And in particular, my lovely giveaways for the victims of the natural disasters which have hit Australia this summer.
Floods, cyclones, fires ... Was there an end to the general suckiness of this summer? I doubt it.
I've done what I can to help out those affected, and thanks to some wonderful companies, was able to do a giveaway for the survivors. (Please note: There will be more giveaways to come, so stay tuned).
In the meantime, here are the winners:
The prize: No Chopsticks Required (My Family's Unexpected Year In Shanghai), a memoir by Katrina Beikoff, Finch Publishing RRP $29.95.
The winner: Toni, who entered on behalf of her sister, whose house was totalled by Cylone Yasi.
Toni, email, DM or comment with your details so I can send you your prize.
The prize: Aden + Anais Dream Blanket.
The winner: Though this post attracted several comments, no one actually entered the competition because they weren't natural disaster survivors. So this wonderful prize will be recycled in the next block of giveaways.
The prize: Stubbies SunSmart school range. Two polo shirts, sizes 12 and 6.
The winner: Michelle, who knows a family who will appreciate these. Michelle, please email or DM your details so I can send you your prize.
The prize: A pack of four fantastic books published by Finch:
- When the Bough Breaks, by Joanne Jones - a memoir about one women's journey to self acceptance after IVF failed and she was unable to have children. RRP $29.95.
- Helping Your Baby to Sleep, 2nd edition, by Anni Gethin and Beth Macgregor. RRP $29.95. Everything a parent needs to know to help their baby to sleep.
- Cocktails at Naptime, by Gillian Martina and Emma Kaufmann - A light hearted look at the joys and tribulations of early motherhood. RRP $29.95
- Diary of a First Time Mum, by Nicole Hall - An amusing record of the unpredictable life of a new mum, complete with doubts, delights and sleep deprivation. RRP $26.95.
Finally, in the wash-up after Valentine's Day, I tweeted shamelessly on behalf of those who are either single, dumped, and/or lonely on the supposedly most romantic day of the year.
Into the fray came @LindtAustralia, who put forward a fantastic mouth-watering hamper of chocolately goodness for someone who was snubbed this V. Day.
(Can I mention that Lindt is my favourite chocolate? It's so delicious, we even practise eating a square Mindfully in my Mindfullness Training. You have no idea how delicious and lasting a tiny square can be over say, five minutes. You can't do that with a cheaper chocolate, I promise you!)
The winner of the Lindt Australia hamper of chocolates is: Simone Franssen.
Let's face it, anyone who spends much of Valentine's Day at the GP surgery, covered in vomit, is in need of some serious chocolate.
Simone, email or DM so I can organise for your prize to be sent to you.
As for the redraw prizes; the dream blanket and the Finch book giveaway, this time, you don't have to be a natural disaster survivor. You just have to want the prize/s and comment below. Make sure you're following my blog to qualify for an entry.
Next week, there will be more giveaways, so stay tuned.