Friday, 25 May 2012

Give Away

In honour of my having reached
100+followers I thought I would like to give away
a few Welsh Goodies

The person who is my 100th follower is having a seperate parcel of Welsh goodies

The picture above is a Welsh Lovespoon

The custom of giving lovespoons as tokens of affection was widespread from the 17th century

The spoons, no matter how elaborate are carved from one piece of wood.
The different symbols on the spoon have different meanings.

Nowadays they are given as a token
of gratitude or respect

Along withe the lovespoon there are

A couple of Welsh tea towels

a Welsh oven glove

and a few other bits and bobs

On the evening of June 1st
(birthday of one of my grandsons!)
I will put all the names of my followers,
who write and say they would like this gift,
in a container and get someone to take one out.

Thank you all
for deciding to follow me
for all of your helpful and kind comments.


  1. What a delightful giveaway. I think that spoon is just fascinating. I'd love to have a chance to win.
    Wishes for you to have a wonderful weekend. Mildred

  2. What a nice Giveaway and Congratulations on your 100+ followers! The lovespoon is a lovely tradition and would love to win it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend.


  3. Congratulations on your 100+ followers! The lovespoon is lovely :)

  4. I want a lovespoon! What a generous person you are! you will have hundreds of followers in no time, since your blog is a treat to visit every time!

  5. Congratulations on 100 followers. I think it is a wonderful giveaway and I would be delighted to be entered. :-)

  6. How sweet of you, Joan. What a lovely gesture! Thank you for the chance to win - I hope I'm eligible being in Canada and all...


  7. I would love to be entered in your drawing of Welsh goodies. I enjoy your blog.

  8. Hi Joan, What a thoughtful and gracious friend you are to have this giveaway. Congrat's on so many followers. I love the wood that the spoon is made of; please enter my name.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  9. Congrats on your 100 followers, you do have a wonderful blog! What an awesome and generous giveaway. Count me in my friend! Diane

  10. What a sweet gesture! Congratulations on reaching the 100 followers milestone. I would love to be included in your drawing. I had never heard of lovespoons. What a wonderful custom.

  11. I so look forward to the package. I am honored. Truly honnored. Thanks you!

  12. Oh, I would just love something actually from Wales, I have always wanted to go there. I have never seen this special spoon before. I'm thinking the Love Spoons are keepsakes and not really to use?

  13. Oh what fun!
    Congrats on having over 100 followers!
    Congrats to MarmePurl!
    I just want to say...that you found my blog...and then I followed you. 8~)
    Please put my name in for the drawing. 8~)
    Take care,

  14. This is a lovely generous give away and how wonderful to have 100 followers.I would love to win however..I am in Australia and the postage is very expensive so even though I would love it if I did win I will hold back and let someone closer have a more even chance lol the chances of winning were about 100 to 1 not the luckiest on the planet lol.

  15. Oh my gosh! Congratulations, dear friend!! I just hit 75 today and was thinking, "When I hit 100, I should have a give away!" I'm very excited for you!

    Your gift is so generous, any of us would love it. I would, if you would put my name in your hat please! And, Happy Birthday to your birthday boy - we share birthday months - but I'm going to be a tad older later in the month of June!

    The spoon is such a lovely tradition and a beautiful work of art! Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Blessings, and congratulations! I know I will be excited when I get to that milestone as well!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. How sweet of you! I would love to have some pretties from your home! Thank you and Happy Blogging!

  17. Congrats on 117 followers. You are doing great with your blogging so far. As much as I would love gifts from Wales, I will decline the invitation to participate in the Giveaway. I used to participate in all kinds of things like this including awards, tags, memes, etc. But--I decided not to do that anymore since I truly didn't have alot of time to add extra things to my blogging. BUT--I appreciate the offer. I'm sure that someone will LOVE the 'goodies' from Wales.

    Congrats again.

  18. Oh my, love the love spoon and like the tea towels too . . . and would be thrilled to be pulled out of the Pembrokeshire hat . .

  19. Wow, Joan, you hit 100 so quickly - congratulations! If you're willing to ship across the pond I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Anything that will help with Welsh pronunciation would be very helpful! :)

    P.S. Thank you for all your friendly comments on my blog.

  20. joan, congrats on 100! such special blogger fiends! i love all your welsh goodies and so happy to hear about them! enjoy your day joan!

  21. Congrats on all your followers and your award and all! I'd love to enter your giveaway, and I'm a follower too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  22. I too think I live too far away to go in your prize draw, but I do love the gifts you have for a giveaway. What a great idea. Congratulations on reaching the 100 milestone.


  23. what a lovely giveaway and congratulations on having 100 followers.
    My Gran had a lot of love spoons in her home she would let me use them to feed my dolls.

    1. Yes I would love to be in your giveaway.

  24. I would love to be in the draw too ! If postage to Australia is too dear for me to enter,I understand :0)
    Have a lovely day !

  25. I'm so glad I found your blog! I'd LOVE to have these Welsh things. My husband and I went to Pembrokeshire three years ago and had a wonderful time. I like Wales better than England because it's not nearly as crowded. I fell in love with Welsh cakes which we bought in the grocery stores there. Upon arriving home, I found a recipe on a blog for them and have been making them ever since. So yummy!


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