2 February 2014

Giveaway 2 (winner drawn 9 February at 11am GMT) and Giveaway 1 winner

Happy Candlemas and Imbolc everyone!!
Blessing upon blessing this bright Sunday morning :-)

One by One
One by one, in tiny increments,
candle by candle, gesture by effort,
wish by prayer, concern by care,
we feed the light-fires of the soul
and light the infinite universe,
little by little from within.
Mama Donna Henes

And to celebrate, here's Giveaway 2 of my 13 weeks of gifting to mark my 50th year. This week's giveaway is this wonderfully, wise book.

This is a brand new, hardback edition. It was given to me as a gift, but I already have a well-loved copy...

You can find more info here and here's a couple more pictures

(The book stand is not included in the giveaway, I'm afraid.)

The Four Agreements are:
Be impeccable with your word.
Don't take anything personally.
Don't make assumptions.
Always do your best.

Not rocket science, I know, but in these 152 pages, Don Miguel Ruiz writes clearly and beautifully, and really challenges and inspires. Most deep wisdom is surprisingly ordinary, but incredibly hard to put into practice. I find this book a welcome reminder of things my Best Self already knows, so I come back to it again and again...

I hope you'll enjoy entering this week's giveaway, as this lovely hardback edition (with its pale blue ribbon marker) deserves to be read :)

Just leave a comment below - and GOOD LUCK!

I forgot to mention last week - I draw each winner in the 13 birthday giveaways at 
11am GMT (the approximate time I was born in Singapore in 1964) on the relevant deadline days.


Giveaway 1 winner

Thank you to everyone who entered my first giveaway.

There were 47 entries*, and using an online random number generator, the winner is comment 15.

Well done, Judy Cooper!!

If you would email me your snail mail address (using the Contact Form in the sidebar), I'll get the om necklace in the post this week :)

*My instructions weren't the clearest, when I combined the first giveaway with my Grow Your Blog post, so I added the names of those who asked to be entered into the draw, but didn't comment on the actual giveaway post.


  1. Congrats, Judy!!! :D I have not ever read this book but I think I my curiosity has been peeked.

  2. I agree, that does sound like an interesting book.
    Congrats to Judy for that lovely necklace.

  3. Thanks so much for the necklace. Claire, I just sent you an email with my address.

  4. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. I just say that 600 plus bloggers that sign up to the Party and I am only up to 100 whew a lot of good read and great giveaways. Thanks for this opportunity to join friends with you and be apart of your giveaway. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site overboardcreations.blogspot.com

  5. Congratulations Judy, such a pretty necklace, I hope you enjoy it :0)

  6. How gracious of you to regift what looks like a great motivating book. I hope your health is a great as can be expected. You sound very positive and I find that very refreshing. Life gives us unexpected twists and turns. Thanks for being so generous on your journey to 50. Sometimes that seems to far ago and other times it just seems yesterday.

  7. This book looks like it's a wonderful source of knowledge. The 4 Agreements written here are pieces of advice we should all give our selves and our children,....how generous of you to do such a give-a-way. Enjoy you week! Cheers, ~Shel~

  8. I'm just now working through the Grow Your Blog list. You are definitely an inspiration and I pray that God will bless your life's journey.

  9. Thank you for inviting me to join your giveaway celebration. I would love the book, but I'm in the US which would present a problem with shipping. Sounds like you are making the most of your 50th. I won't go into the downsides, as you will discover them soon enough on your own, but the upsides are senior citizen discounts.

    1. I'm happy to post to winners worldwide! I've chosen gifts that don't weigh too much :)

  10. I'd love to win this book. I'm visiting from the GYB party. I've just started following your great blog. I'm holding a giveaway at my own blog (http://acbeads.blogspot.com). Carpe diem. Ana

  11. Congrats to lucky Judy! :)

    The book sounds very interesting. We all have times once in a while when we don't feel all that well. Would be lovely to read in the book then! :)

    Greetings from Munich,

  12. that looks like an interesting read!

  13. hi - have a great weekend. i am going to look into the book more. i love a good read. ( :

  14. It's been fun visiting your blog! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  15. That looks like a great book. Please throw my name into the hat!

  16. lucky judy...those beads are lovely. I'm not a particularly "inward looking" person, so maybe this book would be good for me.


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