Back on September 15, 2013, my name ended up in a hat. My name got taken out of said hat. Penny the Jack Russell dog and myself, her mere human, Gary, had won a collection of mystery prizes. We'd entered the draw that was a thank you for following Delores over to her new site. A site I recently mentioned, this site, Under The Porch Light. I do hope that if you haven't already been over to Delores' new blog, you would kindly go over and say hi.
The package with the mystery prizes arrived today, Monday, November, 4, 2013. It was tracked as it meandered its way over from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, to Leek, Staffordshire, England. I found out the reason it took so long. Somewhere over the Atlantic, a carrier pigeon landed on the schooner, "The HMS Grenville" and removed the mystery prize package from the clutches of commander James Cook. From there, safely grasping the mystery prize package, the carrier pigeon headed for England.
Then things slowed down again and below is why.
Yes indeed, by the time Postman Pat and his black and white cat had finished amusing the folks on his route, he finally found the time to actually deliver the mystery prize package. Thank you, Postman Pat and your black and white cat.Delores, thank you so much. The wait was worth it. Time for some Tim Hortons coffee. Oh yeah! There is always something to be thankful for.
Speaking of coffee, Laura, whose blog can be found here, Austanspace, sent me coffee last Christmas and also for my birthday. I'd joked about British coffee being really good for constipation. Bless Laura, she duly sent me over some actual coffee. I've just finished off the fantastic coffee she sent me. The coffee certainly was grounds for making me happy. Local folks did, however, ask me why my eyebrows were stuck to the top of my forehead. Thank you, Laura. There is always something to be thankful for.
How could I possibly not make a mention of the adorable Michelle over at, All Consuming. Michelle, if you haven't had the delight of visiting her blog, covers a wide variety of topics. Sometimes serious, sometimes zany, but always worth a look.
Not only does she write a blog, she's also very adept at creating works of art. Michelle sent me this little tin with a photo of yes, that's correct, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! Michelle, Penny and I are most grateful for your act of thoughtfulness. Thank you, Michelle.
So impressed are Penny and I with her creativity, we've shared some of her creations on Facebook. I know that you might be aware of this. If you are on Facebook, you can check Michelle it out here, Clockwork Jewel. Here's an example of her jewellery, Viridian Moon Heart on Folksy You can also check out The Clockwork Jewel, in its entirety, by going here, The Clockwork Jewel at Folksy. There is always something to be thankful for.
If you weren't aware, I would like to draw your attention to Joylene Nowell Butler's site. The link I'm supplying will let you know exciting news about her mystery thriller, "Dead Witness." Here is where you can find out the exciting news, Buzz Deal on Dead Witness. Nice one, Joylene. There is always something to be thankful for.
Before I finally go and yes, by my standards, this is one long posting, I want to give special mention to Julia Hones. Julia writes superbly and her poetry is profound, thoughtful, touching. Would you be so kind, if you haven't been to Julia's site, to check her out here, My writing life. Thank you, Julia, for your positive interaction. There is always something to be thankful for.
Have you checked out Delores' new site at, Under The Porch Light?
Would you be so kind as to visit Laura at, Austanspace.
Please visit Michelle at, All Consuming.
Checking out Joylene's announcement at Buzz Deal on Dead Witness?
And please say hello to Julia at, My writing life.
There is always something to be thankful for. I'm thankful to those in the list above and thankful to you.