My 1st Blogiversary and a Giveaway!

As you know I have been very busy as a new mummy and totally forgot about my little blog turning 1 year old! I would have missed it completely if it wasn’t for a Facebook memory showing up in my time line! Thanks Facebook!
So as it’s my first Blogiversary I want to host a little giveaway as appreciation to my readers. I have 4 completely different books and a box of chocolates for you to win. In my eyes books and chocolates is a win win situation, as I’m sure you will all agree.
1st Blogiversary

Looking back over my first year of blogging I feel as if I have come a long way. When I started I didn’t have a clue what coding was (I’m still trying to learn more about that one!), meta tags, search descriptions, SEO. It was like learning a new language. I have never really been totally computer savvy, so it’s been a real learning curve.
I think of my blog as an online diary, writing inserts of my life. What books I am reading, what one word sums up my week with Word of the Week, the photos I love to take with #MySundayPhoto, what I win with the competitions I enter and also what recipes and gardening stuff I get up to.
It’s been a hard year with working full time, spending time on my blog and then finding out I was pregnant, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Here’s to the next year blogging through my new journey – motherhood!
So now onto the giveaway – the books to win are shown in the photo below. They are Atonement by Ian McEwan, a Jeremy Clarkson book, Campari for Breakfast by Sara Crowe, and the strange little book – A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. Also not forgetting the small box of Cadbury’s Milk Tray!
1st Blogiversary giveaway


To enter the giveaway, please complete as many entries as you wish in the Rafflecopter below.
Unfortunately due to postage costs it will be a UK ONLY competition.
Good luck!
1st Blogiversary

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Terms and Conditions:Β There is one prize of the four paperbooks shown in the image above and a small box of Milk Tray chocolates – the prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter. The winner will have 14 days to respond with a valid UK postal address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.Β 

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  1. 1st April 2016 / 11:29 am

    Happy Blogiversary!!! Exciting times!! My blog turns 1 year in May so not long for me either. The year has flown by very quickly for me too. So many things have happened. I love blogging and It is just wonderful to have such a beautiful community!! I love chocolates too!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, πŸ™‚ x

  2. 30th March 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I am not fussy with chocolate πŸ™‚ Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on sunday.

  3. 30th March 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Cadbury Buttons and Ferrero Rocher

  4. 30th March 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I didn't get any!! But it's OK, I need to go on a diet anyway!

  5. 30th March 2016 / 2:41 pm

    This may be a bit late but I received just one – a dark chocolate one from Hotel Chocolate and it was amazing!

  6. 30th March 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Ahh Happy Blogiversary to you! I agree chocolate is always win-win!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on sunday x

  7. 30th March 2016 / 9:38 am

    I was hoping for a Lindt Easter Bunny but sadly one did not hop to my door

  8. 29th March 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Cadbury`s buttons

  9. 29th March 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I bought myself a sneaky Galaxy Golden Eggs Easter egg while I was buying the children's πŸ™‚

  10. 29th March 2016 / 10:13 am

    I would have loved a Hotel Chocolat Dark Egg but it didn't happen! (Unsuprisingly – out of our price range!)

  11. Charmian Filewood
    29th March 2016 / 12:18 am

    Galaxy easter egg πŸ™‚

  12. 28th March 2016 / 10:51 pm

    Cadburys Crunchie egg – and I got 2!

  13. 28th March 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Mini eggs for me! πŸ™‚

  14. 28th March 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I was hoping for a Hotel Chocolat egg but instead I got a chocolate bunny

  15. 28th March 2016 / 5:26 pm

    I wanted a Mars Easter egg and luckily that is what I got, he might have been in trouble otherwise, I did drop lots and lots of hints.

  16. 28th March 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I love any egg with dairy milk chocolate thanks

  17. 27th March 2016 / 11:48 pm

    I wanted a nice Hotel Chocolat one – but I'm on a diet so none for me this year πŸ™

    EJ Dunn

  18. 27th March 2016 / 1:18 pm

    none as im on a diet x but might have sneaky bite of my grandaughters lol

  19. 27th March 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I was hoping to receive my favourite – a creme egg!

  20. 27th March 2016 / 11:25 am

    Happy blogiversary Rachel, I thought that you had been blogging for much longer than this!! I was hoping for an Hotel Chocolat egg, but didn't get one πŸ™

    • 27th March 2016 / 12:54 pm

      No it's only been a year! The time has flown by and I feel very at home in the blogging community – Happy Easter! xx

  21. amy bondoc
    25th March 2016 / 6:08 pm

    i never ever get easter eggs ! im orthodox and our easter is a different time of year either when there isnt any easter eggs in the shops or someone just doesnt buy me one !

  22. 22nd March 2016 / 10:57 pm

    A belated happy blogversary lovely! That time has gone so fast hasn't it?!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie πŸ™‚ x

    • 27th March 2016 / 12:54 pm

      It's flown by! I have enjoyed every minute of it! Xx

  23. 18th March 2016 / 11:09 am

    After eight Easter eggs are amazing! I've dropped enough hints for one!

  24. 18th March 2016 / 11:09 am

    After eight Easter eggs are amazing! I've dropped enough hints for one!

  25. Anonymous
    17th March 2016 / 7:06 pm

    (melissa crowe) hoping for just a large one for myself this yearxx

  26. 17th March 2016 / 5:45 pm

    i want some ferreo rocher unsure if ive spelled that correctly lol wonderful giveaway thankyou and happy blogday xx

  27. 16th March 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I'm hoping for some mini eggs this year πŸ˜€

  28. 15th March 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I would love a big lindt easter egg!!!!

  29. 15th March 2016 / 7:13 pm

    A creme egg one!


  30. 15th March 2016 / 1:19 pm

    The hotel chocolat ones look amazing! love their dark choc

  31. 15th March 2016 / 11:48 am

    I would love to receive a Hotel chocolate Easter egg but I think I will receive a Cadbury,Lindt or Galaxy one.Thank you for the chance

  32. 15th March 2016 / 10:45 am

    I can't eat chocolate so I'm hoping for some flowers

  33. 14th March 2016 / 9:19 pm

    I'm getting a Rolo one but my Mum has pre-ordered me Joy on DVD instead. πŸ™‚

  34. 14th March 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I'd love to receive a Cadbury's Creme Egg one

  35. 14th March 2016 / 8:46 pm

    i would love a hotel chocolat they look fab

  36. Anonymous
    14th March 2016 / 8:04 pm

    would love a Hotel Chocolat egg CHERYL HADFIELD

  37. Susan Smith
    14th March 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Rolo Easter egg my favourite

  38. 14th March 2016 / 6:21 pm

    To be honest im not overly fussed, i like to make sure my sons have easter eggs before myself but im partial to a cadburys creme egg and i love lindt chocolate x

  39. 14th March 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Any one would be appreciated but secretly hoping for an hotel chocolat

  40. 14th March 2016 / 1:52 pm

    I have found one upstairs so I am hoping that 1s mine!

  41. 14th March 2016 / 12:57 pm

    If it is made of chocolate then I will eat it πŸ˜› My fiance's little brother always picks out all of our eggs so it will probably be Star Wars themed as that's his craze of the moment (which I highly approve of :P) xxx

  42. 14th March 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday!!! Books and chocolates are definitely the top of my list!

  43. 14th March 2016 / 9:16 am

    I'd love Hotel Chocolate but I'm expecting a creme egg

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