Brace yourselves for some surprising news.
Gallivanta is about to attempt something very difficult …for her….which is to write a simple, straightforward post. Will she succeed? You can be the judge.
Here we go.
My plan is twofold: to give thanks to a kindred blogger; and to propose a toast in her honour.
I want to acknowledge and thank Pauline, The Contented Crafter, for a beautiful giveaway. Pauline is a multi-media artist, and a devoted companion to the irrepressibly joyful Siddy, and to the stately and dignified Orlando. She is a compatriot of mine and she lives in the south of New Zealand. The giveaway was in celebration of a very important birthday for Pauline and the beginning of her official ‘re
The giveaway package arrived,
just before my sudden departure to Cairns at the end of September, which meant I didn’t get to appreciate it fully until my return home at the beginning of this month. And, my goodness, when I opened the parcel, what a spread there was to appreciate. I was overwhelmed by Pauline’s generosity. There were cards, postcards, a bookmark, all lovingly created by her own contented hands and heart,
The Faces of Contentment
and sweetest of all were the Bunnies; a pair of handcrafted Hugging Bunnies, which Pauline had knitted in response to my Happiness in a Bag post.
Kisses and Hugs and Lots of Love and Happiness
After my harrowing goodbye to aged loved ones, can you imagine the comfort and delight I found in coming home to the fruits of Pauline’s gentle, joyous crafting?
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most space in your heart
Now for a toast.
To Pauline; to her continued contentment, the best possible health, and a long and fruitful re
tirevivement. I raise my cup of chocolate, in my best Bunnykins mug. Please join me with your favourite beverage/tipple. 🙂 Let us be upstanding. To Pauline!
A Toast to Pauline; hot chocolate in a Bunnykins mug 🙂
With love from Gallivanta and Jack to Pauline, Orlando and Siddy.
Gallivanta and Jack
Growing Younger Each Day
Ps. How did I do? Only two links. That’s pretty good for me, don’t you think? 😉 But perhaps still not that straightforward. Sigh!