Sunday, 15 February 2015

GYB party - And the winner is ...

I  spent a lovely hour this morning catching up on reading everyone's blogs for the last week or more - such a pleasure having a trip around the world glimpsing into different lives ....

So many are new blogs that I've started to follow since the Grow Your Blog Party organised by Vicki at 2 Bags Full .  The party was such a huge success for me.   I started off with 34 followers and ended up with 60 - I am so delighted and not a little scared I must confess - the doubt gremlins are always hard at work when wondering if your blog is ok.  

However, I met some lovely ladies (all ladies that day) with amazing skills and great humour and great blogs.  I look forward to keeping in touch over the coming months.

And during the party, several people offered prizes ... and I was happy to do likewise.

And so on with the business of the day...   I got Tom to help me in this task ... hence all the drums in the pictures... we're rehearsing on and off all day today.   And I have to own up that this is an idea I stole from someone and I can't for the life of me remember who I saw doing it.   So if it's someone reading this, I hope you don't mind.


I decided that I would do 3 prizes rather than the one I originally said ...

I wrote out all the names and put them in a bowl

and got my lovely other half to draw the winners ...



 And ta da .....Drumroll ...

The winner of a bundle of my CDs is Maggie




And the first runner up of a copy of Songbirds is Threadpainter


And the other runner up is J at What Happens at Grandma's


I'll be coming past to let you know.   And I sincerely hope you enjoy the music

Thanks again to Vicki and to everyone who visited my blog on that day and in the weeks since.

13 comments:

  1. I am listening to your beautiful voice as I type this. THANK YOU! I am delighted to have won your music. It is so soothing. I have emailed you my address and am looking forward to playing the cd while I quilt. THANK YOU!

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    1. Got it J - it'll be in the post tomorrow.

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  2. I am absolutely thrilled to win your CD !
    Thank you Fil :)

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  3. Congratulations to the winners, this blog party has been such fun and I have been so pleased to meet such a variety of different bloggers to my feed.

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    1. It was a great burst of armchair travelling 😀

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  4. Hi Fil!!! What a nice giveaway! I like the use of congas and djembe for tables (ha, I frequently put items on the djembes at school!). I'm so glad the gyob party was such a success for you! I thought about joining in but was worried about time to visit everyone and didn't want to do it half heartedly. Thank you for your lovely comments, particularly on the 10 tips post. I will reply more in depth when I'm on my computer as I'm currently on my phone which is tedious to comment on , aching muscles from swing dance all weekend x

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    1. I"m usually getting glared at for putting things on the drums, but just got away with it this time :) The swing dancing sounds brilliant :)

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    2. Here's my reply to your comment:Hi Fil. Tyank you for this nice comment. I understand what you say about repeating what someone else has said. I sometimes reply to comments but I haven't done because I wasn't really sure if anyone actually checks and reads them but I must try to do so anyway!
      YES, it's funny when you get comments on an old post. I've often done this on people's blogs!
      I think as long as people are passionate about what they write, I would read it- I don't think lack of interest in a topic would stop me from writing.
      xx

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  5. So nice to meet you Fil and will be joining you also in your blog. Sorry I was a bit slow in getting back to you, but life can be hectic, and it has been. You have a lovely blog, and I will look forward to getting to know you. Jeanne with Butterfly Tales

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    2. Great to meet you Jeanne. I'm writing on my phone and it keeps rechristening you Jeannette 😀 had to delete twice.

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  6. Hi Fil - congratulations to the winners ... lucky them .. cheers Hilary

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