Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Deliveries: 13th August & red card pick-up

This makeup is from a glamour magazine twitter competition. This will keep me going for a while, so much so my sister-in-law has some items as well.
These books were also from twitter competitions. One for the girls and one for me!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Deliveries: W/C 4th August 2014

I've been too busy to update deliveries this week, so here they are:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Deciding what to read next...

I have lots of books on my TBR (To Be Read) pile and it gets harder to choose what to read next, especially when my time is more limited these days. So when I saw a picture of a lucky dip system choosing a piece of paper from a jam jar, I decided to adopt the same system. 
It's how I've selected the last two books I've read. It's rather nice having a surprise each time!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Deliveries: 4th August 2014

I received this book from Goodreads. The premise sounds like a bad dream I had once and will be an interesting read. I have a new way of deciding which book to read next which I will blog about soon. 

I've spent a bit of time today chasing some deliveries that haven't arrived. Far too many parcels go missing in the hands of a Royal Mail with not much hope of ever being able to do anything about it, other than report it to the companies who've sent prizes out. Hopefully the ones being resent will arrive safely. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Deliveries: 25th July 2014

Today I received this beautiful proof copy of Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb. It's the first proof I've ever had that's numbered.
There's something rather wonderful about having number 100. I can't wait to have a careful read!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Deliveries: 19th July 2014

I won this book from 4th Estate Books over on twitter when they gave out lots of books with a RT competition. From the blurb the book sounds great so I look forward to reading it. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Deliveries: 8th July 2014

I had two lovely parcels yesterday. The first is from F&F after winning their summer hamper competition. They also sent me a £50 voucher as part of the prize. For some reason I thought it was £50 off £100 shop, but when I looked I realised I'd misread it and in fact was a £50 voucher! So .i quickly did a shop ready to prepare for the RNA conference I'm going to this weekend. I'm surprised how much I got for my £50 and am really pleased with all the items. 
The second parcel was a press goody bag from B&Q. They were sharing some of their new items for Autumn/Winter on twitter and they have some lovely things out. They had a competition on twitter, Facebook & Pinterest, which I entered as I fell in love with their penguin cushion. I was lucky enough to be picked as a winner on Pinterest (the first time I've won on there) and the goody bag arrived very quickly. 
So I have the fab penguin cushion, along with Christmas bunting & lights, an apron & a funky lamp. Oh, and a cookie, which has disappeared!