I was taking a break from blogging, but I simply have to say some rather huge thank yous.
Blogging is rather new to me, and I've been somewhat taken aback by the friends you can make online. It's an aspect of blogging I simply hadn't realized was there. I'm so incredibly touched by the comments you made on my last post (I had to remove the post, before my children saw it, but have kept it). I'm truly touched by your kindness, and your caring. I really don't know how to get across how much your comments have helped. And thank you for your emails as well. It's made me realize how much happiness I get from blogging. I value all the comments you make, and I'm so sorry I've not been getting back to you lately.
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Debbie. I am the proud carer of a bear, with thanks to my lovely friend Debbie at Debbie's English Treasures. He's come to a very good home, and he is already well loved.
Just look at his brooch - I just may have to borrow that from him now and again. Or maybe he is a she?! The children just can't agree!!!! I won the bear by guessing Debbie was referring to a bear in her recent cryptic clue. However, Debbie was rather naughty. She sent me a huge, beautifully wrapped parcel, and it contained more than a bear. It was stunningly wrapped - I took a picture before I opened it and I'm really upset that the picture didn't work. Inside it was packed with gifts. You are naughty Debbie, because I was only expecting a bear, and I'm very overcome by what you have sent. Here's a peep inside the parcel, which had a fabulous smell of lavender.
And there were lots of lovely treasures inside, together with a beautiful card...
Just look how beautifully everything was wrapped..., even adding buttons - how do you know about my passion for buttons, Debbie!!!!
Beautiful gift tags, a gorgeous soap scrub, a candle in a pretty rosebud glass - I'm wondering if you painted this?I'm just totally bowled over by your generosity. Debbie has such tremendous style, and flair, and generosity of spirit. She's well worth your taking a look at her fabulous blog, and at her lovely new website. Thank you.
I was also lucky enough to win Angelsey Allsort's giveaway competition, which was to name a doll she had found abandoned. I thought Angel in waiting was perfect, and so did she. And she also sent me a fabulous parcel of seasonal goodies. It was beautifully wrapped - I'm going to have to practise my wrapping.
I've munched through delicious treacle toffee, which took me back to my childhood and brought back wonderful memories - how thoughtful was that. She is another incredibly talented person, and I adore the bag that she has made.
And not only that, she'd included a stunning autumn leaf brooch, exquisitely handmade.
Angelsey Allsorts sells through etsy. Do take a look - her attention to detail is amazing. She has an incredibly funny wit, which shines through her blog posts.
Thank you so much.
Melmel - your fridge magnet makes me smile so much. Big hugs to you. Thank you. xxx
Happy birthday my darling 12 year old, my precious first born. You are amazing. You have always been beautiful, and I can begin to see hints of the wonderful adult you are growing into. I love you to bits, and I am incredibly proud of what you have achieved, your humour, your love for life, and your drive.