Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Finally.... A Winner!!!!

Sorry it's taken me so long to post the winner of my giveaway but so much seems to have been going on lately and then I was struck down by a nasty chest infection... but let's get onto the good stuff!

I can now tell you the WINNER!

I really must work out how to use the random number generator after cutting...

...and folding all the comments!

I used my new vintage bin (purchased from eBay) to hold all the comments

and the winner is........................


Natasha, email me your address and I'll get this package of goodies posted to down under!

Monday, 21 July 2008

Ahoy My Hearties.....

This weekend my friend Dave celebrated his birthday with a pirate themed party

It was a great evening and everyone made such an effort

We all laughed that this was my future nephews first party!

Don't forget there is still time to enter my giveaway, you can enter here but I will be including all recent comments on posts into the draw

I hope you all had fabulous weekends and I'm off to do some catching up!

Friday, 18 July 2008


Yes I got ANOTHER award!!!!!

The lovely Sharie at View to the Hill awarded me this one and how kind as she's only just found me in blogland!

Again I should send this around to more of you but again I've already seen it out there quite a bit

And don't forget my giveaway - enter here

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Giveaway Closing Date Extended.... & some Awards!

Some good news if you haven't already entered my giveaway.... I'm extending the closing date to next Wednesday 23rd July!

Things are busy in my world at the moment and rather than rush to get the giveaway out I thought I'd give everyone some extra time to enter!

I will include any comments from recent posts into the draw but feel free to add to this post!

I also want to say a quick thank you to my fellow bloggers for bestowing some awards on me!

The first is the Arte Y Pico Award from Sarah at Brit Gal in the USA

If you've never visited her blog please do - she has some funny stories appearing daily on her blog including "Brit Word of the Day"!!

My second award came from Alison at Vintage Ameythst

Please visit Alison's blog and shop.... I just purchased this!

I know it is proper to pass the award around but I have noticed that many of you have already been lucky enough to receive these awards but if not... please accept from me!

Monday, 14 July 2008

Don't forget... leave me a comment on this post if you want to be entered in my giveaway for all these treats.

I'll be drawing the winner tomorrow at 6pm UK time

Friday, 11 July 2008

Tudor Time

I was in the supermarket last night and saw "The Other Boleyn Girl" dvd on the shelves and couldn't resist buying it.

Neither could I resist watching it immediately when I got home and ladies, it is a fantastic film!

I loved every minute of it and the costumes are amazing!

For those of you that are fans of Philippa Gregory (who wrote the book this film was based on) I thought I'd let you know she has another book coming out next month which you can pre-order here

Don't forget my giveaway is still running, if you haven't already done so leave a comment here

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, I'm off to try on bridesmaid dresses tomorrow!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

A Little Excess Baggage....

Does anyone else believe that money spent during your holiday doesn't count?!

I started spending my money in duty free on Chanel, Mac and this gorgeous Lulu Guiness bag

and mum treated me to this bag to use on the trip

Linens and Lace from Burano, some was purchased in a shop that Elton John had visited!

Sorry the picture isn't great but there are curtains... napkins... coasters and hankies here

Venetian Postcards

Beautiful Tassels

Italian Toiletries

Tea Towels and a mask to decorate

Italian sweets and a pretty fan

and Lavender goodies by L'Occitane

Of course I couldn't forget my blog friends so here is some things I found to giveaway to one of you lucky people

The winner will receive everything you can see in the photo above!

Just leave a comment on this post by 6pm GMT Tuesday 15th July and feel free to spread the word!

I completely forgot my manners yesterday and didn't say thank you to everyone who had left comments to say have a great holiday! Thank you all!!!

Monday, 7 July 2008


Ladies I'm back from my lovely trip to Italy

We were blessed with gorgeous weather and had some beautiful day trips into Venice and the surrounding islands of Murano & Burano around the lagoon

We stayed here, a beautiful camping site where my friend Kelly and her parents both have caravans surrounded by English, Italian and German travellers, most having been there for a number of years

Here are some photos from my trip...

Please check back tomorrow to see the beautiful things I brought whilst away and details of a GIVEAWAY!!!

It's good to be home!