Sunday, 9 May 2010

Walking in the Hills and a Blogiversary Giveaway

Last weekend I decided to be a bit more energetic than usual and went walking on the Lond Mynd, which is part of the Shropshire hills. Long Mynd means Long Mountain.
The town of Church Stretton can be seen in the valley.

From the top you can look over the Shropshire plain.

On the horizon, if you looks closely, you can see a hill. This is the Wrekin and is supposed to have inspired J R R Tolkien to write Lord of the Rings and is said to be the original Mount Doom!

Now to my giveaway! It is twelve months since I started my blog, so to celebrate I am giving away some goodies. When I started my blog, I never thought I would have this many followers and have met so made so lovely people in blog land and this is my way of saying thank you.

On my recent trip to London I brought back some souvenirs. I am giving away this rather retro London landmarks oven glove and a really cute London bus key ring.
I am also giving away some seeds that I bought from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The packet is a William Morris design which I think is really pretty. If you plant them you should end up with something that looks like an English summer meadow!!

All you have to do to win this group of goodies is leave me a comment.
Good Luck.



  1. Your pictures from your walk are so pretty! And such a beautiful day!! Your giveaway is so cute and generous! I love that little bus!! :-)


  2. Wow! Such breathtaking views of the countryside! Cantik Sangat! (means beautiful in our language)I especially love your new header photo. The bus is really cute! Have a wonderful week Susie!

  3. My mother in law lives in Church Stretton! You picked a lovely day for your walk.

  4. Wow, what a lovely place to walk! I'm so envious of people who have hills!! xxx

  5. What a lovely walk - and your header is gorgeous - so peaceful

  6. I always enjoy seeing hills and mountains as I don't see them much living on the coast they have a breath taking beauty.
    Happy blogiversary xx fee

  7. We've been to Shropshire a few times and we love the county!
    The Long Mynd is a fab place to walk...and also another place, which will have a lasting impression on me, is Clee Hill... I could not believe the views...!! ;-)

  8. Such a beautiful part of the country...lovely photos of a perfect walk!

    Bellaboo :0)

  9. Beautiful landscape!
    Here in Asturias, in the North-West of Spain, we have very similar places where you can walk up and down while breathing fresh air and enjoying the views.
    Happy blogiversary!

  10. What wonderful photos of the Long Mynd - I've passed nearby many times on the train from Shrewsbury to visit friends in Pennybont near Llandrindod Wells and always longed to walk there. Your photos have inspired me to get there this year:) Happy first blog anniversary:)

  11. Oh Susie,that's great views!! I watched Lord of the Ring again and again. thank you for sharing!!

    Congrats on your blog anniversary

    It is good for me to know you and your country.

  12. Dear Suzie, it must be a great a delightful experience to walk surrounded by those gorgeous hills and views, how I would enjoy walking through it!!!
    Your giveaway presents are so lovely... will you send them to Chile if I`m lucky enough to be the winner??!!
    Hugs to you, my friend
    Maria Cecilia

  13. Oh Susie, thanks for taking that walk through the countryside for us! It's so beautiful, and I hope to see it for myself one day. I know my husband would love to see where Tolkien was inspired. He's read all of his books many times over! I would love to be entered in your giveaway, if you'll ship to the U.S. Oh, and Happy Blog Anniversary! I hope you know how much I enjoy visiting your blog!
    Happy Monday,

  14. Lovely photo's...looks a great walk. Lovely giveaway, the seed packet is really pretty!

  15. It is a magnificent landscape
    Very impressive
    Thank you for these wonderful pictures
    (I am a real Tolkien fan)

    Happy blog anniversary!

  16. What a wonderful blog you have here and the pictures are so beautiful.


  17. oh how wonderful it would be to have a bit of my lovely England here in Belgium. Thank you for being so kind in offering this giveaway. Catherine x

  18. Congrats on your 1yr blogging! Such lovely countryside pictures. What a lovely giveaway, would love to be entered.

    Irma :)