A gift from my garden and those giveaway results!!
It's a grey, gloomy morning here...and the rainfall started with a vengeance about half an hour ago. Alice is still in bed, snoring gently...she hates the cold and wet, so we won't be walking anytime soon.
Before the rain, I popped out into the garden first thing to take these pictures to brighten our Monday..above, the gorgeous Winter Jasmine which bursts along our garden wall at this time of year spreading sunshine & fragrance....
and here are the little snowdrops, which appear in tiny, starlike clumps all over the garden...more each February, it seems. Beautiful reminders that Spring is on it's way and that nature is moving & working & producing all the time.
Now, on to my giant 100th post giveaway results!! I had 18 names to choose from this time....I added in even those who have won before, because I felt that you all deserved a chance to win as a thanks for all your support, love and wonderful comments. I put the names into the 'magic mug' and the first I pulled out is the winner of this bundle...
which will be winging it's way across the Atlantic to....Silke of the lovely blog Metamorphosis !! So happy you won Sweetie - of course, I'd have liked everyone to get a prize and I admit that I have butterflies in my stomach as I pull the name out of the 'hat' each time!
You'll remember that this time I had a second prize to surprise another loyal reader....this beautiful Susan Branch writing paper & Emma Bridgewater egg cup go to....
Thanks so much to you ALL for entering, and more importantly for reading and being so sweet about my blog(s). I really love to write them...they've become integral to my life, not least because I've made so many new friends through them...and you can never have too many of those, I think!
If Silke & Erin could e-mail your addresses to me at: theblueangelbakery (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk I'll package up your goodies and send them on their way to you, with my love.
I'll be having another giveaway of course in the future...I love to plan them and think of things you'd love, so do watch this space. And have a wonderful Monday xoxo
I live with my gorgeous husband, Paul and our wire fox terrier, Alice, in a small country town.I have cooked professionally for 30 years (boy, does that sound OLD!) and now run Sugar Moon, an online brownie business, as well as a small wholesale bakery, which I love. In any rare spare time I'm working on my first novel and a cookbook based on my business. I love Mozart above most things, but also adore reading, movies,visiting different countries,walking Alice, eating & all things foodie as well as spending time with my beloved friends and family....I hope you enjoy my blog!