Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yah for Me!

This is exactly how I felt when the lovely Mel from Stripes by the Seaside informed me that I was the winner of her recent "Name my New Blog" competition.   I TRULY am one of those people who has never won anything in my entire life!  I am just SO thrilled.

I have been following Mel and her journey from her beautiful country Queenslander to her new (adorable and stripey) beach cottage for quite a while now.  Through the magic of blogland I have experienced all the emotions she and her family have felt in making the difficult decision to leave a very much loved family home and make a new life at the beach.  It has been a real roller coaster for us (her blog followers!) so I can only imagine what it has has been like for Mel and her family.  Throughout this whole journey what has absolutely shone through for me is her amazing talent/flair in creating a beautiful, comfortable sanctuary her family;   her vision and undeniable style;  and her genuineness of spirit.  She has been such an inspiration in so many ways.

As it turned out - Mel ended up finding her blog name herself or in her words "it found me!"  I just happened to be the lucky name drawn out of a hat.  I have chosen my prize (Yes - I had a choice!!) and I have selected a beautiful vintage eiderdown from her collection.  I have assured Mel that it is coming to a very good home.  I will love and treasure it forever more (and will even post photos of it on my blog from time to time so she can see how it is going).   Even though I can't wait to snuggle up under my beautiful new eiderdown - I can't help but wonder about the practicality of an eiderdown in the Tropics?  But hey, how good is it going to look at the foot of my bed.......  So, thank you once again Mel.  You've made my day year!


  1. oh Sharyne,,,i just read this and it brought a tear to my eye...you are so lovely and i cant wait for you to enjoy this treasure. hugs, Mel xxx

  2. Congratulations Sharyn, your bedroom was already fabulous, so I look forward to seeing your new addition. Mel is a very stylish lady & her blog is lovely!!

  3. Just found your blog and since I love interacting with women from around the world, wanted to write to you. I read that NZ doesn't really have a tropical climate. Am I right or not?

  4. I think the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand has more of a sub tropical climate. Thanks for visiting!


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