Thursday, 24 September 2009

Z.

Zigzag and zing in one single zinnia* bloom at Sissinghurst earlier this year.

Zest is my foe, thanks to a citrus allergy, but at least it means that my sense of smell is pretty spot on. I can smell an orange being peeled a mile off - not exactly a special power but amusing nonetheless. It can make cocktail bars and Lebanese restaurants exciting too.

We always seem to end up in a zoo when we're on our travels. The little one in Central Park was so very small and lovely.

Oh, and I'm quite partial to a glass or two of Zinfandel.

Ze end.

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I'm so glad you've enjoyed the alphabet which began by accident when Autumn arrived on the last day of August. Posting each day was more of a challenge than I had expected. Oddly, the hardest letter was 'U'.

So. Over to you. Who fancies taking on the Alphabet challenge next?

*I think it's a zinnia, but I'm not too sure...

13 comments:

  1. Oh dear, I'd find having a citrus allergy terribly difficult. No citrus at all?

    And I'd love to take on the alphabet challenge! Perhaps on my next visit home (end of October), as I always find posting from home more difficult. I suppose it's being out of my usual element.

    Very excited now! Must put thinking cap on...

    K x

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  2. Oh that's brilliant!!! Thank you so much, it was really fun coming back every day to see what you'd come up with! Not sure if i'm up to it quite yet though! x

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  3. Well done you! This has been a really brilliant 'series' and lots of fun for me guessing what you're going to pick each day.

    I think you know deserve a sit down and a few zzzzzz's! x

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  4. Well done - I love 'ze end!' and that is peculiar about your zest/citrus allergy! That is such a shame! Still wheat could be worse! May indeed do the alphabet challenge at some point - it was good fun sharing the journey with you xxx

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  5. Congratulations!!

    I quite like the idea that your superpower is a super sense of smell.

    I don't think I'm quite up to the alphabet challenge. It'd take months of preparation if I was going to!

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  6. That's a lovely photograph to finish your alphabet challenge. I hope you'll be pouring a glass of Zinfandel to celebrate.

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  7. Hurrah! Congratulations on all the letters. I'm in awe. I'd like to have a bash. I'm not sure I'd manage it though, and I'm certain I couldn't manage it daily. Phew, you're one impressive lady.

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  8. Thank you - it has been fun checking in each morning to discover what you had chosen. I don't suppose you fancy the Russian alphabet now? Or perhaps a selection of hieroglyphs?

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  9. I think it's a gazania, with the emphasis on the zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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  10. Well done on completing the aphabet - what an achievement! Very inventive, too. You have some beautiful photos and it's been fun to follow. Thankyou!

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  11. Oh I am so sad it's over. It really has been a joy to follow, I've loved discovering new words and being inspired by your wonderful ideas. Much love xx

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