This year was my sixth A to Z. Each year I always promise myself I will be better prepared and each April I am busy writing through the month. This year I was probably better organised.
I followed several blogs through the month and learned a lot about
- life in New Guinea, https://cassmob.wordpress.com/category/memes-and-themes-blogging/a-to-z-2019/
- many places in Australia I have yet to visit and would like to having had my appetite whetted, https://argonautsite.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/theme-reveal-2019-travels-in-our-caravan/
- US Italian cooking, https://everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com/category/2019-a-to-z-italian-famiglia-foods-and-memories/
- the testimonies and stories in their own words of people claiming Civil War pensions, http://findingeliza.com/a-to-z-challenge-2019
- books that are now on my must read list, https://bestbookishblog.com/2019/05/05/my-atozchallenge-links/
- preparing to hike the Grand Canyon, https://shirleyjdietz.com/category/adventure/
- temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, https://seal-of-melchizedek.blogspot.com/2019/04/atlanta-georgia-temple.html
- detective novel tropes, https://www.athertonsmagicvapour.com/category/a-to-z-challenge-2019/
- the Jazz age in the Weimar Republic, https://theoldshelter.com/zeitgeist-berliner-cabaret-atozchallenge/
- entertaining short stories, https://keithsramblings.net/2019/05/06/let-me-think/
- others too many to list that I visited ….
I essentially write for myself and my family. I am pleased that cousins and others read my posts and find them interesting. I gain a lot from researching the posts. I find my husband Greg’s editing very valuable as he not only corrects my grammar, improves my style but asks important focussing questions.
This year’s posts were to prepare for our trip to England, Wales and Scotland via Singapore. The preparation has paid off 🙂 I am enjoying knowing some family history on our travels and what to look for.
I will write up our adventures in more detail when we get back but we have so far visited
- The Cavenagh bridge in Singapore (A is for arms)
- The Lizard (B is for beacon)
- St Erth (C is for copper)
- The Bath Assembly Rooms (G is for Gainsborough)
- Bridport in Devon (I is for inn)
- Family graves in Leckhampton
- The Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral which was from Runnymede
- Oxford university
- The Fovant Badges created by Australian volunteer soldiers during WW1
- Several of the ports where our forebears exited England
A full list of my A to Z posts is at A to Z challenges