For Someone Who ‘Never Wins’ Competitions, I’m A Lucky Girl!

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This Girl Got Lucky : Competitions Winner!

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. 

A photo of me holding my prizes.

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! 

Two photos of the organic aromas diffuser. It's electric and cylindrical in shape. It used a photo of my choice as the wraparound image, which is a multicoloured night sky with trees silhouetted.

Secondly – Heather from Dinosaurs, 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! 

Two photos of the Dizzy 2019 large wall calendar.
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Larger photo of me holding both prizes.

If you haven’t checked out these fantastic blogs before, please do, you won’t be disappointed! 


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.

Caz   ♥



  1. Margaret
    December 27, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    Congratulations Caz. You deserve it. You are one of the most supportive bloggers that I have met. I see your thoughtful, encouraging comments everywhere and they are always a blessing to read. Even the ones that aren’t for me, make me happy hahaha. I pray your new year is full of blessings, and again congratulations on your winnings 🙂

    • December 28, 2018 / 1:30 am

      Margaret, I totally agree!

    • December 30, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      That’s so kind of you to say, thank you Margaret. I do slip behind on reading and commenting, especially lately, but I try to do what I can. Thank you for such a wonderful comment – I hope you are keeping well and having a lovely weekend xxxx

    • December 30, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      PS. I haven’t been able to leave comments on your latest posts lovely, the comments seem to still be turned off (you’re probably aware of this, but just incase you’re not…) 🙂

  2. December 27, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    Very nice Caz.
    Enjoy your gifts. They couldn’t have picked a better person.

    • December 30, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Aww thank you Darnell, that’s very kind! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend =]

  3. December 27, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Way to go on both wins. I must add that you’re beautiful too. Just so you know.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the year. ♥

    • December 28, 2018 / 1:31 am

      my sentiments too, Comedy Plus – Caz you are indeed lovely – inside & out!

      • December 29, 2018 / 5:51 pm

        That is such a kind thing to say, thank you  ♥ ♥ ♥

    • December 30, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you very much, and I’m shocked about the beautiful comment because I don’t feel it at all, but I’m learning to accept a compliment, thank you! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend 🙂

  4. December 27, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    Congrats – those are some fabulous goodies!

    • December 30, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      They really are, thank you! I hope you’re doing okay this weekend xx

  5. December 27, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Congratulations – great to see your luck has changed and I hope you enjoy your prizes! X

    • December 30, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you very much lovely! I hope you’re having a good weekend =]

  6. December 27, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Congrats. I know exactly how you felt never winning anything.
    This may be a sign that 2019 is going to be a whole new year for you.
    Enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

    • December 30, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      It’s a nice way to feel a little brightness at the end of the year, that’s for sure. It goes to show we who feel we never win anything definitely can, even if it’s rare! Thank you for the kind comment, I hope you’re having a good weekend =]

  7. December 27, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    You taught me something I did not know… Twixmas! It did sound better thinking on a delicious Twix bar… lol.
    Congrats on winning the giveaways!

    • December 29, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      Twix is different in the UK but it’s still yummy! Definitely makes the Twixmas period more appealing to think of a little chocolate 🙂
      Have a lovely weekend, Gail xx

  8. December 28, 2018 / 12:53 am

    Congrats!!! I’m happy to hear that you won TWICE! That’s amazing. xx

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Thanks!! I hope you have a lovely weekend =]

  9. December 28, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Two great gifts, Caz; enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
    And have a happy Twixmas! That sure is a stwange word.. Yes, I mean stwange! 😉 😉

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks, Carolyn! Hahah, Twixmas is very stwange indeed! I hope you have a stuper tweekend 😀
      Caz xx

  10. December 28, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Wow! Congrats. That is super amazing.

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      I’m still quite shocked! Thanks Esther, I hope you have a lovely weekend =]

  11. December 28, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    Well deserved! I was so happy to see that you won and to give you a gift that obviously made you happy 😊 You are such a supportive blogger which is so motivating! I’m glad your luck has turned around and hope it continues through the year!

    • December 29, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      I appreciate it more than you know, thank you very much Sarah! I hope you had a decent Christmas – I hope 2019 is brighter for you 🙂

  12. December 31, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Congrats on the winning! I think I’m out of the loop too on what Twixmas is. I wish it was something to do with the chocolate as well.

    • January 2, 2019 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you! I have to wonder whether Twixmas was randomly coined this year as I’d not heard of it before; maybe we can update the meaning to include chocolate! Wishing you a lovely 2019 🙂

  13. January 2, 2019 / 8:00 am

    My Christmas Eve was very happy. I invited strangers from various parts of the world to me. There were people passing through my city in Gdansk. Different beliefs, skin color and culture. There were Indians, Muslims, Protestants and Buddhists. Interesting Christmas Eve. You can sit together and share the wafer, sing Christmas carols in English and eat traditional Polish dishes together. I put Basia from Poland

    • January 2, 2019 / 10:49 pm

      That’s wonderful, I think that’s a brilliant way to spend Christmas and to connect with others. Thank you for sharing – I wish you a lovely 2019! 🙂

  14. January 4, 2019 / 10:10 pm

    Congratulations on your win! You are an absolutely amazing and supportive blogger and I value you! Thank you for sharing Sarah’s blog! I have been reading some of Sarah’s information and it is great! I am also sorry I am a little late with being able to read and comment, but thank you for all you do for your readers! I hope you have a great 2019!

    • January 5, 2019 / 8:39 am

      Sarah is fab, I’m glad I could share her blog here with others. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, and no need at all to apologise – I appreciate any post you can read, and you have more than enough on your own plate with your own blog & work, too! All the best for a brighter 2019 Alys!  ♥

  15. January 5, 2019 / 1:35 am

    Congratulations!! And, Happy New Year💕

    • January 5, 2019 / 8:38 am

      Thanks lovely! Happy New Year to you too – I hope it’s a good one for you 🙂

  16. January 6, 2019 / 9:31 am

    Congratulations on your wins Caz, what a great end to the year :O) xx

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks, they were quite a shock but it shows anyone can win and strange things do happen! Wishing you a bright, happy New Year – I hope 2019 is good for you 🙂

  17. January 16, 2019 / 5:54 am

    A year’s supply of oyster sauce? I could hold that in the palm of one hand and still have room for a carton of carryout fried rice. Still, it gives you bragging rights for having won an unusual prize.

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