28 March 2012

Brilliant News To Share!

Hello lovely friend, I have news!
Great news....fun news....truly happy news!

I've been keeping this one under my hat [a rather large sombrero actually] for some time now and am fairly fit to burst with excitement. I've been in cahoots with a the most gorgeous lady, working on a special project and it's finally time to spill the beans.....yippee!

Many of you know the wonderful Laura of 'Happy Homemaker UK' fame....a 'sparkler' right?
If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting Laura yet I suggest you scoot on over after you've finished here and tap on her brand new front door for nice long visit. 
She's just relocated to the most fabulous neighbourhood in the English countryside and I'm certain you would be a welcome distraction from the endless round of 'packing & rearranging' that follows a house move.

Once you've spent even the shortest time at her place you'll come to see why so many people pop in on a regular basis. Laura has created a truly wonderful space in Blogland which is always a delight to visit, particularly when there's a special event happening in the UK, such as the Royal wedding or the upcoming Olympic Games.
If you're thinking of visiting the UK [or perhaps a UK resident looking for inspiration for a little adventure] and would like some terrific insider tips, you really can't go past her "Do & See' segment. 
This is jam-packed with up-to-the-minute tips and great tours, where Laura puts her own special stamp on each place she visits....believe me you're going to need to put aside some time for this as there's MUCH to see!

"But what about the news and the cahoots?" I hear you ask.

Well the other project that Laura is famous for is her 'Post Of The Month Club' which has been a favourite linky of mine since she started it last year.

Laura had the genius idea of creating a space where we could showcase our favourite post written in the previous month, then share it forward with what has become a truly amazing group of Bloggers. 
In her own words:

"You've already done the hardest part of writing a really awesome post.
This is a great way to meet other bloggers and introduce your best work."

I know many Gifters already join in with this and that it's how I originally met some of you - great fun!

So here's where I share the most amazing news.....truly I'm most excited!
Laura has decided that the time has come to 'simplify her life and live more in the present' and is handing the baton for hosting 'Post Of The Month Club' onto me - wowsers!

So each month from now on, I'll be encouraging you to scroll through your posts and pluck out the one that you think truly sings then simply add it to the bloghop. How easy is that?

The end of the month is drawing near so keep your peepers peeled for the first linky coming up in the next couple of days. You'll be able to pop my newly minted button onto each post and in your sidebar to alert your own readers to the fact that you write for 'Post Of The Month Club' and I've no doubt that in doing so you're going to make some new friends too...
I'm so looking forward to this new adventure and can't thank Laura enough for the opportunity.

The sombrero has been popped back on the hat rack and I'm polishing my reading glasses and warming up the digits in anticipation of both reading and responding to all of your fantabulous posts.

In the meantime, scoot on over to share a cup of excellent English tea or a flute of bubbles [depending on the time of day & your predeliction] with Ms Laura who is always up for a chat...as you may well know!

Happy day!

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  1. PS: Pop your eyes up to the top of the page and you'll notice a new page for 'Post Of The Month' Club - this will be your go to space for all POTM info.

    I hope to have the html code for the button worked out soon too [smiling at you Fairy Blogmother] which will be in the sidebar with the 'Vive Le Livre!' button.

    Too much fun!
    xx

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  2. The blog you describe sounds so fantastic - and then I pinched myself and realized you were talking about mine! Wow, thank you!

    I am tingling with excitement for you to take over Post Of The Month Club - I know it is in GREAT hands :) I know it will attract even more readers; I can't wait to see how it grows and evolves. Wishing you the best, my friend

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    1. Ha gigglemaker!
      Thank you SO very much Laura - I can't wait to see what happens next.
      xx

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  3. Oh sounds so fantastic, totally signing up, what a gorgeous Brit-Australia connection & fun idea. Love your work Felicity Serendipity. Love Posie

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    1. Thanks Gorgeous!
      It's actually an Aussie-US-UK connection as Laura is an expat American living in the UK - fab huh?!?
      xx

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  4. Oh Sweetheart, I'm so delighted the cat is finally out of the bag! I am *so* delighted for you.

    Laura is such a gem and has created the most wonderful linky. I've also met some fabulous bloggers through it. She's passing the baton into such a safe pair of hands. I can't wait to see where you take us with it!

    And I adore your new button - so very * you* with its bluebird of happiness happily perched on the keyboard. Will add it to my sidebar now! J x

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    1. You're an excellent secret keeper and mentor my lovely friend and I'm so lucky to have you 'on my side'.
      Biggest of hugs,
      x F

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  5. What a great idea. I'll be joining in to share the love. Heading over now to check out Laura's Blog :)

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    1. Yippee!
      Be sure to say "Hi!" from me - you'll find lots to delight you I'm sure.
      x

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  6. Nice work Felicity..I will endevour to join you, so I am now off to read Laura's blog now that you have given her an amazing review.x

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    1. Seriously Karla, she writes the best posts and if ever anyone is thinking of moving to the UK to live, she has an excellent page of advice to make the transition smoother.

      Happy day Lovely - was thinking of you as I walked along the beach today.
      x

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  7. Oh my goodness, the energy you exude is incredible! It all sounds really lovely. I have been a lazy blogger lately, too busy pooch parenting, but will have to get my butt into gear.
    I have been so slack. I have to email you very soon! X

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    1. Taking care of Molly would definitely be 'Priority Numero Uno' and although I know she probably detests her stockings, I'm sure all the best dressed poodles along the Champs Elysee are sporting legwear this season.

      Biggest of happy hugs,
      xx

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  8. First of all, how exciting! CONGRATULATIONS! And second of all, I know her place. It's an awesome spot to visit, drool and enjoy.

    I think this woman has amazing taste to put you in charge of something so awesome. She knows exactly what she's doing!

    xx

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    1. You're so right about Laura's place Kymmie, it really is a great place to spend lots of time.
      As for the rest - blushing!
      xx

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  9. Yay, so happy for you sweets! I will be sure to check out Laura's blog too! Margie

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    1. Thanks MM - I think you'll really like her zippy style.
      x

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  10. I can't think of a more delightful hostess to take the baton!

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  11. Woo! I'm a big fan of Laura's but haven't joined up to the linky as much as I would have liked in the last few months! With this new adventure ahead for you F, I will hold my hand up and say "I'm in!". Looking forward to reading some great posts and making some new friends! xx

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    1. Brilliant Bridget!
      The trick for you will be deciding which one to post with your new little treasure featuring prominently I'm sure.
      xx

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  12. well, couldn't think of two more lovely ladies to be in cahoots... :)

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    1. It has been fun T and I'm looking forward to this new adventure immensely.
      x

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  13. I don't know of this girl...and think I'm missing out here!!! off to investigate. Curses....going on holiday in 48 hours and too much blog surfing to do!
    I'm not sure what I have to do, but I'm joining in whatever. I particularly love your over excited posts my friend!
    fee ♥
    large bosomed hug coming across to you NOW

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    1. ....wow that was some hug!

      It's really easy peasy fee and I know you'll enjoy playing along - all you have to do is find your favourite post each month and join it into the linky - seriously 'THAT EASY'.
      It's a celebration of you and a terrific way to showcase your writing & blog - tick, tick and tick!

      Enjoy your break, I'm sure that there will lots of fabulous adventures to read about.

      Return hug coming your way,
      x

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  14. How exciting, Felicity. I will most certainly be joining in. And I'm now off to visit the lovely Laura. Her blog sounds delightful! Fun, fun, fun! x

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    1. Yay Kim!
      By now I'm sure that you've had lots of fun over at Laura's place and are probably like me, wanting to jump on a plane and go and visit England in all of its Springtime glory.

      Happy day!
      x

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  15. Heading over now to check out Laura's blog. Congrats on your new POTM club, sounds exciting!

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    1. Thanks Sandi - it will be lots of fun for all of us.
      x

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  16. Ooh thats so wonderful Felicity, she couldn't have picked a better lady for the POTM club I know its going to be greatly followed I know i will be stopping by :)) I shall have to go & see Laura's blog now.

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  17. I can't wait to be by the beach! I'm in!

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    1. Fabulous! Can't wait to see you, sand between our toes and sea breezes in our hair.
      x

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  18. That's marvellous news. You will be such a fine host! x

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