100 posts & a giveaway

Friday, 15 July 2011

My little blog has made it to 100! As I await a letter from the Queen, I thought I'd celebrate by hosting a little giveaway - to thank you lovely people for visiting this space and making me feel loved! I'm starting to meet some amazing people with the most inspiring blogs... it's so wonderful to connect with likeminded people and hear about your adventures, while sharing my story with you in return.

So... there's two prizes to be won - a quirky donkey softie (try saying that 5 times fast) by Polish toy label Kalimba and a wooden monkey bowling set. I know not all of you have kids, but Eulalie was adamant on these prizes... so blame her.

To enter, just leave a comment telling me your preferred prize. I'll draw the winners randomly next Friday 22nd July. International entries welcome!

P.S - Notice the big girl sitting up all by herself? She's loving it!

Psst...I couldn't help myself, I purchased something for Lalie too! I'll share the fun with you next week. Have a great weekend!


  1. Congratulations for reaching 100. Your blog is lovely and so are the photos of your bub in this post. Well done :)

  2. Oh thank God Claire!

    I can't believe Lalie is sitting up! what a little wonder child! The donky softie is uber cute as are the monkey bowlers- we have the little throwing hoops here already.

    as a side- we got about 3 hours of broken sleep last night. im not that stoked about it either.

    xo em

  3. Congratulations!
    I really love reading your blog. It is always a very calming and relaxing read. I have big kids, but I think the donkey would be super cute on my daughter's bed!
    I'll plug your giveaway in my next post :)
    Rach x

  4. Happy 100th post.
    I'd love the quirky donkey, something cute for Eve to cuddle.
    I've been thinking of buying the shoes that you have Eulalie wearing, I'd love to know what you think of them first.

  5. Congratulations on 100 posts! The first of many milestones to be celebrated by your blog I am sure.

    Love the sitting milestone too. Such a sweet stage. I remember Cohen would sit for awhile, then suddenly look surprised and fall over. It was like gravity just caught up with him, or he could only sit if he wasn't concentrating on it, but as soon as he thought about it, bam!

    I'm sure my little man would love a donkey to cuddle or monkies to knock over and he would name them 'Nana', as that is currently his name for all his toys. :)

  6. your lovely. i don't do the follow thingy but you are on my top sites list so you pop up every time you have a new post. does that count? love your little blog...happy hundred. x.

  7. Thanks Claire for your little corner of the blogworld. I love it and your little family.

    The donkey has stolen my heart x

  8. Congratulations on your century, sweet lady. Your little space is a breath of fresh air in blogland, and always leaves me smiling (like those grinning wooden monkeys)...
    Love. x
    Ps. Donkey or monkey - I'd be thrilled with either...fingers crossed.

  9. Yay! Congratulations. Your blog is so lovely and your wee one is super adorable as is the donkey! Have a lovely weekend :)

  10. 100 posts! wonderful!!! you know already that I'm a big fan of your adventures :) keep writing and taking beautiful picture. xox

    p.s. both items are adorable!

  11. AnonymousJuly 15, 2011

    Congratulationson 100 posts!.both are adorable.


  12. quirky donkey softie quirky donkey softie quirky donkey softie quirky donkey softie quirky donkey softie!!

  13. 100 posts, wow! As a relatively new reader I think I must read back a little so I don't miss out :)

    I know my 2 years old girl would love the donkeys, she is a helluva smasher in general so bowling should suit her...

    By the way, your baby girl is just lovely!

    Thanks for sharing all the loveliness!


  14. Congrats! When I reached 100 I made a post summarizing all of my previous posts with links to each and every one of them. It took forever! A giveaway would have been soooo much easier and much more fun :-).

    I think my little girl would love to knock over some of them monkeys in a few more months.


  15. Congratulations on your 100 posts!! I admit, I have some catching up to do. Everything I have been fortunate to read of yours-I adore. That little bowling set is too cute!! Thanks for sharing your enchanting world with us!


  16. congratulations! i've been happy to join in and follow along, it's certainly interesting to follow a blog from another continent, let alone from the other side of the equator! keep doing what you're doing and don't change a thing. i love you blog the way it is, although i will selfishly say i would love if you posted more often. but that's what makes your blog good, you don't post just to post. thank you claire!

    if i had to choose between the toys - definitely the cow for my future babes.

  17. Happiest 100 sweetest Claire! The donkey is adorable, as is that little Lalie proudly sitting by herself! Hope I win, baby will love a donkey x

  18. Congratulations! Love your blog. I'm so glad I found it. I have a four month old little girl and love hearing about your adventures with your cutie. My little one would love the donkey :)

  19. Hi, I just revently found your blog. Congrats on 100 posts! I love that donkey and seeing as we already have two sets of wooden animal skittles that's what I would choose!

  20. It's been nice having you in my life x 100.

    The little people are cheering for the skittles please!

    rachel xo

  21. Love these photos. Especially love the crochet rug. And that amazing top. But most especially love Lalie sitting up - how clever!! I think we would like to be in the running for the monkey game. It's just what we need in our teeny tiny flat. Kellie xx PS congratulations on 100 honest, inspiring, pretty posts. Yay for you!

  22. Yay for a bloggerversary (yes, I'm writing this far too sleep deprived). You see, I have a new little one (2 weeks new) that is keeping me up, so it's lovely to have fab blogs to read one handed on the trusty phone while feeding! Thankyou!
    Ps those monkeys!!!!! So kitsch & lovely, and my new little one would love them!!

  23. Oh, that is a tough choice. But I do love the donkey... or the monkey bowling set...who can decide! The bub would love either (and so would Mama)

    Happy 100 xx

  24. Congrats on the 100th ... very exciting! What a gorgeous girl you have - and very good sitting!!

  25. Congrats on 100! What a great milestone! I can't remember how or when I came across your blog, but I've enjoyed it ever since! And even more now that we've had our own little one! It's fun to see what lalie's up to and to know max will be at that stage soon! Absolutely love both the donkey and the bowling set!!

  26. Love your blog! I have a little child too, with 9 months and i think he will adore the wooden monkey bowling set.

    Best wishes from Portugal


  27. AnonymousJuly 17, 2011

    both are fab....

  28. precious! loving that rug the little lady is playing on. i'm jealous of her and her little shoes playing on the pretty rug. :) that monkey bowling set would be enjoyed greatly by one of my friend's little bub. thank you and congrats!

  29. Congratulations on reaching 100!
    I love your blog and Eulalie is so gorgeous!
    Such a generous giveaway, i think the donkey is super cute!
    Thank you! xx

  30. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    She is seriously adorable and how clever to be sitting unaided...won't be long till she reaches other milestones now :)

    Happy Bloggy Birthday to you, I am only new here but have enjoyed reading back through your journey.

    Both prizes are way cool!!


  31. Congratulations on your century... very impressive (i'm sure the Queen will agree with me when her letter arrives :)!)

    love your blog and your gorgeous little girl!

    i think my bed had been missing that donkey and had only just realised - love it!

    Have a great week - Kel

  32. congrats! i just happened upon your blog recently and love your little ones style. my little ruby would love either prize!

  33. happy 100th lady! i'm fairly new to your blog but i'm already hooked on your beautiful words and photos. blogland is a wonderful place. now about the giveaway, without a doubt i'd chose the monkey bowling set for my boy. fingers crossed! xx

  34. What a hilarious donkey! Love it!

  35. cant wait for the next 100!.....i love your blog.....perfect fix of prettiness. cheeky monkeys are always welcome at our house. ally

  36. just look at that clever girl!!

    a quirky donkey softie would be just the ticket for a friend of mine soon to have her baby.

    thanks for the chance to win.

    Happy 100 posts! I look forward to reading 100 more :)

  37. congratulations on 100 posts! keep 'em coming.

    due any day now and would love either the donkey or the monkey bowling set!

  38. well done, loving each and every post. and your little one has splendid taste in prizes. count us in! x ashley

  39. Congrats on the 100th! Your blog is nice and the way you write about your lovely little family is heartfelt.
    I think I prefere the monkey bowling set a little bit more than the adorable donkey.

    God bless the little cutie :)
    Looking forward to reading another 100 posts! ;)

  40. Congrats on your 100 Claire. Lalie looks as gorgeous as ever. How sweet is her little dress/top?!

    Not only can your little Lalie Bug sit up, but she can spell too. Smart little chook ;-) xx

  41. Yeah congratulations on your 100th post. I look forward to seeing 100 more and enjoying watching your sweet little Eulalie grow and smile. Thank you for the beautiful giveaway. xo

  42. Enjoying your blog and here's to another hundred :) How cute and funny is that hippo! I can agree that after the six month mark it can take some adjusting.. teething issues, constant clinginess and definite likes and dislikes.. but they are soo cute at this age (just a little high maintenance).

  43. Eenie, meenie, minie, moe... The donkey wins. Just :)

  44. AnonymousJuly 21, 2011

    I just found your wee blog this week and it is such a delight. Full of beautiful content and photos about your sweet family life. I would love the monkey ... Thank you for such a lovely giveaway.
    Katie --- knygh@hotmail.com

  45. I'd prefer the skiddles but my house bound bub would be happy with any new toy to take her mind off the torrential downpour. Love your blog

  46. It's been lovely to discover your 100 posts! So a late entry from Frenchy holidays... skittles please (just in case!)

  47. oohhh, I just found you! Congrats on reaching 100 and for having a beautiful blog!

  48. Just found you through unruly little things blog! Love these kinds of toys-I'm expecting my first in a couple weeks and think my little one would love them!


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