Friday, July 2, 2010

Winning photo, Tuesday Tune and Happy 4th of July!

Happy Friday! Isn't it wonderful that the weekend is here?!

We have just returned home from a wonderful week at the beach and, as fabulous as it was to get away and be with my family, I am so happy to be home. I love being by the sea but I also love sleeping in my own bed! I have lots of pictures that I would love to show you but I will save them until next week. I just had to post something today, though, as I have missed blogging so much! As much as I loved a week away from my laptop I really missed visiting you all, my sweet bloggy friends, and I can't wait to come and visit you all over the weekend.

The other reason I wanted to post something today was to show you what was waiting for me when I got home. A while ago the very talented Michael Lee West hosted a photo competition and I was lucky enough to be a winner with my picture of the spices that I used when making Chai tea cookies!

Even though I live all the way in Australia, Michael Lee sent me a wonderful prize and it arrived while I was away! Just have a look at this wonderful book.....I am so lucky!

It is called Working the Plate and it is all about food styling and it includes pages and pages of wonderful recipes, lots of tips on food presentation and it is full of excellent photographs.

I am Tickled Pink about winning this fabulous prize!

Thank you so much Michael Lee! I cannot wait to try all of these delicious recipes!

I also can't wait to go and visit all of the wonderful people who joined in with my weekly Tuesday Tune Linky party!

If you haven't gone to visit them yet just click here to go to last week's post. If you would like to hear some great music and perhaps share one of your favourite songs with other bloggers please come back on Sunday and join in!

Well, I'd better go and keep unpacking! I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and, to all of my American friends, Happy 4th of July!

Image from here

Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. 
Adlai Stevenson.


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