Calendar Giveaway

Half way through November, December the week after next, and 2012 in less than seven weeks.
Autumn seems to have flown by. I start hunting down a nice calendar around this time of year. This year I'm ahead of myself and have my own calendar ready made. I posted about it back in September.
I had some more printed for Christmas presents and I have one spare to give away.


It has all the UK bank holidays marked on it and the main Christian festival dates.
It also shows the dates we change the clocks in the UK.





If you would like to win a Quince Tree Calendar for 2012 all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me which month is your favourite and why. Comments will be closed on Sunday, 20th November when I will choose a winner.
Good luck!

Comments

  1. Ooh, yes, me please! It is a gorgeous thing you have made.

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  2. Oh and - my favourite month is September when Autumn starts to show, which is my favourite season.

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  3. Hello Sue
    Ummm - is it very rude to enter a competition when you are mainly a lurker and not a regular commenter?
    if it's not too rude ~ I think maybe my favourite month would be October - when the colours outside are so totally glorious (all reds and yellows and oranges and pinks).
    Although I do love the lime green of early spring too!
    Pip pip!

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  4. I'd like a chance to win the calendar please, it looks lovely. My favourite month is probably October, again because of the gorgeous colours that are about. I love sunny autumn days before the clocks go back!

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  5. My favourite month would have to be May - usually by that time spring has been warming us up for a while and there's the hope that summer might be a good one...

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  6. My favourite month is May, when my hopes for a warm and mellow summer spent reading amid daisies in the beautiful crop-filled garden are not yet dashed. The calendar is lovely and full of mindfulness.

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  7. October, when I was born. Still just warm enough to garden. Cold enough to cover up. (I'm not an exhibitionist by nature, and I love a good woolly!) Lovely comforting food, but still salad in the greenhouse for warm days. The start of real bonfires and clearing up for winter. Sight of husband raking leaves. Planting bowls of bulbs in anticipation of spring. Strictly on Saturday nights and boxed sets of Bones when there's nothing else on. Cosy reading. Planning of Christmas. The fairground comes to town, which it has done since the days of the Hiring Fairs. My sister remembers that in 1955 they were not taken to the fair - in the morning, there I was! How could I not love October?

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  8. Picking a favourite month is so difficult. As each month passes, I love so many things about that particular month. there are so many sounds and smells attached to each month and season. I also like the way the colour changes throughout the year. Having said all that, I would have to say my favourite season is fall. My nesting instinct comes out as the days darken. I went for a walk on the weekend and the air was crisp, the smell of woodsmoke lingered in the air and the lighting was surreal,as I enjoyed that moment so much I would have to say that November is my favourite month but I am betting that wll change in a few months. Enjoy reading your blog and the beautiful pictures.

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  9. Another vote for October here ... mists, mellow fruitfulness, my birthday, quinces!

    That is a beautiful calender Sue, I would love to own one and reckon you'd have a market for them if you opened a little Etsy shop or somesuch x

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  10. Hi Sue,

    My favourite month is March because all the colour look like the colours you expect to see in March

    Linda

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  11. Just popping back to say I've made a little linky thing and put it in my sidebar - hope that's okay.

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  12. i think my favorite month is which ever month we're in.....except august.... which is much too hot for me :)

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  13. Oh, me please! I love this calendar. My favorite month is September. Fall is starting, the leaves start to turn, the weather gets cooler. It is also my birthday month.

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  14. It is a beautiful calendar. My favourite month is February. I am the only person I know that likes it. The snowdrops pushing through the snow that is usually around at some point that month. The green shoots promising the daffodils to come. All the things that lead to spring.

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  15. I'd love to win your calendar! You take some beautiful pictures and I enjoy reading your blog. My favourite month is April, because I celebrate my birthday, the days start to get longer and sometimes we have nice warm sunshine to get you ready for a great Summer!

    Ali
    :)

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  16. Count me in please Sue, what abeautiful creation!

    For me there's no greater seasonal pleasure than in early November, coming in from a walk through the blazing woods and bare fields just as the light is starting to go, then lighting the fire, putting the oven on then spending the next hour or so in a warm, fuggy kitchen preparing something hearty and warming. The its lamps on, snuggle down and get cosy time.

    This is what I do all winter long but there's something so precious about savouring the change in November as the warmth goes and winter knocks on the door.

    Stephxx

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  17. My favourite month is November, with damp, misty weather. It is nice to be cosy indoors, but also good to be outside, with mist hanging in the air, and not so many other people about.

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  18. Oh, gorgeous calendar! My favourite month is September - my birthday month and also because it is the second "new" start of the year with the going back to school feeling!

    Love it!

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  19. I love February because the days are getting longer, I can think about sowing seeds, the snowdrops, aconites, hellebores and February Gold daffodils are in bloom bringing the promise of Spring and it's my birthday month!
    Carol xx

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  20. September - the change of seasons and having working in Education for years it always feels like a new beginning - a brand shiney new year a few months early!

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  21. Oh Sue with your pictures every month is a dream BUT if I have to pick then it's going to be December everytime. What's not to like, Christmas, sparkly lights, snow (if we're lucky) and lots and lots of good food and drink. I love the coldness, the frost, the dark nights, warm fires, cups of hot chocolate and best of all families and friends coming together to celebrate, be it Christmas or New Year.

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  22. My favourite month is June because it's my eldest son's birthday (and the longest day) but it's also the saddest as he's no longer with us

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  23. Rachel F2:40 pm GMT

    I will say January though November was close. It cant be too cold for me and I like mistiness and the world not being so crowded. I like to be out in the cold and in in the warm!

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  24. June! roses, strawberries and my birthday x

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  25. September is my favourite month. Not only is it my birthday month it also heralds the start of autumn - the rich and mellow season which is also my favourite..

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  26. Gosh it's impossible ... asking us to choose a favourite! Very difficult but, as there is the possibility of winning one of these gorgeous calendars, I'd have to say May because it has two of my favourite things - bluebells and asparagus.

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  27. Lori in Texas3:25 pm GMT

    Any chance you could send that pretty calendar to the USA? My favorite month is October, when it finally starts to cool off here in Texas. I love your blog and have been following for a few months now. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. What a beautiful calendar Sue - a great present idea. I find it hard to choose betweem May with all that blossom and promise and October with the glorious colours of autumn. As I got married in October I have to go with then in the end.

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  29. Hi Sue. I would love to win your calender. My favourite month has to be October as the Autumn season is in full sway then and I love all things autumn. I love it when the time goes back and the nights start drawing in as well. x

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  30. What a lovely calendar Sue ~ I love July the best as it is the start of the long summer holidays from school and lazy, hot, sunny days :O)xx

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  31. Each month is a gorgeous collage of colours but would have to choose September (northern hemisphere)or February (southern) since that's our birthday month :)

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  32. Pati from London5:00 pm GMT

    What a gorgeous giveaway, Sue! I love the fact that your calendar months start on Mondays.... I find it a bit confusing when they start on Sundays and there are so many calendars like that in the shops.... I love the summer, when the days are long and the nights are warm. I choose July. x Pati

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  33. I'd love a chance to win, thanks. My favourite month is May when we start to see some properly warm weather and to think about the Summer ahead.

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  34. I'm not sure I have a favourite month..
    Sometime at the beginning of Spring when everything in nature starts to come back to life and grow - it's beautiful!
    Karen S
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  35. my favourite month is, December. December is Christmas, Food, Family and fun.x

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  36. Please throw my name into the hat for your beautiful calander. My favourite month is April. It is warm enough for me to spend a lot of time out in the garden or on the allotment.

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  37. I absolutely love your montage' reflecting the changing seasons. I have noticed many parallels which makes me feel less lonely and inspired to try new recipes and hobbies x

    Molly 41 (aka Claire)

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  38. Oh yes please - would love one. Favourite month.....June - the warmth of summer is starting (ahem -sometimes anyway) and school is winding down - long summer days of no homeworks and no packed lunches to make... bliss

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  39. Sorry meant to say my favourite month - December with the wonderfully warm colours.

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  40. Sue, what a great idea to make a calender of your brilliant photos to give as gifts!
    My favourite month?..That's a tough one. There is something to love about each one. But if I had to pick just one it would have to be May. The weather is getting better, my garden is looking good and the promise of summer is in the air.

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  41. My favourite is February - because that is when I celebrate my birthday, that's when Chinese celebrate their New Year (or as near as, in certain years) and for some bizarre reason (as I have to Chinese ancestry)I do always feel that the year proper does not really start until then - the endless dreariness of your average January does not lend itself well to new beginnings !

    Incidentally, I've been told that the second series of the Killing is coming to BBC 4 in late summer 2012.

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  42. January is the month I find the most hopeful.

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  43. Well, for me, it has to be October/November time . (I don't do well in hot weather, although I like to experience it from a shady spot...)

    I love the hues, the crisp air, my warm woolly clothes, the celebrations, (Bonfire night, Halloween) and family occasions (birthdays) that occur during this time. There must be lots of nordic blood running in my veins!

    PS: Thank you for your blog, which I so enjoy reading.

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  44. Evening.
    I love January for its hope and anticipation.
    And March becasue of the buds peeping and blossom exploding. Oh. And I love May, June and July because there are Bean birthdays and it is summer. I love September because of Autumn starting, October for the dark evenings and cosy fires and thick socks. November- Guy Fawkes Night, why else? And December because of you-know-what and the other Bean birthday.
    I couldn't choose my very best- I feel privileged to live somewhere that has seasons and months which are so different. Although I love your mosaic calendar very much, please don't put me in the pot as I make a trusty and very well used diary each year and a calendar would not get used. And I don't have a hook for one either.
    Ax

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  45. What a beautiful calendar, Sue. Think I would have to go for March, when the spring is starting to show itself and there is the promise of sunny daffodils, and the days are just beginning to feel a teeny bit longer.

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  46. Oh Sue, I would love one of your calendars. It would be great to have a calendar with the English holidays on it for if I am planning another trip to my absolute favourite destination, the UK!
    My favourite month? - April. It's when we usually arrive in the UK for the lovely Spring ... or when the weather here cools down and we have what passes for Autumn here- sunny days and nights with a cool nip in the air.
    Cheers
    Helen

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  47. Sue, I am so coveting your special calendars. I am sure that the friends and family who are getting one as a present will be absolutely thrilled to get one (like the lucky, lucky winner of your giveaway!)
    I would pick December as my favourite month: a chance to indulge in lovely food without feeling guilty, Christmas trees and wonderful decorations, snow and frost, ruby red pomegranates, stunning clementines, rosy cheeks, glowing candles, roaring fires, nativity plays, Christmas carols - preferably the traditional ones made even more special by visits from the Salvation Army,the feeling that a fresh start is just around the corner, a celebration and remembrance of the true meaning of Christmas.
    You are so kind to let one of us have the chance to record our special days and dates on your beautiful calendar.
    Thank you.

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  48. I don't really have any favourite months, just prefer the cooler ones.

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  49. hello Sue, lovely calender. Would love to win a little piece of the UK to have in Australia. Favourite month is November because its my birthday month! Love your blog - reminds me of home.

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  50. Oh! I admire your calendar so much! Perhaps this would give me the monthly inspiration I need to take lots of photos so I can make MY OWN calendar next year? (Would you be willing to post all the way out to Australia??)

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  51. I love April as it's Spring and Winter is over and my favorite time, Summer is coming soon.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  52. I love the changing seasons but September is my favourite month. Memories of back to school, sharp pencils. A fresh start.

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  53. October - we always take our main holiday in October and past photos show a preponderance of blue skies and empty beaches. Also love an October barbecue - don't have to fight the flies off the sauseages and the barbecuer doesn't get all hot and bothered.

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  54. My favourite month is March - not just because its my birthday month but because its the start of Spring (my favourite season) - the days are longer, warmer, full of colour and often warmth too :)

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  55. Hi Sue,
    I love your calender. My favourite month would be September because of the autumn colours starting to show their golden hues.
    Love Carole from Rossendale xxx

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  56. Anonymous9:14 am GMT

    Hi Sue

    My favourite month is April. The beginning of the growing season on my allotment when everything seems possible!

    Donna x

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  57. September, oh yes September, which is the start of our Spring over here, all the beautiful sweet smelling flowers and the sun a little warmer.
    x Sandi

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  58. April - my birthday month, the end of spring and the beginnings of summer - and above all, the joy of Easter, the promise of new life.

    The calendar looks fabulous - please count me in, I'd love a copy

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  59. What a delightful idea, Sue.

    Readers are jostling at the gates, I can see.

    I am timidly asking you - with this colourful calender in sight - what colour is winter to you?

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  60. Ah, which month? Sue I like all of them, really BUT I guess February which brings snowdrops the heralds of the glorious spring garden flowers which are to to follow in their timid steps, my son's valentine's day birthday, carnival here in France, pancakes, confetti.... Should I go on?

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  61. My favourite month is September because the autumn Colours are so pretty, and it's when I harvest lots of hedgerow and garden produce to make my jams and chutneys.

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  62. Sue, your calendar photos are so lovely and what a wonderful gift. My favorite month is the beginning of June. My cottage garden is glorious and it's when all the roses are profusely blooming. The summer is just beginning and those 80 degree days feel heavenly. Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway.

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  63. Anonymous3:13 pm GMT

    What a lovely giveaway Sue. Your calendar is fabulous. My favourite month is January as I'm always totally delusional and sure that this is the start of being organised,losing weight,finishing projects.........I also love the quiet after Christmas and new year and the long evenings in front of the fire when I don't have to make the effort to go out because the weather is so bad. Penny Lxx

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  64. I think my favorite month would have to be April - everything here is blooming, and we have regular thunderstorms, which I love.

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  65. I love November because of the excitment and especially the smells of preparing for Christmas!! The photos just sum it up.

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  66. I love January - the potential of a new year ahead with all its possibilities! I've always loved your mosaic pages best - would love to have a calendar!

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  67. How to choose a favorite month? The month with gentle breezes and budding trees,awaiting the burst of the blossom into glorious colour is heart-lifting and joyful,especially if it follows the month of deep snow and glistening hoar frost,hot chocolate and log fires. Then there's harvest,the plump golden yellow fruits,waiting to be plucked ripe and warm from the tree,to be made into aromatic goodies to delight us all. How to choose a month?very difficult,it would have to be Janmaysepter,if such a month existed.

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  68. You should be selling these my dear.

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  69. December. The beginning of the Australian summer. Hot summer weather, long warm evenings, drinks by the pool, floaty summer dresses, Christmas parties outdoors, end of school year parties and concerts, then Christmas by the beach. Always a fun month on our social calendar. Thanks Tara

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  70. My favourite months are May as everything is so fresh and lush, a October my first grandchild was born love all the colours of that month.Fingers and toes crossed. ~Kate~

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  71. Your calandar is stunning.My favourite month is September , cooler days, reaping the harvests, gorgeous Autumn on it's way!

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  72. I love every month for different reasons: January - the start of a fresh new year. February - spring bulbs start appearing and its my Birthday! March - Lots of spring bulbs and leaves starting to unfurl, and life feels good. April - Spring has arrived! May - somehow the air smells different in May; flowers are starting to scent it, no doubt. June - the promise of Summer just around the corner. July - Summer's here! and hopefully the sunshine. August - being lazy, sandy beaches and bare feet. September - a time to take stock and reflect. October - wonderful colour changes and a sense of quiet calm. November - bonfires and jacket potatoes, and wrapping up in woolly goodness. December - Christmas!

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  73. My favourite month is October because in our family, that is the month when a large proportion of us have birthdays. Now that the kids have flown the nest, a birthday means a family get-together and I just love those and the opportunity to see my family. October means several of those wonderful occasions. As well as that, October brings bright, crisp days with some sunshine and I love them, especially if I am free to go for a walk and enjoy all those autumn colours. And October also means the end of harvest and light at the end of the tunnel of the seemingly never-ending production line of freezing, bottling, jamming and preserving by whatever other means, that harvest to keep us for the rest of the year. Please add me to the list - your photos are really lovely.

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  74. I love the bright light of April, blue spring skies, daffodils and tulips. Ahhh, can't wait for the next one!

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  75. Yes please! love your calendar and am very pleased to have found your blog.

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  76. It's such a lovely calendar, Sue. I'm struggling to think of a favourite month as I like them all except Dec/Jan/Feb - I'd probably choose April for that feeling of freshness, or May for the whole summer ahead, or September for grabbing the last of the long days. Feel free to disqualify me for indecision!

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