The festivities are over – and the 12 Days of Christmas raffles, too. Apologies for not posting yesterday as planned – we left early for our traditional family Christmas walk-cum-picnic, and so I was not back on the laptop until late. I raffled the big surprise parcel this morning, and we now have the winner of the big massive prize. It is…
We also have a second winner for the mystery prize generously offered by our fellow fan Eugeal. And the winner of it is…
Congratulations everyone! I am delighted that the big prize went to the “unluckiest person in RA raffledom” (quote) who has also said: “I think I must hold the record for most raffles entered with no wins (over the years). However, hope springs eternal and we are all winners, really. We share lovely RA stuff through your fabulous blog. So I am somewhat content to be a loser. Kinda, sorta.” – Looks as if luck comes to those who wait 😉. And to new members of our community, too – please send me your address, Julia, so I can forward it to Eugeal who is sending the mystery prize to you directly.
I hope you have all had a lovely couple of days with good food, a warm house, a warm heart and lots of family and friends to spend time with. We have had a beautiful three Christmas days, very harmonious and without sadness. And with the weather dry, we even took part in the annual family Christmas walk that culminated in a picnic. Yes, in Ireland winter picnics are possible – at least in *my* Irish family 😂
In fact the older cousins are all planning to go camping next week *eeek*.
For the next couple of days, more rest and relaxation are planned – possibly interrupted by a little bit of winter sales shopping and copious tea drinking in various pleasant establishments in Dublin. There were monetary Christmas gifts that need to be spent! My mother is leaving on Friday morning – which means I hope to be back online soon for the traditional end-of-year tying up of loose ends. Until then, I thank you for your participation in the 12 Days of Christmas raffles – and hope you have a few more lovely days at home.
Lots of love!