Monday, 21 February 2011

1st ANNIVERSARY.....AND A GIVEAWAY

Well can you believe it...I missed it!!!

 The 1st anniversary of my blog was yesterday February 20th, and due to being so worn out with this blasted cold, I couldn't even face the computer. What a pig it has been, two weeks of thumping headaches, a throat so sore it felt as though I was swallowing razor blades, cold sores on my eyelids....yes you heard right, and I've coughed and sneezed so hard that I set off an old back injury and spent several days bent double, unable to stand upright.......


Picture courtesy of  britishcomedyclassics.co.uk

Two soups!!................... the irony is that for a good part of my adult life I have often been told that I am very like Julie Walters, and I have certainly felt like Mrs Overall this last week or two.

Anyway enough of my whinging, it's just a cold and there are so many much worse then me, so I will now get onto what I hope is the good bit....

To celebrate how great I think you all are and how much I have enjoyed both the writing and the reading for this past year I would like to give away a couple of bits which I have named my...

Fly away giveaway

My theme is sea birds, for no other reason than the fact that I love them, and the gift will include,  a drawstring bag and one or two bits and pieces which might be useful on your travels.......




As you can see they are not finished yet, but I will have them ready to fly by the time I draw the winner on Monday 7th March.

So if you fancy feathering your nest with a few birds (and the odd surprise), just leave me a message on this post before Sunday 6th March.
If you would like to put one of my piccies on your blog to spread the word that would be great, but not essential.
Well I'm off now to down yet another whisky toddy (shame but someone has to do it) and then to my bed.

TTFN
Jenny xx


PS. I am just adding this as I feel a real fraud with all the lovely comments of sympathy which I really do not deserve.  You are all very kind and it is really appreciated but I am on the mend now...Thank you!

44 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you've been so poorly, hope that you start feeling better soon, i've no doubt the hot toddy will work wonders.
    Please count me in for your fabulous flyaway giveaway....

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  2. Woo hoo, I'll be the first to comment. Please enter me into your draw. I'm glad you're feeling better now, sounds as if you've been quite poorly. I wondered why you'd been a bit quiet on the blogging front.

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  3. Hmmm....whiskey toddies? Sounds like a good reason to go out and try to catch a cold, Ms. Winniebriggs! ;-) lol Thanks for visiting my blog today. :-) Nice to see you again. As for that nasty cold...whinge all you want! I can't think of a better reason to complain.

    Warm hugs and chicken soup,
    Diane

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  4. Hi Jenny,

    Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! Lovely giveaway - you're so clever.
    Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. I must say I've never heard of cold sores on the eyelids, but that is a sign of how run down your body was. Hope you're giving yourself lots of time to lay and do nothing and recuperate.
    Sonia x

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  5. Poor you, that sounds like one hideous cold.

    I'd love to enter your giveaway.

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  6. I have just found your lovely blog, how sad to drop by when you are poorly hope you get better soon. Will enjoy following you. Lesley x

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  7. hiya- please don't enter me in your giveaway- not because I don't love it but cos I won one last year (yeay!!)- I just wanted to say Happy 1 year.
    Your anni made me look at my 1st post which was March 5th so I guess I'd better get my party frock out!

    Sorry to hear about your cold- always difficult at our age to know what to hold when you sneeze isn't it ;O))
    xx

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  8. Sorry you are so poorly and do hope you will be better soon. I wond your giveaway last year so know how lucky this time's winner will be to get your lovely bag and contents.

    Get well soon.

    Jane

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  9. Sorry you've been unwell - I hope you are back to normal and no longer being MrsOverall very soon.

    Happy 1st Bloggy Birthday - I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

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  10. Happy Birthday Jenny, add me to the list please.
    Gillx

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  11. Urg- get well soon! I have an injured son in the house but just about every blog I read makes me feel grateful for small mercies that we're not as badly off as the rest of you! I would love to enter your giveaway and I'll mention it on my blog today.

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  12. Thank you! I've just done a post explaining little man's injuries (not too much detail!) and mentioning your giveaway.

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  13. Sorry you have been so ill but glad to hear you are now on the mend. That puffin is lovely, thanks for the chance to win the goodies.

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  14. That sounds similar to what I've had - though minus the cold sores, they sound *really* grim.. I hope you feel better soon - I know there may be people worse off than you but that doesn't actually make you feel any better does it? Stick with the hot toddies :-).

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  15. I would love to enter your giveaway - what brilliant prizes! Ive had 2 bad colds in 2 months, so I sympathise totally with you. xxxxx

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  16. Sorry you have been feeling so unwell, sending healing thoughts to you... could I enter your giveaway please? thankkyou, Betty (mrsyappydog)

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  17. Sorry you've not been well. I hope you are on the mend now :o) What we all need is some warm sun. Happy blogiversary xx

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  18. There is nothing wrong with feeling sorry for yourself evey now and then. Thanks for organising a great giveaway. I will post your picture on my blog later on. Get well soon x Freddie
    http://missfreddie.blogspot.com/

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  19. Get well soon. What a lovely giveaway. Seabirds are lovely. i am puffin' along, hoping I have a 'tern' at your great giveaway.
    blessings xx

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  20. That sounds like more the a cold! So sorry to hear that anyone feels that bad for so long!

    Love the bag!

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! Sorry to hear you've been unwell - have you tried damson gin?? I can thoroughly recommend it!!

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  22. What lovely things. Please enter me in the giveaway, Jenny. Happy annversary.

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  23. Hope you're on the mend now, it's awful being ill, hopefully they'll come up with a cure for the cold soon!
    Happy blogiversary!
    Please add me to your giveaway, I'd love to win, puffins are one of my favourite birds. We went to the Isle of May for my birthday last year and it was fabulous, they were flying into land and diving into their burrows all over the island! :) x

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  24. Glad to hear you're feeling much better now.... there's nothing worse than a hideous cold bad except a bad back! Congratulations on your 1st bloggy birthday!
    xxx

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  25. Glad you are kicking the colds butt!

    Happy to have you back.

    Congrats on a year. xxx

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  26. Sorry to read that you haven't been well & a bad back is no fun at all.

    Great giveaway - please do include me!

    Jayne

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  27. Get well soon! Love the little Puffin.

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  28. Just found your blog today and I love it!

    Hope you're feeling better today.

    Bee happy x

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  29. Hi, Just come across your blog and you had me hooked at your amazing header!! Happy blogiversary too! Would love to be entered into your giveaway it looks fab. Scarlett x

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  30. Happy First Blog Anniversary. I will probably forget mine :)

    Get Better!

    Pam x

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  31. Great give-away! Love to join and of course I will put a link on my blog.
    No good you being sick! Get well soon my friend
    xxx
    Michaja

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  32. Congratulations from a new reader :) I adore birds and would love to enter your giveaway. xx

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  33. Hi Jenny, I just popped by to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog and here I find you are having a little giveaway! Would you think me very naughty if I put my name in the hat? I think those sea birds need to come home to the seaside you see. They would love it in St. Ives and would come to a good home ;o)

    Hope you soon feel much better. Hugs, Carolyn x

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  34. O, this bag is so beautiful! I would like to win it!

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  35. A belated Happy Blog Birthday! I'd love to take part in your giveaway x

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  36. Hope you are feeling better now. As everyone says 'there's a lot going round'! Congrats on the milestone. I live near the sea, so appreciate an interesting seabird when I see one! Please count me in to your great giveaway. x

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  37. Hope you are feeling better hun. Fab giveaway too xx

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  38. Hello Jenny
    Thank you for your lovely comments & entering my giveaway.
    I would LOVE to enter your beautiful giveaway.
    I have always been fascinated by Puffins since I was at school.
    Have a lovely Sunday
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  39. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for the comment on my china finds, your collection is just gorgeous! Are you collecting the other utility china ranges or just the dawns? LOVE the way you have displayed them beautifully! xxx

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  40. I love the sea birds nd as always enjoy reading your blog. Hello from Washington State USA.

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  41. Bellissimi i tuoi premi!
    Vado subito a linkarti!
    Ciao
    Laura

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  42. Am I too late to enter your wonderful giveaway? I absolutely adore your work and would do anything to get my hands on some more of it:)

    Sue Xx

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