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Friday, 30 January 2015

On Post Happiness

(Side note: before I begin I'd just like to apologise for the radio silence around these parts over the past couple of weeks. As always, life has gotten in the way a little bit and I decided I'd rather have a few big breaks and write when I really have my heart in it, than have me madly tapping away at the keyboard to try and get something out in the midst of deadlines and spending time with loved ones.)

A few weeks before Christmas (I'm sorry, but how does that already feel so long ago?! It's mad how fast time's going!), I was lucky enough to win the lovely Lauren's giveaway for The Jolly Journal. The Jolly Journal is a book compiled of a number of bloggers' recipes and suggestions for a wonderful Christmas, especially aimed at young people who may be hosting their first Christmas in the next few years. As this could be me in not all that long really and there is honestly nothing better than bloggers' advice and recipes, I was over the moon to find out I'd won a copy.

Receiving a parcel in the post always puts a smile on my face -  receiving something personal that's not a bank statement telling me how skint I am is always something to be happy about! Lauren packaged everything beautifully and it felt a bit like Christmas again opening this parcel and finding wrapped up presents inside.

I have been truly spoiled with all the goodies I've been given! I've had a good flick through The Jolly Journal and have found a number of recipes that I'm sure I'll be trying out all year round, and some which sound absolutely perfect in the run up to Christmas. Also, where would a girl be without some Soap & Glory body butter and some Taylors of Harrogate flavoured tea?! 

I want to say a huge thank you to Lauren for putting together such a lovely package for me, it's so thoughtful of you and put a whopping great smile on my face! I know it's slightly early to be thinking about Christmas, but I would definitely recommend this as a present for next year for young people or even for yourself if you're interested in some new and loved recipes. What a fab treat to get me through the January blues!

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