Thursday, 6 January 2011

The challenge

I thought it would be good to expand a little on yesterday's post.

One thing I really enjoy reading is 'Cosy Books'.  There is a brilliant list of suggested cosy reads compiled by Brenda over at Coffee, Tea, Books and Me right here.
In fact her whole blog is a really cosy read in itself.

Another thing I wanted to add from yesterday, remember the mirror?

Yesterday I said look in the mirror and see yourself, a fellow blogger, you are one of the writers I love to read. 

Well, today I want to expand on that.  If you are looking in this mirror and reading my Letters From Home, then you are a wonderful source of encouragement. I know from my stats that this page is being read in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and other countries. How amazing is that!

But here is the challenge.  Recently, I celebrated a birthday.  I received beautiful flowers that make my heart sing.....

And a lovely Birthday Cake.....

(Google images)

Not actually this one, mine had a LOT more candles on it!  Anyway, I also received a very special gift from my husband that I had been hoping and waiting for for 23 years!  Yes, you read that right, 23 years!  In fact I had sometimes given up hope.

Now for the challenge.  I have put together a post all about this special gift, with pictures of it, and it tells the funny story of why I had to wait for it so long.  HOWEVER, I have decided not to post this particular story unless I receive 5 comments, not including the comments I post myself!

So if you are reading this and are intrigued by my little story, please be sweet and leave a little comment.  You don't need to be a blogger yourself in order to comment.  Just say 'Hi' and brighten my day.  You will be rewarded with my funny birthday story. 

And if you would like to recommend some good books yourself, that will be even better!  I look forward to reading your recommendations.

Thank you so much!


Melissa P said...

Happy New Year! I am intrigued about your story and look forward to hearing about the long wait for a special gift.

Anonymous said...

Tell me the story! I want to know! :) xx Just realised that I chose the same blog background as you, only mine is just the beigey colour. Great minds and all that! :)

Happy Belated Birthday! :)

Jayne said...

Fingers crossed Melissa, only another 3 comments to go before I reveal all!

Tina, you have impeccable taste in blog design! I would really love to know what the yarns are in your pic. They look soft and natural and would make sweet baby garments x

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday -- the flowers are lovely!

OK, I've added one more, so hopefully a couple others chime in so we can all hear this funny story :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

i would love to hear your story Jayne. i will probably popping back every few hours now checking for the 5th comment.
have you read the Miss Read books? they are very cosy as are Rosamund Pilchers and James Herriot, also Maeve Binchy and of course so many of the classic writers too.
your blog is very interesting, i am glad you called by to see me.

warmest belated bithday wishes and a very happy, healthy new year to you xxx

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

p.s. if i write two comments does that count? heehee

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Hi Jayne! Please tell us your story!!! And I'm so honored to discover you've placed me on your blogroll. Thank you so much! Hope to have a new post tonight, but for some reason last night Blogger wouldn't work for me. Hope it's not my computer at home! And I adore Miss Read books and am green with envy that you have so many! :o) I especially love A Peaceful Retirement, because someday I hope to have a peaceful retirement, too. (I hope I don't have to get it, tho, the way Miss Read did, although at least she emerges unscathed.) Bess

Anonymous said...

Belated Birthday wishes to you Jayne!

Looking forward to hearing your story!


Susan B said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jayne!

I'm looking forward to your story! :)

Joanne said...

I am just a recent reader but after reading your blog this evening, I wanted to leave my congratulations also on your birthday (albeit belated)
Blessings and thank you for sharing that sweet story.
I love tea cups, tea parties and have a lovely collection of tea books so we are in good company:)
Joanne at Seasonal Hearth

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