By some miracle, I have now reached 140 Followers, which I am absolutely delighted with. I seemed to have gained quite a few new Followers in the past week. Goodness know how these lovely people find me, but they've certainly made me very happy. So, a big welcome to all those who have recently become new Followers - I will try to make things interesting for you!
I feel very lucky here in bloggyland at the moment, because I have just won another giveaway! My very good friend, SkippyMom, had as her giveaway a S'mores container, and Skippy has filled the container with all the ingredients (plus instructions!) to make these wonderful treats. Living here in England, I had never heard of S'mores before but anything that contains chocolate and marshmallows has got to be a winner with me. Thank you so much Skippy, and special thanks to your lovely daughter, Wallene, for picking my number and making me the winner!
Another good bloggy friend of mine, Claudia, is also hosting her first giveaway on her blog, so do go and pay her a visit, and make sure that you don't miss out!
I've been thinking of holding a giveaway myself, so when I reach 150 Followers, I promise to try to think of something special to offer you.
Whilst I'm writing about bloggy friends, I must mention Carol over at facing50withhumour. I am so thrilled that she has just had her first book published, which is entitled "Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines". Carol's blog is always so funny, and her book is every bit as funny as her blog. It is at present only available in e-book form, but a paperback edition will be available from Amazon (and all other reputable book stores, I'm sure!) as from the 16th September. I have actually read the book and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if you want to have a good laugh, I urge you to pre-order this book before they are all sold out! (And NO, Carol hasn't paid me lots of money to say all this!!).
This is a brief synopsis of the story - "Desperate housewife Amanda Wilson can’t decide between murder, insanity and another glass of red wine. Her shelf life is up. Not only is she facing 50 but she hasn't had sex with her morose husband for over a year. She really shouldn’t have pressed that 'send' button. They say your past always catches up with you - still, her colourful past is far more exciting than her monochrome present."
Joseph B. Wirthlin said
"Our friends should be companions who inspire us, who help us rise to our best."