Raffle Winner

Good morning and happy Wednesday! We have a raffle winner. I’ll make it short:

Congratulations to Jalizar – you have won the shrine and I will put it in the post for you asap. (I think I still have your address via Etsy ๐Ÿ˜‰.) And many thanks for everyone who commented and put their names in the hat!

There’ll be more shrine reveals in the future – I already have one ready that I want to show. But more to come, because I want to get those 29 shrines done to make a full 300 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. As Andrea N reminded me, I was going to keep them on hold for upcoming auctions. Yep, only four months to go until the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Hope you all had a nice Easter break? I had a lovely family Easter with the in-laws. On Easter Sunday the weather was rather glum, but we now have really nice spring weather with sunshine and no rain. Yesterday I went for a walk in our little park across the street. It really feels like spring right now:

In the week since I have returned from Germany, nature has come on leaps and bounds, and there are now (the beginnings of) leaves on all trees.

Above you can see the “square”, looking towards the West.


Spring is the most beautiful time in the square (and in Ireland), with everything looking lush and green.

Looking East, however, the Georgian splendour is marred by the construction work behind ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

I have to ignore those cranes when I look out of my window…

Enjoy the spring time, all!


31 thoughts on “Raffle Winner

  1. WHAT?! SERIOUSLY?!!! Yippie!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have actually won this time? Still can’t believe it! I hardly ever win anything! And such a beautiful shrine! You just brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so very much! First for crafting said shrine, then for raffling it away, and also thanks to that program that chose my name ;-))) I will now have to go through my treasure of Richard pics to find and print some more for the free frames ๐Ÿ™‚ such a hardship *giggle*. Yes the adress is still the same, and I’m very much looking forward to hold the RAPS in my hands. โค Love, Jalizar

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  2. Wow, awesome view! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulation for the winner of the raffle ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m planning to try a little craft for next auctions, hoping to find time to work on it and that it comes out decently. If I succeed, I’ll mail it to you. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Congratulations to Jalizar!
    I feel your pain . . . know firsthand how looking through pictures of Sir Guy is such hard work, troublesome, really.
    Guylty, Even tho you arenโ€™t one of my โ€˜pull & holdโ€™ regular customers, I do have a compartment/tray for items I come across that might be useful (or not) for you, but now itโ€™s full; need to get some of the tins and extra possible craft tidbits in the post for you.
    Have to finish up several orders before the post deadline today.๐Ÿ“ฎ
    Coffee break over so back to the books!

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    • oooh, that sounds promising. However, I have just heard from someone else about the exorbitant postage costs, so please don’t feel obliged to, Mimi โค๏ธ


      • A mixed bag – we had beautiful Easter weather, quite warm in the mid 20’sC, then much needed rain and cooler, and now another lovely, balmy autumnal weekend. I love this time of the year when the worst of the summer heat is gone and I can work comfortably out in the garden as I’ve done today.


        • That sounds idyllic. It’s still quite nippy here – about 12 degrees. At least it is dry (is what all Irish people say ๐Ÿ˜‚ – we are easy to please…). But I just can’t wait for balmy temperatures.


  4. I agree that the sight of those cranes is hideous, but I have worse news. In the U.S., those cranes are hired/specified to the height needed for the very last load to be lifted, which is usually the mechanical equipment that goes on the top of a building. You are going to get a wall of 40/50 story skyscrapers behind those pretty Georgian houses. The time to have protested was most likely about 10 years ago. I’m very sorry to report this and realize you probably already know.


    • That is exactly what I have been thinking, too, Besotted. In fairness, before they started the construction of the new buildings, there was already a building behind the row of the Georgian houses, and it was one storey higher. So, we are used to seeing a utilitarian office building there. However, as you have pointed out, this one is going to be a bit higher *meh*. I hope the people on *that* side of the square put their objections in because they will suffer a lack of light because of the high buildingโ€ฆ


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