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Blogger Recognition Award

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I’m always very honoured when people tell me they like reading C&T. This week I received a lovely comment from fellow blogger Carol about another nomination. Although all these award nominations tend to be very similar in nature, they are still a serious acknowledgement from the people doing the same things you do: running a blog and trying their best to create good content for the readers. I have been nominated quite a few times before but I don’t spend as much time as I would like to write something up for these types of things, mostly because I am usually too busy during the day. I have done just one before this, which connected me to amazing bloggers. It’s a great way to interact with people with the same interests.

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For the love of cookbooks, food blogs and other thoughts

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Blogs are funny things, especially when you’re just starting out. You have this space on the web where you can write about whatever you want (well, within certain limits of course but as long as you don’t harm yourself and anyone else in the process then you’re fine) and be whatever you want for that matter. A few days ago a lovely reader asked me for some advice on starting a blog and this got me thinking about how I started out. She didn’t want to know about the technical details as such, even though I think you need to know the basic stuff beforehand. What she was interested in is how to get going and how to get the message across. I gave her a few things to think about, which I listed below. I’ve been thinking about writing a few words on this but never got round to doing it. I guess the time has finally come.

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Some fruity photos, a little chat and a strawberry and banana milkshake.

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So I have some time to myself on this lovely Sunday morning and thought I would drop a few lines. This week has been quite a hectic one. What made it worse was another little round of the flu. It’s easing a bit now all due to some rest I had yesterday. J wasn’t feeling too good either and after a bowl of minestra (the Maltese version of minestrone) we had a delightful movie afternoon. My feather blanket and hot water bottle became my best friends. I still managed to bake chocolate cookies *just got up and having one right now*. The Sun’s out today and that makes me happy. (Is Spring around the corner?)

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Moroccan Inspired Rice

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I don’t usually post more than one recipe in a week but today I have some time to myself and I feel there’s no time like the present. I still have loads of sorting out and unpacking stuff to do (and I did some of that this morning) but I definitely prefer sitting down and writing something useful here. Well, I’m letting you be the judge of whether I do come up with useful things or not. I love being here though so why not?

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