Delightful surprises.

I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally flummoxed when things exceed my expectations…

As a potter, having high expectations was drilled out of me in pottery school. We’re taught to be pragmatic; to keep the level of our pottery designs high, but our expectations low and to prepare for multiple attempts (aka multiple opportunities for learning) at a new design until we get to know the limits and abilities of our material.

I’ve noticed throughout my years of adulting that this kind of pragmatic thinking has extended out of the studio, and into most areas of my life…. except my “to-do lists”, those never seem to be affected, but that’s a whole other post…

So, knowing all that, you can imagine what my expectations of how many entries we’d have were like when Erica (of eteaket) and I began planning for our “Tea for Two Giveaway”. In hindsight, they were perhaps a bit too low, but I was trying to spare myself from the “inevitable” disappointment of the only entries being from our mothers… you know what I mean?

Anyway, when I looked this morning and saw that nearly 1,000 hopeful souls have entered to win the “Tea for Two Giveaway” you could have knocked me over with a feather… totally over… flat on my face.

Not in a million years did I expect this giveaway to create that much joy and excitement and my own little heart has grown three sizes today with gratitude to be a part of it.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I knew it would bring smiles and excitement, look at it, there’s so much there that is wonderful! But, almost 1,000 people wishing and hoping and excited to win with 3 days left to go…?

Nope, not in a million years would I have expected that to happen.

It’s really wonderful!

If you’re wanting a shot to win, click here and keep your fingers crossed until 5pm on Saturday (UK time).

Good luck!

UPDATE: The giveaway has now closed and we have a winner. With a total of 1,123 entries Erica and I are totally blown away and just as grateful!

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