Thursday, 30 November 2017

Twelve days of chocolate (giveaway c/d 12 December 2017)

Chocolate, books and tea are my favourite prizes! In the last couple of weeks I have been buying chocolate bars for my now annual 12 days of chocolate giveaway.

First of all, let me wish all my blog readers a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!
December is the most anticipated month for many compers, as it brings an avalanche of daily prizes.

As a self-confessed chocoholic, I do love chocolate gifts, and my seasonal giveaway reflects my love of chocolate. I give you Twelve days of Chocmas.

Every day I will offer you a chocolate gift and a little something too, edible or decorative.
For 12 days I will be revealing a part of an overall prize, and each day there will be a new question.

As stipulated in the T&Cs below, the number of winners will depend on how many questions the first randomly selected winner will answer. If they answered all 12 questions, they get the whole lot. If they choose to answer less questions, they'll get less prizes, and the remaining part of the prize will go to the next randomly selected winner.

Day 1 (1 December): Last Sunday Eddie and I went to the cinema to see Paddington 2. We both loved it. Very entertaining family film. To celebrate the release of the film, I bought this cute Christmas tree decoration in M&S - a golden Paddington bear.
The chocolate bar of the day is Thomas & Grace Starburst Peppermint chocolate (rich dark chocolate with peppermint oil, decorated with a stunning metallic starburst pattern). Now I haven't tried it yet (you can buy it in Lakeland for £3.99) but it surely looks festive and pretty.


Day 1 question :
Do you usually take part in daily advent competitions? Did you win anything last year?

(I was lucky to win a wonderful Filippo Berio hamper and a jewellery set on Instagram, plus two lovely Christmas books for children on Twitter. )

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Day 2 (2 December): Christmas is not Christmas without a little bit of festive marzipan. I usually buy a selection of marzipan fruit at the market.
Niederegger Marzipan in dark chocolate and Ritter Sport Marzipan are very seasonal treats.


Day 2 question :
What Christmas gift do you most anticipate giving to someone this year? (Or what Christmas gift that you've given in the past was most memorable to you?)

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Day 3: I first discovered Godiva, when we lived in New Haven, CT long time ago. There was a Godiva shop on the campus, and I could spend a fortune there.
I was delighted to see a range of Godiva introduced recently in Sainsbury's.
Here is a Godiva Salted Caramel chocolate bar and a soft velvet purse for jewellery or some trinket.


Day 3 Question (December 3): What is your favourite Christmas treat?

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Day 4 (4 December): Green & Black's is another chocolate brand I'm partial to. On Day 4 I'm adding a Green & Black's Velvet Edition Dark Chocolate Orange & Almond to my prize stash, plus a No.7 nail polish (Bronze).


Day 4 Question: Do you have Christmas family traditions (or did you have any special traditions as a child)?

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Day 5 (5 December): my boys, big and small, all love white chocolate, so I had to add at least one white chocolate bar to the stash - Lindt Lindor white is creamy and smooth. There are also Christmas stickers which could come handy, when decorating a wrapped gift or making a seasonal card.


Question 5: Christmas jumpers - do you love or loathe them? (Will you be buying one this year? )

Ahem, I couldn't resist buying a Christmas jumper in Debenhams, you might have seen it, it's white, with two cats, one wearing a crown, another one has reindeer antlers. Cheesy but cute.

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Day 6 (December 6): 
This Winter edition Cadbury Dairy Milk is my elder son's favourite. He would happily eat it all in one go. There's also a packet of Bart Wine Mulling Spice for the hot festive tipple.


Day 6 question: What is your favourite Christmas film?

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Day 7 (December 7): If you enjoy dark chocolate, you will be happy with this Waitrose 1 Single Origin Dominican Republic Dark Chocolate - it's 90% cocoa. For festive baking there is a bag of Candy cane sprinkles.


Day 7 question: Tell me your favourite Christmas cracker joke (good or bad)!

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Day 8 (December 8): We're already on day 8, and today's choice of chocolate is Ritter Sport Honey Salt Almonds + a set of 12 gift tags.


Day 8 Question: What do you typically have for breakfast on Christmas morning?

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Day 9 (9 December): It's just over two weeks until Christmas, and though I bought most presents, I still need to get a few for family and friends.
Today's chocolate is Milka Yoghurt + a little spoon rest with a red cardinal.


Day 9 Question: Have you finished your Christmas gifts' shopping or leave it until later? (Or are you super organised and had everything bought and wrapped back in January?)

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Day 10 (December 10):
Galaxy Cookie Crumble is for those who love both cookies and chocolate. My Melting Moment star shaped chocolate made me think of the Nativities my children took part in.
Eddie was a cow in the nursery, a dancing diamond last year, a narrator with one line and something else so memorable that I cannot recollect what it was.
Do you remember that episode from Love Actually, where Emma Thomson's character's daughter announces that she will be a second lobster in the Nativity play? Always makes me smile.


Day 10 Question: If you've ever taken part in a school Nativity play, what was your memorable part? Were you a Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, one of the shepherds, wise men or a more random character?

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Day 11 (11 December): Have you had any snow in your parts of the country? My younger son was ecstatic that he could finally have a snowball fight in the garden.
Here is a cute felt Gingerbread lady decoration. + a delicious Godiva masterpieces Hazelnut Oyster Belgian Milk chocolate.


Day 11 Question:
How cold is it today where you live? Did you get any snow?

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Day 12 (December 12): Green & Black's Velvet edition dark chocolate (70%) and a Waitrose Christmas cracker with chocolate.


Question 12: Actually not a question, just wish a merry Christmas to a poster above you!

T&Cs:
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.

Please leave your name or Twitter name in the comment if you login as Anon, or I will never know who commented.

There will be one or more winners, who will receive all the goodies appearing during the twelve days of the giveaway. If the first winner has replied to all twelve questions, they will receive the whole lot.
If the first winner answered less questions, they will receive the prizes from those days only.
The remaining prizes will be allocated to the next winner(s).
I hope I don't have to send twelve different packages though.

The more questions you answer, the bigger your prize will be.
Only one entry per person is allowed.

If you missed a day, you will have a chance to catch up on any other day until the end of the giveaway, as long as it comes in a SEPARATE comment.

Please note, if you answer 12 questions in one comment, it will count as 1 entry.

Once the winner is selected randomly, I will count their replies.
I will contact the winner, who will have 7 days to reply with their address details. Due to the nature of the prize which I hope to dispatch in good time before Christmas, the time limit to get back to me is shorter than usual.
All the prizes are provided by me, and are in no way sponsored by any brand.
This is my way of saying Thank you to my blog readers.

I will be posting the package(s) at my own cost.
If the winner's away when the parcel arrives and is not able to rearrange the redelivery, and if by some chance it is returned to me, please do not expect me to cover the cost of the postage again.
If that happens, the prize will be taken to the local food bank (foods) and charity shops (non-perishables).

I will send the packet by Royal Mail, tracked and to be signed for.

The giveaway will end on the 12th of December at midnight.

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First of all, many thanks to each and every one of you for taking part and making it a fun event. I have read every comment. Those of you who wondered that they have commented and then couldn't see their comment, it's because of the amount of comments - 670 in total, you just needed to click on "more comments" to see them all. They were all published, none were removed.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

I wish I could give out chocolate to everyone, but there can be only one winner.
And the winner, selected randomly, is...

JODIE "WHOOPS_A_DAISY"

Jodie, big well done! I have tweeted to you. Hope you and yours will enjoy all the chocolate and the other goodies.

Merry Christmas to all lovely people who took part in the competition!

670 comments:

  1. Yes, I do usually take part in daily advent competitions. I won a few bits last year including an Amazon Fire TV Stick with UKTV Play '24 Plays of Christmas'.

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  2. Yes I do some. Don't win very often though x

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  3. Yes, but I will be doing less this year as our new puppy arrives here on Sunday and will need lots of my attention!

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  4. Yes I do a few daily advent competitions, I won a book last year.

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  5. I do some and had a very lucky year last year with lots of prizes including a beautiful leather purse and three bottles of perfume
    Jane

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  6. Yes I have done, last year won some perfume, the year before nothing at all!

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  7. Yes I do. I won a few prizes last year. It's great fun!

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  8. I find them over welming so just do what I can

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  9. I have done a few but never won anything

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  10. This is my first year having a go at daily advent competitions, so hoping for some luck!

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  11. I've entered for the last 3 years and I won a couple of bits last year but generally they haven't been lucky for me. Determined that Advent Season 2017 will be different!

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  12. I won some leggings for my little girl

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  13. I do a few advents but i usually like to enter for books and groceries/treats in the food line. Haven't had much luck in the past but there's always a first time. Love your Paddington Bear though

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  14. Yes I do but I didn't win anything last year.

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  15. I enter a few last year I won a single tea bag haha- it had a cheesy poem about spending time by myslef in the crazy season

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  16. Jodie (@Whoops_A_Daisy)1 December 2017 at 14:34

    Yes, I entered a few last year, but didn't win anything. Fingers crossed for this year (not literally....takes too long to enter the advents like that!) ;-)

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  17. I ususally enter a few, last year I was really lucky enough to win a £250 voucher. @majorminus1

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  18. Day 1 - i won a £20 voucher last year, trying to do better this year!

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  19. I entered lots last year but unfortunately I didn't win any...hope to do better this year.

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  20. i enter all the time. i won several .. which i gace as christmas presents :)

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  21. I entered last year and won some books for the little ones

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  22. Yes, each and every day with a selection of prizes but not as good as the year before when I won £1000 with my first entry! @KevoonieKevin

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  23. I do enter some daily competitions but last year I just had one win of some Scratchcards but have had some nice wins in past years. Thanking for running a comp. Ann Smith

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  24. This is first year doing them new york comping

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  25. Yes I do and last year I was lucky enough to win a hamper of Christmas treats and a scooter for my son.

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  26. Yes, I won a Molton Brown cracker last year. @AnnaLaird7 (twitter)

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  27. Yes I do some, last year I won a big box of lovely vegetables

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  28. I do take part last year was my first time on advents but I don't think I won anything

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  29. I have started to enter this year so not sure on my chances of wining

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  30. Yes. i entered for the first time last year and didnt win anything

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  31. I try and enter as many advents as I can. Think I only won the night garden calendar last year so hoping for better luck this year

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  32. Yes. I won a few things last year.

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  33. Yes I do and I luckily won a few things last year! Xxx

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  34. Looks amazing! I've only recently started comping so I've never entered advent competitions before... very exciting!

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  35. Smeg Fridge 2 years ago and last year an electronics temperature bundle

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  36. yes i have entered the advent comps. Won a few lovely pieces of jewellery last year x

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  37. I once gave my mum a spa weekend for Christmas. It was memorable to me because she was so happy as it something she's always wanted to do.

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  38. What Christmas gift do you most anticipate giving to someone this year?

    A talking hamster toy to my other half. He asked for one but I said it was meant for Kids, so no I wouldn't get one but I have secretly bought him one.

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  39. What Christmas gift do you most anticipate giving to someone this year? I'm giving my parents a weekend away in a lovely country hotel - they both deserve a break away from babysitting duties (they have 12 young grandchildren!)

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  40. Day 1 question :
    Do you usually take part in daily advent competitions? Did you win anything last year?

    I always have great plans to enter loads then never have time. I didn't win anything at all in the advent competitions last year - must try harder this year !

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  41. Day 2 question:
    What Christmas gift do you most anticipate giving to someone this year? (Or what Christmas gift that you've given in the past was most memorable to you?)

    Pierre is absolutely obsessed with slime so I'm looking forward to giving him a DIY slime making kit - partly because I know he'll love it and also because he'll stop wasting toothpaste/washing up liquid/ shaving foam and asking to buy cleopatre glue and borax - aaaggghhh !! My fave gift from the past is a photo cushion and calendar that I made fr my sister, with all the pics of her meeting her idols at meet & greets - very well received :)

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  42. I usually enter lots of advent competitions, last year I won lots of cheese, the year before I won a hamper, champagne & more cheese, lovely! @susiemcd1

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  43. I've got a cd as a surprise for my hubby, he knows everything else so I hope this is a good surprise!

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  44. day 2 - i've won my mum a gin hamper which i know she will love

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  45. Day 2 - I've bought Young Driver lesson vouchers for my 5 and 8 year old granddaughters, they would both dearly love a chance to drive and I know they will be thrilled when they find out they're going to have that opportunity.

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  46. Day 2 - I can't wait to give my little boy his main present which is a toy car park with cars. He is going to love it!

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  47. day 2 .... ive just booked my mum in for a pampering session at her local spa x

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  48. I'll be giving my son Pokemon goodies and for my daughter, it'll be Paw Patrol playsets!

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  49. A camcorder for son. He's youtube mad and wants to make own videos

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  50. Day 2 I'm giving my husband a set of travel guides ready for our 2018 holiday. @AnnaLaird7 (twitter)

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  51. Looking forward to giving my baby charlie his in the night garden ball

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  52. Yes, I do enjoy entering the advents when I have time. Last year I won some trainers.

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  53. Day 2: I’ve brought my husband a Bluetooth speaker which I think is going to be a really nice surprise for him.

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  54. Jodie (@Whoops_A_Daisy)2 December 2017 at 15:53

    My mum and I finally went on a trip that fulfilled a lifetime dream for her. The following Christmas I made her a 100 page Photobook containing hundreds of photos I had taken to document the experience. She had no idea I was creating it, so it was a complete surprise and she absolutely loved it.

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  55. Day 1 - I did loads of advent comps last year and won absolutely nothing! Hoping for more luck this year.

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  56. Day 2 - I'm giving my mum a cheese making kit this year and can't wait to see if it will be a hit or not.

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  57. Day 2 I think the gift I enjoy giving the most is the new toy that my children wish for, I love seeing their faces when the thing they have dreamed about is received

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  58. Day 2 - I’m really looking forward to giving my daughter her very first bike xxx

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  59. Day 1 - Yes I do, I love advent comps, last year I won a sat nav & a telly!

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  60. Day 2. I can't wait for my daughter to open her slime making kit, she's obsessed! :)

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  61. Day 1- Yes I do a few advent Competitions as many as work allows! I've won a skincare set and a waterstones voucher last year which was lovely!

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  62. Day 2- I am loking forward to my sister-in-law opening her gifts! She is expecting her first baby due in February and I've bought the cutest baby gifts!

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  63. Day 1 - I do enter advents but unfortunately I didn't win anything last year

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  64. Day 2 - I'm looking forward to my nephews opening their presents, I got them some cool toys! :)

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  65. Day2. I'm looking forward to giving my parents a gift experience for Christmas. It's for a hotel stay x

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  66. I am most looking forward to giving my daughter her presents as she has asked and asked so her face is going to be a picture when she realises she got them

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  67. I am looking forward to having some family time

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  68. I love entering advent competitions and have won some small prizes such as chocolates, candles and dvds which is brilliant.

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  69. I got married this year and I am going to get my husband something he has always wanted which odd I know is a Guinness Toucan bust!

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  70. I cant wait to give my daughter the lego set she wants. Its quite an expensive one so she thinks she doesnt have a chance of getting it. Cant eait to see her face

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  71. Last year I won a few bits, a travel system and a Samsung Galaxy tablet

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  72. Day 3 - I'm quite partial to a mince pie or two.

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  73. My favourite Christmas treat is a Terry's chocolate orange!

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  74. Day 3 - warm toasted macadamia nuts - perfect with a glass of champagne before Christmas dinner.

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  75. Day 3 -Favourite treat is Chocolate Finger Biscuits as I only ever buy them at Christmas and bliss with a cup of tea

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  76. Day 3 - My favourite Christmas treat has to be Ferrero Rocher

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  77. Day 1 - I haven't in a few years and am surprised at just how many there are now! I did win a few things a few years back, hopefully more this year!!

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  78. Day 2 - My daughter desperately wants some Heelys (which I'm not a fan of!). However I found a cheap pair that had been worn once so I bought her them. She will be very surprised and hopefully very pleased!

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  79. Day 3 - Gosh hard to choose! I think probably some really nice cheeses which we don't normally buy.

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  80. Getting to eat lots of chocolate!

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  81. Day 1: no I don't really do advents

    @Lifeappears on twitter

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  82. Day 2: I am giving my friend a decorated house because she has no time, so it will be a surprise for me

    @lifeappears on twitter

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  83. Day 3: my favourite Christmas treat is marzipan, yum!

    @Lifeappears on twitter

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  84. Day 1 - I did enter advent competitions last year but I don't remember winning anything.

    @bloomingfox

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  85. Day 2 - My youngest son is desperate for a basketball net, and it's currently in the shed, I can't wait for him to see it!

    @bloomingfox

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  86. Day 3 - Every year we have a toffee pavlova, for some reason we never have one the rest of the year but I always look forward to it at Christmas.

    @bloomingfox

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  87. Day 3 - i love chocolate as a treat at Christmas

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  88. DAY 1 - I always take part in the daily advent competitions and this so many of them, last year i won a hamper, some alcohol and some toys.

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  89. Day 2 - My best friend has wanted a pandora bracelet for year so ive got her one for this year, i hope she likes it.

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  90. Day 3 - I love Mulled Wine and tend to eat alot of lindt at christmas too.

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  91. Day 1- I do a few in an ad hoc manner - do not win much but have won a couple of little things

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  92. Day 2 - the most memorable was when I surprised my dad with His Book - he always wanted to have a book printed so I edited all the mini-stories he sent me over the years and had his book published

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  93. Day 3 - A nice cognac that I share with Father Christmas is my Christmas Treat

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  94. Day 1 I did some last year, didn't win though :P

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  95. Day 1: Yes, I have done the daily advents the last few years, but unfortunately, either I didn't win much last year or i have forgotten what I won! ;) @jhgillies

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  96. Day 2: I have been fortunate enough to be able to get everyone in my family some really great gifts this year as it's my first christmas at home in three years! (Working abroad the last 3 years) so I cannot wait to see everyones faces opening presents this year!

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  97. Day2: our most memorable Christmas present was the year we surprised the kids with a ski trip for Christmas. It was the best Christmas ever. @jhgillies

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  98. Day 3: My favourite christmas treat is opening my advent calender - chocolate everyday plus getting more excited each day I can't think of a better way to treat yourself!

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  99. Day3: my favourite Christmas treat is gingerbread cookies. @jhgillies

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  100. Day 3 - My favourite christmas treat is trifle, never eat it the rest of the year!

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  101. @farawayskies yes. its a tradition

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  102. I've been lucky to win vouchers and panto tickets in the past 2 years during advents.

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  103. I love receiving handmade presents from my children.

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  104. Day 3 - my favourite Christmas treat is stollen - yum!

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  105. Day 3 my favourite xmas treat is my chocolate advent calendar

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  106. bakwell sponge topped mince pies

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  107. Day 3 - My favourite Christmas treat is Ferrero Rocher. I know they're available all year round but I've only ever had them at Christmas time.

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  108. Christmas pudding with vanilla ice cream

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  109. Day 1. I didnt do many advent comps last year. But i won a colouring book.

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  110. Day 3. Homemade mincepies with baileys cream. Lush

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  111. Eating some of those choccies after our Christmas dinner with the family.

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  112. Day 1 - Yes, this is the third year I have taken part but last year I only did the first few days and won a calendar

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  113. Day 2 - The most memorable gift was a welder I bought for my husband several years ago. It was huge and I had to find it for over a week, it was too heavy to take upstairs so I had to hide it under the stairs

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  114. Day 3 - My favourite Christmas treat is Bailey's (or a cheaper version of it) in my coffee

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  115. Day 1 - Yes I take part, last year I won an Elizabeth Arden Make up collection and I gifted to my Mum for mothers day, she loved it!

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  116. Dates for me love them but only at Christmas

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  117. Day 2 - This year I have saved all year to get my partner a new phone, he doesn't do contracts so usually has a dated phone and its about time he joins the rest of the world with a real smartphone! Cant wait to watch him open it, he really isn't expecting it!

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  118. Day 3 - For me, it feels like Christmas not just when the tree & decs are up but when I sit down on my own to wrap all the gifts, and I've treated myself to a bottle of baileys (that i have in a bucket of ice) and I sip away slowly while I wrap.....that's my Christmas treat!

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  119. Day 3 - a traditional mince pie

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  120. Day 1 - Yes, I take part and used to do really well. Last couple of years have been poor though with just an individual Christmas pud and a week of lunchtime sandwiches from a local cafe last year

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  121. Day 2 - I've got my son one of the big Lego Batman sets. I can't wait to see his reaction

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  122. Day 1- I remember to do them each year but never follow every day (this year will deffo try) @kyylock Twitter

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  123. Day 2- new boyfriend whom is amazing. Don't think I've had a partner on Christmas. I can't wait to give him his present.

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  124. Day 3 - Yule log. With hot custard. Yum

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  125. Day 3 - My favourite treat is something I've only ever found in Spain. It's chocolate covered marzipan filled with liqueur soaked cherries

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  126. Jodie (@Whoops_A_Daisy)3 December 2017 at 15:26

    Mine is Yule Log!

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  127. My favourite treat is a luxury box of chocolates such as Hotel Chocolat ones.

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  128. Day 3 - My favourite Xmas treat is a box of Cherry liqueurs - oh I adore them.

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  129. My favourite Christmas treat is a box of whisky liqueurs

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  130. Day 3 - a traditional mince pie

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  131. Day 3 My favourite Christmas treat is yule log. @AnnaLaird7 (twitter)

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  132. day 1 - i have done advents for a few years, think i won an amazon voucher last year x

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  133. i'm very excited at the build your own mini engine i have got for hubby, he wanted one for ages x

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  134. My favourite Christmas treat has to be Ferrero Rocher

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  135. Day 1 - Yes I do take part but not won anything as of yet...

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  136. Day 2 - A laptop to my daughter :)

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  137. Day 3 - Chocolate, chocolate & even more chocolate! hahaha

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  139. My favourite Christmas treat is a bubble bath, cava and chocolate on Christmas Eve. Bliss @kacky11

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  140. day 3 - a bottle of baileys, just ordered the luxe to try :)

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  141. Day 1 yes I do enter advent comps but didn't win anything last year. Not lucky enough I guess @kacky11

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  142. Day one - yes I do. I didn't win last year though

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  143. Day 2 got a lovely gift for the parents but not telling what it is!

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  144. Day 3, difficult to chose. Possibly christmas cake but only if its got lots of cherries

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  145. Marzipan! I find it hard to actually get it on the cake unless I buy some for myself too. Wrapped in dark chocolate - very nice but optional! :)

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  146. my favourite christmas treat is christmas cake x

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  147. Day 1 - I usually take part in daily advent competitions but unfortunately I didn't win anything last year.

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  148. Day 2 - I always make fudge and personalised photo calendar

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  149. Yes I do some! - Leanne W @leabana1

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  150. Day 3 - my favourite christmas treat is candy canes

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  151. Day 3. A love a chocolate orange x

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  152. Day 3 - my favourite Christmas treat is a snowball with a cherry in it!

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  153. Day 1, yes I was lucky enough to win a surround system a few years ago, and a hamper of teddies amongst several other prizes last year

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  154. day 2, I love to get personalised gifts to make them extra special

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  155. Chocolates and alcohol in front of the TV

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  156. My favourite Christmas treat is quality street. Always buy a Christmas tin!

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  157. Day 1 - Yes I do - last year I won a kindle, a cat hamper, a dog toy, some benefit make up, a turkey, a giant stuffed penguin and some other bits :) but I enter comps regularly as 1. it allows me to treat my family and friends and 2. it gives me a chance to find out about and try new products that I wouldnt normally know about

    Day 2 - I love giving the gifts for my niece and nephew as they are only 4 and 7 and they get so excited. This year I am really excited t give y mum her present - I got her an Elaine Page cd set - she had all er stuff on tape but we had a leak and everything got destroyed so I gt her a new cd player but she doesnt have many cds yet (she is clueless about tech so no point getting her an mp3 player)

    3. I love heroes and celebrations we only ever have them at christmas :)

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  158. Day 1 question :
    Do you usually take part in daily advent competitions? Did you win anything last year?
    Yes, not as much a I used to as busy with my Grandmother.

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  159. My favourite Christmas treat has got to be mulled wine mmm �� day 3

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  160. Day 2 question :
    What Christmas gift do you most anticipate giving to someone this year? (Or what Christmas gift that you've given in the past was most memorable to you?)
    I anticipate a bean to coffee machine to be gifted to my husband, he does so much for me, I really wanted to get him one and finally have enough cash saved to do so.

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  161. Day 3 My favourite Christmas treat is Mince Pies

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  162. Day 3 Question What is your favourite Christmas treat?
    I think, homemade sauasage rolls with chorizo. I eat far too may, but it's Christmas!!

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  163. Day 1 - I tried last year but all I won was a constellation prize of a lip balm. Hoping for better luck this year!

    Day 2 - I few years ago I made my mum an A3 scrapbook full of pictures of her friends and family. I got everyone to write her a letter. It took me weeks to do but she cried her eyes out.

    Day 3 - my favourite christmas treat apart from chocolate of course is christmas cake! I really love christmas cake

    Xx

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  164. DAY 1: I do enter them occasionally. Nothing yet but live in hope.

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  165. DAY 3: Chocolate mince pies...yum!

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  166. I do a few, but work everyday and have 2 kids so depends on time! Didn't win anything on the few I did last year unfortunately!

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  167. Day 2, I find chocolates and wine are an easy gift to give to lots of people whether it be friends or family who you don't know what to buy for.

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  168. Day 4 - We usually open one small gift on Christmas Eve as well as leave milk and cookies for Santa.

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  169. Day 4 We leave a couple of carrots for the reindeer and cookies for Santa on the fire place.

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  170. Day 4: we'd have crossants for breakfast the Xmas dinner around 2-3 then we'd do our secret santa. After that the evening is full of cold meat, cheese boards wine & hours of fun with a Dec of cards betting with 1&2pence!! Now I'm bedridden Christmas is just a normal day if not harder to get through...

    @chloedancer_3

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  171. Do you have Christmas family traditions (or did you have any special traditions as a child)? Yes, we always let each member of the family stir the Christmas cake mixture, and wile they do, they shut their eyes and make a wish for the year ahead...

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  172. Day 3 - My favourite christmas treat is Terry's chocolate orange - I know I could eat them at any time of year but I always save it for xmas so it seems extra special ! :)

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  173. Day 4 - depending on whether we're in France or the UK, Christmas totally changes. In France, on the 24th, we all sit down for pre-dinner drinks, the kids get sent upstairs to look out of the winner for Father Christmas, the parents put all the presents under the tree then ring the doorbell, the kids come down and they say Santa was too busy to stay because he's got all the other houses to visit, then we open all the presents, before sitting down to a big meal that lasts well into the night - the 25th is another day of eating, with a big lunch that lasts for several hours.

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  174. Day 4 - used too as children. Wait until everyone was up to open presents. My dad took forever (probably on purpose). We got to open selection packs of cereal (which was kinda cool as kids being used to one cereal til it finished) we'd make my dad his cuppa in hope it would get him down quicker. Him brushing his teeth was the last thing he'd do before coming down. Then we'd race to the living room and devide presents. Omg memories. Always also had Ritz and cheese salad in the evening lol

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  175. Day 4 =
    Everyone in the family, young or old, gets a bag of chocolate coins and a satsuma on Christmas morning

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  176. Dad always got me & Mum a surprise which he wrapped so we could never tell what it was

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  177. Day 4. When I was younger we were allowed to open one small present on Christmas Eve & we always watched a Christmas movie and had some treats :)

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  178. Day 4. We don't really have any Christmas traditions. I suppose for the last few years it's been delivering the presents to family on Christmas Eve x

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  179. day 4 -opening up santa presents on my parents' bed (I'll have turned 27 by the time christmas comes around!)

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  180. Day 1: Yes. I won an iPhone 6S once!

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  181. Day 2: New camera for my daughter

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