Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Gifts from afar

Just a quick post to say a HUGE "Thank You" to Christina of A Colourful Life
I love the way Christina writes about her family life in Glasgow,
where she lives with her husband and 4 little people.
 I'm not sure if Christina feels the same but I think we'd get on very well if we should ever meet.


Anyway I entered a blog giveaway which Christina hosted a short while ago, for a peg apron which she had made and which I thought was very pretty. I do like pretty and colourful things in my home, sometimes just to cover up the unfinished building work! I didn't have a preference out of the two apron's Christina was giving away as they both looked lovely.
And it seems I was lucky enough to win;  ♫ I'm so excited, I just can't hide it! ♫ 
(you're singing along aren't you?)
I never win anything so I also need to say a special thank you to Alistair
for picking my name out of the hat "Thank You Alistair"
Yesterday, through the post, arrived a beautifully wrapped gift, just for me!
And without further ado her it is, ta da!

 Oh, and what is that you see? An extra gift it appears, of one of my favourite bars of chocolate!
Is it just for me? Oh yes it most certainly is!

 It's already in my handbag for later this evening when I'm on taxi duty. I take Little Miss to gymnastics then have an hour and a half to kill so as a treat (how sad am I?) I pop to the nearest Tesco where they do a take away cappuccino, then head back to the gym to drink it and read my book. But tonight there will be added chocolate!
 I expect you can hear me smiling from there can't you?
And even though I didn't choose the pattern don't you think it matches my ironing board in the laundry perfectly? For some reason the photograph has blurred the multi coloured stripes on the ironing board but take it from me, they match!
(I have had a little DIY done in the laundry and I love my new shelves, I told you I was sad!) But I'll show off the shelves in another post!
So once again Thank You to Christina, I'm a very happy lady!


  1. The aprons are lovely aren't they, I was lucky enough to win the other one and it's fantastic, and exactly what I needed. As was the chocolate! They were beautifully made, and the fabric is wonderful, really sturdy. I think it will last a really long time. CJ xx

  2. Such a nice prize. I hope your evening was enjoyable, coffee and chocolate sound like a good way to treat yourself. :)

  3. What a wonderful prize. I hope you enjoyed the chocolate whilst waiting for Little Miss.

  4. Great prize, can't have too many aprons, I regularly destroy mine. Ah, chocolate, there is nothing, nothing, better.

  5. Congrats on winning the peg apron! I read Christina's blog too, and was admiring them.

  6. Well done you, from someone who never wins anything! (Oh, an apron and a bottle of port in a Mess raffle when we lived in Malta - nearly 40 years ago - you can't say that is excessive!) And stripes - I love stripes, especially candy-coloured stripes - I hope it makes the drying up pleasanter as I expect the cover of your ironing board makes ironing a joy.... (unwrenching my tongue from my cheek....) Lxx

  7. Lucky you!
    Linda :o)

  8. That is flipping adorable--love those cheerful stripes! Congrats on the WIN!

  9. Well, something has happened to my blogger feed, I completely missed this post (and some more, too). I am really pleased your new apron matches the ironing board cover, it is the little things that add a bit of happiness here and there. Alistair had no idea why he was pulling scrunched up pieces of paper out of a bag but was happy enough to oblige. x