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#208 One Year Blog Birthday Giveaway!

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Today Cocktails in Teacups turned one! One year ago today I sat down and decided I was going to start a blog. I wrote my first post which was basically an introduction, nothing special. I started this blog as a way of keeping part of me that was pre-mummy; as moving back to my hometown meant leaving behind my job and my friends which were the only thing that defined me. I could no longer lie in bed all morning and I didn’t have any disposable income. I couldn’t go out partying or even spend Sunday’s in the pub eating roast dinners and pretending to enjoy the football. I felt very lonely but I didn’t for one second think that starting this blog would give me such a great social life and help me make some wonderful friends. 
I just want to say thank you to all the people who have supported me through the worst year of my life, who have offered words of encouragement through all forms of social media and even some of you in person. I want to say thank you to everyone who I’ve met through blogging that have welcomed not just me, but my daughter into their life. I appreciate you all. I can’t believe I have over 300 followers on both my GFC and Bloglovin, I have nearly a thousand twitter followers and I daily receive comments and messages that can brighten even the darkest day, and in 2013 I’ve had my fair share! 
I enjoy blogging more than ever so my only wish for the next year is for Cocktails in Teacups to continue to grow and to keep opening doors for me. Most important I hope I continue to meet such fantastic people and visiting wonderful places. 
And of course, as promised back on my 150 followers giveaway, I give you another giveaway to celebrate my first blog birthday! I’ve put together a little package of bits and pieces to help you through the winter. It includes a book The Goddess Experience with a bookmark, a letter writing set (you know, for Father Christmas ha), a vanilla candle, cute wellie tissues, a face mask, three body butters by Nip+Fab, great for keeping that notorious weather worn dry skin at bay, owl socks, a little bar of chocolate and a sachet of hot chocolate! Perfect for an evening in. The giveaway will run for one month. Good luck!
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