Tuesday, 31 December 2013

December wins

I'm in bed already, I know how to party!

Another lucky month for wins, maybe next year will be the car and holiday prizes.  Maybe?

Contrast Pencil in Black by Sumita Beauty - from the Stella giveaway
Fleur D'Or Hand Cream by L'Occitane, Stella giveaway
Persil Small and Mighty - thanks to Jo at given to distracting others blog. Yay for rafflecopter.
Lexicon - thanks Hodder and Stoughton
Wooden Doll's House, That's Life click to win. Sold this to our neighbours for half retail price, £130 in argos, their girls loved it!
Signed copy of Taking The Fall, AP McCoy - lovereading
Adele Marie long ring necklace and an Anise cream jersey scarf from Gray and Osbourn Says £100 value, not convinced!
Kurio S4 Touch - local paper token collect
£50 voucher for beautybase.com - kiddychart advent win, thanks Helen
Miranda Hart's Maracattack on DVD - TV Choice click to win.
Nearly forgot this twitter win from  LIFE by Keith Richards

Monday, 16 December 2013

November wins

Can't really be bothered with all the advent comps today, so many of them, I'll play scrabble instead.  ISC.ro if anyone wants a game, I'm JudeVFR400 there.

On to the wins!  

A box of useful stuff from P&G / Supersavvyme.  It's almost like a little hamper.
Tampons (hilarious to us, we've both had hysterectomies),  ariel washing tabs, max factor mascara, oral b toothpaste, venus and olay razor and head and shoulders apple fresh.

A set of Sophie Hannah's mysteries, 8 of them, all signed  Lovely!  My pile of books to be read is getting out of control.

A warming knee support from @neoguk - nice to have a little twitter win.  They run this every week, and you can choose any item from their catalogue.

A foot pump from win something 'clickies'.

Another copy of After Earth. That's one dvd, one bluray, and one bluray steel book.

Fleur D'Or Hand Cream by L'Occitane - my only prize from the Stella giveaway.  

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

October wins

The Incredible Spice Men - cookbook from click to win, take a break
The Devil In the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson - Crime Lines I really enjoyed this, look out for it if you like crime or historical fiction
A Kitkat bar! whoo!
Another voucher for zoflora
Hobgoblin Tshirt
Pokemon DVD - very happy little neighbour
£20 amazon voucher from Nature Valley
After Earth BluRay
Cornish Sea Salt salt pig - Belvoir fruit farms  (I'd best chase this, hope it's not got lost)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A book win - Talking To The Dead - Harry Bingham

I won this from booksbiscuitsandtea, thank you Vicky, and realised when I picked it up, that I have already read it.  Not a problem, my memory isn't great, so I don't remember who did it, but I did remember that I had a big problem with the detective.  She's lovely.  Very enjoyable character, intelligent, quirky, and I would be very happy with her as an insurance investigator say.  But.  I just cannot believe that someone who had suffered a serious mental illness, documented in her medical records, would ever get in the police.  I just can't get past this.  Still, I will ignore that, and enjoy reading the story again.

Reading an actual book, I realise how much I now prefer the kindle.  I never thought I would when they first came out, but now, with my eyes being stupid so often, I do like being able to make the text as large as is comfortable.  It's less of an effort than using my reading glasses and a paper book.  Oh well.  Thank science for kindles!

September wins

£10 Top Shop voucher 
Time Bandits bluray steelbook - Hey You Guys rafflecopter, heyuguys competitions
LA Confidential bluray - Empire
£50 Amazon voucher, National Express - bought Ian Rankin - The Impossible Dead  on kindle last night, and Lisa's having fun with latex.  Making a halloween mask, nothing naughty!
£50 Tesco voucher, Robinson Fruitshoot
Luxe Edition Crystal Slant Tweezers from tweezerman - crazy price!  These arrived today, and, okay, they are pretty, but I don't really see the point.  I mean, who would see them?  Not like you pluck stray whiskers in public.  Well, I don't anyway. Here -  sparkly tweezers - like these, but mine are purple.  I would happily sell them, half retail price, but I really don't know any sparkly princesses that would feel the need.  Let me know if you do...  Otherwise I will keep them, and use them, and wonder...
Vileda mop - Not so sparkly, but useful.
Voucher for Zoflora

Thursday, 26 September 2013

August Wins

So it's towards the end of September, but better late than never.  Been rather muddy headed.

£250 of Red Letter Day shopping vouchers, direct line promo - local paper, online
Denver Fire Pit from Posh Garden Furniture, Rachel's yoghurt - lovely, but not sure we have room
Ipod shuffle, post office daily, or was that last month? maybe, but it arrived this month. 
Pair of cabbage patch dolls, IPC magazines - will sell these, they are really creepy!
Lots of postit notes from allbabyadvice blog, rafflecopter - Lisa is putting these to good use
crime novel from books, biscuits and tea, rafflecopter 
Color mask - sat in the bathroom, I've never dyed my hair before.
collection of Jodi Picoult novels - facebook
Lovebirds by Trevor Silvester, Look, ipc - straight to charity shop, thought it was fiction
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, also Look - enjoyed these, must pass it on to my mum.
6 driving lessons, IPC magazines - handy win for my daughter!
A can of WD40 - small but useful win.
Desk lamp - litecraft, rafflecopter - really useful win, arrived very promptly. Weekly giveaways - https://www.facebook.com/Litecraft

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Blog comp to enter, and must do better...

Just a few days left to enter this comp to win £250 of high street vouchers.

So I'll have a think, and do that tomorrow maybe.  And post my August wins.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

July wins

Lots of lovely wins again last month, even with taking loads of naps.  I don't do well in the heat.

A tiny oven glove from Borges Olive Oil.  We did need a new oven glove, and it's maybe a bit mean of me to complain, but I can only just get my hand into it!

£100 from Kumala Wine.  They gave away too many prizes on their facebook app, and honoured all prizes given.  So, thank you Kumala wine!

2 tickets to the Verdi Requiem at Llangollen Eisteddfod, local paper

National Trust family day pass

4 boxes of Dorset cereal oat granola.  Yummy!  We will buy more of it.

2 pairs of sunglasses with this is competitions.

A bottle of pepsi.  Well, it could have been a phone.  At least I drink pepsi!

Some Neal and Wolf samples, on twitter.

£100 tesco gift card, tesco/pepsi promotion.  Well done Mum for winning too!

Ipod shuffle, post office facebook instant win.

SpecialK cereal and bar, another facebook instant.

A lucky month!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

My Daughter Graduates from University

Lovely ceremony at York University on Friday morning; it was great to see she had so many friends.  We had a good meal the night before at Khao San Road, Walmgate, York - KhaoSan-Rd-Thai-Bistro

Brain isn't working in this weather, so that's all you get.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

June wins

Firstly, the biggie.  My daughter has finished her degree, that's more than I ever managed, and she has achieved a 2:1. Well done her!

Lots of lovely prizes again, I do like comping.

From the Stella Beauty giveaway -
Skin Food by Weleda
Wall's mini milk lip-balm from Lip Smacker
Ultra Hydrating Cream by Trilogy
Somerset Meadow Bath & Shower Gel by Crabtree & Evelyn, travel size (this smells gorgeous!)

3 Butter London varnishes, thank you so much Laura!  www.ascottishlass.net/
3 True Crime mags, on twitter.  Partner quite happy to read those.  I prefer crime fiction.
The Iceman, signed film poster.  Thank you @handbag.com!
Apron and some Burts Chips (These arrived the other day, and the crisps are gone already. Possibly the nicest crisps ever. Not too salty, not greasy, really crispy. Yum!)
BareMinerals lipgloss, from Cosmopolitan magazine

So, here's to July.  Half the year gone already. Eek!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What's in my handbag?

I spotted this competition on www.moneysupermarket.com ages ago, and now, here is my entry!  Hope if you see this, you have a go too.  Closes in a few days, you've got until midnight Monday, 1st July.

Simply write a blog post to tell us what is in your handbag. We’re interested to see pictures of your handbags and what you’ve got in them, which will really help us to get to know you better and piece together just what the average handbag contains.
As part of your post, make sure you take into account just how much the items (including your handbags) are worth. From a designer purse to expensive foundation, the value of the contents of our bags can soon add up.

Well!  I don't carry a handbag.  I'm too busy trying to stay on my feet for that.  But here's what I have on my attractive 3-wheeled walker.

So a cloth bag, free from some competition win or promo
Doggy poo bags £2.50 for a load of them
Keys, guessing about £20 to get them recut.  My partner would change the lock if needed, she wouldn't pay someone to do that.
Phone - easy to use with big buttons, no fancy functions.  I want to be able to talk and text.  I think that was my request!  Can't remember, but maybe £40?
Torch - £20
Sweets!  £1
In winter, maybe some lip salve.

So there we are!  I don't think this is a typical bag, but as this is what I take with me when I walk my dog, it's my bag.  And even just that is over £80.  

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

I've won Butter London Starkers Collection

Just had a message on twitter saying I'd won this giveaway - http://www.ascottishlass.net/2013/04/butter-london-starkers-collection.html  How lovely!  My nails are strong and long at the moment, not sure how I've managed that, but looking forward to those colours.  I think they will suit me.  I hope!  Thank you Laura.


Monday, 3 June 2013

Gorgeous cuff to win!

I do like a nice bangle, but they don't want to slide over my hands.  Are they telling me I'm old or something?  But I can wear a cuff, and this is a bit special.

So, go to the lovely blog at Thou Shalt Not Covet and enter!  (But I do covet it, I do!)

Enter here!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

June! And win a Mulberry handbag

If I stick this here, then I will remember to enter, details at - http://www.moneysupermarket.com/home-insurance/competitions/whats-in-your-handbag/   Hope everyone else has a go too!

I don't actually own a handbag.  Hope that's not a problem!

I'm still winning things, nothing big in May, but still, some nice bits

In reverse chronological order....

Fruitypots, a pack of 3, turned up very quickly.  Daily instant win.
3 pairs of Foster Grant reading glasses, Woman's Weekly daily entry
A toy for Max, petsafeuk on twitter
£30 to spend at wikaniko, from theminimesandme.com  I'll put the links in.  Honest I will.
All-bran berry crunch  Instant win
£10 costa voucher   instant win
Bottle of champagne from my ferry link another instant win
Some Boost drinks and a jug and beakers.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

No, you don't have to, was just seeing what it did.  Suppose I should work out how to put it at the side.  Another time.

Must contact the surgery tomorrow.  Don't think this blurry eye is MS, think it may be infected.  And not sure my foot should look puffy with rough skin.  Urgh.  Bodies.  Why don't they just work?

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Six Luscious Lipsticks to win!

Thank you Crystal Michelle for inviting me to have a look at her blog, splashkouture.blogspot and enter her giveaway.  It's open to us all, everywhere, and really, is it possible to have too many lipsticks?

So go have a look!  lucious-lips-nyx-giveaway

Thank you for running this giveaway, and good luck everyone!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Gorgeous Green Win

A big big thank you to Emma for hosting this competition on her blog - www.theminimesandme.com 

I won £30 to spend at www.wikaniko.com/shop/ and I had a lovely time selecting items.  Guilt free too, I'm not spending my own money, AND they offer a range of greener products for the bathroom, cleaning, gifts, go have a look.

I chose

Unwind Bathsalts
Bamboo Bathtowel
Bamboo Trainer Socks x 2
Incense sticks x 2

I've been wanting to try something made with bamboo fibre for ages, so really looking forward to feeling just how soft it is.  The bathsalts and incense for a little pampering treat.

Thank you again Emma, and Anne at Greenerdays.

Friday, 17 May 2013

30 Ways to Save £1

Only just seen this, bit late, but I'm determined to enter.  It's a compulsion.  And it has to be in today!

If you don't know what I'm on about, it's this - http://www.moneysupermarket.com/30-ways-to-save-1-pound/

  1. Join a library.  If there's one near you that is, I know kindle books, and second hand books are cheap, but a library is free.  Great way to spend some time with children too.  
  2. Don't buy bottles of coke or whatever when out, take squash or water with you.  That adds up.
  3. Same for chocolate.  Well.  Just don't buy it.  This is tricky for some of us I know.
  4. Enter competitions!  This only works if you are lucky and actually win stuff.  I'm having a lucky year so far but I wouldn't recommend giving up work for it.
  5. Try going down a brand when shopping.  Sometimes you don't notice much difference.  Especially in shampoo.
  6. Your pet won't mind not having a designer collar.  Don't buy it!  It's spent years getting the old one nice and comfy.
  7. If you knit, do you REALLY need to buy that wool?  Don't you have 14 big bags of the stuff hidden about the house?  Same goes for fleece for spinners, fabric for dressmakers.
  8. And if 7. applies to you, why not sell surplus craft stash on to other crafters.  Or swap some.
  9. If you love charity shopping, are you sure you need that jacket?  You've bought 8 already this year.  I know they are relatively cheap, but still.
  10. If 9 applies to you, why not carboot all the clothes you don't need.  Extra cash you could spend on more things at charity shops guilt free!
  11. Made too much for dinner?  Don't serve out extra large portions, freeze in portions for homemade ready meals.  
  12. Tempted to buy yellow sticker veg because it's just too cheap to miss?  Good idea, but make soup and freeze some rather than leave it to go off in the bottom of the fridge.
  13. Love a manicure but can't justify the money?  Have a friend, or your mum, round for coffee, and do each others hands and nails.  Why not?  
  14. Don't buy that magazine!  Look how much it is!  Or at least just buy one and then swap with your  neighbour.
  15. Gym fees.  Lots more than £1.  If you must keep that membership going, make sure you get value for money out of it.  But jogging or walking with friends would be cheaper.  So think about cancelling it as soon as you can.
  16. If you use buses, do you have the best value bus card?  Do check.
  17. Same for trains, lots of discount cards, young person, student, disabled, and book in advance online.  Big savings to make.
  18. Love your pet?  Save money by not overfeeding.  Pet food isn't cheap, and vet bills really aren't cheap.  Could link in with gym fees...
  19. You sure you need all that Sky or cable?  Really?  Go down a package, you won't die.
  20. Don't buy expensive coffee when out.  Be organised and take a flask.
  21. Same for sandwiches, I mean, how much?  If you aren't a morning person, you could always make a batch of say pate sarnies on nice bread and freeze them for the week.  Will be defrosted by lunch.
  22. To save even more pennies, use yellow sticker bread and pate, make them up the night you buy them, for really cheap sandwiches.
  23. You don't need to throw out that blouse just because a button fell off.  You are bound to have a spare somewhere.  It's not hard to sew one back on, really.  
  24. Only you still up late?  You don't need the heating on, just have a blanket over your knee.  I know, but if you are on your own, there's no one to see.
  25. Back to buying books, you sure you don't have boxes of them in the loft?  They've probably been up there so long you've forgotten them.  Read them again before you buy any more.  
  26. So a favourite pair of boots has a bust zip?  Don't chuck them out and buy new ones.  Get them fixed at a cobblers.  
  27. Do keep your boots and shoes polished, I know, a very mumsy thing to say.  But!  They will last longer and look smarter.  
  28. Love seeing new films in the cinema?  Sign up to seefilmfirst.com.  Be quick to respond and see new films for free.  Really.  
  29. No room to stock up when your favourite brands are on special offer?  Share with your mum, or neighbour.  Save money, and you won't be stuck with stacks of the stuff.
  30. You sure you need a snack?  Try sipping drink of water first.  Good for the diet and the purse.
And I've done it!  I could go on and on.  Boring anyone that finds it.  If anyone DOES read this today, you've only got today to write your own and enter!  

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May already

April was a lucky month for wins, lots of lovely things.

My daughter had two wins, I'd told her to enter so I'll count them. She doesn't enter much otherwise.

Nexus 7 - Times hourly

Illamasqua eye shadow

And my wins!
Klarstein food processor / mincer. rafflecopter The Curry Guy
Munchkin bath toys - rafflecopter A Strong Coffee
Tshirt - Jennings Brewery
Dr Browns baby bottle - rafflecopter BericeBaby
Weleda Wild Rose Facial And Body Products - Marie Claire
Relentless Energy drink - not sure how much - Music News
John Frieda mini hair care kit, facebook
2 boxes Baileys truffles - rafflecopter Angie-Cupcake
copy of The Heist by Shaun Jeffrey That was rafflecopter too.

I'm not feeling very brilliant at the moment, but I will update this with all the links to everyone's blogs.  

And it's MS Awareness Week apparently.  I'm always aware of it, unfortunately, but still.  What can you do?  MS AWARENESS WEEK

Friday, 26 April 2013

Weleda Wild Rose items for sale.

I have a box of NEW Weleda Wild Rose items I won. Smoothing Eye Cream, Body Oil, Pampering Body Lotion, Smoothing Facial Lotion, Smoothing Masque, Smoothing Facial Oil Capsules. Total Weleda RRP £102. Obviously cheaper at Amazon. Would anyone like to buy the lot for £50? Let me know! Otherwise we will pamper ourselves and be smelling of roses.

Weleda Wild Rose

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sometimes the right person wins...

Okay, so maybe I'm biased a little.  I saw a twitter comp yesterday with only 20 minutes to go for an Illamasqua powder eye shadow.  I told my daughter about it, just as well she was online, and she won.  Yay!  Her twitter pic fits the brand rather better than mine.  She doesn't know which one she'll be getting, but they all look gorgeous - Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadows   At £15.50, a nice little prize, she normally has to wait for a sale to treat herself to one.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Depeche Mode ticket for London O2

My daughter has a standing ticket to Depeche Mode to sell, at O2 London, 28th May. Just wants the ticket price back, exam forces sale. Let me know if you want it.  It cost her £62.25 what with all the booking and postage.  She only learnt the date of a 48 hour exam after she'd booked it, and as it's her final year, she really can't risk it.  

Yay - ticket is on its way to a fan.  

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

March wins!

Another month gone by, rather successful again.  Maybe the car, cash or holiday is later in the year.  But I mustn't be greedy!

£35 spend on takeout at hungryhouse.com, thanks to webuyanycar.com on twitter.
OPI  nail colour thanks to look dailies, no idea what colour, will wait and see.
Start Over by Blake on cd. I don't remember entering for this, but I suppose I must have. Straight to charity shop. Oops!
Thank you Windmill Books on twitter, The Death of Bees should arrive soon.
I've already posted about the fab goody bag from Woman's Own magazine.
Thank you Missmakeupmagpie for 4 of the new Imperial Leather shower gels

And first win for April.  Had a message on twitter to let me know I've won a

Karstein Food Processor

So thank you very much to the Curry Guy for running this fantastic competition.  Do go have a look at his recipes and enter the competitions too.  Just got to work out where it's going to fit in our tiny kitchen.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Win a Chi Chi dress and Caviar nails

No, I'm not running it, but someone's got to win.  Let me know if it's YOU!

Enter on facebook here!

It's open for 5 more days, rafflecopter, so very easy.  Might as well enter!  I'm sure my daughter could find something she liked.  Oh yes, nearly forgot to say, your choice of dress.  Which is nice.

Floffy hair

My Baby

Okay, so she's not exactly a baby, but isn't she gorgeous?  And I wanted to see if I could manage to post a picture.  Stolen from her facebook.  Floffy = goth + fluffy. Daft I know. This shows why I enter to win lots of make up.  No idea where she gets it from, but she's loved doing her hair and makeup from her mid teens.  I could never be bothered to be a goth, leather jacket and a touch of black eyeliner was more my look.  She doesn't always look quite like this, this was for an 80s night, so she's vamped it up to the max.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Snoozy Sunday

Actually, I feel snoozy every day.  MS does get rather tedious.  I'm going to do 5 minutes on the exercise bike anyway, if I don't, my thigh muscles will just vanish.  Scary stuff.  Five minutes, that's all, on the lowest setting, and I'm wiped out.  I do try not to dwell on how things used to be, I mean, there really is no point in getting upset about it, but sometimes I do indulge in a spot of self pity.  I (I again, too many I s) used to cycle to work, walk miles, and now?  Grr.  I'm struggling to wobble the dog around the duck pond.  And I can't manage that every day. 

Still.  Got that moan over with.  Another Times hourly comp today.  Yesterday was to win a ridiculously expensive mixer, today a short break, with dinner.  Would be nice, but maybe it's a little greedy to want another Times hourly win.  My daughter's birthday pressie last year was a good one from them.  And I do want to read blogs and enter blog comps today.

Well, if I can't actually DO much, I can at least win random stuff.  Or try to.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Yay! Product of the year goody bag win


Okay, so it's not the biggest prize I've won, but there is something so satisfying about a goody bag like this.  Maybe it's just me...

Right, I've got to get ready to go to my gran's for a few days.  She's 96 and still living independently.  She'll have cake ready for us.

Monday, 4 March 2013

March already...

I've got my new glasses now, things haven't looked this sharp in a long time.  And reading glasses too, magic!  I can read again.  Strange this getting old business.

Some nice little prizes last month

Grappling gloves from lockdownfightwear.com/, okay so I wouldn't know what to do with them, but my partner is happy

The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson in paperback.  From Woman's Own Magazine daily entry comps.  I rather fancy their comp for a CoolFire Tea Light Holder so I'll keep entering that when I remember.

Blinkbox on twitter said they would send me some popcorn, I'll chase that.

Lots of baking and icing goodies!  Thanks to the Piping Fairy  Baking goodies!

Disney goody bag from National Holidays.  That was on competwition.  I received a cute soft Mickey, a Mickey pen and a Disney beaker with lid and straw.

And £35 to spend on takeout through hungryhouse.co.uk thanks to webuyanycar.com on twitter.  My student daughter and housemates in York will benefit from that.

FAB LFW Radley Tote and goodies giveaway!

The Pre-trender is holding this generous giveaway


Honestly, other than the bag, I don't know which item I like the look of most.  Glossfinity Nail Polish by Max Factor, Angels Nails does look particularly gorgeous

Do enter!  It uses rafflecopter, so very easy and you know it's all done properly.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Lovely makeup giveaway!

Daisy Meadow is running a fab giveaway, I just love the Urban Decay Basics Palette.  Okay, so I hardly ever wear makeup, but it doesn't stop it being a gorgeous set.  I know my daughter would love it, so here's hoping I win!  If you happen to read this, then do enter  Daisy Meadow's giveaway  .

It's run using rafflecopter, which does take some getting used to.  But honestly, give it a try, at least you know your entry has been counted properly.

Sunday, 17 February 2013


I won!  Thank you Becky, what a great excuse to bake and eat more cakes.  My parents are running the Cilcain Community Cafe one Saturday next month, profits to the MS Trust, so it's good timing.  Yay!  I so love being told I'm a winner.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Isn't it a shame you can't win good health?

I've been feeling over the past few days, longer if I'm honest, how narrow my life is now.  On Monday my mum collected me (and kindle) to sit and chat with the craft group and have lunch afterwards.  Then I took Max for a very short walk around the duck pond. Then sat in the car while Lisa went to buy a more comfortable seat for the exercise bike and we went into Sainsburys to pick up a few things.  Hardly mad gadding about is it?  I slept most of the next day and yesterday and haven't felt up to going out.  Urgh.

Still, I'll struggle Max around the duck pond later, and probably need yet another nap.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

January Catchup

So, what's happened this month?  Lovely party for little Brooke's christening, I was very happy with lots of savoury eats followed gorgeous meringue and fruit salad.


My daughter had the big one - that ipad mini from the Sun.  Which was nice!

I've not had anything that big, but still, enough to keep me happy.

  • Family Guy dvd from Look magazine, the daily entries.
  • A pink leather diary from @TeamJslater http://www.julieslaterandson.co.uk/ It's lovely! 
  • Pringles speaker, win or freebie we don't mind. Doesn't sound bad at all!
  • Bronze Ambition Limited Edition Gift Pack - lots of self tan, 12 bottles, application mitt, and a bag. Also from Look.
  • Thanks to http://www.babystuffilove.blogspot.co.uk/ I entered for borax without noticing that it was USA only. But she let me nominate a friend when I won! So I'll count it as a win, and if any US friends are reading this, do visit her blog.
  • My last win of the month http://www.geeknative.com/36825/competition-fringe-septembers-notebook/ Looking forward to seeing this, looks cool.
  • According to Real People on line, I've won 13 on DVD. Wonder if I'll ever get that? I didn't get an email telling me about it, but I wouldn't think there's another of me in Ruthin, it's a tiny place.

So, I'll see what the rest of the year brings, that's a nice start.

Sunday, 27 January 2013


I've entered this little competition to win cute little rattles.  So many of our friends and family are having little ones I'm sure to find a loving home.  Why don't you enter too?

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Depeche Mode PAIN!

My poor daughter.  She's bought a ticket for their London concert this year, and was SO looking forward to it.  To find out that she has a 48 hour exam then.  And she really can't miss it, it's her final year.  So she best not miss it.  Sad though, they don't tour often.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

(What happened here then?  forgot to press the publish button.  So it's in the wrong place now and I don't know how to change that.  Oh well!)

I forgot I started this!  Oh well. It's been a good comping year, 2 tellies, another xbox 360.  And one of those tellies was from wombling.  I picked up an empty packet of crisps near the skate park, entered online, and won a £600 odd telly!  Which was nice.  What else this year, biggies, £500 from pepsi, my mum won too, and £500 to spend at silly expensive clothes from the Sunday Times, one of those hourly comps. 

Trouble is, I spend far too much time comping to be bothered blogging about it.

My ms?  That trundles on being very boring.  I've fallen a couple of times walking Max, it's getting harder.  But.  What can you do? 

Quite.  Comp on!
Must get my eyes tested, verticals have this strange kink.  Not sure that's right.  Still, at least my phone works.  My parents are now on day 28 of their phone crackling so much you can't hear what is being said.  Come on BT, wake up!  My dad's latest status on facebook - How about a competition ? Can you come up with some new and creative excuses for BT. The prize I would offer would be a signed and matted print of a picture of a BT Openreach van If I can see one to photograph near our house.  Now, I know I enter for just about anything, but not sure he'll get many takers for this one...

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


I almost can't remember what it was like for walking to be no effort.  I took a competition entry to the postbox just now, not far at all.  Local paper, win a cointreau cocktail set. Was really struggling by the time I got back home again, legs just didn't want to work, was walking so slowly.  Grrr.  Oh well.  Maybe it's time for a game of scrabble.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Can't believe I've forgotten about this for so long!  It's now 2013. 

MS update - walking is getting harder, it's not much fun.  I've borrowed my parents'  exercise bike to try to build up a little strength and maintain range of movement.  I can't walk far enough to keep fit now.  Grrr.  Still, Max isn't keen on being out for long in this weather, he doesn't like the rain in his face.  Huge GSD, loves swimming in the river, and doesn't like his face getting wet.  Daft creature.

Comping-wise?  Well, my daughter rang me today to say she's won an ipad mini!  That was the Sun hourly comp back in november that I told her about, so I'll count it as a win.  That's pretty cool!  Lovely to get the excited phone call.  She'd missed the email saying she was a winner, as she didn't think it was anything, so just went to the post office with the card to collect a missed parcel.  She'd had the card a few days too as she's been busy with university work.  Goodness!  Good thing she collected that one!

So far this month I've won some tanning goop and a dvd from look magazine online.  The daily entries.  The dvd has arrived already, still waiting on the goop.  Also waiting for a lovely pink diary from @TeamJSlater .  And how could I forget the little speaker that clips to a pringles tub.  Actually, for a freebie, it's great!  And, dreadful I know, I had to buy and eat some Pringles for my partner to be able to use it.  What a task.

So.  Hopes for the year.
That my daughter graduates well - well enough that makes her feel it was all worth while.
To win a second Ipad of some sort.  My partner would really really like one.  We don't buy toys, just wait for me to win them.
For good health for us all.  As well as we can manage at least.