Tuesday, 22 May 2012

ABC of Me

Having commented on what a fun post Sheelagh of An Irish Village Pantry had done on receiving the Awesome Blog Content Award, she kindly passed it on to me! Now I have to think of 26 words that are meaningful to me - whatever am I going to put for X?


A - Arabic, the language of my father.
B - Bodmin Moor, where I grew up.
C - now I have a bit of a quandary here, is it Cornwall or Cake or Chocolate or CT?
D - Dartington - I was fortunate enough to attend school here for a few years and they were some of the best years of my life. It is still one of my favourite places and I visit as often as I can.
E - Egypt, the land of my father.
F - Friends in far flung places (ie out of Cornwall) who I miss and rarely get to see.
G - Gardens and Gardening and Growing our own food.
H - Hedges, just love love love Cornish hedges. So pretty, so much diversity and forever changing.
I - iPhone. From no mobile phone to a most amazing one. How did I get by without it?
J - July, the month I was born in.
K - Klout - give me more, especially for Chocolate & Cornwall please :)
L - Librarian - that is my day job!
M - Moors - much as I love the sea, I love the moors more. Whenever I've lived away from them, I started to pine.
N - Names, secret and otherwise.
O - Online, this is where I seem to spend much of my life these days and it's all down to this blog.
P - Primroses, my favourite flower ever.
Q - Quilt - I have a beautiful quilt made by my quilting aunt which I treasure greatly.
R - Reading, although I find precious little time for reading print these days.
S - Spring, my favourite season.
T - Trains, I catch them most days to and from work. The journey is beautiful and quite breathtaking in some places especially when the tides and weather are right.
U - Ukulele, I do sometimes wish CT would stop playing it!
V - Vegetarian, is what I am.
W - Walking, the best form of transport ever.
X - Xinmei, a blogger whose name immediately sprang to mind for her amazing bento boxes which sometimes feature on her blog Pudding Pie Lane.
Y - Yellow, one of my favourite colours and so reminiscent of spring and sunshine & hope.
Z - Zebra, not so much the zebra itself, but as a representation of our fascinating and diverse wildlife which we ought to do a much better job of preserving for future generations.

The idea is to nominate as many bloggers as I wish, but being a bit of a maverick, I'm going to let you choose. If you think you'd like to have a go at doing a post like this, let me know and I'll add your blog and link onto the bottom of this post.

Hooray for the following:

Green Gourmet Giraffe
Allotment 2 Kitchen
Farmersgirl Kitchen
A Little Bit of Heaven on a Plate

34 comments:

  1. I love this post... so great to know a little bit more about you C...i'll Klout away for you dear!

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  2. Great post! You have given so much interesting information about yourself in so few words. Your comment on CT and his Uke made me laugh. I don't mind E playing the uke so much as having to listen to tiny tim warble along with his uke! Put me down for the challenge - it is just the sort of list I love!

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    1. Ha ha, at least I don't have tiny tim. You know I thought of you when I was going to nominate some blogs, then at the last minute decided not to put anyone under pressure. Glad I got that one right :)

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    2. You are lucky - a little bit of tiny tim goes a long way - and E's tiny tim collection goes a very long way! I've posted my ABC at http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/abc-of-ggg.html - had a lot of fun doing it - thanks for the inspiration!

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    3. Good news Johanna -I'm coming over for a look now.

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  3. What a good post to read! I also love Dartington and primroses and think you must live in one of the best parts of the country. So many interesting facts Choclette :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura. I'd forgotten you know the environs of Totnes well too - aren't the Hall Gardens wonderful? I know I'm very lucky to live where I do.

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  4. Fab post, enjoyed reading and learning much more about you in so little words. I don't often do tags, but I am liking the sound of this challenge. Yeah go on put me down for it.

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    1. Thanks Shaheen and glad you are up for it. It appealed to me because it captures quite a bit in just a few words.

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  5. Lovely post & it's great to know more about you, Choclette! Have a nice day! :)

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  6. Gosh another librarian, I seem to collect them ;-) Great post. If I have time at the weekend I'll have a go at this, great to read your ABC.

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    1. Thanks Janice - how many other librarians do you know?

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  7. Wow, that looks time-consuming ;) But congrats on the award and love all the little tidbits of info. It's like getting to know you, one letter at a time...

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    1. JW, sometimes it's good to have a break from chocolate!

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  8. Fantastic! So much info about you in so few words!! Great job and thanks for sharing : )

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    1. Thanks Lynds, this was a fun one to do.

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  9. You are, of course, Xtraordinary.. :D

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    1. He he Celia - now why didn't I think of that? ;-)

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  10. I love discovering stories behind blogs and a little more about the bloggers themselves. Yellow is my favourite colour too - the perfect pick me up!

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    1. Thanks Little Loaf - you're very welcome to join in if you'd like!!!

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  11. It's always nice to find out a little more about the person behind the blog.

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    1. Thanks, this one is a good one, because it forces you to think of a few things you might not otherwise reveal :)

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  12. Love this post! I quite agree with the zebras!

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    1. Excellent Cakeboule - united we stand!

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  13. Lovely to learn more about you...but now I want to swap a lot of things! xxx

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    1. Oh good Susan, look forward to the swap :)

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  14. Great post! Lovely to know more about you and in such a creative way. I'm not sure I could get through the whole alphabet!

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    1. Shocking news Ros - and you the Alpha Bakes queen too!

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    1. Great Janice, I'll be over later to see how you fared.

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  16. Firstly I am possibly the only being who is in complete envy of your day job! Secondly could I email you about visiting my godson in Dubai and any info on culture?

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    1. You know what, I very much doubt you would be if you knew what it entailed! Yes indeed, do e-mail me, but I don't know a lot about Dubai and haven't visited Egypt since 1985. You might fare better with Sally My Custard Pie. She has been living in Dubai for a number of years and has an excellent blog about foodie life in Dubai - http://mycustardpie.com/

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