Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Winner!

Hello, my friends!  I have used random number generator to select a winner of the "London Treasures" giveaway, and I'm excited to announce that the winner is the amazing prairiegirl!  I was stunned when her number came up on the generator.  It just seemed so perfect.  Pg was one of the people I met during my first year of blogging, and we have been friends ever since.  In addition to being one of the most gifted photographers I know, she is also one of the kindest, funniest, and most supportive people I have ever met.  I use the term "met" in a bloggy way, since we have yet to meet face-to-face, but I feel like I have always known her.  I know that any of you who blog understand just what I am talking about.  It will be a joy to think of Miss prairiegirl while I am making my rounds at the London markets (although I may have to let you down a wee bit, pg, since I'm going to have to eat all the fish and chips myself)!

And because I wish, wish, wish I could bring back gifties for everyone, here are five more folks to whom I'll be sending postcards upon my return from the UK: Jillayne, Marlowe, Oliag, Sunday, and Cathi.  If your name is on the list, please send me an email (see Contact and Links) with your mailing address.  I'll be pleased as punch to write you a pretty postcard.  

Here is a big thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, as well as to all those who sent sweet notes via email and Facebook.  In most parts of life, three years isn't very long, but in the transitory world of blogging, three years seems almost a lifetime, and I feel a lucky magpie, indeed, to still be here, typing away.  

x Gigi


  1. Congratulations to the winner! :-) It's funny, I always refer to other bloggers as people I've "met" - it seems that friendships can be established simply through virtual connections which is a really positive by-product of blogging. Have a lovely day xo

  2. oh boy ... i am SO grateful beyond and quite humbled to think i will be 'sorta kinda' tucked into your pocket while you see and hear and touch the sights and sounds of grand old london! (oh, and taste ~ i insist you have my portions of fish and chips ... and what will it be, guinness on tap? : )
    i am blessed to have you in my life gigi, even though we haven't met in person ~ we've met in many ways, the most important ways ~ through the heart.
    mademoiselle poirot says it so well!
    i've been such a phantom girl in blogging but am certainly grateful for our continued friendship ... and to be a 'winner'! you are so gracious and kind ...

  3. Have a great trip, Ms. Gigi! I'm eager to hear all about it.

  4. Congrats to the lucky Prairiegirl and also to the other winners - myself, included! Yippee! More than anything, I can't wait to hear all about your adventures in London and the surrounding areas. Safe travels to you and your Mr. Hugs and sunshine, sweet friend and a big THANK YOU! xxoo

  5. Well done PG....I know that Gigi will find something perfect and just right for you in London.
    Hampstead Heath is definitely worth a visit if you have time Gigi ..... terribly affluent but pretty !! I couldn't afford to live there though !! XXXX

  6. Congratulations Prairie Girl! But I was sure I would win. Sniff!

  7. Congratulations Prairie Girl!
    Three years blogging is a long time and readers that become friends and stick with you are a treasure indeed - it's that relationship that makes this Giveaway a gift for you both...

  8. Congratulations to the winner! And hello, Gigi. Hope you are well. Have fun in the UK!

  9. Lucky Prairie girl and the rest. Have fun!!


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