Friday, 14 December 2012

Rather exciting news



Good Morning crafty Peeps.

We received some rather exciting news yesterday which I am bursting to share but had to wait for it be be formally announced. One of our son's Alex..............the one I shared pictures of here when he did his Olympic volunteer stint and who is an addicted and totally motivated runner..........was entered into the "Runners World ASICS Target 26.2 - the ultimate marathon training and racing experience". 

There were 1,700 entrants, he was short listed to 40 who attended the Boot Camp a couple of weeks ago and heard yesterday he was a winner. So as you can guess we are pretty proud of him..............and we get to go to Paris as well, how good is that

He will be at Asics flagship London store on Sunday for the photo shoot etc., and to collect  the first part of his prize which sounds like rather a lot of running gear to me. In addition he will receive "expert coaching, physio, nutrition and sports psychology advice" and an all expenses paid trip and entry to the Paris Marathon in April and he is also running the Munich one the same month. 

Bad blogger here still I'm afraid, still awaiting on test results which should be back any time now, but needless to say the wait is not helping and I'm still feeling pretty ropey. I can't remember the last time I went a week and made only one card, dreadful admission I know.

The card at the top is one I made a while ago, but as it's Parisian thought it was fitting.

Have a good Friday and weekend.

50 comments:

cebelica said...

This is really great news. Congrats to your son! :)

And the cards you posted are gorgeous!!! I love them! Hugs! xx

nnalorac said...

What exciting news for you and your family Brenda. We burst with pride don't we and it's such a lovely feeling/ Good luck to him. Bloggings hard when things not right, mine lately have all been pre made, help.... running out. Gorgeous card Brenda. Carolxx

Caroline said...

Congratulations to your son I bet everyone is so proud. Your card is gorgeous love the design and layout. Caroline xxx

Marianne said...

That is fabulous news, Brenda. You must be so proud...
Seems I need to catch up on some blog reading. I have been working my head off lately. Oh well, only one more week to go until my 2-week break.
Take care!
Marianne x

Anesha said...

Congratulations to your son!!!

Beryl said...

Wow - what a fantastic achievement for your son Brenda. Many congratulations to him. I see you've featured Paris in your beautiful card.
Hope the test results arrive soon and they are positive.
Beryl xx

Lisa said...

Hi B, Firstly a big well done to your son ... he has done so well and you must be feeling very proud :-) I love your beautiful Parisian card - lovely colours and FAB design.

Lisa x

PS: Just remembered I didn't email you to say I received my Stamping Sensations prize ... thank you. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Brenda and you must be so proud of Alex

Anne

Iverova said...

Wow, what a colors, perfect colors!!!
I love this card!!!

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
Thank you for the lovely comment,must admit it had me chuckling the thought of you lying in bed thinking of me and my blog...What fabulous news and achievement for your Son,please pass on my Congratulations to him and I hope you all have a wonderful time in Paris...Have a lovely weekend...Oh nearly forgot to say beautiful card...
Mandy x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Congrats on your son's achievement! And I love your card! Viva Paris!

Paula (PEP) said...

How delightful - congratulations! Just take care of yourself & hope the results come through quickly so that you can get on with what needs to be done.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Gerrina said...

Great news for your sun! Think he keeps on running but better in future! Sorry to hear you're still not well... Lots of positif energy from here to you! Hugs, Gerrina

Helen said...

I am going to sound like whichever of the guests it was in the first wedding line up in Four Weddings and a Funeral now - but you must be very proud!! Hope you get your results back soon and they are what you want to hear! Take care, on this dull wet windy cold day...!

Tanya said...

That's great news Brenda, congratulations to your son! What fantastic prizes too :)

I hope your test results come back soon and as you want them, thinking of ya!

Tags xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! That is exciting news Brenda. WELL DONE to Alex, you must feel so proud of him.

Your card is gorgeous, I love the design and beautiful colours.
I hope you get your test results soon and that you start to feel better.

Take care
Sue

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Brenda, Big congrats to Alex. Your card is beautiful. Love the muted colours. Top Class! Nicola x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Well done Alex congratulations, I hope he enjoys his prize and does well and enjoys Paris, Your card is gorgeous Brenda, I like the design and the colours, I hope you feel better, I am keeping you in my prayers.
Kevin xx

Alina said...

Congrats! It's a great achivement! And Paris is a nice city to visit! The card is great!

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations to your son! TOp 40 from 1700 is pretty amazing but to be a winner! That is so exciting. No wonder you are so proud of him.
And a trip to Paris. Enjoy every moment!!! :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Gorgeous card and big congrats to your mega talented son , Paris hey ...lucky you.
So sorry your not feeling well , hope you get a lot better soon.
sending hugs.janex

Helene E said...

what fantastic news! Congratulations to him!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Great news Brenda, hope that you get well soon!
Thank you for the gorgeous card, loved the lilac colours and beautiful scene;-))m

chillin with Quillin said...

lovely card, and congrats to your Son, enjoy the trip !!!!
Paula

NancyD said...

Congratulations to your son, Brenda. What fun we have in our youth! NancyD

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Congrats on your son's achievement you must be so proud ! Wow ! Also hope that you are going to be OK and feeling better. Your card is another beauty. Take good care, Shirleyx

Jo Channon said...

Fantastic news Brenda, so pleased for you and all the family. It is good being a parent sometimes isn't it! What a super news to end the year. Jo xx

Gail said...

Great news Brenda!
Your son must be over the moon!
And a trip to Paris!
Too bad you're waiting on other news!
Great card!

ania said...

Piękna, delikatna, klimatyczna kartka!

Lorraine said...

Congratulations to Alex! You must be so proud of him.
Fabulous card and very fitting! I hope you are feeling better soon.
Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Lovely card Brenda and great news for your son, well done to him. xxxx

iReneM said...

A beautiful card - as always, Brenda and so lovely to read your 'Proud Mum' post.
Well done, Alex - I'm sure you will all enjoy your trip to Paris.
I hope you will be feeling better soon.
x

Faye said...

Your card is elegant and so fitting for your wonderful news!

Katie K said...

What a wonderful news, an early Christmas present for you all. Gorgeous card by the way Brenda. Take care and have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Katie

linda said...

very exciting news brenda - congratulations to your son; wow, a trip to paris! this card is just stunning, there are no other words to describe it. ok, maybe i'd add elegant. :)
linda

Tedz said...

I love this card Brenda and very many congratulations to Alex, it is a brilliant achievement and I am not surprised you are feeling very proud. Pauline xx

Jackie said...

Wonderful news Brenda, you must be so proud.
Wonderful card, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Cath Wilson said...

Brilliant news - what a great achievement! I'm sure you'll love Paris, my favourite place. Hope you soon get your results so they can treat you and make you better x

Pat said...

Many congratulations to Alex on his super achievement Brenda, and you get a trip to Paris, how good is that!

Pat xx

Juls said...

Love the elegance of this!!! Hugs Juls

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are fantastic news, congratulations - you should be very proud. Both cards are wonderful.

May said...

Congratulations A Fantastic achievement , you must be so proud of him.... You will Love Paris Brenda... Fab City!! I hope you feel a little better and those results come through soon... Hugs May x x x

catherine said...

Congratulations on your brilliant news and you must be so proud
x catherine

walchowDesign said...

Congratulations with the wonderful news, Brenda! You must be super proud of him! Hope your result will be ok but in the meantime do take things slowly!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh my Brenda, can't believe is missed this post. Wow I am so excited for you and your son. What a wonderful achievement. I am sure your proudness knows no bounds. All my best wishes for his preparation - two huge marathons in one month is massive, but I now his going to rise above the rest.
Your card is gorgeous, love the softness about it.
Wishing you and your family a blessed festive season.
Hugs
Desíre
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Elizabeth Allan said...

Exciting news and a divine card Brenda. Wishing you a very merry week.

Izzwizz said...

That's wonderful news about your son Brenda, I wish him the best of luck with his running! I love this card too, so beautiful. Maddy x

scrappymo! said...

How did I miss this! Must have been busy doing the Xmas baking and was a bit remiss about keeping up! teehee. This is just a fabulous card! My eldest was in France this year for a couple of months studying French. She went on a trip around the world (open ended ticket) and was gone nearly 6 months. She came home for a best friends wedding and worked 6 weeks and qualified to take her next years vacation and has been gone 2 months again! So fitting for me to see this lovely Paris card.
Congrats to your son...that sounds like a fabulous opportunity! Good for him! I remember the picture of him at the Olympics.

Bellaidea said...

Congratulations!

Archana Joshi said...

Very pretty card. Always paris themed projects.
TFS.
Hugs,
Archana