Wednesday 21 September 2011


Hello, it's time to randomly pick a winner for my little give-away.The first time I did a give-away I wrote all the commenter's names on a piece of paper and Andy randomly picked one for me here, this time round I've had more than double the comments and a few lovely ladies who entered in twice after posting my give-away on their blogs {thank you so much to all of you for entering and your lovely comments, I really do appreciate reading each and everyone of them}. 

Thank goodness for randomness as in my heart I was feeling that each and everyone of you deserve to win but it could only be after writing down numbers attached to comments and double for those who mentioned the give-away on their blog.....the winner is Allison at Field Wonderful . So, congratulations Allison, I do hope you enjoy the fun bits coming your way xox Please email at with your postal address.

Thank you too for all your heart warming comments about my favourite girly growing up. She will be 11 on Monday and we are off to spend the weekend in Brighton with friends and family.No doubt cake will be had all round and it will be a celebratory time. I'm sure I'll be blogging about our weekend sometime next week and will hopefully show you Alice's completed Boneyard shawl/scarf. I only have a teeny tiny ball of yarn left from the skein to finish using up and then the boring blocking bit before wrapping up in layers of tissue paper to be opened on Monday morning.

This yarn is heavenly and I have truly loved knitting this shawl/scarf with the wonder of Addi knitting needles. The are so silky and smooth to knit with and despite being a bit more pricey, I think they are well worth the investment in the long term.

I hope she likes it, it's been a tad difficult trying to knit it without her seeing what's on my needles!

Last Saturday we went to the annual Hastings Seafood and Wine festival which was absolutely indulgently delicious and never ceases to disappoint with the quality of yummy food and local wine on offer. It's a real treat that we look forward to each September.

There is always live music and lots of banter, it's real good fun and of course a little sunshine helps too. Hastings really has changed for the better I think, when we first moved to this area I often felt a culture shock having lived in vibrant Brighton for 6 years prior to that, but now I can hand on heart say I'm happier here. The Old town and Coastal Currents Festival each September is a real delight with what's on offer. Hastings Old town still has that feel of old English sea-side holiday-ness about it which I love.

I hope you have enjoyed my randomness today and I look forward to catching up with your blogs and seeing you here very soon xox


  1. Congratulations to your winner!

    It sounds like a lovely festival to attend. Food and drink and music, its a winning combination in my book!

    Hope your lovely girl has a lovely birthday. Her shawl looks gorgeous! What a fab mum you are!

    Hope you have a lovely time with your celebrations.

    MBB x

  2. Congratulations to the winner..
    I'm sure your daughter Alice will love the shawl and all the celebrations..
    Can't wait to hear all about them
    Take care

  3. Random is good! It's lovely having family celebrations isn't it. The shawl is gorgeous, what pretty colours, I bet it will be much loved!

  4. What a beautiful shawl...I love the yarn you have used!
    I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday :)

    Louise xx

  5. Lovely randomness post! I think the seagull is awesome! I miss the coast so much!

  6. Lovely photos. We didn't end up going to the festival as it rained when we thought of going so we gave up on the idea- I am sorry now.

    Have a super weekend in Brighton -hope the weather behaves.

  7. Lucky Allison!
    Lovely photographs - I particularly like the one of the boat that's almost the exact same colour as the sky.

  8. Have a fabulous weekend of celebreations! Alice's boneyarn shawl is just gorgeous, those colours are incredible, she will love it!
    I love the hastings rock shop, it looks so lovely and old fashioned, sounds like a fun excursion each year,
    have a wonderful end of your week!

  9. Love your random post, so many things to read and smile about.
    x Sandi

  10. Nice!!

    hugs from Chile


  11. Congratulations to the winner! The Boneyard shawl looks lovely in that yarn, and I love the pictures of Hastings, thank you xxx