Thursday, August 16, 2007
I have several 'thank you's' to say,some of them, regrettably, well overdue. Some time ago Julie Marie of Celtic Woman nominated me for the Blogger Reflection award that is now on my sidebar. I've also been given the 'Nice Matters' award by Lynda at Hedgerow Hollow, Kim at Ragged Roses and Sandra of Shropshire Girl and that also is now on my sidebar. The delay was partly the problems I had with my computer and partly that I've been waiting for my RCE (Resident Comuter Expert) to put them there for me. The delay doesn't mean any lack of appreciation for these awards, I'm both grateful and flattered to receive them - thank you so much all of you:)
Finally a huge 'Thank you' to Kim at Ragged Roses for the wonderful parcel that arrived this morning - she did a giveaway for her 50th post that I was fortunate enough to win and fortunate is certainly the word! As soon as I opened the box I was enveloped in the wonderful fragrance of lavender which was a pleasure in itself. Exploring the contents I found all these really lovely lavender bags, a piece of lavender gingham with which to try my own rather inexpert hand at making a lavender bag, a lovely corsage, a pretty posy, three little business cards that are so pretty I shall use them as bookmarks and finally a big bar of orange and geranium chocolate. The only reason that the chocolate made it as far as the photograph is that tonight is what my daughter describes as 'Fat Club' and we have to go and be weighed!! I rather doubt that it will survive until tomorrow morning - in my future I see a sofa, a good book and a lot of chocolate:) This was a more than generous parcel Kim, and opening it was like having an extra birthday, it gave me an enormous amount of pleasure.