Back to front but full of enthusiasm as usual, I wrote my first post for this series and then realised that I hadn’t done an “intro” blog- not my strongest suite but here goes:
Funny how one idea sparks off another. There seemed to be a lot of A-Z related challenges about, starting with Alyson Sheldrake’s lovely ABC Award.http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/abc-award/.
Julie Dawn Fox came up with the idea of writing “A personal A-Z of Portugal”http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/01/10/a-personal-a-z-of-portugal/- her adopted country. Each letter of the alphabet was to be the basis for a post on any aspect of Portugal.
Seemed like a good idea and I was all set to join in when “PigletinPortugal” (may I call you Carole?) decided to take it one step further and “Go Global”.http://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/my-a-z-of-portugal/
A dilemma! I love Portugal and have lots of wonderful places and memories I’d love to share. At the same time, I have Polish family and am aching to introduce people to my father’s homeland, and some of the lovely folks I have met there. Even worse, I currently live in England and have done so for most of my adult life, and, guess what? I love England too (in spite of the weather) and have written quite happily about my native Yorkshire Moors, Dales and Durham coast.
What to do? Well, I guess I’m going to be greedy. I’ve already made a start with Portugal, but intend to follow up pretty soon with Poland. Piglet has said that there are no time constraints, which is a darn good thing in my case. Mrs Speed, I am not!
So let me extend the challenge, or invitation, to you. You can write about places, food, people, experiences…anything you feel is pertinent to the country of your choice. We already have quite a few posts up and running and Alyson has created a logo for Portugal:
while Piglet’s is the controlling site where you should register your interest, and comply with Piglet’s directions. Or you can just turn up for a highly entertaining evening’s reading.
My fellow A-Z ers are:
Checking on Piglet’s site today interest is growing and I think there’s now a willing volunteer for England (phew!) and certainly one for Chile. So, what’s stopping you? Come along on the journey. Next instalment coming soon.