Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Giveaways- two of them!

The first one is a complete cheat, because Pom Pom has given away some lovely, beautiful, gorgeous things to ME! And we found them as we raced through the front door on our way to the back door in the usual Irish summer sprint to the washing line. Oh did this parcel brighten my grey day!

I have named the nearly Modigliani girl Laure, muse of Petrarch. She will be coming on holiday with us, and her adventures in France will be posted on our return!

And thinking of our return made me think of coming home from Provence last year and beginning a blog and listing the ten things I had loved and posting photos of the cupcake river we made in tribute to the Haribo factory.

And so, in true blog fashion, d'apres ce que j'ai entendu, leave a comment before 30th July. This will be fraise lachrymose's first birthday, and the strawberries and I will draw the recipient of a little bundle of tea things, cupcake things, word things. Pom Pom, you can obviously enter, but there will also be the July edition of Country Living beginning its trans-Atlantic journey this week!

9 comments:

Amy Danielle said...

What a wonderful way to pay it forward. :) And thank you for introducing me to Pom Pom- she's delightful! Happy (blogging) Anniversary!!!

Pom Pom said...

Yippee! Yippee! You are the most magical Irish girl! I'm so excited for you to have a lovely holiday. I will miss you. I must say I'm so proud of the mail, getting my little surprise to you and making sure the package came on a rainy day. I think I told you that I got the lined, ordinary journal in Australia. They had many wonderful writing books (my one weakness) and now you will fill it with your true and honest words. Oh, my heart is very warm and I am so excited to get my Country Living. Oh! Happy blog anniversary!

GretchenJoanna said...

Oh, my, another thing that we have in common: an appreciation for fair Haribo ! I think my daughter and I got hooked when we were gadding about your lovely island in 2005 celebrating her graduation from professional school. The food generally was so expensive, we ate a lot of gummy candies to forestall hunger while she drove us around England and Scotland. We've never found stateside the wonderful variety of gummies that we enjoyed there. (sigh) Now I must look back and see where is the post you mention, the tribute to our favorite gummy-makers. Yay for Haribo !

GretchenJoanna said...

eek! Please forgive me, I have been too much absent from blog land to remember the foundational fact that you are in Ireland, not the other island. I haven't yet been to Ireland, tut tut.

mise said...

Ok, little bundle, I'm here for you. Happy birthday in advance to all the fraises!

Catherine said...

Happy real birthday and happy blog birthday!! I will be calling round for tea anyway whether I win or not, but just think of the postage you would save if I did win!! LOL!! Have a brill holiday and make sure those boys spoil you rotten! Cx

Angela said...

Happy birthday - count me in! x

The Coffee Lady said...

I never could resist pretty.

Elizabethd said...

Just found you via Angela, and wanted to say...have a wonderful holiday in our lovely region here. It is a perfect place for childrens holidays. Wwe have lived here for 15 years, in 56, and love it.