Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The winners of my giveaway for my 400+ Planetarians!

Oh, Lovelies! Oui, c’est moi. Thanks for all your concern after my last post expressed by post comments, emails, on Facebook and tweets. You're a sterling lot! I'm finally back to briefly announce the winners of my giveaway – what you’ve all been waiting for since Friday night, I expect. Okay, without further ado, let’s get this show on the road! Once the pixies were all assembled in Miss India’s room this afternoon, the Ceremonial Planet Baby Gumboot was presented to them, filled with triple-checked crumpled entries. Miss India had first dibs.
Isn’t she a picture, dressed in my smocked frock made by my Nanny nearly 40 years ago? But I digress. There was important business to be conducted.
After much intent rummaging, the Grand Winner was announced. Drum roll, please!
Ta da! Nellbe/Janelle of Nellbe’s Gluten Free Kitchen is the lucky winner of all this loot.
Congratulations, Janelle! She is a relatively new Planetarian who writes enthusiastically about gluten-free life.

And then, in true Planet Baby style, we drew second and third places. Sam drew second place. Most enthusiastically, I must say.
But as is his wont, he couldn’t stop wriggling to allow me the split millisecond to photograph the lucky Planetarian. He vanished and Miss India deputised as follows.
Woo hoo! Deb at Home Life Simplified, come on down. Deb is also a newly minted Planetarian who is a recovering perfectionist like me. This is what you won, Deb.
Some more sublime stationery – quelle surprise!

Then, just to keep it real in true Planet Baby style, after a particular meltdown of a certain pixie, we repaired to the boys’ room to draw third place. Joshie did the honours. Hmm, concentrating hard…
And third place goes to…
Wendy! I am particularly tickled about this result. Wendy doesn’t have a blog but her lovely daughter, Kate, does at A Fountain of Mirth about her life as an Australian expat, married to a Frenchman and living in Tokyo. Wendy saw I was following Kate’s blog and signed up to become a Planetarian. You win the same goodies as Deb, Wendy.

Please email me your contact details, ladies, and I’ll whisk them off to the Post Office tomorrow. Thankyou to everyone who entered. And that, my friends, is a wrap! Tomorrow I’ll post about Joshie’s 6th birthday party. See you then!


  1. Oh your pixies are adorable Jane... and such wonderful assistants to boot!
    Congratulations to all your lucky winners :o) xo

  2. lovely lovely lovely- and I have a new blog to visit- I used to live in Tokyo- & I have a thing for french men ;) so I'm heading over now....

    M xxxx

  3. Jane - i was just off to bed and saw your tweet about the winners and thought I would check it out - I am gobsmacked and so excited (stationary is my addiction besides handbags!!)

    Thank you so much - off to email you my address!

  4. I saw this tonight and was a hundred times more excited than if I'd won myself! I called Mum, hoping she wasn't asleep, to tell her and could hear her excitedly yelling from Tokyo :) Thank you, thank you. Your gifts are so beautifully and thoughtfully chosen.

  5. Lovely children! I like the rain boots :)

  6. Congrats to all the winners! :)

  7. hahaha...soooo adorable...congrats everyone..and thanks Jane for such a generous giveaway x

  8. Congrats to all the winners - gorgeous name draw as always and I love the smock dress

  9. I am still chuckling about the ceremonial gumboot.

  10. So glad you enjoyed the drama of the Grand Drawing! One day, we'll actually have one which doesn't involve tears ☺.

    Yes, my heartiest congratulations to Janelle, Deb and Wendy - I'm off to email you now. And thanks for the grace shown by your fellow Planetarians here - it warms my heart.

    And @Deb, The Ceremonial Gumboot was chosen after an executive decision by A Certain Mother to avoid dispute as to whose gumboot would be chosen!

    J x

  11. The kids are as precious as always.

  12. Thanks, Leigh. They relish these Grand Drawings! J x

  13. Can I just comment on the fact that you really do have the most lovely handwriting? xx

  14. Two cuties and three mighty fine winners. x

  15. @Lucy, why thankyou! No one has ever said that to me, you kind soul.

    And @Bron and @Tiff, thanks for that lovely display of grace.

    J x

  16. Happy happy for
    the winners! I feel
    like one to have
    witnessed those
    three cuties drawing
    the numbers!

    xx Suzanne

  17. So gorgeous to see you back here, Suzanne - I have missed you! J x

  18. Beautiful pixies, Jane funny that Sam wouldn't sit still long enough for the shot. I was AWOL for the giveaway - looks smashing and winners will no doubt be chuffed. Have a great weekend x

  19. Congratulations to the winners and thanks for putting together such a wonderful giveaway Jane x

  20. Loving your grace, ladies! J x


Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, you gorgeous soul. You've just made my day! J x

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