Can you believe it's a decade since I started this blog? I can't. So much has happened in that time. Mick and I have celebrated another ten wedding anniversaries, it was our Pearl anniversary this year, 30 years married. Daniel and Eleanor have left school, gone to university, graduated and both now have good jobs. Archie was a puppy when I started the blog, less than four months old. He's now beginning to slow down at the age of ten. There's been very sad times too, both of my parents have died within the past eighteen months.
There have been some quite major new stories over the past ten years, too many to mention here but a search of 'news over the past decade' on Google brings up a whole host of articles. Perhaps we're living through the biggest news story of all at the moment though, one affecting the whole world, the Coronavirus pandemic. So, I think my blog anniversary should bring a little joy and as I've hosted a giveaway on each of my previous nine blog anniversaries, I shall do the same again this year. I think this will be the last one though. Giveaways on blogs used to be a big thing when I started ten years ago, now not so much.
I've put together a nice package of gifts which, I hope, someone will enjoy.
First up is a skein of Fondant Fibre yarn in the Trecking colourway. It's on an extra fine merino, nylon & lurex base and it's so sparkly, the photo doesn't really show just how twinkly it is.
Next up is a little felt sloth kit. I saw this and couldn't resist buying it, he's so cute. In the kit is die-cut felt pieces, stuffing, embroidery thread, needle and instructions, in fact, all you should need to make this little Sammie Sloth.
A fat quarter of nautical fabric. Anything with boats and anchors appeals to me, not quite sure why but it does.
Some pretty tulips to plant in the garden or in a container ready to bloom in spring. The bulbs should be planted before December so plenty of time yet to get them in the ground.
With summer coming to an end I thought this book, Summer Under the Stars by Catherine Ferguson, might just extend the season a little. I'm not a lover of the winter months so anything to remind me of hot balmy days is welcomed here.
Of course, there has to be some yummy treats too, so a small box of Guylian milk truffle seashells and some delicious hot drinks will be added to the parcel.
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 Wednesday the 16th of September 2020, after which a winner will be drawn at random.
That only leaves me to say thank you to everyone who pops by to read my ramblings, I'm so very grateful to you all, especially those who take the time to leave a comment. It wouldn't be half the fun without the conversations and friendships which have been struck up over the years, and continue to this day. I hope I'll make many more friends over the coming years through this blog.