Monday, 6 August 2012


Before I went to France
several friends surprised me
with lovely gifts
and I won a Giveaway too!

Tammy sent me this beautiful
card and crochet doily!

I won these tags in Lilla's

Lilla knows how much I love lace
so she included this lovely piece
in the parcel too!

Carole popped in to say goodbye
and gave me this sweet
lavender bag she made
to pop in my suitcase!
French Essence Vicki sent me this
beautiful Diptyque candle
...and when I arrived home a parcel
was waiting from
Two Bags Full Vicki

I had won a prize in her giveaway
a beautiful embroidered teatowel
(not for use - just for admiring)!!!

You are are all so kind and generous
 dear friends and I would like
to give each of you this
sweet virtual bouquet of
french lavender
to say
from my heart!!!

Please visit their beautiful blogs
click on the name and
a link will come up!!!
this month there are 3
amazing giveaways
happening in blogland
that you won't want to miss
from 3 very talented bloggers.
See my side bar for
all the details and links!

Thank you all for visiting and expecially
those of you who come by often
and leave me lovely warm comments,
make it all worthwhile!!
Be kind to one another
hugs and love
Shane xox


  1. Hello Shane, How are you? You have some lovely generous friends. Glad to see you back. xx

  2. Oh what wonderful gifts you have and have won! So very special and beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog, leaving such a beautiful comment. I am thrilled that you found me through my beloved SuzyQ...I adore her and her art! it is a complete joy for me to make new friends in blog land! it's amazing that you are in New Zealand and I am here in the US, but we can find each other, blog, become friends, and learn of each other with just a click of a button! I am following your blog too!!! Putting you in my side bar and grabbing your button (u have one?) haven't looked yet...smiles...but if u do...I'm grabbing it too!!! hugs..Lovey

  3. Hello Dear Shane
    I hope your poor poor heart is healing from the sadness of having to leave your family behind in France after those two precious months with them!
    The photos and memories will live on!
    And you have received some lovely gifts from bloggers which is so wonderful.
    I am wishing you the best of luck for My Giveaway and I know we will work something out together in the coming months as discussed.
    Thank you dear friend for placing my Giveaway button on your sidebar along with two other wonderfully talented bloggers - Lovey and Michelle.
    Be kind to yourself,
    Love and hugs,

  4. What a nice card !!...lovely week

  5. Dearest Shane,
    All that only underwrites how lovely you are! Enjoy it, indulge your soul.
    Hugs and love to you,

  6. How delightful!
    I think we were in the throes of moving back to UK as you were coming across to France, sadly!

  7. Dear Shane,
    So wonderful to be gifted so beautiful with gifts from friends,
    I love the tags and card ,and sweet lavender bags,the french candle smelling wonderful I`m sure
    and Vicki 2Bags Full`s sweet teatowel.
    You so deserve it sweet Shane.
    I hope you are real home again,also in your heart, even I know a part
    of it stayed bach in France!
    Hugs to you from me.

  8. I'm glad to see that you received my card and snowflake as I sent one to Austria that never arrived. When I pop something in the mail, I just never know if it will get to where it's going. :) You received so many lovely gifts. The tea towel from Vicki is so very pretty. Hope all is well. Have a lovely week. Tammy

  9. Shane it's so nice to have you home again. I'm sure it was hard to leave France but look you received such beautiful gifts on your arrival.


  10. Hi Shane,

    Congratulations on all the wonderful gifts you received and there are so many kind and generous friends out there.
    Yes, cold and wet here today and hope you are staying warm and wishing you a lovely week.

    Sending hugs

  11. Congratulations to all the lovely gifts, all of them is so cute.
    Two months in France sounds exciting and fun.
    Wish you a happy day

  12. what beautiful gifts to come home to! Perfect timing to lighten a heavy heart of sadness, having to say goodbye to your family in France.

  13. This areall beautiful gifts. Must warmth your heart after the goodbey in france.
    Have a nice day

  14. lucky thing! I would say the 'giveaway gods' were with you these past weeks. They are all wonderful. Hope you are settling into home after your trip. Always lovely to getaway and equally to come home again. Think summer thoughts!!
    Jeanne xx

  15. Lucky you! Isn't it fun to get something in your mailbox besides bills and junk?

  16. Lucky you are with all those presents. Nice to read you have been enjoying in France!(I live in France)

    regards Janny

  17. Meine Güte, was machst du für wunderschöne Arbeiten...
    Ich bin entzückt.
    Dein ganzer Blog ist ein Traum mit so vielen herrlichen Dingen und Ideen.

    Und deswegen bin ich nun dein Fan.

    Liebe Grüße

  18. Bonjour Shane, Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog...You are entered in my "Paris Mondays giveaway which is ending very soon! Thanks for the link on your blog; Much appreciated! I stopped in to check you out, since your a fellow "french mate", you have the most beautiful things and I adore the Christmas stockings! Bonne Chance, xoxoxo's Pam



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