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Saturday, 21 April 2012

#AtoZChallenge - BLOGGERS WERE CHILDREN TOO! - S is for Scribble and Edit (Madeleine).



Hello!

Regular followers and visitors to this site will know I'm using BLOGGERS WERE CHILDREN TOO! for my theme this year. I hope you're enjoying reading about bloggers, some you know and some you may not yet know, as they respond to some prompts I sent out. I've been so grateful for their responses as it helped me to get to know them better, admire their stunning cuteness as babes, and delighted me with random facts.

Thank you Adult Bloggers for your heartfelt responses. Thank you readers for visiting my posts. I hope you'll leave a comment and if you'd like to follow the link to my respondents' blogs they'd be delighted to meet you.

Rock on A- Z Challenge.


Yesterday was Nas Dean (Romance Paradise)

Today:

S is for Scribble and Edit (Madeleine)


I WAS BORN IN:  Calgary, Alberta, Canada


I GREW UP IN: The North, South East and South West of England. Yes my parents moved a lot and no my Dad wasn't in the army.

MY FAVOURITE HOME WAS IN: While I absolutely adore Canada, I have pangs of nostalgia about living in The City of Bath, UK, with its glorious white stone buildings and affluent atmosphere.

MY BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY IS: Walks in the countryside in Burton-in-the-Wirral with my family; or magical Christmases and Easter Egg Hunts before Church.

MY WORST CHILDHOOD MEMORY IS: Being bullied by many females I encountered.
TODAY I LIVE IN: South Devon,  UK

PROUDEST WRITER MOMENT: Holding my first published non-fiction article in the national magazine, Doll.

RANDOM FACT ABOUT ME: I've always loved dark chocolate.


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 Me wearing a jumper I knitted recently, as
 I enjoy textile crafts and
using my imagination.
 


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In my hobby room designing and creating
my soft scultpted textile figures
 



Some more about Madeleine:

I read and try out lots of different genres. Having started my writing blog in Aug 2010 I have had lots of fun practising prose, poetry and haiku as well as flash fiction. I love decent coffee and textile crafts and also love writing and creating her own books and magazines.

I have had 16 articles published in National/International Magazines and some haiku accepted for online and magazine publication. I also produced my own Cloth Figure Quaterly magazine for 4 issues and designed 4 websites. Visit my blog Scribble and Edit here.


I hope you enjoyed learning more about Madeleine. Drop by on Monday when Andy David, poet extraordinaire, will be in the hot seat.



33 comments:

  1. Okay, this is getting weird! I had no clue Madeleine lived in South Devon - I do too! :D

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  2. Hi Kyra. Just happened to be editing this a little and saw your comment. I'm so glad that you're finding bloggie friends who live close by and you never knew. This is part of the fun of the theme.

    Denise

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  3. I'm close by too. I always thought I was out of the loop, but seems like I'm in good company down here!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Denise - I've seen your name on many comments, and never actually made it over to you. I love your theme.

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  4. Annalisa, you're most welcome.

    Denise

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  5. Always great to meet fellow UK bloggers. great post :)

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  6. Hi Denise and Madeleine .. lovely to read you travelled so much .. born in Canada too .. then all the Devon connections - as Madeleine knows I've for many years dashed up and down the country (south east to Cornwall) to Penzance where my mother lived til her strokes. I feel Cornish .. but know Devon as I've been through so often ..

    I note the Brits are up and about .. Kyra, Annalisa I must check out .. and Anna I've met .. I'm in Eastbourne on the south coast - so not that far away ..

    Cheers for now - and Madeleine one day you must tell us more about your Cloth Dolls and site .. enjoy your weekends .. Hilary

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  7. Madeleine and Denise,
    Thanks again for a trip to another part of the world. I love the images of Devon. Someday I'll have to visit.

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  8. What wonderful childhood memories Madeleine has! I would love to have her memories of this!!

    Sis, I LOVE this new header photo. It's awesome. Keep it, keep it!!! Where did you get it from? One of your travel photographs? Where is the scene located in real life? It's just wonderful!! (So soothing to my scraped nerves. This has been a very trying month!)

    And your comment on my Singin' in the Rain post -- "Swishing a Brolly." I LOVE that too!!

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  9. Sad how common bullying is as a terrible memory of childhood. I also love dark chocolate. Like Ann, I love the new header photo. But do what your instincts tell you, Roland

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  10. Sounds like a great childhood. Most of my fond memories from childhood are also from Christmas.

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  11. Great to learn more about Madeleine. I don't blame you, Bath is gorgeous! I'm a dark choc fan too...smooth and dark and strong...like my men. lol j/k ;)

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  12. Lovely to read the comments. The English are out if bed Hilary and they all live near Devon...And a Yank...Hi Ann. Yes my new header is one of my travel pics - a little French village in the Dordogne. You can check out more I've just posted on my Paris blog. They'll blow your sox off!

    Denise

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  13. Hi Madeleine,

    Hee hee, dark chocolate fanatic?! What, when you live in the West Country: clotted cream and Devon splits!

    A Canadian at heart, and Bathonian in the making... ;)

    best
    Francine

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  14. Denise, this gives such a different perspective of all our fave bloggers :)

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  15. I've been hearing a lot about Bath lately. It sounds like a nice place. :)


    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

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  16. Cool. I was born in Calgary too. Small world.

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  17. Wow it is a small world Clarissa and Kyra and Annalissa. I'm surprised too that we have all crossed paths at some stage.

    Thanks to Ann for her enthusiastic enjoyment of my childhood memories. Yes they were magical moments indeed.
    Thanks to Denise for hosting me too.

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  18. Golden Eagle, Francine and PK yes Bath is an amazing city.

    I lived there from 1972- 1983 so I definitely consider myself part Bathonian.

    I still love to visit, stay in a hotel and be a tourist/ shopper there for hols with my friend, while hubby goes off on model railway trips.

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  19. Many thanks Zan, Anna, Ciara and Damyanti, thanks for stopping by commenting on my mini bio. I agree Denise's inspired idea has been a great way to find out about our fellow blogging pals. Yes aprts of my childhood were magical.

    Hilary, Thanks for your lovely comments, maybe one day we will meet up as you travel en route through Devon :O)

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  20. Hello Madeleine.
    I'm very fond of your writing, especially when you thrill us like you do with your Romantic Friday Writers entries. Chocolate of any kind will do me just fine (lol). Nice to learn a bit more about you. I wasn't able to see the last two images though. :-(
    Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks again Denise. Love the new header too!

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  21. Your life is fascinating. You've lived lots of places in what, to me, are exotic areas.

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  22. We know blogger is fiddling around with our blogs at the mo'. Madeleine just emailed me to say she was gutted as all her comments back to you have disappeared. She gave them to me to pass on:

    Many thanks Zan, Anna, Ciara and Damyanti, thanks for stopping by commenting on my mini bio. I agree Denise's inspired idea has been a great way to find out about our fellow blogging pals. Yes aprts of my childhood were magical.
    Hilary, Thanks for your lovely comments, maybe one day we will meet up as you travel en route through Devon :O)

    Clarrisa, Kyra and Annalissa, yes it is a small world. I never realised all our lives have crossed paths in some way or other either.
    Golden Eagle, Francine and PK yes Bath is glorious. I lived there between 1972- 83 and so i consider myself part Bathonian at least. My friend & I like to visit for hols shopping and being tourist. Heaven!

    Ann, Zan Marie, Anna, Ciara and Damyantic. Yes Denise's idea for these post was inspired and has certainly been a great way to learn more about our blogging pals. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my mini bio.

    Hilary, thanks for your lovely comments. Maybe we'll meet up sometime while you're en route through Devon!

    So Maddy is reading, but ATM she can't comment. I know Hilary has trouble if I use the full-page system which is why I keep reverting to the pop up window.

    Denise

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  23. Dark chcoclate is a win!!
    It's wonderful to get to know Madeleine a little better.

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  24. Madeleine's great, but I admit I have sort of lost touch with her lately! Gahhh, need to fix that!

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  25. Lovely lady, Madeleine - nice to know more about you and your Canadian connection. Devon is a beautiful part of the UK I am yet to visit. Now I need to go reading your haiku:)

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  26. Yay for Madeleine! She rocks! I love Bath, too - it's such a gorgeous city. But South Devon is really lovely, too.

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  27. Hi Maddy and Denise *waves*

    Blogger is being a witch to me too since I clicked on the "try the new blogger" button. I so hate upgrades!

    You two have a good week.

    ......dhole

    PS: Loved the new header picture Denise :)

    ......dhole

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  28. I've always wished I could spend a summer in Devon. It's such a gorgeous area. Immediately wrote down "Golden Earrings" - I'm a big fan of Aussie writers. When we were in Macedonia, I read the last of a trilogy about Australia's founding. Can't remember the author, but the chapter on Galilope was beyond amazing, incredible writing. Took my header's photo in Achen See, Austria, last year. We'll return in July for a week.

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  29. Nice to know a bit more about Madeleine...used to pass b her blog in the past, should visit again.
    Devon, I imagine from the classics I read as a child, white cliffs and the water as an Agatha Christie character speeds through.

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  30. Like Madeleine, I read in a range of genres. Lots of moving for one child, but kids are adaptable.

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  31. Hi Denise and Madeleine!

    Lovely to read about Madeleine, today. Thanks Denise!

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  32. Bless you all for commenting. Lovely to hear from you all. Thanks for stopping by to read my post.

    Two of the images don't seem to have loaded though, Denise, which is a shame. I noticed on my last visit. And yes I must stop by all your blogs when I'm officially back again... Madeleine x

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