Friday, 4 December 2015

A Happy Christmas Giveaway...



A Happy Christmas Giveaway



From Jaffareadstoo







25394438
Harper Collins
October 2015


This is a lovely hardback edition

UK only


Answer this question to enter



Have you ever collected anything and if so, tell us all about it...?



Leave your name and contact details so we know where to find you if you win !!




Answer in the comments below




Giveaway ends 12 December 2015 at 12 midday


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Do keep checking the blog as there'll be other Happy Christmas Giveaways.....

Jaffa is busy wrapping !!









**Winner is Babs**


Thanks to everyone who entered - sorry you couldn't all win !





40 comments:

  1. Yes I have definitely collected things over the years - Stickers, Rubbers, Keyrings, Stamps, Beanie Babies and nowadays I justify my large quantities of DVDs and Books as a collection, especially with the amount unwatched or unread! - @gilbster1000

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    1. Hi Rachel - I was once a collector of Beanie Babies and spent a small fortune on the purple bear that was released shortly after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. I think my collection are sitting in a box in the loft now !!

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    2. noooo!!! Get them out!!! I always wanted the diana one and never got it

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    3. Ha Ha...Marie - I wonder if the Diana one has gone up in value ?

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  2. Lots of things when I was younger, not so much now. Rubbers, keyrings, magnets from different places i'd been, dolls from around the world. sadly don't have any of them more. @sarahhardy681

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    1. Hi Sarah - Yes, magnets with funny sayings on them was once something I seem to collect, including lots of cat ones that people have given to me...

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    2. Oooh rubbers I forgot about them, I collected them too and cigarette lighters, novelty ones. I actually have no idea what happened to all of them.

      Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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    3. I never collected rubbers but remember buying a new one at the start of every year at school...

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  3. Oh I was THE collector when I was a child. I hoarded so many things. I used to collect pictures of Charlie's Angels (the original lot with Farrah Fawcett-Majors!). My friend Caroline and I were obsessed with them and would go around the village, knocking on doors and asking people for their old newspapers and magazines so that we could cut out all of the picture - our parents were not impressed! I also collected anything to do with owls for years and years, but the owls soon took over the house and I got rid of most of them!

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    1. Hi Anne - I love owls too, and have just crocheted a parliament of owls for my craft fayre tomorrow !!

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  4. Well books, obviously. I used to collect cat ornaments but when I got to 500 in the downstairs loo and they took me about two hours to dust I stopped so I only have about 50 on display around the house now! @Lindahill50Hill. Thanks for the opportunity to enter x

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    1. Hi Linda - I have a small collection of cat ornaments too but nothing as impressive as 500 - wow !!

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  5. Yes! It used to be penguins, sheep (don't ask) book marks, DVD's, books & teddies :) I'm still asucker for any lonely looking bear x @DrewComps

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    1. Hi Ali - my daughter collects sheep ! I must try kitting one. Teddy bears are another weakness of mine, along with pandas !!

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  6. we collected mugs and had them all hanging in the lounge! Over 150 of them. they are all packed away since we decorated the room. I now collect knitting patterns!

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    1. Hi Margaret - I'll know who to ask if I'm ever stuck for a knitting pattern !

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  7. Yes I'm definitely collector of books. I have no clue how many I have on my tbr lol. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi and welcome dramioneforever. Nice to see you here..yes, I agree better not to count how many books we all have ...LOL

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  8. Brilliant thanks so much for this opportunity. Good luck all.

    I collected keys and later coins as a kid. Now it is books :P

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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    1. Lainy - Keys and coins - that's an interesting collection.

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  9. Definitely collect books, but I also collect elephants! I have ornamental elephants, cuddly elephants, elephants you can heat in the microwave, elephant pictures on the wall ... even elephant bookends!

    Dani
    (@PentopaperBlog)

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    1. Hi Dani - I love elephants too but only have a couple of wooden ones that my auntie gave me years ago.

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  10. In recent years I've become a book collector but many years ago I used to collect hand bells. I had over 200 of them - brass, china, wooden, anything bell shaped! When I moved I didn't have room to display them all so most ended up in boxes in the loft. I've since given them away to charity shops having kept a few special ones. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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    1. What an interesting item to collect Karen, I can't recall seeing many hand bells. It must have taken you ages to collect so many - glad you kept some special ones.

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  11. Lovely giveaway!
    Apart from books you mean.....I used to collect postcards, I have several scrapbooks full of them that I can't seem to part with ;)

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    1. Yes, Lindsay, I think we all collect books ..lol x
      I like looking at old postcards of local scenes.

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  12. Oh this book is at the very top of my Christmas list, to win it would be a dream! Since I was little I've collected dolphins of various shapes and sizes. Necklaces, toys, stickers, everything. For some reason I've always just been drawn to them! Xx

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    1. Hi Rosie. Lovely dolphins - they are fun to collect, aren't they?

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  13. When I was young I collected stamps and still have a few albums in the loft. Now I seem to collect books!!

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    1. Another book collector !! I was never very enthusiastic about stamps but did have a few isolated collections !

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  14. When i was a teenager i used to collect Erasers - no idea why - kept them in a tin for ages and eventually sold them on ebay for £50. In my 20's i used to collect the small ornatmental mannequin dolls with various dresses - cost a lot at the time but soon lost there value. Now i just collect books - for me and Oliver!"!! Fingers and toes crossed xxx

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    1. Yes, I think we all collect books ! Strange what once appealed when you were younger now doesn't ! Priorities change, I guess !

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  15. I used to collect stray and unwanted animals and then find new forever homes for them, now I just collect books by the hundred especially about animals and since my beloved husband died last year I now just have one very spoilt cat, Milo.Would love to win this book.

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  16. When I was a child it was rubbers and keyrings. I had hundreds of them! Now of course, it's books!

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    1. I think we're all guilty of collecting Books Babs !

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  17. A bit macabre but as a child on holiday, visiting family every summer in Scotland, I used to collect bones, sheep's skulls, horns, jawbones, bird eggs as well as old relics from ruins and had a little mini-museum display in my bedroom lol. Maybe that's why I read so many thriller/mystery/horror stories now!

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  18. I collect bookmarks and pens :) thanks for great giveaway, think I'm too late for this one though.

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    1. Sorry Kat - I have another Christmas Giveaway running :)

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.