Friday, November 11, 2011

Loving and Giving - A Giveaway.


It is three years since I began this online journal.  Initially started as a garden organiser, gradually incorporating more and more of myself in the words and pictures. I had no idea how much I would come to love my little space on the web, and how many wonderful friends I would meet here. Or, indeed that I would find myself writing to you today from a croft in the Western Isles, worrying more about cattle and sheep breeding than how my sweetcorn plants are germinating!

As a celebration then,  and a thank you for making this such a lovely place,  I am hosting a little giveaway.  I had great fun putting together a Hebridean lucky bag for my 300th post giveaway, so I thought I would do something similar this time - maybe with a more festive theme.

 If you would like to enter, then please leave a comment below. I am happy to ship worldwide (as before, followers will be entered twice). I hope you will join in.

You can leave comments until Monday 21st November (my birthday!) when we will draw the winning name.

Thank you all again for following our little adventures.  I am always delighted to have your company.

x♥x

81 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered for this. I have been enjoying reading your blog since you friended me recently. I have been going back over some of your older entries and have been loving reading about your life on your croft. Thanks for entering me. Morag x

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  2. Wow three years!
    So sweet of u to host a giveaway!
    Pls count me in-
    Happy early bday!

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  3. Oh happy blogiversary Jacqui, wow what a journey. I've enjoyed it all the way, yours was one of the blogs I first started reading and inspired me into the world of blogging - I shall have my own 3rd blog birthday in the Spring!

    Thank you for sharing your world with us, and the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

    I raise a glass for your 3rd year and look forward to reading into the 4th and many more xxx

    Autumn blessings,
    love Dawn x

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  4. Gosh 3 years! I love reading your tales of life in the Western Isles, please keep going and don't change a thing!
    Thank you Jacqui

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  5. I only recently found your blog but look forward to reading it daily. There is something magical about it.

    Jess

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  6. How sweet of you Jacqui! I would love to be entered in this wonderful giveaway. I am already a follower.
    Have a great weekend.
    xx

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  7. Oooh, me please. Love your blog.

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  8. I am sitting here chuckling because I often think about your blog and how it has morphed and how, when I found you in 2009, you had, I think, under 100 followers and look at it now! How wonderful for you Jacqui! I have enjoyed every single word and photo and laugh and tear, thank you for allowing to come along with you on your journey.
    Happy Blogoversary, you Beautiful, Beautiful Soul, and much love and many blessings to come!
    meggs.xx

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  9. Hooooray for a giveaway :) Hoooooray for a 300th post :) Hooooray for birthdays :) Hooooray for three years :)


    Okay, that's enough of the hoooorays.

    But, congratulations on all those things and I hope you keep going and going and going and going and.....

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  10. The 21st must be a day that special people are born. It would have been my mother in laws birthday too.

    I love following your adventures, and seeing how they have changed. So wonderful to see somebody following their dreams.

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  11. Happy blogging anniversary. I love reading about your crofting life.

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  12. I would love to be entered... yours is one of my few favorite blogs that inspire with such an authentic voice... and I feel a kinship between our northern and rather harsh but beautiful and soul satisfying environments...

    Happy three years!

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  13. So glad to be along on your journey with you. Happy early Birthday!! (oh, and I follow you as well on Google Reader).

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  14. happy anniversary! You have a lovely blog and your spirit shines through :) The giveaway sounds like fun and of course I am a follower.

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  15. Happybloggyaniversay Jacqui.

    Always look forward to your posts. Thanks for taking the time to blog about your wonderful life.

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  16. Happy three years in blogging!

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  17. I also really look forward to reading your blog updates, especially the photographs. Lovely that your blog has continued through so many changes...makes me wonder about starting one myself.
    Daisy

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  18. Ooh that sounds lovely! I remember reading through your archive when you were still the Interrupted Gardener - so many changes in 3 years! Thank you for taking us along with you on the journey.

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  19. Your blog is lovely...as are you.xxx

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  20. Hi there! from Tasmania, I love reading about your life at the other end of the planet.
    Deb

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  21. I always love visiting your blog, Jacqui. Thank you for brightening your little corner of the web :)

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  22. I'm not sure how I wandered over here, but I'm glad I did. Your photography is stunning and I've enjoyed getting an inside look at Scottish croft life. Here's to many more years ... Happy Blogging Anniversary and a Happy early Birthday!

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  23. What a wonderful give-away, Jacqui!

    I am so glad I found your blog. I love following your life on the croft.

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  24. I so enjoy the glimpses you share of your life - here's to the years to come!

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks, and blessings!

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  25. A complete joy reading and seeing your adventures. The give a way is intriguing! Congrats on your nearing 3rd anniversary

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  26. ah jacqui, you are the sweetest, truest person. someone said your spirit shines through here and i'd have to agree.

    i've enjoyed reading all the lovely comments to you almost as much as i've enjoyed your blog, and getting to know you. happy almost birthday and anniversary dear.

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  27. Gosh, Happy Blog Birthday! As an erstwhile West Highland girl so very very far away, naturally I would love to take part in your giveaway! But more than that to thank you for reminding me of home on a regular basis. x

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  28. I love reading your blog. Many days I wish I was in the Western Isles. THank you.

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  29. Thank you for the time you take to share your life here--I so enjoy reading your accounts and viewing the beautiful photos. Count me in for the giveaway (:

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  30. I have really enjoyed reading your blog since I stumbled upon it from Ginny's Yarn Along! I come often to read it! Thank you for doing this fun give-away.

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  31. I have only recently found you blog but am loving hearing about your adventures

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  32. Oh how fab...and three years!!! Wow. Well done, your blog is always a pleasure to read xxx

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  33. Aw how lovely, three years is such a long time! :) Enjoy the next three just as much!

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  34. thanks for the giveaway, i enjoy the window into your life!

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  35. happy blog birthday, I really enjoy your blog and great photos.

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  36. Three years....wow.....makes you think, I'm sure! Some great stuff....love the OH and the Isles in general. Being a Scot, not so surprising perhaps. The Blog makes me wistful and wishful.....Best for the next 3 years!

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  37. Just commenting to say happy 3 year anniversary, but not to enter the giveaway. It's so interesting how blogs have an organic life of their own. Wishing you many more happy detours.

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  38. Please add me to the long list!!

    San xx

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  39. Congrats on 3 years. I enjoy your blog very much, so please keep it up. You are warming hearts and inspiring others with your posts.

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  40. Please can I enter
    Karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

    x

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  41. Bless you! Hope to enjoy you're stories for years to come! Groetjes Sandra

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  42. Well, I`ve proberbly not been reading your blog as long as some of the others, but keep coming back to check it out. I just love reading about your life, as it`s so different to mine, but still holds fascination for me. You`re living a life that most of us can just dream about. Keep on posting and I shall follow your trail.
    I`d also love to be entered into the giveaway if possible.

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  43. I would love to be considered for your giveaway. I bookmarked your site a few weeks ago and commented but I am not sure how to follow, maybe have a look at subscribe?

    I am really fascinated with island living although have ties down here in the North West at the moment. Whether I would have the courage to up sticks so far away is another matter although I upped sticks when I was 20 and went to live in Germany! I also moved from the North West to a smallholding in the Peak District in the 70s too.

    Anyway, your blog is really interesting and I like it very much.

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  44. Happy 300 posts! Isn't it amazing the connections one can make through blogging? Wishing you many more happy posts :)

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  45. Ah lovely xx your blog to me is a warm cosy jumper and a hot cup of joe xxxx thanks jacqui x

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  46. Congratulations on your three anniversary! I'm so glad that you're here and I feel privileged to get a little peek into the beauty of your days!

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  47. What a lovely idea. Would love to be entered. Your blog always make sme smile and its always so good to see the Island in your photos.
    Much love,

    Uma x

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  48. The world of blogs never, ever, ceases to amaze me. Each of us a potential Alice in Wonderland, as I am today, through one portal to the next and voila here I am, discovering you and your blog. What a delight! Happy to have been found here.

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  49. Congratulations on your three years! I've only been following you for a short while but do enjoy your posts.

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  50. Congratulations on your anniversary - always an interesting read.

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  51. Oh, three years already. How can it have passed so quickly. Over three years then since we came to know each other, and how lucky I have felt to know you are there and to share your gentle journey.
    xx

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  52. I found your blog today while google searching crofters it's a beautiful blog!! I look forward to searching through your blog archives! Congrats on 3 years!!

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  53. congratulations on a wonderful 3 years :) It's been 13 years since I last stayed with friends on the Island. Love seeing all your pictures of the places I have been away from for so long.

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  54. Your blog is inspirational :)

    please count me in

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  55. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  56. i really enjoy reading your blog and although we've never met, I do feel like I have a friend on the islands in Scotland. thank you for sharing your life with us and your photographs are always a treat. i would be honored to be included in your draw. you inspire me to keep going ... 3 years is very commendable. please keep writing.

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  57. Congratulations! and happy birthday too. My littlest guy turns 1 on the 22nd. I really enjoy visiting you here. I hope you continue writing and sharing for many more years!

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  58. Oh please put me in the draw, I love your blog.

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  59. Thank you for sharing yourself and your lovely life with all of us. I find your blog peaceful and inspirational!!

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  60. Congratulations Jacqui! I love how your blog has evolved, I always find it an inspiring place to visit. With love, Carly xx

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  61. Happy Blogiversary Jacqui! Your blog is wonderful and I have recently read it from front to back :)
    Would love to be entered for this giveaway :)
    Kimmy xx

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  62. I love the look into your life, Happy blogiversary.

    Julia

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  63. When reading your blog and glancing at your personal info to the right I always just end up thinking to myself ... I wish she was my mother or grandmother. You are wise and inspiring, always, Happy blogoversary X X X

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  64. wow 3 years of blogging!
    i just recently discovered your blog,and enjoy it immensely! and being a bit jealous because you live somewhere beautiful, and i live in a busy city but dream of a countrylife with ALL that comes with it ;-)

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  65. Congratulations on three years, that's incredible. And I would love to enter your givaway please =)

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  66. I'd love to be entered in this, and big congratulations on your 300th post! x

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  67. Congratulations! I love the beautiful photos of your surroundings in your blog. Love,
    Marieke aka SunshineXX

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  68. Happy 3rd Blog Birthday and Happy Birthday for the 21st!

    Have been following sporadically for a while but have just signed up to follow by email as that way I will get to read it more often!

    Enjoy your days away. :-)

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  69. Happy Blogiversary Jacqui! I am always very impressed by how often you blog, something I can only wish I was capable of! Your blog is a constant ray of sunshine and I never tire of reading. I hope the next few months lighten up here for me so I can enjoy you more often.
    Take lots of care of yourself, Liz xx

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  70. Happy early birthday; I've been reading your blog for several months and have been enjoying it hugely. I am dreaming of the time when I too will hopefully live somewhere other than a city!
    Take care,
    Lee

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  71. Okay, I'm entering myself:) Happy Early Birthday! We are having a "hippie" Silk painting for my daughters 7th birthday on Monday. I will think of you:) She was born November 21st 2004 at 1:56 am One of the best moments of my life!!

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  72. I would love to be entered in your giveaway please. I have been reading your blog for a few months and really enjoy seeing all the beautiful photographs and reading about your crofting life.
    Thank you.

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  73. Wow, three years!!! I wish I had the commitment to blog, love reading your posts and dreaming about living in such a gorgeous place!

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  74. Hi please enter me! You also share your birthday with my Gran, who is celebrating her 80th this year. Have a great day x

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  75. Three years?! Congratulations. A gift from the croft was already a highlight this year... is it selfish of me to ask you put my name in? :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  76. I really love reading your blog. The breathtaking scenery that surrounds your home is a joy to experience.

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  77. Happy anniversary on your blissful-sigh-inviting blog, and happy birthday a couple of days early! I turn 47 just a couple of days after your special day. Wish I could be spending mine on a croft!

    And yes, please, count me in for the giveaway. Thanks!

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  78. Just discovered your living my life.0h I wish!!!
    Actually was looking for a recipe for clootie dumpling (determined to try to make it for Xmas this year )and came across your site.
    Is it Erin ? You cannot help but smile back at that grin-brilliant.All those tiny toothbrushes and toothpaste splattered everywhere,(quite distracting when your talking to the head teacher and notice an original toothpaste design on your only pair of washed jeans ).
    Looking forward to your next blog

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  79. Wow - so many lovely comments. I am so happy you have all entered - thank you. We will get to work on this today and hopefully announce the winner later on. xxx

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