Sunday, 9 December 2007

And the winner is.......



Hi Folks
Have returned from the Theatre and a fabulous performance of Handel's Messiah played by an 18c style orchestra and choir...just wonderful! The music easily brings tears to my eyes as I find The Messiah a very powerfully emotive piece of music and one that my mother and I went to hear every Christmas together.. so of course it is doubly loaded for me..
I managed to supress the hacking cough armed with honey and lemon cough pastilles and boy... was it good to get out of the house and walk in the fresh air to the Theatre and back... I had forgotten how invigorating a good brisk walk can feel!

The purpose of this evening's blog is of course to announce the Cowboys & Custard Christmas Giveaway No:2 .. and this time Pickles obliged and managed to half heartedly perform his draw master task...



With a little help from me I picked out the winning slip of paper... so CONGRATULATIONS to Nicky at Vintage Magpie for being the winner of this giveaway.. I hope your mantle is dusted and ready to receive this award!



I don't know who enjoys these little ceremonies more.. you or me.. I just love sharing and hearing from you all ... and those Christmas feasts of yours have got me salivating so I am off for a quick snack and then bed.... all this excitement has left me exhausted..

See you soon!

XX

14 comments:

Nicky said...

WOOHOOO!!! I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain.. what a glorious feeling Im HAPPY again!! (Imagine me singing in my pyjamas with the sidekicks and sinatra moves!) I never ever win anything.. I cant believe it. Thank you SOOOO much! My week has started with a big smile on my face thanks to you. I shall be priming the spot for my beloved frame's arrival!! Happy Christmas to me, tra la la !xx

Jenn said...

hello sweet Michele! It seems as if I fell off a cliff and was never to be heard from again...but I am back and a little ragged and oh so tired from this Christmas push. I am looking forward to finally finishing up your treat...it's sitting there staring at me right now;)

Your table for your show looked fabulous...so happy you had some good sales! Take care:) Talk with you soon. xox..jenn

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Hi Michele, I raced home from work today to look in to see who had won the prize, thanks for being so generous with this giveaway, it is very special, congratulations to Nicky, I am sure her girls will love it too. Send my love to Pickles, he is just too sweet for words. When I have a cold I always feel so aweful cooped up in the office environment, as soon as I get home I get out in the garden, you do feel a little better for doing that. So pleased you enjoyed your concert last night, at least an escape from all the stress of Christmas, if only for a short while! x

Katherines Dream said...

Wow, Nicky is so lucky what a lovely prize. Congratulations Nicky you must show us a picture of where you are going to place it.
Have a great week to all....
XX

Country Cottage Chic said...

Sniff! Sniff! SOB!!!! I can't believe I missed your giveaway...I just go off to decorate my house & do some shopping & you sneak one in behind my back...mutter...mutter....

Congrats to Nikki though - what a super prize!

bj said...

It sounds as if you are feeling much better...I'm so glad. Congratulations to Nicky!!
I have to tell you I was describing your chance meeting with Mr. Fabulous at the groc. store,no less, to my family the other night and they were all in tears. They were laughing soooo hard.. We could all just see you "going blind" after a coughing spell and then being face to face with HIM ! OMG, we laughed and laughed!
Hope you continue to get better every day,
bj

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats to Nicky, well done Pickles. Nice to see you helping out with the prize draw rather than pulling off all the christmas tree decorations like my two!
Kim x

Anonymous said...

Pickles is a multi talented cat, what a star doing the draw for you and well done to Nicky I'm sure she will be delighted.
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

Nonnie said...

Oh bother! How did I manage to miss this give away?! Actually I know how. It's not having a working computer at home at the moment plus being rather too busy at work for much blogging. Definitely going to buy a new laptop in the sales so I don't have to get blogging withdrawal at the weekends. Well done to Nicky though. Love the picture of Picture of Pickles on the table by the way. He is a lot like Smokey isn't he?!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Congratulations to Nicky - maybe I should start spelling my name that way, then I could pretend that it was me who was picked out by Pickles! hehe!
Niki

bj said...

just wanted to say i hope you are still on the mend and feeling much better this morning!
bj

...... Kristina ...... said...

Congratulations to Nicky!
Pickles expressions are so funny every time he is needed to perform a task,he makes me smile.
I really hope you get better soon.
Kristina XxX

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

AAAAhhhh!so sorry I missed the giveaway..... you have been busy with the craft fayre bloggin and Nicholas Cage an'all!! I too have been doing christmas fayres the last two weekends, but unlike sensible Michele, mine were outside, yes, outside in torrents of rain and lashings of wind. Resulting in cronic tonsilitus and aching bones.There's got to be an easier way of makin a livin!!Best Wishes to you Michele, Annie x

beeswax, said...

Congratulations Nicky , lucky you,these giveaways are so much fun, I wish I could start one up but would be a little difficult to post a dresser or a chest of drawers, maybe I could start some murals on blocks?, anyway well done and hope you enjoy your lovely frame of nostalgia, no honest!!i'm not jelous, well ok just a little then!!LOL
Nice one Michele, enjoyed that .
Kath x