Hi there lovelies.
On this day, seven whole years ago Josh and I became a couple. I can’t quite believe that so many years have whistled by already, but I look forward to sharing many more with my wonderful man.
As I’m in a celebratory mood I’ve decided to share the love by hosting a GIVEAWAY.

This beautiful bag was hand-made by women living in Kigezi, Uganda. There is a program running there, set up by a lady from our church which allows women to sell handmade gifts to keep themselves out of poverty.

The fabric is amazing; so rich and colourful. It also folds up very flat and small which makes it perfect for tucking in your handbag ready for those unexpected shopping runs. Eco-friendly as well!
How to enter
{The more entries you have, your better chance to win! Please make a separate comment for each entry, and leave your name and e-mail in each one!}
To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post telling me if you can remember what you were doing 7 years ago today.
For extra entries:
- Be a follower of Dreaming of the Country (and let me know in the comments)
- Post about this on your blog (and leave a comment with your link).
- Post about this on Twitter (and leave another comment and add me @TheNards).
- Post about this on Facebook (and leave another comment).
The giveaway will end on Friday 10th May at 11pm GMT! And the winners will be picked using Random.org!
This giveaway is open to EVERYONE. Enjoy!


  1. Wow. That's a difficult question.
    7 years ago I was 17, almost 18. The school year was over and I was studying for "Selectividad" like crazy. Selectividad is a series of exams you have to pass to go to university.
    I was happy and proud of myself because I had just graduated with honors from high school and was pretty sure I'd pass Selectividad.

  2. And posted about this on my blog!

  3. Hey! Happy Anniversary to you guys! Marco and I also met 7 years ago, on 13 August.

    This is a beautiful bag, I love the purple. I do not remember exactly what I did on 3 June 2004, but I was probably packing up my apartment in Cologne in preparation of moving to London.

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  5. Blogged about it? Tick!


    Happy Weekend!

  6. Hmmm... 7 years ago today. I had just gotten back from England and was getting ready to go (or maybe already had gone? can't remember) to Wyoming for a month of dinosaur bone digging and other shenanigans. That was the best summer.

  7. Happy 7 yrs! 7yrs ago I was probably pulling my hair out bc. chemistry was kicking my butt.

  8. And I'm already a follower :-)

  9. 7 years ago I was graduating from College with a BSBA degree!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  10. Let's see...7 years ago I was just finishing up my 10th grade year of boarding school in Kenya. I met my hubby there in 7th grade, but we didn't become a couple until 12th grade (our final year) :)

  11. On June the 3rd 2004 I'd have been in school making birthday plans with my friend Natashia, whose birthday is june the 4th... It was a friday so I would have gone to girls cell in the afternoon which was at terry and eirys' house and they would give us such luxury and bountiful hospitality, it was LOVELY. :] xx

  12. I LOVE IT!!! I want it!!! That's so beautiful, and such a lovely thing that they do. I'm happy to enter all the times that I can to win it. Thanks for including us Yanks!

    7 years ago I was not married and had yet to meet my husband (on eHarmony.com) I was a teacher, and I loved my friends at my school. I was probably 20lbs skinnier too.

    amaandabroadway at hotmail dot com

  13. I blogged about this giveaway. And it wasn't easy!! :)

  14. I posted this on my Facebook page. Again, it was hard. :)

    amandabroadway at hotmail dot com

  15. Oh, I almost forgot to leave this one. I'm a devoted follower of your blog! :)

    amandabroadway at hotmail dot com

  16. 7 years ago today..I was on summer break from my sophmore year in college. Probably being super lazy and enjoying the summer. Oh how I miss summer breaks!

  17. I have no idea... It was the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year of high school. Probably not much. Lol.

    Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

  18. Hi!!

    Congrats on 7 years! My husband and I have been married one year and we're coming up on 6 yrs together! :)

    Love this bag, Im a follower under my personal blog Diana @ TheWorldAroundHer.blogspot.com

  19. I also tweeted about it and i now follow you on twitter!

  20. And I posted it on my facebook! :)

    Hope you had a great weekend! Lovely blog you have.