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Summer wins of 2018

It’s been a few months since my last update which was April, May was quiet and I only won 1 item so I decided it wasn’t worth writing a blog post, fast forward a few months and summer is coming to a close. I’m combining all my wins from May through to August in this one blog post.

After much chasing I finally received my signed Manchester United football shirt from Epson which I won a few months ago on Instagram, I’m over the moon with this prize.

In May I won a cute little gardening set for my little ones which was won on Facebook with Spear & Jackson UK.

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June was more fruitful and I had a few wins throughout the month, on Instagram I won a personalized cake topper which I’ve had personalized for my Daughter Daisy’s 2nd birthday which I’ve put away until December, this was won through The Little Letter Studio, please go check them out on Instagram, they do some beautiful creative cake toppers.

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My next win was from a promotion that was run by Nestle and I spotted the instant win competition on my KitKat wrapper and also nabbed my father in law’s wrapper too, people must think I’m bonkers! This promotion was a code that you had to enter online and I bagged myself a Now TV Kids 1 month pass and a Now TV movie 1 month pass.

On the 13th of June I received a message on Twitter from Now informing me I’d won their Freebie Friday competition and had won 2 CD’s – Now That’s What I Call Dad Rock & Now That’s What I Call Jazz.

A lovely cross stitch turned up in the post a few days later which was from an online competition with The World of Cross Stitching Magazine, I’ve put this away to start in Autumn, I already have a couple on the go which I’m trying to finish and can’t wait to get started on this one.

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On the 19th June I triumphed and won the Freebie Friday competition with Jazz Apples, I don’t know why but I enter this one every week and it’s not like I really want the prize either, I guess that competitive side of me rears its ugly head, I guess I just wanted to win. My hubby loves me! Another mismatched mug for the cupboard! Lol.

My final win for June wasn’t from a competition entry as such, it was a welcome win of £10 from the Postcode lottery, you know what they say, “You’ve got to be in it to win it” I’m going to now sit and wait patiently for my jackpot win, I’m just biding my time!

July was quite a good month too, my first win for July was a scented candle from a win on Facebook with Mystic Moments. A few days later a win came from Facebook from Lypsyl which was a lovely bundle of goodies which was a lovely water bottle, a selection of Lypsyl products and a weeks supply of Charnos Hosiery.

July the 8th brought a lovely win on Facebook from Sponge Cakes Ltd, in the post I received a chocolate sponge cake for 8 people, which was beautiful and so tasty, I was so impressed with the presentation, it even came with a little congratulations card and napkins! I will definitely look this company up again in the near future to send a cake as a gift, such a lovely idea and different.

My final 2 wins for July were 2 Mascaras, one for me and one for a friend on Facebook with Dream Weave mascara and a win from Girl Talk magazine which was perfect timing for the start of the summer holidays – an art pad and 3 tins of art crayons.

August saw the start of the Carabao £1 million giveaway, I tried to stay away from this one as it’s not really a product I’d normally buy or consume but ended up getting swept along with all the excitement, who doesn’t love the excitement of an instant win? So far I’ve managed to bag myself x 3 £5 wins and 1 x £10 win, unfortunately the drink ends up down the sink or toilet.

It took me a while to track down the energy drink and 6 shops later finally spotted it in my Sainsburys local in my village. The cans are reduced at the moment and are currently £1 each. I treat it as though I’m buying a scratch card and try not to get too carried away.

My final win for August was an unexpected packet in the post with a Marcella dvd box set of series 1 & 2. Unfortunately there was no letter or compliment slip so I’m not really sure where this one came from.

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I guess you could say that August was a bit of a flop but I put that down to the school holidays and having to work and juggle 3 children. I will definitely be upping my game for September so I can start stock piling for Christmas. Only 110 days to go!

Thank you popping along and having a read

C x

 

 

Daisy’s 11 Month Update

 

 

Well, here we are again! Daisy turned 11 months old on the 29th November. You know what that means. We are in countdown mode to her first birthday and accompanying birthday party. I really can’t believe it’s almost here, I’m trying to enjoy the last few weeks that we have left with a baby before she turns toddler. It creeps closer and closer to you and almost taunts you, and then it sneaks up on you and if you even so much as sneeze, you’ll miss it. I don’t want to blink and miss it.

I was due to take Daisy for her 9-12 month check at the health clinic but had to cancel on the day due to the sickness bug, in the space of 3 weeks Daisy’s had the bug 3 times and both boys have had it twice, I’m praying we’ve seen the end of it now so that we’re all better and healthy for Christmas. We’ve rescheduled but can’t get seen until January, it will just be a development review to see how Daisy is developing.

Daisy’s now got 10 teeth in total, 4 front ones at the bottom, 4 front ones at the top and her 2 back teeth at the top which have just come through, I’m sure babies don’t normally get these ones until a bit later on. I think more are on the way, we’re still getting lots of dribbling, everything is going in her little mouth and she’s even sucking on her little hands which is a sure sign.

Daisy still loves her breast milk and is still having her morning feed first thing, her evening feed just before bed and a couple of feeds during the night, Daisy is still waking through the night and has only slept all the way through the night twice in the space of 11 months, maybe one day I’ll get a full nights sleep!

Daisy loves feeding herself, all of a sudden she’s become miss independent and will only let me feed her porridge in the morning and yogurts. She’s totally gone off the baby food in jars, I don’t know if it’s from having the sickness bug and she’s playing it safe with what she eats or if it’s because she just wants finger foods so she can feed herself. She’s got this naughty habit at the moment of just chucking all her food off her highchair table when she’s had enough and no longer wants any more, every last bit ends up on the floor (cheeky little monkey). Daisy’s favorite foods at the moment are cheese sandwiches, chunks of cheese, quavers, yogurts, bananas, raisins and strawberries. In a few weeks time we can start introducing cows milk so hopefully we can drop a breastfeed or two.

Daisy has been regularly shocking me with how much she’s developing and changing. I really don’t even know where to begin. She’s started pulling herself up and is starting to cruise along furniture and continues to do that more and more each day. She loves to ‘dance’ and ‘sing’ and clap her hands when she hears music. She’s totally mastered the crawling and just loves to explore around the house, you have to watch her so closely now. Whenever she sees the cat she crawls straight up to Felix and try’s to grab him and stroke him, it’s amazing to see her recognize something that she loves and get excited about it.

We’re trying to get Daisy to blow kisses and give kisses but at the moment she just makes the kissing sounds which is so cute. She was so cute the other morning when I walked off in one direction to take Charlie to school and James walked off in the other direction with Daisy in the pram and with Alfie, Daisy started waving bye to me, I wish she would stop growing up, time is passing too quickly.

 

We currently have the Christmas tree up at the moment and Daisy loves making a bee line for the Christmas tree in her baby walker, it’s a good job it’s not a real tree this year, I don’t think we’d have any needles left by now. Every day Daisy grabs a different object off the tree, she’s had crackers, baubles, tree chocolates and today grabbed a candy cane which I had to take off her!

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Daisy is incredibly curious and energetic and loves to explore what’s going on around her. Last month, she discovered that it was fun to empty all the toy boxes, she just enjoys taking things out of the baskets and boxes around her. She’s also begun to use her toys in more advanced ways and will now actively stack and un stack toys, sometimes uses the shape sorter properly and can put the balls into the right holes on her sea lion toy, she just loves to play along side Charlie which is lovely to watch, she loves the Happy Land toys the most. Her new favorite thing at the moment is opening drawers when she’s in her baby walker in the kitchen, she just loves getting out the oven glove and having a good munch on it, I things oven gloves are the new way forward for teething babies!

 

We have one very independent young lady on our hands, she is very determined when she wants something and loves to shout when she’s not getting her own way. She will finish her breakfast and then continue to shout at you until you give in and feed her your breakfast too (Little Miss Greedy). We are down to one nap a day which is normally a late morning nap. Weight wise Daisy is around 18 lbs and is quite petite for her age, definitely not chunky like her brothers were at this age.

 

We are so excited for the coming weeks, we have Daisy’s first Christmas and her first birthday to look forward to. I think we’ll be looking like a toy shop by the end of December!

I can’t wait to write Daisy’s 12 month update, I’m excited to see what she’ll be doing when she turns one. We’re planning to take her to Clarks shoe shop to get her measured for her first pair of shoes and I can’t wait to share Daisy’s 1st birthday party photos with you all.

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Happy Christmas everyone and thank you for reading

 

Corina x x x