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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Crochet Projects Around the World: Add Your Link

Crochet Projects Around the World: Add Your Link: "Welcome to Crochet Projects Around the World! This blog is for all of us crocheters who love visiting other crochet blogs to see what they a..."

Check out these two sites (posted above) that i have just found
The first one is for all crochet lovers to join and the second one is doing a supergiveaway so go and visit now.

56 followers unbelievable
Most of these are due to The Spooktakular Book Blog Giveaway
Although I didn't ask the entrants to follower my blog I am very pleased that they choose to do so, so much so that all new followers will get 1 extra entry into the Spooktakular Giveaway YEAH , and there will be consolation prizes for a few of those who will lose out on the books.
Many thanks to all your kind comments , this is the first Giveaway I have entered and i have greatly enjoyed it
Although this is going to cost me a fortune sending out all the prizes hey ho
Book Blogger Hop
Welcome to this weeks Book Blogger Hop
This is this weeks question
And i guess everyones answer will be similar

"What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?"

At the moment all my books are piled onto three bookshelves very haphazardly. If i want to find one particular book , it takes ages because they are doubled up(books behind books). I even have books overflowing in a box because the bookcases are full. I would love floor to ceiling book cases taking up two sides of the room, all in alphabetical order.
A visit to Ikea in the New Year is a must.
When we got invited to a house in France. we were shown around, and upstairs was a libary, i was so envious. A house in France with a library what more could one want.
The swimming pool and orchard were extras.

The Crazy Bookworm

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Check out this amazing new authors book blog
K C RANDALL is also participating in the spooktacular book blog hop
so why not go over to her awesome blog
do so now, this minute, what are you waiting for

Sunday, 24 October 2010

spooktacular book blog hop

I am a bit apprehensive about this and it will be a miracle if it works, but here goes.
I have joined in the Spooktakular Book Blog Giveaway Hop
This is what I am giving away:

Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park

Koko by Peter Straub


Because neither of these books are Halloweenish, the winners will also get either a hand crocheted Pumpkin or Halloween Witch. (crocheted by myself) If you have read my blog before, you will be aware of how obsessed I am with crocheting.

To enter all I am asking you to do is leave a comment (a nice one please)
and some way of getting into contact with you if you are lucky enough to win
Either a link to your own blog or a email address.

Giveaway is open internationally and ends on October 31st.

That’s it I think, as I’ve said it will be a miracle if this works.

Hop by all the other Blogs and enter their Giveaways:

Friday, 22 October 2010

Waiting in anticipation for the Book Blogger Hop
Hear are two of my favourite books, I,ve only read Shadow of the Wind , but i hope the Angels Game will be as good.

A friend recommend Shadow of the Wind and i will be forever gratefull to him, sadly he is no longer with us, but i did let him know how much i enjoyed reading it. This was about 3 years ago now and it is still my favourite read so far, i feel sad that he didn,t get to read the Angels Game but i will be thinking about him when i can eventually bring myself to start reading it.

Now on a happier note it is time for the weekly book blogger hop, i missed it last week, due to being in London with Cliff .So i have managed to get in early this time and i am number 28 (or thereabouts) on the book blogger list yeah

A short review of The Shadow
It is a book about a book. The experiences of a young boy,living in post civil war Barcelona,
who comes across a book named the Shadow Of the Wind. He becomes engrossed in the story and wants to find out more about the author who wrote it.
His curiosty sets him on the path to a thrilling and equally dangerous adventure. The book has twists and turns and is driven by its characters who will seduce you to the last line.
Be warned, a book you will be unable to put down yet don't want to finish.

"Where is your favorite place to read? Curled up on the sofa, in bed, in the garden?"
This is the weeks question posted for the book blogger hop

My favorite place is in our touring caravan when we are away for the weekend.
At home it is totally curled up on the sofa with ,either a cup of tea, or a glass of wine, depending on the timing (of course)

Book Blogger Hop

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Book Blogger Hopthis is this weeks question from the book blogger hop

"When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?"

Like many other book bloggers, it depends. I think this has only happened to me once when i just couldn't get into the book, it was a book of a film that i had recently watched, the film was great but i gave up on the book. Tried it a couple of times, but in the end swapped it for another, so i can't go back to it. (unless i buy it again)
I do tend to stick it out tho even if i don't bond to the main character, i have read many books that i think afterwards that was a rubbish book (so why spend time reading it)

I have a great reason for joining this book blog late.
Just got back from London after watching Cliff at the Royal Albert Hall.  YEH
Great show and Happy Birthday Cliff.
I was going to post some photos, but my were rubbish compared to Cliffs Facebbook Page
Any of Cliffs fans out there who didn't realise he had a facebook page, go on over now, the photos are amazing . Just a couple of examples from there.

And maybe a couple from the Royal Albert Hall which i did manage to take, it was my first visit to this awesome place . A double bonus Cliff and the Royal Albert Hall, a great weekend

We had a bus tour round London and i would like to share these photos with you. Hope you enjoy them as much as i did taking them 

check out this awesome giveaway so much work and time gone into this and now it is up as a giveaway

Friday, 8 October 2010

book blog hop

What's your favorite beverage while reading or blogging, if any? Is it tea, coffee, water, a glass of wine, or something else?

This is the weeks question posted on the book blog hop.
It depends on where and when
If i pick up a book during the day i would have a cup of tea, later on theres nothing like getting your head stuck in a good book with a glass of rose. Of course if you were in France sat outside, enjoying the wonderfull sunshine, a glass of Rose would be  perfect anytime of the day. That is what i did when in France earlier on this year and i read the Eclipse series back to back .

I have just read The Woman in the Fifth by Douglas Kennedy, Best selling author of The Persuit of Happiness.  Another brilliant read all the better for being set in Paris. It keeps you gripped from start to finish and what a finish!!!!   Well worth the read . Enjoy.
Book Blogger Hop

wow check this out


Staying me...: Thursday Blog Hop

Staying me...: Thursday Blog Hop: "I'm going to post this now, because I really want to try to stay off the computer tomorrow morning, and get some housework done. Heh, like t..."

on another note I'm doing the CAL with Dawn Touissant , this one is a monkey by the name of Manuel
It's great fun doing a CAL if you haven't done one already why not join in.
Here is a photo of the future Manuel . Once he is finished i will show a photo so watch this blog .
Do you think his tail is a bit big?
I might make him a smaller one otherwise he will be bottom heavy lol
You can also post photos of Manuel on Ravelry (if you know how to that is, I don't)

Look what i,ve just joined , I,ve tried to do it before and It didn't work so i thought i'd give it another try and wow. How i am going to find time to do all this, goodness knows , think i will have to give up work and do this full time , i just love it
Book Blogger Hop

Monday, 4 October 2010


hi all
For the last 4 weeks I have been  on line, checking emails and blogs every day, sometimes twice in one day. You want to know why ?

Back in September I entered a giveaway and with much surprise, Joan was the winner. Now I wonder was it actually me, or was I jumping the gun a bit, because I haven't heard a thing.

I'm reluctant to name the blog, but looking back I'm sure you could guess. I am dissapointed that I haven't heard anything, I mean why do a giveaway then not produce??
The blogger in question hasn't published a post since anouncing the winner, or is it under a different name ?
I've had no reply to my email it's as if this giveaway was non existent or all in my mind .
Oh well

Has anyone else had this experience or am I just unlucky?

Meanwhile on a happy note, I have been testing more patterns for The Happy Hoopy Wool Junkie.
She creates some cute patterns and has just opened her own Etsy shop. Why not go over and check her out, and watch the youtube of Heather hoola hooping, It looks great fun.
Heather (happy hoopy) has given me her permission to share these photos with you, many  thanks to her.

The Happy Hoopy Wool Junkie


The Happy Hoopy Wool Junkie

Sorry Heather but these pictures does'nt give your patterns much justice.
So why don't you visit Heather and see the real things lol
I wish Heather good luck in her new venture and thanks for letting me test.

Thats all for now bye

Cuteki kawaii