#AtoZChallenge: Z is for Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah


Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah... just the mention of it makes you want to break out in song, doesn't it? Well, it should... it should make you feel happy like you have no cares in the world, right?
I've had the song in my head for two days... not quite sure why. Probably because I've been thinking about what to write about for the Z day! So, back to the song. I had no idea about the song's origins and just found out that it was in the 1964 animated movie Song of the South (which I'd never even heard of... where have I been?). The man who sang it was called James Baskett, apparently, the music was written by Allie Wrubel and lyrics by Ray Gilbert. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah even won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Cool, huh?
Here are the lyrics:
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actch'll
Ev'rything is satisfactch'll
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!
And here's the video of the song from the movie:

And while I'm on the subject of Zs, my husband said I should write about Zavial. Huh? You say. Well, Zavial is the name of a small beach down towards the west coast of the Algarve. The reason he wanted me to talk about Zavial is because he worked on a house there... and produced the most gorgeous bathroom which he wanted me to share with you. My hubby renovates property, you see. And he's rather amazing at it! Anyway, here's the flash bathroom he created:
His attention to detail and after sales service is unlike anybody I've ever met! So, if you're after a new bathroom (or any other room in the house), and you live in the UK (where we'll be moving to soon) or the Algarve, let me know :)

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  1. What a neat bathroom. It's so shiny, I can't even imagine a wet towel on the floor!

  2. Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge! I am glad you made it! I enjoyed all your posts all month long.

    More importantly I am glad I found your blog and books! Looking forward to reading both more.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

  3. Now that song is stuck on repeat in my head lol. The bathroom looks amazing! Congrats on completing the challenge!!! Simply Sarah

  4. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay... That sure brings back some fond memories. Loved that movie.

  5. Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !

    Fantastic post! Thank you for sharing. I know a couple that go by "ZippyDee" and "DooDah" rather than Grandma and Grandpa.

    Thank you for the free books! Sweet.

    And that is a great bathroom. WTG to your hubby.

  6. My, oh my what a wonderful day! It is so great that you plan to visit the East Coast of Canada in the next year. I've lived in Canada my entire life (29 years) and have never been to the East Coast - I am pretty thrilled to be spending the next two years of my life there! Since my MA thesis will be on Jane Austen, my plan is to visit England in the summer of 2014 to do research!

    Cheers to finishing A-Z!

    B from http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by on the last day of the A to Z Challenge! Its been a real blast 'meeting' you all! Now, I wonder how many of you walked around for a day or two with Zip e dee doo dah stuck in your heads? Sorry about that!! he he he
    Have an awesome day! :)

  8. Hello there.
    Awesome bathroom! Safe travels & happy moving, wherever you move to!
    Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess


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