Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Nice things in the the post & other tales

I was the very lucky winner of Mitzi's Lazy Days & Sundays giveaway & I received my lovely prize a couple of days ago.

Not sure who was more excited Harry or me & I graciously let him unwrap the box!
All the gifts were based on a Bee theme which was lovely I really like bees, useful things being a gardener too.

I received a very pretty bee mug which has been filled with tea several times over now, gardening gloves with bees on again very useful & some Burt's Bees toiletries which are truly lovely I shall keep the tin for buttons. Also in the parcel - a set of scissor with little bees on them, they really are very cute. The colour nearly matches my sewing box & it's where they live now -
Thank you Mitzi I was thrilled to receive them all x

Onto other news I have yet again come down with Pneumonia I tend to get it two or three times a year so am back on antibiotics & a visit back to the doctors next week. I  declined a sick note (to Mikes horror) as I'm off next week & have an important investigation meeting to take on Friday. We've caught it early this time & I know the drill, rest, fluids & antibiotics. Aesop will be well used next week. I'm working from home today, might go in tomorrow, definitely be in on Friday, work from home Saturday & then a week off.

Broad beans have been harvested, I sat on a bench in the garden with the compost bin & a bowl for a couple of hours Monday evening, it was a pleasant task even if it took a little longer than expected -


Some for dinner & five bags for the freezer
We had a few potatoes from the garden too, a little rummage in one of the pots & we found a few 'International Kidney' - Jersey Royals if grown in the correct location, they were an absolute delight to eat along with the beans. 

Right that's me, hope you are all well x 

38 comments:

  1. What a lovely Bee themed prize, I particularly like the mug! I'm so sorry to hear that you are poorly, I hope you feel much better very soon, please remember to follow Dr's orders and get plenty of rest.
    Sue X

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  2. Lovely giveaway, I can understand the mug being pressed into service, I am a tea drinker.I hope that you recover swiftly, even when caught early pneumonia is not to be taken lightly. My broad beans were an unmitigated disaster, no sooner did they flower than they laid down and died.

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  3. Feel better soon, I hope you're ok! Lovely giveaway :) And wonderful garden crops!! x

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  4. Lovely gifts to receive, I haven't had broad beans for l long time, I really fancy some now, take care of yourself and don't over do it, x

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  5. So glad your parcel made in one piece I always worry when I send mugs and things in the post. Glad all has been put into use. Hope you are feeling better soon. Make sure you get plenty of rest and keep up your fluids.

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  6. Lucky you winning such lovely gifts. Hope you've caught the illness in time before you get any worse. xx

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  7. Lovely gifts with the bee theme. I hope you get better soon.

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  8. congratulations on winning that lovely bee prize :-)
    We have been eating a lot of cucumbers, next are French beans and courgettes

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  9. Wow what lovely gifts you received from the giveaway. I do hope you get well and feel better.

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  10. I love all your bee themed gifts. How annoying to get P again- hope it clears up soon. Make sure you rest! You've got the perfect excuse with Aesop ready and waiting xx

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  11. What a nice giveaway prize. I'm envious of your broad beans seeing as I ended up composting my blackfly infested plants.
    Take care. Flighty xx

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  12. Such a lovely giveaway to win, Mitzi, like you, puts together some wonderful giveaways. Your broad beans have done really well, I like to have some home grown veggies in the freezer for the leaner times. I'm glad you enjoyed the spuds, I have to say that I was really disappointed with International Kidney, but I've found that potatoes can taste very different when grown in different locations. One reason why you have to try them for yourself rather than take someone else's recommendation. Hope you're feeling better soon, glad you caught it early.

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  13. What a lovely give away! And you are right about it taking a long time to pod broad beans. I sat the other evening and podded a big bowlful.

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  14. That is a lovely give away to win, enjoy using your lovely gifts and hope you feel better soon. Hx

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  15. Lovely harvest, every thing taste so much better fresh. I do hope you are on the mend soon.

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  16. What a lovely giveaway win...I love bees too. Your veggie harvest looks delicious.....home grown veggies are so tasty :)
    Helen xox

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  17. A beautiful win... lucky you! I hope that you end the holiday feeling fully rested. Don't go back if you still feel rough!!! Jx

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  18. So sorry you are not feeling well, hope you did indeed catch it early so you can be back on your feet in no time at all. The wonderful giveaway should help lift your spirits.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. Lovely happy post and I have apple trees so I too need bees oin the early stages of apple growing.
    Sorry to hear you are unwell and I have just realised that I can not spell it...........Look after yourself and just potter next week as I think you will find it hard to completly rest as I guess you are a doer and like to be busy. I wish you well and a speedy recovery.
    xx

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  20. Lovely giveaway prize and your harvest looks so tasty! Make sure you take care of yourself pneumonia can be nasty. x

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  21. Goodness, pneumonia. That's a shame. I hope you feel better soon, take care of yourself. I love your prizes. I've been a Bert's Bees user for many years and love everything they make.

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  22. On dear, poor you I hope you are full of beans again soon! Won't be long until your holiday and you can put your feet up. x

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  23. Hope you feel better soon. We're eating our spuds from the garden but no beans ready yet.

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  24. Lovely bee things and great beans and potatoes too! Sorry to hear about the ickies, I hope that you are much better again soon after lots of R&R with Aesop! xx

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  25. The bee prize is both pretty and useful, and your harvest is looking good too. Hope you feel better soon, and find time to rest :)
    Cathy x

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  26. Mike is right to be horrified - work comes after health no matter how important the meeting, and why waster your tome off when you are ill.

    I know too well that work wouldn't put you firstQ=!

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  27. So sorry you are poorly, do get well soon....

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  28. Fabulous bee themed prize, hope you're feeling much better soon.

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  29. hello,
    lovely gift and the harvest too.
    have a nice week,
    regina

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  30. Hi Jo, I'm just catching up. Many congratulations to Rob. I love bees and am dead jealous of your lovely prize, what a thoughtfully put-together parcel. But I have to confess (ssh, don't tell anyone) that I really don't like broad beans! So even your lovely pics can't tempt me. The potatoes, however, are a completely different matter... x

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  31. What a wonderful gift to receive. I do personally have some of the 'Burts Bees' hand salve and it is really good but 'beeing' a bee keeper I can really relate to how wonderful all of these gifts were!! Lovely looking broad beans by the way...I need to get mine harvested!!!

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  32. Hope your pneumonia clears up before your week off! I've had one week off so far this year and got laid up with bronchitis for the whole time!! I'm about to go and harvest/chop down the last of my broad beans today. I've been picking to eat throughout the past couple of months so the last bagful will go in the freezer as it's lovely to have a few for a mid-winter risotto. Wishing you better soon. xx

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  33. I'm really sorry to hear you got pneumonia. I hope that it's cleared up by now and that you're feeling better.

    That parcel is too cute, I love the theme of the gifts inside. Your fresh broad beans look wonderful, what a harvest. I hope you enjoyed eating them. x

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  34. Hi lovely, hope you are much better x The photography consent was Success Photography. I need to ring them because the sales girl was useless and I've yet to receive the CD/flash drive with the photos on!

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  35. Hello! Thank you for popping by my blog - it's lovely to 'meet' you. I hope you're feeling better very soon. Great give away gifts - I love Burt's Bees stuff - and I envy your broad bean harvest! Have a good week and try and get some rest. xx

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  36. Hello! Thank you for popping by my blog - it's lovely to 'meet' you. I hope you're feeling better very soon. Great give away gifts - I love Burt's Bees stuff - and I envy your broad bean harvest! Have a good week and try and get some rest. xx

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  37. Sorry to hear about your pneumonia; hope you are on the mend. Congrats on winning the gifts. A nice surprise.

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