Sunday, 11 April 2010

Fabric Addict Swap, My 200th Post Giveaway and other sunny weekend stuff ...

I have just signed up to Crafty Helen's First Swap! It's a Fabric Addict swap ... perfect!

Wasn't it a glorious day yesterday? I had to work in the morning, but that was okay because I could see the beautiful blue sky out of the window and by 1pm I was on my way to Covent Garden to meet Mr Plum at the London Transport Museum for the Suburbia exhibition. Mr Plum was, typically, 30 minutes late and incommunicado for that period ... so I managed to find myself a free curb in the Piazza and sat reading my new book The Resourceful Mum's Handbook (full of thrifty tips for not getting sucked into all the maternity and baby "must haves"), and listening to the nearby buskers!

The exhibition itself was okay. We had already spent a day at the museum itself, so didn't bother looking at the main exhibits again, and am glad that we had a 2 for 1 voucher. We found that we had already seen many of the Suburbia exhibits before, mainly because we have read about them, watched programmes about it, and attended a couple of lectures at the museum earlier this year. I am glad that we went though! If you haven't been to the Transport Museum and find yourself in London - I would definitely recommend it.
Under 16s are FREE and adults should make use of the National Rail 2 for 1 offer!

After that (and a piece of cake and cup of tea) we headed up to my FAVOURITE department store ... JOHN LEWIS!!! I was planning to get some wool so that I could start crocheting a blanket - but was overwhelmed by the choice of colours couldn't remember what I had in my yarn stash at home. So came away empty handed!

We popped to the Nursery Department and had another look at prams. Living in London and not being able to drive has had to influence our choice as I need to be able to get the pram off and on buses etc easily. Some friends had offered us their old pram for free - but unfortunately it was like a mini-tank and was not really practical for our needs. So we have chosen this one:

We had decided on this one even before we found it in purple!! Baby Plum in a Plum pram! It's nice and nippy and perfect for getting out and about!

This is my 200th post!!! And to celebrate I will be having a giveaway - and like last time, the gift will be a a surprise! If you would like to enter you can do any of the following:

Leave a comment on this post

Become a follower of my blog

Add the button to your blog (make sure you let me know!)

The more things you do ... the more entries you get!! The winning entry will be drawn from a cake tin on 1st May. GOOD LUCK!


Anonymous said...

Please may I take part in the giveaway? Congrats on 200 posts, that's some milestone. I shall pop your button on my blog. Thanks for your links to my swap & giveaway.xx

LissyLou said...

200 posts!! well done.

i'm joining in the fabric swap too...what a good one!!

I'm already a follower..i'd love to be in for a chance of winning your giveaway please xx

VintageVicki said...

Just found you via CraftyHelens blog.

Well done on 200 - what a milestone :)

Have added your button to my blog too.

Lululiz said...

Congratulations on 200 posts, thats awesome! I'm already a follower. Can't resist at all when somebody mentions "surprise", so please enter me in your giveaway.

Florence and Mary said...

Glad you found a suitable pram. I remember my brother and SIL "test driving" the prams.

Victoria xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Please enter me into your surpise giveaway. Well done for 200 posts, I think I am way off that yet.

Oohhh buying prams, scary isn't it as they cost so much and there are so many to choose from. The one you picked looks gorgeous and there is nothing like a proper pram of an ickle baby to snuggle up in.

Deborah said...

Hi there Viki
Congratulations you are the winner of my give-away!

Please email me with your address so that I can post to you.
Best regards

Kelly said...

Yay! can I be entered?
I'll pop you button on by blog too!
Love the pram! You must be so excited! My friend could have done with that book she was a nutter when she was pregnant, she had to have everything!

Vanilla said...

Love the pram! Please enter me in the surprise giveaway- sounds intriguing!xxx

Carol said...

Congrats on reaching 200 posts. Looking forward to following the next 200. Good luck with the future shopping for the "plum bump"-it's endless but fun.

A Country Girl said...

I'd love to enter please - I'll follow your blog too.
200 posts! I still haven't made 100

Anonymous said...

Can I be entered too, please? Congratulations on getting to 200.

Mary Poppins said...

What a beautiful pram, i love it :) I am so excited for you, please let me know where you are up to and keep me up to date :0) Pleaseee can i go in the hat for your 200 post entry, i of course am a follower and i shall pop your badge on my sidebar.



Deborah said...

oohh please pop my name in your hat!

Alijane said...

Please can I take part in the giveaway. I will become a follower too.

Love the pram by the way. A new baby, how exciting!


Kandi said...

Hi! I found you through Crafty Helen.
Can I please also join, I'm a new follower and I have popped your button on my blog ~ love yours!
Kandi xx

TheMadHouse said...

I would love to be included, I am a follow too

Anonymous said...

Well done on 200 posts - pretty please may I be included in the giveaway? I found you through Crafty Helen's blog

dizzytina said...

oooh can i go into your giveaway please. I am only just getting used to blogging and i am in the middle of setting up my blog. I will try and add a link on my page (may take me a while to work out how i do it lol!!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 200 posts. I'd love to take part in your giveaway: I'm following and I'll post your button on my blog ... :0)

Shirl x

linny said...

I'd love to have my name pulled out of the biscuit tin

smilernpb said...

Am I too late to join the giveaway?! What an horrednous month it's been for me! I deserve a little bit of goodness, even by being included! :o)

Hope all is well xx

Kandi said...

Thank you soooooo much my lovely gift arrived today and cheered me up no end!
Kandi xx