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Competition win!

So the other week I only went and won a competition!!

I know it’s clichΓ© but I NEVER win anything! So I was really excited after an evening of randomly entering some competitions when I got a tweet the next day at work saying:

Morning Sophie! How are you? Just wanted to let you know you won my Mother’s Day giveaway!! πŸ™‚ I’m just sending you an email xx

Victoria over at I Heart Fashion was holding a Mother’s Day give away, and my amazing prize was this

baking giveaway

I was so excited it was just silly! Unfortunately Victoria’s post office was closed for a couple of weeks for a refurb, but I got my lovely parcel through the post towards the end of last week, so off we trotted drove to the little post office in our village and picked up a massive box. The post man joked when he picked the box up and asked as to how many things I’d ordered as it seemed to be rattling and chinking around a bit. I didn’t think anything of it, until I got home that was. I quickly unwrapped it all, and it took me ages to get into the box as it was so well sealed. I unwrapped each things individually and showed them off to the hubby (“look, LOOK! Look at all these fun bits I’ve won!” “yes dear, very nice dear”), but then I got to the bit I was most looking forward to, the cake stand – I’d wanted one for ages, but could never really justify buying one, so was so excited that there was one this this box of goodies – the only problem was that it was the cake stand that was causing the rattling and chinking. Victoria has wrapped everything up so well, so I’m thinking that it was the people who delivered it that were just not careful with the box at all and threw it around. My poor cake stand was in pieces πŸ™


I fired off an email to Victoria to thank her for sending out my stuff, but also let her know about the cake stand. She was just as annoyed as I was as she’d paid good money to have it delivered safely, and as I’d said wrapped it all so carefully.

Oh well, maybe I’ll be able to convince hubby to let me buy one soon – maybe with the ploy of promising to make him one of his favourite cakes (coffee and walnut) if he lets me buy one. All the rest of the bits are fab, and I made lemon drizzle cupcakes with the cases in the pack that weekend, but they were all eaten too quickly before I could remember to take a photo!

So, what fab competitions have you entered? What’s the best thing that you’ve won? I’ve definitely been inspired to enter a few more competitions, what’s the worst that could happen, eh?

1 Comment

  1. Joanna

    April 30, 2014 at 10:40 am

    such a lovely prize such a shame that the postal people weren’t very careful with your package.

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