It's five years today since I started this blog. I never thought then that I'd still be blogging about my family and my day to day life after all this time. I've thoroughly enjoyed all the interaction which blogging brings and I've made some lovely friends along the way. Many thanks to everyone who pops by, especially those who leave lovely comments, afterall, that's what blogging is all about, making connections.
As is now customary on my blog anniversaries, I'm having a little giveaway to thank all my readers, old and new. There's a hotchpotch of goodies on offer, just little things that I've picked up when I've seen them as I thought they were cute.
First of all is this buzzy bee.
It's actually a windchime and makes a gentle tinkling sound.
I bought one of these furry giraffe bookmarks for Eleanor as she collects all things giraffe and I bought an extra one to be included with the giveaway. There's a cute little cat notepad but if you're anything like me, I can never find anything to write with when I need to jot something down so there's also a tube of pencils to go with it. I saw these fancy cupcake tissues whilst I was on holiday and thought they were handy to carry around in a handbag.
Last but not least, a bar of my very favourite chocolate, Green & Black's Ginger.
If you want to be in with a chance to win these goodies just leave me a comment on this post by twelve noon on Tuesday the 8th of September 2015. A name will be drawn at random soon after.
Thanks again to everyone who visits. You all make this blogging lark so much fun.
Jo ... many congratulations on your blogging anniversary, and it is such a nice thought with your blogging gifts, I know many other bloggers do this too.ReplyDelete
I just love coming across and reading your posts and in the short time that I've been a regular follower, have found them a joy to read.
I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but please do not include me in the draw ... my prize is to continue to read your blog.
Many thanks and Happy September Wishes
All the best Jan
Happy blog anniversary Jo! It's a pleasure to pop by and see what you've been up to. Thank you for always being so lovely and visiting me too. Wishing you many more blog anniversaries! xxReplyDelete
Love the 🐝 chime, thanks for entertaining with your blog.ReplyDelete
Love Green and Black's choc and the bookmark and winchime are lovelyReplyDelete
You are really kind with your giveaway, please enter me into it. Good luck for your next year bloggingReplyDelete
Some nice goodies there. My daughter would love the bookmark but I don't think i'll tell her about the chocolate - that will be all mine!ReplyDelete
Please don't enter me into the giveaway, but I'm so glad to have made such a wonderful friend through this blogging lark.
Happy blog-birthday, Jo! Please don't put my name in the hat for your kind and generous giveaway. Good luck to everyone who enters! :o)ReplyDelete
yes please fantastic giveawayReplyDelete
thanks for the giveaway and good luck bloggingReplyDelete
Happy blog anniversary. We just got back from vacation too and I'm getting caught up on all my blogs. Looks like you've been busy too!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your blogaversary!!! Here's to many more!!! I have won some of your giveaways before, so please don't enter me as I am sure that someone else would love to receive these beautiful items! xxReplyDelete
Love this competition it's also my fave choc great minds think alike . Also wind chimes create positive energy because the move the chi energy around :)ReplyDelete
I've always enjoyed your blog, happy anniversary, I'd love to enter to win your prizes! Tammy xReplyDelete
oh i love that wind chime x Happy blog anniversary xxReplyDelete
Lovely gifts, especially the bee. I watched one today on some flowers out the front and they are fascinating when sipping the nectar. Don't count me, but I'll always be here for commenting. Take care and well done on 5 years.ReplyDelete
Oh Jo what a lovely giveaway you have put together with lots of useful things. I really am a little in love with the bumble bee chime he's so cute. I would love to be entered into your giveaway please.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your blog anniversary Jo! I enjoy hearing your family news and reading about your different interests. All the best with you future blogging! Linda xReplyDelete
A lovely giveaway and a lovely blog. Happy Anniversary - keep up the great work!ReplyDelete
Happy Blogervasary. It's my 2 year one tomorrow and I never thought I'd hit that mark when I first started out.ReplyDelete
Well done on doing a second blog regularly for five years, which has always been enjoyable to read and comment on.ReplyDelete
Please don't include me in the giveaway. Flighty xx
I would love to win your great giveaway. Congratulations on being 5! I don't know how you manage to write 2 blogs; I can barely manage just 1.ReplyDelete
No gifts necessary... just sharing the pictures and the joys of everyday living is gift enough.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on you blogiversary xReplyDelete
Happy blog anniversary...ur blogs r fab and am sure you will continue to go from strength to strength gathering more and more followers. Thanks for the fab giveawayReplyDelete
Happy blog anniversary. That's a lovely selection!ReplyDelete
Happy fifth birthday, I'm disgracefully behind in commenting & am trying to catch up. What a lovely give away Jo xxReplyDelete
Very nice prize!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your fifth anniversary. Your blog was one of the first that I read regularly when I first started 'Stand and Stare'. It's amazing how time flies! JxReplyDelete
Lovely blog. Love the bee wind-chime. xxReplyDelete
congrats on your blogiversary :)ReplyDelete
Happy blogaversary, hope theres loads more anniversaries to come, its a great blog xxReplyDelete
Hi just found your blog whilst blog hopping, I am going to start reading from the beginning,I have just started blogging again, happy blogaversary x, would love to be entered into your giveaway.ReplyDelete
I, too, love Green & Black's ginger chocolate ... well, I love almost anything containing ginger! Happy blogversary!ReplyDelete
Doesn't time fly! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway xxReplyDelete
Happy anniversary to your blog...fab giveaway thank you :)ReplyDelete
Well done on your blog and thanks for the lovely giveaway!ReplyDelete
Happy blog anniversaryReplyDelete
Happy blogiversary - Well doneReplyDelete
Fab Giveaway :)ReplyDelete
Happy Blog Anniversary - lovely giveaway :)ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary!! I love the bookmark & the chocolate goes without saying :D xReplyDelete
That looks like a great prize to give .Happy AnniversaryReplyDelete
I love the windchime - so CUTE :DReplyDelete
Happy anniversary! Thanks for running the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! You've picked out some lovely prizes.ReplyDelete
Happy blogging anniversary, Jo! Please enter my name in your giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win. :)ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary!! Lovely giveaway, I've already gifted them in my mind!! ;)ReplyDelete
Mmm, I want to try that chocolate. I love ginger!ReplyDelete
Happy 5th Blogiversary. You have done well and thank you for a lovely giveaway :-)ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! Love the windchimeReplyDelete
Happy 5th blog anniversary, what a brilliant achievement - five years of blogging is no mean feat :)ReplyDelete
Great giveaway - I absolutely love your taste in items!
Happy Blog Birthday! and thanks for such a lovely giveaway xReplyDelete
Happy blogiversary :) Doesn't time just fly?!ReplyDelete
Happy blogoversary! 5 years?? How time flies!ReplyDelete