Tuesday 2 August 2016

Yay! I'm a Winner!

For those of you who may not know, I have a bit of a thing for entering competitions.

I first began this rather time consuming hobby some four years ago. Just after starting I won a £50.00 Ryman's voucher (a stationery fan's dream), a shed load of fair trade loose teas, and a golfing holiday on a Scottish island (which I gave to a couple of golfing friends). I then had a break, but have now returned to the comping fold.

Now, I would love to be able to tell you I'd won a round the world trip, several thousand pounds and a luxury car, but, I'm still waiting for those. However, I have won an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Bath.

We had a great weekend in Bath and I would highly recommend it as an amazing destination. The Roman Baths are a must, and especially lovely if it's a beautiful day. Relaxing beside the baths with the sun shining down on you is so relaxing. I didn't want to leave, but the city shops beckoned and that is where we discovered this amazing street with all the umbrellas! I have never seen anything like it and had to make a really conscious effort to look where I was going, rather than staring upwards at the rainbow of brollies. There are all the regular high street shops, some lovely little one off boutiques, lots of restaurants and coffee shops and an awful lot of dogs; real ones, obviously. I have never seen so many people walking dogs around a busy shopping centre on a Saturday and even taking them into some of the shops! I was in doggy heaven. Anyway, should you get the chance, you should absolutely visit Bath.

And today (drumroll please), this arrived. I was just a little bit excited. I mean who wouldn't be when a basket arrives full of goodies, wrapped in cello and tied with a bow?

Through the cello it was a little difficult to see exactly what was inside, other than a bottle and a jar, but remove the wrapping and hey presto!

I do love a rose wine

A bottle of Rose (that will do nicely for the weekend, thank you), some luxury crisps, a jar of apple chutney and a salted caramel brownie, all of which results in one very happy girl. And the best bit, once the contents of the basket have been consumed, I get another basket to display my cards in.

And the moral of the story, if you see a competition, enter it, you never know what might be coming your way.

If you've won anything, do let me know. I'd love to hear your comping stories :-)

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