There is a comfort in knowing a good cuppa awaits to be enjoyed whether I am at home or traveling. Add the gift of birdsong while I sip and relax, and well, hold me in such a moment for eternity and I will be more than content.
Yesterday Norman and I arrived back home at Le Papillon and after tending to young seedlings on my potting table, refilling the bird feeders after being away for three days, refreshing the water in the bird bath and feeding Norman his dinner, I stood on the porch and took in the birdsong.
Even while I was in Wallowa County, while wandering in the pasture at my parent’s home out in the country, the birdsong was plentiful, and the birds full of conversation. I reveled in it. (thank you to my mother for capturing this pic seen below.)
As the evening unfolded, the moment captured here with my small tray and Norman waiting patiently to snuggle in seemed a natural choice and is a regular ritual. The serendipitous arrival of the most recent issue of The English Home made it all the more sweet.
While we only officially celebrate all things British during one full week here on TSLL blog and the podcast, knowing such everyday moments infuse my days brings me calm, deepens my appreciation for having been introduced to the British culture ten years ago this year as I stepped onto the land affectionately called Blighty and makes me smile when I cross paths with a fellow Anglophile.
I want to thank every single reader who stopped by throughout this past week. I genuinely enjoy reading all of your comments and I know other readers do as well, and while I don’t respond to comments on the Giveaway posts, I read every single one. Thank you for all that you share, thank you for taking the time to say hello to engage with the TSLL community and always know you have so many genuine Anglophiles who unabashedly share and appreciate the British culture no matter where they call home on our grand Earth right here at TSLL blog.
Sixteen posts were shared this week, 17 including this one, so be sure to visit the British Week Archives here to make sure you didn’t miss any of them. Also, remember you can also access TSLL’s Travel Guides for Britain here throughout the year as you plan your upcoming trips.
Now to the winners!
The Giveaway Winners
Before you view the list below, if you find your name, please contact me immediately with the following information so I can swiftly start the shipping process and ensure you receive your gift as soon as possible to begin savoring. I will be tending to items this week to hopefully have them all en route by the end of May. ?
- Email me (Shannon) at email@example.com
- Email me no later than MONDAY May 23rd at Noon (Pacific). If I do not hear from you at this time, the giveaway will be sent to the next randomly drawn entrant.
- In your email, include the following information:
- Full Name
- Shipping Address and any other necessary information to ensure a safe and accurate delivery of your parcel to your home;
- If necessary – confirm your selection for your giveaway – i.e. size, color, book selection, etc..
Now to the winners!!
- The 1st Giveaway — 2-cup Amsterdam Teapot
- comment #128 – Michelle
- comment #107 – Brenda O
- The 2nd Giveaway — A Rectangular Tray w/Glass Top from Cassandra’s Kitchen
- comment #67 – sfv518
- comment #67 – sfv518
- The 3rd Giveaway — A Year’s Print Subscription to The English Garden magazine
- comment #56 – Melissa
- comment #56 – Melissa
- The 4th Giveaway (exclusive to weekly and monthly newsletter subscribers) — A Fortnum & Mason Platinum Jubilee Tea Gift Box (fine bone china tea cup and tea)
- email #97 – Cheryll Kaczkowski
- email #97 – Cheryll Kaczkowski
- The Grand Giveaway — A Fortnum & Mason Platinum Jubilee Hamper filled with goodies
- comment #38 – JamieC
I must say, it is very difficult only being able to give one of each of the giveaways (or two in the case of the teapot) as upon reading each of your comments or emails entering you in the giveaway, I want to send a giveaway gift to you all. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your life and world, sharing what you love and enjoy and what makes you smile about the British culture. I feel fortunate to get to know all that stop by in any small way, and your time, interest and enthusiasm for this annual week of celebration is a highlight of the year here on the blog.
I invite everyone to join the conversations in the comment section in future posts whether on the monthly A Cuppa Moments or the weekly This & That or any other posts that speak to you as you never know what connections you’ll make, ideas you will spark or discover as the new Comments Notification feature enables you to easily connect with TSLL readers, all of whom are living their own unique simply luxurious life around the world. I am so grateful for the community you, the readers of TSLL have created. Thank you for your constructive engagement, sincere enthusiasm and courage to share what makes you smile, what tickles your funny bone and celebrate in others’ awesome news as well.
Be sure to mark your calendars for TSLL’s upcoming 7th Annual French Week which begins Sunday August 14th and runs through the 21st. And looking ahead to the next TSLL British Week, see the dates below!
Before I wrap up, I want to extend a tremendous thank you to Sarah Lœcker who created the new illustration for this year’s British Week and subsequent British Weeks that will follow. To Sarah – Your work holds so many memories and no doubt inspires others to dream and plan a trip or welcome the British culture into their lives. To TSLL readers, Sarah can be commissioned to create a similar image inspired from your travels for you to have as a memory of what you never want to forget. Explore her website here to learn more.
And if you want to explore more ideas for incorporating the British culture into your everydays and learn more about my affection and memories spent in Britain, be sure to explore Chapter 5 in my new book The Road to Le Papillon: Daily Meditations on True Contentment as the chapter of the month of May is dedicated entirely to the love of Britain and the love of Mother Nature.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of your weekend and thank you again for celebrating with us all here at TSLL all things British this past week!
34 thoughts on “The Winners of British Week’s 5 Giveaways!”
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Many thanks, Shannon, for a delightful week. The posts you shared were interesting and informative. It is my hope to travel to England and explore a country that has always fascinated me, historically and culturally. Looking forward to French week.
Wishing you all a lovely Sunday!
Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you Shannon for a lovely week of posts. I am hoping to visit England next year, so I will be viewing your archives over and over to get some wonderful ideas! Thank you again!
Hope you do Nbartol. You’ll be amazed at it’s beauty and history being so much older than the US. Kameela.?
Thank you for your kind thoughts! I just started a new job (full time after 10 years of part time work) and I set up a savings account with a set amount for weekly deposits specifically for travel! Hopefully, it will add up fast!
Congratulations to all the winners. I really enjoyed every post and took a lot of notes. I added many things to my wish list. Thank you, Emilie
Again, a great British Week! Congratulations to all the winners!
British Week IS a gift!
Congratulations to all the wimmers! And congratulations to you, Shannon, for creating such a wonderful British Week! I loved every single bit of it. Just last night I was snuggled into bed enjoying the latest issue of The English Home.?(By the way, right now Chelsea Magazines is offering a special introductory price on the companion magazine, The English Garden, which is very tempting!) Have a wonderful Sunday everyone–a lovely soft rain is falling today, my windows are open, and the birds songs fill the morning. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Shannon!?️??
Good grief, I seem to have been carried away with all the birdsong–“Congratulations to all the WINNERS!”?
Dear Shannon, thank-you for the wonderful visit you took me on to England this last week!
I’m British now living in the USA and I love to read about your travels and experiences and particularly enjoy your photographs. What a great week!
Looking forward to France in August.
There will be six very happy readers here today !
Congratulations to all of you, and I know that you will all be thrilled to have won ? these very special gifts.
There will be even more happy readers cheering your success , it is always lovely to be able to share the joy and excitement we know you will be feeling to have been lucky enough to win .
Thank you so much, Shannon, as always , it has been such fun to participate in your British Week ?
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
With best wishes from the UK
x Anne x
Congratulations to all the winners, and to you Shannon for another wonderful British week. You are so very kind to offer these generous giveaways, I’m sure they will be greatly enjoyed by the winners!
Good morning Shannon, and congrats to all the happy winners of the British giveaways! This week has been packed with so many interesting articles, and I will take my time perusing all of them with my cup of tea in hand. Thank you Shannon for listing your top cosy mystery series. I thoroughly enjoyed all your pics and posts from you trip. Enjoy your Sunday with Mr. Norman. Xo
Congratulations to all of the winners! Congratulations on concluding another successful British week, Shannon. And now I look forward to French week!
Thank you for everything you do, Shannon. I’m thrilled to be soon enjoying the English Garden subscription. My mom is moving cross country next week to be near me and we will certainly enjoy flipping through it together and getting ideas to make her new house a home. Our first order of business, though, will be seeing the Downton Abbey movie together!
Congratulations to everyone!! We’re all winners for having found Shannon’s lovely site.
Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you Shannon for a superb week and for sharing so much of your travels. Melissa, so true we are all winners to have found Shannon’s lovely site.
Thank you Shannon for British Week with so many fun and informative posts. Have a lovely Sunday back home in Bend. And congratulations to the winners of the many giveaways.??
Thanks Shannon for the gift of another wonderful and fun British Week. I’m unable to travel anymore like you do but your posts, pictures and descriptions are nearly as enjoyable 🙂
Wonderful week, posts, and conversations. Thank you for all of your efforts!
Congratulations to the winners!
Looking forward to ongoing conversations and to French Week 2022 and the lovely content and community ‘til then.
Shannon, thank you for a great British Week. I always learn so much! Congratulations to the winners! ☺️
Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you Shannon for sharing your appreciation of all things British. As someone who was not born in Britain but in a British colony I have a deep love for Britain having lived there just under 50 years even though now I live in France I still appreciate all that this country has to offer. Kameela xx
Congratulations to all! That was a fun week, thanks Shannon!
Wow, what a week! Shannon, I just want to thank you again for a rollicking good ride, with lots of great detailed posts of your travels, plenty of photographs to help us feel as though we were there with you & your mum & so many generous & thoughtful gifts. Congratulations to all the winners as well. I won wine glasses & a tablecloth in French week (2 years ago now? that long??) & we use them every single day (even though neither my husband nor I drink wine, we use the glasses for our morning orange juice & they add a definite luxury to our breakfast routine!). And every single day, I’m reminded of my intention to live my best luxurious life & create a home that is both nurturing and comfortable. I’m sure everyone who won this year will find the same lasting connection to TSLL. [The whole week’s been a much-needed break from unpacking after our recent move, too, for which I give double thanks!]
Looking forward to your French Week! That’s my favorite week of the year!
What a fun week! I’ve enjoyed so much seeing what Shannon had to show us. I think I’ll have a couple days of withdrawal having only a few posts each week rather than 2 a day. Shannon, you spoiled me!
Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you Shannon for an amazing British week. I so enjoyed all of it.
First, thank you for such a great week, with each of your specialty weeks I learn something. And that, in and of itself, is the purpose of my following. Your stories, your content, and your photography are a standard for my time. Like most, my time is somewhat limited and I try to use it wisely. Thank you aS well for the Jubilee Tea Gift Box, I will cherish it!
Some great prizes this year. Congrats to the winners. Well done Shannon.
Thanks, Shannon, for your blog & for having such a wonderful competition. I’m loving reading your book each day & consciously going about my day, marvelling about every day wonders, especially watching & listening to the large variety of birds that visit my garden.
Your British Week brought many fond memories of our trip to the UK six years ago for my 60th birthday.
Thanks again for your time & effort.
Congratulations, winners! I enjoyed every minute of British Week, and topped it off by going to the new Downton Abbey movie. I also bookmarked the page with the cute teapots, and I fully intend to purchase one on my own as a reward for some accomplishment which is yet to be named. Anyways, this was quite an enjoyable romp!
So much fun sharing British Week with everone! Thank you Shannon for all you put into the week.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners! And thanks again, Shannon for a wonderful week! Your blog, podcast and books have been such an inspiration. Have a lovely week, everyone!
Congratulation to all the winners! 🙂
This was a fantastic British week – thank you, Shannon. Contents, photos, comments/ conversations within the TSLL community, it all so very nice and inspirational. I will re-visit this week again, when finding myself in need of a Brit-fix… 😉
Have a nice week, everyone!
Congrats to all the winners!
Shannon thank you a wonderful British Week of posts and podcasts. I am even more excited about my trip in 2 weeks. You reminded me of many things I miss about England and will try to savor my time there.