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Friday, April 25, 2014

Deliveries: 25th April 2014

This Yorkshire Tea set is from Welcome Break after winning their RT competition. 
And this book is from Goodreads. I've seen this in a few places and am intrigued by it so very happy to have an early reader copy. 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Deliveries: 24th April 2014

I was delighted to get a DM from Andrew James letting me know I'd won their Easter RT competition. They were holding an egg decorating competition to win a chocolate fountain and they had some great entries. For retweeting about the competition, they also had this prize which I was delighted to win. It will be put into great use soon. 

The movie poster from Faber also arrived. I didn't brave taking it out whilst the twins were ready to pounce! 



Deliveries: 23rd April 2013

This arrived from Vintage Books after their Easter giveaway over on twitter. I seriously need to find some reading time!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Deliveries: 17th April 2014

I received two parcels on Thursday. The first was from Faber Books after they ran a competition on twitter. This is the screenplay for the movie & posters will arrive at a later date. 
The second parcel was from Choc Lit after I entered their MasterChef competition. The rolos disappeared very quickly - oops! And I'm looking forward to reading Sugar & Spice. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Deliveries: 16th April 2014

This book has arrived courtesy of Goodreads First Reads. As my TBR pile is getting big, I'm going to let my brother have this one first as it sounds up his street. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Red Card Collection

These are the two parcels I missed whilst we were away. I won them both from twitter RT competitions. The Soft & Gentle products from their Mother's Day competition & the OXO tot cup was from a Kiddidrop competition. This looks really good for when the girls are a little older. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Deliveries: 7th April 2014

This book is another from Goodreads. It's premise sounds great. Part of the blurb on the back describes it as: A bucket list for between the sheets! Sounds interesting! I'll have to read this soon.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Deliveries: Whilst we were away

We've been away for a lovely trip to Margate. Whilst we were away this lovely prize from Little Dish arrived from part of their Mother's Day competition. The scarf is going to nan as a thank you for being a wonderful mum and they were kind enough to send some Little Dish merchandise. I also have two red cards so two things to pick up! We'll have to wait & see what they are! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Update

This month has gone by SO quickly (did I say that last month?) with the first two weeks being too busy for me to get on with my goals. I've made up for it in the last part of the month so here's what I managed:
Writing: 
My aim was to fill the notepad by the end of the month and I more or less managed it aside from two pages. I did attempt to finish the challenge last night but the chapter wasn't going as I wanted it to so I need to sort it out a bit before continuing. My main goal for next month is to get it all typed up & fill the lovely notepad I got from the WriteStars course I attended.
I won the course thanks to WriteStars and ChocLit and I'll do a post about it over on The Romaniacs. It was really helpful for my stage of writing and I got lots of good feedback about my Work In Progress.

Reading: 
I finished reading The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick. I loved Liz's writing & gave it 5/5 stars on GoodReads. I'm now halfway through The Crimson Ribbon which I'm enjoying. With any luck 
I'll catch up a bit more with my reading this month. 

Health:
I'm really pleased to have lost a stone! I wanted to by my birthday and I managed it! Over my birthday I haven't been very good but I'm heading back tonight to see what the damage is and hoping to lose more before the RNA Summer Party. No good food recipes this month as I've been too busy.

Competitions:
I have managed to complete my achievable wins after winning some National Trust Passes.
This crosses off a family day out as we can take the girls out for the day.

I'm hoping to concentrate more on my writing over April as it won't be long until it's due in for the NWS. 

Hope everyone has a lovely April.

Catherine x