Monday, December 1, 2008

A HEARTWARMING SURPRISE

By now, (I hope) most of you must have experienced the warmth of the food blogosphere. As much as there can be (at least not too many) some cold hearted and jealous nasty little pricks out there, the blogging world is also populated with lots of friendly, honest and generous people who want to share their happiness with others by giving presents or exchanging goods...

Well, a few weeks ago, Tennessee-based (Franklin, USA) Rosemary at "Living As Rosa" (one of my favorite blogs/see info), launched a "Chinese Pu'er Tea Cake Giveway" contest. All we had to do was leave a message in the comment section and wait for your name to get drawn.

It was a big surprise for me to discover that I was the lucky winner (see post)! I'm mean, I NEVER won anything in the past. Well, not exactly... Last December, Rosemary had already sent me a parcel with lots of great stuff (see post)! But, on a general basis, I'm not really used to be really fortunate when it comes to winning things...

So, two weeks ago, instead of the usual bills, my postman brought me a big parcel. I wasn't expecting anything else that the tea cake I had won, but, as usual, Rosemary added a few more goodies (Jelly Belly candies & a few US magazines such as "Cook's Illustrated" and "Cook's Country"). How sweet and thoughtful of her!

THANKS A MILLION TIMES, ROSEMARY!
YOU REALLY ROCK...

40 comments:

  1. génial tous ces cadeaux des états-unis !! tu vois que tu es chanceuse quelques fois ;-)

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  2. youpie de recevoir des cadeaux plutot que des factures! tu as de la chance, oui, mais tu le merites tout a fait, Rosa.

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  3. Gâtée ben oui NOËL arrive à grands pas ....KISS

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  4. Christmas is starting early at the Yumm Yum household.I agree that the food blogging community is filled will kind,generous and caring people:D

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  5. c'est trop bon les cadeaux ! :)

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  6. Boy, you are one lucky girl! ...with all those presents, you can almost call it quits on Christmas! LOL
    Very, very well deserved Rosa!

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  7. The good warm hearted people outweigh the pricks in the blog world. What a fun package and you deserve it!

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  8. Lucky you! What a fun package!

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  9. Wow that was a mega sweet suprise. Congrats dear.

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  10. Bravo Rosa!
    Few warm gifts before XMas ;-)
    xoxo

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  11. Wah, an early Xmas gift. How lucky of you. Well, I wish I will be receiving plenty of nice goodies during Xmas...

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  12. Awww so nice! I love Cook's Illustrated and am going to see Chris Kimball tonight!!

    Sues

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  13. ouah la chance :)
    super tous ces cadeaux!

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  14. Rosa,
    I am so happy for you, dear! You deserve everything good in life.
    Xoxo,
    Elra

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  15. How lovely Rosa I'm so pleased for you :)

    Rosie x

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  16. Congrats Rosa, sometimes luck sides with nice people...good karma & such!

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  17. What a yummy and fun parcel! Parcels are so fun to get.

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  18. Bonsoir Rosa, j'ai pas tout compris...
    Mais apparemment tu as eu des cadeaux avant l'heure et c'est tant mieux.
    Bisous

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  19. Lucky you Rosa. Isn't the blogosphere wonderful? Hope you win some more gifts soon.

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  20. Congratulations babe! Blessings! BTW really like that track stranger...:) never heard of em before!

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  21. Yes, the blogging world -- particularly foodies -- is a generous group.

    I can't wait to see your Christmas recipes!!!

    Blessings!
    Lacy

    P.S. I'm so glad that you liked the story installment!

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  22. C'est noël avant l'heure chez toi !! Quelle chanceuse !
    Bisous, Doria

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  23. oups...le message s'est envoyé sans le commentaire...

    la photo est super sympa...

    bonne soirée

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  24. You lucky duck!!! It is so nice to receive a wonderful gift from so far such as yours! Happy Holidays!

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  25. quelles jolies photos! biises micky

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  26. La blogosphère est un monde très généreux et, comme toi, je suis très heureuse d'en faire partie.

    Félicitations pour avoir gagné ce tirage chez Rosemary!

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  27. Aren't we all lucky that there are so many lovely people out there to make the world a wonderful place to inhabit!

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  28. Oh, wow! What a lovely surprise for you, and its such fun to read these posts about wonderful blogging friendships. I'm glad you won, Rosa...and that you shared your happiness here. :-)

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  29. congrats, das Glück trifft die Richtigen :-)

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  30. How sweet that you got some extra goodies! Those rootbeer jelly beans look so yummy. Congrats on your win!

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  31. Lucky win Rosa! Friendly bloggers do create a lovable ambiance in the blog sphere .Enjoy your gifts:)

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  32. et maintenant joues au loto, tu es de la chance!!!

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  33. Got to know your blog through tartelette! I love those bottles of Jelly Belly!!

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  34. Congrats on winning such lovely gifts!

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  35. Boy am I behind! I am so happy you liked all your goodies! Yes, I need to make me a pot of pu'er tea! Enjoy!

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  36. C'est ce que j'aime dans ce monde des blogs, la chaleur de ceux qui sont la pour partager !
    Un regal !
    Bises

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