Friday, February 20, 2009

Tweet and Toot announce my 100th post and a little giveaway to celebrate

One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style.  ~Author Unknown

Tweet and Toot, inspired by Jikke and Lila, are here to announce that Cee has finally written 100 posts.  It has taken a while but I think I have finally got some blogging mojo this year.  I'm not sure whether I'm at the 'experimentation' or 'style' stage with my photos but at least now I'm in the running for 'style' with posting :)

Little Tweet has found a home on Ess' school bag and she proudly carries him to school each day.  She did not appreciate me removing him in the morning so I could take a photo for this post during daylight hours. 

Little Toot has not yet found a home. So to celebrate 100 posts and to express my gratitude to family, friends and new blogging mates, as well as to give my desire to increase my generosity a boost, we are having a little giveaway.  We hope that soon Little Toot will find a home at your place.  Or maybe you have an appreciative little family member who'd enjoy him.

The two of them will hate to be parted but that's OK.  Toot's new owner will be most caring I am certain.  I have met some lovely lovely people in the blogosphere.

As an addition, I will also giveaway a recipe of mine.  Yes I know you can see them here and copy and paste and print or whatever but I want you to have something real and tangible of me and my place.  In this case, my handwriting.   So I will contact you and we'll negotiate a recipe you'd like to have which I'll handwrite for you and post off with Little Toot.  My handwriting is quite stylish I think and a little more sophisticated than my five year old daughter's.

I value handwriting very highly and am sorry that we don't use it as much these days.  There are so many things we can do with our handwriting to add a special touch.   I remember a tea party held by a friend of mine (who'll read this) who had written the names of all that she had baked and displayed the tags beautifully on the table with her wares.  I remember feeling lost when the handwritten labels on my father's client's files were all replaced with typed ones (unbeknown to him). I would find files by the sight of the handwriting rather than reading the label.  That soon changed.   These days you can also have your own handwriting made into a font to use on the computer.  That's a bit construed I think but at least it reinforces the value of handwriting.  Maybe one day there will be a font named Pea Cee.  I just need to get a scanner to complete that task on my list.

And my recipe book!  I have a few, but my fondest one I started when I was just 10 years old.  Wrapped in Mr Men contact ;), it contains recipes I've written over the years.  It also has recipes that were written by my Mum, my Dad, my Aunty and my best friend from school.  My sister-in-law recently wrote in one for her Tagine.  I remember each one by the individual's handwriting.  Seeing the handwriting reminds me of that person, the times we shared together, enjoying a delicious meal together.  Do you  have a similar recipe book?  Or is your recipe collection like my newer books - display folders showing printouts from the computer and pullouts from magazines?  Each has its own merit, yet there is something extra special about a handwritten collection built up over the years, do you agree?

So to be eligible for this little giveaway, I urge you to leave a comment (about anything at all). I know I have a lot of readers there who are not commenting so now is your chance.  I'd love to meet you and get to know you and I really am very lovely... at least I don't bite - usually!

In a short while, when enough of you have commented, I will randomly choose someone to win and advise you who that is, in another post soon.


Russ Hutto said...

Great post!

Thanks for sharing your recipes and your generosity!

God Bless.

Beverley Warwick said...

Little tweet and toot are very cute ... I must confess to being one of those readers who don't comment ... but seeing as you asked so nicely ... Hi! I love coming here ... thanks for being an inspiration!

David said...

I love coming here too. Of course, I'm biased.

But I can definitely vouch for the stylishness of Cee's handwriting.

Though Ess's is precious too :)

Loveya Cee

Sharon said...

Hi Cee,

Yes, I did have the same trouble with gaps between the stitches with the house helper cloth. It came out fine when I finished it, though. Just keep on with it and see how it comes out. Let me know how it goes.

By the way, please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hi Cee,

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm into a reasonably organic lifestyle though the need to earn a living takes up more of my time than I'd like, so I'm not as good as I could be.

Keep encouraging your girl to cook! My children are now in their mid-20s and have both turned out to be excellent cooks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sis

Toot is very cute and I am sure a special someone in our family would love to carry it to school on her backpack - just like her little cousin!!! Love reading all the recipes and seeing your creations. Maybe one day I will get into the blogging world but no holding breath yet!!

Love you lots

Ess said...

My dear friend

Oh, how I love your blog! I visit it you several times a week and am never disappointed by your erudition, your love of life and your pleasure in the richness of your world.

Like me, I think you are someone whom we can know better through words (imagine if we lived in Austen's time, we would be scribbling gorgeous hand written epistles to one another frequently!).

You are an intruiging woman, a strong, loyal and sincere individual it is an honour to know.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cee

Well I'm finally leaving a comment before the little one wakes. I love your blogs you are such an inspiration thanks to you I have changed my methods to enviromentally/child friendly cleaning and better cooking/baking however I still have some changes I would like to make so keep on a blogging.

Judy Garland xx

The Old Dairy said...

Hi Cee,
thanks for visiting me. I love the material that you made tweet and toot in.
I love to collect receipes, I have a book that I write them in as well as the name of the person who gave it to me and the date.

Chris Millar said...

Hi Cee,
I just followed here from a comment you left on Beverley's blog and I'm so glad I did. Your healthy recipes are awesome and as we are cookies monsters in our house they will really come in handy! Fantastic creations too!
Have a great weekend!

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