Giveaway: Ask Ashe Birthday

Today is the Ask Ashe Blog 2 year birthday! {yay, blow out candles}
I cannot believe how fast time has flown and how much I’ve enjoyed sharing anything and everything here. What started out as a means for me to get the mess of info inside my head out there, has blossomed into such a passion, that if I don’t have time to do a blog post, I feel irritated!

To thank all my loyal readers for their support, I’ve arranged a marvellous giveaway. {yay, do a little dance}

ONE lucky fish will win ALL of these goodies!

A box of 6 macaroons from Daniela’s:
These babies are hot property at the moment – colourful bites of deliciousness in a myriad flavours from sexy duo Lexi Bechet & Daniela Dotan.
Daniela’s Deliciously Decadent started in Cape Town and has recently opened in Durbs, in the Heritage Market, but they’ve also made a welcome appearance at the monthly I Heart Market and in coffee shops around town. These gals bake cakes and desserts worthy of eye candy status and they’re going to take this town of ours by storm!
117 Heritage Market, 9 Old Main Road, Hillcrest, Tel: 031 765 2505

A handmade brooch from Cupcake Couture & Natalie Louise:
Nadia is an absolute dream so it’s no wonder everything she makes is so gorgeous. She hand makes these fab brooches using pretty ribbons and has collaborated with Natalie Louise on this one and added a cute wooden matryoshka doll – I wish I could keep it! You can find Cupcake Couture at the monthly I Heart Market or online at and Natalie Louise here

A pixie dress from Miss Molly Fashions:
Melissa is the ‘uber-on-trend’ face behind Miss Molly Fashions. She always looks so effortlessly put-together – a sign of a true fashionista! I’m always so inspired by the outfits she posts on her fashion blog here – I would love to have her eye for detail. Thanks to Melissa you can win this beautiful Miss Molly pixie dress.
Check out her blog here and her online shop here

A R200 Livingston’s Gastropub voucher:
Livingston’s is Durban’s first Gastropub where the focus is on upmarket pub food in a laid-back relaxed atmosphere. It’s fast become a favourite watering hole for locals, with imported & local beers on tap and up to 21 wines available by the glass. Livingston’s is located in the Glenore Centre in Glenashley.
Call 031 562 9018 for bookings or check out their website

A Lisa & Jo Stationery pack:

Lisa Dixon & Jo Coelho are the incredibly talented duo behind Lisa & Jo Stationery which first appeared at Durban’s I Heart Market and has made its way into retail shops around the country. Anything from postcards, envelopes, rubber stamps, paperclips, stickers, writing paper to assorted ephemera is sourced from their travels around the globe and locally and presented in beautiful packs. You can win one of their painting packs with a mini canvas, oil paints & brushes as well as 3 rubber stamps!
Follow Jo’s inspiring blog here

A Brewers & Union 4-Pack
The Gabriel Collective are passionate about sourcing & supplying artisan-produced beers, brewed using only 100% barley malt, yeast, hops & water. You can win this delicious collection of craft beers – the pack consists of 1 x Unfiltered, 1 x Dark, 1 x Steph Weiss and 1 x Berne beer. I’ve tasted them all and my favourite is the Steph Weiss – I could murder a cold one right now!
More info here or call Bianca Esteves to order on 031 569 5385

A necklace & earrings from Bianca’s Embellish Range:
Bianca imports and makes her own gorgeous jewellery ranges. She has the Embellish Me costume jewellery range as well as a Silver range and you can see the ranges on her facebook pages. The jewellery is spot on trend with somethingb to suit everyone’s inner diva! You can win a chunky flower/coin chain necklace and a pair of earrings with turquoise stones.

ONE person will win all of these awesome prizes.
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.
For extra entries you can tweet the giveaway and include @askashe in your tweet or you can link back to this post from your blog (please include the link in the comments section on this blog)

You have ONE WEEK to enter – the winner will be announced on Tuesday 29th March – good luck and thank you to all of the generous sponsors!

Here’s to the next year!

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    29th March 2011 at 2:50 PM

    happy birthday you clever thing,
    you write what you know the rest you wing,
    we chatted together during school ART,
    or at the July Dressed up as a TART,
    we’ve been through ups and downs
    through orange skin and MALE CLOWNS,
    ONE thing i know- and thats the truth
    I love you more than chocolate MOUSSE!!

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    karyn Mathieu
    29th March 2011 at 12:22 PM

    p.s i have found all my fave little places to wonder around at thanks to you!

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    28th March 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Oh wow! Found this post just in time! I’m tweeting my little heart out as well, this giveaway (and blog in general) is AWESOME!

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    Megan Judd
    28th March 2011 at 9:27 AM


    This is soooooo damn cool. Will tweet just to double my luck ;)


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    28th March 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Happy blog birthday! Congrats & well done on an awesome site!

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    27th March 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Wow, it’s your 2nd?
    Every day your blog has beckoned
    It has style, glamour and fun
    Which is why I (we) love it a tonne
    Happy days and best wishes
    To you and all your follower fishes!

    thanks for keeping up updated and happily styled in the ways of all things glamorous in Durban (and beyond) for the last 2 years and hopefully for a long time to come. xoxox

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    26th March 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Happy blog birthday!

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    26th March 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Happy Blog Birthday!…what a great giveaway! All the things I’ve seen before and liked :)

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    25th March 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Ive just started reading your blog as my job requires me to “get more into the digital spehere”. I never really understood before what the “craze” was about blogging but I am now officially one of those crazy people that cant go a day without checking out whats happening on my favourite blogs. So happy birthday to you and your blog and although im 2 years late ive eventually caught on THANK GOODNESS, as they say better late then never!

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    25th March 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Great giveaway. I just tweeted :)

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    25th March 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Happy 2nd birthday, may you grow in strength and have mega followers…then you can run for Mayor…Lol…enjoy…Cheers…

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    25th March 2011 at 12:41 PM

    happy 2nd anni – still dont know where u find the time to keep so many peeps inspired – well done!

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    25th March 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Proud of Durbs! So chuffed with our local talent x

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    25th March 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Dearest Ashe
    thank you for the lovely, informative blog! To tell the truth I sometimes feel like a stalker… since we moved to Durbs a few months ago I follow your (and most of the ppl who you feature’s) blogs and so it’s like I have a secret little friendship circle of ppl i’ve never had a conversation with but whom I admire a whole damn lot! You and the peeps of Durban are awesome!
    LIve Long And Prosper!

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    25th March 2011 at 7:31 AM

    Happy Birthday, AskAshe! Thanks for keeping us inspired for two years! Pls don’t’ stop! xxx

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    25th March 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Happy birthday! Great giveaway! I want to be part of it :).


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    24th March 2011 at 9:15 PM

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing prize! Happy 2nd birthday to you!

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    Michele Woodroffe
    24th March 2011 at 7:39 PM

    What a fantastic collection of loveliness!Wishing you a happy blog birthday , with many more to follow.

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    Kelly Tromp
    24th March 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Ooo… Happy birthday! We should eat cake!
    Yes, I blogged it… =) Thanks for the surprises!

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    24th March 2011 at 4:26 PM

    I totally envy you on your blogging addiction – Congratulations on the 2nd birthday! Keep promising myself I’ll start blogging soon too but must admit I enjoy reading other peoples’ more. Thanks for being my window to Durban even though I’m in Joburg:)

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    24th March 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Happy Birthday!
    Keep the awesome coming.

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    24th March 2011 at 3:22 PM

    i never win anything! please pick me.
    and congrats, by the way, on a great accomplishment!

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    Heidi de Goede(FarmGirl)
    24th March 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Happy birthday! May you have many more years of blogging.

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    24th March 2011 at 12:41 PM

    oh my gosh, comment comment. amazing giveaway :)

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    24th March 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Wishing you a very happy 2nd birthday and many more years filled with lovely blogging! xxx

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    24th March 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Congrats! Here’s to a great blog!

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    24th March 2011 at 10:01 AM

    WOW! I’m happy to have been introduced to this blog on its 2nd Birthday! Keep it coming :)

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    Freshly Found
    24th March 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate!

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    24th March 2011 at 8:52 AM

    ooooh WOW! What an amazing giveaway! Happy Birthday Ashe! Love your blog!*

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    23rd March 2011 at 11:43 PM

    Love getting ur blog everyday! I stumbled upon it when searching for Durban restaurant specials! Still use that as a reference quite often! Good job keep keeping us in the loop!

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    23rd March 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Hells, that is one mega cool giveaway! Happy bloggiverary friend. Thanks for sharing so many great tip with us x

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    23rd March 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Congrats!!! Got here in durbs 6 months ago, and its awesome to have a place that keeps me updated!!!

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    23rd March 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Happy 2nd birthday to your blog. I’ve been blogging since last year but it was only recently that I’ve been fascinated in checking out other people’s blogs. And I must say it inspires and helps me to be a better blogger. I love visiting my fave blog sites bec there I can see their love for all things, from a small brooch to trendy outfits. Yes, I would love to be the lucky one to win this giveaway because there’s nothing can beat the feeling of receiving something special from somebody you don’t even know personally. Knowing that the giver’s purpose is to make you happy. I want to be blessed with happiness. These maybe material things, but it would make me happy knowing that you want to share the love to me :) Whether I get these treasures or not, know that your blog not only entertains but inspires and creates a change on people’s lives. Looking forward to celebrating more years with Askashe :) xoxo

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    23rd March 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Happy happy!! And what a lovely gift bag of treats – great idea ;)

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    23rd March 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Happy Birthday!!

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    23rd March 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Happy Birthday… Hope the best is yet to come for you!

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    23rd March 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Happy Birthday!
    Please can I win? I love winning.

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    Tessa-Jean Tuttle
    23rd March 2011 at 2:12 PM

    bring on the terrible two’s :P
    *happy birthday*

    <3 the competition winner

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    23rd March 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Happy blog-day! Love your blog almost as much as yout tweets!!
    PS – pick me!!!
    hugs & mwahs

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    23rd March 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Oh lovely.



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    23rd March 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Happy Birthday! 2 years of lovely… Very Rad blog!


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    neelam hendricks
    23rd March 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Awesome giveaway- fingers crossed:)

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    23rd March 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Well done on your 2 year Birthday! Such an awesome blog, and love reading it daily!

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    23rd March 2011 at 1:13 PM

    How sweet of you to treat us on your birthday! And I do really really want to win. Which is why I blogged your giveaway on Hey Cherry – well, I would have anyway, but I do want to win… the macaroons, the lovely brooch, the stationery joy, the gastropubbing… I want it all…

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Happy Birthday – sprinkles of happiness!!

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Yeeee-esss! What a lovely thing to do. And I want to win. I really really want to win. It’s just tooooo cool. I even blogged it on Hey Cherry’s blog (though I would have anyway) to give me an extra chance… :-)

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Happy birthday-thanks for two years of bringing the pretty.

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:46 PM

    WOW! Every prize is drool-worthy. Wishing Ashe much success on the 2nd birthday anniversary of this blog! (Tweeted as well :D)

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Just tweeted too! Holding thumbs :)

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Congrats! You always make me wish I lived in Durban! Fab fab giveaway!x

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:21 PM

    happy 2nd blog birthday and please enter me in your fabulous giveaway.
    thanks :)

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    23rd March 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Hello Ashe! Very much happy birthday to your blog, may you have many many more blogging years to come and may you be blessed with many more creative ideas :)

    I’m also having a giveaway, if you would like to check it out.

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    Kristi Kyle
    23rd March 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Happy birthdayand well done for a beautiful and inspiring blog!

    What an amazing giveaway – those macaroons look to die for!

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    23rd March 2011 at 11:46 AM

    happy birthday to the blog…and you, cause you write the blog!!

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    23rd March 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Happy Birthday! Amazing Blog and lovely giveaway!

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    23rd March 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Happy 2 year Blogaversary for yesterday!

    What an AWESOME giveaway! Enter me please

    Have a fabulous week.

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    Ingrid Elizabeth Summers
    23rd March 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Happy happy birthday! What an exciting giveaway…I do believe I can spot my name on all of it ;-)

    @askashe birthday giveaway on the blog…off you go now..quick stix! : Ashe Birthday Giveaway

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    23rd March 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Happy birthday! I’m doing a dance!! Just tried out the Brewer’s & Union Triple Blonde this weekend at their &Union on Bree Street in CT, amazing! And I don’t do beer!!! Wish they’d open an &Union in Durban!!!

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    23rd March 2011 at 10:32 AM

    congrats! love the blog. Its the best way to know whats hip & happening in durbs.

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    23rd March 2011 at 8:46 AM

    Oh my! Happy 2 years!! So exciting, Love,love ,love your blog! Thanks for the great read and info-you a Rocker for sure xxxxx

    DebDaCanha Debra DaCanha
    Ask Ashe Birthday Giveawy

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    Nadia - Cupcake Couture
    23rd March 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Happy blog bday! Just commenting to say thanks for including us! x

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    23rd March 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Happy 2nd Birthday, I hope there are many more birthdays to come cause this blog is awesome!

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    23rd March 2011 at 8:18 AM

    Love your blog! Happy Happy x

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    23rd March 2011 at 7:52 AM

    Happy Happy Miss Ashe!! Congrats on a wonderful blog. keep up all the great work. xx

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    Tracey du Plessis
    23rd March 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have MANY MANY more! Love your site & always look forward to your updates xxxxxx

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    23rd March 2011 at 7:30 AM

    Askashe…. indeed! Happy 2nd birthday you rockstar! x

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    22nd March 2011 at 10:29 PM

    Pick me! Pick me!

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    22nd March 2011 at 10:27 PM

    Happy Birthday! It was my bday this weekend so this giveaway would be an AMAZING gift :) great getting to grips with the Durban scene after years in London through your blog! thanks!

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    22nd March 2011 at 9:02 PM

    happy happy birthday! awesome awesome blog :) xx

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    22nd March 2011 at 8:32 PM

    Hip Hip Hooray! Thanks for the interesting posts and this drool-worthy giveaway.

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    22nd March 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Congrats on 2 years… I know I have loved hearing about all the news of Durban everyday! Thanks for keeping us in the loop of “who’s who” and whats happening!
    All the best xx

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    22nd March 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Ooh, happy 2nd birthday! You were the 1st Durban blog I visited on my return to Durban after 10 years in London, helped me get to know where all the hidden Durban gems were! Thanks x

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    22nd March 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Those items look awesome! Who do I have to shag?

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    22nd March 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Happy 2nd Birthday! Congrats and keep it up

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    Nix Levick
    22nd March 2011 at 4:29 PM

    Happy birthday, and cheers to many more! I have always wanted to write my own blog, abut dont have the confidence, so i just live through yours! xx

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    Stacey Liversage
    22nd March 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Happy hatchday askashe…love your site…. Pick me xx

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    22nd March 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Hi Ash, really enjoy your blog, its my one “me-time” moment during the day where i get to read about something beautiful, or tasty, or truly unique. thanks for getting thru my days after the last year of following your blog. happy 2nd birthday!

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    22nd March 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Happy birthday! I look forward to your posts every day – they brighten my gloomy corner of the office – thank you so much!

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    22nd March 2011 at 3:33 PM

    A happy day indeed,
    for both you and me!

    What a thrill you inspire,
    For all of Durban’s needs ‘n desires!

    A happy 2nd birthday (and more) you’ll see!

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    22nd March 2011 at 3:23 PM

    How do I win all these goodies????
    ex ex oh

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    22nd March 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Congrats!! Thanks for keeping us well informed :)

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Happy birthday – love your blog

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for the happiness injection your blog provides me with every day.

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Absolutely Fabulous. Rock on Ask Ashe!

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Happy Snappy Birthday! Thanks for keeping us in the know for 2 whole years! YAY!

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:17 PM

    2 whole years!! Congratulations. I still don’t know how you find the time, but I salute you! I generally manage to find time daily to see what else you’ve added so long may it continue. :-)

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Happy happy birthday! Thank you for inspiring me daily! x

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Happy birthday lovely! xx

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Congratulations Ashe! Your blog is my almost daily bread! i love all the interesting things you cover. Well done!

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    22nd March 2011 at 2:05 PM

    I love reading this blog – it keeps me well informed on what is on and where to go. Ash knows all! :)

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