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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

I'm back - with a GIVEAWAY!!!


Firstly, I'd like to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments you've left while I've been away and I will try to get around to visiting you all.

I had a lovely time on holiday on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus and came back in the early hours of Monday morning - but am now nursing a bad back due to lifting my suitcase up a little too quickly!   At least that means I have an excuse to delay some of the household chores awaiting me - the unpacking and washing is done, but all that ironing - doh!

I bought a few extra souvenirs which I'm offering here as a giveaway.  I've never done a giveaway before (apart from the OWOH event) and am a bit worried in case no one enters, but thought I'd chance in anyway - I'd really like to give something back as I get so much enjoyment from blogging and all the inspiration, learning, friendship and fun that comes with it.

The giveaway consists of the following items:

A sturdy cotton shopping bag
A bar of pure olive oil soap with a fridge magnet of Aphrodite (I think!)
A natural leaf notebook with paper made from bamboo pulp
A pack of little twig pencils
... and there's even a few Cypriot Euro coins in there for good luck!

If you'd like to be in with a chance to win, just leave me a comment and I'll pick a winner at random a week today - 15th September.  It's open to anyone here in the UK or overseas.

I'll be celebrating a special birthday on Friday 10th September - mine and I'll no longer be able to say I'm in my forties - sob, sob!!!   Please say something to cheer me up - and I'll send this additional bar of olive oil soap with magnet to the one that makes me feel better or makes me LOL. 


Anyone want to see a holiday photo of me?  Well, there is one I could show, but for some reason when I uploaded it onto my computer it came out as though it had been taken with a wide angle lens!!!!!!!!!  I'm surely not that wide!  So, after the birthday cake and drink I think that ever elusive diet must start - and then I can use the holiday photo as the before picture - LOL.

Here's one I took of my niece and nephew anyway


Don't forget, to be in with a chance for the giveaways, leave me a comment and I'll announce the winners next Wednesday 15th September.

Cheers, or as they say in Cyprus, Yiamas!

28 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

Welcome back, Sherry! A few weeks on Cyprus sounds tempting even though we have enjoyed a surprisingly warm weather here lately.
Hope your back gets better soon and thanks for the lovely giveaway Cyprus-style!

Viv's Visuals said...

Will be there myself in a week or so!! (Cyprus I mean)
HOW OLD?????????????????? Flippin eck!!! Just think my friend - Age improves with Wine' - LOL
Seriously have a lovely day and it won't be long before you're the same age as me!!!! lol

My name is CINDY...... said...

Love Cyprus - have had many happy hols there but haven't been for a couple of years. Wish I had known it was a special birthday but never mind you'll NEVER catch Viv up lol. Please put me in your lovely giveaway. (Sorry if I've sent this twice, wasn't paying attention)

Lotus said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time! I travel a lot, but in my daydreams... ; )

Please toss my name in the hat!

As for your birthday, don't you know women are like wine! We get better with age! I"m just a few years behind, so let me know how fantastic it is when you get there... ; )

Take it easy
Lotus

Meggymay said...

You kept your special Birthday a secret. I'll raise an extra glass to wish you [us] a very happy day.Looks like you had a super holiday. Take care. xx

Mrs A. said...

Yes please Sherry. Cont me in.
I'ts my sister's birthday on the
10th too but she will be 63. There has that cheered you up!!!

janil said...

Welcome!!!!It's a wonderful prize...please pick me up!And congratulations of course!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Terry said...

Oh, but you can say that you made it to your 50's!!! Now that is a good thing and Happy Birthday on the 10th! Rest your back!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

So glad that you ahd a great holiday, Sherry! Missed you!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

welcome back and happy birthday!!!! fifty is a great age (i speak from experience)! and as they say, "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

Belinda said...

Wow your holiday destination sounded divine. I can't wait to see some more pictures. I am glad you had a great time but sorry to hear you hurt your back ouch that's so not nice :( I hope you have a terrific time on your birthday and you can celebrate without a sore back. Take care Sherry.
Belinda xxx

Sharon said...

Happy happy happy birthday!

Jan said...

I didn't realise it was your special birthday either...... from the last (and ONLY!!!!) photo I saw of you, you could have been five years younger. FIFTY and FANTASTIC is what they say though....SO ENJOY!!!! I'd give anything to be 50 again!
Glad you had a lovely holiday despite the back.........I've heard that Cyprus is a beautiful place. AND, what are you LIKE lol.... bringing back gifts for a special giveaway.... thinking of us all even when you were laying in the sun.... now THAT'S a real friend.
Lovely to have you back safe and sound x

NoodleBubble said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow - Hope your fifth decade is full of laughter smiles and Happiness...

X

Jenxo said...

looks like a magic place for holiday, glad you had a good time....

Createology said...

You are already too funny. So glad you had a wonderful time and welcome back. No need to worry about the number of your birthday as we are only as old as we act and see ourselves in our own mind. I just add my two digit number together to get my wonderful childlike age...this year I am 8 and I love enjoying life with wonder and fun. Even Mr. C gets a kick out of this as he knows me so well. So with that said...Happy Birthday and enjoy!!!

Margaret said...

Welcome back! Hope you have a great birthday!!

Maureen said...

Good to have you back Sherry, hope ypou enjoyed your special bday, you kept that one quiet!!

julie m said...

just found your blog on a link from another one... too many tabs open to know which one. how wonderful you had a trip to cyprus. have always wanted to go there. i am another who spend too much time looking at books and the internet and not enough with the real thing. have browsed your blog a bit and enjoyed looking at all the wonderful things you have created.
don't worry leaving the forties. i left them quite a while ago and still enjoy life. actually, retirement has brought a level of contentment and awareness that is joyful. so surge ahead and enjoy the wonders ahead.

WendyK said...

You are just a youngster, make the most of it. Glad you had a good holiday, I haven't been to Cyprus since 1989.
Some great work on your blog, especially the dolls, your speciality.

JAZZLINS DESIGNS said...

Wow looks like you had a fabulous holiday hunny. I have only just found your blog and what amazing work you have on here. I am loving the style. Will definitely be back as time allows! hugs Linda x

Gini said...

Happy Birthday to you, there is no age limit to being absolutely fabulous darling!
You will always be fabulous whatever age you are Sherry :-)
So glad you had a wonderful holiday and hope your back gets better soon.
Gini
xx

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Yelowflower said...

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥•*¨*•♫♪ Happy birthday to you...Happy birthday to you....Happy birthday dear Sherry, ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ •*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ •*¨*•♫♪ (*^ -^*)

Dee said...

Hi Sherry. Glad you had a great holiday, it looks very relaxing.
Dee xx

Enchanticals said...

What a great idea to get people to your blog. And, the trip here is well worth it. Your blog is pretty to look at and has a fun family feel.

I was enjoying your photostream on Flickr. I love tag art. I tlooks so easy, but , in reality it is not.

Thank you for giving me a treasure map to get here. Now I can visit you often.

Oh, when I do visit, would tea be too much to ask for tea? Virtual tea of course. Hot, no cream and no sugar. I will gladly bring the chocolates.
:) Marsha, Enchanticals

Deborah said...

Glad you had a wonderful holiday, Sherry (hope you feel refreshed enough to enter my artful ideas challenge LOL). Didn't realise it was a significant birthday - remember, it's the new 30 :-)

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

I know I'm most prob too late for your generous giveaway Sherry...
but I'd just like to say...
I hope you had a lovely Birthday?
Now you are in the Fabby Fifties - Enjoy!!
Glad you had a brill time in Cyprus (I went there a few years ago,and loved it too!)
OMG! What did you have in your suitcase LOL - Awww hope your back is getting better now!

Jan x