about blogging Eddie?

That's two questions! Can't you ladies count? LOL
I visit blogs when, and as often, as I can, yet unfortuantely I have insufficient time to devote to blogging in general at the moment. I hope this will be rectified when our major house refurb is complete and when I am FULLY restored to full health after my hip replacement operation. Sunday Roast work is quite time consuming and I am pleased to say I am managing to keep that going but it is a bit frustrating that I cannot fully crack on with more writing and visiting.
To answer your second question, my favorite thing about blogging is getting to know people, making them laugh (or cry) and generally inter-relate with bloggers. I have made some really great bloggy friends. I also want to find time to write up my ambulance stories and other events experienced in my life.

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Thank you for this fun interview! I will end with a quote as I do in many of my own posts:

‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.’ ~Plato

(A great Plato quote - we should all say this every day, as soon as we awake. Thank you again Becky for your wonderful interview. It is a privilage to have you on the show)


Today's Sunday Roast with Life With Kaishon is the 125th in a
weekly series of interviews with bloggers from around the world. _________________________________________________

This interview will feature in The Roll of Honour for all
published Roasts. To view press
HERE __________________________________________________


  1. Sorry about the photos not bleeding off to the right as they should do - the fault is entirely mine due to my limited techo-skills in this department ~ Eddie

  2. I'm off to a wedding in a minute but I will try to rectify when I return tomorrow.

  3. The pictures are stunning - however they fit! Another clever blogger duly roasted...

  4. Wonderful interview! What a treat to get to know Becky and her Kaishon! And I too loved the quote from Plato. So true and we need to remember this one.
    Thanks Eddie!

  5. excellent roast! doesnt she take the most beautiful to go by....they are always so full of life...

  6. That was a fantastic interview with someone that I already *know*.
    Becky's photos are very professional (I think) so I feel she already has that gift!
    The photos looked very good on the Sunday Roast and definitely showed Becky's character.
    I love her hair!!!!! Love her answers and of course I loved the pictures.
    Well done to both of you!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  7. I too am a big fan of Becky's blog oh and of Becky and her family too. Because she is such a spectacular photographer, it made this Sunday Roast even more special. And the thing about Becky is how much sense she makes in her posts and here in the roast as well. The quotes she puts by her photos are well thought out and match the photos perfectly. The special writing she adds in her own words are beautiful words showing us the amazing woman behind the camera. I am so glad this week's roast is this unique woman.

  8. Another fun interview. I believe I asked two questions of you, also. Why do women do that? It's because we know that you really meant to say "ask me a couple in return." You just didn't know you meant to say that.

  9. Thanks Eddie...another good one to add to my list.

    Sorry you are still having trouble avec votre Hip. Mine is the only thing that doesn't hurt on damp muggy days.

  10. Oh! Thank you so much for this lovely post Eddie! What kind words you said. You totally made my day! I will shamelessly promote this on my blog : ) tonight.

    Thanks for thinking of me. I sure do love Techno babe as well. So nice of her to recommend me : )

  11. And THAT, Eddie, is why I LOVE visiting Life With Kashion. It's one of my regular "must reads"./ Becky has such a loving and generous heart and her pictures-- Ohhhh her pictures-- They fill my heart and always make me smile.

    Hats off to you both for a great interview!

    A million thanks,
    xo jj

    PS Hope you're feeling good Eddie.

  12. Wow! What a great interview -- I MUST go check out this "Life with Kaishon" blog right away :)

  13. I've been reading Life With Kaishon for quite a long time now, and yes her photography is outstanding. But what I like most about Becky is her warmth and upbeat attitude. Somehow she manages to do all of this and deal with really heavy stuff at work all day.

    She's a ray of sunshine!

  14. I love life with Kaishon! She is the most entertaining fabulous and funny bloggers. I love her honesty, her creativity and I love that she puts a smile to my face when I visit her blog. Great interview and what a fun website you have going that I just encountered! Love it. Thanks for sharing

  15. I am on my way over to meet this lovely lady and see her blog.
    I agree with her The birth story of Nella Cordelia was one of the most moving post I have ever read, it is one that still lays on my heart....beautiful.
    Great post my friend.....:-) Hugs

  16. Awesome roast Becky! You are a Briliant photographer already and a beautiful person....loved learning more about on of my favorite bloggers buddies!

  17. Great interview! I love "Life with Kaishon" and read it regulary!

  18. Gorgeous pictures and and excellent roast. Thanks Eddie :)

  19. Eddie, you're doing a really great job with the Sunday Roast.
    I got a bit worried that you might stop doing it, cos i enjoy it with my morning cuppa each Sunday.

    It's so interesting to read interviews with other bloggers. The photos in this one are fab, esp the water splash one and the one with lemons.

    And, whenever you get to write the ambulance stories, I'll be waiting!

  20. Great interview. I love "Life with Kaishon."

  21. Life with Kaishon is one of my favorite blogs!

  22. Now look who's Almost Famous! ;) Yeah for you Becky! I love your blog too for its pictures, positivity. and obvious love for your family. But, I especially like the nice comments you leave on my blog!

  23. I am sitting here with the biggest smile on my face. Becky, you are not only a daily read for me, but such a wonderful friend (whom I met through blogging some many moons ago now!!!!) You are such an incredible individual with talents beyond belief. You are always there for me and have seen me through some very seriosu bumps in my road of life. I love you and know are also loved by so many others. This was such a wonderful experience for you to share with us and to the host....You are not know why I have never ended up here before, but I will be back again and again!!!!

  24. I love Becky's pictures! I love reading her blog and seeing the world the way she sees it through her lens..fantastic!

  25. Yep. We all love, B. She's one rockin' bloggin' mama!!

  26. How appropriate for you to interview Becky as she's been spotlighting so many talented bloggers this week, too. I love her positive spirit, her gift for writing, and her talent for photography.

  27. LOVE me some Becky! I first met her through I Heart Faces, and she is my biggest bloggy photography encourager. I LOVE her.. and I have really enjoyed getting to know her and watching her grow (especially photographically) through the past couple of years. Great interview, Eddie... I like your style and the way you really showcase a person's strengths! Becky... I just <3 you so much!

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  29. Love your post title Eddie... ha!

    And I LOVE Becky; she absolutely makes the blogosphere a better place!

  30. Love her and love this post!! :) What a fun idea for an interview style. It was a great read. Keep up the good work connecting bloggers to each other!


  31. What a great interview.
    Becky to be one of my favorite bloggers...and she is such a special person; a real sweetheart. I learned somethings in this interview too: coconut coffee????? What? "get out of the city"

  32. Stopping by at Becky's blog is always so entertaining. I loved this interview with her.

    And believe me she is even funnier in real life ;)

  33. Rebeckah is one of the few women that I would like to snuggle up with. And I'm not kidding when I say a "few". I just love her!

  34. I love reading L w/ K. She's as great and she sounds :)

  35. Awwww, Becky is the best! I love her quirky descriptions of daily life, her fabulous quotations, and her very great love for her family and neighborhood kids!

  36. Becky's a gem. Great interview/roast :)

  37. I am hopping over there now and add Becky to my list.

  38. Becky is one of my favorites!


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