I know I’ve been lazy the last few weeks with my deliveries posts but my excuse is that Dave has been off work and we’ve been quite busy so I’ve just not had time. Anyway, here are the things which have arrived in that time and everything will get back to normal again now 🙂
The Oxo Good Grips trivet set I won from Liz Loves blog which is a great blog I have been following for years now, she’s running a few competitions at the moment to celebrate her blog’s 5th birthday. I wonder if any of you will spot (and enter) the one which currently has more prizes than entrants!
The cute Furby I won from the competition on the Argos Facebook page when they were giving away 3000 of them!
The Vichy samples I received via their giveaway and competition to win full-sized samples here
I’m not sure where the Garnier sample has come from but it sounds good so I shall be trying that soon
The models Own goodies I won from the promotion on the Echo Falls Facebook page
The ‘How to photograph your horse’ box I received through winning a competition on one of the Click-to-win sites
The Thornton’s cake mix was sent to me to try via their Facebook page, I duly made it up, decorated it and sent in my picture of it to enter the Thornton’s bake-off competition 🙂
The Avery samples have come via a link in an email from them
Land, Never say goodbye, The twilight hour and Sheila were all won through Goodreads Firstreads promotions
The Angel delight I won via their Facebook page
I’m not 100% sure where the Nivea pot has come from but it’s always useful to have some of this in my bag so it’s very appreciated!
One thing to note is that I tried something out; I used Amazon marketplace to get one of the books, it was listed as ‘Used – Very Good’ but to me, it’s at most in good condition. No pages appear missing but they’re not perfect and the spine has been broken in many places. I guess we all have our own opinions with books and to me this one has been quite badly treated but at least now I know that books purchased this way are worth the saving, but I don’t think I will go any lower on the scale than I did this time, I dread to think what state they would be in!
I hit the Debenham’s sale thanks to a friend tempting me with the handbags that she’d picked up there. There were so many I was drooling over but I settled for a couple of new crossbody bags (I love this style of bag) and a new pair of trainers (always handy) All 3 ended up being Mantaray and I’m very happy with them.
I won these gorgeous (but very difficult to photograph) earrings from Buckley Jewellery on Facebook 😀
Another delivery just arrived 😀
Many years ago (well before I left school so over 25 years now) my Brother and I purchased our Mother a pair of these slippers. She loved them so much that they were never off of her feet, it was really nice to have given a gift that someone loved so much and I keep trying to do the same in each gift I give now. The problem came a year or so later, there were holes in the soles, the fur was all matted and ragged but she still wore them (have you ever had a pair of slippers like that? I know I have now so I understand her) but they were truly awful and so I’m sad to say my brother and I cut them up to make sure she could not wear them any more. We tried to find her a new pair but even then it was impossible and since I’ve started using eBay I’ve kept an eye out each Birthday and Christmas in the hope of finding another pair.
Thanks so much to 20orchid11 on there, I have finally managed it (I’ve linked to her profile there as she has some lovely other things for sale, just go have a peek when you have time) and she has been fantastic with chatting to me about them and sending them on to me. It’s really great timing for me too as this year my Mother will be 65 so this is going to be part of her birthday gifts, I just wish I could be there with her to see her face when she opens these and remembers the pair she used to have 😀