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Happy 4th Blog Birthday Give Away.:)

Well folks its that time of year again.My blog has been out there in the virtual world for yet another year.Thats four years! Pretty impressive hey.  🙂 I guess Sunshine & celandines  is mostly a slice  of my life for me to look back on.But I have to admit it’s nice to know that occasionally somebody somewhere might visit my little corner of the bloggersphere.:) 

What do I love about blogging?  Well I do love telling everyone and their aunty about any new great places I discover. I feel compelled to actually! I  enjoy taking photos too, though in a haphazard point and press type of way. So this blog is really my great indulgence.I’m still finding it to be lots of fun. I don’t think I can quite help….. being a blogger.:)

My Blogging Birthday Tradition is to host a wee giveaway every July to celebrate another happy 12 months of blogging.Yay! As I sit outside in the sunshine (oh so appropriate) sipping fruit tea, watching Slinky the cat prowl about my nasturtiums, I’m thinking,yep it feels great to be wishing myself a very happy blogging birthday.:)

To recieve a read copy of Jackie Copleton’s gripping & beautiful  novel set in war torn Japan ‘A dictionary of Mutual Understanding ‘and a pretty blue ceramic seahorse tag from my friends Etsy Shop please comment below.

What do you like about being a blogger?

And if you are not a blogger ,could you ever be tempted ?

I will put all entries into a teacup and choose one at random on Monday 25th of July.ps I will send abroad so don’t be put off if you are not in the UK. 🙂

Good luck.:)

 

Happy Blog Birthday and a Teacup Giveaway!

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Happy 2nd Birthday!

Hi folks its JULY which means my little blog is celebrating its 2nd Birthday!  Two years ago I started Sunshine & Celandines after being inspired by some fabulous blogs out there and now I’m an avid blogger and blog reader. 🙂

Looking back at my stats it doesn’t surprise me that my most popular posts seem to have been those that involve teacups……as I am forever hunting for teacup treasures and posting about them.
My most often nosied at posts include a retro pudding in a tea cup and What To Do with Your Vintage Tea Cups.

With this in mind I thought I would do a little Giveaway to celebrate my blogs birthday. Its of course teacuptastic! Its a beautiful fine bone china cup & saucer. 🙂

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You could soon be drinking your cuppa from this teacup treasure. 🙂

I have actually started a bit of a collection of these cashmere tea cups by Maxwell &Williams because I cannot resist their gorgeous bright colouring and pretty design. I have chosen a sunshiney yellow one ( the colour of celandines 🙂 ) with a pink saucer to tempt you with.

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All you need to do is tell me your favourite teacup tipple in the comments section below. I will enter everyones name in a teacup draw on the 30 July and let the winner know soon after. Good luck!!

My Birthday Night Away in Manchester.

Malmaison Hotel.
Malmaison Hotel.

I thought for my November #take12trips post I would show you some pictures from my surprise Birthday trip to Manchester. 🙂

My good friend Becky arranged everything. I have been thoroughly spoiled!

Our transport to Manchester was a stretch  Limo. We had champagne!
Our transport to Manchester was a stretch Limo. We had champagne!
Our destination was the Malmaison Hotel, Piccadilly. Here is the bar area.
Our destination was the Malmaison Hotel, Piccadilly. Here is the bar area.
our comfy bed. :)
our comfy bed. 🙂
Cocktails at the Malmaison.
Cocktails at the Malmaison.
Before each segment of the trip I had to open an envelope with a clue about what we were doing next!
Before each segment of the trip I had to open an envelope with a clue about what we were doing next!
We had dinner at Opus One in the Radisson, Peter st. Check out the giant chess pieces.
We had dinner at Opus One in the Radisson, Peter st. Check out the giant chess pieces.
The Pre-theatre Dinner Menu.
The Pre-theatre Dinner Menu.
My yummy starter ~ crab spring rolls with sweet chilli and garlic.
My yummy starter ~ crab spring rolls with sweet chilli and garlic.

The Menu was of course one big clue. We went to see a musical at the Opera House. 🙂

Here we are after the Show.
Here we are after the Show.

Singin In The Rain has recently opened at the Opera House which is just round the corner from the restaurant. It was an amazing show , complete with lots of splashing of the audience. Take your brolly if your seated in the first few rows.

On Saturday we had a lovely continental breakfast then spent most of the day exploring the Christmas markets and drinking hot mugs of gluhwein. The markets are well worth a visit as they are very festive and brimming full of unusual foods and gifts.

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Thanks to Becky for arranging such an amazing weekend. It was fantastic. :))

One year of blogging and a Give Away. :)

Wow can’t quite believe my little blog Sunshine and Celandines is one year old this month. 🙂  I started my blog as a celebration of all the things I love and am interested in. There are musings about vintage finds, wildlife walks, yummy food and favourite films. I write mostly for myself but yes I do get a happy buzz and a feeling of satisfaction when someone likes or comments on a post. Yippeee!

So to mark  Sunshine and Celandines  birthday I thought I would treat you to a little  giveaway ( Hurrah! ). According to my stats my most widely read entry is What To Do With Your Vintage Teacups. so it seems appropiate that I should treat you to one of my own hand poured  Teacup Candles. 🙂

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Its a jasmine scented soy wax candle in a teacup.
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The teacup and saucer are mismatched with a dainty gold flowered pattern.

To be in with a chance of winning the teacup candle pictured all you have to do is leave a comment by the 28th of July. I will then collect all the commenters names in a tea cup and draw out a name at random. 🙂

Good Luck ! x