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.