Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Time for another give away


The weather man sent out warnings of high wind gales .

 Oh the thought of all the spring flowers being battered by such high winds

 made me pick a bunch for a friend

 then early evening we picked most (not all) of the spring flowers.

I much prefer to see flowers in the garden than in the vase as they  last longer.


The spring blossoms are just opening -

 Not that I have got my spring flowers to flower in time with the cherry trees. Daffodils have long finished, and the tulips are open and just about finishing as the cherry trees are starting to flower.
One thing with gardens one can try again  next year.

I'm terribly greatful the weather man got it all wrong - no high wind or storm came our way - the lilac alley is safe as is all the tulips at the Wellington Botanical garden for this Tulip Sunday.

Time for a give away.


Andrew from Biking Mad whom I brought my Eleanor Schwinn bike from has given a few treats to give away on the blog.

This weeks prize is a bike pump.

I sure appreciated Andrew's help choosing a bike to buy - he understands female talk.
I entered his shop saying I wanted to buy a bike, I had no idea what type of bike but it must have rear brakes (as that is what I had as a kid) and I wanted it to look like a Mary Poppins bike with a basket with a low step in..

Andrew asked me if I wanted gears, I didn't know as I've never used a bike with gears, he assured me gears would be good in a head wind.

Andrew knew just the bike for me, he brought up a picture on his computer to show me and SQUEAL it was purple! SOLD then and there - gasp not like me at all to be so impulsive..

When I picked up my bike Andrew shared he had had another lady order the same bike but a blue one and that he had quite a few phone calls about these bikes..
Was it YOU from reading the blog?
 I had told Andrew I'd shared on the blog all about his shop and his wonderful service re Eleanor Schwinn.

Biking Mad gave us some prizes. WHOOP WHOOP.

To win this weeks prize of the bike pump.
1. Leave a comment on the blog
or
Leave a comment on the Cottage Tails Facebook page.

I'll post the pump any where in New Zealand. Prize drawn Saturday.

Feel free to tell your friends.

17 comments:

  1. your bike looks so cute with it's basket full of flowers!
    I thought of you today, I bought a celeriac at the organic market stall, it had all it's leaves and when I got it home, it stunk the house out with it's celery pong! :-D

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    1. Hi Kath - the bike is just wonderful!!!! I'm slowly getting less wibby wobbly and skinnier We have never had celeriac in the organic box with its leaves intact shame as I would pop them in stock.
      Love Leanne

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  2. I think I know Andrew... Dad deals with him too.and we bought our first mountain bikes off him. That little pump would fit nicely in my bike basket!!

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    1. Andrew is really helpful - I love his boutique shop in amongst the other lovely shops at Raumati.

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  3. The flowers look so good in your bike basket! My garden got a bit trashed especially delicate things like poppies. My celery plants have all been sort of spread out - I might need to tie a string around each one. With all the rain my lettuces seem to have doubled in size so must start eating them.
    Don't put me in your draw, I don't have a bike. ( maybe I should get one - but our country roads don't really lend themselves to biking. )

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    1. I'm sure Andrew could organise a mountain bike for you - smile, but you get heaps of exercise as it is. The wind is just picking up now the cats never like the wind like this. Lots of rescue remedy and bowls of catnip in the cattery. Very sad about your poppies and celery.
      Love leanne

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  4. Beautiful photos Leanne! I love your camera! And I love your bike too. I saw two girls riding identical ones at Mt maunganui on the weekend, only they were turquoise blue and yellow. So cute! We'd love a bike pump. With 5 bikes in the garage, we are always in need on one! LOL! By-the-way, we got the wind up here - and the rain. Was nice to snuggle down in bed last night with a hottie listening to it howl around the house.

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    1. Rachel I am soo thrilled with my camera - and I'm a shoot n point kinda gal - I really appreciate good sales service, Matt from our Harvey Norman talked me out of getting a DSLR - he LISTENED to what I wanted to use a camera for and was very accurate at getting me to buy a bridging camera. Andrew at the bike shop is the same he LISTENED to what I was wanting.
      Now you have 4 kids, 1 dh and you but only 5 bikes - looks like someone I know NEEDS a bike - oh you would LOVE one like Eleanor Schwinn you really really would!
      Your in the draw.
      Love Leanne

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  5. Love your bike Leanne, I just know that I would be a bit scared riding round central Wellington. Tis a bit wild and windy in the city tonight, hope those tulips are holding on tight.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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    1. Oh Julie I don;t think I could ride around the city either.
      The wind picked up last night but nothing like up north.
      Love Leanne

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  6. What a joyful sight, a basket full of flowers on a bicycle. It gives me a happy spring feeling, despite the storms. Thank you.

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    1. Spring sure makes one smile aye. Hope you weren't battered with the winds.
      Love Leanne

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  7. A gorgeous Spring post Leanne!
    The bike basket full of Spring flowers is wonderful and yes it's a Mary Poppins bike. LOL
    Enjoy your sunshine - well the sun is shining here at last after the awful storms!
    Shane

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    1. I hope to get into the Tulip festival at the Botanic gardens this weekend - I woke up during the night and my first thought was of their poor tulips in the wind - but I think Wellington missed the wind and saved the tulips. SMILE.
      Love Leanne

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  8. Love the photos. the bike pump looks fantastic. we dont have one at home and could so do with one so I don't need to go to the petrol station to pump up my tires Mx

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    1. Thanks you are in the draw - will get one of the kids to draw when they wake up.
      Love Leanne

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  9. Congratulations to Judy your name was pulled out of the pot. I'll send you a facebook message. Thanks to everyone who played along.

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