Friday, April 11, 2014

My Birthday Giveaway

In recent years every time my birthday rolls around I'm more excited than ever. As you know I work as a nurse.A lot of my job is helping people get well and out the door to live their lives, but part of my job is helping people deal with death. I find that every time I comfort a family who have just watched their loved one breathe their last breath, I am faced with my own mortality and how much each day is a blessing. I choose to celebrate my birthday as a great day to be blessed with another year. I use it as a day to look around at my family and friends and be thankful that I get to share my life with them.

{Whoa...Google knows its my birthday!}

With that in mind I decided it was a good reason to gather my favourite long time friends and have a fancy dinner out at a swankie restaurant.  I have known each of these ladies for over ten years. We've laughed together and cried together. They've cooked me dinners when I have had a newborn and have always had a listening ear and are just a fab bunch of gals. I tried really hard to get them act more lady like at our fine dining experience but you can't take the Northland out of them.
We had a great pre-birthday night out with loads of laughs and the most delicious food in Whangarei at A'Deco with Top NZ Chef Brenton Low. Super Yum!
That's us "posh fake laughing"

{My dessert}
And since its my birthday...I've decided to do a giveaway...just because...

So these are a few of my favourite things at the moment.

  • Loving the coffee from  Northland roasting company “Max Coffee”. Roasted in Kerikeri. Gets me going in the mornings.
  • Still loving the Fudge farm! Today I have for you their delicious Russian Fudge sauce and some of their Bailey’s Fudge...
  • I'm currently enjoying the Joyce Meyer book “the Confident Mom” as an ibook which only hit the shelves this year. As usual she is super relatable and it is a great read.
  • And you must check out my friend Emily’s website for her range of handmade Goats milk soap. This stuff lathers so nicely with a range of smells. She also has products for people with sensitive skin. Today I'm giving you a Goats milk Soap with Ginger & Lemongrass Essential Oils. 

The Nitty Gritty!

All you need to do is be a follower of my blog and fill in this sentence in the comment section below to be in to win....that's all!


Make sure I can Email you if you win. Competition closes in a week....on Good Friday 18th April 2014.

"May the odds be ever in your favour"...ha ha couldn't resist! Good luck! NZ and Australian bloggers only sorry.


Widge said...


Widge said...

Pretty please (silly phone wouldn't let me add that after I'd scrolled)

Sima J said...

And yay for awesome birthday dinners - that place is SUPER fabulous :-)

Stephen said...

PICK MEEEEEEeeeeeEeeee!! :P

Amy @ onacraftyadventure said...


Devour the words said...

Happy birthday..
It was mine recently, and although I received two gifts for my birthday I didn't open a pressie at all on my birthday. I got to the end of the day and actually felt sad.. then I felt childish.. the sad again. Yup I know.. what a baby.

SO.. I hope you got to open a pressie on your special day and that your day was full of people who love you.

As for the sentence


PaisleyJade said...

Loved your pre birthday night and love your take on celebrating life and those around you! Happy birthday!

P. S. Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Meghan Maloney Photography said...

Pick meeeeeeeeeeeee! Do I have to have the right number of E's, I didn't count them! What a super cool giveaway from a super cool chick. Glad you had such a fun night out celebrating xx

Bron said...

Happy happy birthday to you.

Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Xxxx

Leonie said...

Happy Birthday, Birthday week buddy!!!

please. I REALLY want that book!!! (and the soap ;))

Leonie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope its been super special xx

Clare Hubbard said...


I will be back in NZ for good at the end of July ;)

Kaizen Fashion Project said...

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Marie Turner said...

Happy Birthday to a fellow nurse!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday!!! :)



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