Friday, 18 March 2011

Fabulous Friends

I have been thinking a lot about my blog recently, and how much of an impact it has had on my life. I have always seen it as my personal diary consisting of second-hand finds and nostalgia, but I believe there are two fundamental parts to blogging. The side which lets you express your thoughts, opinions, creativity through any subject you desire.

And the second part is significantly the people you meet along the way and the friendships that you go onto form. And I strongly believe this is a huge part of the incentive to keep blogging. I think it is wonderful that we find it easy to be able to connect over shared interests and passions in life.

I wanted to take this post to say thank-you to everyone who gives me that courage to post about my life and my interests. And a special thank-you to these five wonderful people. I have been overwhelmed by their generosity and kindness♥



Jazmine sent me this little package just before she went on her holiday, and I kept meaning to post about it, but was saving it for a special mention. She knows my love for Beatrix Potter like no other and spotted this keepsake miniature collection at her local car boot, I didn’t even know this existed until it arrived on my doorstep.

And as usual it came in the most beautifully wrapped package, I almost felt I didn’t want to open it and ruin it. It was wrapped in an old music sheet and white lace ribbon, such perfection.



I was lucky enough to win a prize in Amy’s giveaway a couple of weeks back, and again I was truly overwhelmed when my package arrived. Such delicate packing and such beautiful goodies. She even included a little extra as well as a cute postcard I will go on to display on my heart shaped note hanger.



Nicola sent me this beautiful postcard earlier this week, I am a girl who will treasure something like this forever, I just love the idea of a box full of old letters and fond memories. The hummingbird bakery card is from my letter writing friend Gemma , who forever inspires me when it comes to correspondence.



And last but certainly not least, Sam recently contacted me and asked if there were any Jacqueline Wilson books I was missing, as she had recently stumbled across a huge collection at her local charity shop. I am of course a massive Wilson fan, and Sam knew this so instantly thought of me. It’s funny the one book I hadn’t been able to track down for years was Cookie, so was absolutely delighted when Sam said she had found it for me in the charity shop!



When my parcel arrived this morning, I was so overwhelmed by the beautiful packaging, and delicate wrapping. I am a girl who loves decoration and this parcel was completely after my own heart. She even included some of her homemade delights, which I have been admiring on her blog for a while now.

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17 comments

  1. =) U have such nice friends - I came on here and was just about to do a post - my friend today given me x2 urban decay palllettes as they were selling them off for 10pounds each - she given me the 'we dont do animal testing how could any one?' and the 'ud love nyc' one =) and lots og other goodies xxx =)

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  2. You totally summed up how I feel about blogging. To me the best bit has been the wonderful friends I've made that I may not have even known of without blogging!

    You have recieved lots of lovely things. And in some beautiful packaging! Glad my card got there. It felt weird putting a 'he who shall not be name' hehe stamp on the back of a floral postcard but hey ho.

    Have a lovely weekend hun. x

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  3. Isn't blogging so wonderful? It's restored my faith that there are nice people in the world!

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  4. What lovely gifts. You come across as such a lovely, supportive and kind-hearted person and I'm not surprised you get showered with goodies. xxx

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  5. Ah the beatrix potter that brought back memories! :) I'm glad you've met so many lovely people X x

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  6. aww what an great blog post - ive only been blogging a little time but i already love the fact i can bond with like minded people. You have been given some lovely gifts too. Have a fabulous weekend Scarlett x

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  7. I am determined to keep blogging for this reason, exactly! All the ladies i have begun to follow are super lovely, and i can't wait to make some fab friendships, maybe even some meet and greets! Kxx

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  8. aaaw lots of lovely things! you should make the cupcakes, they taste soo good :)
    I've met some lovely people through blogging, why didn't I start sooner?!
    xx

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  9. oh alice, thank-YOU for everything! you are so kind and lovely, you really deserve all of these lovely presents you recieve. i'm so happy you like the books i sent you, how funny that you didn't have these ones either! it seems like i have a knack for findng the pieces missing from your collection, hehe.

    the giveaway prizes you won look great. i've seen the sublime stiching set in the v&a gift shop, i'm thinking of buying it, so please let me know how you get on!

    also, thank-you again for your letter, i have it hanging up in my bedroom :) xx

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  10. The blog community is so amazing! I remember how scared I was to start blogging and wondering whether anyone would even comment let alone the friends I have made.

    Have a great weekend,

    Victoria xxx

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  11. Oh this is so lovely. And you're wonderful Alice.

    Emily x

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  12. What a thoughtful & lovely post :)
    Blogging has restored my faith in people, & I love writing knowing theres people that have an interest in what I have to say xo

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  13. Ah what lovely things you've been sent. You deserve each and every one of them.

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  14. a very sweet and heartfelt post Alice x

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  15. ooh Thank you Alice, Alex ^^ is right!

    im so pleased they got to you safely, and that you like them :)

    i never thought for one minute when i started blogging that i would meet such lovely like-minded people, it really makes my day when i discover amazing new blogs and make new friends :)

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  16. Awww, this is an absolutely lovely post! And it's so true as well. Blogging really is the most wonderful thing - it's brought so many lovely people into my life, I just couldn't ask for more.

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  17. arh this is adorable. My fave are the beatrix potter gifts.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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