Wednesday, 6 August 2008

ABC Wednesday C is for...

... Cards

Some of you will have already seen one of the exciting parcels I've received in the past week. Monday saw the very latest - from our own Mrs Nesbitt! Denise was very intrigued by one of my teaser remarks about my new blogging project and contacted me to find out more. It got her all creative and beavering away - shall we have a look at what she sent me?

Isn't she lovely and talented? But that wasn't all - Denise has also sent me a surprise. Yes, my very own card!


So why is Denise sending her good wishes? Well, on Friday August 15th, you're all invited to the opening of my garden for charity. It's in aid of Sing for Water, the subject of my recent choir activities, which fundraises for WaterAid. We're off to London on the 14th September to take part in the big concert, so I've set up a shiny, new blog packed full of stories about my garden and allotment to celebrate and fundraise. There's loads I haven't told you about already - a full tour of the garden, how the design was put together, some of my absolute favourite plants, a peek inside the sheds and plenty more. I'd love you to join me for a cup of tea and a slice of cake, so I've put the next best thing in there - some of my favourite recipes.

Logo courtesy of: WaterAid

Do join me on the 15th August - tell your friends and family too, everyone's welcome, I can comfortably accommodate you all! I've plenty of prizes to give away to those of you who give a donation, including Denise's cards. Watch this space for more details. Don't worry if you can't make the 15th, unlike non-virtual garden open days, mine will be open until Sunday, 21st September.

It's so good to have a positive blogging story to report after yesterday's nonsense. Thanks so much Denise!

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18 comments:

  1. Lovely,lovely cards, and how generous too.

    Not long now ....

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  2. What a wonderful idea! Best of luck - I can't wait.

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  3. Glad they arrived safely! Great stuff! VP!
    Dxx

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  4. What a lovely idea - I might get in touch with Mrs N for some inspiration as I am just branching out into card making.

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  5. What a great thing to do. I hope it goes well. And how kind of Denise.

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  6. Beautiful cards and a lovely gift from Denise.
    Good luck.

    Bear((( )))

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  7. Glad to see some people still send nice cards instead of plain "old" e-mails...

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  8. Your virtual open garden sounds great! It puts the "fun" in "fundraiser." (Sorry, I just couldn't resist.)

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  9. It does sound fun! I've put the date in my diary and bought a new summer hat! We do get virtual cake don't we?

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  10. That's better, after reading yesterday's post!
    This sounds like a really good idea, and one I'll be following with great interest! xx

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  11. This will be a wonderful event. I sure wish I could be there, but alas...

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  12. This is a great idea, VP! Looking forward to seeing everything about your garden. How nice of Denise to donate the cards. I will check out Water Aid, too.

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  13. VP, do you think that the UNKNOWN plant/bush on my blog could be a gooseberry bush? I havent found any babies under it, so that isnt an indicator!

    THe leaves look like oak leaves at the moment, so it defo isnt a raspberry bush. :(

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  14. What an excellent idea - I love an open garden so will definitely be there. Please save me a slice of cake if I am a bit late :)

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  15. matthew wilson9 August 2008 15:00

    I hope it all goes well VP, good luck!

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  16. I'm looking forward to this - have a hat too! Do we need invitations or just turn up?

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  17. Good luck with the Open Garden Michelle. Enjoy the concert too. x

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  18. Hi everyone,

    Glad you liked Denise's generous gift. I've been most touched by your comments and support for this venture.

    Hope to see you there next week. There'll be an invitation posted on the Friday for you giving the blog's location. And rest assured there will be lots of cake for you all :)

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