Giveaway Time

Monday, 21 November 2011

I have bad news and good news.

Bad news: I am not running the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway again this year. My brain can't cope with the effort of thinking of things for it. It was hard work last year!

Good news: I have a big shiny giveaway for you RIGHT NOW instead, partly to celebrate having 400 followers and partly just because you're all marvellous.


There are 4 prizes:

1. Your choice of either a single or double personalised silver banner ring from MerCurios .


I absolutely adore MJ's creations and I am very jealous of whoever wins this one. I strongly encourage you to go and buy something from her anyway. She makes the most gorgeous jewellery; all sorts of stunning statement pieces made with rock crystal, geodes and skulls, and of course a huge variety of beautiful personalised rings. The lucky duck who wins this gets to choose their preferred style of ring (single or double banner) and their own message to go on it.


2. A £50 voucher to spend at Very.co.uk


Fifty whole English pounds to spend on whatever you want! Now you could be sensible and spend it on Christmas presents (new Call of Duty game? toys for the kids?) or something practical like a new hairdryer, or you could take my advice and spend it all on yourself. Buy something lovely like shoes (I really want these!) or a new coat or a pretty frock. The choice is yours.


3. A lovely pair of boots from Natureshop.co.uk.


I always like to hear about companies that try to do things ethically so I was very pleased when the lovely people at Natureshop got in touch. The products are all made in as environmentally responsible a way as possible and they tell you all about it on the product page which I very much approve of. And who doesn't love a bright red pair of wellies or proper sheepskin lined boots? No more cold feet in the snow this year: hurrah! The winner can take their pick from the Merrell, Keen, Teva, Kamik, Chaco or Timberland ranges.


4. A book token for one book from Persephone Books (provided by moi).


Persephone reprint neglected classics by twentieth century (mostly) female writers and I can honestly say I've never had a bad book from there. Even if their books aren't quite to your personal taste (and there's a really good selection so I hope that at least one of them is!), they're beautifully printed and make amazing presents for people so you can always pass the gift along. I'll organise a book token for the winner which can be claimed against any book in their catalogue.



Given that multiple prizes are up for grabs here, I'm going to make the rules as simple as I can:

- Leave a comment on this post.
- You must let me know which of the prizes you would like (it's fine to say all 4) and give me a way to contact you - email address, twitter, whatever. If you don't do both of these things then your comment won't be counted, sorry!
- If you want to mention the giveaway on Twitter or your blog, feel free to do so. Just pop an extra comment to let me know you have done so and you'll get an extra entry.

The giveaway will run for one week, ending at 10pm GMT on Monday 28th November.
I'll pick the winners using random.org. Should the first number picked not want that particular prize, I'll draw another number at random.

That's all the formalities out of the way. Now go! Comment! Decide what you'll pick if you win!

129 comments:

  1. Brilliant blog (and competition), would love the very.co.uk voucher, would certainly come in hand at Christmas :) Going to tweet a link to your completion ( @elle__xx )

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  2. Ooh I'd very much like the very voucher or the boots. I think it's lovely to do giveaways :-)
    I can be contacted via twitter.

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  3. & I have tweeted about your lovely competition.

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  4. Wowzer, fab giveaway - and congrats on the followers x
    Could you pop me in the hat for any/all of them; I couldn't decide!
    Kandipandi@tiscali.co.uk
    I'll tweet it now too
    Kandi x

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  5. Fab giveaway! I'd be happy with anything but I am CRAZY about the Persephone book range and am building quite a collection so I think that would be my number one choice. Oh no, but the boots are gorge too... ohhhh! Please include me in the draw.

    Anyhow, congratulations on having so many followers - very well deserved.

    Nicki xx

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  6. Oooh I'd love to win the Natureboots one and/or the Persephone book one! I'm a follower- you can contact me at this backwards (with at as a symbol!) moc. liamtekcor at renragnillak.
    Wow, Alex, what lovely giveawayss! If you'd like, I'm also having one so come and click and enter- it closes on the 23rd!

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  7. The persephone book voucher please!

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  8. Ooh please include me in your giveaway. I'd love to win anything, they're all wonderful prizes, how you spoil us.

    You can contact me via athriftymrs@hotmail.com

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  9. Hi Alex, this prizes are stupendous. I'd love to win anyone of them. I'm not fussy! Congrats on the 400 and more followers. xx ldubinik@msn.com

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  10. Wow, fabulous array of prizes there and I can genuinely say I would be very happy with any of them! @RedRoseMummy

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  11. Fabulous giveaway! Thank you :) I would love to win any they are all so lovely.

    Katy
    miss.pixie (at) live.com

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  12. Oooohhh all four prizes would be great and then I would offer one to my own readers to win because it's good to share.

    You can find me tweeting as @nickie72 (and thanks to A Thrify Mrs for her tweet leading me here).

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  13. I would love love love the Very voucher <3 jadejetley@hotmail.co.uk x

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  14. Have tweeted too :-) Good luck everyone.

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  15. I would like to win prizes 1, 2 or 3. (I think no. 4 would be wasted on me sadly)
    I'm following on GFC :)
    @countrygirldoes

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  16. Wowee this is an amazing giveaway, I want it all haha!!! Saying that number 4 would be a waste on me, that should go to someone who would really appreciate it.

    Thanks for holding such an amazing giveaway :)

    leannestundon@hotmail.com

    xxx

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  17. What lovely prizes & so difficult to choose but I think #1 would be the boots & then the jewellery, but really not fussy.

    @baggiesbabe69

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  18. Tweeted & thanks Nickie72 for tweeting this comp xx

    @baggiesbabe69

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  19. Ooh I would love the boots, or the Very voucher, they would come in so handy.

    I tweeted too from @gottaloveatrier - https://twitter.com/#!/gottaloveatrier/status/138727113103650816

    Thanks! :)

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  20. Wow! 400 followers, that's INSANE! So well deserved though! I'm afraid I'm greedy, and I love all 4 prizes so please can I be entered into the draw for all of them?
    Love you lots and lots with a cherry on top, and you can't say fairer than that now, can you?

    Maddie xxx

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  21. Fabulous giveaway, I love all the prizes, if I had to pick I think I prefer the jewellery, so unusual
    lorna.midwood@hotmail.co.uk

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  22. How to choose? Please enter me for all of them :D
    cmj3@live.co.uk

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  23. I absolutely adore Persephone books and one of my lifetime ambitions is to collect them all, hence I'd bloody love to win that voucher - what a super prize. If I'm lucky to be chosen contact me @SPendelino on twitter. Fingers crossed... :)

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  24. Congrats on 400 followers! Thats amazing!

    I'd love to enter, my chosen prize would be the double banner ring-it's gorgeous!

    Much love Amie

    www.creditcrunchchic.blogspot.com
    @amieisdancing
    amiekewley@yahoo.co.uk

    PS I have tweeted too xxx

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  25. Lovely giveaway. As for the prizes......well spoilt for choice really although I am going to have to go for the Very voucher closely followed by those gorgeous rings :)
    Email is jennieguney (at) aol dot com

    Many thanks :)

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  26. Sorry typing one handed whilst fighting off a cat is not a good idea. My email should read jennieguiney (at) aol dot com.

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  27. I'd love any and all the prizes!

    rebeccajaneburton@gmail.com

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  28. Oh wow, I'd love to win any of these :) mondayreceptionist@gmail.com x

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  29. What amazing prizes Alex! I will be sensible and say please just enter me for the Very voucher! :)

    andiavaswen@aol.com

    xx

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  30. Excellent prizes Alex...too much choice....erm I think I would most love the £50 Very vouchers.

    madders83@yahoo.com

    xx

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  31. Congrats on 400 followers! I'd love to be entered for either the Very voucher or the Persephone voucher!

    sscarllet at aol.com

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  32. Wow! Prizes are super amazing. Umm. Shoes please. or anything, but mainly shoes. katy@cheekymonkeymarketing.com

    Will tweet you too.x

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  33. WOW amazing giveaway. I'd love any of them.
    Daniellerose-smith@hotmail.co.uk

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  34. Tweeted too :]
    Daniellerose-smith@hotmail.co.uk
    @_dani_elle

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  35. Oooo just seen Katy's tweet. Any of the above. They're all a bit ace. The rings particularly rock.

    @pinkwellies79

    Will tweet now too. Fab idea xxx

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  36. wow love this! any of the above.. such a kind idea

    @robynxo25

    robyn.mcgough@hotmail.co.uk

    going to tweet it too!

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  37. Wow Alex, yet again an amazing giveaway!
    I'd like to be cheeky and ask to be considered for all 4, if possible :)
    My email is rebeccajlsk@gmail.com

    xo

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  38. Going to have to say all 4, what a great selection of prizes :) congrats on reaching 400 followers, you deserve it, hon! My twitter is @lauramarycoyne xxx

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  39. Aunts! giddy! Wow! *powers of speech lost*

    I would love to be considered for any of these Alex, amazingly generous giveaway. Congratulations on your well deserved followers.

    I am at your service as @FHCShopping or email charityshopqueen@gmail.com

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  40. great giveaway! i'd be happy with any of them, but especially the very voucher :)
    enter me please - laceandliquorvintage@hotmail.com

    xoxo.

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  41. Oooh all of these sound amazing!
    mustbeadreamer [at] hotmail.co.uk - please enter me!
    Congratulations on 400 followers & thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

    xo

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  42. Oh what a wonderful and generous Giveaway. I would absolutely adore the double personalised silver banner ring from MerCurios as I am a bit of a ring ring fanatic. Not all fingers at once, but just one special ring at a time. I already have one ring that spreads across two fingers but this one would be the tops!

    Or if not then the Persephone Books prize would be marvellous because I am slowly making a collection of these lovely books.

    But please don't forget that I have a (more modest) Giveaway at the moment as well!

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  43. I would like to be entered to win the Very voucher please Alex!
    Thank you!

    beautyloversnotes@gmail.com

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  45. What a lovely giveaway! I would love to win the ring, or the Persephone voucher.

    melaniej_evans@yahoo.com

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  46. I got lost in London and couldn't find Persephone Books. Turned out I had the wrong address. What a nutter. Please count me in for the Persephone prize and the vouchers. ;P Will RT.

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  47. I'd be happy with any as they are all such fab prizes.

    X x

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  48. Ha this is so funny. I put on my eggbox necklace this very morning and thought to myself "Ha I got this in Alex's 12 days of Christmas giveaway last year, that was almost a year ago."

    I could be altruistic and step aside and let other people have a go at winning seeing as I was lucky last year, but then I saw that all the creepy creepersons have come out of hiding to comment on this post and get in on some of the action so I'm throwing my hat in the ring!

    I would be happy with EVERYTHING and I totally already know what my ring would say. And I am almost salivating at the thought of getting another Persephone book to add to my shelves.

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  49. Oh wow, I would love to win the ring or boots!

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  50. I would love any of the prizes as I never win anything and really like your blog.

    pollysaunders@live.com x

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  51. I would be happy with ANY of these prizes to be fair! The rings are lovely though :)

    Twitter: @FeelixHappyEnd
    Blog: http://feelixshappyending.blogspot.com/
    Email: happend6@gmail.com

    Emma xx

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  52. What great prizes Alex!
    Can you enter me for the Very voucher or the Natureshop boots please?

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  53. Alex, you are a lovely person!
    I'd be happy winning any of the four prizes, although I am waiting for my ring from Mercurios to arrive, but another wouldn't hurt. :)
    klg_hair@hotmail.co.uk

    xx

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  54. What an amazing giveaway Alex. Please could i be entered for all 4?

    passionforfashion1983@gmail.com or sebsmummy on twitter xxxx

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  55. Wow Alex, what an amazing giveaway! I would love to enter for the boots or the book. I adore those rings as well but I don't suit silver, darn xx

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  56. I'd love any one of these prizes - I'm having the baby any day now and would love something for myself! Email:- illbefrancoise@gmail.com

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  57. What a fab giveaway Alex! I found your blog a while ago and read back from the start but I've never commented before, so I'm braving it out from lurkdom to say I'd love, love, love to win the ring x my email is emma.drage@gmail.com xx

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  58. Great giveaway! I would like to win... No, it's no good, I can't pick! Any would suit me fine! :)

    Twitter name - @janeylambert

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  59. I've tweeted too - @janeylambert

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  60. great comp! Would love any of the prizes, so all 4 please!


    Lou
    www.loublogs.co.uk

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  61. Oh Alex, how amazing! I'd love to win any of the prizes!

    adaisychaindream(at)googlemail.com

    xx

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  62. Oh my, I would love to win any of these four things, AND it's my birthday this week so I think thats good enough reason for me to get at least one ;P

    twitter; @hello_terrilowe
    email; helloterrilowe@gmail.com
    blog; www.helloterrilowe.blogspot.com

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  63. I'd like to go for all of them and my twitter is @JolieLaideBlog - I'll be tweeting about it too! x

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  64. What a brilliant giveaway, so lovely. I'd love any one of the prizes but if pushed would have to go for the MerCurios as a favourite. You can reach me by Twitter on @YvonneSedition, will tweet this now too xx

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  65. What a great giveaway Alex!! You're too kind! I would LOVE to win either the ring or the Very gift voucher! My email is nicky.royle@gmail.com

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  66. would love to win any of the 4 prizes.

    email address: aliensstolethemoon(at)gmail.com

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  67. Wow what amazing prizes - I genuinely can't choose between them so please can you enter me for all 4! :) x

    I can be contacted on my email address: lucymanic@hotmail.co.uk

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  68. Ooooh, could I enter for the single ring please? It looks gorgeous. xx
    We Shop Therefore We Are

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  69. Awesome giveaway - could I be entered for the very voucher please? Twitter: @eilidhpie xxo

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  70. What a great giveaway. I'd be happy to win any of those lovely prizes. sarahdisbury2@blueyonder.co.uk xx

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  71. Tweeted here
    https://twitter.com/#!/flofoxes/status/139148844490432513

    Love the Jewellery ..but happy for any ... thanks for the chance to win :-)
    FLo
    @flofoxes
    flourishingfoxes at gmail dot com

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  72. i would love to be entered for any of the prizes..i'm easy to please and all of the prizes are mogtastic! :) i can be contacted on twitter @dinoprincesschr or i'm sure you can find my email address knocking about.. :)

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  73. i also tweeted including a reference to kicking in the face - be proud! :)

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  74. Ooh please enter me! I'd love to win any of the prizes :) x

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  75. Some really great prizes, I'd be happy to win any! :) xo
    katie_moody@hotmail.co.uk

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  76. Ohhh I am super crossing my fingers for prizes 1, 2 and 3!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  77. Fantastic prizes, I'd already looked at the jewellery after you mentioned it recently and it's gorgeous! I'm up for all the prizes, contact me on danni_king@msn.com

    x

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  78. Also mentioned on twitter (@dannithegirl)

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  79. Alex, I freaking love you. You do know the way to my heart is with pretty things and reading material!

    Please count me in for all four (yes I'm cheeky) and I'm about to Tweet too. You can get me on chloe.martinbrown@gmail.com

    Did I mention that I love you?!

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  80. Happy with any of them! Jessminx101 on twitter

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  81. I would dearly love to receive any of those fabulous prizes except fo the boots. My calves, those boots-its never going to happen.My e-mail is bettybeevintage@yahoo.co.uk twitter bettybee_towers
    Will tweet this as its such a fab competition
    Thanks lady
    Betty
    xx

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  82. What gorgeous prizes - I would like to win any of them thank you.
    sharon_peters123@hotmail.co.uk

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  83. This is an amazing giveaway- I would be happy to win any of the prizes. My e-mail is betty_balls@hotmail.co.uk

    Thankyou so much for writing your blog

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  84. Awesome giveaway! I'd like to enter for 1, 2 & 3 please (got more than enough books!), thanks!

    foofandfaff@hotmail.co.uk

    :)

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  85. Amazing giveaway :D I love them all! Could I be popped in the hat for all of them please?!

    miss_pondie@hotmail.co.uk

    I'm about to tweet too :)

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  86. EEP these are such amazing prizes! I like the look of either 1 or 2! ;) My twitter is @frillsnspills and my email is frills.spills@gmail.com :)

    Maria xxx

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  87. Wow Alex - fab prizes! I'd love to be entered for any of them: head-in-the-clouds@hotmail.co.uk

    Don't blame you for not repeating the 12 Days Giveaway, must have been hard work! xxx

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  88. Great giveaway! And well done on 400 followers - wow! Can I be popped in the hat for the Very voucher or the Persephone book voucher please?

    My twitter ID is @beartoothpaste

    Thanks!

    Jen x

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  89. Amazing giveaway! All such good prizes I can't decide on just one :)

    siobhan_101@hotmail.com

    Shibby

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  90. Also just tweeted! (@beartoothpaste)

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  91. Oh wowsers! I would adore the very voucher, would come in handy I think.

    the-raivoloution@live.co.uk

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  92. Hi Alex! I would wrap my fingers around a single personalized Silver Banner Mercurios Ring:)
    Email: elizabethquah@gmail.com
    Twitter@BethQuahSooJing

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  93. Tweeted by @BethQuahSooJing
    URL: https://twitter.com/BethQuahSooJing/status/140066302449565696

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  94. Thankyou for running this comp- I dont mind the prize- anything would be nice
    Email: prinsazz@hotmail.co.uk
    Thankyou again

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  95. Either the ring or the book token; I love jewellery and words, and this have piqued my covetousness, so. Thanks for taking the time to run this sort of thing, us that like to take a chance on our luck appreciate it!

    E-mail: smiley_face157@hotmail.co.uk.

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  96. Hey sweetie, please enter me - i would love to win any of the wonderful prizes.

    @Feeneyfoofoo in twitter

    Good luck everyone !!!

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  97. I have also popped this on twitter.

    @feeneyfoofoo

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  98. Ooh la la! wonderful prizes! I'd love the ring, or the book token... (avid reader!) but all 4 prizes are special!

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  99. (and I tweeted too) http://twitter.com/#!/BelleduBrighton/status/140769453506965504

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  100. Oh my word Alex, what an utterly FAB giveaway! I can't believe I nearly missed out on it - curse me & my erratic blogging ways :/ But anyway, I am just in time to enter, so yay!

    I actually gasped out loud when I saw the first prize. Those rings are STUNNING. I have loved them since you posted about them before, so would definitely like to be entered for that one please. In fact, can I be entered for the first three prizes please? I do like reading, but I'm not really a classics kinda gal, so I don't feel like I'd make the most of the book voucher - someone else would appreciate it more than me.. So yeah, the first three please :)

    My email is: dlw1210(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk - thanks ever so much!

    Ooh & by the way, HUGE congratulations on the reams of followers! That's amazing. Your blog has grown so much since I first started following you - so proud :) Well deserved!

    Oh, & another by the way(!), as absolutely EPIC as your 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways were last year - totally don't blame you for not repeating it! Must've taken a HUGE amount of effort & work..

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  101. I love all the prizes - what a lovely idea! I'm new to blogging, more of a reader than a writer, but I will keep at it and hopefully one day I'll be able to do one of these too!

    lauraemily31@gmail.com
    love-after-it-rains.blogspot.com

    Thank you!

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  102. Hey Alex! I would like to win either 1, 2 or 4. I too love Persephone books. My email is Mrs.bossa at yahoo dot co dot uk. Have retweeted for you, my lovely x

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  103. Wow wow wow :) I'd like the Very voucher if I win please, and shall go tweet about this now :) I'm @LovelyLollyB xxx

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  104. Way behind on entering this giveaway but knew there was something I kept meaning to do! Better late than never.
    Could you enter me for the Boots and Books

    abailey_89@hotmail.com

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  105. Lovely giveaway Alex!

    Please enter me for prizes 1 & 2 :)

    ladybugsays@hotmail.com

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  106. Wow wow wow! What a wonderful giveaway!

    Could I be cheeky and ask to be entered for all four presents? I love the rings so much, but would be happy with any sort of unexpected prize!

    commutershrink@gmail.com

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  107. I've also tweeted about the giveaway

    commutershrink@gmail.com

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  108. Jaysus,I'm IN please!
    What a BONZA bonanza!
    Silly tart I am,time got away!
    I love all and any of the 4!!!
    helgavontrollop@yahoo.co.nz

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  109. Oooh I would love any of these prizes :)
    Enter me please
    sciencegeekchic@hotmail.co.uk
    xx

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  110. I have also tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/ScienceGeekChic/status/140933349442195456
    xx

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  111. Eeep! I would love one of those rings incredibly muchly! charismagick@hotmail.co.uk

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  112. & I have tweeted it :) (@charismagick)

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  113. I'd love any one of the fab four prizes please :) you can reach me via twitter @MrsMcGregor23

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  114. I'd love to win the Nature Shop prize. You can reach me on Twitter @HazelxJoy
    It took me ages to scroll to the bottom of all these comments on my iPhone hehe!

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  115. And I scrolled all over again to say I've also tweeted :-)

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  116. WOW! What a fab give-away! I am just intime to enter :)

    i would love all the gifts hee hee, that would make my whole Xmas :)

    gfc: tinkerbelldani

    daniellejordanterry@hotmail.com

    xox

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  117. What an amazing giveaway!
    I'd ike to win the ring, it's so purdy.
    hannahmay93@googlemail.com

    xx

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  118. great website

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  119. great website

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