Tuesday, 6 January 2009
From time to time I've been doing a little random blog surfing. I tend to do this mostly by picking someone I like and then opening every blog they contribute to or follow (I love tabs!). Today I decided to be a bit more linear, and pick just one post from each blogroll, and see how far I get. I also resolved to leave a comment on the most recent post of each blog I visit in this way.
I started off at Jeanne's blog because she kindly gave me an award (which got me thinking that I ought to be reading even more widely) and also because I'd really like to know how you can have 'between one and six' children. There must be a story there.
I wandered along to Far Side of Fifty where I read about snow and amazing dreams, and then Lynda's post about plum jam caught my attention because I've wanted to learn to make jam for years and just haven't got round to it yet.
I then moved on to Organic Growing Pains, a topic which I understand all too well, and then to Memorable Meanders where I happened to find a picture of a really beautiful Christmas card sent to Jo by the very same Lynda who's blog I was at two steps earlier.
There was a link from here to One Minute Writer but I'm sure Beth will forgive me for not following that particular path, since I watch her blogs with interest anyhow. So instead I went on to Soyez la Bienvenue Chez Moi to test my French, and I'm not sure if I was relieved or disappointed to find that the blog is actually in English - the most recent post had pictures of snow but nowhere near as much as I saw in the French Alps last week!
~~~ Note of (possible) interest - by this stage I have had my first comment from one of the people who's blog I've visited earlier on this journey ~~~
Trying to find more French, and tempted by the subject matter, I progressed to a post about galettes at La marmite de Cathy - which as well as being an amazing-looking recipe, really made me want to know whether 'Marmite' is a word in French. Apparently it is - and means a type of cooking pot.
I was then lulled into a false sense of security by the quaint-sounding A Turtle In A Kitchen which is written in French and, since I happened on a fairly long post with lots of content, I got quite lost among the presents & streets of London, and don't have enough French to make an intelligent comment.
This seems like a good point to stop today's brief excursion - but also to note that reading blogs in foreign languages is probably very good practise and to be encouraged. But commenting is hard!