Sunday, 4 July 2010

ARE THE SILVER STARS SHINING ON YOU ? ..........

First of all, many apologies for being AWOL for so long and not commenting on any blogs for a fortnight !! I have been rather busy with this and that !

One thing that took up a great deal of the fortnight was folding up over 200 pieces of white paper to find the winner of my giveaway !! I am going to use random.org next time !! haha

After tearing, writing on and folding said pieces of paper, and mopping up blood from various paper cuts, they were placed in my birdcage, shuffled about a bit and I can now tell you that the winner is ..............................

.......... Zaira @ Little Emma English Home. Zaira has the most beautiful blog with wonderful pictures of interiors and travel, so it's well worth your while taking a trip over there if you haven't already been. I'm so happy that you have won, Zaira ( and sorry that everyone else didn't, especially Mise !!) and I hope that you will enjoy them.



I'm afraid that I won't be around for a few days.....AGAIN !! I'm off to stay with my sister in Horsham in Sussex. Mr. Home and my bother-in-law are going to Le Man's, as they do every year, and I stay with my sister and we eat and drink and generally enjoy the good life, until they come back !!!!

Wishing all of my American blogging buddies a very happy 4th of July.
.......... and, before I go, thanks to each and everyone of you for entering my giveaway and to all of the new followers. It's lovely to have made lots of new friends.I think that I'll have to do giveaways more often !!
Have a lovely week everyone .......... I know I will !!



Jackie



71 comments:

  1. Congratulations for Zaira !! good for you !!! happy week Jackie.....enjoy......love Ria....

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  2. Awesomeness for the winner!!! You are busy...Have fun...be safe. ~olive

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  3. Congratulations to Zaira - what a lucky girl!!!!! And i wish you wonderful summer days with your sister in Sussex, my dear Jackie........enjoy every moment and have a good time!!!!! Love and Hugs,

    Jade

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  4. Hi Jackie!!Oh..Zaira is very lucky!!
    Enjoy your holiday in Sussex!!
    Holidays with own sister are always amazing!
    Kisses
    Silvia

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  5. Ohhhhh I won :) Thank you so much, I can't wait to see how will I display them in my new home!!! Thank you for your kindest words, you're a friend to me!!! Enjoy your staying in Sussex with your sister, you sure will have a lovely time together.... Baci xx

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  6. That is great news Jackie...for the winner and that you have such a lovely break planned for you and your sister. I am sure you will have a wonderful time...Enjoy :)

    Jeanne xx

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  7. Congratulations Zaira, your blog is indeed a treasure!

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  8. Dear Jackie,
    congratulations of Zaira, she´s a lucky girl!!!!
    Have a nice sunday,
    Hugs, yvonne

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  9. Congratulations to Zaira, she deserves it !
    Her blog is always a pleasure to read and beautiful to look at.
    Have a nice holiday ~
    Candice

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE WINNER :)
    Håkan

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  11. Congrats to the winner. I look forward to the next one...................Happy 4th to all. XO MARY

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  12. I have sooooo missed you!!!! Congratulations to the winner..have fun at your sisters sweet one! Sending you extra hugs to take with you. xoxoxox

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  13. bravo à ce joli blog qui a gagné!

    Amitiés

    Manon

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  14. Congratulations Zaira!
    Have fun with your sister in Sussex!
    :) Laura

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  15. Congrats to the winner and have a fabulous time with your sister!! Cheers!

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  16. Oh, congratulations to Zaira! I'm feeling a little sad for myself (and for Mise), but very happy for her!

    Have a wonderful time at your sister's, Jackie!! xoxo Gigi

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  17. Hi Jackie - ahh Horsham is really close to here - hope you have a lovely time. it's a lovely little place. Hurry back! Lou x

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  18. Have a wonderful holiday with your sister...I get to spend time with mine next week...precious moments in our lives.
    Love your blog.

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  19. Jackie dear, have a wonderful time with your sister. I am sure you two will enjoy each other's company. Congrats to Zaira for her wonderful win.
    hugs

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  20. Congrats to Zaira! Have a wonderful time with your sister! Happy weekend! xxoo :)

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  21. Congratulations to Zaira, she is one of the sweetest bloggers! Have a marvelous time with your sister enjoying the good life!
    Mimi

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  22. Congratulations to Zaira - I'll have to go and have a peek at her blog, it sounds delightful. Your time away with your sister-in-law sounds heavenly, Jackie...hope you have a great time.

    I always remember this time of year and the Tour de France fondly. I was up doing 3am feeds for our youngest and became completely and utterly addicted to the tour (being in Oz, this is when it screens). I would rattle off the names of the riders and whether today would be a good day for so-and-so because of the hills and the rest of my family would just stare at me blankly wondering what on earth I was so excited about. I miss those men in lycra. Sigh. Meredy xo.

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  23. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

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  24. Congrat's to Zaira and have a great time with your sister....cheers!
    xoxo

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  25. That's over 200 commentators who are utterly downcast, really don't see how they can go on, are heading straight out to buy some therapeutic Cadbury's Dairy Milk, and wish you a delightful stay with your sister, who should be encouraged to start her own blog.

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  26. Zaira congratulations and you look like you have a beautiful blog. Looking forward to reading. As for you Jackie dear have some serious fun with your sweet sister as the men folk do their thing at LeMans. You girls I know will be enjoying your good times together. I'll be thinking of you!
    xoxo love deb

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  27. I am guessing the sisters are going to have more fun than the men.......enjoy! Much love XO

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  28. Oh dear! I have to do the apologies thing too. Just can't stand coming inside from the sunshine to go any where near a computer. Seeing as the evenings end at around 10.30pm - I can't be fagged downloading photos and fiddlefaddling around writing either. Which means I am a very unreliable blogging friend to have.
    Mind you - I do think of you often and am feeling much less guilty now thanks to you and your gallivanting around.
    Congrats to the lucky winners. I shall now go and console Mise ;-)

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  29. aaaah sweet zaira!!!! Congratulations girl!!! Now I don't mind that I didn't win ;)))))


    And Jackie, we are not going anywhere so enjoy your time with your sister en come back with lots of nice stories!!!!
    Have a great time!!!!

    sweet greetings
    Lynda

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  30. I already miss you Jackie. XXXX

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  31. I love those silver stars and I am definitely going to have to check out Emma's site. And I really ADORE that pic of the cozy cottages all lined up. Oh, what I would give to live there! :)

    Hugs!!

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  32. Have fun at your sisters. Went to check out the lucky winnner and found another blog called valdirose that I fell for big time! gorgeous photos that I thought I died and went to heaven!
    xxx
    Carole

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  33. hallo jackie,i love the picture with the stars.Can I grab it and put it on my blog,please?

    Greetings Sabine

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  34. Have a wonderful time with your sister - eat, drink and be very merry! Leigh

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  35. Yes...I have missed you. :) Glad to see you back. Enjoy the time with your sister! :)

    Smiles,
    Rachel

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  36. jackie... have a great vacation, have fun... be safe
    ~laura x

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  37. random.org is a lifesaver! Congrats to the luck y winner!

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  38. Beautiful post. I miss you when you're gone, but want you to have fun with your family. xx's

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  39. Oh lucky Zaira! I hope Mise isn't too devastated. Enjoy your wee break with your sister. That little village looks so quaint! Will look forward to your return soon. xx

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  40. Congratulations to Zaira!!! she has a fantastic blog and is a very sweet person! I'm sure you're enjoying your vacation with you sister! Gasp! I really need a vacation too!!!

    Hugs!
    Mara

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  41. How sad I wasn´t the winner(jaja) and so happy that Zaira will receive your beauties!!!!
    Love the birdcage where you put all those papers with our names!!!
    many hugs to you, Jackie,
    maria cecilia

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  42. Hello! je découvre votre blog. Je suis charmée par l'amosphère qui se dégage de vos choix et de vos photos. C'est un plaisir de découvrir votre pays à travers vos yeux. Merci. Félicitations.
    Amitiés de Fine (Sud de la France)

    Eletronic translation :
    Hello! I discover your blog. I am charmed by the amosphère which gets free of your choices and your photos. It is a pleasure to discover your country through your eyes. Thank you. Congratulations.
    Best regards of Fine.

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  43. Have fun and enjoy the sun!

    B x

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  44. LOVE those houses!!! ENJOY your weekend!

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  45. Li Jackie,what a beautful blog...Have a nice time with your sister..
    Astrid

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  46. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your sister!

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  47. i had to pop in to say hello.. and have the best time with your sweet sis... they are truly jewels arent they??? mine is my best friend..
    i will pop over to see emma's site now... xoxo

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  48. you have been missed! have a marvelous visit with your sister and I look forward to your return~
    xx

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  49. 喜歡看大家的文章,每篇都是一個故事,都是一種心情~~祝大家開心愉快............................................................

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  50. Here I am blog surfing and somehow I stumbled upon your beautiful and mesmerizing blog! Oh Happy Day for me! I am in awe of your photos and your wonderful and creative sense of style and decor. I am in love with your blog - so I will be your newest follower!

    Vicki

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  51. life is real and we should be fully engaged in it...so don't worry about time off. we'll all be here when you have some extra time. :)

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  52. Congratulations to the winner! Enjoy your Summer, Have a sweet day! x

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  53. Jackie, boo-hoo for me....yah for Zaira....boo-hoo for Mise (once again)..
    Thank you so very much for your kind comment Jackie. Your sister’s village looks so enchanting ...I do believe I’ve been there on one of my antique hunts....have a glorious time.

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  54. I just came across your blog and love it! Will come again! xo Brit

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  55. Hi Jackie! I hope you had a fun "girls' weekend". Thanks for stopping by. xo

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  56. Hi Jackie
    Congratulations Zaira, but you are so right her blog is lovely. Arn't sisters the best, especially to have fun with!
    see you soon after your visit to Sussex!
    hugs Jill

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  57. Oh I'm so glad Zaira won, she is so sweet! I hope you are enjoying your Summer Jackie and don't worry about not being around as much...I think we're all having some trouble keeping up during the Summer months!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  58. I have been wondering for a week where you got off to. I hope that you had a grand time. Now it is time to get back to work! I miss your comments! Can't wait to see the wonderful pics that you took!

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  59. 人生的價值以及他的快樂,都在於他有能力看重自己的生存................................................

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  60. You have the most amazing blog. My Mom just referred me and I'm so glad she did. You have a gorgeous style and I would love to use a couple of your photos on my blog if it's ok. I'll credit you if it's ok.

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  61. Hello again ;)
    Being a bit bad myself in commenting on other blogs I don't blame you for your absence... Jeez that sounded posh ;)

    I know you had a wonderful time and that's what summer is all about!
    PS my 'bother' in law ? hihi
    a warm hug from amsterdam
    dsiree

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  62. Hope you are having a gorgeous weekend! Sounds wonderful x

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  63. Thank you darling for your visit. Your words touch me, you know. Love, Peace, X.

    P.S. Horsham.. lovely.

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  64. I have not been in the computer much lately also.
    So I understand you. Even if I love bloging and looking around other blogs... sometimes there is so much in life!!!
    Enjoy your time!!
    Maria

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  65. Jacqie I told you it was okay ;) I just wanted you not to feel bad after wards and clear it out right away.. I changed the text a bit now ;)
    hugs desiree

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