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ABC of Me

Awards Plus | 22nd May 2012 | By

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


  1. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    22nd May 2012 at 12:35 pm

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

  2. Johanna GGG

    22nd May 2012 at 12:56 pm

    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!

    • Choclette

      22nd May 2012 at 7:57 pm

      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 🙂

    • Johanna GGG

      26th May 2012 at 1:35 pm

      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 – had a lot of fun doing it – thanks for the inspiration!

    • Choclette

      27th May 2012 at 9:52 am

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

  3. laura@howtocookgoodfood

    22nd May 2012 at 4:21 pm

    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 🙂

    • Choclette

      22nd May 2012 at 8:00 pm

      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.

  4. Kit @ i-lostinausten

    22nd May 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Lovely post & it’s great to know more about you, Choclette! Have a nice day! 🙂

  5. Shaheen

    22nd May 2012 at 5:23 pm

    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.

    • Choclette

      22nd May 2012 at 8:03 pm

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

  6. Janice

    22nd May 2012 at 8:24 pm

    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.

    • Choclette

      22nd May 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks Janice – how many other librarians do you know?

  7. Javelin Warrior

    22nd May 2012 at 9:58 pm

    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…

    • Choclette

      24th May 2012 at 8:20 pm

      JW, sometimes it’s good to have a break from chocolate!

  8. Lynds

    22nd May 2012 at 10:38 pm

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

    • Choclette

      24th May 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Lynds, this was a fun one to do.

  9. celia

    22nd May 2012 at 11:06 pm

    You are, of course, Xtraordinary.. 😀

    • Choclette

      24th May 2012 at 8:33 pm

      He he Celia – now why didn’t I think of that? 😉

  10. thelittleloaf

    23rd May 2012 at 12:07 pm

    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!

    • Choclette

      24th May 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks Little Loaf – you’re very welcome to join in if you’d like!!!

  11. All That I'm Eating

    23rd May 2012 at 12:25 pm

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

    • Choclette

      24th May 2012 at 8:36 pm

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

  12. cakeboule

    23rd May 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Love this post! I quite agree with the zebras!

    • Choclette

      24th May 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Excellent Cakeboule – united we stand!

  13. Susan's blog

    24th May 2012 at 8:59 pm

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

    • Choclette

      27th May 2012 at 8:49 am

      Oh good Susan, look forward to the swap 🙂

  14. Baking Addict

    24th May 2012 at 9:41 pm

    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!

    • Choclette

      27th May 2012 at 8:50 am

      Shocking news Ros – and you the Alpha Bakes queen too!

  15. Janice

    25th May 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve done mine now.

    • Choclette

      27th May 2012 at 8:51 am

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

  16. avillagepantry

    26th May 2012 at 4:09 am

    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?

    • Choclette

      27th May 2012 at 8:56 am

      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 –


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