Thursday, 13 January 2011

Nearly time... but the invitation is now!

image by Maggie Downer
Hear ye, all Alphabe-Thursday participants and fraise readers alike! Have you noticed the references to cosy homes and happy moles since Christmas? My first two bolts of dulce domum inspiration came from Barbara and Pom Pom. It was happily perfect to read about snuggling down with so much winter still to come and tramps through the grey routine required.

My next bolt came when, on his return from one routine tramp, Mattman produced his latest school library book. He is reading it to us in wonderful (abridged!) instalments each night. And so the idea was born- and with it a cordial invitation to you all!

Sign up in a comment to our Wind in the Willows blog event! Starting this Sunday there will be series of guest posts here from some of those who hold the inspiration key, and then on Friday 21st all of us (who will have hopefully signed up by then) will post a little W in the W thought of our own!

Please join us! Use the link image in your side bar to invite other bloggistes along to fraise for the week. I'll put up the blogs who will be participating so we can visit each others' cosy burrows or share a little something in a basket when the scent of Spring breaks through and the river begins to call again!

24 comments:

Angela said...

Looking forward to a great celebration. hope nobody ends up feeling ratty!!

gabe said...

great idea! love the Wind in the Willows and what perfect reading for the winter months!

Jackie said...

I'm not quite clear what this is about .

magsmcc said...

Jackie- it's a little fun and merriment for January. You are invited to do a post of your own on January 21st that is something to do with Wind in the Willows, and let us know that you are joining in through a comment here. I will be putting all participants in the side bar so that we can visit each others' posts. From Sunday there will be guest posts here to put us all in the mood! Do come play!

Terra said...

Oh this is a super sweet idea! I just love it. I am going to re-read and see if I can muster up participation! Just love it!

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

i'm going to have to read this again when i'm awake to understand about the joining in bit (and if i am allowed?). but i am a big fan of mole and ratty and yes, even toad!
also have you read willows in winter? it's a follow up writing by someone else, but it's very good.

have a wonderful, cosy weekend xxx

millie

Jackie said...

Well I've never read wind in the willows and it sounds interesting but I don't think I will sign up, cause I'm not that good a writer .

Jo said...

sounds likes such a fun idea!

The Coffee Lady said...

Oh dear. I'm not really down with Wind in the Willows. All that whitewashing at the beginning makes me realise how much I ought to be doing.

I get, of course, that this is not the point of the book.

Elizabethd said...

Looking forward to playing!

Amy Danielle said...

Hmmm. You've got the wheels turning upsatirs. I'll be thinking on it, sweet Margaret!

ps- I MUST ask, do you ever go by a nickname? Maggie, perhaps?

Floss said...

Looking forward to this and planning a visit to our library for French inspiration! Thanks for organising it all!

Simone said...

Good luck with this! I will come and visit your Wind in the Willows Fest. I can't participate this time around - I have never read Wind in the Willows! How shameful!!!

gabe said...

thanks for signing me up and I will see you on Friday . . .

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

oh Simone! you really MUST read Wind in the Willows, it's truly wonderful!

anyway i'm in i see :o) very happy about that xxx
though still not yet 100pc clear on what i'm meant to do?

mrs. c said...

i love The WInd in the Willows, it is such a wonderful story and the characters are timeless. I hope that I will be able to participate.

Catherine said...

How delightful! I would love to join in. Some months ago I came across the dearest cookbook entitled "The Picnic Hamper"..a fundraiser for a local Hospice.. with, non-other-than the W picnic on the cover & was indeed just waiting for the right moment to write about such a picnic when I came across your invitation via Floss. See you all next week. Much love Catherine

GretchenJoanna said...

It is certainly *not* inappropriate for you to invite me to the WW event. In fact, I would have been disappointed not to have known about it, and to tell you the truth, I'm not sure I would have figured out what was going on just from this post. But anyway, I find that I don't even have a copy in the house (I looked, you see!) and it's been so long since I read it, and taking on a new project will not help me battle the winter doldrums that are still threatening, shaking images of all the other unfinished projects at me. But what a wonderful idea! I will look around on The Day and at least get a boost from reading about Mole and Badger et al. Thank you, Dear!

Pom Pom said...

Yahoo! Hooray for Mole!

maria said...

I have never read it...but I am intrigued and would certainly like to join! :)

I will have to visit the library on Tuesday and borrow it...it is closed until then :(

But I am looking forward to this...it speaks to my heart - burrowing in my little cottage ~ perfect :)

M.

maria said...

Thank you for stopping by the cottage :) I found out that the library is opened today, so I am on my way to get the book.

I posted the link in my other blog - http://simplyawife.blogspot.com

I am so looking forward to sharing this...cozy is really what I would like my cottage to always feel :)

M.

Betty said...

Thankyou for creating this lovely opportunity to revisit Wind in the Willows. Betty

Maggie said...

Hi Mags,
"Make way! Make way for Captain Toad of Toad Hall!"
Count me in, please.

Jenny said...

What a charming post and what a sweet idea!

I am late visiting! I will try to visit some of your participants because this sounds quite nifty. I try not to sign up for something unless I'm certain I can visit everyone and right now AT and SC keep me hopping on running around blogland!

This is a very neat idea, though!

Thanks for the nifty top on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "N"!

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