Monday 4 May 2015


St Front Cathedral in Périgueux, France can trace its origins back as far as a church built on that site in the 4th and 5th centuries. In 976 the Abbey of St Front was built on the site of the church and it became a cathedral in 1669.  It was rebuilt in the mid 19th century and only the bell tower and crypts are left of the 12th century building.

The significance of St Front lies with the fact that it was and still is an important stopping point for pilgrims following the Routes of Santiago de Compostela (Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle) through France. These routes are recognised as of World Heritage importance by UNESCO.

So, the A to Z Challenge has come to an end.  I managed to keep ahead of the schedule though I nearly lost it when I had to be away for some days.  The intention was to kick-start my blogging which had sadly lapsed.  I hope I can keep up some of the impetus.

I found trawling through the list for blogs was very time consuming. I did have difficulty commenting on a lot of them, especially having to sign in to Disqus, Wordpress, Google+, and there were quite a few who hadn't updated though I noticed a lot were weeded out.

But, all in all, it was an enjoyable experience, though I doubt I will be repeating it.

My posts, in order of appearance
A is for Amsersfoort
B is for Biarritz and also for Bertie
C is for Czech Republic
D is for Dunes
E is for Estonia
F is for the Forth Bridge
G is for Green Giant
H is for Hollywood, Houston and Honeymoon Island
I is for Irkutsk
J is for Japan
K is for Korea
L is for Reading
M is for Mulu National Park and Malaysia
N is for Nürnberg or Nuremberg
O is for Ottawa and Ontario
P is for Potelych
Q is for the Queen
R is for Riquewihr
S is for Swiss tradition and for Silvesterkläuse
T is for Tango
U is for Ulm
V is for Vintage
W is for World
X is for Xinjiang
Y is for Yin and for Yang
Z is for Zulu


  1. Figuring out the different commenting systems and dealing with the peccadilloes of each is a definite pain. I wish I could figure out a way for everyone to be able to comment that was consistent regardless of what blogging platform you use.

    You did a great job and I hope you'll reconsider doing this again.

    John Holton
    The Sound of One Hand Typing
    The Sound of One Hand Typing FM

  2. Congratulation for completing A-Z challenge! That qas not an easy task! :)
    All the best for you!

  3. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. Even though I didn't get to your blog during the challenge, the reflections list is much less intimidating. I will look around now.

    Finding Eliza - Cleages from A to Z

  4. Congratulations on finishing the challenge, Shiela! I haven't posted my 'Reflections' though I've selected a reflections postcard to come with it too :)

    I had the same problem with you about posting comments! Over all, it was a nice experience and venue to reconnect with bloggers who share the same hobby, like you and me.

  5. Congrats on surviving! I also didn't have a chance to visit your blog in April but will do now. I see K is for Korea which looks very interesting! Good point about the difficulty of commenting on various platforms. It would be nice to have a universal "like" button for a post. Well done!

    Fellow A to Z blogger at Owl Adventure

  6. Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge! Looking forward to next year! See you on the Road Trip!

    Mary @

    1. In spite of having said, "never again!" I do find myself thinking on a theme for next year. I was almost completely unprepared this year so maybe next time it would be easier? Congratulations to you too, and thanks for the visit.

      Yours is one of the blogs where I find it completely impossible to comment. for some reason. I click on Submit and nothing happens, nor can I sign into Wordpress


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