Friday, April 22, 2011

My wonderful prize!

My wonderful prize from Chrissey's giveaway has arrived and is soooo beautiful!

Ausralia Post tends to be a bit laid back about delivering mail to far out places such as Toowoomba... or anywhere that isn't Sydney so it was a rather anxious wait, perhaps more so for Chrissey who isn't familiar with our mail service and even for me when the delivery pattern varied from the norm. 

Local Mail Service: Brisbane toToowoomba:  "Hey Bruce, here's a parcel for Chrissy down Toowoomba way. Can you go pop it in her letter box, mate..."  Bruce the Postie sets off on foot, becomes sidetracked by a beautiful woman, finds himself stranded in the Nullabor where he has to fight drop bears and crocs, ends up in hospital after a snake bite and hands the parcel to another postal worker who remembers it a year later and delivers it next time he is passing by.

International Mail Service: UK to Brisbane 2 days on plane. Brisbane to Toowoomba: '"Crikey Bruce, Chrissy's got a parcel from England. Must be important - they sent it Airmail! Better get that to her- catch the bus to save time, mate..." 3 hours later the parcel is on my doorstep!

And now the moment for unveiling:

My photography just doesn't do these gorgeous items justice! They are soooo beautiful (I know I've said that, but I could say it a dozen times and may get close to describing how lovely these are) Even better, they are perfect for both my 1940s Hollyhock Cottage where Mrs Hollyhock would certainly have had a nightdress case and a tray of beautiful bottles with perfumes and beauty aids and my, so far imaginary, shabby cottage.

Thank you so much Chrissey!

With so much change going on in my life recently and the need to keep things together, I haven't been visiting as many blogs as I normally would, so, while I still hope to get around and visit all my new followers, after a lot of agonising I have realised that I'm not able to welcome each new follower individually as has been my habit so far.
The blogs I have seen are amazing. As always I am awed by the creative talent out there and the passion roused as we create our perfect mini worlds.


Suzeeez with everything I love and her new 'blog sisters' project

Sharon Larkin,  minimariba,  mindymax,  


  1. Blogger has a mind of it's own today! Hopefully the links which have crammed up one afer another can sill be easily deciphered. I'm not brave enough to try and fix it again!

  2. Hiya love the tale of the posties mission, i think it was like that and yes i was getting worried this end lol so glad your pleased with them and well done on winning my giveaway, even thought they did take an age to get to you, you couldnt have been further away if you tired. It sounds lovely there. Anyway speak soon take care, happy mining i just love your Enid Blyton house your doing xx

  3. Congratulations on your win - I like the little framed picture!

  4. Hey Christine, you must concentrate on doing the things you enjoy at the pace that suits you at this time in your life.
    Blogland is not supposed to be a chore and will still be here when your life is in a better place. Read as much as you want and write as much as you feel like!
    Chin up honey, have been where you are now and although I sadly have never heard of your delightfully named home town, disappointment is sadly the same the world over. Take heart, it does get better.

  5. That is how our postal service really seems sometimes, Chrissey! :D

    Thank you, Irene. It is a counted cross stitch 'Enchanted Cottage' by Dimensions Gold Collection Petites. You can find the kits on ebay sometimes. :)

    Thank you Janice. I am surprised that everything is so much harder than I would have dreamed, so it is encouraging when you hear from others who have come out the other end successfully. :) I am lucky with friends - both in real life and online. It all helps.

  6. Enhorabuena por tu precioso regalo.
    Me ha encantado la explicacion de como funciona Correos donde tu vives jejeje.
    Feliz fin de semana
    besitos ascension

  7. Hi! How have you been doing? I hope you'll post again soon!