Wednesday, 11 February 2015


"It's a parcel for you. Who's it from?"

"I won a Bloggy giveaway for being the 89th person to comment on their blog in January."

(Puzzled look) "Why?"

"It was a 7th year Bloggy Birthday."

"Right." (Definitely a puzzled look)

And who was it from? If you have not clicked on the link above then click here. What a lovely lady.

And what was in it? Take a look.

From the top left clockwise - 

Beautiful coloured frames for card making
A cross stitched little bird on a twig
Pure Egyptian cotton crochet thread in 2 wonderful shades of pink
Some patterned braid
A pretty card with the message that all these goodies were picked especially for me
Seeds for the garden (The cucamelon seeds caught my eye. Read here for more information.)

Thank you so much, Marlene, for your thoughtful gift which got me thinking. I'd like to continue this  'bloggy giving'.

Bloggy Giving Chain

Rules: (only one)

Receive a 'Bloggy Giveaway' and then organise a giveaway of your own.

So here's my offering (for UK bloggers - sorry but it's quite a heavy item to post). I have 2 copies of this book so this one is my Bloggy Giveaway. 

It was only last year that I gave away another book by the same author. Again this book is not new but is another one to dip into each month. It is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906 in which 'Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.' 

I hope this Bloggy Giving Chain will continue ad infinitum and spread around some happy giving and receiving. If you leave a comment please add the word 'diary' and I will write down your name to be put in a hat and drawn this time next week.



  1. Diary - What a lovely idea
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. I am so glad you enjoyed the contents, the cucamelons are fun to grow, I have some planted plus a plant from last year (if it survives). I love your idea to play it forward. Please don't enter me I have a copy of the book.

  3. What a lovely surprise parcel! I don't want to be entered like Marlene but wanted to comment as its this type of thing that restores my faith in us lot as human beings!


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