Monday, 23 March 2015

Dynnargh Dhis … to my blog and the A – Z Challenge Theme Reveal …




Guessed what it is yet?  Simple really … Welcome



… to Aspects of British Cornish … some form of … my usual eclectic mix of history, odds and ends, areas I love, alphabet letters that fit!, images, culture, some educational bits and bobs …



… wherever my head takes me – I planned this a year ago … did I get beyond the title sheet … no, not even the index … so what will come up will come up and surprise me, let alone you …

 
Funny names for beautiful tiny harbours

I always enjoy it … and I see lots of bloggers have been revealing themselves today ... more to follow I expect! …

 
Tintagel Castle of Arthurian Legend

Have fun, make new friendsI always seem to meet some great buddies leave pertinent comments, don’t stress, learn lots be creative




Live and let live … and I will sincerely try and keep mine short – but writing about things you love is somewhat difficult …

"A Fish Sale" by Stanhope A Forbes (1884/85)


Tereba Nessa …  until next time! ….

Crown Mines, Botallack


Hilary Melton-Butcher

Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

73 comments:

Chrys Fey said...

Eclectic is fun! I'm excited to see what your posts are for each day. :)

Karen Walker said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with and some day I will visit cornwall

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your posts are always fascinating, so this will be fun!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Completely awesome theme :-)

Paula Kaye said...

Looking forward to your challenge

Stephen Tremp said...

Cool theme! One of wifey's best dishes is Cornish Game Hens baked in a Dutch Oven.

Out on the prairie said...

A fun adventure

Gingi Freeman said...

I keep seeing these A to Z challenges.. where is everyone finding these? It's such a great idea!! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Chrys, Karen, Alex, Annalisa, Paula, Steve, OOTP, and Gingi - thank you all .. and Gingi I left a comment with the details ..

I'm looking forward once again to the A-Z .. cheers Hilary

Gattina said...

Curious to see what's coming up ! The Crown Mines look very interesting !

loverofwords said...

I actually visited Cornwall, Hilary. Looking forward to reading your blog. Your writing always makes me want to visit the places you describe.

Bob Scotney said...

No Poldark, I hope.

Elise Fallson said...

I like your theme and I know I'm going to learn a lot (as I always do) when I visit your blog. Hope you are feeling better! :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

As Alex says: this sounds to be such fun! Thanks for visiting my own theme reveal. :-)

Suzanne Furness said...

Dydh da, Hilary!
Looking forward to your A-Z theme. Are you watching Poldark?

Diana Wilder said...

Oh, good! I'm padding my reading list and I'll love your posts! (And hmmmmm... Having read the comment above mine, I see I'll have to dust off the Poldark episodes and watch them...

Melissa Sugar said...

Such a cool and unusual theme. I'm ready to read all of your posts. I bookmarked your blog. Thank you for visiting my blog. I will be back in April.

Jerralea said...

Sounds very interesting - who doesn't love to read about the British?

Happy blogging!

L.G. Smith said...

Looking forward to your posts. Always informative. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'll enjoy learning more about Cornwall and all things Cornish.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Gattina - I'll do my best! @ Nat - so good to know you'll have some idea of my 'home' county .. that's the way I feel; So chuffed you feel inspired by my writing these blog posts @ Bob - Poldark is Cornwall isn't it?! @ Elise - delighted you enjoy coming over and learning; yes, the hip is healing slower than it started out to do - ne'er mind! @ Roland - glad to visit you and so good to see you here; @ Suzanne - yeah I guess I'm going to get a few Cornish greetings back from friends/bloggers with more knowledge!! and Yes I am watching Poldark. @ Diana - that's great to see you .. and yes Poldark may feature - not in the way you're thinking though?! @ Melissa - that's fabulous .. looking forward to linking up with you then .. @ Jerralea - great .. I love hearing "who doesn't like to read about the British"! I'll be over to meet you shortly .. @ Luanna - delighted and am happy to share .. @ Diane - ah yes - hopefully we'll tempt you and your husband over to visit and take some photos?

Cheers everyone .. it'll be a fun time - and wonderful to see I'm seeing new friends popping up here already - Hilary

janice h said...

It's been years since we holidayed in Cornwall, but I loved it - it was so far from Scotland that it felt like being abroad while still being at home, if that doesn't sound daft. I look forward to annoying my husband during Poldark by dropping in the odd eclectic tidbit of yours, like he did with his historical addons during Wolf Hall! I think we're going to adore the photos in this challenge!

Fil said...

That sounds fun ... I'll look forward to reading them Hilary - I've always wanted to visit Cornwall.
Fil

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Sounds like a winner, Hilary. See you there!

beste barki said...

This is going to be fun. I'm looking forward to your posts Hilary!

Margie said...

I am looking forward to it, Hilary

Wishing you a lovely say from Colorado, it's the most beautiful spring day here!

Margie said...

*day*

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Wonderful! Looking forward to following your posts!!!

Janie Junebug said...

Such beautiful photos. I want to get on a plane and fly away to see everything you discuss.

Love,
Janie

Botanist said...

Sounds like fun, and hopefully will bring back a few memories :)

Julie Flanders said...

i always love your themes and this is no exception. Looking forward to another fun April with you, Hilary!

Silvia Villalobos said...

Wonderful, Hilary. I like surprises, so I am looking forward to following you along the way. See you soon.

Tara Tyler R said...

always a pleasure trip to see where hilary will take us!
love it!

Denise Covey said...

Hi Hilary! You keeping it short! This I have to see. Whatever you write it is always intriguing and your readers always learn something new. What could be better?

Hope you're hippity hopping on that hip!

Denise :-)

Caryn Caldwell said...

This looks like so much fun! Enjoy your A-Z challenge! And yay for writing about things you feel passionate about!

Jo said...

Love Tintagel. Doubt I could walk up there any more though. I love Cornwall anyway, what a gorgeous spot and I have fond memories because I spent my honeymoon there. Based in Mevagissey.

Sue McPeak said...

I just love your 'Bits and Bobs', Hilary. Always so interesting, educational and entertaining. Yes, it is hard to keep it short when writing about something you love. I understand that completely. No matter...write on...I will read every word you write and enjoy every 'Bit and Bob'.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
AtoZ 2015 Challenge
AJ's wHooligans

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Janice - it is a long way and I can quite see your thoughts on being away, yet home. I hope my posts will cover enough historical info - for you to filch! Photos - I have to garner those too!!

@ Fil - your music would go well down there ... they love singing!

@ Sharon @ Beste @ Margie (thanks for the Colorado wishes!) @ Montie @ Janie (see you down there one day?!) @ Ian - I'm sure I'll touch some memories @ Julie @ Silvia @ Tara @ Denise ( the hip has no choice .. it's moving along!) @ Caryn - welcome @ Jo - you'll remember lots @ Sue

Thanks everyone - Denise and Sue .. short (I'll try) - but thank you for the intriguing and at least you say you always learn something - interesting, educational and entertaining .. which I like to include ... I'm sticking to that type of post ... cheers Hilary

suesconsideredtrifles said...

Hello, Hilary. I follow your blog on the WordPress Reader. It is always interesting. Commenting takes far too long on other platforms for me to do it more than occasionally. Sue @ Sue’s Trifles

Nilanjana Bose said...

I am going to absolutely love revisiting Cornwall through your posts, great choice of theme! Holidayed there years ago, lovely memories. A diehard fan of du Maurier from childhood - so...Best of luck for the A-Z Hilary.

Oh, and no need to keep it short...not for me :) thanks..

Mason Canyon said...

I so look forward to your post, Hilary. I know I'll not only have fun visiting, but I'll learn interesting tidbits about a beautiful place and intriguing things.

Arlee Bird said...

As always we are due for an education on your blog. Another unique theme which I'm sure we'll learn some obscure knowledge heretofore unknown to us.

Never a dull moment at your site!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Wrote By Rote

Vanessa Morgan said...

Can't wait to read all your A to Z posts. Have a lovely week.

A Cuban In London said...

I loved my time in Cornwall. Loved it, love it, loved it. And I have the bookmark to prove it! :-)

Greetings from London.

A Lady's Life said...

Loved the pic of the fish sale 1884.

Lynn said...

I look forward to seeing your posts, Hilary! I enjoyed it the year I did A to Z, but I just like viewing others' efforts now. :)

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Fun! Sounds lovely and interesting :) Happy A to Z!

@TarkabarkaHolgy from
Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Sue - good to see you here - I know commenting across platforms can be a pain .. but thanks for doing it occasionally.

@ Nila - that's great .. I hope I match up to your expectations. Du Maurier will feature! Thanks re the short - I will try and match my usual style with much less content .. !!

@ Mason - thanks so much ... it's a pleasure writing for happy visitors.

@ Lee - I hope I give you a few extra snippets into Cornish life ... and thanks re the complement ...

@ Vanessa - that's great .. you too enjoy this last week til the A-Z kicks off ..

@ ACL - it's a beautiful bewitching county isn't it ... and you've still got your bookmark - definitely bewitched then!

@ A Lady's Life .. I too love that picture .. it's on the beach at Penzance ...

@ Lynn - so lovely to hear you're looking forward to my posts - and sometimes I feel like stepping off the A-Z bandwaggon - but am not sure I could!!

@ Tarkabarka - hope you'll enjoy the posts ... your Mop Dog blog about Hungarians looks interesting ..

Cheers everyone - thanks so much .. you're raising my bar .. Hilary

Lisa said...

I think that's the shortest post I've ever read of yours! Haha! As usual, I'm looking forward to reading you in April! I first found you on the A to Z and now three years later, we're still here. Yes! Hope recovery is going well!

DMS said...

It sounds like April is going to be fun-filled! I will be learning a lot too! :) Can't wait to see what you come up with each day. Good luck!
~Jess

Lynda R Young said...

I do love Cornwall.
It will be heaps of fun.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Your posts are always informative and entertaining, and you always manage to come through better than ever during A to Z. Take good care of yourself, Hilary! See you in April!

Julie

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Lisa - it can happen! - short on occasions. I know I've met some really good blogging friends via the A-z .. it's a great time .. and here we are years later ...

My hip has taken on a life of its own .. and I hope will settle down eventually

@ Jess - I think we all learn far more than we expect when we participate in the A- Z .. it'll be fun - see you there

@ Lynda - well that's a good thing and will I hope be entertaining

@ Julie - thanks so much .. I hope I can keep to everyone's expectations .. and see you soon ..

Cheers everyone - thanks for being here - lovely camaraderie we all have - Hilary

Rhonda Albom said...

Sounds like fun. Looking forward to learning more about Cornwall.

Patsy said...

We're going to Cornwall later in the year, so I'll be looking out for suggestions of interesting places to visit.

mail4rosey said...

You're going to be busy, and this is going to make for some fun reading. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I loved your posts last year and I'm sure they'll be just as interesting this year. And you always have a great variety.

Ann Best said...

Cornwall. Oh, perfect, Hils. My favorite place...that I'd like to visit. When I want to do it vicariously, I go into the series Doc Martin. I will love visiting you to see what you've posted. Yay!
((( ))) from me and Jen

M. J. Joachim said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with, Hilary, and I'm sure I'll enjoy your posts no matter how long they are :) Best of luck to you in this year's A - Z Challenge!

M Pax said...

Love your eclectic posts and learning more about Cornwall.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Rhonda - that's great .. as I guess it's a place you could visit; @ Patsy - well I think the tv will do it for you .. Gary - might object at the reason though?! @ Rosey - I'll be busy when I settle to it .. @ Susan - thanks so much .. I hope these will be amusing .. @ Ann- yes Cornwall my favourite place, and yours where you can come with me along the way vicariously .. do you know I've never watched Doc Martin ... ah well ...@ MJ - thanks they will be short and thanks for the good wishes .. @ Mary - thanks so much - they always are eclectic aren't they .. and Cornwall will come to the fore .. cheers to you all - thanks for visiting .. Hilary

Cherie Colyer said...

Beautiful pic of Tintagel Castle. I'm looking forward to learning more about following your posts.

Sara C. Snider said...

Ooh, this sounds fun! It's a part of the world I'd love to see one day. Good luck with the challenge!

Sara said...

Oh, I look forward to the A-Z challenge very much. I always find it fun to see what you come up with.

My favorite words in this post are: "...but writing about things you love is somewhat difficult …"

So TRUE and we're lucky there are lots of things you LOVE:~)

TexWisGirl said...

you always serve up things of interest. :)

Nick Wilford said...

I love Cornwall, there's something magical about it. I'm sure we will learn tons from your posts.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ CHerie - that's great to see you're looking forward to finding out more; @ Sara - I hope you can fulfil your dream of a visit one day in the not too distant future @ Sara - that's great .. and I know you're happy to come along with me in my A-Z tour .. yes I do have very eclectic tastes - but I learn from those .. @ Theresa - thanks; @ Nick - Cornwall does have a special draw doesn't it ... and I hope to satisfy the learning process; @ Marja - I hope one day you can get across from Holland perhaps for quick visit, while you're over from NZ - Mousehole is a village, tiny harbour .. but it's a fun name. The art works of Victorian and 20th century artists record so much detail ..

Thanks everyone - delighted you're here .. cheers Hilary

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Lovely theme and it will be a treat to read!

Hope you continue improving, Hilary. And good tips regarding A-Z.

Juliet Batten said...

My granddaughter's favourite story is about the Mousehole cat. I loved Cornwall; spent a winter in Lostwithiel back in the 60s.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Elizabeth - and I sure hope I can match up .. and yes the hip is slowly improving ...

... tips re the A-Z: if you decide on your theme for next year .. write them up when you think about it!! Don't wait for D-day to arrive ...

@ Juliet - it's such a lovely story: The Mousehole Cat ... and it's wonderful you know the area I'm talking about ...

Cheers Hilary

Michelle Wallace said...

Bits & bobs, odds & ends, knicks and knacks, a hodgepodge, a mishmash, fragments of this and that... you are the Queen Of Eclectic!
Looking forward to your posts!

Maria Kristina said...

Hello Hilary, reading this post is like an exciting stroll in a new land :D

I will surely check out your page for the A-Z posts.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

@ Michelle - I am definitely the Queen of Eclectic ... thankfully friends seem to enjoy reading!

@ Maria - thanks for coming by - and so pleased you enjoyed your visit .. I'll be over to meet you during the A-Z ..

Cheers to you both - Hilary