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Monday, 17 September 2012

I'm back! Time for an international giveaway! (NOW CLOSED)


Hi all. For those of you who used to read my blog, you'll know that I've not been around for a while as my husband passed away three months ago. For a while, blogging and reading were the last things on my mind but now I need to start filling my days with routine and familiar things, so I'm back.

Things have been tough here the last few months, but I am starting to adjust to life without my husband. I still miss him every day, that's not going to change, but I'm beginning to take charge of my life again and carry on, for the sake of our boys and for my own sanity. And I'm looking forward to connecting with all my blogging friends again - I've missed you all a lot.

And so today is a time to celebrate! I'm back in the blogging world and it was actually my first blogiversary during my break. I'm not sure if I can celebrate a blogiversary if my blog wasn't active on that date but never mind. And this is all good news for you.

I'm holding a giveaway for you all and here are the rules:

  • You can win a book of your choice from the Book Depository up to the value of £10.
  • The contest is open internationally, to all the places that the Book Depository provides free shipping to (please check this link to make sure your country is on the list)
  • Just leave a comment on this post with your email address to be entered.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Contest closes on Sunday 23rd December at 23.59.
  • Once a winner has been chosen, I will contact them by email to find out which book has been chosen for the prize.
Good luck everybody!

22 comments:

nea barabea said...

Oh, I'm a deeply sorry for your loss. Must have been a taught time for you in the past months :/ :(

I really hope things will get better for you! Be strong.

And it's nice to have you back :)
lizzika(at)gmail.com

Saniya said...

Heyy! Welcome back! :D
Awwhh, I am soo sorry, I hope you feel better.
And you are such a strong woman. You are a great example for women in the whole world and especially a great mother to your boys. :)
I really love this so here you go :D
kool_sanoo@hotmail.com
LOL, I hope I win xD
Lots of love <3

Veronica MostlyReviews said...

I am really sorry for your husband. I hope everything goes uphill from here on.

Anyways, welcome back to the blogging world :)

veronicam46 at hotmail dot com

Jen Minkman said...

All the best and lots of strength for the future... that must be very difficult for you. It's good to zee you're picking up a thread again by wanting to start working on your blog again. And many thanks for inviting me/alerting me to your international give-away. :)
jeminkman@hotmail.com

Tara- Jayne said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, and I am glad you are back into blogging again :)

basicallybooks@live.co.uk

Also I am a new follower :)

nat said...

Welcome back!! Im so sorry for your loss again but Im glad you are coming out of it OK.

natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

I am so sorry for your loss. If you ever need anyone to talk to, don't be shy. :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

chelle2006@aolDOTcom

JustLaugh said...

Glad to have you back!:)
izabella_izabella2@yahoo.com

Edel said...

Oh Hunni, welcome back, but I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you, and your family at this time. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
edelwaugh@gmail.com

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

I am soooooo deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you feel better soon!

Welcome back to the blogosphere!

jessica(DOT)agreatread(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Tanya Patrice said...

Yay!!!!! So glad to see you're back. I can't even imagine how things have been, but it's nice to see that you have something here to distract your mind even for a little while. Welcome back :-)

Lisa Harwood said...

Welcome back!

Sorry for your loss and I hope things will get better for you and your family.

Thanks for the giveaway!

iluvkimi_220@hotmail.co.uk

Jennifer said...

I am also so sorry for your loss. Hope things improve a lot for you!

Welcome back to blogging!

jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

June M. said...

So sorry for your loss. I hope that you & your family are doing well and would like to welcome you back.
June
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

April David said...

I'm really sorry for your loss. I know I don't know you personally but whenever I hear about death and loss of a loveone, it really devastates me. I can't imagine how hard it is to lose a loveone, but I know that somehow it made you stronger and tougher. It's nice to know that you're back and moving on. Welcome back!

Thank you for this giveaway... and stay strong :) God loves you no matter what.

Hugs from across the miles,
April M. David (@Books4Juliet
i4thmonth(at)gmail(dot)com

Aleksandra said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

And yeah, getting back in routine & familiar things should help a little, so welcome back.

Congrats on your blogoversary & thanks for the giveaway.

sandric.sk at gmail dot com

wanda f said...

Im am so sorry for your loss .My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours .


flanagan@mebtel.net

Shelagh said...

Welcome back Chrissie! *pounce* *hug* I've missed you. *happy dance*

Glad to hear that you're doing a bit better and that life is getting more manageable for you and your boys. I can't wait to see what you've been reading.

wordfiend@mighty.co.za

Shelagh said...

And happy blogoversary!!!!

linda said...

Welcome back
callaghanlinda@ymail.com

draconismoi said...

Reading and blogging are excellent ways to stay connected and sane. Kudos to coming back!

lawdog at sigmadog dot come

Stella Ex Libris said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, sending lots of warm thought and hugs your way. Surrounding yorself with friendly "faces", great stories will hopefully help you in finding your way back to the ordinary.

Thank you for the great giveaway and congrats on the blogiversary!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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