Tag Archives: Giveaway

Bouquet Winner Announced!

16 Jan

Thanks to random.org I have chosen a winner to receive this beautiful bunch of flowers…Lucky #8

Who happens to be…Lauren!

I hope your neighbour enjoys them Lauren.

Thanks to everyone who entered. It’s been fun, I’m sorry that you couldn’t all win 🙂

Happy Sunday!

P.S I noticed after I’d posted that my last entry was my 300th post! A giveaway was a nice way to inadvertently celebrate it!


Bouquet Giveaway!

15 Jan

The other day I ordered a bouquet of flowers from an online company, but when they were delivered there was a note in the box to say that ‘due to circumstances beyond their control’ the flowers they delivered weren’t what I ordered.

Now, I’m not normally one to kick up a fuss about things or complain to companies, but I was a bit annoyed that they hadn’t even told me what was going on. It turned out okay in the end, but I would have rather waited a few days until they had the right flowers rather than then send out a bouquet that I hadn’t ordered. So, I sent off a quick email to the company explaining that I would have liked to be kept informed of the situation, and didn’t think anything more about it.

BUT…guess what! They offered me a free bouquet of flowers to make up for my disappointment! Result!


Instead of keeping them I thought I would share the love…who doesn’t like to receive flowers?! And if you don’t, I’m sure you can think of someone who would appreciate them!

To Enter:

To be in with a chance of winning this beautiful bunch of flowers leave a comment below telling me your favourite type of flower, or what you would do with this bouquet if you won it, and I will RANDOMLY chose a winner tomorrow. [Comments close 12noon Sunday. Only open to people in the UK. Sorry!]

Good Luck!

DOTC Giveaway winner!

3 Apr

I am so happy to giveaway this necklace

to commenter number 14…

who is Hayley!

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy this adorable necklace.

We made it

2 Apr

Google calendar kindly sent me an email reminder yesterday to tell me that I was on holiday.

That brought me JOY!

You’ll be glad to know that we made it down to Devon safely, so the giveaway WILL still be happening tomorrow. (if you haven’t entered to win yet – do it now!).

We did hit snow in the mountains, but instead of pushing on like we did last time we decided to turn back, and go via the coast road. It did put an extra hour on our journey but it meant that things weren’t really stressful.

Sorry – this is just a short post. Make sure you check back tomorrow for necklace joy.

First ever DOTC giveaway!

29 Mar

I recently got these special necklaces and bracelets into the bookshop I manage.


They’re not only special because each piece is beautifully handcrafted out of old magazines (I love recycling!).


Neither are they just special because I LOVE the colourful designs, and I have received many compliments every time I wear my new multicoloured necklace.


What makes these crafts special is that they help provide these amazing children with an education.


These children attend the Goodwill Community School, which is run by Tentmakers Ministries in Uganda. This organisation aims to empower children and to give orphans the chance of education, and a better start in life.

The children love to get together to fold up brightly coloured paper from magazines into beads, which are then varnished and strung into necklaces and bracelets which we can buy.


The money goes towards providing food for the children while they are at school (they wouldn’t eat during the day otherwise), paying school fees for those without families to provide, and for equipment for the school.


I want to help these children by selling as much of this jewellery from my bookshop as I can, and because there are only so many necklaces I can wear, I have decided to give away a necklace to one you, my dear bloggy friends.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment telling me which necklace you prefer. (The options are a long multicoloured strand, short green triple strand, short orange/yellow strand, short chunky yellow/grey strand, long aqua-marine strand, and long green strand.)


The contest is open to people all around the world, until 10pm (GMT) on Friday 2nd April and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday.

I’m really excited about this giveaway. Without this project many of these children would have no access to education at all.