Friday, 1 April 2011

A to Z of Leicester: My First Quadragintal Blog


A to Z Blogging Challenge:  
A quadragintal blog is exactly 40 words in length (the photos helped me to cheat a little!)


A is for Abbey Park

I spent my teenage years hanging round the boating lake, wandering the paths, strolling over the bridge and walking by the river. I never thought about the name, never connected it to the ruins, never heard a single Abbots’ prayer.


Gardens



Path through the Chinese Garden


Bridge over Chinese garden water



Boating lake (not yet open for the summer)


Ruins of the Abbey


An unusual tree


Please note: Tomorrow (Saturday) is my blogging day off but I’ll be back with my second quadragintal, ‘B is for...’, on Sunday. Have a great weekend and thanks for the visit.





36 comments:

  1. Wow, I barely recognise Abbey Park anymore, apart from those ruins.

    Nice start Rosalind!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  2. Lovely pics. great start to A2Z! I'll look forward to your post on Sunday.

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  3. Thank you for sharing the interesting pictures. My favorite is the colorful bridge over Chinese garden water.

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  4. Hi,

    Great pics! ;) Nice to know a bit more about bloggers and where they used to hang out. ;)

    F

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  5. Beautiful pics. Looks a lovely place to visit. Happy A to Z!

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  6. Really enjoyed your pcitures!!

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  7. If I lived near this place I'd never be home.

    GigglesandGuns

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  8. Ros, Did Abbey Park always look like this? I don't think so unless my memory's really bad - it seems to have been spruced up a lot - but it was always fun to spend a day out there and have a picnic.
    I'm looking foward to another 26 days down memory lane.

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  9. not heard of quadragintal before but fascinated by the idea of it all xx

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  10. Lovely pictures. You are lucky to be surrounded by such great history. Happy first April post.
    Manzanita

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  11. thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog.

    Best of luck with the A to Z challenge, I am following along, waiting for more

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  12. GORGEOUS!

    I'm your newest follower. *waves hello* Trying to get to everyone in this massive, epic blogfest. *wipes sweaty brow*

    Happy weekend,
    Lola

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  13. Amazing!!!! I'm a newbie here and already I'm loving it. I love photos, they're my weakness! Let the games begin!

    I'm stopping in to welcome you to the A to Z blogging challenge! I'm a co-host, should you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! I do hope you'll stop by and say hello! We'll also be hanging out on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and we can be found at #atozchallenge)!

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  14. That's a gorgeous park! I'd love to visit the UK; I've been wanting to since I was a teenager!

    Also love the idea of 40 word entries! I'm much too chatty for that, but what a challenge!

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  15. What a beautiful park. Loved all the photos.

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  16. Beautiful pictures, beautiful park. I've added my blog to your followers list!
    See you again.

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  17. What a beautiful park! Love the pictures.

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  18. What beautiful photographs and such a lovely place to have grown up. I envy you. Nice to "meet" you thru the challenge.
    Karen

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  19. Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. I'm fascinated by the Leicester Jewish Voices Memory Project, and you're a fantastic writer. Thus, I'm a new follower. I found you through the A-Z Challenge.
    B'shalom,
    Robyn

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  21. What beautiful pictures! Where is Abbey Park! I sure would like to visit one day.


    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  22. Gosh I love the way that park looks. So very different from Hawaii!
    Aloha and good to meet you.
    Toby
    http://www.tobyneal.net/

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  23. Wow what a beautiful place! :)

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  24. Those are great pictures of Abbey Park!

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  25. Great pics! Sometimes these posts are better than anything that can be written. Have a great weekend!

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  26. I'm happy to be your 100th follower.

    I saw "committed worrier with an obsession for nostalgia." and thought I'd enjoy your posts. :)

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  27. Prospects with a pretty nice frames. Greetings.

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  28. what a great idea for a blog challenge! I love it. And Abbey Park is one of my favourite places, being 5 minutes from my house. Love to see it being used by many people in so many different ways - and the wildlife too!

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  29. Looks like a beautiful place. I love the ruins.

    :-)

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  30. I love the photos - what a wonderful place to wander in.
    Jan Morrison

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  31. Magnificent! I long for such scenes in my own life, or at least the memories for the dim days.

    I'm so happy to meet you!
    Ann Carbine Best, In the Mirror, A Memoir

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  32. The pictures are so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you.


    Sheila Staley : Reviewer & Writer
    Book reviews and Author Interviews at my blog at http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

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  33. I think I will enjoy following your blog. Beauty and I can learn something about an area of the world I am not familiar with. You sound like a busy lady with lots of good things to work on. Congratulations on a beautiful blog.

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  34. What beautiful park photos~! Thanks for the travelogue of one of your favorite places..
    Great to "meet" you...Will search for you "B" and "C" soon...Happy blogging...

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