26.8.10

One hundredth Post Giveaway!

Welcome to my one hundredth post! I'm having a Giveaway. I thought I would be able to give away something quince related- a couple of quinces and maybe a pot of jelly but 100 has come around a good two months sooner than anticipated. I am bit amazed at how much I find to witter on about.

This is what I am giving away.


Some crocheted bunting to string up across your mantelpiece, window, wherever you like!




Many of you have been kind enough to say how much you like my photographs. I have had some Moo mini cards printed. They are teeny tiny, just 3cm x7cm. There are 25 cards all different. I think they'd look nice arranged in a clip frame. These will also be part of the Giveaway.



As well as the bunting and the cards there will be one or two other little treats one of which will almost certainly be chocolate :o)

So, if you have your own blog and would like to win my Giveaway simply leave a comment on this post. I will put your names in a hat and get whichever of my children is handiest to pick a winner.
I will leave the comments open until Friday the 3rd of September.

We are off to Cornwall tomorrow for what looks like a week of rain. We're looking forward to it though and C has promised lots of eating out- mainly of the fish and chips and pasty variety, no complaints from me. I love cooking as you know, but I'm not too keen on cooking in strange kitchens without the help of my well stocked storecupboard.

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  Yesterday was the funeral of my grandmother who reached almost 102 years. The day had its moments of sadness of course but by and large it was one of laughter. The whole family came and it was soooo nice to see everyone. The service was lovely, my dad and aunt spoke about gran's very long and very full life and I read a couple of her favourite poems, we sang her favourite hymn (Dear Lord and Father of Mankind) and at the end listened to her favourite piece of music -Delius' Walk to the Paradise Garden which was just beautiful. The children who ranged in age from 6 to 16 were all perfectly behaved and afterwards we went back to my parents' house for coffee, biscuits and cake. Cake and biscuits made by me, coffee made by my mum. As funerals go it was one of the best.

This is one the pieces I read at the service. My Gran's birthday was 15th September which is Battle of Britain Day. Gran found this in a church on the Isle of Man, it was written by a young man lost in the Battle of Britain 70 years ago.

If I should pass beyound man's thought, grieve not
 For He plans the pattern of the stars
Knows of my course, and if he wills
My destiny be life, then life I seek-
If death; then death is but the gateway to truth
Wider than all the sky and more
immense than all the universe.
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