Well, I have some news - bad, good and really good. I always go with the bad first... as some of you may know my mailbox was
^ C brought it back inside to save it from any further harm.
Want to hear the good news? My friend Manneh moved into our spare room yesterday and it's been so fun having him here so far. He has something to contribute to my blog today - a rather interesting conversation he had with somebody he's never met on Facebook. Emmanuel is Manneh's real name. Basically, this guy started chatting Manneh up, thinking he was a girl and Manneh went along with it...
And now, for some extra special news... this morning over my marmalade toast and hot chocolate I drew the winner of the 100 Followers Giveaway. I reread through all 85 of the entries and some of the 'dinner party' lists were so good. Thank you so much to everyone who entered. It would have been really hard to choose a winner myself, so I was glad that the random number generator could make the hard decision for me, and it chose a very worthy recipient;
♡ Garci from Chandlerguera
And I think I'd love to be present at her dinner party. I wish I had a bunch of stuff to giveaway, I'd send every person who entered something! I'd love to share some of my favourite dinner party entries sometime. Here's a couple I'd especially like to be present at (really I'd come to any of them);
This giveaway has finished up but I'll be announcing a belated Valentines Day giveaway of a book I rather like this week.
^ This decorated Ava Gardner magazine page envelope is travelling to Chelsea.
^ A handmade envelope from 'The Dracula Collection' for Milly. I love that the envelope looks normal from the front and then creepy once you turn it over.
^ A sweet little letter from Tejal.
^ And a gorgeous, unexpected postcard from Micaela.
Missive Maven recently did an ode to her letter opener post and a friend sent me the link to this great post at Design*Sponge featuring letter openers that I thought I'd share;
Have a good day!