Monday, 29 August 2011

August & a winner!!

August was a busy month for my mail man and me. What with it being my Birthday month and all..

Wanna see some goodies I got?


Ok, so not all the cards came in the post, but a lot of them did..


I couldn’t believe it when I received a package that contained these chocolates from some good friends, they got to me in one piece and can you believe I haven't even eaten them yet! Well in my defence I did get a lot of chocolate, cos you know I love it..


You may or may not know that Jihee has become a wonderful friend of mine through blogging. We met through a swap we took part in, and have been exchanging notes and emails ever since.


She sent me this lovely little trinket. A jewellery keeper. I love it. Love her.


What’s a birthday without a bit of Cath Kidston?


Another parcel came from Jasmine all the way from Australia. Jasmine is such a love, she took inspiration from This post I did about my birthday. How cool is that??


This is another reason to love Etsy, you can get the lovely shop owners to send a present straight to the lucky friend, complete with cute note.

Talking (typing) of Etsy, I did treat myself to a parcel from Gracie's shop!


She makes teeny cute note cards, and head bands, & she even threw in some pretty earrings!!

The other treat to myself was this book.


We’ll talk about this another day. But.

Oh yes, i may or may not have bought some china with some money I received….. wanna see? Oh go on then..


Royal Dalton. August cup. Love.

Can’t believe August is over.

My good friend came to visit last week for the day with my God daughter…who is 15 and looks about 20 btw. We had fish and chips by the sea, and of course ice cream for dessert! They brought me the CK goodies above :)

I really hope i get to wear my new-to-me- maxi dress more than the once…..


We just had a bank holiday weekend and I just finished 2 sleep ins. I’ve had a fabulous day by by desk, playing with pretty things. I did take a break to go to a garage sale, and I fear if I bring in the china I brought from the car, Mr D may divorce me. Or throw my dinner in the bin, whichever would not be cool.

Tomorrow I get to work…oooo….prob about 12 hours straight, then I’m off to Yorkshire to visit my Gran for a couple of days with my sister. Grannie’s need visits. So if I don’t get back before the weekend, hope everyone has a happy week!!

PS… I must tell you the winner of the giveaway was Ellouise

Yey for her!



  1. oh such lovely things. chocolate+cath kidston+pretty tea cups = my idea of a great birthday!

  2. Looks like the sort of birthday pressies I'd love too :)

    BTW no Henham now - shall be plastered until end of October :(

  3. wow! looks like you had an amazing birthday! love your little blog! found you from a post you left on my little space a few months ago...i'll definately follow you!

  4. Wowza, I can't believe August is over. Look at all those lovelies though!

    Congrats to Ellouise! :)

  5. August sounds like a great month for you! Belated 'congratulations' for yor birthday and love the thoughtful gifts you received - so nice when you know that they've been chosen just for you!

  6. Look at all those goodies! I love them all. Especially the chocolate. I hope you had a great birthday!


  7. Ooooooooooooooh Yipeeeee! Wow! I'm sooooo happy! Thank you Claire.

  8. You got the best goodies for you birhtday.

  9. That teacup is lovely! I've always wanted to collect them.

  10. lolol, ok that was funny you mentioning that book after the list of gifts and purchases!

    lots of lovely things, and sweet friends.

  11. Belated birthday :) It seems so much fun.
    Bty,August is my fav month.

    Your new follower .Follow me back .

  12. Claire I really hope you plan on sharing those chocolates with me!

    P.S. I got your card in the mail! I love you friend!

  13. thats why i love birthdays! is not the party. is definitely not the age. is not the thankfull i `m still alive and such. is the gifts!!! i admit it i just love the gifts ; )

  14. Such pretty birthday packages for a special birthday girl :)

    Congratulations to the winner!

  15. what lovely birthday goodies you got! it's always nice to be thought of.

  16. Yay :D you got a great gifts ;) hehe. LOVVVVE you claire! Sending you an email tomorrow!

  17. Awww...such lovely sweetness. I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday month!


  18. What lovely presents, the chocolate are making me hungry and the teacup making me jealous

    Hope you had a lovely birthday :-)

  19. I would have killed that box of chocolates in like two days! Ha!

  20. belated happy birthday! you have lot's of wonderful gifts!

    It's a GIRL Thing

  21. Gifts, I love gifts :). These are really cool.

  22. Oh my gosh, seriously?! You got so many goodies in the month of August!!! Mail is just so fun to receive!!

  23. looks like you got a lot of goodies! I love chocolate!

  24. You have received some amazing items :) I still have something for you that has not been packaged up and sent off. Sorry :(

    Thanks for entering my giveaway too!

  25. Oh how fun! I love little presents in the mail! I used to get them when I was away at college but now I moved away back at home! Happy Birthdayyyy! :)


  26. Yay for birthdays! Mine was a few weeks ago and Beau's family, and my own, gave me some fun stuff! You really raked it in though! Good haul! =)

    Thank you for the comment on my blog. It's nice to know that Beau and I are not the only ones who are strangely obsessed with their animals. They truly are family. And no one understands the relationship except the ones that are in it.

    Hope things are going well!

  27. So it was you who bought all of Gracie's cards! :P

    I'm glad my present arrived safely :)

    x Jasmine

  28. i love seeing all your birthday goodies and love, because you are so deserving of it! you + jihee... two of my very favorites! love the little trinket and after your last post on the book you've purchased-- i'm so intrigued!


  29. The Cath Kidston bits look great. I love her prints!