Saturday, 29 June 2013

Giverny

Recently, Flowerlady held a giveaway competition on her blog. Three new chickens have come to live with her and she needed help naming them. She wanted them to have the names of flowers, and as it was June, she thought it would be nice for their names to start with a J. My name was drawn out of the tin first, and my suggested name of Jasmine was given to the Light Sussex. My prize was this lovely book, Monet at Giverny by Caroline Holmes.

I'm thrilled to have won this book, and though I've only had time for a quick flick through it so far, it looks really interesting. I'm sure it's going to be a book which I really enjoy.

Claude Monet, the French impressionist painter created beautiful gardens at his Giverny home which inspired his paintings. The book is divided in to three parts, The Man, The Gardens and The Paintings, and it's beautifully illustrated with Monet's paintings, the gardens and plants. I'm sure it will be a very interesting read.

Many thanks to Flowerlady, I'm really looking forward to finding time to sit down and have a good read, and thanks also to Flowerlady's son who pulled my name out from the tin.

10 comments:

  1. Well done, I'm sure that you'll enjoy reading it! Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Thank you. I've been really lucky with giveaways.

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  3. Well with all the rain we keep getting I'm sure it won't be long before you get the chance to have a good read of it Jo. Well done on your win!!

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    1. Thank you. I think you're right.

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  4. Giverny is one of the places that I would really LOVE to visit (perhaps second only to Villandry!). I'm sure the book will provide lots of inspiration for you.

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    1. I think they're both inspirational gardens, I'm looking forward to reading more about Monet as well as Giverny.

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  5. That's a fab choice of name, perfect for a pretty little chicken! And WOWSA!!! lOVING that book!xxxx

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    1. I'm really looking forward to sitting down and having a read. A quick flick through has revealed it to be very interesting at first glance.

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