Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, March 18, 2013

Giving and Receiving

It's always fun to give, but it's also fun to receive.  A couple of weeks ago Judith at Lavender Cottage had a giveaway and I won!  It was this beautiful book "In The Royal Manner" by Paul Burrell who was the former butler to Princess Diana.  It gives advice on etiquette and entertaining and has many beautiful photos, including recipes.  Judith also included some other fun things including the cute tea cup stamp and a Mary Enelbreit Journal.  Thank you so much Judith!   The book is lovely!



It is also fun to give and without further ado I will announce the winner of my photo giveaway.  The winner is #10, Dorothy at Hens Rule.  Congratulations Dorothy!  Please email me you address so I can get #4 sent off to you.

I used the Random Org Generator, but the number didn't stay long enough for me to get a picture of it.  I guess I don't know how to do that. Maybe one of you can tell me how so I know next time.

Thanks to all my faithful followers and new followers who entered the giveaway.  I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit all of you.  I have been busy packing up my mom's things in her apartment as she will be living in the nursing home from now on.  She has improved quite a bit though.  Thanks for all you well wishes for her.

Have a great week everyone!
Until next time.

Barb

18 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

What a fun gift to receive! Paul came to my town a few months ago and was signing the books. It sounds like a really good one. Congratulations on your win and to the lucky winner of YOUR giveaway!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to your lucky winner! (and to you on your win). i am glad your mom is settling in to her new life. bless you for all you do for her.

Deanna said...

Well, congrats to you and to the lucky winner of your print. Glad to hear that your Mom is doing well and hopefully will be happy in her new environment.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a great giveaway, congrats! And congrats to the lucky winner of your beautiful giveaway.

Best of luck with helping your mom transition to her new home.

Judy said...

Congrats to all the winners and it looks like you had an awesome win!
I'm glad your mom is doing better!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Congratulations to Dorothy and to you as well, Barb! Enjoy your new gifts from Judith.

-Karen

Pamela Gordon said...

Congrats on the win from Judith, Barb! And congrats to the winner of your beautiful photo too. I'm glad your mother is doing better at the nursing home. Take care of yourself. I've been through 'house cleaning' twice and it's a lot of work. Blessings to you. Pam

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i hope the move will go well - i wish you well. Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.

have a good week.
big hugs. ( :

Karen said...

I love winning! Congrats.

We just packed up my dad-in-law a month ago for the retirement residence. His health and well being have improved greatly, and he said he should have done it sooner. Hope it goes well for your mom.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Congratulations to Dorothy, and to you, as well for your win. I'm glad your mom is doing well and that you're getting her settled in. Take care.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Barb! Congratulations on those fun prizes! I heard that Butler guy is famous now days. Good.

Yes, I do also love the last photo. When I got it and saw it I let out a "OH MY GOSH I JUST GOT THE BEST PICTURE OF HIM". hahahaha.

Marie said...

Congratulations to you! And to the winner of your giveaway!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh, thank you Barb!! I can't believe I won! my email is hensrule@earthlink.net

Carole M. said...

lovely gifts you received Barb and congratulations to the winner of your photo gift-giveaway, well done.

Michelle said...

Congrats to you on your win!

Jori said...

What a fun book! I will have to find a copy!

Vee said...

Oh you're that Barbara! It's fun to see these wins come full circle. I'm glad that you are enjoying the book. It really did look as if it would have been very interesting.

Lavender Cottage said...

Enjoy your new book Barb and congrats to your winner.
Judith