Saturday, May 14, 2011

Giveaway winner & Grateful Saturday

Saturday is ballet day, as you know, and it is fun but also tiring. I'm always a bit cranky when I get home as it's a long day & there is a fair bit of driving/snack making/organising/referring involved.  (I really need a few minutes (ie half an hour or so) to collect myself, to regroup, to unwind. But this doesn't usually happen so I just keep on trucking!)

 The girls love dancing and I'm happy to support them, it's fun to watch them improve, to see them being active & creative and making new friends, away from their home town which provides so much for them too.

I know we are lucky that we can afford to give our kids these opportunities, not every one can.
And while it's important for me to be home with the kids while they are young, not everyone can afford this either. So today I've been thinking about and feeling grateful that I have the life I do.

Meanwhile, yesterday I was all ready to post about the winner of my recent giveaway but Blogger wasn't playing nice.  Daisy got bored waiting and we both got a little hot under the collar. But we hung in there and Daisy put up with my raining number confetti down on her, waiting for one to land on her head.

Possibly a rather unusual way of drawing out a number but it seemed to work! I'm thrilled to announce that number 19, lovely Lisa has won the little butterfly bunny!! Yay for you Lisa!! Can you please email me your address and I"ll pop her in the post asap.

Thanks to everyone for their comments on the giveaway post. I loved hearing the little bits & pieces about you. People are so endlessly interesting,
and we all have a story don't we?

So it's Saturday night and it's been another frosty, cold day.
We are having a roast tonight, wafts of deliciousness are winding their way through the house,
and I'm feeling nice glass of wine calling my name.

I hope you are nice & warm & cosy,
wherever you are. And thanks Maxabella for hosting today :)
See you soon xo


le@thirdontheright said...

lovely pics of your little darling dancer :) best le

Lisa said...

Oh Yay Beck! I am so so excited to have won! Thank you so much! I think I will keep it aside for my little Miss Juliet's birthday. I am ever so grateful and will email you now xxx

hausfrau in melbourne said...

What a laugh! My ballerina also dances with her tongue poking out. I can't begin to imagine returning to work...even though they now both go to school. I am thankful for every single day I get to stay home, doing what I love best, when I want to.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

yay to Lisa! Well done!

I think it is important that we practice gratitude! We all have so much to be grateful for. It really so important for the soul!

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Loving your Daisy and those super felxible girls of yours. Hope you are all warm and cosy and sipping on that well deserved glass of vino.

jill x

Jennie said...

Congrats to Lisa!!
(i'm keeping mine for a birthday too!!)

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful dancer. Sounds like such a full on day - good on you mum!xx

Maria Rose said...

Man alive I wish I was ballet flexible! I also wish that I was sitting in front of a fire, I am chilly!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

My little Busy just saw the pictures of your ballerinas and was most impressed! She just started this year and loves it. Yay to Lucky Lisa!!

mel @ loved said...

Oh a glass of wine by that fire sounds heavenly! Congratulations to Lisa, such a gorgeous bunny to enjoy! Enjoy your sunday Beck..x

Wendy said...

Hooray for Lisa! That fire looks lovely...

Maxabella said...

Go Lisa! And very cute way to select a winner.


PS - I wish I was that flexible! x

ZippyZippy said...

That fire does look cosy, can't possibly sit in front of that without a glass of red!
I am a mum at home too, very lucky to be able to do this, spend all the time with my boys.
That dog is very cute, is she a spoodle, we have a spoodle - Max, he is the best :)
Enjoy the rest of your week

Virtual Dedicated Hosting said...

Lovely photos!