Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Easter swap and other Easter doings.

I've been neglecting my poor blog, that's the trouble when the sun comes out, too much to do. I popped on the other day and noticed 2 new followers, Lyn and Sylvia, which brought me up to 49 today I see it's 48 so I hope I haven't upset anyone! This happened before it was on 39 and suddenly went back to 37, strange, blogging is definately not good for paranoia!

Anyway more importantly my gorgeous Easter swap arrived from Nicky at hollypops I was thoroughly spoiled with a beautful hand painted card,

the cutest bunny ever and a very pretty lavender filled heart.

Look at this exquisite tray cloth and embroidered mats, aren't they beautiful?

And finally some very pretty napkins oh and of course some chocolate eggs and a Lindt bunny, don't know were they've gone!

Thankyou so much Nicky for such a lovely swap and thankyou also to Pixiedust for organizing it. My faith in swaps is now restored, after not receiving my Christmas decoration swap so I've now signed up for Silkie Sue's freestyle swap and have been partnered with Lyn .....Hi Lyn.
Now on to what else has been happening here .... Lily and Tara have been decorating gingerbread bunnies.

Lily made some Easter stick puppets.

And we went to Eden to see the fantastic display of Spring bulbs.

The smell of Hyacinths is overwhelming.

Beautiful tulips everywhere in an array of colours.

And some amarylis



And this delightful display advertising the big lunch on the 19th of July, you can look on the website for the event in your area.

Now I must get ready for toddler group, it's a couple of hours before it starts but Lily likes to take her time getting ready!


dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Love the flower photos and wish we had scented blogs to be able to inhale the scent of the hyacinths!

Kitty said...

Beautiful things here today! The flowers are lovely, but so is all the stuff you got for your swap! Well done you. Oh and toddler group ... I quite miss those days *sniff* we used to have such a giggle. x

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Vintage Tea said...

What great swap goodies.

Victoria x

thriftymrs said...

ooooh prettyness.

Sarah said...

Those flower photos are lovely - very cheery on this lovely sunny evening!

angel said...

*Gulp* i wasnt your Christmas Dec swopper person was i....... i am so behind, but sure i did one, if it was me let me know .... oh i'm all flustered now....... *fretting*

I love love love your pic's i am a bit of a picturholic [this i have just learned about myself!!!!]:-)
Great swap things, some people are so kind aint they.

Lily is a girl you know, and girls need time to get ready..... lol you wait till she is older, your gunna be sitting on the step, waiting, forever... :-)

Love and hugs Honey.:-)

The Vintage Kitten said...

Your photos are wonderful. I love the flowers. Now the weather is better Im not wanting to blog as much and I think alot of people are feeling the same. My dashboard has went haywire several times and Ive lost who I am following so I put my favourite blogs in my bookmarks. It would take too long to go around everyone to tell them thats why I dont appear to be following anymore, maybe thats is why yours has changed, because people use bloglines and Google reader etc. Ive lost alot of followers (but I think thats because Im boring!!! LOL!) X

Gingerbread said...

Aw! what lovely gifts they are nice. Great photos of the spring bulbs. I wanted to thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. Enjoy your week. Julie.C

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

What a riot of colour. Lovely pics. SueX

Melanie said...

Love your blog.

Our anemones, hyacinths and tulips are in full bloom now and really make the heart feel glad when you look at them.


Melanie said...

I hope you dont mind, but I've added your blog onto my blogroll on my site.

Take Care

funkymonkey said...

You've had a really busy Easter. Thanks for the lovely photos of Eden. I've visited there but at another time of year. It was lovely to see how things change season to season.


Indigo Blue said...

I was rather upset to find out that you did not get your Christmas swap. I wish you had told me as I would have tried to chase it up for you. I am sorry to say that those that pulled out or failed to deliver ( and I think it was only two, now three) were from outside the UK which makes you feel that maybe the post is at fault so you faithfully wait don't you. Nest time I may open it to people I 'trust' or just UK bloggers.
Glad things turned out better this time.

monique said...


I just heard that something went wrong with your christmas package and I'm so sorry to hear that. That time I used a small and new postoffice and lately I hear from more people that things went wrong ther. So now I will use the big postoffice on the other side of town from now on.
Since it's no longer christmas I will send you some other things. Are then any special things you wpould like to receive? Please let me know. And again I'm very sorry!

Lyn said...

It's me again!!!
Sorry, I have just noticed I can delete my previous message with the email address on-sorry to be a pain!
I have already started to think about the swop and I am very excited about it. 'speak' soon
Thanks for the comments on my blog, they are much appreciated.

tcalamity said...

hi hun Im back in the world of blogging and just catching up with all my favs blogs....i love this post, cute and cheerful. xxxx t

Melanie said...

Hi there, I was just wondering, do you know of anyone who is looking for a swap partner? I am longing to join in on this swapping lark, so any help you could give me would be greatly appriciated.

Thanks So Much
Melanie xx

Melanie said...

I am hosting a swap over on my site if you would like to join, please feel free to pop over and take a look.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

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