Friday, 15 August 2008

Summer giveaway...

As promised..the summertime giveaway, you know what to do...leave a comment on this post and you will be in the draw...(knitted cup cake, hair clip and gingham button pegs)...How can that be...only two weeks left of the summer holidays...well I plan to make the most of every moment with my guys..so I will be off line and as soon as I return I will pick the winner...
So its been a holiday made up of special moments with special people...we have been away a lot, as much BEACH TIME as we can manage and a few days out to various places.  Eating outdoors has been a major part of our holiday time with picnics and BBQs...you just can't beat eating outdoors, especially with children, less mess to clear up and they eat so much more and food they would not normally eat...
Water is a big feature of our time out and about, from the wild sea to the calmness of the canals...
and why does Hot Chocolate always taste so good when your all sandy and curled up after a chilly dip in the sea?
For some reason when I look at my summer photos there are so many pictures of daisy's, I think they sum up our time together, simple, sweet and a wonderful symbol of summer time fun...


Summer has been all about knitting socks...addictive!  Lots of plans for new sewing designs and makes are all ready to be put in to action come September but, for now I am enjoying as much 'play time" with my children...We have a cool camping trip planned, to spend a week body boarding...the camper van needs a good clean out as we have not made the use of her this season, we have new body boards so there is no stopping us...unless it rains...Ahhhh camping in the rain!!!

Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments made on my last post, what can I say...you guys are the best!

Wishing you a healthy and happy couple of weeks and may you be blessed with good weather...


42 comments:

karen said...

Hi
Just popped over from pink petal to take a peek.
That's a lovely knitted cup cake

Lazylol said...

Oh I love a giveaway and I am actually posting before it's over - miracle.
Enjoy the last two weeks - I know I will, I am planning lots more beach time too - lets cross our fingers for nice sunny days x

April said...

HI, hope you're having a lovely end of summer with your little uns.

We're off on holiday next week and I can't wait!!

Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

April xx

hazeljoy said...

ah-ha! just in time, eh? thanks for your recommendation of heligan. unfortunately, the weather had a large hand in not going this time (that and my ma's bad back) but it's a definite for next time!
ps. and i love the daisy photo, too

Lin said...

Enjoy the rest of the holidays, I love your knitted cake, nice and fat free!!

French Knots said...

Enjoy the rest of the hols - aren't they going quickly?!
Hope we get 3 weeks of lovely sunshine before school starts again.

French Knots said...

Enjoy the rest of the hols - aren't they going quickly?!
Hope we get 3 weeks of lovely sunshine before school starts again.

periwinkle said...

have a great few weeks , hasn't the holidays flown over so far. Keep smiling and look forward to your return :-)
lisa x

Caroline said...

Hey after last week I can tell you a thing or two about camping in the rain!!! As for the body boarding - surf's up dude!! Have a great one!
Looking foward to seeing photos of the socks - can't believe you've finally got the sock bug!

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Oh. I love the giveaway so I like to give it a go! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Susan Cahill said...

I am just home from my holidaya dn I need another! Lovely giveaway gifts, please throw my name in the hat.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Camping in the rain - you can't have one without the other in this country can you?

Speaking of camper vans, please come and join the camper van swap I'm running on my blog!

Sal said...

Hi Suzie... I have left you an award on my blog ;-)

Gina said...

Oh boy count me in!

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a sweet giveaway! I read it very quickly & thought you had written "pickle the winner"! LOL!

Vanessa said...

Put my name in that hat, I'm feeling lucky!

Vanessa x

monkee maker said...

Ah-ha, once again we are split over the summer holidays. You see two weeks left as a sad thing, I see two weeks left and think "Hurrah!!"

But as you mentioned in your last (very thought provoking) post, we are all different, and there's nothing wrong in that.

I hope you and your boys have a brilliant couple of weeks, and that the weather is kind to you when you're camping.

:)

ps. One final thought on the mothering thing; I wish you were my mum. But as you're MUCH too young for that, I wish you were my girl's mum ...

Tracy said...

What lovely giveaway gifts! Count me in on the fun :o) Summer is waning...soak up the last tastes of summer while she's here! Happy Days...

Crazyjane said...

OOOO ,OOOO, HAND IN THE AIR, ME TOO, totally over excited.
lovely summer hoilday pics.

Lil' ol' me said...

OOh calorie free cakes, fantastic! Enjoy the next two weeks with your little uns.

Bev C said...

Hello, Enjoy the rest of your holidays. We are at the end of winter here, so roll on summer. Happy stitching.

lucys1@bigpond.com

LOUISE said...

Which stretch of canal did you take the photo? It is breathtaking. I love canals. I believe we have some restoration work going on down here in the South on the waterways. I'd love to be entered into your summer giveaway, thank you. x

Blossom said...

As your summer draws to an end....our spring is about to erupt!!!sweet cupcake!!

Penny said...

Hi Suzie, you really have a nice blog here from what I have had a chance to look through so far! A very nice place to have a cup of tea and sit in my jammies and get inspired! Thank-you for having this giveaway, I hope your last days of summer are amazing! I'm going to add you to my reader right now!!

Jane said...

Lovely to know you've had a good summer hope the next few weeks are enjoyable too. I love reading your blog, all i can say is do what feels comfortable and right for you. Happy holidays Jane x (yes please i'd love the chance to win your cute cupcake and goodies)

deborah said...

I love your give away. Saw it on bura ellen. Enjoy your last day of your holiday.

Thimbleanna said...

Ah yes, what has happened to summer? I hope you have a beautiful final few weeks with your babes!

Donna said...

Ooooh please add me to your hat, i just love your knitted cakes!

I hope you too enjoy the rest of the hols Suzie, I'm sure you will x

the flour loft said...

hot chocolate is our favourite too. sounds like you are having a lovely Summer holiday.. enjoy the rest of it with your sweet little ones. ginny x

periwinkle said...

me again - i just noticed the lovely green jumper in the last picture, did you knit it , if so which pattern is it?
lisa x

Miss sew n sew said...

Hi
It has gone very fast have a wonderful last couple of weeks I like the sound of your plans. That's a lovely bundle of goodies for your giveaway i have my fingers crossed!
Sarahx

Isobel said...

What a wonderful give away! :)
I just read your post prior to this one and can totally understand you. I am just starting the motherhood journey and find it already difficult to take the attention away from my bump and all the new things I am experiencing. I think it is wonderful how you are enjoying your kids. I want to do the same thing when mine comes to the world. :)
Have a great weekend. x

Patty said...

The hat is adorable!

Creative Living - Lyndele said...

Hi

What a great holiday, your so lucky to have some warm weather, I live in New Zealand and all it has done is rain for the last two months. I am so looking forward to summer!!!!

dottycookie said...

It sounds a lot like our summer - great fun! Hope the last two weeks of it are fab. We have been making the most of every minute and I know you have too!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Suzi!

What a lovely giveaway, and I just adore your sweet little knitted cupcake! Enjoy the last few days of summer!

Smiles....

Beverly

Shawn Mary said...

I hope I am not too late to enter?

Thanks again for your kind words on my blog....I smiled.

annemarie said...

Oh what a great giveaway. I am a lurker but time to come out of hiding! That cupcake is too cute - love it.

Jane said...

I have nominated you for an award please visit my blog to collect your award Jane x

Lesley said...

I hope you all have a great camping trip and that the sun shines for you!!

Enjoy your little ones :)

As for your yummy giveaway....yes please!!

xxx

Jimberlys said...

Just found your website and am very excited! Any lucky me a give-away!

Karen said...

Please enter me in your giveaway - a calorie free cup cake is always a good thing!!

Hope you enjoyed the last couple of weeks (despite the terrible weather!)

Love your blog and looking forward to your return.

Karen
x