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Succulent – Well Sweet to be Exact…

August 7, 2013
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Succulent – definition: full of juice : juicy

I’ll stretch this word’s definition slightly today to fit with a blogging award I received from http://www.swatichavda.com/  The Super Sweet Award.

The Award Picture:

super-sweet-blogging-award1

So here are the rules:

I must thank the person who nominated me.

Thank you, Swati for your nomination and for following my blog.

I must answer six Super Sweet questions – see below.
I must include the Super Sweet Blogging Award pic in my blog post – done.
I must nominate a baker’s dozen of deserving bloggers see below.
I must notify my nominees on their blogs – done!

The questions:
Cookies or cake?  My preference would always be cake. (You get more!)
Chocolate or vanilla?  I’m not a big chocolate lover and everything goes with vanilla.
Favorite sweet treat?  Now I will contradict myself and say white chocolate but good Swiss white chocolate. English scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Anything with caramel.
devonshirecreamtea
 Favorite memory of eating sweets: I over indulged at secondary (high) school with the tuck shop. Sitting on the lawn munching my way through was pretty good. At that time wagon wheels and sherbet dips were favorite. A friend introduced me to her Aunt’s homemade Gulab jamun, which were absolutely divine and addictive. My mother’s Lemon meringue pie and apple pie with cloves, reminds me of Sunday dinner.
When do you crave sweet things the most?  I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but just occasionally a craving hits me. There is no rhyme or reason when or why.
Super sweet nickname? Haven’t had a sweet nickname ever. Mostly plays on my names, Mandy and Eve. Although my husband calls me Blodwen!
And my nominations are:
http://suddenlytheyalldied.com/
 http://liviaellis.wordpress.com/
http://lightningdroplets.wordpress.com/
http://lifewithchocolateandcoffee.wordpress.com/
http://likestrawberrytea.com/
http://nicholasconley.wordpress.com/
http://www.nicolechardenet.com/blog/
http://wherelemonsblossom.wordpress.com/
http://gerribowen.wordpress.com/
http://ashortaday.wordpress.com/
http://andyszpuk.wordpress.com/
http://cancerkillingrecipe.wordpress.com/
http://susanleighnoble.wordpress.com/
Have fun everyone and remember to visit these other blogs.

Getting into the Spirit…

July 30, 2013
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Vim – definition: force : energy : spirit

If you knew me well, you would know I immediately went to the word – spirit! A glass  of wine is the perfect relaxer at the end of the day and fuel for the muse too.

Wine

Just for fun take the quiz and find out which one you are.

http://www.middlesisterwines.com/Contests,_Games,_Quizzes/#quiz

For some reason I’m Mischief Maker – who would have thought?

What is your favorite tipple?

Over the years I have gone from white wine to red and now mostly drink blush. Our tastes change over time – not quite sure why. As a young teen I loved candy/sweets but now can’t quite make myself eat them. My only weakness is good white chocolate – the Swiss kind and Milky Bars!

Nestle – Milky Bar – I can remember the first Milky Bar Kid (yes showing my age!) So in short it comes down to wine and chocolate – what more do we need?

Milky bar

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