We are 2/3's through the year and what a (excuse the language) S**t year it has been. After my Grandad passing away 6 months ago, and not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about him, I miss him so much. Then to discover my other Grandad has bladder cancer, he has no real life as it is, he has severe Parkinson's Disease. Then with everything else trying to get a mortgage etc it just seems to be one thing after another.
This aside my luck seems to have taken a turn for the better recently. It started a few weeks ago when I discovered I was one of the winner's of Sian's Charity Raffle prizes at Diary Of A Tinyholder. She does a lot of work for charities, and has taken part in a few challenges but is due to be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro within the next few weeks. Check out Sian's blog to see how she gets on.
There are always giveaways appearing on various people's blogs, I always enter but very rarely win, well I have only ever won Sue's giveaway which was back in January I believe. Up until recently this is. I have had a busy weekend, all about that over the next couple of days. I came home yesterday to find a fair few parcels with my name on them.
First of all was a parcel from Becca at Fancy Vintage she was running a giveaway with Juicy Lucy. This is what I won:
Such a cute little bag and pretty postcard which is pinned up on my desk at work.
The chocolate was delicious, I ate this today.
Secondly was a giveaway from the The Krafty Cupcake. I just wish you could smell this, it really is just divine.
I honestly can't stop sniffing it heehe
Next up is this giveaway with Mary Poppins. She teamed up with Persil's Pass On The Love campaign. It is a great cause, I shall be having a rummage through all my cuddly toys to see what I can come up with to donate. This is what I won.
Such a beautiful picnic hamper
Filled with lots of lovely goodies- the blanket and cuddly rabbit are so soft. I have wanted a rabbit for ages so I'm guessing this is the closest I am going to get for a while haha.
Thank you all so much ladies, you have all really helped to cheer me up. You are all just so generous. I really cannot express how much blogging means to me. It has given me the chance to meet some amazing people, and I really cannot thank you all enough for that. To pass on the love I shall be arranging my very own giveaway very soon.
Right on that happy note I am off to bed.
~ Gem x