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Showing off my Winnings


my winnings

Recently Lady Pondside of the blog Pondside held a contest in which she offered to give away a book called Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle.   All you had to do was leave a comment.    I became a big fan of Downton  Abbey this year and tried never to miss an episode so I just had to enter the contest.

note and teabox with logo

I was just thrilled when Lady Pondside emailed to tell me that I won.   Last week in the post I received my winnings.   A lovely handwritten note, a box of Library blend tea from Murchie”s, a tea importer in Richmond, British Columbia and the book.  Such a lovely gift.

Book cover with logo

I look forward to reading this book in the next few weeks.  My husband starts radiation and chemotherapy next week and I will be spending my time sitting in the waiting room for him.



EG Wow said…
Congratulations, Valerie! It truly is a lovely gift.
Lorrie said…
What a lovely gift you received. I'm watching the second season of Downton Abbey on my own these days - missed the television series until it was almost over.

Having something like this to occupy your mind while being with your husband during his treatments will help make the hours pass more quickly. I hope all will go well.
Pondside said…
I hope the book is a good distraction. I enjoyed it and felt that I understood more about the era when I'd finished. I'd love to share a cup of tea, but sending them seemed a good second best.
Hi Val
Great win of goodies. I have not watched one episode of this series so maybe in the summer I can catch the reruns - everyone on blogland is talking about it.
Ruth said…
How interesting! We're loving the series, and have just the Christmas special to go (we're a bit late to the party!). I hope you enjoy the book.
Congratulations of your winnings. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Can I read the book when you are finished?:)

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