Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Prezzies, swaps and Baby Dove

I am having a really great week - yes I've got bills to pay, washing to do, beds to change etc etc but I am being distracted from the horrible by the loveliness of Blogland

My Valentine swap has arrived from the lovely Joanne at Little Patch Of Heaven. I was a little concerned when I first was given my swap partner by the wonderful Mrs Thrifty as Joanne used to be called Tatty Mum.

I did wonder what I would be getting through the post !! But she couldn't be called anything better now as this parcel really was my "Little Patch Of

I have taken photos of all my items but cant work out how to get more than 5 on !!

I had these amazing bag with a beautiful heart - it is so wonderfully made - all fully lined.

The heart hanger is gorgeous and the little heart pegs made me jump up and down like I'd had too much coca cola.

This great wall hanging - I've just got to decide
where it will be shown off to its best advantage.

There were another two packets as well. A gorgeous tissue holder and heart keyring and some lovely chocolate hearts (which I've hidden) and some love heart sweeties.

Joanne if you're reading this - thank you so much from the bottom of my heart - this really is the best Valentines ever.

I also found out last week that I had won Michelle
from Cowboys and Custard giveaway for the funniest story.

I wont bore you with the details but you can go to Michelle's blog and read it in her comments - basically it was about my very first roast dinner that I cooked as a newly wed.

I could probably win a funny story competition for most of my cooking efforts !

Michelle has sent me some beautiful things - if only I had known 18 years ago as I sat sobbing on the kitchen step that what had just happened
would mean that I would receive a lovely present in the future perhaps I wouldn't have been so disheartened.

The toadstool pins are great and are now pushed into my computer desk wall (will have to show you some time) - the mirror (with the strawberry print) is in my handbag, the heart keyring attached to my keys, the love tag hanging by my computer and the ribbon squirreled away for the future. I have yet to decide on the lucky recipient of the card.
Thank - you Michelle so much.

I will try and get round to my eBay bargains tomorrow - I think they have all nearly arrived now.

For all of you who have sent Colin your best wishes - if you don't know about Colin our baby dove - I blogged about him here

He is doing really well - he is hopping about the dining room and starting to try and lift himself into the air.

He is feeding really well - still through the syringe but we are trying to get him to take some seed.

His beak is very rubbery and we have learnt that this can be calcium deficiency - apparently common in winter babies so he is now having added calcium.

My main concern now is that he will struggle when released but I was reading a blog yesterday about someone who had hand reared a dove - last year he nested in their arbour and has had a family of his own - I really hope that this happens for Colin.

Hubby is going to build him a dovecote so if anyone has experience of this or knows of any plans we would be really grateful.


thriftymrs said...

Some wonderful things there. So pleased that the swap went well for you.

MelMel said...

Love is all around in blogland....such a happy place to be.....its made my day great....yours too...glad you have had such a wonderful time!xxx

claire said...

Gorgeous swap goodies and giveaway prizes :)
I agree that poo and sick deserves more than 1 bag.....I'm thinking I really deserve the spray flowers butter dish too lol!! Xx

LittleGem said...

Gorgeous swap goodies and giveaway win! Lucky lady! Just to answer your problem about the 5 pics, you can upload 5 at a time, so after you have uploaded the first time you can upload more (in batches of 5) hope that helps!XXX

Kitty said...

Wow! Well done on your swap parcel and 'winnings'. So pleased that Colin is doing well. x

Country Cottage Chic said...

What lovely goodies to receive in the post!
I'm glad to hear that Colin is doing well.

gingerwine said...

Soooo glad Colin is doing well - phew!

sam xx

PS Lovely gifts !

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely gifts... so pleased Colin is ok, mind you the thought of a bird trying to fly indoors makes me shiver!!!!

Miss sew n sew said...

Oh what lovely goodies you have recieved this week one of my favourite things is unwrapping parcels that arrive in the post I get ridiculasly excited! The kindness and generosity that you get in blogland is so touching off to read about your 'roast dinner'!

Shabby Chick said...

Woo nice goodies both from Michele and Joanne.

Mel xxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

lovely lovely goodies! joanne is anything but tatty isnt she :-) love that wallhanging !!!! so pleased about colin improving and how fab you are going to give him his very own dovecote ive always wanted one of those - my neighbour has one in their garden its so pretty (although no doves in it !)
Lesley x

Country Bliss said...

Gorgeous swap and giveaway. Good luck with Colin, so sweet.
Yvonne x

wordsofwisdom said...

beautiful blog

Pixiedust said...

I've left an award for you on my blog. xxxx

Simone said...

I keep thinking about the baby dove! I really hope that he pulls through.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

First time on your blog... and I love it!
You are very T.A.L.E.N.T.E.D!
Kind Regards,
Debbie Moss

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Sara
So pleased you liked your little giveaway parcel.

Your Colin reminds me of the birds my mother used to rescue from our cat. She made a makeshift hospital for them in our greenhouse.. making splints out of lolly sticks..

I do hope Colin thrives and adapts to his new home.. how lovely to have a purpose built dovecot!

Michele x

lou said...

I can see why you are having a lovely week, gorgeous presents!
I’m so glad Colin is ok! :0)
Love Lou xxx

Greedy Nan said...

I really liked the tag with the Scrabble letters on it. I'm afraid I couldn't raid our Scrabble as it's frequently used on a Sunday afternoon [sad people] but if I could I'd try this idea.