Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Succulent

Succulent is a brilliantly descriptive word, I think. Doesn't it sound just like biting into a ripe, juicy strawberry freshly picked and still warm from the afternoon sun? It can also refer to moisture filled plants - the ones that look like shaved cacti.

Talking of juicy, haw does £7,500 sound? That's the prize in this food writing competition. Even if you use all the words allowed it still works out as £3 for each. Pretty tasty, eh?

As you can probably tell from the photo* I'm currently out in the van and being sociable. I'm just off now to meet up with someone (who I only know through the internet) at Beachy Head. I can't see anyway that could possibly go wrong....

*There's cucumber in those drinks and that's a jolly succulent vegetable.

If you haven't had enough of me for one day you can follow me over to Della's where I'm explaining where I get my ideas from. (click on 'blog')

30 comments:

  1. I'll pop over to Della's and have a read, Patsy.

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  2. I read yesterday you were meeting a blogging friend - very cool!

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    1. I don't remember posting that anywhere, Alex - good thing I wasn't up to anything secret.

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  3. I'm sure only very respectable people read your blog Patsy, so nothing could possibly go wrong. Stand well clear of the edge.

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    1. Actually I think a couple of my readers are a bit suspect, Maggie. Not you obviously and fortunately not Hilary either - and we both kept well clear of the edge.

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  4. Succulent is a great word--you can just feel it! Hope you had fun with your blogging friend. :)

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    1. It does feel sort of squelchy to say it, Linda. I did have fun, thanks.

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  5. Succulent is a great word. :)
    And I love your new profile picture! Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. I'd decided my hair wasn't red enough and 'rectified' the situation just before that was taken. It's back to normal again now, but I can't say how long for.

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  6. Love the word succulent! Don't forget the succulent cucumber in your drink counts as one of your five a day! Hope you have a nice day with your bloggy buddy.

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    1. There was a mint leaf in there too, Suzanne which makes the whole thing practically a salad.

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  7. Hi Patsy .. well no signal for the mobile is one aspect I hadn't thought of .. a lower car park I'd forgotten about .. but we did eventually meet - the red hair did it!

    Lovely lunch and brief time wandering over Beachy Head .. we all left safely ... Gary slightly nearer the edge than us! But we drove away .. with no disasters ...

    My side of town the weather had cleared .. but it was still hazy to the west ...

    We had a good natter! It's great to meet a blogging buddy .. Patsy - good luck with your books .. which I now have here to read ..

    Cheers with a succulent drink ... Hilary

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    1. It can be useful to have hair the colour of a lighthouse, Hilary. I'm glad it helped us find each other. It was lovely to meet you at last.

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  8. Great word - I'm about to eat some succulent strawberries!

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    1. A very sensible course of action, Rosemary.

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  9. Yes, that's a good word. We've got loads of succulent strawbs. in our garden as well. That competition is one worth having a go at. That would keep you in ice-cream and chocolate for some time eh Patsy?

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  10. I've been eating succulent strawberries from my dad's garden. They taste great in a glass of Pimms!

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  11. I love mellifluous, too. It sounds....mellifluous, somehow.

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    1. That is a nice sounding word, Frances.

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  12. Succulent is a very evocative word and somehow always pairs itself up with juicy doesn't it?
    Entered the Mogford prize last year and will definitely have a go again, well free entry for £7500 prize you just have to...

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    1. I've already sent mine in, Tracy. My entry is different ...

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  13. You were down at Beachy Head? Wow, that's not too far from me :)

    Xx

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    1. We might be going back that way, Vikki. I'll let you know if we do.

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  14. Here in the Southwest (Arizona) succulent is a popular word with all the cacti and other desert plants and the delicious food.

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    1. In a desert area it's understandable that succulence is in demand, Oscar.

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  15. Yes succulent is very evocative.I can almost feel the juice dribbling across my tongue and down my chin. That looks like a particularly juicy competition! Great to catch up with you again.

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    1. Good luck if you try the competition, Madeleine!

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