We go away tomorrow for the second of our summer holidays. This time we're heading to Norfolk and hoping for better weather than we got earlier this month in Lincolnshire.
We're staying in a cottage by the sea so some good weather would be very welcome so that we can spend some days on the beach. The forecast is looking good at the moment but I know that can all change at the drop of a hat.
There's wi-fi in the cottage but I do prefer my holidays to be technology free so I won't be blogging until I'm back, however, I have a post scheduled for Sunday so watch out for that.
It's my seventh blog anniversary tomorrow so, as usual on my blog anniversaries, I thought I'd have a little giveaway. I'll tell you about it now and then I'll be able to pick a winner when I return home from holiday.
I've noticed how the nights are starting to draw in now, it's getting darker so much earlier than it has been, so I thought I'd put a little parcel together ready for the evenings when the curtains are drawn, the fire is lit and it's time to hunker down.
First up is a couple of balls of sock yarn. I like nothing more than sitting with my knitting on an evening and sock knitting is so addictive. This is Drops Fabel in the Pink Dream colourway.
When I think of hunkering down, an image comes into my mind of sitting by the fireside reading a book so I had to include some reading material in the giveaway. I missed holidaying in Cornwall this year so the title of this book jumped out at me, The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick.
Letter writing is something else I enjoy doing when the dark evenings strike. I don't write as many letters as I used to, but it's always nice to have some pretty notepaper at the ready.
Hot drinks are always welcome when the colder weather arrives so there'll be a selection included in the giveaway, tea and hot chocolate, along with some yummy treats. I don't know about you but I can never resist a Tunnock's Teacake.
The giveaway is open to all readers of this blog, old and new, near and far. You don't have to be a follower but it would be lovely if you would click on the link in the sidebar or follow on Bloglovin'. Please leave a comment on this post by midday on Sunday the 10th of September 2017, after which, a winner will be drawn at random.
It doesn't seem two minutes since I started this blog back in September 2010 but I've thoroughly enjoyed writing the posts and reading every comment which has been left. Most of all, I've enjoyed making so many new friends, the blogging community really is the best. Thank you all for visiting and leaving such lovely comments, I really do appreciate it.
See you soon.
Have a wonderful break away. Norfolk is such a lovely part of the country, my daughter lives in Norwich. Hope the weather is good to you. I would love to be included for the chance of the giveaway. We have already made a start on getting together some Winter pursuits as we are not too sure how it will be on the Island.ReplyDelete
I haven't seen a give away for a long time so I'd love to be included in this one, all my favs, sock yarn and a good book.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your holiday and hope the weather is kind to you.
Happy anniversary and have a lovely holidayReplyDelete
I've not been a follower for very long but I love your family posts and your photos are brilliant. I follow on Bloglovin already.ReplyDelete
Happy Blogaversary! Have a good holiday too.
Have a great holiday Jo, I hope the weather is kinder to you this time. You have put a lovely blogoversary giveaway together, the book sounds interesting and I love the yarn colour. Love reading your blog, your post are always interesting, here's to many more blogging years :-) xReplyDelete
Congratulations on seven years blogging and enjoy your break. Fingers crossed for some good weather.ReplyDelete
I would love to join in on your give away please.
Well done Jo for blogging for so long & I think I've been following for as long as I've been a blogger. It seems I'm a comparative newbie. I enjoy catching up with your news. Have a great holiday & hope the weather is good to you. A post on Sunday? Take care & huggles.ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary Jo. The weather is Essex looks glorious for the next 10 days so I hope you benefit in Norfolk which isn't too far away. I've just filled the dehydrator in anticipation. The book and yarn looks great as for the chocolate, as you say who can resist the lovely gooey centre of a Tunnocks teacake.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely holiday, Jo. I hope the weather is good to you. I bet Archie will enjoy the beach! :o)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Seven years is quite an achievement. I do enjoy reading and I always appreciate your lovely comments.ReplyDelete
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and you get to enjoy some time at the beach. I hope that the weather will be kinder to you this time. X
I hope you have a wonderful week away, plenty of sunshine and days on the beach. Yum, Tunnocks are a rather nice treat aren't they xxReplyDelete
Enjoy your holiday (and WiFi free time 😉).ReplyDelete
When we'd decided 7 years ago to move from a Midlands town to a village in the country, Somerset and Norfolk were our two preferred choices....Somerset won, simply because we started looking there first and quickly found a lovely cottage. Norfolk is lovely, I particularly like the cobbled stone cottages. Enjoy your break, hope you have good weather.ReplyDelete
Happy 7th blog anniversary. Have a lovely time in Norfolk, I'll wave to you from over the border in Suffolk. I'll be in Norfolk on Sunday though as we're going to Redwings Horse Sanctuary to visit my donkey that I adopted as it's her 21st birthday party.. :o) What a lovely giveaway for someone to win :o) xReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy peeing through your keyhole.ReplyDelete
(Don't add my name to your giveaway, thanks,)
Happy Blog anniversary, hope you have good weather on your vacation.ReplyDelete
Happy blog anniversary, I'll pass on the giveaway.ReplyDelete
I hope that you enjoy your holiday, and have good weather.
I like your last paragraph, and can certainly relate with what you say. xx
Have a lovely holiday and Happy Blogaversary. I love knitting socks.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary! I wish I had found you sooner. I have only been a reader for a couple of months and I really enjoy reading.ReplyDelete
Please enter me for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway parcel. Knitting, reading and eating chocolate are three of my favourite things!
i hope you have a lovely holiday.
My blog is 9 years old, time does pass quickly. I hope you get the weather you are hoping for, I will keep everything crossed for you. Please add me to your give away, everything would help towards a cosy evening in, as yet I have not got any wool for making socks.ReplyDelete
Happy 7th blog-anniversary, the years zoom by so quickly.ReplyDelete
I think you've put together a great give-away, but please do not include me in the drawer, I just like visiting your blog ...
Wishing you a Happy Holiday and lots of good weather ...
All the best Jan
Congratulations on seven years Jo, here's to another seven! Have a fabulous holiday, here's to some good weather. That is a lovely giveaway. Perfect for the darker evenings.xxxReplyDelete
Happy holidays, I hope you are having a fabulous time wandering along the sea front enjoying all Norfolk has to offer.ReplyDelete
Great goodies you put together for the blogoversary - lucky winner of those. something for everyone to enjoy .... Dh just saw those tunnocks as he looked over my shoulder and wants to add them to this weeks shopping list lol
Have a great holiday. Many congrats on your 7th, doesn't time fly. xReplyDelete
Happy anniversary. I do hope you have a great week in Norfolk and that the weather is kinder to you this time.ReplyDelete
Hope the weather is kind for you. We love Norfolk.ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary! The giveaway covers all my favourite things and all of them I do every day! Still cosy evenings in, even if it is the first day of spring here!ReplyDelete
Hi Jo, Happy Anniversary. Where does 7 years go? Have a super holiday. CN xReplyDelete
I very much enjoy reading our blog and hope you have a great holiday!ReplyDelete
7 Yeats is a long time Jo!! I can't believe how similar we are....I do love summer but look forward to the shorter days so I can settle down with my knitting and a book earlier, I ways feel bad knitting and reading if its light out!ReplyDelete
As for letting writing...it's so much nicer than an e-mail and so personal...I love nothing more than to get out my quill and ink and take the time to really think of someone!!
I quite agree the blogging world is wonderful.
I hope you all have a great time in Norfolk.
Happy blogiversary. We live very near Tunnocks factory and I have been with a group on a visit. That Drops yarn would make a lovely cosy shawl. Have a lovely holiday-beautiful autumish day today here. CatrionaReplyDelete
Happy blogaversary ! hope you are having a great holiday.ReplyDelete
I live in a small village in Norfolk, so I hope you're enjoying yourself in our lovely county. Thank you for the chance to take part in your giveaway. Peace and BlessingsReplyDelete
Congratulations -- seven years! Well done! I do enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the lovely pictures you post. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Cheers from Nanny Anny in Canada.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary. I love the darker evenings when I can settle down with a lovely cuppa and my crochet or knitting. Hope you enjoy Norfolk, I have lived here all my life and love it.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely holiday, hope you get some nice weather for days on the beach!ReplyDelete
I nearly missed your blogaversay! Congratulations on being such a long time blogger, I hope you still love it and will keep going for a long time. Here's to many more years blogging! Hope you are having a nice time away.ReplyDelete
Happy blogaversary, I've only just found your blog but will be visiting again to see all about sock makkng and books. Your prizes look really good. I hope you have a lovely holiday. I live in Lincolnshire, 10 yrs now having lived South Yorkshire, Kent but originally from Hampshire. Cathy xReplyDelete
Happy anniversary, I really enjoy reading your blog. I would love to win your give away it is all very much just up my street. Have a great holiday and meantime I will cross my fingers xReplyDelete
A very happy blogiversary, Jo! And what a generous giveaway! I do love the cozy feeling that your sentence evoked "the curtains are drawn, the fire is lit and it's time to hunker down". Summer has it's pleasures but so do the cooler months. With the changing seasons, there is always something to look forward to :)ReplyDelete
Happy Blogerverasary Jo (though I think I may have just made a word up!).ReplyDelete
Happy blogiversary (and happy birthday, just read your most recent post). I hope you have a great holiday, hope the weather is better this time around.ReplyDelete
Happy blog anniversary to you. What a lovely prize. Take careReplyDelete
I hope you're enjoying some nice time in the cottage. Congratulations to your 7th anniversary!ReplyDelete
Your give-away is GREAT! and I would love to win these fantastic prices. My birhtday is 09-09 so it would be a lovely (late) birthday-present.
Lots of love,
Anja (The Netherlands)
My goodness, I am playing catch up and hadn't realised how far behind I had fallen in reading my blog list. I do hope that you enjoyed your holiday, from the photo it looks very much like Mundesley. I had a Great Aunt there and spent many holidays helping on her holding. I need to check my anniversary, I haven't got the foggiest idea when it falls.ReplyDelete
Happy Bloggaversary xxx lovely giveaway count me in xxReplyDelete
I hope your holiday was great. Never been there - must put it on the list! Happy blogiversary!ReplyDelete