Manchester Lifestyle Blogger's Xmas Giveaway: Winners Revealed!

Manchester Lifestyle Blogger's Xmas Giveaway: Winners Revealed!

Oh gosh… with all the Xmas Festivities, I have been very remiss and not managed to post te winners of the XMAS DAY DRAW following the Advent Opening throughout December…

I’m sure you’ve been so busy with your own parties etc. that you’ve probably not noticed… but for those who’ve been kept ‘in suspense’ for a few days longer than expected… oops… and I’m REALLY Sorry!!!

Well after much feasting and partying, I’ve finally managed to put the little video together in which, my fabulous granddaughter and future ‘vlogger’ in the making, reveals the 3 lucky winners following her ‘draw’ on Xmas Day…

Take a peek at the VLOG to see if you’re one of the 3 lucky winners and if you are, can you email me your address and I’ll get the 8 fabulous presents posted to you as soon as possible… You’re in for a treat!

Winners – Please email me your address to:

To those who didn’t win… I’m sorry and better luck next year! Don’t be too disappointed as I’ll be offering some more ‘giveaways’ throughout 2017!

To the 3 LUCKY WINNERS – Yee Haa… What a great way to end 2016! I’m actually pretty envious myself as I’ve had to ‘handle’ the fab prizes and now ‘prize’ them out of my hands..

I’ll give you a clue…

One winner is from the UK

One winner is from Australia

One winner is from Spain…. and has a ‘love/hate’ relationship with his cats!

Now watch the VLOG and all will be properly revealed….





  1. December 30, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Congratulations to the winners!! Wendy your grand daughters are gorgeous!

    • December 30, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Thanks Sumith.. sorry your ‘wrinkles’ will have to stay for a bit longer.. haha! I need some ‘vlogging’ lessons from my granddaughters that’s for sure! Have a lovely New Year and may your dreams for 2017 come true my friend! x

  2. December 30, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Lol, great video and your grand daughter is definitely a natural in front of the camera! Congratulations to the winners and have a wonderful New Year! xx

    • December 30, 2016 / 9:14 am

      Haha – thanks Samantha! I definitely need to take some lessons from our little ‘Georgie Girl’.. no ‘ermmss’ from her! Here’s hoping our dreams for 2017 come true.. give me a clue – what Crystal should I choose to wish that one on? xx

      • December 30, 2016 / 9:19 am

        Clear quartz is very good for amplifying intentions…I shall have to have a look actually to see if I can come up with a crystal for new beginnings…xx

        • December 30, 2016 / 9:20 am

          Ohh fab! Clear Quartz is on my list to purchase before the New Year and let me know if you come up with another one for ‘new beginnings’ as that’s definitely for me for 2017! VERY much appreciated xxx

  3. December 30, 2016 / 8:31 am

    OMG Wendy, what an awesome video. I feel as though I’ve finally “met you” and your little Georgie is so gorgeous. Watching you and hearing you was a gift in itself but imagine my surprise when I heard my name! 😊 I’ve been off the radar for the last few days, I’m beachside camping (in a truly beautiful spot) but the wifi has been patchy and intermittent. Thought I’d better check in today and what a surprise. Thank you so much, I’m just so excited and what a special way to end/start a new year. I love our friendship so much, with or without the gifts. Our connecting this year has been the biggest gift of all. Thanks again and look forward to ‘chatting’ properly when I’m back home. Big hugs to you xo ❀️😊

    • December 30, 2016 / 8:42 am

      Haha Miriam… I debated whether to post this as when I listened back it’s full of ‘erms’ and that ‘Mancunian Accent’… but then I thought ‘hey ho – I can’t change it so I just went with it’ – I can definitely ‘learn’ from Georgie though as she just ‘flows naturally’ – she loves making videos and wants her own VLOG.. I plan to do more VLOG’s in 2017 – it’s one of my goals! You’re right and I truly feel it.. meeting you has definitely been a ‘gift’ and a true connection that was meant to happen..
      Wow – you lucky lady.. ‘beachside camping’ – sounds wonderful and I look forward to seeing your photos soon… I absolutely loved seeing the photo’s on your post about pathways… they were spectacular – particularly the ‘arch of trees’ – I always think the trees reach out to each other touching branches… The internet has given us the ability to stretch out and ‘touch fingertips’ over the ocean for which I’m thankful! Enjoy the rest of your summer break and I’ll have the kettle on ready for that ‘brew and a chinwag’ for your return! Big hugs xx

      • December 30, 2016 / 8:50 am

        Hey you over there (smiling) I LOVE your accent. Maybe I should do a vlog too do you can hear my dinky di Aussie one’ haha.
        Thank you again for your kind comments about my pathways post, it was one truly from the heart and I love the way you described the photo of the branches ‘stretching out and touching fingertips”, so awesome.
        Can’t wait for that kettle to go on and that chat but for now I have to go back to my camper and start thinking about dinner, which means no wifi for a bit. But I’ll be in touch when I’m home (unless I can sneak back on again later on!)
        Big hugs xo😊❀️

        • December 30, 2016 / 8:59 am

          Yes Miriam.. go for it – I’d love to hear those ‘dulcet Aussie tones’!!
          Pathways touched a spot in my heart – a beautiful post!
          Never mind ‘sneaking onto wifi later’… get on with ‘enjoying the moment!’ ENJOY a lovely dinner and evening with loved ones.. xxx

          • December 31, 2016 / 5:31 am

            Oh I definitely did enjoy it all Wendy, the dinner, the sunset, the walks along the beach… sigh, I want to be back there already! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re well. Talk soon. xo

          • December 31, 2016 / 7:30 am

            Wonderful! I’m so glad.. I’m visualising that ‘sunset’ as the sunrise starts here on the last day of 2016…. Ready to prepare for new beginnings! x

          • December 31, 2016 / 8:01 am

            Love it! I’m ready too. New beginnings … bring it on. xo ❀️xo

          • December 31, 2016 / 8:04 am

            Absolutely! xx

      • December 30, 2016 / 8:51 am

        I’ll send it via the mail message you sent me, thanks Wendy. xo

        • December 30, 2016 / 8:59 am

          perfect xx

    • January 1, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      ps Miriam.. When you get a minute, email me your address so I can send off your Xmas Win presents.. (personal email as the blog email gets too clogged up and I could miss it!).. Much appreciated xx

      • January 1, 2017 / 10:32 pm

        No worries Wendy. I did send you an email to your blog address but I’ll send another one to your personal one. Thanks again xo

        • January 1, 2017 / 11:31 pm

          Thanks Miriam.. I missed the one to my blog – sorry! and I’ve received the 2nd one so will sort posting tomorrow.. xx

          • January 2, 2017 / 12:06 am

            Thanks again Wendy. No worries at all xo 😊

  4. December 29, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Your little Georgie is such a natural! I would never be this comfortable in front of a camera… Very cute too!

    • December 29, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks Joelle… I know – she teaches me a thing or two that’s for sure! I think it’s because they grow up nowadays being filmed – she loves it too and wants her own VLOG.. I’m sorry you weren’t lucky in the draw this time Joelle.. I do wish you much happiness for 2017 though! x

  5. December 29, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Wendy, Wendy, Wendy ! What the heck am I going to do with elastic-miser … elastic-visor … I give up ! If you know something that I don’t know and you really must send it to me my address is at the bottom of my sidebar. Goodness knows what I will do with it !
    I just love your video and Georgie was brilliant, wasn’t she ?
    I do hope that you and your family will have a wonderful New Year. Ralph xox <3

    • December 29, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      Hahaha – Ralphy Ralphy Ralphy… hilarious… You never know… you could be ‘wrinkle free’, ‘glowing’ and ‘ready for love’ with a fresh new ‘exterior’!!! It won’t be ‘lords a leaping’ it will be the ‘ladies leaping’ instead!! There are 8 beauty gifts but whatever you do with them… Don’t feed them to the cats!!.. Hey who knows … the cat’s may not recognise you with your new look! Let me know if you fancy a ‘new look’ … alternatively you could give it away as a present to a lucky lady… or if not I’ll ‘re-draw’! I did chuckle to myself when your name popped out of the box though.. haha! Georgie is a ‘natural’ and can definitely teach me a thing or two.. yep she’s definitely top in my view! (not that I’m biased or anything….) Hope you had a great time over Xmas Ralph.. Just let me know whether you’re up for that ‘makeover’ or not… of course I will expect some before and after pictures!!! xxx

      • December 29, 2016 / 2:21 pm

        Love your reply dear Wendy. So funny. I was going to suggest in my comment that you give it to somebody else, but didn’t want to give you more work or confuse you. As you have just suggested a re-draw, maybe that is the answer. Please thank Georgie for picking me and maybe the next time a prize for me would be a weekend skiing in Timbuktu. πŸ˜‰ Big hug. Ralph <3

        • December 29, 2016 / 9:03 pm

          Ahhh – thanks Ralph that’s very much appreciated! I will pass on your thanks to Georgie and we’ll put a skiing weekend on our Vision Board for you for next time… Timbuktu though…? Big Hug returned with a little Angel Blessing from Georgie’s little Angel…. xx

          • December 30, 2016 / 12:44 am

            Thank you Wendy and Georgie.
            Oh yes, Timbuktu is probably one of the hottest places on earth, in the middle of the Sahara desert. Great place for skiing. lol. <3

          • December 30, 2016 / 12:48 am

            Perfect for Skiing – indeed I can’t think of anywhere better… I didn’t see you as a ‘snow surfer’ but yep – I can see you as a ‘sand surfer’ in the dessert! xx

          • December 30, 2016 / 1:03 am

            lol. Sand surfing in the apple crumble could be rather messy. haha <3

          • December 30, 2016 / 1:09 am

            Oh I love you Ralphy.. you never fail to make me smile! xx

        • December 29, 2016 / 9:06 pm

          ps.. was it the ‘before and after photo’s’ that put you off the makeover! haha xx

          • December 30, 2016 / 12:49 am

            ps .. haha !

          • December 30, 2016 / 12:49 am

            xx hehe!

          • December 30, 2016 / 12:49 am

            Ooops. Of course. I would hate to be sued by the product manufacturer for looking worse AFTER using their product πŸ˜‰ <3

          • December 30, 2016 / 12:58 am

            Haha – now I’m relieved Ralph as I wondered if you may sue me if they failed to ‘transform’.. not that you need any ‘wrinkle cream’ of course!! I was also worried that the cat’s may ‘sue me’ too when you grew longer hair than they’ve got! hehe xx

  6. December 29, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Fabulous, and your granddaughter is gorgeous.

    • December 29, 2016 / 10:27 am

      Thanks Barbara.. I can’t deny it.. I’m so lucky to have 2 gorgeous little girls in my life! I’m sorry you weren’t lucky this time though… better luck next year! I hope you’ve had a lovely Xmas though and I hope your dreams for 2017 come true! xx

  7. December 29, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Your granddaughter is tooooo sweet… hope you have a good xmas and wish u a good. new year.

    Oh i missed my name.. until u clarified at the end. Was writing and listening. So sweet Georgie

    Love bella

    • December 29, 2016 / 10:24 am

      I know – how adorable they are… Congratulations Bella… I’ll just need to have your address to send the parcel and you’re in for a ‘treat’! Much love Wendy xx

        • December 29, 2016 / 10:55 am

          Thanks Bella.. I’ll get your parcel posted out today.. Enjoy and if you think there are any worth purchasing let me know! xx

  8. December 29, 2016 / 5:13 am

    WENDY this is so awesome! Love this idea & the video is completely precious and heart-warming. Thanks for your generosity and the fun of it all. Many blessings to you and your grand-daughters. Love, Debbie ps – congrats to the winners!!!! So great

    • December 29, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thanks so much Debbie… I’m so sorry you weren’t one of the winners this time.. I hope you’ve had a lovely Xmas and I hope your dreams for 2017 really do come true! I’m delighted you enjoyed our little Brilliance Within Team video… Much love to you too! xx

  9. December 29, 2016 / 3:46 am

    Congratulations to the winners!!!
    Wendy, your granddaughter is a natural!
    Have a great new year with love and happiness.
    Kisses β€οΈπŸ˜½πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰β„οΈ

    • December 29, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thanks so much for your great spirit! I’m really sorry you weren’t one of the lucky winners this time.. keep in touch though as I’ll be running some more ‘giveaways’ throughout the year and maybe ..better luck next time!.. I hope your dreams for 2017 come true.. much love Wendyxx

  10. December 29, 2016 / 3:11 am

    It is so nice watching you Wendy πŸ™‚

    • December 29, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Ahh – thanks Arlene.. I’m sorry you didn’t win this time.. better luck next time maybe! I hope your dreams for 2017 come true and am delighted you enjoyed our little Brilliance Within Team Video.. xx

      • December 29, 2016 / 12:31 pm

        That’s okay Wendy, I just enjoy reading your posts… Happy New Year!

        • December 29, 2016 / 1:48 pm

          That’s lovely Arlene and thank you so much!! May your dreams come true xx

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