21 Jan 2013

Brass Monkeying + Alessi Giveaway!




London has been so cold and with this bout of persistent snow, it's been hard for me to keep warm! In my defence, I was born on the equator where our weather is much much kinder than here and despite the fact that I have been here for AGES, I can't get used to bitter winters!



Also, this is the month in which I lost my mother many many years ago (when I was 10). Strangely, I still cannot escape the lingering pain neither can I reconcile myself with the hole she left in my heart. January is indeed a month of cold hands and cold hearts for me. Grief is something we can never really shake off it's just about learning to live with it in a positive way. 



I've been keeping my feet from slipping with my trusty Hunters. They are great in the snow so long as they are accompanied with a pair a of tights and a couple of pairs of socks to keep the cold from nipping at my toes!



Keep warm.

\\  GIVEAWAY TIME! Let's spread some cheer!




I have a got a gorgeous couple of Alessi fridge magnets to give away to one lucky winner. 



Meet Anna G + Sandro M. You may know them as iconic playful corkscrews from the Alessi design house, but now they are available in miniature do adorn your fridges with with their cuteness.

\\How to enter:


* You MUST be a follower of this blog.

* Please leave a comment in the box below.

* Open to international entries.

Giveaway closes on Monday 28th January at 10pm UK time.

Winner will be chosen at random using a random 
number generator

20 comments:

  1. You really don't need an enticing giveaway for me to visit your blog daily :-) Lovely magnets & pictures of snowy London!

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  2. Oh Y. Sending you a virtual shoulder pat. x

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  3. dear as follower your beautiful words and photo you share always cheer me up. Thanks you & for what you have mentation about Grief is something we can never really shake off it's just about learning to live with it in a positive way, just wanted to say I truly am understand you on that and feel the same way xx

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  4. Yeah, neither do I like snow and cold weather. :( I love sea, ocean, sun, blue sky, flip-flops. January is one of those strange months I am not fond of. Anyway, whishing you a lot of cups of warm tea/hot chocolate/warm drinks/anything warm...:) Sandra

    P.S. I am not participating in your giveaway.

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  5. it's not just you, i can't get warm either. my circulation is terrible, i have a bit of a condition though we haven't managed to get to the bottom of it yet. dr's app next week. that's sad, you were so young when she left you. you must be a really strong person, i do know how it feels. not the same but my dad did one when my mum was pregnant with me and i still wonder what a difference another parent could have made. neither good or bad, just curious.

    could i enter please, they're acesters!

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  6. Oh, I am definitely entering (I love anything miniature!) - seems like a lot of places this year have been hit with snow! Calgary certainly seems to have more of it than usual :P

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  7. FIRST ENTRY YES!!! WIN FOR SAKURA!!!
    Hahaha you have a nack for finding awesome things!
    You live a very Zakka life!
    I think these are super adorable~! Every house needs some, well i think mine does.

    Yeah even though where i am living we dont get snow the winters here are terrible cause the cold goes right to the bone and the rain never seems to end in winter. But in a way as its summer now i totally miss winter cause i love cuddling up on the couch working on a blog post while sipping my coffee and watching the rain outside!

    Again love your posts, love your blog, love you!
    xox Sakura

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  8. So cute!

    solarride.rivernik[at]gmail.com

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  9. Dear Yasumi, your words are so moving. I'm sure it is not easy to share this story and feel the pain of this lost. I give you a big hug, which I hope will make you feel just a bit warmer. Take care, Caterina

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  10. Dear Yasumi, your words are so moving. I'm sure it is not easy to share this story and feel the pain of this lost. I give you a big hug, which I hope will make you feel just a bit warmer. Take care, Caterina

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  11. I can't get use to the bitter cold weather and the snow that causes so much trouble!

    *hugs* I'm always here whenever you want a chat or an adventure :) xxx <3

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  12. I don't think I'll ever get used to cold weather, even though I've always lived in a place that has cold winters. I just don't like being cold, I think I was born in the wrong place, haha. I have a warm soul, haha! I hope it gets warmer for all of us soon :)) xx

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  13. From someone who was born and lived in a tropical country, I still find the cold, snow etc very refreshing. I could have lots of hot hocilate and tea! Having said that I get a cold easily in this weather ^^;

    Very sorry about your loss at a tender age...I felt a bit sad reading your words. But memories never go away so cherish them.
    Spring is round the corner....
    XO
    Agnes (for some reason I couldn't post in Name URL option)

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  14. So cute! I'm in))
    redalepou(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. You can get extra toasty with fur lined inner soles for wellies :)
    I'd love to enter your giveaway please!

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  16. I love your blog and always a silent reader but the miniatures are too cool to pass! :) like your shiny fings at your shop!

    Thank you for always sharing all these cool stuffs! :)

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  17. Did that work? Am I entered? If not, I would very much like to be entered into this please xx

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