Friday, 18 January 2013

Growing blogs in the Kitchen...



It's the warmest place in the house just now. Brrr! 

So, I've donned my glad rags - read best merino thermal undies and fleecy slippers. (nb. I am wearing jeans, cardi and a top as well, in case anybody is tempted to get the wrong idea) and am all geared up for Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party. Virtual, which is good news both for my waistline and my cholesterol levels. Tests today show me to be in pretty good nick for my age and I want to keep it that way. The polar expedition  walk back home afterwards through the snowdrifts must have done wonders for my fitness!


The beard snoozing on yonder bank is Mr GP. The left leg is mine (I'm not photogenic).


and here is our trusty travelling companion, Old Teddy, searching  for treasure on the Southern Uplands Way. We managed to drag him away eventually...all the way up to Oban, Mull and Iona. That was some  journey we made, our Grand Pilgrimage back in 2011. We've walked all over the place, as have my blogs: I've had three though Growing Greenpatches is the only one currently active. 



 And me? Like Dormouse, I began my blogging career over on the wonderful wibsite by way of that even more wonderful Magazine of Unrest and nest of subversiveness -  shipoffools.com. Like Dormouse,  only the opposite way round, I lived in France before moving back to the UK, but that's another story. Hop over to my Vintage Greenpatches page to read "Greenpatches: Five Things You Wished You'd Always Known," or was it "Wished You'd Never Known?" Far better than me waffling on  here. Don't forget to read my Welcome blurb too, that really will confuse you. Well, I did say Growing Greenpatches was a right old pot-pourri, didn't I?

Giveaways? (You can't have a party without a party bag).  Let's see... Pot-pourri? Might not travel well.     Let's say - if you'd like a keyring in the shape of a Shell of St James, symbol of pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostela route, comment here. On February 1st I'll pick a name at random to be the lucky winner.

Do come and join me in the kitchen and we can raise a glass (of decaffienated fruit tea) together.

Cheers!













19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting my site and your tip about the Pothole Gardener! Fabulous! just joined your site to see more more of your beautiful beautiful pics (your cover shot is amazing) and adventures with Old Teddy!
    Christina

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    1. Thanks. Great to "meet" you. That cover shot was such a surprise; I'm not a photographer quite the opposite, but that view was the first one I tried out for the blog header - I'm sure it was "meant."

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  2. I'm free!!! Hello my dear, I hope we get lots of visitors and followers. It's a pleasure to virtually meet you (or should that be "it's virtually a pleasure to meet you"?!) I raise my glass of definitely something alcoholic to you (none of this decaffinated rubbish! It's full fat/full caffeine/full alcohol all the way for me!)

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    1. Just for you...I've a glass of cider with me - to bother with all this menopausal healthy business for once! Cheers!

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  3. looks like you have a great sense of humor. & i love that this day & age. i hope you will stop by my blog soon. i'm a new follower. i'm rather enjoying this blog party. so fun. have a great weekend. Merry 2013. ( :

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    1. Hello Beth. Yes, my sense of humour does run away with me at times. Thanks for stopping by. I've popped over to your blog and when I"ve finished here will give it another look. Looking forward to it. All best wishes for 2013. :)

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  4. :) Here's to many cups of hot tea my new friend!

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  5. Hello and welcome. Yes, you can never have too many Nice Cups of Tea!

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  6. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.
    I would like to try my luck in your giveaway.
    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.
    http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
    betikarauski@gmail.com

    Greetings.
    Bernadett

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  7. You have a lovely blog. I'm a new follower and participant of 'Grow your Blog'. Have fun at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  8. I love keyrings. Great hop, love these hops.

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  9. I adore your sense of humor and was wanting to read more so I subscribed to your wonderful blog...looking forward to visiting more!

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  10. Hello Green Patches - I am here from 2 bags full.

    I am enjoying your photos and writing. Tonight I hope to try the contemplative mindmapping. I do mindmapping for other things, so why not prayer?

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

    BTW - I LOVE the cross that is on your profile page from typepad. I am going to look for one for my birthday.

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    1. Good idea, Susan. I love it that there are so many different ways of praying.

      Glad you like the cross - it's a Third Order Franciscan Profession Cross though, so you won't be finding it in any shop!

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  11. Old Teddy gave me a big smile! Enjoy the blog party!

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  12. Such a nice blog. It's like a journey to another land. I'd love a cuppa with you. And do come to visit my blog, since the party goes on. I have a nice vintage lace book to giveaway. See you there.

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  13. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog !!
    Cheers!!

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  14. I've got to comment and then run off to follow your blog and to read more. I love, love your humor. Thank you so much for asking about my llama. I look forward to reading more of your blog!
    Beth

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  15. I was really worried about her when I read your blog. Our animals do occupy a special corner of our hearts, don't they, be they goats, cats, dogs or whatever.

    Love your blog's title btw. It was that that drew me to it!

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Welcome to my blog. I always love receiving comments; do feel free. If you're visiting from the A-Z challenge (or even if you're not!) could I thank you for your patience in using the dreaded captcha verification thingy. It's a pain, I know, but I've had problems with spam in the past and would rather keep Greenpatches as a junk-free zone.