Monday, 11 January 2016

Thank you bloggers
















At the beginning of the year I like to look back on what I have done and look forward to what is to come.  Take into account the good, the bad and the downright ugly.  How I might have done things differently and what I would like to achieve in the following year.  More on future plans another time.  What has been evident in the last year is how much Blogworld has influenced me.  I don't want to be too slushy but I would like to take the time to thank all of the wonderful bloggers out there who I read.  I may not always have the time to comment, but I do try to keep up as much as possible with my blog reading.   You have taken the time, and yes it does take time and effort, to write about your lives, your loves, your crafts, your food, your reading ........well I could go on and on......

I won't name names, as I'm sure I would leave someone out and would be mortified, but will look at some of the ways you have all brought something to my life.

There is always someone out there who will offer kind words and support when times are hard.

When I ask for advice you are more than willing to take the time to help.

You have encouraged me to take up my knitting needles again and create beautiful things to keep me warm.

You have inspired me to take up a crochet hook and work on my first ever crochet project.

You have given me the confidence to share my quilting projects and inspired me to buy a dressmaking pattern (though I haven't had time to start it yet)

You have inspired me with the recipes you share.

You have moved me to tears with your beautiful writing.

You have opened my eyes to the beauty of other parts of the country I live in as well as other parts of the world.

You have made my dreams of growing my own food and becoming more self sufficient seem possible.

Your photos have inspired me to get out there and capture the beauty of the world.

You have taught me about the beauty of birds, butterflies and  even moths!

You make me feel less 'weird', for believing in buying less, buying local, growing my own, self sufficiency, recycling, making my own, being kinder in a world that promotes the opposite of all these things.

It has been a pleasure to get to know you dear friends.

I'm sure I have left lots of things out which I will kick myself for later, but a huge, huge thank you to all of you, you know who you are. My present to all is to continue to share the beauty of my beloved Cornwall.

Chickpea xx






54 comments:

  1. Yes I agree, lovely to find like-minded people, to share in so many different lives, crafts. I love your photo's of a beautiful part of our country.

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    1. Thank you Marlene, it has opened up a whole new world to me

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  2. Beautiful pics and lovely words. It's a fact - Blogging is Good For You!

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  3. Love you Chickpea.Beautiful pics.Take care.x

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  4. I totally agree- bloggers and blogging adds a whole dimension to life that wouldn't be there otherwise. Superb pictures, I so enjoyed looking at them. Makes me want to go to the sea.... XX

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    1. Thank you. I could never live far from the sea :)

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  5. Thought provoking post, I have found lots of inspiration from fellow bloggers and lots of support when needed. We certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Beautiful photos, I am always in awe of your photographic skills.

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    1. I just point and snap, it would be hard to take a bad photo of such a beautiful place :)

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  6. Hey Chickpea,
    Your pictures today are quite beautiful. Where were you? I wholeheartedly agree with your words. Blogging has become an important part of my life, and the people that I have met have inspired me in so many ways. There is something warm and nurturing about it all. I feel part of a very healthy and like minded community. Long may it continue!
    Leanne xx

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    1. Thank you Leanne, it is Porthtowan, it seems to have been dogs day on the beach :)

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  7. I'll weird with you.
    Still need to think about growing food - beyond lemons, limes, herbs and tomatoes. One day there may be nectarines and bananas!

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    1. Haha Thank you my fellow weird person :)

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  8. Gorgeous photos indeed. The pictures of your sea and beaches are a balm to my winter-weary soul.

    I agree -- blogging and bloggers are simply priceless...even when I dither and over-think and then run away, I always find myself getting back to it, in some way or other because I miss it terribly when I'm away for too long.
    xo

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    1. Thanks mel, going to stand by the sea always soothes my soul

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  9. Stunning photos and beautifully written. I love your blog and totally get the appreciation of fellow bloggers. Xx

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  10. Thank you, too, Chickpea. I love visiting. Looking forward to a new year of blogging. x

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    1. Thanks Christina, looking forward to following your lovely blog this year :)

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  11. Thank YOU!!! For your posts, your comments, for sharing and for being wonderful!!! xx

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    1. Thank you Amy! When I read your blog it is like having a group hug :)

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  12. It's been great fun hasn't it! Now I know where the sun has gone - Cornwall! Smashing. :-)

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    1. I wish, this was a brief brake in the rain! Yes blogging is fun, I wish I had more time, hopefully in the future :)

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  13. Lovely post. I enjoyed seeing the sea too :)

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    1. Thanks Louise, there will be plenty more photos of the sea this year :)

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  14. Lovely, lovely post. I totally agree. Here's to another year of blogging!

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    1. Thank you, looking forward to it :)

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  15. Oh I miss living by the ocean..
    I have missed some posts and don't always comment
    but I have enjoyed finding and reading your blog this year.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thank you parsnip, your photos of where you live a beautiful. One day I will get to see huge cactus hopefully :)

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  16. You lucky girl - I dream of living somewhere like that! Such beautiful photos; thank you for sharing them. I look forward to seeing what you get up to this year. xx

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    1. Yes I am so lucky, have never lived anywhere else so it would be very strange not to be near the sea.

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  17. Lovely post, blogland is indeed a great place to be past of x

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    1. Thanks Jo, so glad I found blogland :)

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  18. What a lovely post. Blogging is a two way thing and at times we are all there for each other. Luckily we are never all down at the same time, the amount we have all learnt from each other is amazing.

    Your photos are wonderful and make me dream of one of my favourite places in this country. The light in your beloved Cornwall lifts my spirits whenever I am there, and unfortunately these days it's far too seldom. Thank you for sharing with us. xx

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    1. Thank you Sue, I still have a lot to learn about growing things so will be looking for tips :)

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  19. Like you, I really enjoy our blogworld virtual chats over the virtual fence. I'm very happy to be a part of our community.

    Jean

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  20. Lots of new things for me to do in 2016. Seeing some blue sky and the sea would be nice!

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    1. Sadly it was all too brief, started raining as we walked back to the car

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  21. Beautiful words, beautiful pics. Thank you for your lovely blog x

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  22. lovely pics as always, thanks for sharing xx here's to a good 2016

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    1. Giving you a little top up of Cornishness until your next visit :)

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  23. what a lovely post. my favourite picture is the one with the waves on top of waves. so dynamic, an excellent photograph.

    We all encourage each other I think it is lovely, like a huge club where you find like minded people. who share and are nice. it is (mostly, but for nasty trolls) a really fabulous place here in blog world.

    Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you Sol, it is like a huge club :)

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  24. Happy blogging Chickpea, I do love your pictures of Cornwall xxx

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  25. Hi Chickpea, This post is a lovely introduction to you and your wonderful photos of Cornwall. Visiting an ocean beach is my favorite destination, although I live across the pond from you. I was able to live for seven years two blocks from a beach in northern California, USA, and miss it very much. I checked your photos in your crafty work in progress and admire your efforts. I am adding your blog to my blogroll in hopes that I can explore your blog more and get to know you better in the coming year. I am cheering you on to a healthy happy 2016! xx

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  26. How beautiful! Thank you for all you share. It is always good to know that there are people out there who share your opinions and passions. xx

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  27. How beautiful! Thank you for all you share. It is always good to know that there are people out there who share your opinions and passions. xx

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