Giveaway Results...!

So, at 9am this morning I placed all the names of those who entered my giveaway into my favourite green bowl....took a big sip of coffee...closed my eyes....and pulled out a scrunched up piece of paper. And the name on that paper was.....ROSINDA!! Well done, sweetie.....beautiful package of goodies will be on it's way to you shortly and I so hope you enjoy everything and think of me when you use them!

I decided to add an extra gift to say thank you to my fab band of followers.

this lovely Leaf Identification book from The Woodland Trust. I have one myself and it's a great thing to slip in a pocket and take on walks. I pulled a second name out for that and the winner is .....GUILLAUME! If you could let me have your address by e-mailing I will send it on it's way to you!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, I really wish you could ALL win, but I'll have another giveaway soon!

I'm getting excited about my forthcoming trip to Australia....11 days and counting! LOT'S of baking to do, plus a Farmer's Market to get through before I go. But it's in sight now. I'll miss Paul & Alice so much, but it'll be so magical to spend time with Esther and her family and at least I'll have someone I love at both ends of the world to meet me of those hideously long flights! I'll also be spending my birthday niece, Scout, is planning an Ice Cream Extravaganza Party (who's birthday is it??!) so of course, I'll have to celebrate AGAIN when I get home, so two birthdays as well - how spoilt is that?!

Little Gizmo went to his new home on Wednesday. I'm missing him, but Alice is very happy that he's no longer here....she hated sharing us this time. Wonderful that he found somewhere permanent and so soon too - I couldn't wish for more really.

Today is dark, cold and rainy. Luckily I have lots of baking and writing to do, so it's good to be inside, warm and cosy, looking out....

We are having a bookshelf built in the large alcove in our front room....something I've wanted for so long! We have so many books, and buy more on a weekly basis. It's got so that we can't read those we have because the ones we want are at the bottom of a teetering this is amazing. It's just about to be painted, so all should be done before I go.

I'll write again soon - much to say at the moment, just not enough time! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy whatever you do. xoxo


  1. Dearest Rachel,

    Just wanted to tell you how happy I am to be the winner of your give-away! I am super excited to receive all the goodies you have gathered together! Thank you so much sweetie!

    Aswell, I am very happy to know that Gizmo has found a permanent home & Alice is back to her usual self.

    New book shelf in the front room sounds perfect! Your books will look so lovely when they are organized and accessible to all. I love looking at books on shelves. Recently I put a small book shelf in my bedroom by the rocking chair with all my favourite books & magazines. They used to be in my closet & I so much prefer looking at them each time I walk into the room.

    Your trip to Australia is coming up really soon! Sounds like you are going to have a fabulous time there! Scout is sure preparing something special for you!! And 2 birthday parties? You can't beat that!! Wishing you a magical vacation! Enjoy it to the deserve it! Paul & Alice will be waiting for you with open arms!!

    Thank you again. I am so pleased to be the lucky winner. Will let you know when the items arrive. Have a wonderful Friday & a fun weekend ahead!

    Rosinda xo

  2. Congrats, Rosinda!

    I hope you enjoy your trip to Australia! :) ♥

  3. Thank you ever so much for the gift! It is very generous of you. The book will be very useful.

  4. Congratulations winners! I'm so glad that Gizmo is happy (and Alice!) The bookshelf sounds great, it's so nice to have all your beloved books safely housed, until the next lot arrive. Have a wonderful time in Australia hope the weather's good. Your sister must be beside herself with excitment. Perhaps you can collect something from the beach for your next giveaway? Love as always xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Happy October, dear Rachel:). I hope you have a fabulous time visiting your family in Australia! I can't wait to hear about your trip! I so LOVE the name Scout for a little girl:). Have safe travels and please post lots of photos for us when you return:). I've never been to Australia, but it seems simply amazing:).




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