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Friday, 7 October 2011

I Feel Truly Spoilt!

Hi my little bloggy friends.  I have never been really lucky - oh, I have been well and truly blessed in my life, with loving parents, a husband who quietly is there for me and has never let me down, two beautiful and healthy daughters, two caring son-in-laws, three beautiful and healthy grandchildren whom I adore, the true gift of friendship and a warm and comfortable home, so, yes indeed, I count my blessings every day.

But luck is another thing. I'm talking about when you buy raffle tickets and enter competitions and things like that.  However, I do feel at the moment that luck surely is shining on me, as, here in bloggyland, such good things are happening for me.

It started with me winning the Mini Skirt Competition, and my prize from my lovely leetle friend Carol (facing50withhumour) arrived in the post a couple of days ago.  Thank you my friend!  Don't forget, if you haven't yet bought her first novel, Mini Skirts & Laughter Lines, you must do so, as it is every bit as funny as this lady's hilarious blog!!

Yesterday, I received a little gift in the post from my good friend Eva at  If you haven't met Eva before, please do go and visit her blog.  She will make you very welcome and I know that you will love her artwork.  Eva really is such a talented lady.  Her gift was a CD entitled A Different View by Paul F Xavier.  Paul is Eva's partner and this is a CD of 14 beautiful, relaxing tracks, all written and played by Paul.  Can you imagine just how much talent is going on in their house! Thank you Eva and Paul. (I have been listening to the CD as I typed this post, and it really is delightful).

About a week ago, my lovely friend Becca, over at Every Day Life, told me that I had won her first ever Weekend Giveaway.  Ta Da!!

Signed copy of CD Labor of Love by Scarlett Cherry.

 This is what Becca had to say about her giveaway -"Thisis by far one of my favorite Cd's to listen to and the best part is you don't have to be a mom to enjoy it you just have to know what it's like to love and everyone has had love or been loved at some point in their life. This CD is beautifully done Scarlett's voice is pure and songs are so diverse. From slow and soothing like "Angel" to upbeat and fun like "Fiecre mama" there is something for everyone. If you have had a child in your life at any point you can so relate to this songs even you Dads who double as mom and dad will enjoy this Cd as well as grandmas, aunts, moms to be even if all you do is care for children you will love this Cd. It is so amazing." So as you can imagine, I can't wait for that one to arrive!  Two beautiful new CD's to listen to, and I do love my music. 

Yesterday, the postman beat a path to my door with yet another little pressie, this time from my good friend Linda over at News from Italy.  Linda very kindly sent me a copy of a book that she had reviewed.  I said that I would love to read it and, hey presto, I am now reading and enjoying the book very much. It is called The Summer House by Christobel Kent and is based around Italy's Riviera Coast.  As I adore Italy, I know that I will love this particular read!  Thank you so much Linda.

But that, my dear friends, is not the end.  Yesterday, I received a note from another lovely bloggy friend, Maureen over at Daydream Living. Maureen has a delightful blog, filled with gorgeous photos of truly lovely things.  Maureen was also holding a giveaway, and I have won these lovely little French goodies.

I won't be entering any more giveaways for a while, because I think I have been quite lucky enough for the time being!

I hope you didn't mind me sharing these with you.  If you don't already know of the blogs I have mentioned in this post, please pop over and spread the love!

Take care until I see you again and I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend wherever you are.  Bye for now!


SkippyMom said...

What lovely gifts. And such a deserving recipient.


Shady Del Knight said...

You are a kind, generous and loving person, Thisisme. Is it any wonder that abundance comes into your life? I am very happy about the good fortune that has come your way. I read your comment on G-T's blog which stated that the temperature has dropped 20 degrees in your vicinity. I'm sorry your warm spell has come to an end. We're having pleasantly cool mornings followed by very warm afternoons that require air conditioning. I hope you have a delightful weekend, dear friend!

Claudia Moser said...

Kimd people attract good things, happy for you!

Eva Ason said...

Hello Diane, I certainly agree with Shady Del Knight, that you are a kind, generous and loving person :) And what you give of yourself/to others mostly comes back one way or the other ;) enjoy all your gifts!
I think it has become almost winter like over here, very cold in the wind. I had the opportunity to get off work early today, and I do enjoy every moment of it :)
Enjoy your day my friend.
Hugs x

orchid said...

Dearest Lady,
Oh, what a delightful post about the wonderful gifts you recieved,dear thisisme.
Like the other your friends said LUCK comes to the people who deserve it, doesn't it♬♬♬
Enjoy your luck to the fullest♡♡♡

Just I must make you feel jealous saying that I'm enjoying short comfortable fall weather period now.
Blessing to you, Orchid*

Shelly said...

I don't think it's luck so much as that good things seek out goodness, and goodness is found in you. Congratulations, my friend!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Actually This, I think I'm the luckiest person in the world. I have you for a good friend. That makes me luckier!! Hugs my awesome friend and no one deserves the good things that come their way more than you do. Hugs.

Facing50.Blog said...

Congratulations on all these fabulous gifts - but remember you give so much to all of us with your friendship and support and beautiful posts - it is only natural that nice things will come back to you...what goes around....
I love Eva's art and I am going to see if I can get my hands on one of Paul's CDs now...I love Linda too and I hope you enjoy the book.
Now I have read all the other comments and realise i have not said anything unique here...but it is heartfelt.

Gawgus things... said...

Lucky you! What amazing presents you've received. Remember karma though, what goes around comes around so perhas you should do your own little giveaway?!!!

Thisisme. said...

Skippy - I do feel very lucky at the moment. Thank you dear friend.

Shady - Hallo dear Tom. Thank you so very much for your kind words, but everyone seems so kind here. We are very lucky with our bloggy friends, aren't we? I'm not too sad that the very hot weather has gone I must admit! Have a relaxing weekend my dear friend.

Claudia - that's very sweet of you.

Eva - I'm no kinder or generous than all my little bloggy friends. They are always so supportive, and I do appreciate it. I have the CD playing again now - I really do love it! Yes, it is wintery here today - very chilly in the blustery wind. Have a chillaxing weekend my friend. Hugs.

Orchid - thank you for your sweet comments and, yes, I am very jealous of your comfortable fall weather! Enjoy, and I hope you and hubby have a good weekend. Blessings to you.

Shelly - that was a lovely comment. Thank you so much.

Bouncin'Barb - your comment brought a smile to my face. If I was there, I would give you a big hug! Mind you, you might have to lift me up! LOL!! Take care my awesomest of friends.

Facing50.Blog - Hi Carol, my dear leetle friend. Oh stop it! All these lovely comments will be going to my head in a minute. Eeeeek!! Everyone is just as kind and generous as me, but it's nice of you to say so all the same. Love to you and that dear hubby of yours! Hope he's been behaving himself today x

Thisisme. said...

Gawgus - always good when you can find the time to pop over to my humble little blog! Hee Hee! You're right, I was going to have a giveaway when I reached 150 Followers, and that has passed me by. I'll work on it! Have a lovely weekend xx

rainbow said...

I am joining in with the crowd. The prizes could have not gone to anyone who deserves them more. Thanks for sharing and most of all THANKS FOR BEING OUR FRIEND. The world needs more people like you.


rainbow (Momma Lyn)

Thisisme. said...

rainbow - my dear friend, that is such a lovely comment. I really don't deserve it you know!! Thank you so much.

kneesandpaws said...

That's wonderful! You are a magnet for abundance and blessings will be yours!

Pat MacKenzie said...

My goodness, you really are on a lucky roll these days. Congratulations.

Glenda said...

You are the lucky one! Good things come to good people.

ps - the only thing I've ever won was a wig ---- and I have a full head of hair. Just my luck! But I was able to give it to Hospice and hopefully it found an appreciative home.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I am so glad your luck has changed and brought you all this bloggy goodness.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Delighted to read about all the lovely goodies you recieved.

Well deserved.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thisisme. said...

kneesandpaws - thank you so much Jenny. I do appreciate how you always take the time to come across and see me. Hugs my friend.

Pat - I know. On a roll indeed! Can't believe it.

Glenda - I did smile at you winning the wig like that!! Hopefully someone got good use of it!

Grammy Goodwill - Thank you so much my friend. Hope you have a good weekend.

Belle said...

You deserve to be blessed with good things! I feel blessed to know you and have you for a friend. I think of you often. These are lovely prizes and I know you will enjoy them. Hugs and kisses.

Knitty said...

Congratulations! And thank you for introducing us to some lovely and amusing blogs.

Manzanita said...

Dang, woman.... hope you are buying Lotto tickets at this time too. You are on a roll. As they said in "Guys and Dolls."
Seriously, I'm thrilled over your good luck streak. You are a warm and caring person and I agree with all the other comments that they all had your name on for that very reason.
Have a beautiful weekend.


Thisisme. said...

Raindrops and Daisies - thank you so much. I feel very lucky at the moment! Enjoy your weekend.

Belle - my dear friend. Thank you for those lovely comments. Yes, I will enjoy my prizes. It's lovely to have new CD's as well. I certainly think of you often and do feel blessed to have you as a friend. Hugs my dear.

Knitty - thank you! I'm sure I'm going to enjoy getting to know you more through your blog. It's nice to be introduced to nice blogs. Have a happy weekend.

Manzanita - Lovely to see you here today. I love that "dang woman"!!! Thank you so much for your kind comments. I do appreciate them. You're right - I shall go and buy a lottery ticket today! Fingers crossed!

BECKY said...

Wow! You are very "lucky"...because you are such a sweet and wonderful person! Gee, I was going to send you a little "just because" gift, but guess I'll wait now, since you've rec'd so many lately! (just kiddin') Have a beautiful, blissful weekend! (sorry I haven't stopped by in so long. things have been crazy and busy.)

becca said...

seems you and lady luck have been enjoying tea recently. I'm so happy for you and all the wonderful things you have received I can't think of anyone more deserving. hugs

Katherines Corner said...

What wonderful gifts. Congratulations on all of your wonderful wins. xo

totsymae said...

Looks to me that the luck came in bunches, so what a stroke of luck you have. I have checked out Carol's blog and it was by happenstance that I found her. Yes, she got my tickle bone gone. Nice meeting you as well, you very lucky person. :-)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Diane, you are so good at promoting other people's blogs, and that's what makes your blog so cool!

Give me some time to check those links out!

Duncan In Kuantan

Thisisme. said...

Becky - so lovely to see you here today. Thank you for popping over! I have been lucky, haven't I?! I understand about the being busy, so don't worry. I've been the same myself recently.

Becca - thank you so much my friend. Can't wait for my CD!!

Katherines Corner - thank you ! And thank you for taking the time to pop over and leave a comment.

totsymae - hallo! Lovely to meet you and thank you for popping in to see me. Hope you'll come again. You will enjoy Carol's blog (facing50withhumour). She is a very funny lady!

Duncan - thank you and I hope you enjoy those other blogs.

Susan said...

I know you realize your blessings Thisisme, and I agree that blogging and communicating with those near and far is so rewarding...for me too, tho, I don't have many followers. Your blogmates truly love your posts, myself included, and your contributions and acknowledgements to all causes. I totally admire you and congratulate you on your rewards, they are emotionally uplifting to all. Your blog is so beautiful with your own touches!

Thisisme. said...

Susan - Aaaw, thank you dear friend for such wonderful comments. I really do appreciate them. Hugs.

Desiree said...

Here I am :) And, wow! What a lot of luck you've been having of late! As you know, all good things come to good your soul is clearly a very good one :) I am so happy for you, Diane and I'd be so sad if you stopped entering these give-aways as I'm toying with holding one myself next month, when my blog will reach its first anniversary of existence. My only hesitation is that I'm not looking to attracting new followers, and giveaways tend to have that effect. I really just want to say thank you to my existing followers, so I'm still thinking about it.

Desiree said...

PS I sent you an email last night. Hope you received it?

Donna B said...

Congratulations on all your well deserved luck and are a lovely, kind, considerate friend and the love is being returned...

Just wanted to pop in and say a fast hello...we are still busy beavers over here in Nevada...I hope to come up for some air we will talk more then! hugs to you!!!

Thisisme. said...

Desiree - Hi dear friend. Lovely to see you again, and I appreciate you taking the time to pop over to see me! We've been blogging for virtually the same time, as my one year is up at the end of this month! I know what you mean about attracting new followers! I would just want to thank my existing ones as well. Yes, I did receive your e-mail, but I've been out all day today and will be busy tomorrow, so I will reply on Wednesday. Thank you. I was getting a little worried about you! Hugs!

Donna B = It is really lovely to see you here again as well! I know you've been really busy. It just goes like that sometimes, doesn't it?! Anyway, hope you're keeping well, and look forward to hearing more from you in November! Thank you so much for your lovely comments my friend. Take care.

Pearson Report said...

Ahh, the joys of kindness - you are truly deserving of these wonderful treats and treasures.

My own experience with luck is similar - I consider myself extremely lucky but not necessarily with lottos and the like...but isn't it sweet when these surprises come upon us and set the world to right!

I am so happy for you...enjoy your goodies!

Happy Thoughts!

Thisisme. said...

Pearson Report - Hi Jenny. Lovely to see you here today. I'm glad that you consider yourself to be lucky too! Yes, all these treats were a lovely surprise!

vintch said...

you certainly deserve them, sweet friend! you have such a positive, uplifting outlook and you are such a source of encouragement and light in the blog world! i know i look forward to your posts and my heart is always warmed by your sweet comments. your gifts are amazing and so thoughtful! enjoy them!! i'm so happy to be back in blogland once again:)

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh - you must have been a good girl! sandie

Sue said...

Love you rblog post. So refreshinh do snxious to connect with other bloges.
On one vice is spenind too much time here while my sewing UFO's are piling up.