Christmas has been and gone, and it can be quite deflating after so much build up to it. How was Christmas for you? Did you have a good time, or are you glad it’s all over? Since hearing the word ‘Twixmas’ numerous times and not having a clue, Google has enlightened me. Sadly, it has nothing to do with chocolate Twix bars. If you’re out of the loop like me, it’s the time between Christmas and NY. With that in mind, I hope you all have a restful Twixtmas and take some time to slow down, relax & recuperate.
I’m one of those people who never really seems to win anything. Just as well I’m not a regular lottery player as I’d hate to think how much money I’d have wasted by now. Competitions for a new car, a year’s supply of ice-cream, or a 3 week cruise have turned up nothing, either. I did once win a year’s supply of oyster sauce; shame I don’t like oyster sauce but the local takeaway place enjoyed my donation.
With my ‘back luck’ in mind, I was so shocked to have won twice recently. These were competitions run by other fellow bloggers. As I usually read and comment when I can, I didn’t think much of it. I certainly didn’t expect to win either, let alone both. I’d like to say a huge thank you to both these wonderful ladies. I’ve had a pretty rubbish time lately, as many of you have, so these have added some brightness and joy to the end of the year.
Firstly – Sarah from My Migraine Life.
Sarah is an incredible writer with a blog that is as much about raising awareness as it is to provide support, encouragement and information when it comes to migraines.
In her generous giveaway, I won a diffuser from Organic Aromas, which was then personalised with an image of my choice. The company were fantastic in contacting me as I sent various images to try out for size via email, then letting me know they’d sent it. I’m waiting for just before Christmas to give this a go because it’ll feel like a lovely present that way. And it makes sure I keep my will power flexible and well-honed by practicing a little patience! It looks incredible and I’ve certainly never seen a diffuser this impressive before.
Organic Aromas do a range of aromatherapy and essential oil diffusers, including some special ones like the personalised, hand carved or laser engraved diffusers, as well as a range of quality essential oils. What’s also great is that they ship to almost everywhere in the world!
Secondly – Heather fromDinosaurs, Donkeys & MS
To celebrate their 2 year Blogiversary, Heather & Dizzy held a giveaway. I’ve followed the blog probably since I first started blogging myself, and it’s incredible to see how far it’s come and how amazingly she’s doing in raising awareness, being a source of support, and providing her readers with a little giggle through Dizzy and co’s antics. I was a lucky runner up in the giveaway and my parcel arrived this morning, I was so excited!
If you haven’t checked out these fantastic blogs before, please do, you won’t be disappointed!