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November Wins

Another great month for comping! :)

Japan Candy Box. Anthony and I had great fun trying this out! Click the link for my review.
The Christmas Grande from It has been my goal since I started comping over ten years ago to win an expensive hamper. I was so pleased I finally managed it. :)
Naomi Nursing Dress from Tiffany Rose.
21 Days of Christmas from Goodreads.
The Drowned Detective (Neil Jordan) from Goodreads.
£50 Amazon voucher from I actually won this months ago but I hadn't received it - I sent an email asking if it had been sent out and got an email voucher the next day. It pays to chase things up!
Wow Toys Town Advent Calendar from Melanie's Fab Finds blog. This is so cute; I'm going to put it away for next year when Marianna will be able to appreciate it better.
Purina dog food sample.

doll with glico panda pocky box
Pocky from the Japan Candy Box.

Reole's 'What's Cookin?' album from the Mother Distracted blog.
Strictly Between Us (Jane Fallon) from Goodreads.
Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland from the Diary of the Evans Crittens blog.
Sometime Like Apes (J.C. Denham) from Goodreads.
The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep (Carol-Johann Forssen Ehrlin) from the 3 Princesses and 1 Dude blog.
 Inkless Print Kit from the Chelsea Mamma blog.
Set of handmade felt tags from the Attachment Mummy blog. I've asked for them to be personalised with Marianna's name and can't wait for them to arrive.
£20 credit for Cheerz prints from the Rock and Roll Pussycat blog.

I won an inkless print kit last year, and planned to use it on Christmas Day. Marianna decided to drag things out so we actually used it when she turned a month old. Now I've won another I can do it again for her first Christmas, after all! :)

A Reaper of Stone (Mark Gelineau) from Goodreads.
The Announcement (Michael J. Gadja) from Goodreads.
The Message Therapist's Handbook (Micahel Alicia) from Goodreads.
Mister Cleghorn's Seal (Judith Kerr) from ?
Sanctuary Spa shower gel from their Facebook page.
The Mermaids Singing (Val McDermid) from Goodreads.
Dead Pretty (David Mark) from Goodreads.
I'm Working On It In Therapy (Gary Trosclair) from Goodreads.
Personalised Christmas stocking. I got it made with Bracken's name, and I'm going to fill it with doggy treats for her.

Through the blog I've also had the chance to hold a giveaway for a carbon monoxide alarm, and to create a Christmas book from I'll be reviewing the latter as soon as it arrives.


  1. Wow I hardly ever win anything from competitions this is amazing well done you :)

    1. Thank you! :) I'm quite addicted to entering competitions - the postie must think I'm made of money! lol.


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