Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Thank you! And narrowboating

Thank you for visiting, and for all the comments left on my last post - I've been away, but will get back into the swing of visiting you all in return soon.

I just want to say a huge thank you for my lovely giveaway parcel from the fabulous Beki at The Ramblings of an Everyday Mummy

All packed so beautifully... take a peek...

Lovely yummy CK wrapping, vintage postcard, and decoupage cutouts to use...

More lovely wrapping... I can't ever wrap as prettily as this...

Just about to dive in:

My fave choc goody ever, a crunchie of course... how did she know! Plus a choccie egg and yummy Emma Bridgewater tissues.

A beautiful bookmark, which has gone straight into use.

I was so excited when I unwrapped the hearts, especially the button one. I've admired those on her blog so much.

And a chocolate Easter package for each of the children - they were so thrilled, I can't tell you. Thank you for that.

It was a smashing giveaway. Thank you so much. And there's more.... she then gave me this brilliant award. Thank you Beki. I love it.

I guess you've all had it, as I've been absent for so long. Angel, do you want it? Cos I lubs you loads, you know I do. And of course my lovely friend over at Hedgecombers. Lubs you too! And the gorgeous Melmel - email me hun, I can't access your blog again and have got bad withdrawal symptoms. x

Now, we've been away, hence the silence from me. Each year for the past 3 years we've taken a narrowboat break. We all love it, especially if there are lots of locks.

This year we tackled the Shropshire ring. It was very nice, though not as pretty I have to say, as the Oxford Canal last year or the Grand Union the year before that. And, dare I say it, not as friendly.

But it was fascinating. I'll post more pics once I sort them out. It's such a relaxing holiday. But I fell in!!!!! Grrrrr. And we very nearly sank the boat in a lock. Double grrrrr. That was a bit of a shock, because it happened so fast and nobody thought to help - amazing, three kids and a granny on board, and people think it's funny (it was quite serious for a while). Still, hasn't put us off!


Anonymous said...

Oh dear it sounds an eventful holiday. Hope you are feeling better now you are on solid ground. I look forward to seeing the rest of the pics x

bekimarie said...

Ooooh, i'm really envious! I've always fancied a narrow boat break, what fun!
Glad you liked your little gifts!
Takea care
Beki xxx

LittleGem said...

Lovely giveaway there Lacey, so many pretties :) glad you had a lovely time away too. Not sure if you have heard about Mels blog or not but it has been deleted (see Thriftys blog for details)

charl said...

oo love your swap goodies.. the hearts are gorg!
well how exciting was your holiday!!!!
the hubby wants us to go on a canal boat .. im thinkin i might just leave it a few years!!
glad to have u back hun

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

ooo what lovely goodies from Beki she is a fab lady :-)
i love the button heart and now i need to make a bookmark !
not sure if you know but melmel has deleted her blog which is prob why you cant get into it but if she doesnt see this and email you i will let her know to contact you :-)
Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had a good holiday apart from falling in and nearly sinking the boat in a lock.

BUT you say you like it if there are lots of locks ... come down this way then and try these ...


Floss said...

You really sound like you've had a great time, despite some dramatic moments, and what lovely gifts!

claire said...

Glad you had a great hol lacey xx
I'm a bit of a waterphobe so although I could just about manage a narrowboat break just me and hubby - I'd spoil the kids week with my get away from the edge - sit still - wheres your lifejacket screams!!!
I love the idea of staying - actually living on a narrowboat though.
Lovely swap from Beki x

angel said...

Hahahahahahahahahah...... did ya get wetted lastic.... lolololol that made me laugh, i can just imagine you clinging on to the grass and being dragged off the boatfingywoszit ..... lolololol ... funny.:-)
Glad you had a great time, people can be so uncaring though cant they, i would have saved you, i would have, no honest, i would. *titter*....... bet the icklies had a great time with their madasahattermum. :-)

Now about this award, i have not seen it before? as i have been on a sabbatical from my blog, and not posted much on others, everyone is IGNORING me, so i will nick it when your not looking.:-)

Love and hugs Honey, so glad your all safe and sound, love ya trillions. Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

angel said...

Ps, i love all your swop lovelies too. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Trish said...

am trying again to see if all is ok :o)

Glad to hear you had a good time hun, lots of lovely goodies there too.

Trish said...

meant to say, we went on a narrowboat when I was yuonger, had a fab time and loved it, its something we have thought of doing as a family too xxx

Shabby Chick said...

What lovely gifts! They were beautifully wrapped too, I can't ever get them to look that nice either! The narrowboat sounds amazing.

Mel xxx

Marie Reed said...

What a lovely blog design you have! Pure eyecandy!

Gingerbread said...

Glad your all ok, yes its strange how some people just watch and think its funny, but its good its not put you off. I will look forward to seeing more photos. What lovely gifts you got, enjoy them. best wishes Julie.C

renaye said...

ur blog is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an adventure?! Glad you're all back in one piece.
Ta for the award... I love it xxx

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

What wonderful treasures! SueX

TattingChic said...

Your swap goodies look so sweet and fun! The boat looks like fun, too! :)