Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thank You!

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.


Ragged Roses said...

You're very welcome Rowan! The awards are well-deserved - your blog is a delight to visit. So pleased that you liked your parcel, sorry for the delay. Enjoy the chocolate, once Fat Club is out of t he way!
Kim x

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Congratulations Rowan! A well-deserved treat. I'm sure the chocolate will taste extra good if you know that you have a whole week to go before the next weigh in! Enjoy!

sheoflittlebrain said...

Rowan, congratulations on your well deserved awards as well as winning the prize from Ragged Roses! It all looks lovely.
Enjoyed reading your book post..
Old cookbooks are the best! Plum Kuchen...yum...

miss*R said...

is the fat club - weight watchers? I am one too.. but I would have eaten the chocolate anyway !!
I see there are two new posts since I visited.. will come and read the other one soon..I am dog tired from driving all week and need to go to bed xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Rowan, thanks so much for stopping by my little dream cottage. I love your site. Congrats on the awards and prizes !!! I will come by again soon !!!
Have a great weekend.

david santos said...

Thank you too.

Have a good weekend

kate said...

What a beautiful parcel you received from Kim. I'm imagining that the chocolate tasted delicious and is now a lovely memory.

Congratulations for your blogging award. It is well deserved!

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Janice said...

Hi Rowan,
Congratulations on your win. The goodies look like fun. How I do enjoy your postings, especially the last post about your favorite books. Some of them looked so inviting that I ordered "England is a Village." I am really looking forward to it.

Thanks again for making blogging so meaningful as well as delightful.

Remiman said...

Generous people reap generous rewards.
You are definitey deserving.

Bimbimbie said...

Hello Rowan, I've flown over from miss*r's .... thought it was time I said hello and visited a few other goddesses *!*

meggie said...

Congrats on the well deserved awards! And the lovely parcel from Kim is just beautiful.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Congrats also on winning such a beautiful present-you must have been thrilled!!!

sarah said...

Congratulations. Such a lovely presant 1 x

Sheila said...

Congratulations on the awards Rowan.
The parcel was a treat. How was the chocolate.. do know that if no one sees you eating it, the calories don't count..?

ancient one said...

Congratulations !!

KJ said...

I just stumbled your way via Across the Pond. I have had a nice read and some wonderful visuals! I sounds like you have been well honored and this bundle of goodies was icing on the cake! I can smell the lavender! Hmmmmmmm...

Thanks for a nice visit!


Mrs Rosemary said...

I think you are the first person I have discovered who likes Alison Uttley books I have them all.Have you read her books for adults? e.g Country Hoard,Carts and Candlesticks,High Meadows, and many more they are a delight all about life in the Derbyshire of her childhood.I'm also a a 'BB' fan but had never heard of the book you mention.I love your blog,I live on the outskirts of a Broadland village in an old Norfolk farmhouse.