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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lucky me - yet again!

The postman arrived today with a package for me from the lovely Lorraine at The Balancing Kiwi - I'd won yet another giveaway prize! I really must stop entering and give others a chance!!

When I opened the package inside I found this lovely twirly scarf in such a pretty turquoise and red - that will surely keep the grey clouds at bay?! Together with a pretty lavender heart in a similar colourway - love it - and a handknitted discloth with my initial on it. The question is can I bear to use such a dishcloth? Or shall I keep it for display only?!! Thank you so much Lorraine - I am indeed blessed.

I have been given another blog award - this time by Jenevieve over at Buttons, Ribbons and other Things and must say thank you for choosing me - I can't believe that you think I offer "fabulous inspiration, fantastic photgraphs and wonderful memories from my life" It really must be sombody else but Thank you so much Jenevieve. I am supposed to pass the award on to 10 more bloggers but I would find it too difficult to pick 10 from the many great blogs I follow so will pass on that.

I really thought I'd seen the last of the sweetpeas before we went away but no look they are still producing flowers and this is today's offering!! All the more appreciated as there really cannot be many more I'm sure.

Helen Phillips posted a single photo yesterday on her blog as she was having problems uploading pictures and it occurred to me that as a multi photo often somewhat verbose, blogger I might try occasionally to do a post using just one photo on the "less is more" principle - that will be a challenge to a mighty mouth like me but it would be good for me to think more before posting. Watch this space! I know Helsie on Lady Helsie's Happenings does a Wordless Wednesday post too but I don't know if I can manage wordless as well - though if the photo is chosen well it should speak for itself I guess. We'll see! What do you think?


  1. Gosh you're having a lucky time, all those nice things! Blogger is driving me mad about posting photos so I may have to resort to words only!

  2. How lucky you are to win another giveaway - I'm sure you deserve it though! Thank you for the support over my minimalist post! I enjoyed seeing your pictures of France, such a fascinating country with so many lovely old buildings.
    Helen x

  3. So glad it arrived safely and that you like it!

    Lucky you have sweetpeas. Mine amounted to a grand total of nothingness!

  4. I can't believe you're still getting sweetpeas, lucky you!!
    Great giveaway prize! :)
    Vivienne x

  5. What a lovely scarf! Lucky you winning another giveaway!

    I'm also annoyed with the new system for blogger photos, maybe it's a good idea to post just one photo on a post! :) x

  6. Your star must be shining - and I can't think of a more deserving blog friend for winning give aways.
    Minimal blogging might suit some, but I'd certainly miss your photos and chat Jane.

  7. Oooooohhh lucky you indeed and i do love the colours.

    take care,

    Nina xx

  8. Jammy, that's what you are!!! Blogger is very hit and miss at the moment I agree so at this rate perhaps we'll all be doing one-pic posts. xx

  9. Don't go minimal............

    please don't go minimal......... (Having said that, that last photo is a beauty!). Love that scarf, isn't it just gorgeous?

  10. Jane,
    You must be on a lucky streak! The scarf is very vibrant and you will cut a dash in it this winter. I often think about doing less in a post. I read some very classy posts done this way and think 'why can't I do that?' but we would miss all that warmth and friendship that comes off the page with your posts so as Cathy says, 'Don't go minimal, please stay as chatty as friendly as ever!' Lesley x

  11. Wowser - look at that scarf! Lucky lucky you!Those sweetpeas really are hanging on aren't they? Have a lovely weekend.

  12. Oooh you're a lucky girl - and sweetpeas still growing too? Just love the smell......

  13. Lucky you! The scarf is really lovely. Must say I thoroughly enjoyed your last post on your holiday in France.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  14. I am glad that you received another award - you do have a very interesting blog and I love the photos of France!
    Lucy xxxxxx

  15. Love the scarf. Interesting idea about a wordless post, I think it would be quite hard to keep it going for any length of time though.

  16. Doesn't blogging give you some great surprises? Lucky you.


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