Seaside Style Book Giveaway

Sooooo sorry, forgot to draw the winner of this giveaway.

Milo listened to me read through all the entries and decided that he liked Teri ‘s entry about her doggie !  Congratulations Teri.

Thak you to everybody who entered, don’t fear this is the start of many more to come.


If you follow this blog you will know that my husband recently completed the bookcase in our living room and I have been busy sorting and sourcing books to fill its shelves.  I buy lots and lots of books, I love them and can’t ever imagine moving over to the darkside which is the Kindle !  I t has to be said most of the books that fill my shelves have beautiful photographs so I can’t possibly imagine how the colour and beauty would translate.  Anyway,  what I wanted to say was, I have on occasion duplicated books as I have so many.  One of them being the  Seaside Style book.  Its a lovely book full of inspiring ideas on seaside style .  I have a new copy to giveaway.

The book includes 35 practical projects for transforming your interior and exterior from pebbled floors to driftwood candlesticks.

over 450 stunning colour photographs


Just leave a comment telling me what your or your family love most about the seaside.

You can get an additional entry if you follow my blog and leave a comment

Open to UK residents only (sorry)

Winner will be picked at random on Thursday 29th March at

Good luck



  1. Wendy
    March 22, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    got to be paddling @kikicomp

  2. notSupermum
    March 22, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    We have a seaside holiday every year in Wales, and we love being on the beach – as long as it's a dry day, we're on the beach. My girls also have many happy memories of their seaside holidays – proof that you don't need to spend a lot of money to keep children happy on holiday.

  3. BucksWriter
    March 22, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    I love the sense of space and the peace that the recurring rhythm of the waves always brings me.

  4. kibibi
    March 22, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    We love the way it changes all the time, no day is the same, sometimes wild, sometimes peacefull, always demanding your attention

  5. glenda
    March 22, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Love the fresh air and the fact that it costs nothing to have fun at the beach but most of all – love the fact that we are moving to be only a 10 min drive to the beach from JULY and I can't wait!

  6. Jennifer
    March 22, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    We love the freedom of the seaside, the smell in the air, the sand between your toes, going back to childhood building sandcastles and of course the ice cream – especially from the ice cream shop in Whitstable where you can get all your essentials for the beach in addition to the ice cream. Oooh I'd love to live beside the seaside.

  7. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    March 22, 2012 / 10:18 pm

    What a gorgeous looking book. I'd love to be closer to the sea. Our favourite thing is always rockpooling, 'rescuing' all kinds of poor seaside fauna. My sister called my new baby nephew after our family's favourite beach in Wales – his middle name is Caswell. Thanks for a lovely giveaway x

  8. Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping]
    March 22, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    I already follow your blog by GFC.(ps. I love my kindle, but only for novels. There's no way it can replace books with beautiful photos or illustrations)

  9. Debs_TC
    March 22, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    I love watching the waves, sound of the sea, and the way it makes me think!

  10. Suzanne
    March 23, 2012 / 9:01 am

    I love everything about the sea. Walking along the beach, swimming in the sea, collecting washed up driftwood. I love the way it blows all the cobwebs away…

  11. Teri Coleman
    March 23, 2012 / 11:31 am

    What do I love about the sea? … living by it, seeing it as I drive to and from town, seeing the sun reflected in it as it sets, seeing it sparkle in sunlight during the day, seeing miles and miles of Golden Sand, watching the waves crash against the rocks and roll into the beach, or gently lapping on the quiet days, I love seeing in it in good weather or bad, but most of all I love to go on a hot summers day, take off my shoes and paddle while throwing the ball for my darling doggy into the waves and watching her bounce into the sea after it! 🙂

  12. JoKnows
    March 23, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    I'm not a UK resident, but I just wanted to say I'm with you on the Kindle issue. I talked about that recently on my blog, in response to an Orah magazine article about organizing your books by replacing them with a reader. Horrors! Here's the link if you are interested:

  13. The Mummy Diary
    March 25, 2012 / 9:33 am

    We love playing on the beach, nothing better than feeling the sand between your toes and watching the children (and dads) building sandcastles. Oh and a nice bag of chips and a walk along the sea front 🙂

  14. The Mummy Diary
    March 25, 2012 / 9:33 am

    I follow you blog too 🙂

  15. Anonymous
    March 25, 2012 / 9:42 am

    There is no better feeling than whipping off your shoes and feeling the sand beneath your feet and running through your toes.. Unfortunately the beach where we visit our relative every year in Devon has been mainly shingle for the past few years due to the changes of the tide, so it is more ouch ouch ouch as we head for the water! Great giveaway Karen x xShelley Bird – Facebook

  16. Anonymous
    March 25, 2012 / 9:42 am

    Following blog too!Shelley Bird – Facebook

  17. elaineridley
    March 25, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    I love being by the sea in North Cornwall as thats where we have our caravan! Nothing better than the sound of the waves and big big sky! Thanks for the giveaway.Elaine

  18. Bossymamma
    March 25, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    I've started following your blog

  19. Bossymamma
    March 25, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    Favourite thing at the seaside? Finding a small, quiet, sandy beach surrounded by hills or cliffs and walking along it at the end of a sunny day about an hour before sunset, talking, laughing and paddling.

  20. Strawberry Patch
    March 26, 2012 / 12:22 pm

    I've been following your blog for some time…

  21. Strawberry Patch
    March 26, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    I love the freash awake clean feeling the sea-side air gives me, much like the freshness I feel after reading your pretty blog!

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