Sunday, 3 April 2011

My Second Giveaway

Hello there and a Happy Mother's Day to you all, I hope that you all received something nice from your little people. I woke to find this on the table.. She has recently opened a store in Canterbury, good news for me and the Littlest Fairy....not such good news for Mr Fairyglade though.

Would you like to see what was inside? Look at these amazing pretties. I am such a lucky Mummy am I not?

So here at the Fairyglade everything is bursting with colour and activity. The birds have gone into overdrive, prinking and preening and strutting around. Old nests are being renovated, particularly by the doves and new ones are being built by the wildies. I sat outside after breakfast, my new mug keeping my hands warm because it was a bit sharp to say the least. I could see my breathe! But it was so worth it. The doves were cooing, the robins trilling, the crows cawing, the magpies chattering, the woodpeckers drilling, oh so much noise, but so worth listening too. Nature's alarm clock I call it.

As for colour, the spring fairies have spun their magic and the daffodils are lighting up even the gloomiest of corners. Everywhere you turn there is a golden pool of colour.

I just can't get enough of the daffodilies and Mr Fairyglade has planted thousands upon thousands since we moved here.

Such hard back breaking work at the time, but so worth the rewards now. We have quite a few different varieties and some flower early and some a bit later, that way we can keep the colour going as long as possible.

Then there are the hyacinths that waft their sweet intoxicating perfume on every soft puff of breeze. The Fairglade is a beautiful place to be all year round, but particularly so in the spring.

On my last post I mentioned that I had picked up my knitting needles for the first time in a while. My fingers were literally itching to get hold of the needles. Do you know what I mean, it's that irresistable urge to do something, that I actually feel like my fingers are twitching. So I suppose you are wondering what I was up too or maybe you weren't and there was no one out there with an interest either way. I am going to show you anyway....

A trio of pretty brooches! Once I started, I couldn't stop. So do you like them? I hope someone does because I don't need three and I so I thought I might offer one as my next giveaway. You have a choice between the lilac bow or the rust/orange bow. I am keeping the dark pink one for moi.

You decide which one you would like and leave me a comment and I will pick a winner next Sunday 10th April around teatime.

Well, that's all for now folks. Looking forward to the new series of Lewis this evening. I feel a bit of crocheting might be in order as well, remember the itchy, twitchy fingers.............

Dev x


VintageVicki said...

What lovely pressie you had :)

I love daffs - we keep adding new bulbs each year - one day the borders will all be full of them and other spring flowers.

I'd love to enter your giveaway - you never know lightening might strike twice!!

Thank you for the dvds - they arrived the other day :) xx

Suzie Button said...

I think they're beautiful! I love the pink one! thanks for a Spring giveaway! Suzie purrpage3 at verizon dot com

Maureen said...

Oh please enter me for a chance to win the rust coloured brooch, they are beautiful.
would you also please give a mention for my giveaway which is a fab David Austin book 'The English Roses' just published and worth £30

honeycat said...

your garden is beautiful. i know what you mean about sitting in the garden when its a touch chilly but the beauty of spring makes it heart warming. i would love to enter your giveaway and be in with a chance of winning a beautiful brooch. melanie x

Alexandra Mason said...

What wonderful gifts! I would love to enter your giveaway please xx

a mermaids purse said...

oh wowza dev, i become such a bad messager but i often pop by here i love your images of the garden spring flowers- sooo pretty ;0)x
i could spend a day looking at those images- dreamy- lovely-ness x

id love to enter your giveaway xxxx
they are soooo petty x

a mermaids purse said...


gill said...

These are gorgeous Dev!!
Wish I could knit!!

♥coco rose♥ said...

Hi Dev, the Woman's Weekly was dated 22nd march. I know nothing about the magazine but assume from the title that it's a weekly mag, so probably not on the shelves anymore. Sorry. Don't see my mum so often otherwise I would have posted about it sooner! Have a lovely day!

Vanessa xxx

melanie said...

What fab pressies, you lucky thing :)
I would love to enter your give away, and if I win, may I have the rusty orange one, love that one :)
Thank you :) xxx

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Dev,

Wow, no wonder your place is called The Fairyglade! The daffodils are simply breathtaking! And so are the pretties for Mother's Day (our Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May).

Your brooches are very pretty, and I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I love them both. :)